Xisca Nicolas wrote:
Many people have become quite sensitive, so that they can detect danger earlier. Many people have also suffered from threat and violence from beings of their own species: Compared to animals, we do not suffer that much from other species. So we miss what they often do not: support from contact, which is precisely a big part of what our biology had developped in order to let the needed time to our ANS to recover after an acute episode of threat. Instead of time and understanding, we are often told to hurry up and not take time from others! How much contempt we have for sheep for example! But the main thing they do is to be physically close, because herd species rely on this more than other resources and abilities, to recover and be able to go on living.
Sensitivity has a lot to do with being alert and even hyper-vigilant, and it is energy taxing. It can seem strange to stay sensitive even during the moments of better safety, and actually it seems as if the system tells "us" "Why would I go down if I have to go up so soon again? I decide to stay up there, or go down very little, so that I will have less effort to do to go up again."
We really need to feel secure enough and to go down to a resting enough state. Being secure is not enough, we need to FEEL secure, in our body, in our biology. If we have lived too long in a relative lack of security, we can even have a less good immune system, because it was not alloted the right amount of energy. No enough was available. So you might result in a slower metabolism for saving energy reasons, or you might have issues with tiny aggressors like virus or fungi or food toxins etc.
Nina Jay wrote:Did I understand correctly that the sensitive people have a more active ANS (Automatic Nervous System)?
Nina Jay wrote:Do you think sensitive people have a certain (evolutionary?) role in human communities? Like for example the stallions in horse herds are more alert and sleep less so the mares can eat in peace without worrying so much about predators?
Or do you think it's just a result of traumas that some people are more sensitive than others?
Or both/ either?
De Young wrote:Hmmm, not sure system is the right word here, I don' t think that word even comes close to the innate awareness that exists-- system is more lile a term I can use to wrap my head around it --- just sayin...