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Worrying is never helpful.

Similar to other self-harming habits, like smoking, worry is debilitating.

Predator spirits feed on anguish.

For them, it is a tasty snack. When they find a nice feeding source, they hang around looking for more treats.

~~ B.P. Lama, Jyotishavidya

“I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.”

Charles Chaplin, Actor Director

" It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default."

J.K. Rowling

tadyatha om gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha


Jyotishavidya Practice


gnawing, wearing-down

Anxiety - Anguish


Attachment to torment






Reversed by calm, spaciousness, release, peacefulness, expansion, confidence, and joy

Don't worry if you can pray.



The healthy function of anxiety is to stimulate preparation behaviors.

A small amount of anxiety can assist productivity, alertness, and preparedness.

Yet, unconsciously repeating or compulsive anxiety can be psycho-emotionally crippling.

When that gnawing primate function called "worrying" gets triggered, it can be a signal that the normal preparation for a predictable event - for example, winter is coming, time to check the roof - is over-reaching its proper territory.

The goal is not to stamp out anxiety, but rather to observe its functioning cycles and consciously monitor its permitted scope.

Within its common-sense range, when targeted toward a useful and measurable time-delimited goal, a bit of anxiety can be energizing. Few students would study sufficiently for their exam without being prodded by a rush of performance anxiety. But then, the test is finished and things return to normal.

Except when they don't. Anxiety running amok, unacknowledged, unobserved, unmeasured, unconscious, habitual, reactive not pro-active ... can become chronic, because the stimulating chemicals it produces can be addictive.


Chronic Anxiety and depression are states of disorientation to reality.

Worry and depression are two psycho-mental conditions which are caused by being out of the authentic present awareness.

Anxiety happens when the focus of awareness drifts into the so-called Future, and clings to imagined scenarios in that dreamy realm.

Usually, worry [wearing down, gnawing, chewing] likes to down-cycle into compulsive paranoid fixation onto a possible negative outcome.

Depression is the same as worry, but in the opposite direction.

Depression and despair happen when the focus of awareness drifts into the so-called Past, and clings to that inventory of remembered images.

Learning opportunities activated by emotional suffering

Depression and anxiety both present opportunities to recognize key psycho-emotional information.

The learning pathway may bring a future-scenario worry into the present awareness, where the angst can be honored and brought into present-time intelligence.

Same for depression, chronic sadness, despair.

Creativity happens in the present

Once in present-time, these feelings can be consciously celebrated as authentic features of the human experience. Creative control allows one to utilize these feelings for higher understanding and empowerment. Properly understood, anxiety and depression are precious learning components of the pre-incarnational plan.

Observe: is the focus of awareness being pulled into the Past? [depression]

Observe: is the focus of awareness being pulled into the Future? [worry, anxiety, fear] [no one is afraid of the past]

Familiar fears are comfortable and soothing, in their own way

The possible negative outcome has not happened. It is not real. Consensus reality does not recognize the truth of the individual's perception that the future must hold a terror.

Yet, the anxious mind clutches onto the habitually projected negative potential. This potential is a possible experience of deprivation or lack.

Learning Pathway = Need to confirm unworthiness

Moon-mind reaches for the comfortable and familiar. If one feels habituated to insufficiency [not-enough] and unworthiness to correct the insufficiency, then a soothing confirmation of this unworthiness can be found in a future scenario.

Especially if the consensus reality experience feels adequate and healthy, there may be no other available pathway than to recreate the sought-after terrorizing experience. The so-called future is a mental projection space in which any scenario can be manufactured.Revatī-

RE-orientation Required

The core motivation for anxiety, the choking feeling of dread about the future, is unworthiness.

Re-orient the mind to the present awareness. Normally, the present-time situation evokes aliveness, decision-making, and movement.

Then ask the wise question. What is the childhood unworthiness programming which is calling for recognition? Honor the feelings of insufficiency and wrongness which were installed during one's fragile early years. Recall that the physical body, in its inherent vitality, is obvious evidence that one's basic needs are indeed being fulfilled.

Pull the mind into the present moment.


However, the point is not to disregard the learning objective. The learning goal is to confirm the human experience. Each embodied spirit-student in the School of Earth is a scout. Each scout reports back to their headquarters in realtime.

Each student is a learner and a reporter

There is a constant, unceasing upload of every detail of the student's human experience. In order to more beneficially guide the planet-school, its guardians need more understanding of the human truths and each student is here to learn these truths for benefits of their custodial sponsors.

