The Monster from the Black Lagoon

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Good Evening, God!

Just the other day I was talking with my spiritual director about my Reptilian Brain . . . which I jokingly referred to as “The Monster from the Black Lagoon.” Almost immediately I “saw” an image of my Monster (looking a lot like this triceratops) being led out of the toxic black lagoon into a clear deep salt water pool. Hm.

I had always seen my reptilian brain (we ALL have them) as something to be kept pushed down into the depths . . . I hadn’t thought about what a toxic environment that was for her. In fact, I hadn’t ever thought about her as a creature deserving respect.

As she soaked in the clean salt water I realized that She was my Energy Source. I need her. And I need her healthy and connected to You, God. Gosh, I had isolated her. Kept her in solitary confinement. No wonder she was scary!

Now, as I am in the process of getting to know her I am humbled, God.

My prefrontal cortex thought she was all I needed . . . telling me to fear my Reptilian Brain. . . how arrogant . . . how foolish . . . how sad. You expect us to respect one another and to work together.

Hm. Right now my Reptilian Brain (I must ask her name) is saying go to bed . . . got to sleep. More on this later.

 

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