A common question about the art of allowing is why sometimes obstacles come up all around what you are manifesting in your life? You may feel like you’ve done everything “by the book,” but instead of all this good stuff raining down on you, you are just getting more of the same or obstacles that are standing in your way of reaching your goal. This often happens, but there are some reasons for it, so fear not!
One of the most likely scenarios is that you have mental blocks – old beliefs about why you can’t have what you want. These old “stories” can come from as far back as your childhood, maybe even before. As we’ve grown up with them, we don’t even realize they are there, like a record needle stuck playing the same thing over and over again in the background. If obstacles are coming up around your goal, you should take a careful look at what you believe about obtaining that deep desire. If you hear yourself saying “part of me…” then that’s a huge clue.
Some common blocks are:
● I’m not smart enough
● I’m not handsome/pretty enough
● Making money is hard work
● We struggle to overcome one problem after another, and then we die
● I’ll get what I want when I get to Heaven
● I’m not creative enough
● I don’t deserve it
● I’m not good enough
● Wanting more money is greedy
● The root of all evil is money
● If I have what I want, other people won’t be able to have their needs met
A lot of obstacles we create for ourselves are based in fear. We are afraid of what will happen if we don’t get what we want. And, believe it or not, sometimes we are even unconsciously afraid of what will happen if we do get what we want, like a fear of success for example.
You might have unrecognized fears like these:
● I’m too old
● I’m too young
● I’m not educated enough
● I’d make a fool of myself
● I fail and everyone knows it
● I succeed and my friends abandon me because I’m too rich/popular/famous/
● Everyone wants something from me because they think I’m rich
● I’m not good enough
Because these mental blocks and fears have been there for a while, many times for years, they can sabotage your manifesting efforts. No doubt you can almost hear someone saying these things, maybe even not directly at you but nevertheless you pick them up and own them, they are hiding in your subconscious. The first thing you need to do is to recognize them. Take some time to yourself to write down all the things you remember being taught about the thing you want. Then make a list of memories you have surrounding your desire of this. Once you are aware of them, do some work on forgiving the people who said them or yourself for creating the story around them.
Working on overriding these old fears, stories and blocks is the best and fastest way to manifest your dreams.