We Create Our Own Blockages
Several days ago, I was walking around a local park. It was eleven o’clock at night, and no one was there. The only thing you could hear were the sounds of the trees and the animals living amongst them.
As I wandered throughout this park, I went over to a bench that I often sit at. This bench is about thirty-feet away from a slab of cement that is right in the middle of a grassy stretch of land. On this slab of cement, there is a wall that must be about twelve-feet tall. It’s right in the middle of the slab, and it’s been there for many years.
While I was sitting down, I noticed something. There was a small hole in the wall. This was peculiar to me, because I had always assumed — for the entirety of my life — that the wall was made of brick, and I wasn’t entirely sure how that would happen to a brick wall.
When I walked over, I found that the wall was not, in fact, made of brick, but plywood. Plywood of exceptionally poor quality, too. It was obvious that someone only had to kick into it once in order to create that while.
Peering into the hole, I found that the wall was not only made of plywood, but it was also hollow. There was nothing but air in between the two big slabs of plywood keeping that wall together.
Most signs we tend to brush off. It’s not until later, once they’ve had the time to ferment in our consciousness, that we realize the information we’ve just been given. So, as per custom, I didn’t realize that there was a great piece of information being given to me in that moment.
Unfortunately, I don’t recall the general conversation that was running throughout my consciousness at that moment, but I can only imagine it was regarding the various “struggles” that I’ve had within my own journey, with regards to attaining my desires, and understanding the nature of doing so. That particular sign gave me a perfect metaphor to illustrate the concept of “struggle”, within our manifesting practice.
You see, when we want something, and when we want it badly or it seems “out of reach”, we erect a border that divides us. We are somewhere, and what desire is somewhere else. There is a wall between us. And, for many of us, that wall seems impenetrable. We accept that wall as such, and we fail to examine it any further. This has been a habit of mine when it comes to my previous efforts.
For the longest time, I had accepted and assumed that the wall was made of brick. Tall, and impenetrable. It was only after I examined it, that I found it was not made of brick, but of plywood, and not only that, it was hollow.
The walls and borders that we erect between ourselves and what we desire are merely illusory. If we examine them — and I strongly encourage you to do so — we find that they are weak and hollow. Barely supported. With the smallest amount of effort, we can demolish them and, in turn, remove the self-imposed divisions between what we desire, and what we have.
It Goes Deeper…
It goes deeper than that, because, while these walls are self-imposed and illusory, they are also a product of our own self-concept and, given that, our own consciousness.
We create these walls of ours. We erect them. We build them. And then, we place them around us, creating a cage for ourselves. But this cage is quite a bit more sinister than it initially seems to be, for it is not a cage of the external, but of the internal, and when we begin to acknowledge it, to nurture this belief, it becomes a part of ourselves, a part of our own self-concept.
We associate the cages and the borders with “who we are”. Maybe you’ve heard this one before: I guess I’m just just unlucky. This is a prison, and when we associate the already illusory cage with who we are, then it becomes quite a bit more sinister.
Sadly, this is the nature of all borders. For thinking that we are struggling is directly tied to our current status at that moment, and who we are, at that moment. Everything is tied to our consciousness and our self-concept. There is no way for us to insert ourselves into the consciousness of another being, and so, all that we experience is filtered through our consciousness. Or, if you believe Neville Goddard, it isn’t “filtered”, it is created.
Just as the invisible walls we erect are created within our consciousness and the province of Imagination, so is the sensory world around us. And since we often define ourselves based on specific pieces of information “given to us” by the sensory world that we engage with, then we can easily become a slave to that False God, as it were.
Soon enough, we will dive into this topic with greater intent, but for now, we’re going to continue looking at this concept of cages and borders.
To Examine A Border…
Examining a border can be done with Reason, but it is far more effective to examine it with Imagination, that infinite being within you, than it is to examine it with the limited frame of Reason.
Your Imagination is infinite and it is unlimited. There are no limits or cages or borders or walls within Imagination. Reason, by contrast, is placed within a number of frames that define and distort reality to fit within the frames whose validity has already been assumed.
Take the border that you feel is blocking you, and then enter the province of Imagination. See it. Picture it. Perhaps, you will picture it as a tall and daunting wall. Then, transform it. Distort it until it is no longer of any relevance or importance. If you’d like, make it funny. Laugh at it. And realize that whatever was blocking you, is but a miniscule drop that is of no importance whatsoever.
