Do you sometimes feel that you have obstacles in the way of what you are trying to manifest?
Does it seem like you are unable to create your dream life or draw what you want closer to you?
Well, let me reassure you that you are not the only person who feels this way!
Everyone who does manifestation comes up against occasional obstructions.
Today I’m going to tell you about nine things that you can do, with immediate effect, that will help you remove any barriers that are interfering in your ability to attract what you want.
Before we get started, let’s have a quick look at precisely what these barriers that create resistance actually are. If you’re unsure if you are encountering obstructions, this might help you recognize if this is causing you some problems.
If you are 100% sure already, however, you can jump straight to the nine tips.
Ok, so barriers get in the way of your manifestation skills if there is an internal conflict between you and what you want.
We often don’t even know that this exists because it’s usually an inconsistency that takes place in the subconscious mind.
In our subconscious minds, we have many entrenched beliefs that have become an intrinsic part of us. They affect how we think, feel and act.
For many years, we have very little control over them because a lot of our belief system is formed when we are children.
We are heavily influenced by our parents, teachers, where we live, what we witnessed from other people in our lives, etc. This is a very natural process, and if you have children, it’s highly likely that you are also teaching them beliefs and values about right/wrong, dangerous/safe, etc.
The problems arise as we get older and become more aware.
Even if someone tries to be incredibly optimistic and positive, raising their vibrational energies to try and attract things to them, if their underlying belief system is negative, this will act as a barrier and prevent success.
Here is a more specific example.
Imagine that you want to attract more money into your life.
You know about the Law of Attraction, and you’re using several manifestation methods on a daily basis. For example, you are writing a scripting journal, doing guided meditation regularly, and repeating positive money affirmations every day.
You feel great, and on the face of it, everything looks good!
But, in your subconscious mind, something else is happening. There is an inner conflict taking place.
Let’s say that you grew up in a family that had some money problems, and your parents were always complaining about rich people. Perhaps they said that they were all selfish and pretentious or that if someone was wealthy, they must be unappreciative and unkind.
You may not have agreed with what your parents said, but you still witnessed their behavior and would have unconsciously absorbed their negative energy when they said these things. So there is probably some residue of these beliefs buried deep in your subconscious.
This creates an inner conflict when you set out on the road towards financial abundance.
You have two contradictory thoughts that occur simultaneously. The first one is, “I am worthy of unlimited wealth,” yet the second is, “I am not like those unpleasant, selfish people who are rich.”
And this is where your barrier comes from. You don’t consider yourself to have all of those negative qualities that your parents described when they spoke about wealthy people. You are kind, generous and want to do good things with any wealth that you attract.
But this means that inadvertently, you don’t match the image that your subconscious mind has of a rich person. So it creates a barrier.
Remember that this is only an illustration of how an obstacle might be presenting itself in the path of your manifestation processes. It might apply to you, or you may have very different types of resistance. You are the only person who knows where you are feeling blocked, and yours will be different from mine due to our personal experiences.
However, if you want to see your obstacles vanish, allowing a free path between you and your dream life, keep reading!
We’ve reached the part where it’s time to climb into the bulldozer and drive straight into those barriers, pushing them out of the way forever!
Here are nine ways to remove your barriers and attract your dream life!
1.) Accept any Internal Conflicts with Gratitude
A really powerful way to release the blocking influence of barriers is to accept them.
To fight against your own internal resistance would cause even more problems – and more obstacles.
Alternatively, acknowledge and accept your barriers with positive feelings such as affection and thankfulness.
Be kind to yourself. After all, as we looked at earlier, many of these conflicts arise due to childhood experiences and learned beliefs.
Try doing this exercise:
- Write down a list of everything you want to attract into your life. You can use your manifestation journal to do this if you have one.
- Spend some time considering each thing on your list. Delve deep into your childhood memories and the thoughts and feelings that come up with each item.
- What experience have you had around this goal?
- What emotions did it raise in the past for you?
- What emotions does it bring up for you now?
- What have you discovered that could be forming the current resistance that you’re experiencing?
- Really dig deep to see if you can unpick the origin of the obstacle.
- Make notes about what you uncover.
- Accept whatever you discover and recognize them with affection and thankfulness.
It’s important to know that all the positive and negative things that you have experienced in your life have been gifted to you to develop your strength, personality, and spirit.
Being accepting of the circumstances and people who lead to this internal resistance is very powerful.
If, after this exercise, you have strong feelings of anger or frustration aimed at yourself or others, I would recommend that you try Ho’oponopono.
Ho’oponopono is an ancient prayer from Hawaii that is broken down into four stages. You can use it to cleanse and heal yourself emotionally. It is based on the concept that you are in control of everything that exists in your world. So, if something happened in the past that you feel angry about, you need to heal yourself to overcome it. Even if you have negative feelings towards someone else, you accept responsibility for the situation and repeat this prayer mantra several times.
“I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.”
You can say the four sections in any order.
2.) Go with the Flow
Life’s path isn’t always a flat, smooth, easy-to-navigate road. But that’s also not how it’s supposed to be! Variety is the spice of life, as they say.
