Ken Klemm Spring Hill, FL, USA
It is fitting, as we begin this new year, that we discuss
this chapter about FEAR. I believe Hill ended his book
with this because he wanted it to remain foremost in
his readers' minds. So, once again, I'd like to revisit...
The Grizzly Bear.
Fear is a FEELING.
You feel hot, You feel cold, You feel afraid. Fear cannot
kill You. It is simply a Feeling.
Your Subconscious Mind generates feelings in
pre-programmed reaction to events or other stimuli. It
taps into the Emotion Energy source located in the
solar plexus and polarizes it Negative to produce the
Feeling of Fear.
DANGER triggers RATIONAL FEAR. But Social
Conditioning programs IRRATIONAL Fears deep into
BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF FEAR
Fear triggers the Flight or Fight Response in Your
body. This increases Your chances of surviving the
attack of the grizzly bear.
The Response is designed to last only a few minutes.
After a few minutes, You will either have escaped the
grizzly bear or You have died. In either case, You no
longer need the Flight or Fight Response (FFR).
The FFR causes the secretion of two hormones. The first
hormone, adrenaline, increases Your heart rate and
dilates Your blood vessels. This increases the flow of
blood and oxygen to Your brain, nerves and muscles. You
thus have greater speed and reflexes to outrun Your
slowest companion. If You are alone, You have increased
strength, stamina, reflexes and strategy to mortally
wound the grizzly bear.
The second Hormone, glucocorticoid, shuts down most of
Your body’s other systems:
The reproductive system - You don’t need to be
concerned with seduction while the grizzly is chasing
The digestive system - normal liver and pancreas
function and the processing of food are not important
while Your life is threatened.
The immune system - fighting off viruses is not a
concern while the beast is bearing down on You.
The cognitive system - clear thinking and problem
solving are of no concern while dealing with the
ALL Energy is being diverted to Flight or Fight.
If You are frequently afraid - suffering from chronic
stress, then Your reproductive, digestive, immune
and cognitive systems are not functioning a lot of
Do You often suffer with cold symptoms?
A stressed immune system leads to frequent illness.
Do You have frequent headaches?
An out-of-balance digestive system leads to disease.
Are You having difficulty getting pregnant?
Muddled thinking? Chronic stress.
Chronic stress leads to increased levels of visceral
fat. Let’s not mince words here: The Subconscious Mind
is REALLY STUPID. Chronic stress makes it believe You
live in a neighborhood crowded with grizzlies. So it
builds up layers of fat under Your abdominal muscles in
a lame attempt to protect Your vital organs from being
ripped apart by a bear.
Again, Fear is a FEELING. Feelings are generated by
Your Subconscious based on its programmed BELIEFS. It
believes being stuck in a traffic jam, approaching a
deadline, giving a presentation, making a phone call
and asking someone for a date are as detrimental to You
as being attacked by a grizzly bear.
You can achieve FREEDOM from FEAR by seizing ownership
of Your MIND. Your Conscious Mind has the POWER of CHOICE.
You cannot erase the existing programs and Ghosts of
Fear lurking within Your Subconscious, but You can
outwit and overwhelm them by CHOOSING NEW PROGRAMS. You
install them by REPEATED SUGGESTION... SELF-TALK.
Your Conscious Mind is like the watchman at the gate of
Your Subconscious. That is YOUR responsibility. Your
Stupid, yet powerful, Subconscious will ACT on whatever
garbage You allow to pass through to it. You must be
forever on guard and not allow Yourself to become a
Prospect for Other People’s Puke.
The bottom line...
THERE IS NO FLIPPING GRIZZLY BEAR!
Your Friend and Servant,
Ken Klemm - Spring Hill, Florida, USA
P.S. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt