Have you ever felt paralyzed and unable to move forward?

We have gone through many experiences throughout our lives; some are pleasant and positive, while others have been hard and difficult to overcome. We are all exposed to both. But what causes some people to recover faster than others in the face of a complicated event?

When we are emotionally affected by a situation, our mind activates a defense mechanism to help us survive the problem. We know this as emotional blockage because it allows us to cushion the pain the situation can cause us. From this perspective, the emotional blockage is something “positive” because it is protecting us from a potentially harmful situation by preventing us from moving forward and causing us harm or creating stress that could lead to trauma.

Emotional blockage acts as anesthesia, giving us extra time to process the information provided by the situation we find ourselves in; however, the human being works through stimuli and responses. When we don’t receive the expected response, we become paralyzed and unable fulfill our blockage’s goal, which would be to internalize what happened, accept it, and move on.

An emotional disconnect

Emotional blockages generally originate when we suffer a traumatic experience that we do not know how to forgive, heal, or understand. We resort to blocking to move forward without letting the pain paralyze us, resulting in mistrust of others and emotional disconnection due to not knowing how to express ourselves.  We are not aware that these blocks often cannot be overcome. They become an obstacle that prevents us from moving forward and also become limiting beliefs expressed through pain, guilt, anger, fear, and sadness.

We also do not realize that an emotional blockage comes from a denial of feelings. The person knows that has an emotion; in fact, he recognizes it but tends to hide it to be able to hide from others that everything is fine. The real problem with this type of denial is not that he hides it from others but that he deceives himself.  Emotional blocks emerge from a stressful situation, like the death of a loved one, a chronic disease, or another similar event. These situations are so shocking that our protective shield activates in the face of the great shock we receive to assimilate and process what has happened to adapt.

On the other hand, the blockages we create daily, like stress and anxiety, result in diseases that manifest in the body as back pain, neck pain, headaches, digestive disorders, asthma, and so on.Some people believe that denying their anger or resentment will make it go away. They are just hiding this emotions within themselves. This causing a strong emotional charge that, in the long run, will consume them emotionally, lowering their immune system defenses and causing serious illnesses. Some are extremely dangerous.

How can we remove our emotional blockages?

Emotional blockages keep us subject to fear or limiting beliefs; therefore, they don’t let us grow. We cannot continue our evolutionary process if we do not face them.All those unhealed wounds, all those grudges, everything that was never said remains emotionally stored and harms us. This harm has consequences for our health, relationship problems, frustration, self-esteem, and ability to achieve.

How can we remove our emotional blockages? The first step is to want to do it; when someone really wants to do something, there are no excuses for not achieving it. You have to knock down that great wall the blockades have built to be able to face the emotional charge and discover its origin. To reprogram ourselves, we need to go to the root of the matter in question and express objectively what has not happened. It is worth asking for therapeutic support during this process because it is not easy but not impossible if you decide to do it yourself.

You have to be aware of what the wound is like, understand it, accept it, integrate it, and forgive it. This is all a process that takes time. Remember that all the answers are already within you, and the relationship with past experiences is just a matter of facing them to release the blocks. It is not about preventing blockages from occurring but about having the responsibility to search for and find the tools to deal with them.

The journey to liberation is strongly intertwined to inner awakening, discernment, and awareness.

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