Invite ease, flow, and success into your life with one of these simple-yet-powerful road-opening rituals
While our natural state is one of ease and flow, it’s also natural to occasionally feel as if you’re blocked.
Perhaps it feels difficult to move forward in a certain life area, such as romance, finance, or career. Or, maybe you just feel stymied in general: as if hassles, challenges, and roadblocks seem to appear at every turn.
If you feel as if you’re blocked, rest assured that it’s totally normal if you don’t quite understand why you’re blocked. This is because is your soul is preparing to evolve in some important way. When you finally move through the block, you will gain vital wisdom and insight, and be stronger than you otherwise would have been.
To accelerate this process, an unblocking spell (also known as a road-opening spell) is a very useful thing.
Here are five easy unblocking spells to help you move through whatever block you seem to be experiencing, so you can bust through it and open up to the hidden blessings it contains.
Unblocking Spell #1: Desert Sage Spell
While white sage clears away every energetic pattern and leaves a sort of energetic void, desert sage swirls energy around and makes it dance. It gets into the deep and hidden areas in your home, energy field, and psyche to shake things up and coax them to change. And all the while, it infuses us with a comforting, grounding sense that all is well. This supports us in moving through changes and busting through blocks with confidence and ease.
For this unblocking spell, open all your windows (also open the doors to the outside if you don’t have a pet that you’re worried might run outside). Go outside and empower a bundle of dried desert sage in bright sunlight. (Feel free to hold some quartz with it as pictured in order to boost the good vibes even further.) Then hold it over a dish or a plate and safely light it so that it’s smoking like incense. Smudge your entire house while moving in a generally counterclockwise direction through each room and area. Pay special attention to thresholds and corners. Finish by smudging yourself. Take some deep breaths and inwardly call on the Divine in a way that feels powerful for you. Ask for help with removing any blocks and clearing the way for ease and success in every life area. Feel, imagine, and sense that it is already done. Give thanks to the Divine.
Extinguish the sage by sealing it in a jar or dunking it in water, and make 100% sure it is completely extinguished.
Unblocking Spell #2: Ganesh Invocation Ritual
This is a go-to unblocking ritual of mine, and it’s what I tell my friends to do when a specific situation feels stuck or stymied. For example, you might want to do this one if paperwork is taking forever to go through, if a technical difficulty has you stumped, or if a project feels like it’s on hold indefinitely while you wait for someone to give you the OK. You will be working with Ganesh, the beloved, elephant-headed Hindu deity who is often referred to as “the remover of obstacles.”
All you need is a statue of Ganesh (any size) and a red candle. Optionally, you might like some cinnamon incense and an incense holder. Simply place the candle in front of the statue, light the candle (and optionally the incense), and silently ask Ganesh to help you move the situation forward. Then thank him. Leave the candle burning for as long as you can safely attend to it. Then extinguish it and light it again whenever you safely can until it’s burned all the way out. Feel free to light additionally sticks of incense as desired.
Unblocking Spell #3: Door Opening Ritual
According to feng shui, the doors in your home are powerful symbols of ease, flow, and opportunity. Your front door is literally the place where people, energy, and blessings enter your space. And all the other doors are places where you move from one realm (or room) to another.
In this unblocking spell, you will be working with this potent symbolism to get your energy moving and open the way for positive change in your life.
Begin by taking some deep breaths, relaxing your body, and setting the clear intention to open doors of opportunity in your life and to generally get things moving in a positive way. Call on the Divine in a way that feels powerful for you and ask for help with this intention.
Fill a bucket with warm water and add three drops of essential oil of spearmint and one drop of essential oil of sage. Stir it around a little and then soak a clean rag in the water. Wring it out. Then open your front door and wash the inside and outside surface of the door with the water. Also wash the inside of the door jamb and the threshold. Close the door.
Now go through your entire home and open every single door as wide as it will go. (It’s OK to close it after you open it, the important thing is that you activate its energy by moving it.) Finish by tuning into the freshness and positivity you’ve set in motion. Feel, sense, and imagine that positive conditions and opportunities are absolutely coming your way.
Unblocking Spell #4: Horseradish Sprinkle Spell
If you think your block has something to do with someone else’s ill will, or even a hex, a curse, or a malingering spirit, this horseradish unblocking spell could be for you. (But also check out these 5 Awesome Ways to Break a Hex or a Curse.)
If you have small children or pets who may munch on the horseradish, I suggest you choose another unblocking spell, as horseradish can be irritating to the mouth and skin.
This one is from Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, in which Scott Cunningham writes:
“Horseradish root (dried and grated or ground) should be sprinkled around the house, in corners, on the steps outside, and on doorsills. This will make all evil powers clear out, and will diffuse any spells that may have been sent against you.”
Unblocking Spell #5: Sea Salt Soak Spell
Never underestimate the power of a simple sea salt bath. Some rituals are popular because they work.
A sea salt bath is an all-purpose unblocking ritual. It removes heavy, stuck, and challenging energy of all varieties. It clears out old psychological patterns, removes energy you may have picked up from other people or environments, and generally resets your energy and opens the way for positivity to flow.
For this road-opening ritual, light your bathroom with one or more candles and dissolve a full cup of sea salt (any grind or variety) in your bath water. Call on the Divine in a way that feels powerful for you and say, “Thank you for filling this water with vibrations of healing, purification, and love.” Visualize the bath water filled and surrounded with bright, golden-white light. Be sure to stay hydrated by keeping plenty of drinking water nearby as you soak for at least 40 minutes.
Did you try one of these unblocking spells? How did it go? Please share in the comments below.
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