Healthy Spirit

Are you shutting out love?

Written by Healthy Living

Here’s how to tear down that heart wall.

Story: Dr. Bradley Nelson

Do you dread romantic occasions? You’re not alone. With all the focus on romantic love, you may be left feeling angry, sad, disappointed, or shut down if you are single or struggling through an unhappy relationship. If you’ve struggled to find a partner or find yourself unable to form or sustain lasting relationships, yet you still yearn to have love in your life, it may be time to take a closer look at what’s been blocking you from enjoying a deep, meaningful, and healthy love connection.

Emotional baggage from your past can form a “heart wall” that keeps you from love. This wall formed over time in response to past hurts. It exists to protect you from emotional pain, but it’s also blocking you from connecting deeply with others.

Whether due to a bad breakup, divorce, death of a partner, or past life events that had a negative impact on your ability to open up and to trust, anyone can have a heart wall and not even be aware of it. When your heart is closed to love, it prevents you from forming new relationships, blocks you from experiencing love in your current relationships, and leaves you feeling isolated and alone.

3 steps to dismantle your heart wall

Here are three steps to help you dismantle your heart wall and open yourself up to a new experience of love.

1. Realize your heart may not be open to love in spite of all you do or have done: 

A heart wall is made up of trapped emotional energy. If you experience an emotion that is very powerful—such as grief, depression, anger, or resentment—and it’s powerful enough, the energy of that emotion can become trapped in the body and cause problems for you in all kinds of ways.

2. Acknowledge that you have a heart wall: 

Sometimes we feel we need to protect our hearts, so trapped emotions are added layer by layer like the layers of an onion. It is a protective mechanism to keep our heart from being hurt or totally broken. Each trapped emotion forms one layer in the heart wall, and each layer is unique and different.

3. Be willing to let your heart wall go: 

The trapped emotions that form a heart wall are inaccessible until you acknowledge your heart wall exists. Using your favorite muscle-testing technique, you can reveal your heart wall to your conscious mind by asking your subconscious whether or not a heart wall exists. Once revealed, your heart wall and all related trapped emotions become recognizable to the subconscious mind and vulnerable to being released.

Releasing your heart wall gives you a fresh opportunity to explore healthy connections with the people in your life, romantically or otherwise. Give your heart the chance to heal and you might be amazed at the newfound freedom you have to live and love fully.


About the writer

Dr. Bradley Nelson, a holistic chiropractic physician and medical intuitive, is one of the world’s foremost experts in the emerging fields of bioenergetic medicine and energy psychology. His bestselling book, “The Emotion Code,” provides step-by-step instructions for working with the body’s healing power. Download a free copy of the eBook and the audiobook by visiting emotioncodegift.com.

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Healthy Living

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