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This article has information to help people address reactionary behaviour, something believed to be one of the most common causes of the coronavirus, reactionary behaviour, these represent a series of egoic, irrational or disproportionate ways of reacting to problems and other people, often leading to angry or hostile over-reactive behaviour both towards other people and in response to other people and certain situations.
Some coronaviruses are believed to be affecting people suffering from over-reactive behaviour. Over-reactive behaviour usually occurs when encountering other people who either commit or are perceived to have committed, violated or infringed in some way, such as carelessly or deliberately bumping into your person, being cut off in traffic, being ignored whilst being served, becoming angry if fairly losing to a competitor in a computer game or even in response to seeing certain things on the television such as politics, a lot of egoic responses often happen during heated debates and can lead to personal insults and swearing or worse.
Reactionary responses can also come in response to certain vivid or vocalised thoughts of one’s own mind and body such as unpleasant and berating thoughts from the negative ego portion of the mind such as the infamous “inner critic” that are usually intended to raise awareness of or highlight a particular negative pattern of behaviour or behavioural attitude that needs correcting or ego that needs purifying.
A lot of over-reactive behaviour and thinking are triggered by instances of different extremes of fear or major source(s) of anxiety. Depending on how a person responds to these things positively can determine whether or not a person gets a coronavirus. One of the best ways of processing sources of worry, fear and anxiety including the unpleasant symptoms they cause in the body is massage.
One of the main purposes and functions of coronaviruses seems to be to safely suppress and subdue someone for a period of time until a point in which they can safely surrender the body. When someone is angry the emotional body channels energy pertaining to emotional fear or anger and contractions to tendons and muscles in the legs create tension. Places that need to be surrendered can also include the feet, pelvis, hands, arms and back, neck or even the face which need to be surrendered.
The coronavirus virus also induces a low energy state if it is combined with muscular contractions around certain arteries, this makes it more difficult to breathe by inducing a naturally progressive ‘choke’ effect that limits oxygen flow around the body, however, one should not resist this, as just like quick-sand, any sort of resistance given of this kind only makes things worse.
Many viruses can eventually be lifted through achieving and cultivating a more peaceful and mindful state of being, through frequently assisting the body to surrender. There are numerous ways to do this, such as through acts of hard work such as doing chores, reading a book (thanks Jeremy Clarkson for this tip), taking a hot bath aids relaxation and surrendering, going for a walk, visiting the gym or doing yoga to stretch are both physical ways of releasing the stored tension caused by hostile anger.
Sometimes even your favourite activity can bring some familiar relief and comfort from reactive behaviour or the unpleasant physical symptoms of anger or anxiety, but on its own probably won’t be enough to lift a virus and working hard is often at the root of a lot of spiritual healing as it represents a simple way of atonement or paying back a karmic debt, however long or short-lived it may be. Once a person has learned the originating cause of a virus or disease, often it is a spiritual reason one would develop it, much disease manifests directly into the body and I’m not convinced that viruses actually spread from the saliva of another person but are self-created from glands in the body.
Mindfulness and Holding Space
One of the main solutions for overcoming hostile over-reactive behaviour is to learn something called mindfulness. This can be achieved through practising meditation until reaching a relaxed state where tension can be released and the body and mind become calm. Meditation can be integrated into daily life and eventually changes to mind and consciousness occur that enable someone to eliminate many of the hostile reactivity that the mind can produce.
Eckhart Tolle was one of the main proponents of mindfulness that I first came across (although he doesn’t like calling it this, he prefers to call it “presence”), this refers to the need to be aware of the present moment and cultivate more presence and self-awareness in the face of challenging situations and not to get swept up in the stream of mental thinking or psychological time. It becomes necessary to be able to “hold space” both for yourself and potentially when confronted by other people who may be responding in an irritable way and triggering or channelling their internalised emotional pain body, this means being very present and aware and not being prepared to feed their pain with your own pain response.
The flip side of this also means learning about appropriate and safe reactions when necessary that is proportionate and appropriate in response to whatever the given situation or scenario that someone might encounter or experience.
People who don’t do this in some way, tend to live very angry, hostile and over-reactive lives with much of the aggravation, hostilities and further complexity of other things that can go wrong such as causing suffering through damage to relationships, friendships, jobs and overall health and wellbeing. A lot of over-reactive behaviour occurs at the end of the week when people flock to pubs, bars and clubs and consume a lot of alcohol, some of which can lead to fights and drunken brawling.
Having low blood sugar through not having eaten properly or not enough sleep I found can trigger mental health problems and reactionary behaviour in mind, so it pays to be aware of diet and not skipping necessary meals such as breakfast or the main meal of the day and making sure you can sleep soundly and resolve sources of anxiety and distractions that would disrupt this.
Not having very much love is also a major trigger of over-reactive behaviour, when you have love, both mind and emotions become much more harmonised, content and synergised allowing someone to function better, usually much more smoothly and less anxious. Everybody gets a bit of love through positive personal interactions with others, meeting goals like small personal achievements or accomplishments, an attitude of being thankful, grateful and giving gratitude for certain things and for doing well in your work or doing creative works.
The other side of this is needing to be aware of the sort of things that will get you cut off from love, usually, this includes the sort of egoic reactions that both this and other articles discuss, other examples include being unjustifiably and deliberately mean to other people, causing transgressions against other people, acts of sin or engaging in sexually perverse thinking, thought, actions and behaviour. It pays not to do these things and depending on what you’re doing during your day, you may only get a limited amount of love from others.
Often challenging situations present in the form of an annoyed boss or colleague, a teacher or even a romantically involved person such as a spouse or partner. In an ideal world, both people require the skill of mindfulness and mindful living, however, this often isn’t the case, and if at least one of you are not able to hold space or respond appropriately in the face of another’s agitation or confrontation, it can be disastrous and can subsequently lead to over-reactions from one or both people that cause harm in a number of possible ways.
At night when people’s heads hit the pillow a lot of processing of the days’ events happen in peoples mind’s and mental space, much of this time is dedicated to processing spiritual outcomes such as karma and choosing how best to decide a way through something and this often draws in other people’s entities or Heavenly Fathers’ into the debate, many people are unconscious of what takes place, however, it can also lead to a feeling of restless sleep and sleep disturbance.
Having a fearful and over-active mind can lead to egoic and hostile over-reactionary responses both from and within the mind of a person, this also includes the phenomenon known as psychic attack whereby hostile thoughts and negative energy are sometimes projected at another person due to one’s own thoughts.
A simple example of this might be the act of intention of thinking about hitting or attacking someone. In the worst situations, this can lead to and trigger physical violent or aggressive confrontations. Many attacks against others are actually born of unnecessary over-reactive fear due to fear or anxiety rather than the pure desire or need to defend oneself.
Methods such as yoga, meditation, deep breathing and tantra massage are all excellent ways of processing sources of fear, anxiety, trauma and tension that are responsible for stimulating many excesses of irritatable behaviour and mental over-reactivity and reactions and can subsequently help someone to overcome their inappropriate anger and hostile or over-reactive thoughts.