Spiritual Meaning of Blocked Ears

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There are many different interpretations of the spiritual meaning of blocked ears. Some believe that it is a sign from the universe that you are not supposed to hear something. Others believe that it is a way of shutting out negative energy, or deliberately choosing not to hear something.

As is the case with many spiritual meanings, the spiritual meaning of blocked ears does depend heavily on the context surrounding things going on in your life at the moment – including what was happening when the ears became blocked.

Some say that blocked ears can also be a sign of past life trauma. If you are experiencing this symptom, it is important to get to the root of the issue. Once you have done this, you can begin to heal the trauma and release the negative energy that is causing the blockage. Past life regressions might be able to help – but this is best done with a professional who understands regression and the traumas it can cause to resurface.

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Blocked Ears Can Be a Medical Issue

Of course, as with other physical ailments that you may experience throughout your life, there may not be a spiritual meaning of your blocked ears at all. You may simply be experiencing a medical condition – usually one that is completely treatable.

If one or both of your ears are physically blocked with wax there are over the counter remedies you can use to help clear them. A quick trip to the pharmacy counter will get you the advice you need to clear them nicely.

It’s important not to use Q-Tips (also known as Cotton Buds) in your ears. My doctor told me many years ago that you should not put anything smaller than your elbow into your ears. I challenge you to put your elbow into your own ear… Nevertheless, the advice is sound – putting small things into your ears to clear any blockages carries a huge risk of perforated ear drums, leading to pain and permanent hearing loss.

Spiritual Meaning of a Blocked Left Ear

The spiritual meaning of blocked ears can be different depending on which ear (or both) is affected.

There are many possible spiritual meanings of a blocked left ear.

One interpretation is that it symbolizes being cut off from divine guidance or communication. This can happen when we are not tuned in to our intuition or Higher Self.

Alternatively, it may suggest that we are not paying attention to our inner wisdom.

The left ear is also associated with the past, so a blockage could indicate that we are holding onto old hurts or unresolved issues. This can prevent us from moving forward spiritually. In order to clear the blockage, we may need to let go of the past and make peace with our inner selves.

Spiritual Meaning of a Blocked Right Ear

A blocked right ear can indicate a need for us to listen more to our intuition and inner guidance, and less to the outside world. Another possibility is that it signifies a need for us to pay attention to our dream life, as our subconscious may be trying to send us important messages through our dreams but we’re actively blocking these messages.

Other interpretations of a blocked right ear suggest it’s a blockage in the flow of energy, either in the body or in the chakras. If this is the case, you could try getting your chakras in alignment through some spiritual meditation or even some Reiki healing.

Whatever the interpretation, a blocked right ear is generally seen as a sign that something is not quite right, either within oneself or in one’s environment. If you are experiencing a blocked right ear, it is important to pay attention to your intuition and any other guidance you may receive from your higher self or from the spirit world

Spiritual Meaning of Both Ears Blocked

Having both ears being blocked combines the two sources of the problems shown above and signifies perhaps a larger problem than the individual problems themselves.

Essentially, it’s a sign that you’re not in alignment with your highest truth. Your intuition is trying to guide you, but you’re not listening. Maybe you’re afraid of what you’ll hear, or maybe you’re just used to ignoring your inner voice. But whatever the reason, now is the time to start paying attention.

Your blocked ears are a symptom of your spiritual disconnection. When you’re not living in alignment with your truth, your energy gets blocked. This manifests in the physical world as a feeling of being stuck or stagnant. You might feel like you’re going through the motions but not really getting anywhere.

The good news is, your blocked ears are also a sign that you have the power to change things. You can unblock your ears by reconnecting with your spirituality. This means getting in touch with your higher self and listening to your intuition. Trust that you know what’s best for you, and follow your heart.

This doesn’t mean you have to make drastic changes overnight. But it does mean making a commitment to living according to your highest truth. Slowly but surely, as you align yourself with your spirituality, your ears will unblock and you’ll start to feel more connected and alive.


The spiritual meaning of blocked ears can differ depending on which ear (or both) is blocked and is highly dependent on the context of things going on in your life presently. For those meanings we looked at above which come down to you not listening properly, it’s important that you slow down, smell the roses and actually start listening to your body and your spirit guides.

Meditation on this would be a great place to start, as this can often answer many questions for you and help guide you on your way.

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