Energy, like you, has no beginning and no end. It can never be destroyed. It is only ever shifting states.
Sometimes the barriers, and shackles are people we must let go of. But the worst-case scenario is enslavement of the mind. Take the lead with your heart and soul. Break free… do not allow your limiting thoughts to get in the way of taking the next step towards a fulfilling life.
The best indicator of your level of consciousness is how you deal with life’s challenges when they come. Through those challenges, an already unconscious person tends to become more deeply unconscious, and a conscious person more intensely conscious. You can use a challenge to awaken you, or you can allow it to pull you into even deeper sleep.