Are you standing in your own way?

Are there things you’d like to create or changes you’d like to make in your life and no matter what you do, focus on or think about nothing seems to change? 

If  things aren’t moving along the way you’d like them to, it is time to take a look at where you are standing in your own way! You may even be asking how is it  or why you would be standing in your own way.

There are many instances where it is possible to stand in your own way and not even realize it. One of them is wanting things to change but not taking responsiblity for where you are and what you can do to create that change. Whatever your situation, you are never powerless!

In some cases you may be holding on to an ideal (perfect picture) and not willing to let it go. I see this a lot when it comes to relationships or lack thereof. When you hold on to something (or someone) for dear life, you are standing in your own way by not allowing the potential of something you really want to come in!

It is also time to let go of the blame game.  You know that game. It’s your mother’s or father’s fault, it’s how you were brought up, it’s someone else doing it to you etc.

I don’t mean this to be harsh and that you should blame yourself but here’s the reality, if you want to create change, it is time to become conscious of those things that you have a stranglehold on.

What you choose to hold on to is you getting in the way of where you want to go. It is a choice to hold on. It is a choice to blame. It is a choice not to quiet your mind or take time to meditate and allow your life to unfold.

One of the most difficult things about “waking up” is that you begin to recognize the part that you have played in being where you are. It so many ways it is  easier not to be aware.

On the other side of the spectrum, when you open up and recognize who you are there is no need to stand in your own way. Fear dissipates, forgiveness reigns and  stumbling blocks become stepping-stones!

If you have a pattern of getting involved in the wrong relationships, where might you be standing in your own way? Are you trying to control something or someone? If so you are standing in the way of your own freedom!

If you are blaming, you have self-defeating thoughts or you are hiding, you are blocking the way for ease, happiness and success! How about a different choice…starting today!

Wake up! Change the dynamic! Get out of your own way and allow all those things you are wishing and dreaming, dreaming and wishing to become reality by merely stepping aside and allowing those magical moments to happen!~Shine Your Light Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2010 All rights reserved 


Debra is a clairvoyant reader, spiritual healer, coach and teacher helping to heal the human spirit. For more information, to schedule a reading, coaching or find out about upcoming workshops & events please visit her website or send an email to

3 thoughts on “Are you standing in your own way?

  1. Very appropriate post for what is going on right now in my family. This may be the wake up I needed. Thanks for your inspiring words. Miss seeing your positive and energetic attitude each week!!! – Sue

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