Have you ever felt like if you weren’t careful, people would see smoke coming out of your ears for how hard your brain was working, trying to figure it all out – them, the situation, what to do next, what if anything were you feeling or thinking, yet your brain was on fire trying to figure it all out?
All the while you’re standing there, in your default smile, the smile of a refuge trying to not look suspicious, to blend in, to not draw attention to yourself, for instance?
The brain, thinking, critical thinking, discernment, evaluating, noticing, identifying, analyzing are all good things, all great uses of your natural capacities.
But this analyzing capacity is not your only intelligence; it is simply the only intelligence that gets grades and full conventional wisdom acknowledgement.
You have a host of other intelligences that are not socially acknowledged but that can be great assets in your decision making and navigating life in the physical world, aka your real life.
It is easier to hear them when the analyzer voice isn’t so loud you can’t hear the others.
Because this mode of thinking is the one that elevates you out of the fire and gets you a little elevation and distance from intense, emotional situations, and is the only one that gets the testing scores credit, and is the one that gets all the social points for being employed in obvious ways, it is common to live with, in and through an overdeveloped analyzer, or The Analyzer as I like to call it.
The Analyzer gets you out of the murky muck of emotions, all clogged with mixed messages and icky feelings.
You may try to employ the Analyzer to sort through, label and file all those murky feelings, but none of the Analyzer’s strategies will bring true understanding, relief, wisdom or heightened awareness to your body-mind, situation or life.
There is a way that we can use the Analyzer to simulate or mimic understanding, or awareness, but mimicry leads to more heart-ache, uncertainty and even insecurity.
Given enough emotional trauma and stimulation as a child, you may have over-relied on your Analyzer to be your savior, your be-all-and-end-all of everything.
It can be brilliant, genius even, at coming up with solutions in the moment, and the Analyzer is one of the hardest working muscles in your cache of superpowers.
But because of its stunning capacities at mimicry, you want to be aware of and validate the Analyzer’s fantastic abilities, but not hold on to them as if they are the only raft in a sea of mixed messages and misinformation that’s trying to kill you.
By the time I meet with people, they usually have been under their Analyzer’s control for some time, and usually it has used a very short leash.
The threat energy is palpable, and real.
However, the threat is not as real as the energy makes it out to be.
It can be, but it doesn’t have to be.
The Analyzer works 24/7 to keep you alive, in strategies it came up with through its genius in a moment of intense physical or psychic threat in a moment in time.
The alarm is still sounding, years or even decades later because the system is still waiting for the response, to know it has been heard so it could stand down, safely.
To hear the call in ways your system and body can understand means to be able to stop trying to push the pain or feelings or warning or memories away.
A common lie everyone carries around with them is that if you don’t resist the feelings, emotions, tears, anger, etc., you will be overtaken by them.
That’s not the way we’re build. Once you stop resisting, the energies can flow and like a rising tide, the flow will lift you up and to a new higher yet deeper awareness and understanding.
Resisting what you’ve judged as unpleasant or unnecessary keeps it stuck to you.
Validating what is – not letting it take over you nor pushing it away but just letting it be As Is – removes the hooks that kept it and you stuck to each other.
At the beginning, all this going from resistance to flow can be experienced like being a rusty hinge, or being stuck, or feeling convinced that if you start to change, you will die, or be killing off relationships that you don’t want to.
That’s why so many begin with having a healing session. Feel the difference first, get some relief, then learn how to do the same for yourself.
You’ll need new information to do this, but you can start off with the cribb note version – Do It Different.
If you always said yes, start saying no. Where you’ve always said no, start saying yet.
In every way and every day, start showing up difference, and notice what coincidences and unexpected things start to happen for you.
Or as you hear these days – Do all you can with what you have from where you are. That’s how we change the world.
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