Are you a deer in the headlights?

My daughter and I were driving up our road yesterday and we saw a herd of beautiful deer.
When driving by deer here in the mountains you need to drive really slowly because one may jump out at you at the last moment.

Adelaide asked my why they sit there staring at you and then finally jump toward the car.

It gave me an opportunity to chat with her about stress, cortisol, and "Fight, Flight, or Freeze". (Yes, we have some unusual conversations around here!)
We wondered if deer might have the same response to fear and stress as we do.
When people get busy, stressed, worried, and afraid, our bodies send out a chemical called Cortisol that stops our brain from reasoning, and our gut from digesting.
The reason for this, people think, is that when we're running for our lives, we don't want to have to stop to reason it out or digest our food; we just need to get to safety.

That is why, if you have too much stress in your life, you might be putting on weight or having gut problems... which might look like skin problems, indigestion, allergies,  and emotional highs and lows.  You also might have fuzzy thinking, concentration problems, and sleep issues.

Also, Cortisol and Melatonin don't survive well in the same system.  So the need to decrease Cortisol at the same time as increasing melatonin, is crucial when trying to heal from stress overload.  Also, very slowly supporting the adrenals to not overtax is very important. Quick attempts at healing can be devastating to the adrenals, we must go very slow, avoid drama of all kinds, and get lots of rest.

Years ago I had such terrible adrenal fatigue that it was causing me to not know how to live day by day.  But I was able to overcome it through prayer, rest, and a nutritional and oil protocol that brought freedom.  If you know you need some healing in this area, let me know.  I am happy to share with you the steps I took to finally be free.

The deer along the side of the road were such a beautiful reminder to me of where I was and how far I've come.  I'm so thankful to be healed!  

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