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Unconscious Tension: What Is It And How To Cure It

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Lorna Anne
Written by Lorna Anne

Try to see the wisdom of the unexpected. Also, like attracts like, so the more we love your realities and accept them, the more beneficial they will become because that is what we will pull to us.

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Join Lorna Anne as she shares the concerns over situations or tasks in our everyday reality with “Unconscious Tension: What is it and How to Cure it”.


Do you feel tired all the time? In a constant state of worry, but uncertain of the reason? Do you go through your day looking at what you have before you with anxiety and maybe even dread? This is a type of feeling. Like carrying an impending sense of doom around with you all the time.

These concerns over situations or tasks in our everyday realities prevent us from two important things: 1) Paying attention to how we’re feeling when we’re “doing”; 2) Paying attention to our expectations as to what we will be given. We must become conscious of this tension and anxiety in order to relieve it.

Here are two classic examples:

1) You have plans, or you perceive that your day is going to go a certain way, and then it goes in a completely different direction – which technically, is no worse than your scenario, just different and unexpected. It is not surprising that you might feel tension, or maybe even anger, because your reality concept was altered. We must realize that we are dealing with limited vision as to really what would be most beneficial in our world, at a certain time. There are so many unseen variables that we are unaware of, that we can hardly make the best assessment. We must accept that our way may not be the best way. Yes, at the root of it are feelings of betrayal, as if reality screws us over, but that is not the truth of it at all. In fact, negative realities can turn around and become positive if we don’t block them by disliking and polarizing from them.

Try to see the wisdom of the unexpected. Also, like attracts like, so the more we love your realities and accept them, the more beneficial they will become because that is what we will pull to us.

2) Another common underlying tension stems from how we see ourselves as doers. If we were not raised in a loving, supportive, nurturing environment, it is easy to fall prey to performance anxiety, whether we are aware of it or not. Whereas, in example one we’re taking umbrage with the Universe, in this example, we blame ourselves. What’s frightening is how deeply this fear of “screwing up” goes – from basic mundane tasks such as cooking a meal, to making major changes in our lives.

Do we fear that we will create failure? Pay attention to how you feel when you’re doing what you’re doing. Even better, before you start any task or activity, focus on telling yourself you’re going to do a great job and banish the fear – you’ll be surprised how much better things will turn out!

Those are two examples of unconscious hidden anxieties that create dis-ease. Make them conscious and choose to delete them from your thinking process.

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About the author

Lorna Anne

Lorna Anne

Lorna Anne received a psychology degree from the University of New Hampshire. Much of her knowledge comes from her own private esoteric studies of ancient documents of wisdom. She has been a practicing counselor for more than 20 years in New Orleans, Honolulu, and Washington state where she spent several years studying dream interpretation with a Jungian therapist. She currently resides in Chatham, Ma, and counsels either in person or on the phone. For inquiries, please contact Lorna via E-mail at Wiselorna@ymail.com, or on Face book a http://www.facebook.com/lornaanne.marvinny.

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