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how to get over blocks (3 of 4): give them space

Posted on: March 6, 2011

What happens when we have a hard time with something, such as a creative block? Generally, we want it to go away. Scram! Ciao!

Unfortunately, that usually doesn’t help – because it’s part of us. If you’re having an emotion, a thought pattern, or a physical sensation, even, that’s actually something within you that is sending an important message. And if you just tell it to go away, well… it’ll likely return with a vengeance.

Ironically, often the best way to move through something you wish to transform is to give it more space! Strange, eh? But by giving this energy within you  much more room to express, it then has the needed room to change.

Action: The next time you have an undesired emotion or a creative block, visualize it expanding to fill your whole body… then the whole room… the building… the city. Keep breathing deeply into it, and let it expand as far as needed. Talk to it as if it had its own intelligence, and ask what it needs. Work with it. Then, see how you feel.

Part 4: listening to blocks’ messages.

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