Close your eyes for a moment.
Imagine sitting in a dark, lonely prison cell. No sunshine on your face, no freedom, no respect from others, no choice, no dreams for the future. You have been imprisoned for a crime that you didn’t commit.
The shackles around your ankles are tight and heavy, weighing you down. The handcuffs are restrictive and uncomfortable. How would it feel to be a prisoner?
There are many prisoners among us. Invisible prisoners. You can’t see their prison clothes, shackles or handcuffs but they are living without freedom, choice and dreams for their future. Imprisoned for a crime that they didn’t commit and shackled by the beliefs of others. They may not know that they are prisoners.
The crime may have been something that occurred generations before and the physical and emotional fallout has been embedded deeply within them. Sensitivities and allergies experienced since childhood may be a result of exposure to physical or emotional toxins, generations before. Stress and trauma can be carried through the generations and manifest as a life-long pattern of anxiousness with no apparent cause.
Belief systems are much more subtle. At a conscious level, it is easy to recognize those who have a scarcityfear or abundanceopenness mentality. Automatic thinking patterns are created at a deep level from the beliefs of others. The unconscious mind controls bodily functions, automatic responses, and remembers how to do repetitive things so that we can drive a car, ride a bicycle or swim without thinking about it. The purpose of the unconscious mind is to keep us safe, so the natural reaction to something new is fear or scepticism.
When combined with generational and present-day influences of invisible prisoners, the results can be subtle, insidious and immobilising. Judged, bound and shackled by the beliefs of others whom they love and whose approval they seek. Yet what is that approval worth if it is from someone who does not understand?
How would it be if invisible prisoners and their victims (yes, VICTIMS) were free to take a huge step forward without their shackles? To let the handcuffs fall away and open their arms, hands and hearts, to a way of thinking that was right for them? To step into the sunshine, embrace new opportunities and activate their dreams for the future?
They don’t know what they don’t know, so how can they make a choice? Perhaps they can think about whether they are comfortable and want to remain the same. And if so, that is absolutely OK. Let them be. If not, let them know that they have the power to make a change. Once they make that choice, they will realize how much power they have to set themselves free.
Just as a journey into new territory can be challenging, so too can a journey into the inner self and a new belief system. It can help to have a tour guide who has been there before and can walk beside them, gently guiding and showing the way. Imagine the feeling of opening the cell door a little and seeing a glimpse of a world of freedom, sunshine and infinite possibilities.
Keren has helped hundreds of clients to find the keys to their shackles and handcuffs, open the cell door and take giant strides into the light. In a gentle and empowering way, Kinesiology has enabled them to find and release deeply held belief systems, and reconnect with their strength and personal power to create permanent change. The other key is Keren’s unique six week program, “The Shift” where they make a shift to empowerment and personal freedom and throw away the keys.
Perhaps you know someone who is an invisible prisoner and they don’t know what they don’t know. If so, perhaps you can ask them if they are comfortable and want to remain the same. If so, let them be. If not, perhaps they may appreciate it if you let them know that there is a way to have a choice. Let them know about Keren, Kinesiology and “The Shift”.