I've been thinking a lot about comfort zones, mostly because I just found the edges of mine and am stepping out with wobbly knees and a light heart. How do you know you're in a comfort zone? It's a cozy and peaceful space where your capacity matches what you're doing and where fear rarely raises its head. But it's also a place where you know your full potential isn't being expressed. I think we're extraordinary, gifted and absolutely brilliant and beautiful spiritual beings. Somehow we've let the world of concrete and dirt erase our memory of light and unlimited potential. By awakening that vision of ourselves daily and consistently (big key), our physical situations will shift and line up with that greatness. We're so used to going out and making things happen by rearranging our situations. But by shifting our vision of ourselves form ordinary to beautiful,and extraordinary, we create a world that's rich with opportunities, open doors and big leaps. I've been visualizing being radiant with love, lit with joy, opening hearts and waking up each day with inspiration and a spirit of play and delight. I've been visualizing that twice a day for 5 minutes each session. Within a week of doing that, I went from being unclear about life's next step to having a clear vision of creating work that nurtures art and soul. It became clear it was time to shift gears and several opportunities arose to make that happen...Often times, our life doesn't change because our vision of ourselves and what we have to offer doesn't change.
So what's life like outside the comfort zone? Inspiring, exciting, full of synchronicity but also of fear, resistance and self doubt. It's funny, when we hear the sound of our truth, the heart feels a peaceful joy. But when the ego hears the sound of our truth, it pretty much freaks out. Ego can be so tricky and convince us to stay in the status quo, but is that where we really want to live? Do we want a life that's protective or a life that's unleashed with light?
The meditation below is an invitation to see your extraordinary soulful self and to begin to nurture that daily. I promise you...if you see yourself in that light twice a day for five minutes, doors will open. It doesn't mean challenges won't come. They have to come to show us what wonky beliefs we've been feeding. They're just as much a part of our rising.
We each have so much to give. I don't think we're living in these times to play it small. The world needs what's inside of you and as soon as you believe in that and can see it, the opportunities will come and the inspiration that comes from being "in spirit" will kick ego out of the driver's seat and steer you down new and wonderful trails. Have a beautiful week and may you feel extraordinary!
p.s.- the other wonderful thing about this exercise is that all of a sudden you see everybody else as magical, gifted, talented and divine. The heart blooms.
a lovely tune by Lucinda Drayton... a beautiful yogini, dreamer and artist