NOTE: I know….another long post. Sorry about that, really. But I am asking you on an adventure and we can’t do that with a bunch of bulletted text, can we? So here goes the long version that asks you take a cup of tea and a cookie or something and just soak into it…
Imagine that overlaid on your body is an extremely fine webwork of energy lines, fine as spiders thread which create a vast jungle of pathways that align to organs and centers in your body that are physical that these lines help to feed the necessary nutrient of life force or prana to. You can’t see or touch these lines, but you can feel them. In fact, there are people, like myself, who can see the energy radiating off of them which can tell you all about where that person is physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It sounds a little wild to some people, but really, its only because you have never heard of it or experienced it directly for yourself. But when you do, it is a game changer. But you don’t have to see this energy in order to work with it. There is a lot that you can do with it that is healthy and beneficial.
These lines that make up the energy body begin so small that they are difficult to see. They go down in scale to subatomic since the energy force literally does feed right into and out of the subatomic. Its a very very detailed system for carrying energy. Most systems for understanding this only show the seven chakras that go up the core of the body. In the same way that your vascular system goes from extremely small structures that feed into organs and cells, they get bigger and bigger like the branches of a tree. Finally they go up a central main trunk, which is where the most obvious centers of vortex energy reside. We call these “chakras” which mean “wheel” or “disc” in the Sanskrit.
You don’t need to know anything about esoteric traditions to know and understand what a chakra is or what your energy is. I can tell you that by becoming sensitive to energy fields that are in others around you and by feeling your own energy, you can learn right away FROM the energy itself to know how it behaves and how incredibly complex but beautiful it is. By learning directly with the energy, you can allow your own natural intuitiveness to bloom. Most people feel they have to learn this from another person, but I say that you literally have the capacity within you to decode the information for yourself because it is what you are. But absent that, a few very basic guidelines about how to reach a place where the energy of the infinite can move through you with calm and peace.
Blocks As Solid (Ideas and Emotions)
We like to think of energy as something that is not solid, but I want to propose to you that at the level of energy itself, the energy body has amazing structure and a kind of “solidity” to it that makes the lines that run through it that the Chinese have charted as “meridians” as incredibly consistent from one person to the next. Far from being just a current or amorphous flow of energy, the energy that makes up our consciousness is amazingly structured. It is out of this “solidity” that energetic objects can get stuck in the system that is our light body. In the same way that food can get stuck in your throat, energy can be stuck, sometimes for years, lifetimes even, in your energy body. The result of removing the block is that perception and awareness changes and the person feels much more peaceful and happy.
But we are a cluster of thousands of these blocks. These blocks are always emotions that were not fully felt in one way or another. Do you fear your rage? Do you find yourself putting it away or stuffing it down? That breakup with your boyfriend or girlfriend where you pulled yourself together and stopped crying because you were afraid you were going to just fall apart? Its possible that you were stuffing something down. Or how about that moment when you feared something that you did not understand…a feeling that just hung there like dirty laundry on the clothesline? Afraid, we leave it alone…..and we shove it down. By not fully processing any form of emotion, we literally create a kind of bottled knot of whatever that emotion is that gets stored in the energy body.
The Body Thinks
There is a lot of evidence that I am finding that shows HOW the energy body and the physical body work together to either store or to release these blocks. It has to do with the nervous system, the brain, as well as the current of prana and how it is polarized in the life force field itself.
The light body is made up of two fields of energy that are joined and that replenish each other. They aren’t really even “two” but two ends of a spectrum of energy that represents a kind of cosmic totality that makes it possible for you to then connect into the totality that exists beyond you. This is the way this energy works, and is why you can feel the rush of the universe move through you in moments of nondual awareness (or as a continual awareness depending on the extent of your experience). Two-in-one (energies) who then birth a transcendent third energy. You see? All of this activity is felt as taking place not in the head but all through the body.