You can do this with any block, even if you don’t know what it is exactly, and it will fade away. But, to do this, I recommend that you do it for several minutes — three is good — and that you take the time to get into that state.
3 Things That Often Cage People
I have had experience with all three of these, and while they can be pernicious as well as persistent, that is only if you let them. And “letting them” is as simple as affirming them and granting them attention.
A Lack Of Clarity
Do you know what you want? I didn’t. I thought I did, but upon further reflection, I did not. I was very uncertain, and I constantly changed the desire to match up with the “evidence” given to me by my senses, along with changes that came simply because I didn’t really know what I actually wanted.
Believe it or not, this is very common. Strong desires often go unexamined, and this only leads to struggle. Struggle of the sort that can easily be prevented. Take the time to write down one thing that you really want. Then examine it. Just examine it. Uncover the essence of it. The feelings that you wish to experience, due to the fulfillment of that desire.
Constantly Trying To Find The “Right Method”
Perhaps, this one is more common for me, but I’ve found that when you read a lot of books and practice a lot of different methodologies, you often wind up with an overload of information and a sense of confusion due to the many tools that are available.
Accept that there are some methods that will resonate with you more than others, and accept that some methods, based on this fact, won’t work for you very well.
Instead of constantly flip-flopping, find one that you like on paper, and then give yourself one-week to practice it. Use it for a desire that is important to you. And act as if this is “the one” — the tool that is going to give you the results you seek. Commit to it. Believe it. Trust in it. And you will find, more often than not, that that is EXACTLY what happens.
Failing To Persist In Your Assumption
You know what you want, and you’ve committed to a specific method, but you just can’t persist in any of your assumptions.
First off, you aren’t really sure if this method is the “right one”, and you change your mind frequently. Then, you end up questioning and doubting your assumption often, and that clouds the work that you do.
This definitely isn’t an uncommon experience, and I’ve done it many times. Persisting in your assumption can be tricky, but it must be done.
To persist in your assumption, there are three things that can be done. In a later essay, we will dive into this further.
3 Ways To Persist In Your Assumption
Sandwich Your Day — Meditate When You Wake Up And Before You Go To Sleep
When you wake up, envision and feel the state that you desire. Right before you go to sleep, do the same thing.
This should only take a few minutes each time. But, it starts the day off on a great foot, and it allows you to begin the day in that beautiful state, and then, as you drift off, you affirm that state one last time and ensure that it persists throughout your time with the Dream Source.
Affirm It On A Regular Basis
Borrowing from Neville Goddard once again, instead of saying a traditional affirmation such as “I Am Wealthy”, take the time to envision and enter the state of having fulfilled your desire, and then condense it down into a single phrase that encapsulates it.
For a time, I thought this statement had to be specific. It doesn’t. Instead, it must be said or tied to the meditation you have just done, and it can be as simple as “Isn’t it wonderful!” That statement, in of itself, encapsulates a great feeling of satisfaction, happiness, and deep joy and contentment! But, you must decide which statement resonates with you!
Say “Thank You” For What Has Already Occurred
Throughout the day, when you catch the assumption fading, or when your inner conversation begins to drift away from that which you desire in a way that is less than constructive, say “Thank You” for what has already occured, which is the fulfillment of your desire!
Doing so allows you to alter the pattern of your thoughts and your imagination, further cementing the assumption that you are nurturing, allowing the Garden of your Consciousness to be as beautiful and lively as it can be!
Removing Any And All Blockages — A Practice
Before we leave off, let’s go over a very simple, very flexible, for removing and any all blockages regarding your abilities, your desires, and who you are.
Step One: Close Your Eyes
Step Two: Feel The Block
Feel the block. Feel that energy within you.
Step Three: See The Block — And Transform It
See the block. It will take form in the way that is most suited for it. Then, transform it. Transform it into a wall. If it feels right, transform it into a tall, daunting wall.
Step Four: Demolish It
Demolish the wall. Don’t do anything, but allow your Imagination to destroy the entirety of the wall, until the wall is no more, and you can see the infinite world right in front of you.
Thank you for reading this essay! I want to thank you so much for reading this essay and for being a part of this little community of ours! If you need any help with anything, I’m always here!