Good Evening, God!
I remember how upset I was years ago when I first learned that we humans have a recycled brain. Right there at the core is The Reptilian Brain basically unchanged. Around that is the mammalian brain — and then the thin layer of our Human Brain. It’s Too Thin, God! I remember being really upset with You about that.
But, years later, when our daughter Sandy was expecting our First Grandchild, Ian, the Reptile morphed! She “appeared” in the form of a Grandma Dinosaur — down in the lower levels of my brain. She was Very Concerned about The EGG, The EGG!
I was pleased to discover and connect to her, God. It felt like we had a Female Bond that transcended species.
All of this makes me much more appreciative of my recycled Reptilian Brain. Of course, she can be fierce — like the little Tyrannosaurus Regina (female) on my synology backup disk.
But, Mothers have to have that Protective Quality! That’s how my Tutusaurus feels. As for me, God, having a more extended brain means that I have to decide — just HOW fierce — and WHEN we are really threatened.
Sigh, as I look at the News, it seems that T. Rex (or Regina) is active all over the World. People trying to protect their families or their Way of Life seem to call on T. Rex by reflex. The idea of Talking to our “enemies” — instead of trying to eliminate them — requires a higher level of thinking.
Gosh, God, I have a hard time doing it myself! I don’t come from a long line of Vikings for nothing! Respecting and integrating my Viking/Dinosaur selves with all the rest of me isn’t easy. But, it is an important and ongoing task, for me — and for our Species. Please help us!