August 24, 2012

Six Ways to Reclaim the Life You Were Meant to Live.

Photo: David G Arenson ND

How did you get to where you are now? Did you dream it would be like this?

Who is the person you were meant to be and what is the “life you were meant to live”?

If you feel anxiety—or a wall of discomfort or sadness arising—it could because you’ve hit a wall in your life…or perhaps you’ve hit an energy block.

What’s an energy block?

We sub-consciously protect ourselves from the expectation of suffering. This “armoring” is a defense mechanism that holds us back from experiencing life and ourselves to the fullest.

From the purity of potentiality, we arrive into a world that at some point will deny us our basic needs. How often this occurs, and how we experience and respond, is key.

When energy is not flowing optimally, energy blocks result. These create an array of symptoms from depression and anxiety to illness, pain and suffering.

Beneath the layers of protection and blockage lies your core self, your true self.

The greatest cause of blockage in the natural energy system of the body is emotional stress. Stress is physically held in smooth muscle.

Photo: David G Arenson ND

When energy becomes congested in the body, the natural healing ability of the body is impaired.

If we resist feeling our emotions and releasing them, energy blocks will ultimately form deep layers of protection, emotional scarring, trauma and fear.

Negative memories (emotional stress and trauma) are suppressed or buried often outside of conscious awareness. Perhaps the only way of knowing these emotional issues exist is the presence of illness. It’s not the emotions themselves causing a problem, it’s how we suppress and resist feeling these emotions that causes problems. It’s always okay to express your emotions.

How to reclaim your true self?


Love is a heightened state of awareness where personal boundaries melt. Love is the bedrock for your authentic self.

Beyond all self-protective armoring, love is where you come from, your true essence, the ultimate truth about who you are. Love is going home.

Face your Shadow.

The secret to finding where you hide your hurts, is in where you feel an absence of love.

This shadow self is where you repress your needs and wants.

Six ways to reclaim your authentic self—the spontaneous, loving, open, expressive being you were born to be—and stand in your pure magnificence:

1. Allow yourself to fully feel and experience your emotions.

Feel every part of you especially the parts you previously resisted (stress/ anger/ anxiety).

Move your goal from removing, escaping, or blocking, to allowing (non-judgment).

The Gay Hendricks Method: When you have pain, ask yourself: “I wonder what I am angry or anxious about?”

2. Integration.

Clear your history—let go of the past.

How? Examine it, allow and accept it, and then let it go.

3. Find your source.

Life energy is expressed through our essential self—the wellspring of all healing, joy, creativity and wisdom.

Understand your unique gifts and talents.

Reclaim and reactivate the innate self—your capacity to shine.

4. Renew.

Recalibrate your dream.

Find the playful expressive being, open to sharing his/her truth and standing in pure magnificence.

5. Be here now.

Once, we’ve integrated our past experience, set the past free, and dealt with our shadow, we can now come into full embodiment in the present.

Bring the fullness of your being and awareness into the now.

Reclaim your love for yourself and your loved ones.

6. Expand.

Increase your ability to handle stress by expanding your access to “whole brain” functioning.

How? Practice yoga and meditation.

The possibilities are endless when you have an expanded awareness of yourself and the world in which you live.

Reclaim the life you were meant to live. 

Photo: David G Arenson ND

Editor: LynnHasselberger

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