Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place?
No one ascends a hill in straight line up, in linear fashion. Why? Because it is too steep. You ascend a steep gradient in a zig zag pattern or in a spiral, circular fashion. This way reduces the gradient and makes the mountain ascendable. So too in the Spirit.
What river flows in a straight line? What wind blows in a straight line? Natural laws help us understand the ways of God. All creation groans with revelation, to those willing to hear.
If you see your path is zig zagging and spiraling in repetitive circles, take heart, God is making the path easier to ascend … because there is much height to ascend too.