65 yrs old man, in my second marriage, with 17 yr old daughter, I started coming down with chronic panic and generalized anxiety disorder in the spring. In the past few years I had experienced panic attacks whenever I got ill with flu or bronchitis. Although I used to have asthma as a child, the panic seemed to be connected with some kind of abandonment feelings and fear of death... Now I couldn't shake it; I was having panic every day multiple times a day.
I had had some ongoing counseling regarding substance abuse, and marriage counseling, but shunning pharmaceutical "help" I did seek out psychologists with no real help.
Without going into the mechanics of panic attacks and anxiety, I did find some real relief in a system called Panic Away which system actually pointed to what I learned from ET later, about how to transform, transmute pain body energies.
One day I was perusing a PanicAway forum, learning how some of these folks had become more "whole" by learning to accept, and transform these scary energies. One forum member quoted some of the last chapter of ET's PON and also the Pain Body chapter regarding the alchemy that can occur through acceptance and bringing awareness to negative energies.
From there it was like the anxiety system was a direct stepping stone to ET's sort of... "let me introduce you to yourself" and which "self" is the real one? teaching. Thank you! Panic member!
I realize that ET's "I couldn't stand living with myself" self talk that made him question who was talking to whom, was a more extreme situation than mine but definitely distress is what so many have found has led to our spiritual opening up.
My wife has marveled at how I've changed, and although I do feel a need to keep focusing on "pointers" daily; I'm constantly in the ET books and audios, I have made progress.
No more panic, and a way of clearing that chronic low level anxiety, depression that too often greats my mornings with the power or Now...
I feel like I've made a definite turn in the fork in the road of my story, one that now has a chance of unfolding from fresh inspiration and creativity, as opposed to being another victim of belief in ego... an "ego believer" as Byron Katie says about sufferers.
ET did say to one questioner about being so dependent on his books and words, don't get addicted... I think some of us need more reminding, and at some point I feel there will be more experiential progress for me, putting things to the test so to speak, and I do remain very very grateful.