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Get rid of energy blocks to improve focus
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Posted: 2007 Aug 17 - 02:55

Do you feel some days that you are on a merry-go-round because you cannot focus?

Do you feel as though every place you look you face unfinished projects, or at each corner you turn there is yet something more to do, take charge of or care for? Is life a constant set of circumstances that seem never ending or are there projects that never reach completion?

WWhen on this type of merry-go-round, you will still be able to maintain daily activities and meet commitments to a certain extent, but you will feel frustrated, out of control and overwhelmed. A major blockage of energy has occurred to allow this type of energy drain to take hold. This energy blockage will continue getting worse over time and you will feel a downward spiraling trend.

Stop the merry-go-round

The first step to take is to stop the merry-go-round so you can get off and assess just where the energy is blocked.

Stopping a revolving or spiraling cycle is easier than you think. By acknowledging that you have a problem and making the determined effort to find out why and how to change it automatically starts to shift the energy. You start to gain control of events simply by shifting energy from the out-of-control cycle.

Next, take a look around. What is or was going on in life that may have created a major energy blockage?

Did you lose or change jobs? Did someone close to you die? Did you get a divorce? Was one of your young children seriously ill? or dDid your children grow up and leave home?

Any one of these could lead to an energy shift that could create blockage, which leads to overwhelmed, fearful and even panicky feelings.

If you've answered yes to any of the above, that's where you begin looking to seriously get rid of your blockage. Look for things that are cluttering your physical and mental space; things saved and collected through the years that have unpleasant or unresolved issues attached to them; things perhaps you've moved from house to house, storage box to storage box or mentally from one corner to another. They are the "someday I'll deal with it" things. You need to discover what they are and get rid of them.

Here is a short list of possible things to look for based on my clients' experiences:

. Boxes of pictures and/or things you are holding onto because you fear letting go. Keep favorites, frame pictures to enjoy and get rid of others so you can move on.

. Certificates, pictures and plaques from a previous job you loved, but lost. If they hold negative memories and energy they create blocked energy, even fear of losing another job. Keep only those that hold memories of achievement and get rid of the rest.

. Bedrooms of children, now adults, no longer living at home need to be changed and updated. Keeping them just as they were keeps energy tied to the past, blocking you from seeing the joy in their future and how you can participate in it. Update those rooms so the children can come back home for visits as adults and you can enjoy adult-to-adult relationships.

. File drawers full of divorce papers amplify anything negative that took place during that period. Sort through it, keep only the necessary legal documents and toss everything else. Eliminate this old negative energy so positive new energy can enter.

. File drawers and storage boxes filled with old accident reports, legal run-ins and insurance claims that were never fulfilled also need to be sorted. Toss everything except those few pieces of paper that you must keep. All others pieces act as negative energy and block the ability to move forward.

Apply the same clearing strategy to your thinking as well as your files and home. Blocked energy merry-go-rounds are truly of one's own making. This blockage doesn't happen in just a few hours or a few days. Sometimes it festers and grows for many years until you get to the point, where you say, "I need help; I can't go on this way any longer."

By recognizing that energy is blocked, you are already on the road to success. Discover what is creating feelings of fear, overwhelm and frustration.

Once you discover the culprit(s) get busy and get rid of them. Then, regain control of your life and get off the merry-go-round for good.

Pat Heydlauff is a feng shui consultant, public speaker, columnist and artist. Feng shui and self-discovery painting classes begin Aug. 16 in Jupiter and Sept. 10 in Palm Beach Gardens. Watch for sign up materials. For feng shui consultations and energy design work in the home or office call her at (561) 799-3443 or e-mail her at balancingenergy@bellsouth.net or visit her Web site, www.energy-by-design.com.

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