Captain's Log, 10.14.17

What if hyperarousal and desensitization – the two polarities of trauma responses – correlate respectively to being overwhelmed by one’s intuitive gifts vs having to awaken one’s intuitive gifts?

Similarly, just as hyperarousal can ultimately lead to desensitization because the body can only sustain being hyperaroused for so long until it shuts down and numbs out of necessity, an overpowering of intuitive gifts can lead, it seems, to a shutting down of connection to spirit in that same vein of self-preservation.

Trauma has often been linked to intuition, and now that I’m typing this out, it seems like the comparisons I’m making are literally the same thing and it seems obvious to even state. But I don’t think I’ve seen it broken down exactly this way before and I suspect there’s more around it to unpack.

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