The Q Continuum

Anyone who is or has been afraid of flying, mice, spiders or any of a number of common fears will not understand the connection to this master race, so let me help you. 

 

 

 

In the first instance, we do see ourselves as almost God Like on our tiny planet: we were never designed to cruise 36,000 feet above the Earth


For any non trekkies out there, the Q continuum is an extremely difficult concept to grasp. Trekkies everywhere will have watched agog as Captain Picard and his merry crew battle wits against Q. In general of course, Captain Picard won, that is until the winding down of the series and well, Q became humanised and vulnerable.

Q pops up at the most inconvenient times, causes absolute mayhem and then poof, disappears like stardust. Q is part of the Q continuum. A race of beings that can at will drop themselves in and out of the universe timeline, any place any time. They are an omnipotent race, able to manipulate space, time, matter and energy, God like.

Anyone who is or has been afraid of flying, mouse, spiders or anyone of a number of common fears will not understand the connection to this master race, so let me help you. In the first instance, we do see ourselves as almost God Like on our tiny planet. Second, we actually do have the capacity to drop in and out of any given timeline and thirdly, all human emotions (and therefore responses) are on a continuum.

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You’re scared of getting on a plane, and let’s be honest; we were never designed to cruise 36,000 feet above the Earth in a (very) thin cigar tube at 600 miles an hour. It is by all accounts an unnatural place for us mammals to be in. The majority of us are excited by this journey, focus tends to be on the fun or task we will have when we arrive in the far flung destination, it certainly is not on the actually trip which often reminds me of a cattle market. Being herded first to one area and then another, heck they even have things that could be mistaken for cattle prods when you go through security. And will someone please tell me what the odds of crashing on water are….that safety drill which is the butt of so many jokes, really makes you feel a whole lot safer. Not.

Back to the continuum. The physical symptoms of either being scared of something or excited about something are identical. If you drew a line (continuum) on one side put ‘scared symptoms’ and on the other ‘excited symptoms’ and wrote all the things you feel about both along the line, there would be crossover.

If you are really excited about getting on a plane, looking forward to going on the holiday of a lifetime, meeting some long lost friend, you may have butterflies in your stomach, feel a little bit giddy, you might sweat and you might even have goose bumps. You could even feel sick.

If you are terrified of getting on a plane you might have butterflies in your stomach, you may be sweating and so on.

You can decide whether you interpret those signals as excitement or as fear. The ‘symptoms’ are as natural and normal as hunger pangs. They are an integral part of our makeup, flight fight or freeze response, in other words. Being the ‘omnipotent’ beings in our corner of the universe means that we have the mental capacity to choose how we interpret those signals.

Next time you suffer with stomach cramps or such, just ask yourself if you could interpret it in another way. For instance, going to the dentist, are you scared of that lovely man with his various gismos or are you thrilled that you will have the best pearly whites in the county, and thus able to ingest the required amounts of tasty morsels thereby ensuring your ultimate survival? Or is it a perfectly normal response to an extremely handsome man? You decide.

Could give a whole new concept to the phrase ‘scared to death’ maybe you are just scared into living.

 

 

 

 

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