In the medical field, a blockage means that something is in the way of our body functioning in its fullest capacity. What we do in our lives with things that have caused us pain is to create blockages so that we don’t have to feel the same pain again. The higher the level of pain, the thicker the blockades we set up to make sure it doesn’t happen again. But what happens anyway? We feel it again and again. So, we build our blockades higher, and thicker.
I have another solution. How about instead of hiding in the ditch waiting for a surprise attack and being acted upon, why not take an active approach. I think of the person who is being acted upon as a garbage dump. Garbage from other people will represent the inappropriate actions of others towards us. When letting others act upon us, the garbage gets dumped on us. We build up our blockades. What happens to the garbage? We build up our blockades with the garbage still inside! I mean, would you intentionally stand behind a garbage truck and allow the garbage to be dumped on you? Of course not! You may not realize it, but that’s what happens when you allow others to dump their garbage on you. The question is why can the garbage get in through the blockade but nothing can go out? This may be why we have dis-ease. It’s the garbage we are hanging on to for fear of what might happen if we let it go. Would you feel empty inside without it? Maybe. Some people won’t look at it because it hurts too much to see it, and they leave it there, to build pressure and disdain.
As an example, if you put an egg in a microwave and cook it, which is putting it under extreme pressure, you will not get a hard-boiled egg, you will get an explosion. The energy from the microwaves will build up in the center. When the center fills up with energy, it has to be released. It releases by exploding. We are like that egg. Garbage, or negative words and actions from others, penetrates our blockades and we allow it to build up and we explode with all the garbage we have allowed inside, and as you can imagine, it’s not a pretty picture! We hurt ourselves and other s that happen to be around us.
Come back next month and find out how to avoid putting up the blockades and learn to act and not be acted upon. Consider these questions. What are the things that may be building up inside of you in the present moment in your life? Do you fear that you could explode at any given moment? How can you take action in that situation in your life? Find some time to journal the answers to these questions and unlock the power of love in your own life.
Life Coach, Parent Educator