Honor the learning pathway of anxiety

Honor and understand that feelings of abandonment, torture, and other terrors. These feelings are accurate symptoms of childhood mistreatment. However, these real feelings cannot be resolved in future scenarios that are not connect to the material body. These feelings need to be resolved in the present reality and recognized by the body.

Stress responses embedded into the material body's memory

Help oneself to understand worrying as a stress response. Where is that stress coming from? It is coming from body-based memories which are asking to rise into the surface of consciousness.

Each One Teach One

Learn about the psychology of these feelings so that one may be freed from the cycle of negative future projections. And importantly, so that one may now help others with their similar learnings.

Avoid practicing the self-torture of worrying.

Worrying is the victim response to fear .

For humans, the very act of worrying is a colossal waste of time and energy.

  • Plus, more than any other mental addiction, worrying can make humans physically sick.

For animals, worrying their prey is an instinctive behavior pattern. The word /victim/ means / that which is eaten.

  • Worrying means shaking, rhythmically tearing, gnawing on, or harassing the prey [dinner] while it is still alive.
  • A cat worries a mouse by scaring the rodent, then putting the terrified mouse in its mouth, then laying the mouse on the ground, then batting the still-not-dead mouse between its paws.

For humans in victim mentality, worrying means eating away at oneself.

Many cultures socialize their disempowered classes to express empathetic concern for others by worrying. Expressing anxiety - rather than acting -- is a sweetly quiet, socially acceptable way of saying // I don't trust myself to act, and I don't trust your power either. //

Mothers especially are indoctrinated to worry rather than trust one's own power to act, and worry rather than trust one's own power to choose.

Those conscripted into the victim narrative may believe that they are constitutionally unable to take action to address a threat to the beloved [another person, one's country, the planet]

Rather acting directly toward the fear, the only permitted response is to implode inward. One follows the time-worn path of worrying, bothering, nightmaring, twisting in terrified agony, and anxiously fretting about ways in which the beloved would be victimized.

Worrying assumes that neither oneself, nor the beloved, can summon the intelligence to make a decision to act.

  • Question this assumption.

Because outward-pushing energy is perceived to be forbidden, all creative energy is directed inward into a self-destructive masochistic gnawing at oneself.

  • Question this inevitability.

Often worriers are women, who say // I am so worried about my child, about my future, about the state of the world //

They have been indoctrinated to waste their energy on fretting and hand-wringing.

Although obviously dysfunctional, nevertheless Worrying may be the only acceptable response for the disempowered. Like the paralyzed mouse, one may feel overwhelmed and frozen by fear. However, even for the heavily indoctrinated, it always possible to push out of the fear box.

Earth is a planet of free will. By birthright, a human can always make a decision. Set aside worrying as an archaic holdover from primate origins. Make a decision not to chew on oneself, unless that act of chewing is weakening some binding which when broken can set one free.

Choose to act, not fret. Often the first act is mental -- the choice to enact a new behavior.

Worrying habits are embedded into the historic guilt cycles which have kept humans in bondage to survival fear since time immemorial.

Worry and guilt are social control mechanisms.

Mothers pass the worrying culture to their daughters as survival skills. Disempowered classes inherit traditions of paralyzing guilt and worry as survival skills.

However, just because it's traditional does not mean that reflexive anxiety is worth preserving.

Culturally-reinforced and personally habitual worry can never produce any positive outcome, because it implodes one's creative energy inward, weakening the body's immune system and grinding down the mental resilience.

Replace worry with trust.

Anyone who is willing to listen can hear the divine guidance which directs humans to act wisely. Your council of spirit-guides is persistently communicating.

Listen for their guidance and wise advice.

The English words Anger, Anguish, and Anxiety

originate from a similar proto-Indo-European root *angh- or *ankh meaning

  • tightly stretched,
  • painfully constricted,
  • squeezed,
  • strangling


Anxiety, Anxious

  • Latin Anxius solicitous, uneasy, troubled in mind
  • from Ang(u)ere choke, cause distress
  • acute bodily or mental suffering

  • from Old French. Anguisse choking sensation
  • from Latin. Angustia tightness, distress
  • from Ang(u)ere to throttle, torment
  • from Old Norse angra to grieve, vex
  • from Old Norse. angr distress, grief
  • from Proto Germanic. *angus
  • (cf. O.E. enge narrow, painful
  • M.Du. enghe, Goth. aggwus narrow
  • from PIE base * angh- = stretch round, tight, painfully constricted, painful
  • (cf. Skt. amhu- narrow, amhah = anguish
  • armenian anjuk = narrow
  • Lith. ankstas = narrow
  • Gk. ankhein = to squeeze
  • ankhone = strangling

  • L. angere to throttle, torment
  • O.Ir. cum-ang straitness, want


Gospel of Matthew 6:25-27

"therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"

~~ Narabharana , 143

"There is just a difference of a dot between

chinta (= worry) and

chita (= funeral pyre).

