One of the biggest impediments to growth, in a human being, is the force of anxiety. Eliminating the pull of anxiety provides a huge leverage towards living life from a place of inspiration, wisdom and creativity. You can have all the inspirations coming in but there can be no real movement, or action, on your part when you are bogged down by the presence of anxiety. Fear is a dimension of thinking/mind and anxiety is the result of an imbalanced momentum of fear in a being/soul or body, or both. The soul is simply a label I use to point to the non-physical aspect of who you are, who you have been. The body is a vehicle that is used to navigate physical realm. The body is well capable of handling itself, as a conditioned machine, using the intelligence centers like the brain and the heart, or just cellular intelligence (as present in organisms without a brain) – also, a body does not necessarily require a soul/being’s presence to operate, there are many bodies which function without the presence of a soul focused through them on an ownership basis, be it humans, animals, birds or fungi. The presence of a soul in a body makes it a more “complex intelligence” because there are three “thinking” intelligence functioning at the same time, the brain, the heart and the soul (operating with the intelligence(s) of totality/life, which can be labeled as life-stream, higher consciousness, creator, source, spirit guides, God consciousness, evolved souls etc). Anxiety can stem from any, and all, of the three focused intelligence operating in a body, namely the brain, the heart and the soul.
I usually get this question about why do some people have more anxiety, or higher momentum of anxiety, than others – what are the factors contributing to this higher anxiety? In truth, it’s a mixed bag, and there are several factors that can contribute to the presence of a high momentum of anxiety.
- The momentum gathered over the past lifetimes, as a soul/being
- The momentum of fear passed on as “cellular memory” through the gene pool from which a body is conceived
- Influences of upbringing in terms of parental/societal/environmental influence
- Fear-based/deluded interpretations, and perceptions, made along the way, which continue to fuel the already present momentum of fear energy
High awareness does not automatically mean balance – awareness is just a capacity to “observe”. Low-awareness in a soul simply means that the soul is yet to develop the capacity to observe more acutely or consciously. High-awareness in a soul simply alludes to the capacity to observe more deeply. This capacity develops over time, as a soul matures, as it goes through life-experiences. High-awareness can also lead to higher anxiety when it’s not backed by aligned understanding – you may be able to observe life more deeply, and acutely, but your interpretations, and perceptions, may be totally deluded or imbalanced, which would lead to more fear. High-awareness has to be backed by an aligned understanding in order for it to be effective – for example, there are many people who are highly aware of their negativity/suffering, and yet have no understanding of how to release the momentum, they keep identifying with the negativity or keep trying to suppress it, until they start understanding the logic of the state of allowing, and start employing it, to finally find conscious freedom.
The low-awareness state is akin to the state of ignorance, and one can be fearless out of lack of any real consciousness (self-consciousness or future consciousness or sensitivity consciousness). The low-awareness state always transitions into high-awareness as a part of soul evolution, though it usually starts with high-awareness and low understanding, so in many cases there is more anxiety after this transition because now you are more aware of the “possibilities” of negativity, and presence of dark nature (like death or loss or uncertainty). The next transition has to be towards high-awareness and high/aligned understanding, which finally prepares the ground for balance, and thus the movement towards inner wholeness. A lot of meditation practices are geared towards hiking your awareness, which is great for transitioning from low-awareness state to high-awareness state, but after that you need to work on gaining the right understanding, which is what being “enlightened” about life is all about, it’s is nothing but gaining an aligned understanding of life – high awareness with low understanding (and thus lack of an real inner power) can be a very painful phase for a soul.
The low-awareness state
The low-awareness state is actually free of anxiety because there is very little consciousness about life, it’s like functioning on a “sleep walking” mode – a person who is sleep-walking can step into a cage of snakes without fear. Anxiety requires you to be aware of the future in some way, or make projections into the future, and this is only possible in someone who has a decent degree of awareness. In that sense, anxiety does not exist in the low-awareness state, and it’s mostly a moment to moment based living from a place of “reaction”. A low-awareness entity is purely a reactive entity, and the reactions can come from conditioning and it can also come from a place of inner guidance, it’s just that there is no conscious awareness of the choice of movement. I have an understanding of this state because for a good 27 years of my life I feel I was in a state of low awareness, it mostly felt like a robotic movement before snapping into a growth of awareness due to circumstantial pressure (being in a mess, in simple words).
