Blocks and Obstructions
Energetically speaking, a block is like a
resistance point that accumulates energy and doesnt give it away. The flow of energy
is thus stopped or slowed down. When the block becomes too strong or permanent, the
circuits whose job is to move energy can get atrophied. Other circuits, receiving excess
energy that should be flowing to other parts of the system, get overloaded and eventually
break down. The center of resistance itself can become, ironically enough, one of the
identifying factors of the system. Because so much attention revolves around this center
of resistance, this block, the center feels it depends on the outflow of energy coming
from it. Even though its blocking the energy flow, the little energy that flows from
it becomes a commodity for the system and we tend to see it as a source of energy and
There are times when the removal of a block
seems to us as if a source of energy is being taken away. A coffee drinker removes coffee
from her diet and she feels drained of energy. The same goes for alcohol, meat, fatty
foods, etc. Once the system begins to clear itself from the energy block, however, the
influx of energy is notorious. A parallel can be drawn with emotional blocks. We might
fall into energy blocking habits. Perhaps we fall into the habit of complaining about
little things, or into the habit of trying to fix other people, or any other habit that
will produce in us specific emotional responses. These emotions create a strong waste of
energy. However, we come to feel more energetic, alive, in such situations.
Its a false sense of aliveness. The energy we feel in these cases is simply the
result of the friction between a flow of energy and the resistance. We get but the
residue, the waste. Thats what we feel as energy. If we remove the
block, well begin to feel the flow of true, clear energy pretty soon.
Experiment - The Blocks in Memory
- Sit down in a quiet space where you won't be bothered for a an
hour or more. Bring a pen and a pad of paper or a notebook.
- Close your eyes and go back to your childhood. Pick some era
of your childhood and start to go through your memories. Make them as vivid as you can.
Explore them carefully. Try to turn around and look in all directions within your memory.
- Continue from one memory to another until you feel a certain
reaction within you, something inside of you implying (or maybe screaming): "Don't go
- The moment you feel this, open your eyes and write down the
time or the event that made you feel this way.
- Go back and close your eyes again and explore the same or
other memories once more. Keep going until you feel this inner reaction. The instant you
feel it, open your eyes and write down the event that evoked.
- Repeat for an hour or more.
Later you will use this material. For now it is enough to
have it written down. Try this experiment several times over the course of several months.
Look around you, and realize that things don't have color. Come to this
understanding by thinking about how the vibration of light is transformed when it
hits the surface of everything you see. This light hits your eyes, affecting the
vibration of your brain. This creates the color you see.
Walk around, mentally considering everything you see as transparent in truth, colorless.
Look at everything around you as if you knew all the colors were only inside of you and
the things themselves are void of color.
Now look at the mirror, with the same realization.
When the experiment ends, go back to seeing colors in everything.