The Value of a Safe Place
Over the next few videos, you will learn about how your mind works. As you learn about what I have to share you will be able to manage stress better. These tools have come from my years of working with people like you and learning from experts in the field of consciousness. Our Creator designed the human mind to work in wondrous ways.
David writes in Psalm 139:13-14 (NLT)
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
David affirms what I have witness in countless lives. Our Creator’s design leaves me awestruck. David writing under the inspiration of the Spirit of the Living God uses that which illustrates the Creator’s design. Imagery that comes from our Core identity provides space in our mind to experience the product of or the fruit of the Spirit of God.
Paul writes about this in Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT). Paul is another person who knew safety within his mind to experience life from his Core self. He was able to stand with courage in difficult settings and speak with confidence to a hostile audience. His ability to debate truth and win the day was evident by those his arguments brought to an understanding of who Jesus truly was and leave his opposition silenced in the face of truth.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, and self-control.
Rest and Digest
When you are under stress, your mind and body goes into a survival mode. The sympathetic nervous system begins to hunker down, getting ready for the conflict anticipated. This survival state is know as “fight or flight,” during which the heart rate increases, the blood flow carries energy to the muscles, breathing increases to give more oxygen to the muscles and he brain for quicker responses to whatever the perceived threat. The adrenal glands pump into the blood stream a hormone needed to push the body beyond what is the normal day to day functioning level, all for the sake of physical survival.
When the danger has passed, the parasympathetic nervous system takes over to calm things. this quieting state is known as “rest and digest.” Why? Under stress conditions, there is no time or place for the digestive system to be calm enough (REST) to process food (DIGEST)into energy. Therefore, once the stress has passed, the body can rest tired muscles and digest food to replenish the resources that the body needs.
Look up Bible verses that give you pictures or images of safety within your mind. Either memorize them or write them out on 3 x 5 cards and post them on your bathroom mirror, on your refrigerator, on your computer screen so that you can be reminded of the safety your Creator desires you to know is yours through Jesus Christ.
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