A simple three card Tarot reading inspired my blog post today. In a nutshell the cards that came up for the questioner were: The Hanged Man, The Four of Cups & The Tower. I intend to post some simple insights in to readings & then expand on the underlying dynamics behind the reading. Very briefly this reading went along these lines : “The Hanged Man you feel that you are suspended,This card tells you that you will need to release yourself and allow yourself to see things from a different perspective. The Four of Cups indicates that you are dis-satisfied with your lot. Though things are ticking over you are not excited or motivated about the future, The truth, you know already, is that you must seek out a new path that will return fulfilment to your life. The Tower crumbles, the facade is destroyed what lies behind, how are you going to step out of the security you have created to re-energise your life? ” …
Though this is a very brief synopsis the lady confirmed that she was indeed bored by her life, her relationship & her job & knew deep inside that she had to shake things up to reveal where she needed to make changes to take control of her life.
This is a pattern that I have been seeing in many readings that I have given at the beginning of this new year.
Is it time for you to re-assess your direction ?
Now is the time to push your limitations, cross some boundaries, and make small changes each day to reach new goals and to expand your life beyond your expectations.
At new year most of us will make New Year resolutions. If you’re like most of us, you have a few habits you’d like to change and the beginning of the year sounds as good as any time to start. Roughly 50% of us will make at least one New Year resolution but very few of us will succeed.
Make sure you push your boundaries little by little and take things one day at a time. I encourage you to push your limits and try something new. Go beyond the barriers you’ve set for yourself. Do some research and learn some truths. Become a skeptic of what peers have defined as reality. Ignore how they define you or describe who you are. The fear of the unknown is what keeps us from extending our experience. If you always go for what is comfortable, life can become small & prevent you from truly experiencing everything our world has to offer.
A few years ago I was given the chance to travel that included visits to countries that my friends thought I was mad to even consider. There preconditioning & their beliefs meant that they would not remotely consider such a journey. After careful consideration & consultations with my deck I decided I would indeed go on the adventure that was offered. The outcome was that I visited places, met fabulous people & experienced cultures that had I listened to my friends fears, would never have materialised for me.
If you always travel the same path, you will always reach the same destination is a phrase that I love & has become a sort of mantra for me. My first video of 2012 shows one of the tandem parachute drops that I have made. Again friends of mine thought I was mad, but this life experience will live with me forever and I am glad I faced my fears.
I am not a daredevil & there are things that I could not imagine doing, for example a friend of mine is a singer & I am in awe whenever I see him perform in front of thousands of people. However, more & more I think that incrementally ‘facing your fears’ & expanding your boundaries, can manifest a new life that can be fantastically rewarding.
When you worry, your brain is in the state of “fight or flight”, you are incapable of shaping what you wish for and unable to stay open to inventive ideas. Fight or flight is the usual way people respond to stress or uncertainty. The issue is while flight or fight is acceptable when confronted with actual physical danger, this identical behaviour, in the experience of emotional fear, may cause significant issues with personal growth. Instantly, the body naturally responds to danger using its flight or fight response. The body releases adrenalin to help you do whatever you need to do to protect yourself. Controlling our fight or flight instinct is essential to keep stress in check and realise personal growth. Often times this requires stepping out of our comfort zone.
Living in your comfort zone may feel safe, but it won’t help you reach your personal goals. You instinctively seek a comfort zone in life where nothing or little changes. Stepping out of your comfort zone can strip you of self-imposed limitations. The reason so many of us like to stay within our comfort zone is because we enjoy feeling content and automatic behaviours are the hardest to break. Automatic behaviours represent the limitations that can keep you from reaching your true potential. The disadvantage of staying in your comfort zone is that you will never grow within it. Even if you don’t particularly like your comfort zone, like an old worn-out baby blanket, it offers you security.
You need to understand how important it is to venture out of your boundaries. Successful people learn to enlarge their comfort zone by stages. Most anything you do in your life is scored against your personal boundaries, and you can learn behaviours with time that will prevent you ever moving beyond the self imposed barriers you create. The comfort zone is also correctly known as the “Self Limiting Self Concept”. Imagine your comfort zone is your rival. It is the enemy of all human potential. If you really want to reach your New Year’s resolutions and goals, you only need to take small steps. These small steps can reduce the anxiety and stress of trying something new. Pushing yourself just a little bit each day will expand your life beyond your dreams. Venture out of your comfort zone in 2012 and see how much more life has to offer you!
Always remember that many techniques for releasing your potential are available free from my sites. For example have you tried my free fortune telling machine? Many people have told me that it has opened new avenues of experience for them.
As always much Love & I wish you only success!