Maybe you would like to tell someone you admire them, but you have been chastised for trying to connect with others in the past. So an Unconscious self-judgement exists that prevents connection – that is a Barrier to connection.
A Barrier’s original purpose was to keep us safe. As that need ceases to be relevant, however, if the Barrier remains it continues to prevent us from connecting with other people … and the same wall that keeps others outside also keeps us alone inside.
As you release any self-judgements you may have around connecting, you remove your Barriers to connection. We may have no Awareness at all that a lot of our Barriers exist. One way to find out might be to ask for ever-deeper levels of connection and freedom, and see what arises.