What are you fighting for?
Experience is the greatest teach there is and it is our experiences that mold and shape our fight or flight response depending on the situation we find ourselves in. The less experience we have the more apt we are to flee than face the fear and fight through it.
The unknown is the cornerstone for fear to build flight responses to different situations in life. Fear conquering builds the fight response.
It’s more complex than that when you take the variety of experiences there are to have in life and what can activate fear. In today’s age the idea of image or what other people are going to think is the single greatest motivator of the flight or fight response in our society in the United Sates so let’s use this as our example as we move forward.
My subconscious mind recalls every interaction I’ve ever had where I took the time to identify myself as an Empath, Telepath and a Medium. Up until recently most of these interactions led to the result of people not speaking to me anymore. Due to their lack of experience with people such as me and a lack of education, their fear of that unknown making itself known triggered fear and the flight response was chosen.
While they were in absolutely no danger they had encountered something unknown to them. We are programmed and have been for centuries that people such as myself have something wrong with them. In this country there was a time that someone such as me would have been treated as a witch and burned at the stake. Today they are more likely to attempt to call us mentally ill.
It’s not only the face to face interactions, it has also shown itself in my professional dealings as well. People will look at their image and what people will think if they are associated with me. The fear of having their image which is their career thus making it their livelihood is now perceived to be threatened by even being associated with me. The flight response has been chosen by many over the last couple years since I have been publicly out of the basement.
I use that term because a lot of people in the first year treated me as if I was a freak who should be locked up in the basement.
I have been given a lot of reasons to let fear choose the flight response any and every time I make mention of intuitive gifts and what they allow me to do.
What is the fight response in all of this?
In this area of life it is not so much of a fight as it is knowing that until more education in the form of experience is had by more people it will continue. In the second year I have found quite a few who are not only open and accepting, however I have been meeting more and more who do it too.
That takes fear and turns it into confidence based on experience. The Who put it best