Needle and thread, that’s all it takes to get tangled up in knots. What if you don’t have a needle and thread? Believe it or not, I get tangled up in knots without a needle and thread, merely by living life. It might seem odd, but I get tangled up in my own thoughts. I get in a loop on something and I twist and turn getting me all knotted up.
The knots can be emotional, physical, or spiritual. They can create tension or shore up an idea or an action. The knots are both my friend and foe. Think about a knot as a way of anchoring something in place. It’s an important skill to have because anchoring holds you steady so you can make progress.
On the other hand, being emotionally in knots causes physical pain, giving massage therapists plenty of work to get rid of the knots. What ties you up in knots? Why are those things so prevalent in your life? Is there a way to keep the threads of your life separate and loose?
It’s one of the reasons I like my meditation process because it helps me unknot my thoughts. I was doing French knotson my meditation stitching when I hit a snag, a knot. I thought it would simply untangle itself, but it didn’t. I unthreaded the needle so I could use the needle as a tool to get in between the threads hoping to dislodge the not; it didn’t happen. My next step was to bring over my Ott lamp (provides natural light indoors so colors are more accurate, and you can see detail more clearly). It allowed me to see the individual threads and begin the process of separation.
Time and patience allowed me to dislodge the knot. An interesting thing happened when the knot was dislodged. I was able to take a deep and release the anxiety and tension I was experiencing. I provided myself with an avenue to relax allowing me to concentrate more clearly on the task at hand. It served as a clearing.
What’s got you tied up in knots?