We were never meant to become bitter. We were never meant to become cruel shadows of ourselves; never meant to live with hard hearts that impede our energy flow. This world was not meant to break and twist us into small figurines in a puppet show. This world was meant to provide experiences and to provide opportunities for growth.
However, most people see these opportunities as risks – risks that can potentially cause pain. And pain, whether it be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual, is something humans are determined to protect themselves from. When we sense pain approaching, steel walls cascade down the sides of our heart, blood vessels and brain, securely connecting and bolting the locks so that we feel guarded. When we do this, we believe that the pain will be deflected, that it will not touch us and our armor will be left unscathed. Despite our tendency to do this, this is not what our body was made for. Our bodies are not able to deflect pain, instead our brain helps to create an illusion of deflection, when in reality that pain, along with all of the other stored memories that correlate with pain, remain in our hearts center. Our bodies were meant to experience life and all it has to offer, not to provide protection from what may happen.
Our bodies are fountains of energy, ebbing and flowing with the rising tide of some experiences and cascading like a waterfall with others. Our bodies were meant to radiate this energy and to send/receive vibrations from the surrounding environment and people. By guarding our hearts with a steel cage, we are stopping the flow of our energy. The negative energy of pain becomes a roadblock, slowly embedding it’s aura in our blood stream, in the way our body moves, the way it thinks… This energy radiating from our center slowly builds over time, gaining power over our inner peace, blocking the new energy that new experiences can bring into our reservoir. Instead of protecting ourselves with the lock and key cage around our heart and brain, we are subconsciously destroying ourselves. We are creating an overflowing body of negative energy that will soon become permanent.
What if, instead of blocking its access to our inner workings, we simply embraced the pain as it came with our heart and mind open? If we did this, we would face the fear and the pain for a matter of minutes compared to a matter of years. We would bypass triggers that resurface old pain and continue to affect our lives today. We would be able to continue to grow without impediment and without an unhindered energy flow.
Open yourself up to the experience of pain. Embrace it as if it is an old friend. Face it, feel it. Let it pass through you and then, let it go.
Holding on to pain and fear makes us bitter. It makes us cynical about the world, people, and life in general. Whatever our reason is for being on this Earth, I know that being bitter is not it. Our purposes are far beyond that. So stop impeding your energy flow for the energy you project is the energy that flows back to you. Why should this energy be anything but beautifully positive? Stop “shielding” yourself from life and start experiencing it.