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Releasing Resistance to Grow
“Why does this keep happening to me?” Have you ever asked yourself this question? Perhaps there is an obstacle that continuously appears in your life and holds you back from achieving your goals for your career, a relationship, your health, or your spiritual growth.
It can be disheartening to feel stuck, especially while watching others achieve their dreams. As go-getters, we often throw ourselves into self-improvement programs to break free of these obstacles. Sometimes, though, the more physical, mental, and emotional effort we expend, the worse the problem gets. We can get trapped in the cycle of always looking for the next thing that will help us break through that barrier to change.
When this happens, it’s often a sign that there is energetic resistance that is deeply rooted in our lives. Energetic resistance goes beyond what we normally think of as “blocks” or “limiting beliefs”. It’s a form of energy that holds information that we may need to understand and process before we can move on. When we look at obstacles in our life as energetic resistance, it introduces new ways of removing them and opening ourselves up to new experiences.
What is Energetic Resistance?
There is a rule of thumb that helps us understand what energetic resistance is and how we can untangle it from our lives: Everything is Energy.
Underlying all of our experiences are subtle energy interactions. For example, as you’re reading this article you may be feeling different sensations in your body. This is the energy of the message, the information, and your Spirit’s response that goes beyond the understanding of your analytical mind. You may also ponder what led you to this article; did you happen upon it by chance, and, if so, could it be that there was a subtle chain of events that brought you to these pages? When we have experiences where we say we were “at the right place at the right time”, there are often strong energy interactions at play that are full of information and wisdom that our spirit uses to navigate through life even if our mind is aware of it.
Through the lens of “Everything is Energy”, we see our bodies as energy, our words as energy, and so are our thoughts, actions, emotions, and everything we see around us. When we look at our lives in this way, we can create change by first tapping into this energy field and creating change there. Then, our experiences will automatically align with that change.
Resistance is another form of energy. It can arise when the energy of our experiences is not in coherence with our spirit. In many cases, there is important spiritual information or a spiritual lesson that we are missing, and the resistance will persist until we discover and follow up on that lesson. This is why we say “resistance is our best teacher.”
Energetic resistance can show up in our lives in different ways. It can present as disease or illness, as though our spirit is trying to communicate through our physical body. Resistance can also be in the form of “unnecessary difficulty”. For example, when you’re trying to do something that your mind says is right, but it’s not working and you can’t pinpoint why. It could be that the action doesn’t resonate with your spirit, even if your mind can’t find a logical reason.
Another way that you can experience energetic resistance is by having the same type of person come into your life over and over. It could be that the universe is saying, “you’re missing the lesson, so I’ll keep tossing this resistance in front of you until you figure it out.”
Clearing Energetic Resistance
Fortunately, we have many tools at our disposal to understand the messages in our resistance and clear it from our lives.
One simple way is to think about resistance in your life and then observe where you feel it in your body. Without trying to change anything, bring your awareness deeper into those sensations and just witness them. Take a deep breath in and on your exhale, relax your body and imagine releasing the resistance into the earth.
To go deeper, many energy modalities can help you tap into the information of your resistance through meditation or guided visualizations and journeys, during which you can ask to be shown specific information about how to remove it. Often, we just have to ask “what is the lesson?” and observe the wisdom that follows.
My favorite practices to release resistance are called “Stop Trying” and “Clearing Soul Contracts”. “Stop Trying” is exactly what it sounds like; we release the physical and mental effort of trying to fix a situation, bring our awareness into our inner world, and simply ask our spirit to show us the information we need to remove the resistance from our life.
“Clearing Soul Contracts” is done through a guided journey, when we can examine the energetic agreements we have with others. During these explorations, we can change, heal, or remove the contracts. Then we sit back and observe what unfolds in our lives.
Understanding our energetic resistance and clearing it in the underlying energy field is a great way to liberate yourself from obstacles and create more time and space to truly live out your life’s purpose.
For a free training on “Overcoming Obstacles to Spiritual Growth”, please visit https://www.soulfulnavigation.com/free.
About the Author
Name: Kristin Lemaster
Professional Title: Solopreneur and Energy Practitioner
Bio: Kristin is an entrepreneur, and her energy business, Soulful Navigation®, focuses on teaching people how to bring energy into their daily lives in a practical and meaningful way.
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