Updated: Mar 21, 2019
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Each time, for the past few weeks, as I look out of the window in the office I am confronted by an enormous billboard promoting a television program. This billboard, which happens to be four blocks south is so large that the advertisement can be read even without my glasses. Neither having seen, nor even heard anyone talk about this show I was struck by the program’s title: The Walking Dead. Some quick internet research informed me that this show, which happens to be the #1 most watched show on basic cable television, follows a group of survivalists after a “zombie apocalypse.” “In a zombie apocalypse, a widespread (usually global) rise of zombies hostile to human life engages in a general assault on civilization. Victims of zombies may become zombies themselves. This causes the outbreak to become an exponentially growing crisis: the spreading "zombie plague/virus" swamps normal military and law enforcement organizations, leading to the panicked collapse of civilian society until only isolated pockets of survivors remain, scavenging for food and supplies in a world reduced to a pre-industrial hostile wilderness.” Since this series in the horror genre you will never catch me watching it, however, it did get me wondering Are We Part of The Walking Dead?
From a EpiHealing ™ standpoint there are several points that stand out. First, in a worldwide crisis, where the collapse of civilization is imminent, if not already occurring, only the strong will survive. The rest of you will be bitten by zombies—infecting you and transforming yourself into a zombie; thereby having to have the frontal lobe of your brain destroyed.
According to zombie survivalists the frontal lobe (and it’s limited function in a zombie) is what allows the dead to walk. Actually, the frontal lobe of the brain is what is responsible for the ability to recognize future consequences resulting from current actions, to choose between good/bad and better/best actions, to override and suppress socially unacceptable responses, and to determine similarities and differences between things or events. It also plays a part in retaining long-term memories associated with emotions, overriding input from the limbic brain (the emotional/reactive part of the brain).
How many of us think of the consequences of our actions, thoughts or words?(Click to read When words Kill) Is it OK to react like a 3 year-old when we are grown adults? We must be accountable and responsible for every thought, word, action and focus of our attention because for every cause there is an effect immediately registered. We don’t always make the connection because we believe time and space exist linearly. Therefore, we are blind to how our life today was caused by the focused attention of yesteryear. Time and space actually exist like that crumpled sheet in the dryer. Two points look close together (cause and immediately registered effect), yet when you go to fold the sheet those two points seem distant—giving the illusion that there is no immediate effect and life just ‘happens to you’.
We have already established that you will turn into a zombie, so as a survivalist, your neighbor must be constantly vigilant. He must know at any moment of time whether or not you are coming to infect him. He must also be aware of the other survivalists who might try to steal his food, water or supplies. In NetworkSpinal™ we recognize 6 different and unique Energetic Intelligences. Each one imbues matter with all of it’s properties and actions. Your survivalist neighbor is using only the BioEnergetic Intelligence. This Intelligence gives to matter the need for safety and survival, to keep things constant—eliminating variables. This is the same Intelligence that in the middle of the night makes you jump out of bed at the slightest tap of a tree branch against the window. It is looking to keep you alive—at least for the next few seconds. He is not looking out for the greater good of humanity, only himself; therefore, chances are your neighbor is not effectively using the other 5 Energetic Intelligences—nor his frontal lobe.
Are you fully participating in your life or just trying to get by? Can you be fully present in each moment or do you find yourself disconnecting/sleepwalking through life? Can you choose the best for yourself or do you find yourself being buffeted about by life events and circumstances? How do you reallu know if you are already a zombie? Take this simple test:
Check off all that apply: ◊ 1. I do not think of the consequences of my thoughts, words, or actions on either myself or others ◊ 2. I tend to be very emotional or overreactive ◊ 3. Every situation seems to be the same, like it is the same play over and over just different players. ◊ 4. I don’t trust people, I don’t trust myself ◊ 5. I often feel unsafe, unsure, or wanting to keep everything the same ◊ 6. I do not like change—even if I secretly want it ◊ 7. I tend to think of my needs before thinking of others ◊ 8. I can be indecisive or wishy-washy ◊ 9. I like to bite people and eat their flesh while they are alive ◊ 10. I often talk/text or do email on the cell phone while walking/driving/biking.
If you checked off questions 1, 3, 5, 8, 9 or 10 you are a zombie. Prepare yourself for the lobotomizing that inevitably will occur. If you checked off questions 2, 4, 6, or 7 congratulations you are a survivalist hell-bent on the destruction of your neighbors just so you can make sure you don’t run out of toilet paper.
In most zombie apocalyptic media there is no “cure” for the zombie, except brain damaging bullets to the head. The survivalist can never truly relax, make the best choices for himself and enjoy his life. Both NetworkSpinal™ and Somato Respiratory Integration™ help the frontal lobe of the brain come ‘online’. You are not only able to make choices for yourself, you are able to make the best choice for your life. I can show you how to be more at peace with your present circumstances while developing strategies to create the life you desire, leave the Walking Dead behind and rejoin the Land of the Living.
References: 1, 2. Wikepedia: Zombie Apocalypse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_apocalypse#Zombie_apocalypse