The BIG Process is a process to undertake during times of anxiety, overwhelm, fear or when you feel triggered. It is used in the present time, as well as going back to times in the past when these feelings were present and the breath was lost. …the best way to conquer anxiety is to be present, with the breath ~ experiential self-awareness shared by Anthony Abbagnano (Alchemy of Breath)
Buddha shared an observation from his experiences: TO HAVE NO DEATH GROUND… it took me years to experientially under.stand these words because i lacked active memory of similar experiences to compare to…
SO… WHAT DOES COVID-19 DO TO US REALLY?
“A virus infects your body by entering healthy cells. There, the invader makes copies of itself and multiplies throughout your body. The new coronavirus latches its spiky surface proteins to receptors on healthy cells, especially those in your lungs…. For most people, the symptoms end with a cough and a fever. More than 8 in 10 cases are mild. But for some, the infection gets more severe. About 5 to 8 days after symptoms begin, they have shortness of breath (known as dyspnea). Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) begins a few days later.”
FROM JAMES NESTOR BOOK “BREATH…”:
Dr. Justin Feinstein met S. M. in 2006 while getting a PhD in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Iowa. Feinstein specialized in anxieties, specifically in how to get over them. He knew that fear was the core of all anxieties: a fear of gaining weight led to anorexia; fear of crowds led to agoraphobia; fear of losing control led to panic attacks. Anxieties were an oversensitivity to perceived fear, be it spiders, the opposite sex, confined spaces, whatever. On a neuronal level, anxieties and phobias were caused by overreactive amygdalae… Back in the United States, a girl whom psychologists would name S. M. was born around this time with a rare genetic condition called Urbach-Wiethe disease. The condition caused cell mutations and a buildup of fatty material throughout her body, giving her skin a lumpy and puffy appearance and making her voice hoarse. When S. M. was ten, the deposits had spread into her brain. For reasons nobody understands, the disease left most regions unharmed, but destroyed her amygdalae… S. M. could see, feel, hear, think, and taste just like anyone else. She had a normal IQ, memory, and perception. But as S. M. entered her late teenage years, her sense of fear diminished… She even lost the ability to recognize fear in the faces of those around her. S. M. could easily register happiness, confusion, or the sadness of friends and family, but didn’t have a clue when someone was scared or threatened. Worries, stress, and anxiety all dissolved along with her amygdalae… …Determined, Feinstein dug deeper and found a study in which human subjects were administered a single breath of carbon dioxide. Even with a small amount, patients reported feelings of suffocation, as if they’d been forced to hold their breath for several minutes. Their oxygen levels hadn’t changed and the subjects knew they were never in danger, but many still suffered debilitating panic attacks that lasted for minutes… Feinstein and a group of neurosurgeons, psychologists, and research assistants set up an experiment at a laboratory at the University of Iowa hospital. They brought S. M. in and sat her down at a desk, fitting an inhaler mask over her face, connected to an inhaler bag that contained a few lungfuls of 35 percent carbon dioxide and the rest room air. They explained to S. M. that the carbon dioxide would not damage her body, her tissues and brain would have plenty of oxygen. She would never be in any danger. Hearing this, S. M. looked the way she always looked: bored. “We weren’t expecting anything to happen,” Feinstein told me. “Nobody was.” A few moments later, Feinstein released the carbon dioxide mix into the mouthpiece. S. M. inhaled. Right away, her droopy eyes grew wider. Her shoulder muscles tensed, her breathing became labored. She grabbed at the desk. “Help me!” she yelled through the mouthpiece. S. M. lifted an arm and waved it as if she were drowning. “I can’t!” she screamed. “I can’t breathe!” A researcher yanked the mask off, but it didn’t help. S. M. jerked wildly and gasped. A minute or so later, she dropped her arms and returned to breathing slowly and calmly. A single puff of carbon dioxide did to S. M. what no snakes, horror movies, or thunderstorms could. For the first time in 30 years, she’d felt fear, a full-fledged panic attack. Her amygdalae hadn’t grown back. Her brain was the same as it had always been. But some dormant switch had suddenly been flipped. S. M. refused to inhale carbon dioxide again. Years later, the mere idea of it stressed her out. So Feinstein and his researchers confirmed the results with two German twins who also suffered from Urbach-Wiethe disease. The twins had lost their amygdalae, and neither had felt fear in a decade. A single inhalation of carbon dioxide quickly changed that when both suffered the same debilitating anxiety, panic, and crushing fear as S. M. …”
the best way to conquer anxiety is to be present, with the breath ~ experiential self-awareness shared Anthony Abbagnano SO… WHAT COVID-19 DOES TO US REALLY? … 🙂 IF WE ONLY ARE AWARE OF COLLECTIVE HUMAN REACTION INSTEAD OF ACTING IT OUT BLINDLY… THE CURE AND PREVENTION OF DEATH BY SUFFOCATION IS WITHIN US – OUR NATURAL ABILITY TO B R E A T H E!!! OM 🙂
The BIG Process is a process to undertake during times of anxiety, overwhelm, fear or when you feel triggered. It is used in the present time, as well as going back to times in the past when these feelings were present and the breath was lost. the best way to conquer anxiety is to be present, with the breath… ~ Experiential observation shared by Anthony Abbagnano