So we have determined what we want to manifest in our lives, we have set our intention, we have applied the prerequisite visualization, and we have taken action to create our desired outcome. Yet time and time again we keep encountering roadblocks. We find obstacles in our path. Or efforts seem to unravel before us, no matter how diligent, and we experience one setback after another.
Why, if we understand the concepts of manifestation, do we find ourselves stalling out in attracting what we desire? We often forget that what is drawn into our lives is what we are attracting. We are perpetually manifesting. So if we are encountering obstacles and insurmountable challenges, it is not for lack of applying the right steps in manifesting.
What is actually occurring is that we are disregarding the intentions and beliefs we own that serve to hold us back. Right along with our intentional visualizations are the unintentional fears and doubts that push our intended outcomes out of the way. No matter how tightly we close our eyes, make a wish and blow out every candle, the fears and doubts are still there. Our fervent wishing only serves to drown out the sound of self-doubt that we might otherwise recognize.
Those doubts and insecurities will lurk beneath the surface of our intention setting, only to well up and take center stage as impediments and obstacles. Early in life we are often taught to ignore these obstacles and keep going, or to try harder, or to put our heads down and push through. Yet these obstacles are messages from ourselves. They are telling us where our foundations are weak, where our beliefs about our own capabilities and strengths are in need of reparation.
When these roadblocks continually reappear, it is a message from our deeper self to take a pause and participate in deep reflection and self-examination. There is a fear and an insecurity we are trying to ignore, one that we can’t admit we are afraid to face. Yet it must be faced, and our subconscious is telling us that. If we continue forward with this flawed perception of ourselves still buried beneath the surface, the manifestation that eventually springs forth will be at risk of collapsing under its own weight, as our foundation is far from secure.
Once we cease in our efforts to move forward, invite our fears to rise to the surface, and address the truth behind our fears, we can then heal, and we will find the obstacles will instantly remove themselves from our path.