Have you ever noticed how people struggling with grief are in protection posture?
Protection posture is when shoulders curl forward, the back is hunched and often the hands are clasped together in front of the chest. They have been hurt so deeply that this stance feels like it is protecting the heart from feeling more pain. This kind of stance also blocks blessings that could feed healing.
Have you ever been in a sad space where you don’t feel good about yourself?
You stay home. You say no to invitations. You don’t return phone calls or emails. You isolate from the world believing that if you just rest and sleep you will feel better. You dread family dinners, birthday parties, and sporting events to the point of anxiety at the thought of being surrounded by people you care about and who love you.
This type of rejection of family, friends and activities creates rejection in return. When people hear, ‘no’ enough times they give up. The phone stops ringing. Invitations stop. By blocking the blessings of family and friendship you get what you want. You are left alone.
Have you avoided dating or meeting new people because you are waiting for the image of perfection you have created in your mind?
Days, months and years go by and you remain alone blocking the blessing of someone new coming into your life. Maybe you are too busy looking for the right person, and not trying to be the right person.
Have you turned down opportunities because you were afraid? Afraid to try something new? Afraid of embarrassment? Afraid of failing?
Fear is a powerful force that creates a barrier between where you are and where you want to be. When you allow fear to control your decisions and actions you are blocking blessings from your life.
Have you felt at times like all you want to do is hide behind a screen?
You can just sit on your couch in front of the TV, but that’s not living. When there is a screen of any kind, whether it is electronic like a phone, tablet, computer or an invisible energetic screen you put up between you and the rest of the world it blocks the blessings you could be enjoying and sharing.
Have you been in any of these spaces or know someone who is?
Practice straightening the back, opening the shoulders and allowing the heart to breathe again. This forces your head up to see the world and people around you. It forces you to open your heart so that you are not living internally but instead, feeling and living in the amazing wonderful world of blessings that is open to you.
Practice moving out of your comfort zone.
Practice saying, “yes!”
The world is full of lonely people afraid to reach out, take the first step or make the first move. Don’t be afraid to join in the adventure of life.
Pennie’s Life Lesson:
"Stop blocking your own blessings.
Open the gate to your heart allowing blessings to fill your life."
How often do you block your own blessings?
My intent in writing this is to encourage you to open your heart and your mind to the blessings that are right in front of you.
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