“We stop our feelings by blocking our energy flow.”
- Barbara Brennan
As the law of attraction becomes more and more popular, so does the law of frustration. You know what I’m talking about – when you know exactly what you want, focus on it, give thanks in advance for it, affirm it, envision it… and it still doesn’t show up.
I’ve counseled several people on this topic and experienced the same frustration myself, and over time I’ve noticed that the most common reason people are unable to attract what they want in life, is because they have energy blocks in their subtle body.
Energy blocks are little “blips” of resistance in our energetic field that prevent us from maintaining the high frequency vibration of bliss (the same vibration that transforms us into a mighty magnet for what we want to attract). Energy blocks begin as unprocessed thoughts, beliefs, emotions and fears that are out of alignment with the perspective of our Soul. They’re like little shards of glass, buried alive in our energy body because we weren’t conscious enough to challenge a thought or belief when it first occurred.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is the most effective method I’ve found for clearing energy blocks. It’s an alternative form of psychotherapy that uses affirmations and tapping on acupuncture points to manipulate your energy field.
Let me give you an example of an energy block I cleared using EFT.
For the longest time I had a fear of spending money. As you can imagine, this fear generated a great deal of anxiety in my life since spending money is somewhat necessary for survival.
I knew that my fear of spending money was an energy block that was preventing me from being as prosperous as I wanted to be. Money is a currency of energy that’s meant to be exchanged. Holding on to my money out of fear was blocking the inflow as well as the outflow.
One day I realized that my fear of spending money was something I could treat with EFT. I began tapping my acupressure points as I repeated the affirmation, “even though I’m afraid of spending money, I completely accept myself”.
(EFT affirmations are carefully constructed to transmute negative energy into positive energy. The first half of the affirmation states your fear or discomfort, and the second half dissolves the emotional pain using self-love. )
What happened in the next five minutes was completely bizarre. I experienced a strong surge of fear in my chest and I began to cry. My subconscious mind began expressing its REAL fear behind my fear of spending money.
“If I spend money I will disappoint my father. He always taught me how to be smart with money. If I spend my money he might not love me anymore. What I’m really afraid of is that my dad will reject me”.
I took a deep breath and became still. I couldn’t believe my ears.
I then kicked it up a notch. I allowed my worst fear to become real in my mind. I imagined my father rejecting me and fully felt the subsequent emotion of fear and sadness. I changed my affirmation to, “even though I’m afraid my dad will reject me, I completely love and accept myself”, as I continued to tap my acupressure points. As I uncovered and dissolved the real fear behind my fear, I felt my energy field lift.
This experience proved to me that the rabbit hole of our consciousness runs very deep. I don’t remember where or when I picked up the fear of rejection (my dad rocks and he’d never reject me!) but if I hadn’t taken the time to clear it from my system, I’d still be hanging on to money for dear life.
A couple days after clearing this energy block, I noticed a shift in my external experience. I received an unexpected check from Yahoo in the mail (I still don’t know what it’s from) and a substantial donation to my website. Though I know I have more energy work to do, it sure feels great to dump some of the baggage that was putting a damper on my vibes.
You can learn all about EFT by visiting the official EFT website. It’s quick, easy, and doesn’t cost a cent.
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