When we grow and develop within the confines of family, we are taught and shown who we are and who we are not. Part of the job of our parents is to teach us boundaries so we can control our selves and behave in acceptable ways. To fit in socially, behaviorally and with self confidence. Consequently, we can succeed as we continue our growth and development through all the ages and stages. It is a workable system, except if our parents are limited in the scope of their own development. In that case, they can only teach us, show us and demonstrate those same limitations.
In other words, if they are 'knotted' up, unable to express emotions, unable to express affection or unable to show love, tenderness or compassion to us, we might 'knot' realize we are still able to love and be loved. We can unconsciously, subconsciously develop those same knots and consequently, become closed down too.
Maybe we can't forgive ourselves, maybe we limit the rest of our growth and development and maybe we harbor ill will , anger and sadness as a result. None of these blockages would be conscious until or unless we realize we are shut down in these ways of loving and expressing.
To untie these knots consciously and actively means to offer them up to the Cosmic Being who knows our very Heart and Soul. Imagine someone all tied up with various ribbons and bows of many colors. They cannot move any further on any level. Suddenly, along comes a warm breeze and unties all the bondage and sets the person free. They can open, stretch, breathe and release any and all old stuck air, movement and motion. They can move about freely now, going and growing in all directions.
When we are willing to love all of life, forgive all of life and are sincerely and genuinely grateful for all of life, we set ourselves free because we remember who we are and remember we are not separate from LOVE ITSELF. Our human soul and the Great Cosmic Soul are ONE and that is our true freedom.
Any and all bondage is from holding onto the past, trying to re-create the past or still feeling badly about the past. It holds us down and back and prevents us from making progress; both spiritual and human. Our parents and family members did the best they could, given their natural limitations and, at some point, in our lives we must forgive them and move forward with LOVE.
We move forward by allowing the past to be simply that and surrender to it, releasing all our old identifications of it, positive and negative. It is the energy of the past we release because just like stagnant water or air, stagnant energy is also stale. Love who was there when they were there, love who they were to you, love all the fond, fun memories and be forever grateful for those times, even as you surrender the old stuck energy associated with the memories. Let your Heart stay full of the LOVE but let the old energy go. What is truly ours does come back to us through the LOVE! 'When you love someone, let them go. If they never come back, they were never yours, it they do come back, LOVE them forever.' Author Unknown.
Love the 'knots' that you received from family because they helped guide you to where you are now. With LOVE, allow the stagnation of them to go and feel free again. With LOVE, GRATITUDE and APPRECIATION, we can LOVINGLY keep all the positive memories deep in our HEART where they will never hold us back. LOVE WILL ALWAYS SET US AND EVERYONE WE LOVE FREE. We are that LOVE ourselves and all that we have known came from that same LOVE too. LOVE is the healing agent of freedom from all that has kept us in bondage before. Everything and everyone in our life is our teacher. When we honor that, LOVE IT ALL, FORGIVE IT ALL and BE GRATEFUL FOR IT ALL and let it go to LOVE ITSELF. Untie the 'knots' of the past and UNITE WITH LOVE IN THE PRESENT and it is GOOD!