Ignorance is bliss, but only for a while, until the accumulation of imbalance hits a threshold. It’s not possible to stay in low-awareness forever, sooner or later you accumulate enough imbalanced perceptions/delusions to create suffering for yourself, and suffering is always a “wake up call” because it causes you to take notice, it causes you to become aware (of the pain), and thus becomes the catalyst for the growth of awareness. Of course, as soon as the awareness starts growing most beings would desire to go back to the state of ignorance, we have a memory of how the state of ignorance was free of fear and thus try our best to get back to the unconsciousness, be it through drugs, medications or entertainment (material/physical or spiritual). However, it’s a futile pursuit, once awareness wakes up it can only continue to keep growing.
High-awareness and the onset of anxiety
As you start growing in awareness, you start growing in your capacity to project into the future. The brain goes through these states of transition too, it starts with low-awareness, and moves into high-awareness. A high-awareness soul focused in a body would cause the brain (of the body) to quickly grow into the high-awareness state. As I mentioned earlier, high-awareness does not automatically mean “aligned understanding” and thus does not automatically mean “balanced living”. In fact, high-awareness state is the onset of real anxiety. People who have strong anxiety are always the ones who are highly aware of certain thoughts, certain patterns of thinking, certain deluded perceptions, while lacking the “understanding” to be free of their hold. In fact, high-awareness with imbalanced understanding is quite a destructive combination because the higher your power of awareness the higher is your power to create reality (because of your stronger focus), and an imbalanced understanding leads to negative thinking which leads to the creation of negativity in inner experience which is then projected onto the external reality.
As your awareness starts growing you become more sensitive to the presence of fear, and due to your lack of understanding, your normal reaction would be to suppress the fear or become over-identified with the fear, causing the build up of fear-energy, in terms of momentum. This can go on for several life-times, as the awareness continues to grow steadily but without the backing of any aligned understanding on how to deal with the light and dark nature aspect in us. Also, the presence of ambiguous understandings, or imbalanced understandings, can lead to further suppression – for example, when one hears teachings that are imbalanced towards light nature, they start trying to suppress the presence of dark nature in them even more, in an attempt to become more light-natured.
All the suppression, and over-identification, eventually cause the fear-energy to gain a lot of momentum in the soul and the brain – the soul continues to become imbalanced in spite of growing in awareness and as the body continues to replicate/reproduce the fear-energy accumulation is passed on in terms of cellular memory onto the offspring bodies. In that sense, the fear-momentum gathers at the non-physical level, in a soul, and at a physical level, in a brain and cellular memory. So, currently you may be a high-awareness soul with an imbalance of fear-energy, focused on a body that has a high momentum of fear, which basically causes a “loop” to get generated towards further creation of momentum. In order to break this loop you would have to consciously let go of your acquired momentum as a soul (through understanding the art of “letting go” of suppression and over-identification), and also work towards letting go of the momentum present in the brain/body.
What really delays this “release” is the presence of the loop between the soul and the brain, where the soul seems to fuel the brain’s fear, and the brain seems to fuel the soul’s fear, and each is a resistance towards the other being free. You can notice how frustrating it is to gain the right understanding (as a being) only to find that your brain is yet to sync up with it, and hence is not able internalize it – the brain, being a neural network, cannot disintegrate the past patterns overnight and hence keeps repeating these past patterns, with its accumulated momentum, even if you’ve grown in your understanding as a being. In that sense, you as a being are faster than your brain in terms of “understanding and internalizing”. So it can be concluded that it’s the brain that eventually slows down the process of release through its inability to internalize an understanding quickly due its physical limitation of taking time to dissolve the old neural pathways – you can read the post The brain, the heart and law of attraction for more insight on this physical loop of negativity. The problem is that even if you (as a being) have a clear understanding, it’s easy to get pulled into the brain’s strong momentum and thus re-fuel the fear-energy (or the force of anxiety), thus delaying the process of release.
