Is Something Holding You Back?

The photo on this post is a sculpture called “Freedom” created by Zenos Frudakis. From where I sit, this piece is profound in its perfect depiction of what it looks like to finally break free from whatever is holding you back. Energetically the cement which surrounds us means something different for everyone. It could be programming, invalidation, fear or a myriad of other things including common concepts from the world at large.

To move forward you must chip away at the cement tomb of energy to free yourself and live a life which rings true to who you are. When I speak of freedom I’m referring to releasing the energetic chains which bind so you can uncover truth and break free to live a passionate life of your choosing. It sometimes even means you must release yourself from the confines of your own mind.

Sculptors like Frudakis and the great Michelangelo look at a cement or marble block and chisel away at the outside until a beautiful form is created and emerges as a masterpiece. You are already a masterpiece in your own right and the only way to emerge is to work from the IN-side OUT! Instead of chiseling your way in, you grow and expand therefore releasing yourself by blasting out lies, energy and/or anything else which keeps you from being free.

It’s all about your inner world!

Your connectedness to your inner world is how you experience your outer world. If you are looking from the OUT-side in you may only see the form others have projected upon you. Looking from the IN-side out you first see who you are, your true spiritual essence, and from that vantage point there is clarity about what is NOT you. Perhaps all those times you were made ‘wrong’ or felt like you failed or you didn’t feel like you were good enough, maybe, just maybe there was something else at play; And that something else was NOT coming from YOU!

If you allow someone else’s opinion or energy whether it be parents, friends, employer, significant other or whomever it might be, to affect you and invalidate your creation (or what you’d like to create), take away from your success, or make you wrong, you have taken on their truth. No matter how much they love you and you love them, or how well-meaning they are if you are living from someone else’s truth, you are not free.

Meditation is the best way I know of to re-connect with your inner world and resources. Turning your attention within allows you to find truth. YOUR truth. It reconnects you to your passion and freedom. It helps you expand your creativity and find your answers.

Don’t you think you’ve stared at the cement or marble trying to figure out how to free the masterpiece inside long enough? Step INside, take out your golden chisel and allow your masterpiece to emerge, be free and dance in the light!~Shine Your Light Debbie

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5 thoughts on “Is Something Holding You Back?

  1. Hi Debbie,

    As within, so without. Super point about meditation.

    I sit frequently so more of the inner me comes out. Sitting helps you dissolve layers of limiting belief energies, which have of course be acquired. It’s like peeling an onion of un-truths to make way for truths. The more silence, the more stillness, the more peeling, the more you speak what YOU, and only you, were meant to speak to change the world in a radical way.



    1. Hi Ryan~

      Thank you as always for your comments! It’s so true about the inner ‘you’ (or me 🙂 )coming out. I use the onion metaphor often when I teach. It’s like anything else, one has to clear the chatter to get to the quiet! 🙂

  2. Hi Debbie, I really like your post and thie picture says so much. I would love to use your picture and expand in my own words for my own blog. do you mind? you are so great!

  3. Great article!
    I agree that meditation is really useful for connecting with your higher self. Also, you should never live your life according to the opinion that someone else has about you.

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