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Quote: “If we’re not anxious, if we’re okay with things — we’re not trying to explore or figure things out. So Anxiety is the mood for par excellence of of authenticity, I think. (I think so too! LOL)
You know? Now I’m not prescribing anxiety disorder for anyone; however, could you imagine Mr. Bush who doesn’t give a shit when he (ah) sends everyone to the gas chamber or the electric chair. He expresses no anxiety and they’re very proud of this — they don’t lose a wink of sleep. They express no anxiety. ” Examined Life, Avita Ronell (Aries, April 15, 1952)
Anxiety is the response from attempting to control a situation that you feel is not in your control. ~ Abella Arthur
Anxiety is the response from attempting to get away from something, someone, or somewhere that isn’t making you feel comfortable. ~ Abella Arthur
Better to name your feeling, and get to the bottom of what you’re really feeling and what you really believe and why — then do something about it. No stiff upper lips (causing anxiety so you’re forced to fight or flight) if you want to do away with anxiety!
For example, I was on the bus today and I was feeling antsy. I realized that I didn’t like the smell. Then I realized that’s why I didn’t want to be there. So I was causing myself to be anxious so that I’d hightail it off the bus and walk (flight). Why did I want to make myself anxious? Because I didn’t want to actually get ‘off’ of the bus’ and walk such a distance at that time. I wanted out of the undesirable environment but my normally logical self wasn’t going to go for that (I wanted to get home, taking the bus) so I caused myself to get anxious.
When I figured out what a sneaky trick my head was playing on me, I just got up and moved to an open window to get some fresh air and was conscious to that being my only reason. Then I transported myself into another space and time and got on with the bus ride!
Oh, and now I know when I’ve used Bath and Body antibacterial soap in public spaces I suddenly felt better. LOL… Who knew I was so fussy and finicky (my Virgo stellium) or had my nose soaked in roses (my Jupiter / Uranus Libra)?! I didn’t.
And this is what happened because I kept myself smelling good, didn’t get out of the house often enough to expose myself to foul odors from not only people, but vehicle fumes, etc.., and didn’t want to face the truth about the rat race — basically it smells like a sewer!
So another anxiety solution is to expose oneself to necessary but nasty situations and find something enjoyable about it.
I’ll share more about anxiety in future blog posts!