What I am getting at is that there is already evidence to support that the body “thinks” and stores memory. Now this stands in direct opposition to what we all have been taught, but what we have learned about our capacity to store memory is simply lacking. Consider that the tissues in your body contain neurons, enough neurons in your gut for the brain of the average cat. THAT is a lot of processing power. What do you think our gut is doing with all of that? What does your gut tell you? 🙂 So you see, the body has this capacity for dealing with memory, yes, and there is also a way to use somatics (body knowledge) to aid in releasing these memories. Unlike the brain, the body seems to be more selective in the memories it stores. It seems at this point in time, to be storing memories that it has had trouble with. These can now be released once the individual is ready to release them. And doing so is a saving grace because whatever the short coming was, or the fault or hurt or fear or rage, it all evaporates after releasing these blocks.
In the work I was doing with my friend Alison who is herself awakened and a gifted intuitive, we found that even matter itself has a propensity to hold blocked energy. I one experience that unfolded that I write about in my book, I describe how we unlocked an energy that had been blocked at a physical site that involved the murder of a man who had been drowned in a lake. At the time, we did not know that a body had been found in the lake that we saw in our inner vision, but it had been discovered as the waters receded in what was then a dry lake bed (and his body was discovered along with some of his belongings enough to identify him). We were able to describe a scenario that had a group of friends going out on the lake in the middle of the night with one of their friends not returning. By simply recognizing the truth of this event, we were able to release it. Six months after our encounter our local newspaper printed a story about the man who had died in the lake! It was pretty amazing that events in the physical world would be so closely tied to our own encounter. The newspaper story told the story of the four friends who took this man out onto the lake. What we saw was that he was murdered for an elicit love affair with the wife or girlfriend of his friend. It was perhaps the reason why the blocked energy could be released….because someone was able to see what really happened on that night. No one else would have been able to really see the events as they took place. While we had testimony from his friends as part of the historical record, it is interesting how no one seemed to even entertain the idea of foul play at all. Basically, it came down to four people all saying that their friend drowned. As long as everyone sticks to their story, then no one is the wiser.
And of course, this lead the skeptical to suggest that I saw something that was not there, or that I was making it up or seeing a real event bu interpreting it to fit my own life where I felt as though I had been drowned. And I will concede that this is certainly a real possibility. What suggests to me that we were seeing real events was because both Alison and I were picking up on all the same information, information that was in line with the story when it came out in the newspapers.
And this is where the second lesson in doing this kind of work comes in. When we went up to this lake, we were simply going to see the sun setting. But what unfolded was an event not unlike one that had taken place in my own life. There was something eerily similar to what had happened to me and to our friend who drowned in the lake. While my life was not taken from me, my experience in my marriage was that I was being held underwater to be drowned before my own children. It was itself a really painful experience that happened to me, something that people in the psychiatric community call ‘Parental Alienation Syndrome.” One parent tries to destroy the other parent in the eyes of the children. When it happens to you, it feels like the life is being sucked out of your body. it feels like you are drowning. It was appropriate that I would pick up on this eerie energy that was skulking about in those hills. It was scary at first….sinister….but as we worked through the memory, I found that I was touching on a whole host of feelings that were in me as well. By working with one block we were able to clear the other block.
But what took place in the wake of this experience is also very telling. In the same way that clearing a block in your body leads to a world of new possibilities, the area where this drowning took place also underwent a lot of changes in the years following our event. Renovations were called for in the main buildings, a new arts initiative was called for with new people with progressive ideas coming onto the scene. It was as though a new window opened for the people who lived and worked around this location. To date, a slew of new initiatives have been undertaken on the part of the owners of the property where this lake is. Its interesting to see how a location can be stuck for years only to see how it becomes unstuck, with a flow of new people, new ideas, and new possibilities entering the scene. The same happens to you when you release these blocks, too!
