Your life - a dance - as soon as you allow it
But life can also freeze in you - as soon as you allow it.
I write this article for you, if you want to free yourself from a solidification.
- Stopped enthusiasm
- Started with the spirit of discovery - stranded in avoidance mode
- What life expression are you avoiding?
- Dogmas that make you freeze
- Open - your first movement out of the "comfort zone
- Regain the full mobility of the body
We all know it: our childish enthusiasm is abruptly halted because parents insist that some "important" task must be done immediately. Just as we are reveling in our highest happiness, it is brought to bursting point.
Or: Bravely and carefree we climb over a fence and injure ourselves on the barbed wire. Instead of an exciting game of chase, an annoying aftermath - stitching the wound, wearing bandages for days, being handicapped.
We make experiences, mentally and physically. Of course, we don't want to repeat unpleasant experiences. At this point our - still young - ego speaks up. It offers us an avoidance strategy to ensure that there are no more unpleasant experiences.
The ego now demands of you to no longer follow your heart, but to follow it. - Only after many years you realize: your life has not become any bit safer, only more boring.
Started with the spirit of discovery - stranded in avoidance mode
Do you recognize avoidance strategies in yourself? Do you follow them? Or do you continue to climb barbed wire fences? Are you allowing yourself to just be happy and live your self? Or do you compromise more often?
Every unpleasant experience has the potential to unnecessarily limit our lives. We develop fears and link them to previous experiences.
Instead of calmly and confidently taking a dance class after the first three comments about an awkward dance style, the ego says: Just don't dance anymore! It is not interested in erotic experiences.
Instead of rolling around naked in the snow every now and then full of delight, we try the collective belief that we then "catch a cold" and prefer to stay by the fireside.
What life expression are you avoiding?
Try to feel the overall effect of all the avoidances. Check in what way life is contracting in you instead of unfolding. How this contraction causes immobility in the mind and body. Can you perceive how the section of consciousness gradually narrows instead of expanding?
In the - not so rare - extreme case we get used to a recurring daily routine. Everything repeats itself. The film Groundhog Day illustrates this very impressively.
I was shocked, for example, when I realized that I now always buy the same food and use the same recipes. In former times it was completely different: Following my father I was very interested in new recipes and the motto was: Always try something new!
Seeing through these mechanisms in us is an important step towards new flexibility. Equally important is recognizing and letting go of beliefs and traumas that lead to rigidity.
Dogmas that make you freeze
“Forget it, you can't do that!"Once we have internalized this sentence, our lives are more on the back burner just for this alone. Of course, there are some things we cannot do immediately, but how can we ever learn anything if we don't keep trying?
This belief has a decisive influence on your professional success and your artistic expression.
“Nobody loves me!” This leads directly to self-chosen loneliness.
“I don't have enough money to live the life I want!“ Deficiency consciousness basically arises from the feeling of being separate and the idea that one must (and cannot) achieve wealth on one's own.
“I can't find a cure.“ says your ego, because it doesn't want you to really find healing. healing is becoming whole, is ending separateness and ego strategies.
"The world is corrupt." You can think and affirm this to "Blame" for your "failure" Or you can choose to use non-judgmental and loving thoughts to free the world from your projections.
"I have 'disease' xyz, it's not curable, I have to live with that." The conventional medicine has already seen a lot as "incurable" just because she was at the end of her Latin. Do you believe in orthodox medicine, or do you trust the life that wants to give you healing?
Here a personal story:
Between 26 and 36 years old I had severe back problems and I already felt like a grandfather, the orthopaedic surgeon said while looking at his x-ray: "Disc deterioration. It's a sign of aging. You'll have to live with it."
Some time later I moved my bed to another room and the pain had disappeared since then! At first I suspected "water veins" as the cause, but later it turned out that it was energetic disharmonies between me and my partner that had a negative effect as long as our beds were right next to each other.
So it's not Symptom of old age. Years later, I attended a seminar in which the teacher used movement as a means to make visible what prevents us from being healthy and vital.
We should dance freely - according to our mood. Then we were supposed to imagine that our parents suddenly came in and watched us dance. At first nothing changed in me. When I then consciously connected my feeling with my parents, a sharp pain immediately shot into my pelvis, which only disappeared after a few hours.
So in this case "childhood phenomenon"! This sudden pain in the pelvis showed me that there are still traumatic experiences of early childhood waiting for healing. They are really waiting and causing "discomfort" to finally relieve me. It doesn't make any sense at all to just look over it and brush away the disharmonies in my self-image! This usually, if not always, results in the complaints becoming more severe.
- Yes: You can open yourself NOW and every moment anew for the life that wants to express itself through you. Open your heart to yourself. Accept yourself unconditionally, with all beliefs.
- The next movement: Make new decisions! Decide to let go of all beliefs that prevent you from unfolding, and instead allow yourself to blossom.
- Try to understand the messages of the body's symptoms. They are not present by chance. You can assume that you will find all the support you need - if you trust in it!
- With this you start your way inward to yourself. Believe me - there is no more exciting and fulfilling way. This change of direction is also an essential movement. It enables you to find all the causes and solutions that can never be found on the outside.
- Get in touch with yourself, your neighbors and your environment. This will allow you to grow anew into love and to enjoy all the support you need right now.
- From now on, be aware of unpleasant situations, weaknesses or accidents and learn from them. I really recommend you to see a gift in EVERY encounter, in EVERY situation. Many gifts you recognize only when you have unwrapped them.
Regain the full mobility of the body
For me, yoga is a very nice way to regain mobility, especially in cases of advanced stiffness. Under expert guidance, the yoga exercises take place in a calm and clear setting. At every moment you can decide for yourself where your limit is and feel your progress from time to time.
A balanced set of exercises ensures that you can relax and strengthen your weaker sides at your own pace.
There are countless internet articles that will help you to learn new forms of movement and body exercises. Yoga, tai chi, Dancing, Hiking, Jogging, Chi Gong, Swimming, Cycling, Pilates, Tabata, Fasting Hiking…
The very first new beginnings can feel quite arduous at times - whatever form of exercise you use. But your success is inevitable. Stay persistent in pursuing your goal: more agility!
An important tip on how to do your exercises:
If you simply identify with your - still stiff - body, you will probably do any exercises rather mechanically. ... "get across the stage"... and look forward to the recovery that follows.
Perceive yourself as a spiritual being that inhabits your body in a loving way. Connect with the light that you are in truth and breathe it into your body. Consider it as your child whom you love!
Be in loving presence in each and every movement and light it through. Try it out! Again and again. (I need to tell myself that right now, too. Some of what I write in this blog I haven't internalized myself yet!)
I would be happy if you could find some basic suggestions here. Thanks for your attention!