When You Feel Stuck.


The window in my living room faces a brick wall, as does the one in my kitchen. Lately, I have been thinking that this is a metaphor for my life: in front of my stands a huge wall (one of my own design, of course), as I have spent so many years in the same apartment, in the same neighborhood, and at the same job, all the while facing - brick.

Every time I look out of the window, it's a reminder of the limitations I've placed on myself, as well as the fact that I've, quite literally, walled myself in. It's akin to feeling stuck; the barriers are, of course, self-imposed: limited thinking about my career, where I'd be happy, and what sort of situations I'd be willing to invite into my life. Mostly, I am terrified. Terrified of change, terrified of leaving (even though the view isn't so good), and terrified that my next venture will suck even more. 

The brick wall says it all. 

So, what do we do when we feel stuck (because cry, complain, and feel terrible)?

We tell the Universe that we are willing to change. We tell God that we don't know how to do it, but we are willing to release whatever blocks are keeping us from moving forward. We declare our unabashed willingness and surrender the rest.

Dear God, I feel stuck, and I know that I am keeping myself in this (position, relationship, apartment, physical condition, etc.). I don't know how to change, or what next steps to take, but I am willing to be guided by you. Give me the clarity and correct perception to make the right steps to move forward and to release whatever limiting beliefs that are holding me back. Give me correct perception of this situation.

Prayer opens us up to guidance, signs, and divine synchronicities. It tells the Universe that we are ready to listen, and we no longer feel the need to control our lives, which often, we do by blocking ourselves in and thereby creating limits on what the Universe can bring us.