When difficulties or danger are near, an automatic alarm sets off and the body naturally responds with symptoms of anxiety. An alertness and focus is conjoined with a motivation to solve the problem, hopefully without crossing over into the territory of anxiety disorders. Fortunately, there are many healing modalities designed to restore peace and provide the tools and skills necessary to handle life’s difficulties and dangers.
Effective healing begins by first realizing that the irritableness, churning stomach, fretting, and tension are only accompaniments to anxiety. They are only ripples to a demand to improve a situation according to the law of progress. In regard to anxious symptoms, Herbalist and author of The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Brigitte Mars, A.H.G. answers, “Before reaching for a quick fix, make sure your home and work environments are calming…even the best herbs won’t work if you’re taking them in a stressful space.”
But sometimes, our home and workspace are stressful due to forces not in our control, therefore, Dr. Brooks, co-author of The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence and Personal Strength in Your Life,” points out, “What you can control is your attitude and response to these difficult situations.” So, we make an effort to guide our thoughts toward peace. However, society’s hard and soft sciences teach us that our attitudes and responses are controlled by hormones and genes, proving it rather difficult to deal with life’s difficulties and gain that peace.
This is when the next step of accepting spiritual Science is taken. Science and Health, a textbook on spiritual Science reads, “Thought increases or diminishes blood pressure, mutates the genes, or affects the action of the lungs, bowels, and heart…To remove the error producing disorder, you must calm and instruct human mind with spiritual Truth.” Remarkably, instead of a human mind trying to correct itself and get a better grip on life or anxiety, the human mind is better off acknowledging spiritual truths which not only motivate us to progress and keep us safe from danger but also gives us the strength to manifest peacefulness. The error to remove from thought is that we have to rely on the human mind. Effective healing can result when our spirituality controls human thoughts.
Human being’s perception of anxiety is flawed therefore it reacts to or ignores life’s difficulties inappropriately. The anxious feelings are the human mind resisting change or improvement; whereas anxiety can be viewed as a promotion to manifest greater life, grace, health, activity, and other spiritual truths. These spiritual truths calm the human mind and a spiritual mindedness comes forth to take the reins and flow with progress.
Follow this link to an excellent article, titled, Worry is Like a Rocking Chair, by Joel Osteen, Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Keep on singing praise!