A MESSAGE FROM THE GUIDES:
Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone
Dear Friends, hello there.
I hope you had a fabulous weekend, and that your week is off to a good start! I
myself had a very interesting and fun weekend, as I made my first foray into performing as a Turkish bellydancer on Saturday.
The funny thing is that other than a couple of workshops I took last fall, I have only been studying this
dance form for about a month. (For real.) But
the teacher extended an offer to all of us newbies to join her in doing some very simple dances at the Great Plains Renaissance
Festival this weekend. Since my guides recently told me that I had to get out
of my comfort zone if I wanted to grow further, I said YES. For certainly, the prospect
of performing as a Turkish bellydancer in public when I have only been studying it seriously for about a month is outside
of my comfort zone!
It’s been about a month and a half since I first received the message from my guides that I needed to step outside
of my comfort zone and start doing things I had never done before or things I wouldn’t usually do. Since I have received this message, I have been determined to listen. I
find that I am saying YES more often to things that in the past I wouldn’t have even tried.
example, in the past month or so, I have done sports readings for a TV appearance and assisted a woman in a missing persons
case. I’ve also agreed to help a few clients by doing astrological relocation
readings for them. (In-depth readings that reveal to you how moving to a new location
might shift the energies of your birth chart and bring certain areas of life into greater focus based on location.)
These are things that
I haven’t done much of in the past, mainly because I didn’t feel “qualified” to do these kinds of
readings. (Readings involving sports or missing persons that is. The relocation astrology
readings I feel qualified to do, but maybe in the past I was just lazy and didn’t want to mess with it. But not anymore!)
It turns out that in both of the occasions where I
was unsure about myself and my ability to do what was being asked, but said yes ANYWAY, well, it turns out that it went very
well, and the information I was able to provide was quite accurate. (In spite of my
own lack of extensive knowledge or experience in sports or missing person cases!)
Perhaps this story resonates with you in some
way or another. OK, probably not the part about being a Turkish bellydancer. (Well, MAYBE, depending on what your interests are.) But the part
about stretching and getting outside of your comfort zone. I have to tell
you, it is a real spiritually enhancing thing to do. And it definitely will break up
any RUTS you might have found yourself in, as well as helping to flush out any STAGNATION that you have in any area of life
(spiritual, emotional, mental, or even physical or financial).
Here’s a few things that I’ve noticed since I’ve decided to step outside of my comfort zone and start
saying YES to more things that are new (and even a bit intimidating) to me—
1) Lack of experience in a certain
area doesn’t necessarily prevent you from doing a good job. (Hence, my success
with the sports & missing person readings.) There is a reason that the phrase “beginner’s
luck” exists, mainly because it is a true phenomenon!
2) When you do something that you haven’t done before, you can make powerful new
connections with people whom you wouldn’t otherwise have connected with.
This is definitely
true for me as a result of having gotten on board to perform with the other Turkish bellydancers!
(It is as if I have now been admitted into some kind of mysterious, ancient sisterhood that previously I only knew
of from afar.) However, it is also true in regards to the other examples I shared above
involving the different kinds of readings I have been saying yes to lately.
By being willing to
reach out and help people in different ways than I have in the past, I have definitely expanded my tribe and the number of
people who know about me & my work. The same could be true for you when you step
outside of your comfort zones and are willing to connect and share in new and different ways!
3) When you step out and do something radical different or new to you for the first
time, you become more conscious and aware, and your mind is more receptive to spiritual wisdom & psychic inspiration.
life is sort of the opposite of what it means to be psychically and spiritually aware. And
it’s easy to start sleepwalking when you’re stuck in a rut and keep doing the same things day after day (no matter
how novel or interesting those things may seem to others). That’s why it is ESSENTIAL
to regularly shake things up and step outside your comfort zone for those of us who are on the path of spiritual psychic growth
and awakening. Put quite simply, it helps to keep you conscious & awake!
Of course, in that
first moment when you are actually stepping outside your comfort zone and doing that new thing, you might at first feel nervous,
anxious and all hyped up. But once you are able to get past that first stage of nervousness,
and particularly once you are able to let yourself go and just relax into the experience, a subtle shift happens inside, and
you begin to move from being in your head to living from your HEART.
the HEART, my dear friend, is the true source of spiritual psychic awakening, NOT the head.
For even though the third eye is shown as being on the forehead, in order to be truly
open & receptive, the third eye chakra must connect to the energy and power generated in the HEART chakra. (That’s why most of the world’s greatest prophets, psychics & spiritual teachers were also
said to be people of great passion & heart.)
In fact, I have found that stepping outside of my comfort zone is one of the easiest ways to tune into my
inner heart and more clearly hear the guidance coming through to me from the spiritual world.
Perhaps this is what Jesus meant when he said you must become like a little child to enter the kingdom of heaven.
The child is playful and sees things with new eyes. She (or he) has
an open heart, and is willing to do things a bit differently because she (or he) hasn’t already decided that things
have to be done perfectly or in a certain way. (Unlike the adult in all of us, who
either likes to think that we already have everything figured out or is intimidated by trying new things because we worry
that we won’t be perfect at them.)
Is there anything in YOUR life that you have been resisting doing because you fear you won’t
be perfect at it?
If so, I would encourage you to give
it a try anyway, particularly if it is something that will CHALLENGE you or STRETCH you in some way, something that you can
approach with a spirit of adventure and curiousity. At the very least, trying something
new that is challenging to you could leave you with an interesting story to share with friends and family. You might even discover a new interest or skill in the process! Even
if you don’t, stepping outside your comfort zone and trying new things will help keep you spiritually conscious, awake,
Rev. Dr. Cynthia Killion (Psychic Cynthia),
By the way, in case you’re wondering how the performance went, I can honestly say I think it went quite well! Not because any of us new students were great at doing the Turkish dance moves (not yet,
at least), but at least we had great costumes and we were having a good time. Plus,
my makeup was awesome! Again, not because I myself know how to do awesome makeup, but
because I had my makeup professionally done by Chelsea Ann Jennings of Wichita—find her on Facebook if you need an impressive
new look or something for that special occasion. She can do both the natural look AND
the more over-the top look I was going for this weekend. Plus everything in-between!