In my experience over the years with clients, I always seem to hear this one particular question or some form of variation of it anyway. People buy a meditation cd/course, or read a spiritual book or just use a meditation system that suits them and their own personal taste and suddenly, out of the blue they can’t seem to reach or get to “that zone” anymore.
When you are within this conscious spiritual path or wandering along your journey, cycles whether they are up, or down are all part of the process and they can be controlled, but only for a very short period of time, sometimes a week, a month if you're lucky you may even get a few months (but that is if you're lucky of course wink, wink manifest). It’s almost as if the Universe, picks up that you finally got it, you finally dredged through the hardest task, shed the biggest, fattest skin and here you are thinking you have perfected yourself to a point of ahhhhh peace, so the then the tests and the assignments become more intense, shifting more frequently and dramatically and you find yourself on yet another rung in the ladder of your life.
Unfortunately, because of a huge lack of understanding about our soul’s evolution, humans unfortunately usually get sucked in and react with an ego-based response. Meaning they turn on themselves (Self-sabotage), they start thinking something is broken inside of them or they keep making mistakes, ie. “What am I doing wrong?” or “What is wrong with ME why can't i get this right?” or “That YouTube meditation doesn’t work anymore for ME, I must be doing it wrong”. In actuality, things on their journey are progressing at fantastic rates, the fact that you can’t reach the inner silence all of a sudden, means you are dealing with new and deeper issues. (Yes it could mean you are out of balance not filling your body with the nourishment it needs to connect, but I'm talking about the ego based in this instance) Whatever path they were enjoying previously, they accomplished their purpose and now, new and different adventures await on that up and down journey called life.
If you have hit a bump, a stagnance in your meditation practice or altered mind state, the number one step to move forward is to stop, breath and relax, Then sit your amazing self down and confidently tell your gorgeous self with love and understanding (meaning be gentle on yourself, your ego can be badass, but let's face it you did some HARD work to lose that last skin and it's time to remember to be nice to yourself) that you just successfully finished that cycle of your soul path and you are now entering a new one. The second step is to stay seated and go forth to the depths of yourself to uncover where the new development is needed. (Mercury Retrograde is perfect for this!)
Always, always, always remember, in this amazing space we call the Universe, the only constant in our lives and the world around us is “Change”, live that Truth with everything you are and you’ll always be in balance with the fantastic flow that is life.
Have you ever hit this stumbling block before? Maybe sharing your experience will help another so feel free to share below.
Love and Warm Blessings
Rebecca Fox R.M.