When reading the energetic body for clients I look at areas where they want to create change and positive shifts in their life. I consistently see perfectionism rear its judgmental head to block joy and love that has manifested in people’s lives. The energy of perfection and its companion control are two of the most pervasive human challenges. Our life experiences, family, teachers and peers help us form pictures of what we can expect in response to particular situations. These pictures can help us manifest desired outcomes and protect us from harm. But if the picture is based on information that is not true for us, such as a response to someone else’s fears or a past trauma of our own, it can create repeated negative experiences.
When seeing psychically these pictures are presented to me as associated to one or more of the chakras. They may interfere with our sense of safety, the ability to create and communicate, our sexual energy, personal power, affinity for others and our self, our analytical and intuitive capacity or connection with Spirit. See my chakra definitions at this link. Pictures that are out-of-date or invalid can get stuck in our space and subconsciously contribute to generating experiences that are not in our highest good. The story behind any perfect picture goes something like this, “When I have the right job, partner, enough money or time, THEN I will be happy.” Another form the perfect picture takes is, “When I lose twenty pounds, get my house tidy or finish my degree, THEN I will be ready to meet Mr. or Ms. Right.” These pictures keep us waiting for perfect circumstances in order to HAVE what we desire.
When we grow up in an environment of criticism we develop an inner voice that is riddled with self-judge. This critical voice is constantly seeking an impossible status of perfection, feeding the concept that we have to be in control to be worthy of love. The perfect picture energy blocks us from truly receiving positive things we have manifested in our relationships and environment. If you notice yourself afraid to “get your hopes up,” in self-sabotage or judgment, invalidating yourself or an experience you have created, most likely there is a perfect picture at work. The first step toward freeing your spirit from the bondage of perfection is to acknowledge it. Take the opportunity to visualize a bubble about five-feet in front of you and allow that bubble to collect up all of the perfection energy in your body and mind, drawing it out of your space. Imagine the bubble floating off to a distant mountain where it pops and dissipates. Then see a bubble above your head filled with love and the vibration of your own essence. Call your energy home to you from wherever you’ve left it. Let that bubble full of golden light slide down into your physical and energetic body filling up any areas where the perfectionism was moved out. Breathe in the expansion of greater self-love in your body.