Can anxiety be a buffer?

Hi hi, first month in Scholars and loving it. My focus right now is money and so I’ve been doing the Money workshop, which is revealing that I have a lot of anxiety around money, spending it, having it, etc. just all of it. For example, before signing up for Scholars I researched the program, listened to the podcasts, was convinced it was the right choice (still am). But as soon as I put in credit card info and click the button: Anxiety. Only after I sit with it for a while can I discern thoughts and feelings specific to whatever is going on… it feels almost as if the anxiety is a buffer preventing me from feeling my real feelings… is that a thing? Thanks much!