When’s the last time you heard someone say, “Live and learn”? Chances are good they were talking about a negative experience they had that taught them to be a little sadder, a little more discouraged, and a little less open-minded.
Learning can be a double-edged sword if you let it. Life is filled with learning, it’s true, but so much depends on what you do with the knowledge and experience you’re given.
Do you have things in your life that you wish you’d never learned? I know I do, but part of the soul’s journey is figuring out how to embrace your life lessons and sometimes revise what you thought you knew to let your spirit heal and grow.
Here are three areas of life learning and experience that I have needed to discover, uncover, explore, and unlearn in my life. Look within and decide if you could use some unlearning, too:
1. Pain of Past Trauma –Have you been burying the truth of your past instead of facing it? Anything negative you hold onto from your past keeps you from living freely and open heartedly in the present. Too often children are taught by parents or society that feelings are bad and shouldn’t be felt, let alone expressed. Yet in order to have a fulfilling life, complete with healthy relationships, you have to have your feelings, experience them and then let them go. When you experience an emotional or physical trauma of some kind, you may feel you “can’t handle the truth.” You send the truth – the facts about what is happening, as well as what you think and feel about it – underground, burying it deep inside. This “out of sight, out of mind,” deny-and-dissociate strategy doesn’t work for long. That’s because the truth is a powerful energy that can’t be wished away, any more than gravity can. Dealing with the truth in a healthy way requires processing it. The energy needs to be moved out of the body and released or it will eventually pop back up. Emotional pain, abusive relationships, financial problems, accidents, health scares and conditions, stress symptoms of all kinds are realities, “truths,” waiting to be set free so you can heal.
2. Limiting Beliefs – If you are like almost everyone else in the world, over the years, you have accepted ideas and beliefs from others that can limit your life in unexpected ways. In childhood, did someone tell you that you were no good at math or music or sports? If you accepted that verdict, chances are you still believe that of yourself today and steer clear of those areas where you have been called “no good.” You may have absorbed prejudices against people of another race or religion. You may have decided you were a failure when something in life didn’t work out and no one came forth to contradict that self-imposed label. Often, your most important beliefs are unconscious. Over 90 percent of those that you currently hold you took on as a child from your parents, school, and culture. If you think about this for a moment, it’s positively frightening. You inherit what you believe, most of which is unconscious, and all of it dramatically influences your life! Questioning your beliefs is an exercise well worth engaging in. It will free you from all kinds of limitations in life, including fear and living according to what’s right for someone else but not for you. Ask yourself, “Where did this belief come from?” and “Does it still work for me, or is it limiting me in any way?” Most of your preconceived beliefs are unconscious unless you make the effort to bring them into your awareness and examine them.
3. Common Energetic Blocks – The principles of physics tell us that energy is the driving force of the universe. From your root chakra at the base of your spine to your crown chakra at the top of your head—you consist of a complex system that receives energy from the world and sends out energy in what is intended to be a healthy in-and-out cycle. You want free-flowing energy throughout your body. Negative life experiences, emotional upsets, accumulations of negative emotions (fear, shame, guilt), accidents, and traumas of any kind can block and impair your energy system. If these experiences are not processed and released over time, a lack of energy flow in some area of your body may manifest as illness or other problems. When your chakras are blocked, your energy flow is also blocked, and that clog will eventually cause physical symptoms that can be anything from headaches to cancer. Keeping your chakras clear and your energy flowing is the best way to keep your body from experiencing injury or illness. Energy healing courses can help remove these blocks and pave the way to better physical function and a happier, healthier life.
“When any real progress is made, we unlearn and learn anew what we thought we knew before.”
— Henry David Thoreau
Is there something you need to unlearn? Suppressing true feelings and denying the pain and trauma of the past can wreak havoc on the life you are living today. Limiting beliefs can limit your potential. By acknowledging and accepting your true feelings you can loosen the grip the past has on your mind, body, and spirit and get un-stuck.
Use your spiritual practices of meditation, prayer, journaling, and more to help clear past trauma from your energy field, connect with your emotions, and clear, charge and balance your chakras. Get ready to live the life of your dreams!
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