The universal flow works in spirals. So if you find yourself sometimes seemingly running in circles, encountering the same things again and again, it's not necessarily the case that you're stuck. You could be, and it could be a distortional pattern you need to deal with. But if you feel you're progressing, and yet still seeing similar signs, it could well be that you're just going deeper. If that's the case, each cycle will not be exactly the same as before, there'll be a definite shift, a variation, like you're moving cogs on a wheel.