Even though we are three-dimensional human beings, we tend to see the world dually. This means that we experience things through the contrasts of opposites.
For example, night follows day, hot comes hand-in-hand with cold, we see rich versus poor, and we only understand positive because we know negative.
Whenever we encounter something we dislike, this wakes us up to move towards the things we do want.
If you don’t ever experience sadness or loss, you will never truly appreciate happiness and appreciation. If you don’t know what it’s like to worry about a lack of money, then you will not wish to attract unlimited wealth.
The hills you have to climb in your life’s path, where things are a bit tough, will make the downward slopes seem so much easier, and you will appreciate them much more.
Remove this barrier by feeling grateful for your life right now. Whether you’re halfway up a hill or effortlessly running down one, you are right where you need to be. If you give out a feeling of gratitude to the Universe, this will lift your vibration. The higher your vibrational energy, the easier you will find it to manifest what you want and will experience more things in your life that maintain that gratitude.
Rather than putting up resistance against your journey, accept it and enjoy every step of the way. How you feel today, particularly if times are difficult, will transform your future for the better.
At least bear in mind that at the top of each hill or mountain you climb, you can plant a flag, have a rest and enjoy a stunning view!
Meditating regularly is an excellent way to get rid of the barriers that are blocking you from attracting your dream life.
When you meditate, your mind enters a state of flow which means that your subconscious mind is more open to receiving messages from the Universe and your higher self. You also become more relaxed and feel less of a need to control everything.
This flow trance not only allows messages in, but it also lets you get rid of any of the obstacles that have got in the way of you manifesting in the past.
If you have any limiting beliefs that do not align with who you are now or where you want to go, then you can simply let them float away during your meditation sessions.
As you strengthen your connection with the Universe, your vibration will lift, and you will have more faith in the whole process. You will feel that you can pass things over to the Universe once you’ve set out your intentions clearly, safe in the knowledge that you have done your bit well. You don’t need to control the next step, so just let go and relax.
Meditate regularly and think about your goals with positive feelings, but you don’t need to worry or have anything to do with how the Universe will deliver your desires to you. Just let it happen in its own perfect time.
Freeing your mind from this type of controlling thoughts or worries means that you have no barriers in the way of your manifestation process, so the results will happen much faster.
If you are new to meditation or find it difficult to allow yourself to get into a meditative trance, I highly recommend listening to Zen 12 audios.
Just listening to a 12-minute track gives the same benefits as spending an hour on meditation! It’s a great time-saver, as well as being a really good way to induce a trance quickly.
You can get a free audio track if you visit www.zen12.com/gift.
4.) Practice EFT
Tapping, or the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), is a holistic therapy used to treat physical pain and emotional suffering. It is often called psychological acupressure and works with the meridian system to release and clear emotional blockages that are found in the body.
The resistance and barriers that pop up and interfere with us being able to achieve our manifestation goals can relate to emotional issues that accumulate in our subconscious.
This means that whenever something happens that distresses you, your subconscious creates a barrier to try to defend you and guard you against ever suffering that discomfort again.
Centuries ago, this was a life-saving defense mechanism because if we didn’t learn how to protect ourselves from wild animals or other physical threats, we would have died out as a species.
However, in today’s society, emotional anxiety can paralyze you disproportionately and prevent you from living your life.
We all have an ego which is our sense of self and the role we portray to society. It makes the decisions and always seeks approval. When the ego is in control, it can dominate our lives, restricting everything we do due to fear. It is afraid of everything: failing, succeeding, what other people will think, etc.
This irrational, all-consuming fear creates many barriers that block you from doing anything that seems like a risk, therefore preventing you from achieving many new things.
EFT was developed by Gary Craig, a personal performance coach. It stimulates traditional Chinese acupuncture points by tapping them, issuing a signal to the brain that it should clear any emotional tension that is being experienced in the body.
The best thing about EFT is that you can do it to yourself. You don’t need to pay for a therapist to do it for you, and there are many videos available on the internet which you can learn from.
The main tapping points are:
- The karate chop (the side of your palm underneath your little finger)
- The top of the head
- The beginning of the eyebrow (near your nose)
- The side of the eye
- Under the eye
- Under the nose
- The chin (where it indents under your bottom lip)
- The collarbone
- Under the arm (4 inches under your armpit)
- Go back to the top of the head
When you tap, use the tips of your fingers as if you were tapping on a table. Think about the problem that you want to release. You need to think about it to notice if it has reduced by the end of the tapping. This process is about release and acceptance in order to get rid of any barriers.
The name says it all – you will free yourself emotionally from psychological and physical discomfort.
5.) Don’t Obsess
One of the barriers to manifestation comes from the fact that many people learn about the Law of Attraction when they are desperate to attract something into their lives.
The issue that arises with this is that it’s impossible to generate something from a feeling of nothingness or lack.
When someone tells you about the Law of Attraction, it seems like a magical solution, so you set your intentions and become consumed with what you want to attract. It’s all you ever think about!
