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Anxiety is related to the Survival center, the most basic center of consciousness to all life-forms. It is concerned with physical well-being, security, health, and, among humans, money. It is the home of the most primal fears, including the fear of death. Indeed, all Survival center concerns really are backed by the fear of death, but we are not usually conscious of this, thinking that we are concerned about more immediate and superficial issues.

Being focused but not integrated in the Survival center means the world is perceived as a jungle, where one must fight for survival. We are primarily selfish, concerned with our own needs. Addiction to anything that represents security is likely. Addiction means that no matter how much “security” is attained, feelings of insecurity and fear will continue or even increase, because of the strong dualistic nature of this center.

When fear is the motivation for pursuing and attaining material goals, that fear is not eliminated by the attainment of those goals. On the contrary, when we acquire more, we think we need more, and the cycle never ends. Of course, we have legitimate needs that must be met, but what’s important is our sense of discrimination. Lack of integration means we will be unrealistic in determining what our real needs are and will never be satisfied, no matter how much we have.

Recognizing that fear is behind anxiety is the first step to dealing with it. Then, cease being motivated by the anxiety into non-productive acting-out. Process the feeling of fear by taking it though the fours steps of Emotional Clearing. Processing will release the energy of the feeling, and the compulsive need to act it out will disappear.

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© 2004 John Ruskan / The Institute for Integrative Processing