You're going along and everything is flowing and then suddenly you stop. There's no more enthusiasm or drive, the project no longer excited you. All you want is a nap and a cupcake (that last one might just be me...).
Because you're self-aware and stuff like that you may immediately think "I'm blocking myself, this is resistance" or you may immediately believe that it's just not meant to be and the Universe wants you to pause while all the millions of tiny little converge.
One or both may be totally true.
But how do you know the difference?
Honestly, the only way to truly know is to be consistent with your inner connection - can you commit to connect with the project to see if it's in alignment each day...not to work on it harder but to see where it lands for you? External actions are merely reinforcements for your own inner work so if it's too much efforting, then something's out of alignment internally. If you're avoiding it, it's an alignment issue and yes, you're in resistance.
Commit to the alignment and the blocks disappear.
If everything feels aligned and good, then it's a sacred pause and you can stop over analyzing what's wrong with you and enjoy the breather.
YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BY HOW THEY FEEL. Take out the mental chatter and meditate on the core of what you're feeling. You're not broken because you need to check your alignment - that's just basic scheduled maintenance.
I've had months of sacred pause where everything was in alignment but nothing was moving so deeper states of surrender have been required of me. And I've had months of avoidance, resistance, putting my fingers in my ears while squeezing my eyes shut singing as loudly as I can. And in those times, I can be in choice to clear the pathway and do the inner work required of me.
So, before you blame yourself OR the Universe, connect with your highest self and ask, 'Is this resistance or is this a sacred pause'.