Now, don’t get me wrong – focusing on your desires can work wonders and really strengthen your manifestation abilities, but it depends on how you feel when you think about what you want.
If you become obsessed and think about your goals when you feel desperate, hopeless, needy, impatient, etc., you are putting a frequency out into the Universe of scarcity and despair.
All you will attract with this type of vibration is more lack and despair.
This is why it’s essential not to become fixated on your wishes. By all means, do your daily manifestation techniques, but then get on with the rest of your day.
Keep yourself busy and focus on each thing that you do as you go through your day. The Universe and your subconscious mind are doing the work now, so you can just relax and be positive.
Raising your vibrational energy will boost your ability to attract without you having to think about your desires outside of your manifestation sessions.
6.) Do What You Love
A common cause of resistance occurs when people end up doing the wrong things and are therefore acting against their destiny.
If you find that your life is stressful and you feel frustrated, angry, and depressed all the time, then things are definitely out of alignment.
Regardless of what it is in your life that doesn’t make you feel good, if you don’t get joy from it, it’s not right for you. This goes for what job you do, where you live, your partner, colleagues, and friends.
If something is difficult, uncomfortable, and distressing, it will not lead you to manifest your dream life even if you put up with it. It will only lead to barriers that block the way.
This is because if you’re not happy with things now, and all of your emotions are negative, you will simply attract more negativity and dissatisfaction.
As I mentioned earlier, we sometimes need to climb the hills and go through challenging periods in life. However, we need to do this with a positive mindset, wherever possible, striving forwards to get over the top of the hill.
It’s a bit like peeling back the layers of an onion. Each time you overcome one difficulty, you peel off a layer, each time getting closer to the part of the onion that you can use and tastes great.
Consider these questions every day:
- What can I do more of today that makes me happy?
- How can I get more things that I love into my life?
- What things do I feel no longer align with my goals and my new life?
Mark Twain said, “Find a job that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
If it’s possible to do this, that’s fantastic! But even if you can’t instantly find a job that makes you feel this way, you can still bring a lot more joy into your life on a daily basis.
Every day, do things that make you smile. Do things that motivate you and fill you full of positive energy. Spend time with people who lift you up rather than pull you down, and let go of the thought that good things only happen to people who work incessantly.
It is possible to attract amazing things into your life simply by enjoying yourself more! When you are happy, you feel thankful for your life, so the Universe receives that message and delivers more reasons for you to smile.
7.) Exercise Regularly
If you find it difficult to meditate, exercise can be a perfect way to break down your subconscious barriers.
When you exercise, your attention is directed to your body, which prevents you from thinking conflicting thoughts. This gives your subconscious time to lower the barriers and resistance that are in the way of your manifestations.
There are a number of ways that doing regular exercise breaks down obstructions, including:
- It raises the levels of serotonin in the brain – the natural “feel-good” chemical.
- It gives you time out from your worries and stops you constantly thinking about what you need.
- It moves your attention away from old, limiting beliefs.
- Removing the mental resistance means you can achieve new things. This will boost your confidence and give you a renewed belief that you can manifest your desires.
- Being truly mindful and present when exercising will increase your feelings of gratitude towards your body and the fact that you are physically able to exercise.
8.) Let Your Intuition Guide You
Not following guidance from their intuition is a typical cause of why people find it difficult to attract their wishes.
How often has a thought or idea appeared in your mind from nowhere?
How often have you ignored that thought or idea and just pushed it out of your mind?
When we purposefully use the Law of Attraction to manifest our desires, our intuition often becomes super-sensitive.
Signs that this is happening to you might include:
- You suddenly have a strong sensation that you should do something.
- Or you feel like you should contact someone.
- Or perhaps you feel drawn to a certain place.
- You may notice signs from the Universe that align with your goals, showing you that you are on the right path.
These things are not accidental or chance. They are deliberate messages that are being sent to you to guide you to alignment with your goals.
If you disregard these signals, you are showing the Universe that you don’t trust the messages and are resistant to the process.
Have more trust in your intuition and follow the signs that the Universe and your higher self give you.
Be guided in faith. You can be confident that the guidance will always be in your best interest.
9.) Get Enough Sleep
The final tip I have for you is linked to ensuring that you get enough sleep. Sleep is an incredibly powerful cure for many things, and it can calm the mind.
You don’t have to limit sleeping to the evenings. If you’re having a bad day and feel like your barriers are getting bigger and bigger, then allow yourself to take a time out and have a short sleep.
When we sleep, all barriers have to come down. Our subconscious can relax, the ego is not in charge, and our mind enters a state of flow. The resistance can be released, and positive thoughts and messages from the Universe can come to you as you dream.
You will find that you see things much clearer on waking, and everything will feel much less stressful. Additionally, getting good-quality sleep can really boost your manifestation abilities in general!
“Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama
You now have lots of ways that you can overcome the resistance you have in your subconscious mind. The first thing to do is figure out what they are, but once you have identified this, there’ll be nothing stopping you from removing the barriers anymore. You will soon notice that your manifestation skills are stronger than you ever thought possible! Good luck!