October 15, 2015 10:54 AM
I’m kind of surprised, but it looks like I’m heading out today (I just do what She tells me). I’m not sure of the route, only the general direction (southward), and thus I don’t know what my connectivity status will be like, so I’ll leave you with a few odds and ends and other things on my mind:
- I appologize for the last few abstract posts. The maps will serve as a sort of foundation for the book. Plus I needed a place to store them when referencing them from future posts.
- Michelle and I clarify (this wasn’t intentional) why the Soul is so crucial to spiritual development in our comments here. I’ll expand on this more in future posts.
- An interesting synchronicity with fellow nomad Randy can be found in my comments on his blog this morning. I could expand on this in his comments, but we’ll see how it plays out.
- All the photos I’ve done lately (since September 18, 2015) were shot on my iPhone and processed with Snapseed on my iPad (though Snapseed will work on an iPhone or Android phone). I do resize the images and add the borders in Photoshop but that’s because I’m too lazy to try to find a mobile app to do them.
- Here’s an email exchange I’m having with Tuti. I haven’t replied to this morning’s question (the Fight syndrome), but I suspect I’ll give examples from the Shooters and the Hunters (and maybe the Thief—which kind of sounds like my life is taken from an old Western movie):
I hadn’t seen your reply before. Thanks a lot you for taking your time to answer my question. I’ve read the links you sent me. They answered what I was asking about 2 of the the 3 limbic reactions; “freeze” (your reaction w/ the cop) and “flight” (your reaction driving). However, I’m still in doubt about the most difficult one: “fight”, that generates: anger, rage, bigotry, and so forth. This seems to be the biggest problem nowadays. It happens fast and sometimes is uncontrollable. We see all the time in the news, for example, drivers shooting each other, or “becoming physical” in a car rages, then (when the rush is over) sometimes they deeply regret what they had done. My question is about the “fight” limbic reaction. It can be triggered, as you know, by many and subtle circumstances, such as: a criticism, an offence, a mocking, a diminishing remark, a bad joke. Does it still affect someone who is awakened?
Thank you again,
On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 1:01 PM, Wayne Wirs wrote:
For the most part, the “limbic” reactions do disappear. While I experience physical adrenalin rushes (chemicals still flood the body), I don’t experience psychological fear. See this example http://mysticsjournal.com/at-deaths-door/ and this one http://waynewirs.com/2011/today-i-almost-died-a-lesson-on-the-primal-ego/.
Nor do I “automatically” kill insects that annoy me (but I will consciously kill those that are attacking me if they don’t take a hint). Non-attacking but annoying insects will be scooped up and tossed out of the van (as will attacking insects if possible, but mosquitos and gnats are notoriously persistent).
Hope this helps,
On Oct 9, 2015, at 4:18 PM, Tuti wrote:
As many nowadays, I’m also in the quest for awakening. My question for you is, once you reach it, what happens to your limbic reactions (fight, flight, freeze)? Would you panic if hanging in a cliff, or would you automatic try to kill a cockroach you fnd in your kitchen? Does these limbic (i.e. egoic) reactions disappear when you get enlightened?
Thank you and good luck with your new book
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