Chita burns a life-less being

while, strange as it may appear,

chinta burns even the living one ."

~~ Narabharana , 59

"There is no worse emaciation of the body than worry."

QUOTATION from Chögyam Trungpa, The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology. page 166

"Confusion is two-sided; it creates a need, a demand for sanity.

This hungry nature of confusion is very powerful and important.

The demand for relief or sanity that is contained within confusion is, in fact, the beginning point of sanity.

That is what moved Buddha to sit beneath the bodhi tree twenty-five hundred years ago - to confront his confusion and find its source."

~~ Padma Purana , 2.26.158
"Of a man overcome by worries of his family,

learning, good conduct and (all) other qualities disappear

along with the body

like water in an unbaked pitcher."

Abandon Thought and Think a Mantra Form

QUOTATION from Tsong-ka-pa and H.H. Dalai Lama. (1987). Deity Yoga in Action and Performance Tantra. Jeffrey Hopkins (Ed.)

" ... For one who abides in thought, Feats do not arise.

Therefore abandon thoughi

And think a mantra form.

  • 'Abandon thought' refers to the eradication of thought conceiving self [inherent existence] through the wisdom of selflessness; it does not mean to stop any and all types of thought.
  • 'Think a mantra form' means to meditate on a deity. The measure of firmness in deity yoga is indicated by 'whether going, standing, or sitting is always immovable though moving about'.

When one has attained the capacity to hold the mind on the divine body in all types of behaviour -- whether in meditative equipoise or not -- without moving to something else , one has the capacity to remove the pride of ordinariness."

Delusions, dissatisfaction, and anxiety

QUOTATION from H.H. Dalai Lama. Path to Bliss: A Practical Guide to Stages of Meditation

" If association with delusions could give you happiness,

you should now have the best and most satisfactory form of happiness,

because of your long association with delusions.

But this is not the case. All of us are always under the sufferings of dissatisfaction and anxiety.

The very start of our lives is marked with suffering,

  • our lives end with suffering,

and during our lives we go through all sorts of problems and miseries.

Such is the nature of samsara , cyclic existence.

The underlying cause of all this is that we are under the influence of contaminated body, actions, and delusions."

Compassion is the daily norm; anger and aggression are"news "

QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso (2003). The Compassionate Life .

" Some of my friends have told me that while love and compassion are marvelous and good, they are not really very relevant.

Our world, they say, is not a place where such virtues have much influence or power.

They claim that anger and hatred are so much a part of human nature that humanity will always be dominated by them. I do not agree.

  • We humans have existed in our present form for about a hundred thousand years.

  • I believe that if during this time the human mind had been primarily controlled by anger and hatred, our population would have decreased.

  • But today, despite all our wars, we find that the human population is greater than ever.

This clearly indicates to me that while anger and aggression are surely present, love and compassion predominate in the world.

This is why what we call" news " is composed of mostly unpleasant or tragic events; compassionate activities are so much a part of daily life that they are taken for granted and therefore are largely ignored.

...We are, after all, social animals. Without human friendship, without the human smile, our lives become miserable. The loneliness becomes unbearable. Such human interdependence is a natural law--that is to say, according to natural law, we depend on others to live.

If, under certain circumstances, because something is wrong inside us, our attitude toward our fellow human beings on whom we depend becomes hostile, how can we hope to attain peace of mind or a happy life?

According to basic human nature or natural law, interdependence -- giving and receiving affection -- is the key to happiness."

Louise L. Hay. (orig. ed., 1984). You Can Heal Your Life . p. 179

from THE LIST by Louise Hay:

Anxiety =

  • "not trusting the flow and the process of life.

Remedy =

  • "I love and approve of myself and I trust the process of life. I am safe."
"And now my friends,

all that is true, all that is noble,

all that is just and pure,

all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Paul of Tarsus, Epistle to the Philippians 4:8


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