I read an article recently which described the research of a post-graduate student, working on a thesis related to what she calls “relaxation-induced anxiety” (RIA). In typical allopathic fashion, a common phenomenon is identified and described in terms of its outward, visible symptoms, but no real explanation is given as to its underlying dynamics.
In one of the examples given in the article, a respondent explained why they become anxious when they reach a state of relaxation — because “I don’t like to relax because it makes me feel out of control.” This one statement gives the key to the whole phenomenon underlying this — what Dr. Reich termed “orgasm anxiety”, meaning that to the degree that most people are armored, there is an in-built biophysical anxiety whenever the possibility of a complete 4-beat cycle might be triggered. The last stage of the 4-beat cycle is a complete letting go, or relaxation, which is a state of total surrender. The rhythm of our work culture runs on about a 3.5 beat cycle, with the last phase of relaxation or letting go before the next cycle begins never coming to a natural completion.
To the degree that we have any residual armoring, or false ego issues, this state of letting go or surrender will be uncomfortable, and possibly even trigger a state of deep anxiety or panic. One of the goals of health is to remove enough of these types of blockages to allow a natural 4-beat cycle to be completed by the patient in their everyday life.
- The Einstein Affair : Why Truth Can Be The Hardest Thing to Accept
- Homeopathic Materia Medica : Lac Humanum (mother’s milk)