Leslie Huddart L.Ac.

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Why am I bored? The Spiritual Meaning of Boredom


¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† As human beings, it’s natural for us to have our likes and dislikes, to have things that we’re naturally drawn to, and times when we feel bored. However, from a subtle body spiritual perspective, feeling bored can actually be a signal that something deeper is going on within us. It could indicate that there’s a blockage in our subtle body that needs to be addressed. This is the topic that we’ll be exploring in this blog post. We’ll dive deeper into the concept of subtle body blockages and how they can manifest as boredom in our daily lives.

If you’re someone who frequently experiences boredom, continue reading!

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† I’m Leslie Huddart, an acupuncturist, healer, and spiritual guide. My specialty is helping highly sensitive people and healers release trauma trapped in their bodies without the need for years of therapy. I help people understand and utilize the power of their mind, body, and subtle body system to release any blocks that may be holding them back. In this video, I want to share with you my insights into the underlying cause of boredom and strong emotional reactions such as aversion or preference. Let me start by sharing a personal anecdote from my middle school days when I learned about the French way of saying “I am bored.” As someone who’s passionate about language and culture, this experience made a big impact on me.

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Subtle Body Blockages and the Protector System

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† In subtle bodywork, the protector system is responsible for keeping us safe from threats, physical or emotional. It’s a system that develops in childhood and helps us cope with difficult situations. However, sometimes this system can become overactive and create blocks or restrictions in our lives. These blocks can manifest as boredom, aversion, or a strong preference for certain things. And when we experience these feelings, it’s a signal that something deeper is going on within us. I , as an acupuncturist and spiritual guide, help people release the trauma trapped in their bodies after years of therapy. By harnessing the power of the mind, body, and subtle body system, I help people release these blocks and live a more fulfilling life.

So the next time you feel bored or find yourself wanting to switch to a new activity, remember that there may be something deeper going on within you, and it’s an opportunity to explore and heal.

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† The protector system is always trying to protect us from things that it perceives as dangerous or harmful, but sometimes it overreacts and sees ordinary situations as threatening. So when we feel bored or resist doing something, it’s actually a signal that our protector system is activated and is trying to keep us away from something that it thinks is dangerous. This could be a past trauma or a negative belief that our protector system is trying to shield us from. Understanding this can help us shift our mindset and approach these situations with curiosity instead of frustration or avoidance. By acknowledging and exploring what’s going on beneath the surface, we can start to release the blocks and limitations that are holding us back and move towards a more fulfilling life.

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† In that case, you know that your protector system is being activated and it’s actually blocking you from experiencing something that is potentially new and growthful for you. So the key here is to recognize when your protector system is getting activated and to have tools to work with it. And this is where subtle body work can really help because it helps you get into the deeper layers of yourself, understand what’s happening, and actually work with those blocks and release them so that you can move forward and experience the growth and expansion that you’re really seeking.

Understanding the Protector System and Overcoming Resistance

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Being an acupuncturist, healer, and spiritual guide, I can help people get a deeper understanding of what happens when we feel bored or have a strong reaction of aversion. Anytime I feel bored, it is actually a signal that there is something going on and a block underneath me that needs to be addressed. I also talk about the protector system, which is an aspect of my mind and body that is designed to keep me safe but often ends up keeping me stuck. I compare it to an invisible fence for dogs and explain that it gets activated when I suddenly have the urge to do something else or have resistance to what is arising at the moment. I suggest that having a neutral sense of preference is natural and allowed, but if there is a charge, such as not wanting to do something if I don’t have chocolate, then it is a sign that I am getting to new territory, and my protector system has resistance to it.

Working with Your Protector System for Personal Growth

  1. Do you ever feel restless or uncomfortable when you have to do something that you don’t enjoy?
  2. Do you find yourself easily distracted or unable to stay focused on a task?

As a yoga and meditation teacher, I can understand that this could be a sign that your protector system is activated. In my recent video, I’ve explained how our protector system, which is designed to keep us safe, can often end up keeping us stuck and preventing us from exploring new territories. I suggest that anytime we feel a charge, a trigger, or an inability to stay connected with ourselves, it’s a sign that something is happening in our inner world and our subtle body awareness.

I offer five steps to help us work with our protector system, starting with pausing and noticing. By becoming aware of our patterns and inner reactions, we can begin to shift our relationship with our protector system and move towards greater self-awareness and growth. So, once you have paused and noticed what’s happening, it’s time to turn on your curious flashlight. In simple words, these are the five steps!¬†¬†

  • Notice the boredom or trigger
  • Turn on your curious flashlight
  • Trace it to the basement
  • Unlink it
  • Test it

This means you’re bringing a sense of curiosity and openness to the situation. You’re not judging or trying to fix anything, but instead, you’re just exploring and observing with a sense of wonder. This can be a powerful tool to help you stay present and connected to your body, even when your protector system is activated. So, you might ask yourself questions like, “Hmm, I wonder why I’m feeling this way? What is my body trying to tell me? How can I support myself right now?” By approaching the situation with a curious mind, you can start to unravel the hidden patterns and beliefs that are keeping you stuck. And as you do this, you’ll be better equipped to navigate challenging situations and stay connected to your true desires and needs.

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¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† In conclusion, noticing and turning on your curious flashlight are powerful tools to bring unconscious patterns to the surface and work with them in a new way. Anytime you feel triggered or unable to be with what’s arising, it’s a sign that there is something happening in your inner world and your subtle body awareness. By doing subtle body work, you can unlink these patterns and free yourself from suffering caused by the mind’s grasping onto natural preferences. You deserve great things, and I hope this video has served you well. For more resources on subtle body work, check out the links below. This is Leslie, signing off until next time.

Disclaimer: This program is not intended to be a substitute for professional mental health or counseling services.  No practitioner-patient relationship is established and the training content is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.  These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and nothing here is intended to diagnose, cure or treat any disorders.

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