Level of Consciousness - Anxiety
Anxiety is one of the most easily recognized human emotions. Fear is built into the animal brain as a survival mechanism. In humans, this mechanism can be beneficial to alert one to danger in the environment and prompt one to take action to remove or avoid the danger. It only becomes a problem when the human mind creates fear-based emotions on imagined possibilities of the future and mistaken signals of danger, usually based on trauma, in the present.
Anxiety is the first of the lower emotional states where one has energy. The states below this are exhausting and draining, but the feelings of anxiety and fear can prompt one to action. Fear can take many forms, such as worry, dread, paranoia, shyness, worry, and panic. Almost everyone experiences those feelings temporarily, but as a predominant level of consciousness, anxiety can be very limiting, creating a life of chronic worry, obsessive thinking, defensiveness, and paranoia. In addition, fear is the most common emotion employed for large-scale social control and suppression of consciousness. Thus, learning how to overcome fear with light and truth is essential.
The following are indicators of unprocessed anxiety:
- • Has more life energy available than the lower levels
• Fear fuels many activities
• Life can seem threatening
• Leads to chronic stress and anxiety
• Can become obsessive
• Used for the control of the masses
• Can result in paranoia and neurosis
• Limits personal growth, for people tend to put up walls and become defensive
• Very hard to reach higher levels of consciousness without help
Bringing attention into the body and feeling more space around the area of fear is one way to transcend fear. Since fear usually results from the mind projecting into an imagined future outcome, pulling the mind into the body and the present moment has a soothing and healing effect.
Some books that may be helpful include:
Meditations that support this LOC:
Music that supports this LOC:
New technology is available to heal and retrain the brain and body:
Muse is a state-of-the-art EEG system that uses advanced signal processing algorithms. It detects a range of brain electrical activity and transforms it into easily understandable experiences.
The Muse app decomposes raw brainwave signals into their component oscillations, non-periodic characteristics, transient brain events, and noise, and uses techniques developed through machine learning to make the experience responsive, in real time.
Muse makes it easy to access and use brainwave data, inside and outside the laboratory and in real-world environments.
Several other helpful technologies can be found here: