Can Anxiety Be a Good Thing?
So Why Would Anxiety Be a Good Thing?
Excess Energy & Grounding
An article I read over on this site said, "Anxiety is a NATURAL part of the awakening process (it may be natural, but its not actually necessary). The anxiety that you’re feeling absolutely WILL PASS and Its actually a sign that you’re right on track. Spiritual awakening anxiety is natural because when those large quotients of energy begin to flood our system, our energy bodies are highly charged. Think of it like leaving a charger in the electrical socket too long. We get charged so much that we’re practically buzzing, and there’s nowhere for that excess energy to go. Now, it has good purpose – it awakens us, and it opens us up to heal our emotions and reconnect with source through our psychic senses – however, it is not necessary for you to feel anxious in order to awaken. It's really important that you grasp this, so I’ll say it again, it is not necessary for you to feel anxious in order to awaken. However, our bodies have likely never experienced a volume or intensity of energy like this, ever. It often perceives it to be anxiety when really, its just energy – we’re just super charged – and our bodies simply don’t have enough physical density to be able to balance it out or to anchor us to the earth. It feels like anxiety, but really, it is just energy. The good news is, that if we can anchor that energy to the earth, and hold enough physical density in our bodies to absorb it, the energy can be balanced, and the anxiety can be released. We do that with grounding."
click here) and start to deep breathe along with its soothing music and affirmations. Then I start my grounding techniques: I name 5 different things I can see, 4 things I can feel, 3 things I can hear, 2 things I can smell and 1 thing I can taste. It's using your senses that make your mind distracted. It truly works. When I'm having these episodes, it's important for me to walk around barefoot. This is also a grounding technique. They say to walk barefoot outside, but it hurts way too much! So I play it safe on my hard wood floors.
Self Dialogue is Important!
Here's What I've Noticed About My Kind of Anxiety
Another thing I noticed, is when the anxiety is notable a negative kind, it seems to hold different feelings and symptoms. For instance, when I knew my mom was dying, I would go upstairs and cry my eyes out and stay up till 5am. Insomnia is a huge sign of my negative side----but it can also mean good as well depending on what's going on. So when I am going through something very negative, I won't sleep, and most likely will have more shortness of breath and random chest pains. There's hardly any racing heart with this type of anxiety.
For any anxiety, if I just take a brisk walk outside, or just be in the sun for 15 minutes, this helps me a lot. I'm not a huge fan of exercise either. It just means my heart will race more. But lately, I have noticed that if I am more active one day, my heart rate will go down, due to keeping it up intentionally. There's some science to being calmer after exercising.
I'm writing this to share what I experienced this morning. I woke up with a pounding heart and calmed myself down. I prayed and did my grounding work. It went from 130bpm down to 85bpm which is really good. As long as my mind is occupied, either by reading, writing, cleaning, cooking or walking the dog, I seem to incorporate grounding techniques just by the distractions of it all. Watching TV is a huge no-no, because it's not enough distraction. You're still. You're not moving and most likely, if the show is kinda on the boring side, you're going to notice every symptom that comes across your body. However, on the opposite of that, if you sit still and listen to quiet music while intentionally grounding yourself with breathing exercises, you can truly calm yourself down. You're in control. Your mind and heart need to coincide so they can both be calm. If your heart makes your mind race, then let your mind slow down your heart. Your "motherboard" needs to dictate all that happens in your system. Believe me---I'm STILL learning to practice these steps. I like to share what has helped me when I'm experiencing a rapid heart rate or anxiety in general.
Remember, if you can't think of something bad or negative happening in your life, and your heart is still racing---know that you're on the cusp of a major breakthrough. Use that energy---spend it! Make it work for you. Right now, I'm attempting to clean my house and make sure my garden is weeded. I will not be a victim of "good anxiety," because I'm supposed to use it, enjoy it, and maybe even have it inspire me to exercise....maybe.
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