As we begin to explore what sets us free and what keeps us imprisoned, let’s begin by taking a look at the emotional patterns and programs that create a prison. These are what I refer to as emotional prisons and they can affect the way we react on a daily basis.
An example of this might be if you feel that you are not heard, seen or listened to in a group situation. Over time, you will begin to feel invisible or not good enough. This begins to set up an emotional pattern and it creates a response of pulling back and retreating from the group.
It limits you from feeling free to be your authentic self and you begin closing the door on new relationships in fear of not being heard or honored in the relationship. Instead of looking at what is attracting this experience, most people tend to think there is nothing they can do to change it.
Another example might be an emotional pattern of feeling guilt every time you make any kind of mistake. Carrying that energy with you for days and weeks creates a pattern that limits you from trying new things in fear of making another mistake.
These emotional patterns can keep people stuck. Other emotional patterns include:
Pay attention to where you go when confronted with a stressful situation and it will help you understand and be aware of the emotional prison you have locked yourself into.
A simple practice to begin transforming patterns and setting yourself free is something called the Tubes of Light Meditation. Try this every day for one week and you may see some of your emotional patterns start to melt away.