The Walls of Limitation
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
Today we would like to speak about the limitations that humans put on themselves that prevents them from accessing all the spiritual help that is available to them. These limitations come in many forms and most are the result of childhood programming and fear based conditioning. The remainder is from injury as a result of past failures, rejection, and adult fears of low self-esteem (not being good enough). These limitations are like walls that have been built up over time to shut out the light, but there is a way to begin to knock holes in the walls, which can give you a glimpse into a brighter future where growth, light, and love can become yours.
Walls are built for protection—to keep invaders from coming in and changing the comfortable life that you have created. Some are built slowly from childhood where you are taught by others to fear and to keep safe from harm. Other walls are erected very quickly as a reaction to injuries of the ego where many layers may exist to keep one from being vulnerable or curious about what lies ahead if one were to become open to change. A complex system of these barriers can easily turn one’s life into a maze where it becomes difficult to find a way to out and allow love to come in.
These walls then become the limiting factor that prevents the Indwelling Spirit of God and all other spiritual guidance from operating efficiently to provide opportunities for growth and spiritual direction. In essence, the walls become galleries for signposts that say, “keep-out,” “unsolicited advise unwelcome,” “I’ve seen this before and it will not end well.” After many years these walls and signposts become the excuses for a life of stagnation. The neuron-pathways in the brain become very deep and wide—well-worn, and new thoughts and ideas have little chance of finding higher ground. Is there a way to break free from these hardened limitations?
Faith, my friends, is the pick-axe that can bring down the walls. For some it is a slow process of cautious testing of the waters, or climbing the first interior wall to have a look at the second, then to see over into the third, the fourth, then to the green pastures outside. Others let go and rise above the compound on the wings of faith to see the field through the trees. Faith is the bypass mechanism that bridges over the worn pathways that keep you in the habits of stagnation and limited thinking. Faith is hope in things unseen, untried, and the conqueror of fears. Faith is the one thing that can free you from the childhood conditioning, the hurt feelings, the low self-esteem, and will prepare you for spiritual guidance and soul expansion.
Give yourself permission to climb the first wall to your freedom and allow spirit to show you how to have life and have it more abundantly. Open your heart and ask God for what you need, even if you don’t know what that is. Be open to receive guidance and expect new opportunities to show up in your life. Make yourself vulnerable and believe that nothing can really harm you unless you allow it. Grant permission to your Higher-self to lead you to a life of abundance, love, and growth. Be courageous enough to release the pride that has kept you from loving and experiencing a life of joy. This is a true reality, my friends—the illusion is behind the walls of your making. Only faith can set you free.
Peace to you,
The Circle of Seven