Since September 2022, a motto + practice of mine has been: "Use AI. Don't let AI use you."
With my prompting, this post's image was generated by AI on NightCafe.
SENSITIVE IN A SENSELESS WORLD
Canaries were once used by miners as early methane detectors. When they stopped singing, or dropped dead, it gave the miners enough time to return to the surface.
Having a highly sensitive nervous system causes me to feel kinship with the canary, because I always smell the gas early, too. Thankfully, my mind and I are uncaged, so my fate is not left in the uncaring hands of someone else. And neither is yours :-)
It's staggering how much sapient adults are told what to think, what to do, and how to do it. The excessive external regulation in daily life reminds me of a choke-hold! Ick. I choose to focus on maintaining internal regulation, and keeping my nervous system as calm and steady as possible. This maintenance requires a lot of elimination. So be it.
THE SCENE OF *YOUR* NATIVITY
The word ‘nativity’ comes from the Latin word “nativis” which means “birth”. Are you, at this moment, alive and breathing? Well then, you are qualified to remember and celebrate *your* nativity. Your nativeness.
If you hold or appreciate the consciousness of Christ — and you work with the gifts, fruits and responsibilities that come with that consciousness — then please consider the meaning and circumstances of your own birth. Your own nativity. A few prompts to bravely dive into include:
We are being born into newness.
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