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
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
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.