Removing anxiety at the brain level
It’s a journey of patience, once you’ve gained an understanding about “letting go” (or the state of allowing), to gradually keep releasing the hold of fear-energy by no longer suppressing or over-identifying with it – at the brain level and the emotional level of the body, along with the accumulation in your being. The time it takes for the release depends on the load/accumulation that’s already present, and it also depends on your ability to allow the release, or your “openness”. It’s quite a challenge to deal with the brain momentum, the emotional momentum and the presence of fear-energy in you as a being, all at the same time, especially because of the tendency of one to re-fuel the other. For me the journey began two years back, from now, in terms of connecting with the state of allowing the release, and it took around 8-9 months to start seeing some space of stability coming in (of course, I was also learning/understanding the dynamics of the state of allowing along the way), and it took a few more months to sense the momentum of the brain (and emotional momentum) to start receding to the point where the intensity of fear-energy was no longer a problem, or a cause of strong resistance. What I had in my favor was a real commitment towards going through the release, irrespective of how long it took or what doubts arose in the midst.
Recently (about two months back) I came across this product called Brain Evolution System, which is basically designed along the science of brainwave entrainment, which proposed to work on eliminating the momentum of anxiety from the brain by re-training it towards the state of balance – they’ve introduced an innovative combination of three technologies of brainwave simulation, what they call 3P-DEAP (3 point dynamic entrainment audio process), as a culmination of bringing forth all the current research in this field. The re-training is done purely by simulating the “balanced” brainwave frequencies (as an mp3 track), which, when listened to, re-trains the brain out of the “anxiety state” brainwave frequencies, while also stimulating areas of creative thinking – the underlying principle is not to simply provide temporary relaxation, rather it’s to re-train the brain permanently out of the anxiety state brainwaves. I am aware of the presence of many other brainwave simulating technologies like bi-naural beats (that simulate brain-states of alpha, beta and thetha frequencies) which are mostly employed for temporary relaxation, but I did not find any real benefit coming from them in terms of any lasting effect.
I have an interest in trying out products that can boost brain productivity without the use of chemicals or suppression-based technology, and so I tested out their free demo mp3 track. In spite of having a low momentum of anxiety/fear, in my brain, I could sense an even deeper level of reduction in the momentum while also sensing an increase in the clarity of thinking (my brain seemed to think more lucidly with better focus). I felt highly impressed with its effectiveness in working with the brain, and I continued to listen to the demo mp3 (which is 15 mins long) a couple of times a day for a week, and the results were very positive in terms of a much deeper reduction in anxiety-based momentum in the brain (which seemed to last rather than be a fleeting momentary experience) with a definite sense of increase in the sharpness/clarity of “thinking”. In fact, it was not just working on the anxiety momentum but on the general momentum of the brain per se, where I felt my brain getting trained towards a deeper level of calm.
Since the demo was so impressive, I bought the product which is basically a set of 6 mp3 tracks (each 30 mins long), what they call level-1 to level-6 training. The process is about listening to one mp3 track per month, starting with level-1, and moving towards level-6, as the brain gets trained to adapt to deeper states of calm and stability. The two things which make this product aligned with the state of allowing is that there is no suppression of “awareness” in any form, in fact one can observe the brain’s awareness increasing (what they rightly call the increase in the capacity for detached awareness in the brain), and it instigates the emotional release to happen faster (due to lack of brain resistance) because it does not try to create any “forced” high emotional states – you will sense emotional release happening, while listening to the mp3, without any resistance from the brain towards it (because the anxiety based brainwaves are trained towards the balanced-state brainwaves). The deal here is that the brain is not being “suppressed”, it’s being re-trained in a very aware manner. In conjunction with the state of allowing, this technology can reduce the time for the emotional release, as well as for the reduction in brain momentum, by a huge margin – what took me around 8-9 months would have taken 2-3 months if I was working with this technology, simply because it removes the “loop” by working on the brain allowing you (as the being) to take care of the release.
