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Mastering Your Fight or Flight Instinct (And What It Has to Do with Meditation)

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou

Hello Spiritual Warriors! & welcome to another issue of The Source – where we transcend our illusions, elevate our strengths and work on mastering our emotions.

When we perceive a life- threatening situation, we react in the moment and choose one of two basic paths of survival: to fight or to run. This self-preservation destressifying mechanism is woven into every animal on the planet and has been for tens of thousands of years. There are no saber-toothed tigers out there; and unless we’re in a war zone, we rarely experience threats to our lives. But don’t tell that to your autonomic nervous system! The stressors of today may be different, but our bodies still react in the same way: blood flow to our organs decrease, hormone levels surge, blood sugar spikes, your blood gets thick and we perspire.

(Any of this remind you of the last time you got really angry at someone or a certain situation?)

But in every moment we have a choice. We are better than our instinct to lash out or withdraw. We are stronger than that! We are more capable and blessed than we give ourselves credit for – and when we surrender to fear it is because we don’t trust. We don’t trust in the divine…we don’t trust our choices…and we don’t trust ourselves to make right decisions. There is a struggle within each of us where the worst possible scenario battles the best possible scenario for attention in a given moment.

But we must remind ourselves that we have a choice in each moment…that we can choose the best outcome or the most painful outcome. And whatever we end up choosing, will become the seed for the next moment, hour, or rest of our day – and ultimately the rest of our life!!!

DestressifyingCoverSpread_wAMZNThrough the daily practice where we use the tools of destressifying – meditating, choosing positivity, connecting with our true needs, mastering our emotions, communicating consciously, & living with purpose – we can align with our own innate pure, perfect, wholeness where we can make choices without the conditioned negativity of our past. We can make choices from an abundance mentality rather than a poverty consciousness. We can direct our thoughts to the land of pure potentiality instead of the place of limiting beliefs.

And so when we find ourselves questioning our judgment. When we hear the voice in our head telling us we are less than or not worthy, we need to know that the word TRUST can be re-configured into STRUT! And that’s how we step into our Power…by giving yourself permission to strut, to believe again, to open our heart to the possibility that whatever negativity you can dream up is not FEAR but is False. Evidence. Appearing. Real. and can easily be offset by a positive internal conversation.

Simply use the mantra, “When I let go of who I am, I become who I might be” and you will find yourself trusting more, dying to the past, and STEPPING into your power.

How about we try it just for the week. Send me an email at info@davidji.com with a fear you are working on right now and let’s see if we can replace it with your new vision, your new dream. A new you that is ready to STRUT and create your new world.


Peace. -davidji



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