Fight versus flight is a myth. They are actually both a type of running: running from others and external stressors, versus running from self and our own internal battlefield. When we fight we are in blame/spin mode; denying ourself of our truth, the hard truth within, and running from shame.
Alchemy is turning that shame we run from into the power, the thermal energy, that brings levity. We first have to take a look inward at ourselves and address the shame with truth and compassion before we can be free to fly. To lift. To soar.