Why Am I Spiritually Blocked?

Everything may seem to be going swimmingly along your spiritual journey but then one day it seems that the doors you’ve been going through have been blocked. You may ask yourself, why am I spiritually blocked?

It seems as if everything you’ve worked for has done a complete reverse in your spiritual journey and you’re blocked from taking that next step. This is fairly common and will be a common occurrence throughout your journey.

Do not fear as this is completely normal and there are ways to handle it along your spiritual blocks along your journey.

What does a spiritual block mean?

A spiritual block will happen for many reasons although at times it will just come at the weirdest or worst times. We may go from feeling the most joy we have ever felt to having tears in our eyes and no understanding of why this is happening.

The reason this is happening is because we have built up an attachment to our present moment. As soon as we become attached to the “joy” that we are feeling in the present it seems to be the most fleeting thing.

We must understand that nothing is permanent and that we will have to also let go of our most extreme moments of happiness.

Many people along their spiritual journey are only looking for the good parts; the bliss, the happiness, the feeling of connection to the universe. What goes up must come down.

The blocks that come along our journey aren’t even really spiritual blockages, a blockage would infer that there might be something that we can do to relieve them. On the contrary, there isn’t much that we can do about it.

Finding Relief When Spiritually Blocked

While there isn’t entirely too much we can about it, we can asks our selves questions about what is going on within our lives:

  • Am I in line with my spiritual purpose?
  • Is something I’m doing daily bothering me?
  • Am I harboring negative feelings about a person or a situation?
  • What was I doing differently before?

Many of our spiritual blockages come from not being in line with our spiritual purpose. Whether it be our relationships with friends or a romance that are toxic or a job that is leaving us feeling drained.

In our spiritual journey, we can no longer just “deal” with these things, we must make changes.

Bad relationship? You have to break up. A job that makes you miserable? Find a new job. A friend that is toxic and makes your life miserable? You have to disconnect.

The higher we are in our spiritual purpose the higher the stakes.

“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.”

 Adyashanti (check out his youtube channel, he’s really great)

Now what does Adya mean by all of this?

When we go through our spiritual journey, our spiritual blocks are merely just things that we have to let go of to grow. Taking that first step into spirituality is difficult but as time goes on it gets even more challenging.

We have to let go of things that we thought we were but we really aren’t. Ego is a crazy thing that will make you do crazy things and you can only really start letting go once you have the courage to look at yourself, your deepest being inside and start asking the tough questions.


letting go
Be the balloon, be free

It’s extremely difficult, I know. Personally, I’ve had to change my hobbies, my friends, my habits, my job even. I didn’t have a choice in this and I don’t think you will have a choice either. I was spiritually blocked and I had to make tough decisions.

The universe has a way of ripping you apart without your consent.

These spiritual blocks will seem so daunting when they come but it’s just a sign that we must look within to find our deeper purpose.

I was a professional poker player but now I have dedicated my life to helping rather than hurting. I didn’t choose this. If I had it my way I would still be living the big life but I just couldn’t live like that anymore.

Things just didn’t seem right within my life, I couldn’t put a finger on it. I had money and a great friend circle, I had romances albeit they were all a bit shallow and short lived. I could do whatever I wanted.

I’m now living a more frugal lifestyle and I can say I’m much happier after letting go of all these things even if it wasn’t entirely my choice.

To give a personal example, I was living in Budapest for a year and had all of my stuff there and planned to go back after visiting my family in Israel. When I arrived at the airport the gentlemen let me know that I couldn’t return for two years to Europe because I had overstayed my visa.

Two. Years!

I had left most of belongings there, my PC, my clothes, my friends. I had to tell my friend I couldn’t go back. All I had on me was my laptop and around 15 pieces of clothing. I couldn’t play poker anymore since it is banned in Israel to play online.

I fought and fought to try to make it work, but I just couldn’t. Letting go was my only option. There wasn’t anything I could do anymore.

I cried, I cried some more. I’m in a country where I don’t speak the language and don’t know what I’m even going to do with myself.

But something good came of all of this. Something that was worth more than anything I could imagine.

Finding Beauty in Spiritual Blockages

After around a year of being here, I understand why I’m here. My sister and I haven’t really had a relationship our entire lives and mostly ignored each other. She and I have had to live together for the past year while I figure out what’s going on but during this time we got to know each other.

We are a family again. After living in the USA for the majority of our lives and all of us living in different parts of the world we all somehow ended up in the same place.

We had to be here, for some reason. We all lost jobs, friends, romances. But we gained something we will never forget. How we could bond through the toughest times in our lives. Being there with each other no matter what.

I was even supposed to leave and go back to the US earlier this year but my doctor ordered some tests which left me here. I was a bit upset as I felt as if my life was finally moving forward.

Then the pandemic started. It all made sense.

We must trust these hard times in our lives and let them show us our deeper purpose.

As tough as it was initially, I can say now why I was thrown away from everything I knew before and why it was so hard to let go of it all. I sat in my room with the blinds closed for almost two months wondering when this hell would end.

My only option was to let go of it all. I had to look at my inner self and ask myself, were all those things I was so attached to in Budapest actually good for me?

They weren’t. Now I can say that I am much happier than I was before, albeit a bit poorer but there is still food on the table every day. I can’t really complain. I was spiritually blocked but it was only meant to lead me into a path of more fulfillment.

About Roy Cohen

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