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Offline SomethingBetter

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Anxiety
« on: June 09, 2019, 07:09:49 PM »
So I have extreme anxiety. For years I handled it by basically becoming a recluse and gaining a bunch of weight, which I have lost (yay! I brought sexy back). I managed to not call readers for almost a decade and now I’m back. I feel a reading, even an awful one, temporarily relieves the anxiety. I would not say I’m addicted though as I only speak to a handful of readers.

Xanax, a glass of wine and meditation were my go to’s before and I need to get back into that. Also affirmations help.

Does anyone else find themselves in a cycle of anxiety caused by the readings?

I’m thisclose to closing my Keen account and blocking ol’boy on everything.

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 09:28:34 AM »
I have to be honest with myself and admit I use psychics to alleviate anxiety. A reading works better than a massage for me to relax but yes, it's a cycle. Readings seem to purge my mind albeit temporarily. I feel more relaxed in every way afterwards. Like you, I have a handful of fave readers but am always tempted to try just one more. Oh, the money I have spent.

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 12:50:36 PM »
I sometimes take anxiety meds also but not currently because i was using readings as a bad crutch.  It would only alleviate the anxiety for maybe 4 hours or less lol and then i would have to call someone or look at a YouTube video on tarot readings.

i feel better though .. Knock on wood and have had no need to call them after doing this that a reader advised me on. I forget her screen name also and that is insane because i remember how i used to call her years back.

She said Get lavender, frankincense, and myrrh and burn it and then say the lord's prayer, the blood of Christ prayer, and psalm 91.  OMG I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER like a weight has been lifted.  I have hardly any anxiety now and I feel there is power in the name of Jesus or the christian God or religion.  I am a pagan but turning slowly towards Christianity after seeing the peace it gives me.  I have no urge to call psychics now so that is great.

I am getting tired of the occult and how people catch attitudes and huge egos and can threaten you if you butt heads.

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Re: Anxiety
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 05:12:10 PM »
I have anxiety too, and I think the readings might help the anxiety (for me anyway) very temporarily.  But in the long run, they make it worse.

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 01:20:44 AM »
I have to be honest with myself and admit I use psychics to alleviate anxiety. A reading works better than a massage for me to relax but yes, it's a cycle. Readings seem to purge my mind albeit temporarily. I feel more relaxed in every way afterwards. Like you, I have a handful of fave readers but am always tempted to try just one more. Oh, the money I have spent.

I am there with you.

I hope you don’t call a new advisor, however. I hate seeing one of us perpetuate the cycle 🙂

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Re: Anxiety
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 01:22:30 AM »
One thing I’ve noticed with those who call readers, we tend to err towards anxiety, fear of the unknown and a need for control.

At least for me.

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 01:34:43 AM »
One thing I’ve noticed with those who call readers, we tend to err towards anxiety, fear of the unknown and a need for control.

At least for me.

This. I can totally relate to this. The very reason I have always requested readings has been my need to know what's next because I am scared of being taken by surprise by the unexpected. Although I know not everything has the same root for everyone, for me it was the chaotic, overstimulated environment I grew up in. I have felt pretty much unsafe most of my life and I have a need to control my external circumstances to feel secure and okay. Sadly, this sense of security is short lived because after a week or so, the overthinking starts and I begin to question if what I was told in a reading is truth or not, or I would find ways to think why it can't be true. For an anxious person, thoughts are our worse enemy. It is a vicious cycle.

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2019, 02:09:02 AM »
One thing I’ve noticed with those who call readers, we tend to err towards anxiety, fear of the unknown and a need for control.

At least for me.

This. I can totally relate to this. The very reason I have always requested readings has been my need to know what's next because I am scared of being taken by surprise by the unexpected. Although I know not everything has the same root for everyone, for me it was the chaotic, overstimulated environment I grew up in. I have felt pretty much unsafe most of my life and I have a need to control my external circumstances to feel secure and okay. Sadly, this sense of security is short lived because after a week or so, the overthinking starts and I begin to question if what I was told in a reading is truth or not, or I would find ways to think why it can't be true. For an anxious person, thoughts are our worse enemy. It is a vicious cycle.

Omg, I agree with you on childhood. I was a “parentified” child. My parents treated me like an adult when I was a small child, so at 5 or 6, I knew too much about their marriage, finances, aunts and uncles marriages, etc. I grew up thinking I needed to know everything so it started that cycle of control and needing to know everything about everything. Even in my 30’s I hate surprises and get noticeably ill when I don’t know something. Just overwhelming dread.

That’s an excellent point you made!

 

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