Psychic Pitfalls may be encountered on the path to developing awareness. There is a point in developing awareness where a person can reach a wall, energy, a ridge of pain, or be confronted with questions. No matter where you are on your journey in developing your awareness, you may have periods where you feel like you are regressing. This is commonly called a growth period. Growth periods can come in many forms and shows up in ways that are personal to each individual. They can be long or short; you can direct your growth period and set the intention to move through it with grace.