Undefined vs. Openness

When a center is white, it is undefined.
Having a center undefined is not the same as being open. Through the habits and protective [...]

The Body Graph
How to recognize defined and undefined centers on the body graph

When a center is white, it is undefined.

Having a center undefined is not the same as being open.

Through the habits and protective mechanisms we develop when growing up, we build walls around our most vulnerable spots. In most cases, it concerns walls around our undefined centers. In some cases, it's even about building walls around defined centers.

Those walls protect us against certain conditioning. It helps us to stay within our familiar comfort zone.
But those walls and protective mechanisms also close off our aura and block the natural flow of energy within our body. Over time, this becomes a very destructive pattern.

This closing of our centers creates malfunction within those centers.

The challenge is to tear down those walls and become "open" again.

So when we talk about centers being undefined, it simply means that it has a high potential for conditioning.


When we talk about openness — and I'm sure I made some mistakes here and there because I was conditioned to use open and undefined without understanding the difference, my apologies — we are talking about breaking through protective mechanisms and harmful patterns, opening our hearts and souls once again for the gift of living in alignment with life itself.

Openness is about being open and relaxed in all centers, defined AND undefined. 
It's about embracing the potential for consciousness. It's about being reflective and observing, rather than reactive, mistrusting, closed-minded, or defensive. 

As a child, we were completely dependent on our primary caregivers and the adults around us. In order to survive, those protective mechanisms were necessary. But as adults, we can re-evaluate how we deal with life situations and stop compensating. Instead, we can learn to give ourselves what we didn't get from our mother, father, or important adults in our youth.

Defined & Undefined Center Keynotes
Some keynotes and clues to go with defined and undefined centers

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