This month, I’m continuing on the subject of expansion.
Feeling a nudge from the Universe to be and do more, which always brings on the worst kind of angst, while simultaneously observing my clients in a similar space-I decided to do one thing a day that scares me.
To consciously walk into that space of expansion, (which can often feel like being sucked into the abyss) not knowing where it will lead, not knowing how things will play out, but instead joining forces with the fear, versus running away from the unknown possibilities, from the changes expansion inevitably brings, from the feeling of ultimately, not being in control.
Doing one thing a day that scares you can be done in small doses (like when I offered the last piece of dark chocolate in the freezer to my daughter when I really wanted to hide it so I could have it the following day..just kidding..not really) or big, for example:
- buying something that feels indulgent, because you want to experience that feeling of a nicer bag, or pair of shoes, or article of clothing, because you’re worthy of those nicer things, without the guilt that normally comes along with those purchases.
- raising your prices because you know your products or services are worth it, and that you have so much more to offer people who in turn decide to invest in themselves, too.
- starting a business even though your friends and family have downplayed your ideas, deciding instead to follow the messages of your heart.
- having compassion for a situation, or person that has hurt you, knowing deep down this one act of release, of forgiveness, will free you like none other.
If you are on the verge of expansion, otherwise known as “trouble at the border” know that those fearful, gremlin thoughts that come along with growth are part of the deal.
When you listen to them, you stay put.
When you transcend the voice of your gremlins, you grow.
What might that look like?
When you understand that the gremlin thoughts- which are simply a fearful energy formation- serve to hold you back from growth, from abundance, from becoming more, you can then consciously choose to step out of your comfort zone, whatever that looks like for you, and move into a space of expansion with intention.
When you enter a new space with intention, you increase your personal power- true spiritual power that comes as a result of doing the inner work of allowing yourself to be vulnerable, authentic, and sharing who you really are- which causes you to no longer allow people or situations to affect you in those low vibration ways they once did.
We’d all welcome that, right?
If this speaks to you and you feel yourself on that edge of expansion, the fear at times seeming too much to bear, consider this an invitation.
Maybe you too might choose to do one thing a day that scares you, that causes you to feel vulnerable, what Brene Brown refers to as “getting in the arena.”
Or maybe you take some other action step that causes you to join forces with your fear.
Whatever the decision, when you make it, really make it and back it up with action, you are sending a message to the Universe that you:
understand and accept their call to action
set your intention that you’re ready for more.
That’s when alignment happens, and the landscape begins to change, in the best way possible.
Please share with others if you feel they’d benefit and if you’d like to listen to me give a dose of morning motivation, please click on: https://youtu.be/qlK-tXz8PL4.