Just like a home or building is wired with electricity, so are our bodies. Chinese Medicine refers to this electricity or energy as meridians. Think of a home. When too much power is going to one part of the house, what happens? The circuit trips. Similarly, when we have too much input (overwhelm, anxiety, stress, etc.) we too can short circuit. This manifests itself in many ways and is different for each person. Some people suffer with chronic headaches, back pain, digestive issues, tension and list goes one. Addressing our issues at the energetic level is like going to your circuit box and flipping the switch back on. This allows our energy to again flow freely. It clears the constriction and our energy can get back to supporting our organs and health. Energy Psychology, Emotional Freedom Technique and Reiki all deal with the energy body.
The Art of Allowance is another practice that helps energy move freely. The Art of Allowance is being physically present with what is. It is bringing consciousness, awareness, openness and curiosity to the present moment. There is so much freedom in allowance, but it goes against the grain of our entire culture. It is a skill that can be learned, and like any new skill it requires our attention and awareness and a little stillness at first. We have to take ourselves off of autopilot. When we do, things can finally move. A shift happens and our bodies can start to feel more relaxed and expanded rather than constricted. This is the truest meaning of the phrase “To thine own self be true”. Practicing the Art of Allowance – this mindfulness and awareness - opens us up to a whole new level of freedom and power. The added benefit is disturbances and symptoms can finally move on once they have been allowed to move through. If new ones happen to arise you are more confident in your ability to handle it. You are no longer thrown around every time a storm shows up.