As it relates to Creativity, Health and Healing, it translates like this: when we see, imagine or remember danger, the body responds as though it is being attacked in the present moment. Even though there may be no actual attack happening in the moment. The subconscious autopilot portion of the nervous system activates the “fight or flight response” — blood pressure goes up, muscles get tight and heart rate increases. In addition, digestion shuts down in order to provide energy to the arms and legs to “get away from the bear,” and essentially all creative capacity and healing shuts down. When the bear goes away, signals are sent to the subconscious from the five senses passing through the conscious mind to let it know that the coast is clear. The body relaxes; heart rate, blood pressure and tension return to their balance; and healing and ingenuity return to their previous potential. Only then can we experience our full capacity in these areas. The Experiential List assists with recognizing some events and ‘settling’ them or neutralizing the physical/energetic response.