Resistance is a self-protection mechanism to change.
In terms of healing and spiritual growth, most resistance is about resistance to love and truth.
With regards to resistance, what you need to understand is that all resistance is an act of your own will, even though consciously you may say you want to forgive or heal, on an emotional soul level you do not. Hence to break through the resistance you must first accept it, acknowledging that it is your will to resist. It’s important not to judge the resistance or yourself through this process. You are resisting and that’s ok.
Below are some exercises for you to express your resistance, sometimes this is necessary to release some of the emotional charge before being able to fully accept and breakthrough the resistance.
The general idea is to accept this resistance without judgement and be ok with it. The second step in working with resistance is to then work out all your reasons and justifications of why you are resisting. Once you’re worked it out you’ll have to process these reasons and justifications emotionally – yes it’s an emotional process and not just an intellectual one. Meaning you’ll have to feel your way through every reason and justification of the resistance. This is how you can take emotional responsibility for your resistance. Once you do this you’ll naturally start to change your will and desire to feel the causal emotion, you’ll be more open then to accepting the deeper truth. This requires sincerity and humility to simply feel the emotion remembering that no amount of justification justifies not feeling an emotion.
Will power comes from the wounded ego and it already implies force and resistance. This is you trying to resolve the issue through your mind through brute force rather than simply feel your resistance emotions. This is why using will power is never sustainable and you will eventually burn out because in essence you are trying to bypass your Soul’s will (desire) which is literally impossible.
Will on the other hand stems from the Soul. It is an emotional desire. You cannot force your will. When you exercise your Will it’s never forced, you will feel it as a gentle yet powerful emotional desire emanating from your heart. This is the heart prayers I talk about basically.
Just a side note, developing your will takes some time, so be patient with yourself. It’s like a new muscle you’ll learn to strengthen and develop more over time.
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WARNING: Please only use therapeutic grade essential oils for this as otherwise you won’t get any of the therapeutic benefits of the oil, cheap synthetic essential oils from the supermarket or pharmacy are filled with toxic chemicals and you will end up with a headache if you inhale these. Do your research on the company before you use the oils in this way.
You only need 1 drop of essential oil on the palm of your hands, rub your hands together, cup your hands over your mouth and nose and start taking deep breaths. Imagine you are taking this scent into the resistance feelings and simply sit with the resistance. Be with it. Focus on taking deep breaths and that’s it. Watch your thoughts and how you feel in your body.
Essential oils work directly with the limbic system part of the brain, which is the part of the brain that processes emotions and life experiences. It can shift your mood and alter your perception to a more positive and empowering one. I personally only use Young Living because they are therapeutic grade essential oils, meaning it’s 100% pure. If you’d like to join my essential oil family click here to read more or email me so I can guide you.
I’ve had HUGE breakthrough processing deep trauma that I was resisting with several Young Living blends including Release, Trauma Life, Lavender, Inner Child and Acceptance to name a few.