In the land of Vikings and sea monsters being highly tuned into your environment is just called survival of the fittest. Have you ever considered what kind of stock you come from? If you are descended from Dog Beard and co. odds are that you could feel the vibrations of a moving sea monster above sea. If you couldn't you wouldn't likely have many descendants around today. The necessity of a having a highly tuned fight or flight system was of complete essence. But all this begs why in the heck are we talking about sea monsters and vikings?
While so much around us has evolved the human body hasn't evolved hardly at all. What this leads us to a body full of systems that are set to survive harsh environments. Those who couldn't feel the vibrations of the sea monsters quickly perished at sea. The response to use fear to attack, to flee, to fight meant survival. But what does it mean today? What happens when you feel the vibrations of the sea monsters? Living off of a full throttle parasympathetic nervous system (the one that helps fight sea monsters) is more than just a little distracting and it leaves us searching for sea monsters to fight.
A sea monster today can be anything that we have decided is out to get us- it's our programming if you have made it from hardy stock. Sometimes it's a sound outside the window. It's a distracting smell. It's a voice inside your head telling you that your pants are too tight. It's a look from someone across the way that you are convinced is about you. It's that nagging feeling you have that someone is going to be disappointed in you. All of those things used to be sea monsters and they were something to fight off.
Most of our fighting today has turned into freezing. Most of us as women were taught that it's not becoming or lady-like to fight. We've learned to freeze and fight within ourselves. We blame ourselves. But what if it's just a programming designed to fight sea monsters in a sea monster free zone.
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