Complimentary Blocks And The Law Of Attraction
Until a block is cleared, the block can be the basis of an attraction by others who are either similarly blocked or complimentary blocked. What this means is that you either have someone who has had the same KIND of experience or someone who compliments the experience as in the case of someone who has a fear of being pushed, say, and you attract a person who seems to like to push you a lot! THAT would be an example of a complimentary attraction. A positive complimentary attraction would be somethign similar but in the positive, not negative. In either case, however, the two people feel the similarities even if they are opposites, and these dynamics open up the flow of energy within us. They fill a role be it positive or negative. These aspects of the other person can lay dormant for decades before expressing themselves, or they can be playing in the background all the time. However, when you release this material, you release any possibility for this same kind of blocked material to ever be of any consequence to you in the future. it is gone like a poof of smoke. And this is why this kind of work is so important and life changing; you can change your whole life based on one big critical pivotal move in clearing your blocks in your body. The result is that you NEVER feel energized by behaviors that would have effected you before. It’s as though your mind has been completely rewired when it comes to whatever hot button issue this block represented to you in the past. There is a lot to suggest that this event does literally have the power to rewire the brain in seconds flat! How’s that for a speedy transformation?
It really is that fast and that easy. When you have enough of these you realize that you can actually become a free person in ways you have never experienced before.
Ways Of Clearing Blocks
The best way to work through blocks is to pay attention to the ones that come up the most for you. This is one most obvious way. But these blocks may also be the hardest to clear away. I am of the observed opinion that clearing smaller blocks is the way to go since it can loosen up material surrounding one block only to result in a kind of energetic avalanche with other blocks going at about the same time.
You can identify blocks in your body by simply observing when you feel a sense of resistance or even pain in your body when you move a certain way. Your energy body changes frequency from one end of the field to the other. As a result, different emotions are stored at different places along this “column” in the body. This is why some issues are stored in the root chakra than in the crown. The root chakra deals with nurture, abundance, and safety of self, for example. When you feel a sense of resistance or even pain from tightness in a given area, you can gain a good bit of understanding about the block in general by thinking about where that block is located. If its between two chakras, then it will contain aspects of BOTH chakras in some way.
If you can identify the spot where the hurt or twinge keeps happening, you can point it out to a therapists who can work on that spot for you. The types of therapists who can do this work will be people who do both energy work and body manipulations such as deep tissue massage. Acupressure, acupuncture, reiki, and deep tissue are all methods that can help. In pranayama yoga there is a lot of attention given to moving certain parts of the body, something called “locks” that help to move blocked material. All of these involve vigorous movement of the part of the body where the chakra is located and, presumably, the blocked material. Even placing your attention on the spot and holding it there through the day is one way that you can help loosen up a block in your body. If it gets enough aware energy, it can trigger the release of the block sometimes.
Chakra Clearing VS. Meridian Clearing
This is especially true for the chakras. When a block is in a meridian line and not in a chakra, it seems to be harder to release it unless you are using acupressure or reiki, systems that actively move energy through the meridians of the energy body. The chakras, conversely, have a churning effect on blocks so that if you can use the chakras in meditation to swirl and move around a block, this can be very helpful because unlike clearig one small block in a meridian, a whole cluster of blocks can often be released all at once when its associated to chakra movement. This is achieved by simply visualizing it and allowing the chakras to open fully and begin their movements, which often feel like you are moving or floating or even flying sometimes. By placing your intent to clear the blocked material in a given chakra, the energy can begin to melt away the block.