If you are interested you can try out the demo at their website – brainev.com – where you would be required to enter your email address to which they would forward the link for the free 15 min demo mp3 (level-1 track). Or, you go in for the one month free-trial option, where you can get the level-1 mp3 (the full 30 mins) for free, even if you choose to cancel the trail before the month ends. They also have the refund option where you can refund your money anytime within 7 months if you are not satisfied with the product, while getting to keep all the mp3s. So there is no risk involved for you. I personally think that you are bound to find this product very helpful and effective, especially in conjunction with the state of allowing. All that’s needed is to sit in a state of total allowing, and listen to the mp3 for 30 mins a day. I’ve tested this product for the past two months (listened to 2 mp3 tracks) and can personally vouch its effectiveness in a deeper release of momentum in the brain to a point of zero-anxiety, deeper/quicker release of any presence of emotional momentum, increased awareness in the brain, clarity of thought and increased creativity. I had suggested this product to a few people, who I met through the blog, who are in touch with me through chat, who had issues with anxiety, and they found impressive results within a span of a few days.
The state of high-awareness and zero-anxiety
The state of inner wholeness is simply the combination of high-awareness and absence of the momentum of negativity (including anxiety). This is the state where you find a natural return of focus towards your expression in physicality, with a renewed zest for living, experiencing and exploring. This state is most conducive to your inherent nature of desiring growth, as there is no resistance within towards constant growth. If you look at the momentum of negativity as a car moving at 200 miles/hour, the state of conscious allowing is like removing your foot from the accelerator which by itself will slowly reduce the momentum of the car until it comes to a halt, a product like the Brain Evolution System (or Brainev for short) is like a strong gust of wind against the car that serves to slow down the car even faster thus reducing the time taken for you to reach the state of inner wholeness, or freedom from the force of anxiety.
If you’ve been able to release most of your momentum, through the state of allowing, this product is still useful in terms of improving your ability for creative thinking or just the capacity for clear thinking (especially if you sense that your brain still feels foggy or befuddled) in quicker time. Also, this product does not create a “crutch” as one can let go of using it after the training period and the effects of the training stay permanent in a person who is conscious/aware (since they would no longer re-fuel negativity in their state of awareness). In that sense I see this as a very useful assistance in conjunction with the state of allowing, backed up with gaining an aligned understanding of life. Remember that this product only works on reducing the brain momentum (and thus assists in faster release of emotional momentum), but it does not automatically give you the “aligned understanding” required to live a balanced life, gaining an aligned understanding is still your responsibility. Of course, having a reduced brain momentum is highly conducive to imbibing/internalizing understandings more easily.
(Note added on 29th Jan 2013: I’ve received a few queries on the pricing of Brainev. The way it worked for me was that after I signed up for the Brainev Demo I received mails from the Brainev team, one per day, with regards to the technology and benefits of the product, and on the 7th day I got a mail mentioning that I could get the full version for a discounted price of $100 by using the code that they provided in the mail (the actual price of the full version is $297). I was impressed with the demo version, and I had done research on the technology/logic of the product, and found $100 to be nominal for the full version of 6 mp3s (level-1 to level-6), so I purchased the product for $100 using the discount code. If you feel like purchasing this product I would suggest that you wait for a few days after signing-up for the demo so that you can get the option of the discount price. I’ve recently finished the level-3 mp3 and I find this product to be very impressive in how it works with the brain towards releasing deeper layers of negative momentum, I’ve also received several feedbacks from the readers of this blog with regards to how they are finding this product to be a real asset in their journey towards balance. It’s definitely a product I recommend in conjunction with the state of allowing)