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When You Feel Blocked: Six Powerful Rituals to Help You Break Through

Have you ever felt blocked, stuck in a rut? Like part of you wants to change, grow, or move forward with something, but another part of you seems to be standing in the way? And no matter how you try, it seems you are unable to make a difference?

Being blocked can become a vicious cycle because the longer you are blocked, the more difficult it becomes to believe in yourself.

When you encounter a block in your life, what you are facing is actually the doorway to the next stage in your soul's journey. The mere awareness of your "stuckness" is a call from within to live more fully. Yet, how do you break out of this state? A lot of people say the answer is to follow Nike's advice and "just do it." But if you've ever been blocked, you know it's not quite that simple. If you could bring yourself to "just do it," you probably would.

Sometimes we need a starting point. Some way of shifting our gears, to get our momentum going.

When I was in Kindergarten, we made Christmas presents for our parents in school. I still remember what we made for our dads, because it was a source of light humor for the moms: coffee cans filled with sand. We lived in Indiana where there was always a lot of ice and slush in the winter. The coffee cans included instructions for the dads to keep the can in their car and throw some sand behind their wheels, should they happen to get stuck.

Sometimes we need a little sand behind our wheels, spiritually speaking. A ritual can be just that. We use rituals all the time, to mark transitions, to honor endings, to celebrate new beginnings, to rejuvenate ourselves and to remind ourselves of what's important to us.

Here are six rituals that can help you break up the ice and slush in your life and get the lift you need to move ahead:

1. Create an Altar
You can use anything from a small table to a milk crate. Cover it with a nice cloth and place your favorite spiritually uplifting objects on top. Use crystals, candles, figurines, dolls, bells, bowls, feathers and pictures that inspire you. You can use your altar as a place for prayer, meditation, worship, creativity, sending or receiving healing, or just relaxing.

2. Purify Your Body Inside
Fast for a day. Drink only pure water. If you need to, drink vegetable and fruit juices. Save the money you would have spent on food and give it to the charity of your choice. After you're finished with your fast, replenish your body with super-healthy power foods like sprouts, beets, broccoli, sweet potatoes and oats. Avoid anything processed or pre-packaged. Make sure you get plenty of sleep at night and stretch your body when you wake up in the morning.

3. Purify Your Body Outside
Give yourself a massage. Start at your scalp and work your way down, sending love into any part of your body that holds pain or tension. Take your time and go slowly with areas that are especially tense or painful. Then, take a hot bath with sea salt, Epsom salts and your favorite essential oil. Use natural soap and exfoliate your skin with a loofah sponge. If you want to really invigorate yourself, rinse under a cold shower. Finish off with a soothing lotion and put on some comfortable clothing. This ritual is particularly good for empaths.

4. Clean Up Your Personal Environment
Clean your house, your desk, your car, your yard - whatever area represents the part of your life you'd like to change. For example, if you want a new lover, do a ritual cleaning of your bedroom. Spritz with rose water and put some fresh flowers next to your bed. If you want to get your business off the ground, play some up-beat, motivational music, update your address book, remove old names from your list, and review your goals. Make room for the new!

5. Have a Day of Silence
Start early in the morning, before anyone else is awake, so you're not forced to talk to anyone. Go some place where you can be in private. Bring only food and water, any clothing necessary for the weather, and perhaps a blanket to sit on. No radio, no books, no pen, no paper. Only yourself. Take time to be with the beautiful Light that you are. Dive deeper into your divinity! The amazing force of Love that you will discover there will clear the mist and get you focused. Silence is one of the shortest routes to self awareness, a major key to any kind of success.

6. Write an Interactive Letter to God
Tell God/The Universe/Divine Presence (or whatever name you choose) all about your life and how you feel. Be honest and let any darkness inside you come out on the page. Then, imagine you are God and respond, lovingly, compassionately and mercifully. Write whatever comes. After you've addressed your darkness, shift your focus and write your Ultimate Vision. What you would like to see yourself being, doing and having in your life? Connect with your deepest, truest, most heartfelt desires. Then respond as God again. Tell yourself what you can do today to bring you closer to realizing your dreams. As you clarify your ideal vision, your inner light will shine in glorious ways. This light will give you the fuel to break through the barriers that once held you back.

You can try one of these rituals, a combination, or all of them! It doesn't matter what you do as long as it inspires YOU and makes YOU feel wonderful! Remember, rituals are not so much about what you do, but about your intent. Whatever ritual you choose, do it with the intent of pausing long enough to let love do its work and get you un-blocked.

Ultimately, being blocked is caused by denial. Denial of our power as spiritual beings. When you use a ritual to lovingly acknowledge and accept that power, blocks begin moving out of your way. You will emerge with a stronger sense of connection with all that is.

And you will discover that you DO have the power to change the course of your life!

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Avalon De Witt is an authentic psychic by birth and a survivor of a near-death experience. Her gifts include clairvoyance, clairaudience, empathic ability, dream interpretation and healing. She has studied the Tarot and other forms of divination for over 23 years. Avalon has practiced as a professional psychic and spiritual counselor for over 12 years. She has worked successfully with thousands of clients world-wide.

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