Clearing along a meridian line is more exact and may only clear one block. It can also lead to other blocks letting go, though, and these blocks can be worked through by acupuncture, acupressure, and deep tissue most often. The larger blocks can be “swirled” away through vigorous chakra movement and can sweep away lots of blocks at once, leaving a person feeling as though they are a changed person. Many people who have these types of clearings describe feeling as though their body was being purged by a wave or by a force that sent a whole series of bubbles or shots of energy up along their spine and out their body. Fundamental to all of this work is intent (willingness) and willingness to surrender at a deep level even into the body. By reaching this deep state of vulnerability, you will also be reaching a deep state of awareness somatically about your body and your own body of feeling, too. Trust me, when the moment comes, it will be like suddenly seeing things in a very different way, the way perhaps that things really are instead of the way you have chosen to see them through the colorings of the particular block that you have. Be ready to see things in a very different way, or to feel them very differently. And remember; this is nothing at all to do with reason. This is NOT about working through your emotional backlog rationally. To try to do so is a trap. Yes, reason can keep you OUT of the thick hot stew of your feelings and can help you to calmly identify what needs to be released. However, you need to actually jump in the water with no fear or resistance to what you will find since this is a necessary state of mind and heart that you will need in order to clear the block. If you turn away, you are effectively saying to your body that its okay to keep the block in place.
Some blocks go quickly. Some take months, even years to dissolve. A good rule of thumb is that if you have a strong investment in a given block, the harder it will be to rid yourself of it. The more ego focuses on it, the harder it will be for the block to simply dissolve.
Part of prana is the energy body that expresses itself as a vortex, a kind of doughnut-shaped field of energy that is common to most anything that has an electromagnetic field around it. It is this field that carries your consciousness and also the energy that feeds into your cells. When the energy is blocked, illness and neurosis can result. Life force is literally being squeezed out of you when it should be more abundant.
When you remove these blocks you can realize stronger energy, a more peaceful state of mind and greater bliss that is not at the whim of whatever blocks are turning in you at the time.
Until you are able to release a block, the block itself will be energized by prana in your body and it will remain active. It can cause any number of problems, all of which will revolve around some kind of meme that is less than who you really are as a divine creature in earthly robes. These blocks can cause no end of trouble for you. There is little else work that is as important as this is.
There are numerous ways to clear away blocks in the body. One method is through energy work like White Crane Chi Gung. This method of blending movement with energy work will aid in the removal of blocks throughout the body. In order for it to work, it requires patience and persistence. By working at it for weeks and months at a time, you can begin to see results. Deep tissue massage by a practitioner who knows or understands about blocks is helpful. Also, body movement is key. The very act of shaking or massaging or moving the part of the body that is blocked can aid in removing material from it.
Until you have cleared one chakra region, you will be dealing with what blocks remain in that region. You will likely find that less obvious blocks come to the fore in your awareness now after having one bigger more obvious block removed. Your attention can become much more highly tuned in this way to detect blocks in your system. As this happens, you can also become much more sensitive to the presence in blocks in yourself and others if you are interested in learning a healing art. I have dug so deep into myself that I have had some practitioners unable to detect the blocks. One actually scolded me, saying I should not try to CREATE problems when there were were not problems there. This practitioner was not able to pick up on this material, and I went on to have a number of clearings surrounding this region, so yes, there was more there, but not all of us will be as good about picking up on it. While I have done the bulk of the clearing on my own, I have used a variety of methods to assist in clearing my system, and these have all worked well for me when they came along in my awakening journey (almost as if they were perfectly suited for the blocks kundalini was churning away on at the time!). In many ways, I have been very gifted to have found a certain modality at a given time, as though the timing was perfect. I was talking with my latest therapist about doing more work in the Fall recently as she expressed some surprise with the level of release I was experiencing with her work. I had to explain that while my being able to release blocks was different from her experience, it wasn’t from my experience. For many people, it seems they get a deep tissue massage and maybe loosen up some material a bit. For me, I am headed into the final stage of releasing material, a process that has taken years of steady daily attention and work, and I am having flashes of past lives, of deeply held traumas from my ancient past. It seems the deeper I go into it, the harder it is, the deeper the shadows.
So don’t be afraid of the shadow, I say. That you get down into such shadows is cause for celebration. Who on the planet has managed to get this deeply into themselves….to overcome the world?
This is why clearing blocks is so important; it is all about overcoming the world. Would you like to see with new eyes? With clear bodies, we can build a clear world. And that is why I am writing to you today. Pass it along!