When Your Path is Blocked ― Removing Spiritual Roadblocks

When Your Path is Blocked ―

If you feel something is blocking your progress, it could be several things. Find out how to identify the roadblock and remove it.

When you are feeling stagnant or just not getting anywhere, it is time to diagnose what’s going on.  It could be the Universe attempting to teach you something. Or, it could be an issue from the past you need to deal with.  Still, it could also be interference from some unhealthy programming.


When Your Path is Blocked

When you feel blocked, this can be very frustrating. You may feel your life isn’t moving in the direction you think it should. Something’s blocking your path and holding you back. That’s when it’s time to diagnose what’s going on.

That is right. Pause for a few minutes. Stop thinking about what the issue could be.  Give the active mind a rest.  This will help to clarify the issue or issues.  Be sure to use a spiritual journal to document everything. If you don’t know what this is, then follow the link first.

On the positive side, when your path is blocked, it indicates you are making progress.  It means you have new insight.  Good for you.

The sources of your roadblock could be one or more of the following:

    • Unhealthy programming from your culture or our Ego.
    • The Universe prompting you to move in another direction.
    • An issue from the past that you need to resolve.
    • You are stuck in a victim or survivor mindset.  You are ready to progress to a victor.

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Removing Spiritual Roadblocks

1) Pinpoint the Obvious Issues

First, try this simple exercise to help identify the issues.

Close the eyes. Sit up straight but comfortably. Allow the head to float above the shoulders. Bring your attention to your body posture and breath.  Observe the breath.  Breathe deeply and naturally.  Do not force the breath.

Sit and just breathe for 3 to 5 minutes. When thoughts invade, gently bring your attention back to the body and your breath.  At the end of 3 to 5 minutes ask yourself the questions, what is blocking my path?  What is the lesson? Then write in your journal.

If this isn’t clarifying the issue, then we suggest the automatic writing technique.

2) Automatic Writing

This is similar to the above exercise.  When you use the automatic writing technique, it will unlock everything at the subconscious level.  So, you will need to sift through the data to spot patterns or issues.  Follow this link to the automatic writing process.

Trust your subconscious to explore and bring new options and resources. A good place to start is by asking yourself the question, what is the lesson?  Again, it is important to document everything in your spiritual journal. This will help you identify any trends. It’s also a way of cultivating your intuitive powers.

This is a simple but effective strategy for finding solutions to those issues blocking your path. However, even if you think you have identified the issue with the first two techniques we recommend another tool to confirm your findings.  Removing spiritual roadblocks is something we all face.  So, if you are using the Enneagram, this is a something you should add to your spiritual tool belt.

3) Enneagram Personality Profile

The Enneagram is a tool that will identify the default programming scripts of your personality and instinctual type.  If there is an issue here because of unhealthy thought patterns this tool will show them to you.

Removing the Roadblock

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When your path is blocked, using the right spiritual technology will help you deal with the issue. If you are using all the above diagnostic tools then you are already using some of these technologies.

Removing spiritual roadblocks is a common issue.  The more we progress the farther down the path we go, then we are more likely to encounter things we need to resolve.  Sometimes the larger issues come up first.  But, sometimes we run into them after years of practice.  It’s also not uncommon to have the same issues resurface.  Don’t be discouraged.

Spiritual Technologies

Spiritual technologies are tools for exploring consciousness.  They result from generations of research by cultures around the world. These processes stand up to the test of science. They are repeatable and measurable.  Everyone who can follow a process can use these tools. We call the practice of these processes spiritual exploration.
You can list these tools in several ways. Some fall into more than one group.   We like this simple method of grouping.

Critical Thinking

The first group is several analytical tools to enhance critical thinking. The Enneagram Personality Profile is the first tool of our blended learning process. This tool provides insight into the mechanisms of ego, personality, and instinct. Logical reasoning, spotting logical fallacies, and logical axioms. These are the three major tools of logical reasoning. This helps you to avoid common mistakes in assessing information.
Next, a research tool we call Comparative analysis.  This is a process to help us explore and compare belief systems.  This process is a scientific process form of comparative religious studies. Together these analytical tools give a solid foundation of common sense thinking. They sharpen your ability to discern facts from fiction.

Seated Meditation

Seated meditation is the heart of most spiritual practices. This includes a wide range of meditation techniques. It starts with Beginning Meditation and Mindfulness Meditation. It progresses to more advanced forms like Japa Meditation the Siddhis of Patanjali.

Moving Meditation

This is another foundational element that strengthens the mind-body connection. Moving meditation is also to our health and wellness.  This progression includes several methods of energy collection. Here we teach Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi. It also includes more contemporary processes for grounding, like Tree Grounding and Sun Gazing.

Awareness Expansion

Pathways for expanding awareness include a variety of tools. This group includes practical tools like the spiritual journal and automatic writing. Here we introduce lucid dreaming, the Shamanic Journey, or Guided Meditation. There are also techniques for third-eye awakening and soul memory awareness.

Healing Practices

Healing practices are the last group.  This branch includes Pe Jet, Reiki, and Shiatsu.  Self-care is an important element of this group. It is vital for normalizing our inner work and maintaining our health and wellness.

In Conclusion

When your path is blocked, it is a sign that you have made progress.  Don’t be discouraged.  Removing spiritual roadblocks is something every warrior of light encounters.

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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia


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