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Fear Wrecks Our Immune Systems

Fear is hardwired into our systems to keep us safe. If a lion is coming for you, fear tells you to run and the body send blood etc to the hands and feet to help you run. To provide the body with everything it needs to help you escape, it shuts down the immune system to conserve energy etc.

There is the problem.  If your immune system is shut down so are other systems – for example, your body may not be able to absorb and use the food you are eating, therby depriving it of the nutrients needed to keep the body healthy.   Obviously, long term this will cause lots of health issues

In the situation of the lion – once the lion is gone your body should return to normal.  However, if you have to keep on the alert for the lion or other threats long-term, fear becomes your worst enemy and will eventually kill you under the disguise of heart attack, cancer, immune deficiency diseases, addictions, cholesterol and a thousand other medical conditions.

A  medical journal on the effects of chronic fear.

If you want to survive, you have to learn

  • to recognize when your body has been triggered into fear mode – sounds like you should easily notice this, yes?  Well, no, not if you are in the habit of being fearful.  You can live in fear and not be actively aware of it.
  • learn how to shut of the fear response.

If you think you don’t feel fear very much read my article ” Fear is our worst enemy ” and you will see that, even in a normal day, even without any crisis like COVID-19, fear is triggered in us 24/7 not just by media but by society, friends and family.

Shut off the fear response

I’m talking about fear here in a very simple way.  You will find lots of much more indepth, analytical ways of dealing with fear on the internet.

At a basic level, and to help the immune system, I am  interested in shutting off the fear response as soon as possible and to practice doing so, because opportunities for fear are all around,  We’ve just got used to them and we have grown accustomed to living with at least a degree of fear.

Tools to shut of fear in the moment

  • Laughter – you can’t find something funny and at the same time feel fear.  Find a funny movie, keep links to your fav comedian handy on your phone – remember the last thing you laughed at.  By the way, when was the last time you had a real REAL BELLY LAUGH?
  • YouTube saves my sanity!  I have a few people I tune into when I need to change my thoughts – it doesn’t really matter what they are talking about as long as it is not fear-based.
  • What are you thinking about?  Identify it in the moment.   You can’t fight the thought, BUT you CAN replace it.
  • MOVE – get up, change you position, make a cup of tea, admire something, go for a walk, run, do some housework, turn on some music.
  • When you MOVE, look around you – what do you have to feel grateful for?  Think about them, verbalise your gratefulness.
  • Meditation – I could NEVER meditate until I found Dr Joe Dispenza and I find his meditations so easy and powerful

You can’t fight the thought BUT you CAN replace it.  I do this simply by thinking “what a lovely sky!  How blue it is – hmm nice flowers, etc.  You could pull up a mental of some baby, child or family member you love and think about them.  Carry a photo or something  that you associate with a happy memory, in your pocket and reach for it when you need to change a thought.

Believe it or not you cannot think two thoughts at the same time.  AND thoughts are magnetic which means you have the first thought and then more thoughts similar to the first one rush at you one after the other.   This happens so quickly, easily and unconsciously that you can be “thinking” about a subject for several minutes before even becoming conscious of what you are thinking.

There is the key – BECOMING CONSCIOUS OF WHAT YOU ARE THINKING.  Or even better maintaining a level of consciousness that will not allow the train of thought to even begin, if it is one that does not serve you.

Thoughts rush through our heads – we are not thinking them, they are invisible and all around us, we are just picking them up like radio receiving sets.  A train of thought can be triggered by a smell, an object, touching something, music, a song, and obviously by seeing something

Sometimes when I catch myself having a rush of certain fearsome or fear-triggering thoughts, I stop and hold my hand up, like a traffic cop, (only if I am alone and not in public!) and wave the thoughts off the main highway (so to speak) down a blind alley.  It works.  Sometimes I imagine them like the ski lifts in Switzerland and as they come over my head I just wave them on saying “not now” and sometimes – sometimes I just look at them and say “fuck off!  Just fuck off and get the hell outta my head!” etc.

 My weapons against fearful thoughts

These are my personal favourites for thought distraction – might seem silly to you but they get me 🙂  You can make your own list.

What do Telomeres have to do with ageing?

Sometimes it’s enough for me to take an abstract concept someone tells me and believe it because it just resonates with me and sounds logical.  But now, I have time to do some more research into my beliefs and Bruce Lipton (biologist) is fast becoming a favourite.

My mom signed me up for the subjects in secondary school about which we had options.  She signed me up for Domestic Science (hated it) instead of Science (often wonder where I would be had she chosen differently) and for Latin instead of Commerce.  When she told my Dad he freaked – really wish he had called them up and changed the Science one!  But I quite liked Latin and think the maths in commerce would have driven me crazy as it did most of my friends who spent hours trying to do balance sheets in homework class.

I’ve just been through (put myself through) two stressful weeks – a bit scared of waking up dead, not just because of coronavirus but because of some health issues.  I’ve changed my diet, doing some exercise etc and actually, even though it’s only been a week or so, I appear to be losing belly fat (YEAH!!!)  I can’t say why EXACTLY because the diet change and exercise goes along with more serious efforts at meditation at least twice a day, a change of mindset and trying to develop a happier outlook in life.

So, yesterday up pops Bruce with the video below.  He talks about TELOMERES.   Only other person I ever heard talking about these is Dr. Joe Dispenze.  But Dr. Joe didn’t explain it like Dr. Bruce does 🙂

Anyway, I find this info very exciting because Telomeres have EVERYTHING to do with ageing – the slowing down or speeding up of ageing and the immune system .  Never mind the whacky bit at the beginning of the video.  Stick with it.  I love how he compares cell duplication and the telomeres position/function to a train running out of track etc.  It makes it easy to understand.

I also love the fact that Dr. Joe’s meditations (which I am doing) have been proved to lengthen TELOMERES!!!!!  Good News!  Maybe my meditations are lengthening MY telomeres.

What lengthens telomeres?  Being happy – loving life!  Who knew?

Kimberley, Nootsie, Michele & Grace – their stories

These testimonials were just what I needed yesterday!

Kimberly had a few diagnosed diseases and stuff going on the doctors couldn’t diagnose along with severe food allergies and stressful events.  She did Dr. Joe’s recommended practices and look at her now!  This, I found very inspiring.

Nootsie was born prematurely, and with little to no bowel function. At 28 years old, she survived rectum cancer, and then at age 52 she had “a complete metabolic breakdown” and experienced severe problems digesting food of any kind.  When Nootsie started Dr. Joe’s work, she began having important realizations about her childhood…and now had the tools–along with some helpful Beings–to heal.

I got something really important and helpful out of this about doing the breath work – so important, because I have got very lazy about it.

Michele was born with a genetic heart disease: Idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (IHSS). She also had a problem with her pancreas, and ended up having half of her pancreas surgically removed. After going through a heart attack, stroke, and many ER visits, Michele curtailed her life to the point where she mostly stayed home, to stay “safe.” She tried many treatments and therapies, without much success, but eventually found Dr. Joe’s teachings and meditations. Michele went all in with the Work, and she soon felt well enough to become more active and enjoy life again.

It really did me good to watch this video because I am on blood thinner, medication for very high bad cholesterol, varying blood pressure and not been feeling well the last few days.  If she can heal herself with Dr. Joe’s work then there is definitely hope for me!

Three years ago Grace was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and she had a tumor in her frontal lobe. She soon began having painful headaches and extreme light sensitivity, which led to a downward spiral in her quality of life. After a beautiful mystical experience the first time she tried a Dr. Joe meditation, she decided to pursue more information, experience…and eventually transformation.