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What It Really Takes to Grow

What It Really Takes to Grow

As the saying goes, “If you want something you’ve never had before, you must do something you’ve never done before.”

Sounds easy enough, right?

But the devil’s in the details, as another saying goes.

Because by logic and by Law, the new thing you need to do must be outside your comfort zone.

Logic says, if it were in your comfort zone, you’d already be doing it, and so you’d already have the thing.

Law says that because you haven’t done it before, this is new energetic space that you’re carving out for yourself.

This is the Universal Law of Polarity. Your energy is asking to expand, and it must expand in both negative and positive directions at the same time, so some of the new energy you encounter is going to feel uncomfortable (at best).

It’s also the Universal Law of Sacrifice, which says you have to release something that no longer serves you in order to gain something that will.

Growth is not a passive process that’s done for you while you sit back and think good things.

This new thing you must do will never feel easy. It will feel uncomfortable, either before you make the decision or after you’ve decided but haven’t taken action yet.

It may even feel like the very thing you shouldn’t do, according to the subconscious rules you’ve been living by till now.

And if you don’t make yourself face the discomfort, you will numb it out, distract yourself with busywork, or claim defeat instead.

What is the uncomfortable new thing you must do? There are scores of possibilities, depending on the situation:

It might mean you have to put yourself out there to be seen in a new way – writing, video, phone calls, networking.

It might mean getting yourself to buckle down and focus on work more intently than you have before.

It might mean you have to change your decisions about spending money, like investing in your desire before you pay for the “shoulds.”

It might mean you have to borrow money, which means sharing your desire with another person and asking them to believe in it.

It might mean finally asking the question “What do I have to do?” to your Inner Being instead of your intellect.

It might mean getting uncharacteristically, uncomfortably still – physically and mentally – so that you actually hear the answer.

And it might mean taking the risk of trusting that answer, and taking action on it instead of dismissing it.

Growth is not a passive process that’s done for you while you sit back and think good things.

It happens the way a baby bird is born: by hatching its shell from the inside out, using the little pip that formed on its beak just for that purpose.

You have to make it happen.

Only you can break your shell.

So ask yourself:

  • What new thing am I being pulled toward?
  • In what way am I trying to get that new thing while keeping everything else the same? In other words, What change am I resisting?
  • What happens to the chick that doesn’t break itself out of its shell?
 

Much love,

Christina

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