My anxiety is slowly reducing as my faith increases. I still have weird ocd fears though but they’ve decreased in intensity I hope one day they will go away for good when I put my complete trust in Christ. Lately, though I’ve been having really bad nightmares is there some sort of spiritual connection to this I remember Roosh saying he had really bad nightmares when he was living in the former crackhouse.
I'm only catechumen but I'll share what I know so far.
My anxiety is slowly reducing as my faith increases. I still have weird ocd fears though but they’ve decreased in intensity I hope one day they will go away for good when I put my complete trust in Christ.
It's always good to struggle against something, and our weaknesses can help us to become stronger. If God took away these fears, what would we be fighting against instead? I often pose this towards myself. There's a reason we're battling against something in this particular moment, so it's trying to trust in God's will to guide us, rather than hope that all hardship be removed from us.
Lately, though I’ve been having really bad nightmares is there some sort of spiritual connection to this I remember Roosh saying he had really bad nightmares when he was living in the former crackhouse.
Nightmares can have demonic origins but not always. I think there's a tendency to blame everything on demons, when in some cases it can be more natural. That being said, it is certainly true that demons can attack you during the night and plague your dreams, and it's something I've heard echoed elsewhere that demons are at the height of their influence around the hours of 3-4am. This is usually when the most paranormal activity tends to occur on average, so we would understand that to be demons of course.
Locations can inherit a curse or be tainted due to previous sinful activity, e.g. a previous murder on the same grounds. There is some sort of spiritual "law" that demons can inhabit a place if grave evil has been committed there, which for me explains the whole notion of "haunted" houses. Intuitively it makes sense, so I think for the Orthodox in particular, or those who are spiritually more sensitive, this has deeper implications in the spiritual warfare.
I recently attended a house blessing for one of my friends at the parish, and it was a new experience for me to see the priest blessing the house with holy water and reading prayers to banish the presence of any latent demons from previous occupants. It might be something to consider if this particular location is causing you concern or you feel that it is a factor in your nightmares.
Either way, I'd speak to your priest about the situation and ask him for advice on how to gain protection from attacks. Making the sign of the Cross on all four sides of the bed before you sleep might be a suggestion, or going to bed with a Cross by your side, praying more to your Guardian Angel etc. there are many ways to go about it.
But again, I'm still only a baby in the faith, just things I've read and come across in my journey this past year, hope this helps you in some way.