So a few days ago,my doctor called me and left a voicemail with a diagnoses concerning my health. It was seemingly bad news and I was stunned for a few second. then following that, I felt this tightening anxiety around my heart for the rest of the day. Researching about it it made me feel worse. I scheduled an appointment the next day.That night, I literally could not sleep. the anxiety was too intense.
When I went to the doctor the next day, however, I was informed that the situation was not bad. in fact, it seems that I blew it out of proportion a considerable amount. The doctor even said that I didnt need any medicine or anything like that, just to call if anything persist.
That imediately cleared away the anxiety completely and I was able to take control of my mindspace, but as the hours pass, the anxiety creeped up again. My theory is this: the night before, the only thing I thought of (for at least 4 hours straight) was about this issue I thought I had (and how I would not be able to do the things I wanted). Even after being reassured by a profesional, I still feel some anxiety.
It's not nearly as bad as it was that night, but it's noticeable enough that I suspect that it might end up grow into something bigger if I let it stay.
The anxiety crops up whenever I think about the issue, or the fact that I think that this issue is going to affect my quality of life. I want to clarify that the anxiety isn't from the slight discomforts I feel from the issue itself. I've been feeling them for a few months now, and they are actually a lot less painful now then before.
I want to know how to sooth myself. I am in the process of doing some vibe work, and I dont want this anxious feeling to affect the consistency of the good work I've been doing.
-So I realized that this anxiety is becoming pretty dominant,or at the least, always on the back of my mind. -The issue at hand has to do with lower back pain. -The doctor reassured that I have nothing to worry about, but I cant stop thinking about it all day. -I've started becoming hyper-aware of all the little discomfort of my body now. -This was the first real Health-related scare, so thats probably why the anxiety remains, even if I'm Physically ok. -I realized that I'm also not doing the things that I used to enjoy. -I'm scared that I might be digging my own grave.
I've gotten the situation taken care of. The book I used that helped was "healing back pain" By Dr.Sarno.
He goes in to talking about how emotions can effect the body causing back pain. I know this post was mainly about anxiety (which I believe is also taken care of) but if anyone has any form of back pain (or other pain, like neck, leg, etc) Please check out this book. You can find a free pdf somewhere online, and the reviews it got are outstanding!
peace be still,o men of little faith why do you trouble your heart? live in the present moment. tomorrow will bring is own issue. to bother your self each day and putting your self in fear and anxiety. does not help you in the present moment and will not help you in the future either. you are sick you fear death, know this you are passer by in this world, let me help you and remember you those words:Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wherever the body is, there will the vultures be gathered together.Look upon the Living One so long as you live, that you may not die and seek to see him, and be unable to see him. know thyself, peace be still, observe and understand what troubles you, knowing the futility of what troubles you it will fall down and will not come bother you again since it is solve for you. solve the issue at hand the best you can.do not go in to extremes. once that is done experience and enjoy the present moment. how can you expect to have a good life? if you do not know your self you live in poverty and you are the poverty. you are your worse enemy. how can you love your self properly and love the neighbor as your self, if you do not know your self? there is light in a person of the light and it shines on the whole world if not it is dark.
will you ask like nicodemus: how can you be born again?
When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner as the outer, and the upper as the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male shall not be male, and the female shall not be female: . . . then you will enter the kingdom. But know this, that if the manager of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
guard your home against division and things that trouble your heart. cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world.
These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Let there be light, be the light that you can be, experience and enjoy.
Seth quotes that may help
"To dwell upon the possibility of illness or disaster is equally poor policy, for you set up negative webs of probabilities that need not occur."
Source: Seth Speaks - The Eternal Validity of the Soul
"Very simply: You want something, you dwell upon it consciously for a while, you consciously imagine it coming to the forefront of probabilities, closer to your actuality. Then you drop it like a pebble into Framework 2, forget about it as much as possible for a fortnight, and do this in a certain rhythm."
Source: Dreams, "Evolution" and Value Fulfillment, Session 891
"Now. Remaining symptoms can be broken by intense concentration in other areas.
The critical part of the illness is over. You do not want any chronic lasting symptoms, even of lesser intensity, however.
These are residue, acting on habit patterns, and they must be eventually erased. When you concentrate on a symptom you reinforce it.
Ruburt should know this. I am not suggesting that you pretend the symptom does not exist, but that you quite deliberately give yourself constructive suggestion, and turn your attention immediately away quickly to other matters.
In all cases emphasis on suggestions must be upon health and vitality. To concentrate upon a hand, for example, to see whether or not a suggestion has taken hold, is hardly beneficial. Ruburt is now at the stage where he has freed considerable energy, and this must now be utilized in constructive activity, and not to reinforce symptoms.
It will be highly advantageous now for him to renew projection attempts. His enthusiasm is returning as far as his work is concerned. This is automatically beneficial. Nightly suggestions should deal now with general health and vitality, and with pictures of anticipation for the following day's activities.
Concentration should be upon his love of work, and enjoyment and simple pleasures. For now it is best that he not specifically give suggestions to any particular portion of the body, since he tends to concentrate upon that portion in a disadvantageous manner."
We want him now too busy and joyful to accept symptoms. This will involve some work on his part, but all effort must be made.
His energy can and must be used to good purpose.
If he is directed into his poetry, his writing, and projections attempts, peaceful, enjoyment and pleasant social engagements, then unbelievable advancement will result.
Concentration must be taken away from the symptoms. Periods of peaceful quiet are excellent. Periods of fearful quiet such as those of last weekend must not be indulge in. The moods may be recognized of course, but their destructive nature must also be recognized, and concentration then directed to other stimuli.
Now. He must change his expectations drastically. He must fully expect a complete cure and release of symptoms. Otherwise he prolongs them.
He must concentrate in other areas. Music can be extremely beneficial. Dancing can be of great therapeutic benefit."
Source: Seth, Early Sessions, session 325
Least of all I would expect it from myself, but I wouldn't recommend you the tool I swear by - finding a thought that feels a bit better. Maybe later, but not at the moment when anxiety hits.
In your case I would suggest that you focus on something specific at hand, something simple in your current surroundings. Maybe touch a table with your full fingertips and hold them there for a minute. Maybe do some EFT.
Because anxiety is an overwhelming feeling, and these simple physical acts can help you switch to a more specific, material focus, somewhat dispelling the overwhelment fog, letting you do your thought work, if you wish.
And then at this stage I would recommend this thought work, even writing down some good thoughts you have in the process, to use them when (if) anxiety hits later again/anew.
You can start with focus delight #1, it is general and specific enough for this case.
For deeper work I would recommend you to try a 3ct process: A twist on Focus Wheeling, that helps me A LOT! :).
Good luck and good feeling to you! :)
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