Anxiety offers a tremendous opportunity as far as spiritual growth is concerned, because it forces the aspirant out of a comfort zone time and time again. This crisis in consciousness can feel as if one is going to lose their mind or possibly die. To completely intend to give up the mind and body in the midst of this crisis is the highest act of devotion and surrender; and leads to a metamorphosis. Anxiety from a spiritual point of view is actually the movement of energy or grace trying to flow through the body and mind; and is perceived as a threat because it seeks to rearrange and evolve the body, while annihilating the dysfunctional aspects of the ego. Therefore, as divinity lean into your humanity and know your eternal awareness to be the balancing principle.