If we are to evolve and expand to align more fully with our Divine purpose, new action will inevitably be required.Â We will be called upon to do things differently, to start new projects, relationships, business ventures and journeys.Â After all, if we did what we’ve always done, we wouldn’t be expressing growth and expansion, right?
It’s easy to assume that, if these new actions are fully aligned with our highest path and purpose, they will also be comfortable.Â We’ll move forward with confidence, feeling fully supported by the Universe and totally secure with our actions – even though we’re in brand-new territory.Â Aligning with our highest path and purpose should feel really good, right?
I call this “the comfort myth.”Â We are glorious, spiritual, Divine Beings.Â But we are also having a human experience.Â And the human part of us, the ego, usually has plenty of objections to doing anything new.Â While our Higher Self is confident in knowing that a new project or venture will serve our highest good, our ego creates doubt and fear to alert us that we are in unchartered territory.Â The ego wants to keep us safely within what it knows.
And so, when we begin to follow our Higher Self’s call to new action, the ego begins rumbling.Â It creates doubt, distraction, procrastination, negative thoughts and emotions … anything to keep us safe within our comfort zone.Â We can now do two things.Â We can placate the ego.Â We can invest ourselves in trying to feel better and try our hardest to eliminate doubt and fear.Â Perhaps we can even buy into the idea that our discomfort means that we are on the “wrong” track.
Or we can acknowledge that doubt is a natural part of doing anything new.Â We can acknowledge that the fear we are feeling is a deeply rooted survival instinct designed to keep us safe in this physical dimension.Â We can thank the ego for doing its job.Â And then we can take action, anyway.
We don’t know for sure what new action will feel like or what results it will yield.Â We cannot know – we’ve never been there before!Â The ego assumes the worst about the unknown in order to keep us safe.Â But only when we are in action can we truly know what that action will be like.Â How often have we tried something we didn’t think we would enjoy, only to find ourselves having fun?Â We cannot know an experience until we are IN the experience.
If we spend our time and energy in trying to get comfortable before we do anything new, we may well be stuck where we are forever.
Here is the real benefit of the spiritual path.Â The point is not to eliminate doubt and fear.Â While we are in a human experience, we have an ego.Â The ego creates doubt and fear whenever it encounters anything new.Â The benefit of the spiritual path is that it shifts our REACTION to the doubt and fear created by the ego.Â We are inspired to new action by our Higher Self.Â The ego will immediately raise red flags about venturing into the unknown.Â We can now try to make the ego feel better.Â Inevitably, this leads to staying where we are, because the ego NEVER feels good about the unknown.Â Or we can sit with the red flags, acknowledge them fully, and practice non-reaction.Â We can say “Oh look, there’s fear.Â How interesting.” and take action, anyway.
Doubt and fear can keep us from taking new action that would align us more fully with our Divine purpose.Â Or doubt and fear can simply be there, acknowledged but not made important by reaction.Â And once we are in action, we may discover that doubt and fear melt away as the ego discovers a brand-new comfort zone.
There is nothing wrong with feeling doubt and fear on our path of expressing our Divine purpose.Â Doubt and fear only become obstacles if we decide they are obstacles.Â Let’s not subscribe to the comfort myth!
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