As we shift into a greater awareness of our energy and feelings, we can find all sorts of contractions and resistance. But over time, simple awareness allows us to experience, release, and resolve whatever we discover.
But usually there is some crusted areas like the heart chakra, covered for “protection” but thus constrained and made less conscious.
There can also be some hard knots or nuts that are more so. Often quite old, these are very tight contractions. They can be so tight they become inflamed, much as a star can light up from intense gravitational forces. This inflammation is a fire of destruction that feeds negativity.
One would think such drama would be obvious to us but because they have thick crusts and layers of protection and obfuscation in shadow, we can be completely oblivious to them.
And yet that energy will drive reactivity, negativity, and bad habits while consuming energy. The ego, wanting to feel in control, will make explanatory stories to justify our behaviour and life, further obscuring what’s going on.
Relationships can be valuable in discovering our blind spots. Others may see more clearly and can call us on our stuff. Once conscious, we can process and release. When we’re willing and able to see, the contractions can resolve surprisingly easily. Our fear of facing our fears is often greater than the fear we’re avoiding.
This is much easier after awakening when there is less entanglement. However, it’s still valuable beforehand to help prepare the ground for a clear and sustained shift in consciousness.
We’ve often been carrying these hard nuts for many lifetimes, giving expression to them through each embodiment. Others we can inherit through our family line. I cannot overemphasize the value of surfacing and releasing this baggage – for quality of life, escaping the wheel of karma, and blessing the generations to come.
But it takes patience, a willingness to look at our shadows, and a willingness to let go.