Communication is one way of extending ourselves beyond our ordinary limitations. Information contained in your brain that is not in my brain becomes accessible to me through communication. You may have never been to Arkansas but through reading books, attending lectures, or talking to someone like me who lives in Arkansas you are able to have some knowledge of the State of Arkansas. As you listen to me talk or read about an article a person wrote on Arkansas your knowledge of the state’s landscape and the people’s customs grows. Communication unites and it also expands our world. This expansion mirrors the pattern of the ascending current of consciousness. In the descending direction of consciousness we are moving towards limitation and away from manifestation. Without the knowledge of Arkansas our consciousness draws limits around something, saying it is like this and not like that. Communication shapes our reality and creates our future.
If I say leave me alone I am creating a future without you. At each and every moment communication is creating our world. I can choose to expand my boundaries and consciousness or stay stuck in my old, safe ways. It is true that communication can be seen as a method of manifesting creations in our lives. Communication causes us to formulate our thoughts into physical vibrations, which in turn can create manifestations on the physical plane. Communication about the country of India may plant the seed in our consciousness that causes up to travel to India one day, and see the country for ourselves. A visit to India will certainly expand one’s knowledge and consciousness.
I know many people that would be held hostage by fear and anxiety and would not travel to a foreign place or do something out of the ordinary. You name it and they are terrified of it. They live in their safe little world, a comfort zone surrounded by ten foot thick walls. I knew this one person, who recently passed, who lived their entire life within a tight comfort zone. They lived under the tyranny of self-imposed limitations and haunted bogeymen. The result was that she did not venture far from home and her consciousness was of a limited nature. Not only was her consciousness limited but she was constantly filled with fear. Fear of flying, fear of leaving her house, fear of changing a job that she hated, and so on. She was stuck in her life and could not overcome her resistant to change.
But life does not have to be lead like that. No, we don’t have to do adrenalin producing activities like sky-diving and bungee jumping, but we do want to make life an adventure. Set your sites on something you have always wanted to know or do. I had a fascination with the Middle East, so one day I quit my job and moved to the Middle East where I was involved in creating the first all-female Islamic University. Yes, it was hard for me to give up a safe and secure job and get out of my comfort zone but the increased knowledge and consciousness that I obtained was well worth the panic and fear that I sometimes experienced. Living in the Middle East was very different and a strange place compared to the farmlands of Wisconsin where I had grown up.
The move to the Middle East move was the breakthrough that changed many things in my life. I quit trying to control everything and chose instead to live in the moment during my experience of moving to a new and strange country. On the flight over to the Middle East I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I knew was that I took a “leap of faith” to try something different than what I had known in my life. After living in the Middle East for a couple of years the place was no longer strange to me. It expanded my knowledge and consciousness. I got through the “fear” by living in the present and made myself feel the “NOW.”
What I call my comfort zone, I found out was elastic. I called on my angels and spirit guides to get me through the periods when my comfort zone expanded at a fast and furious pace. The experience of leaving what I knew and moving to the Middle East expanded my comfort zone boundaries immensely. Since that time, I now choose to live in my discomfort zone. When I am in my discomfort zone my consciousness is increasing and I am expanding my soul-esteem; I am growing my Soul. Change doesn’t have to be drastic and you do not have to say yes to every new thing that comes along. At times it pays to be cautious and careful of where you are heading. Just look inside and see if it is old fears that are keeping you from stretching your comfort zone or if a legitimate “danger” exists whereby you should be prudent and not stretch your comfort zone.
I have discovered listening to your intuition is your best guide to letting you know if it is time for you to grow and expand your consciousness. Face it, the boundaries of our comfort zone is amazingly elastic and the more we stretch it the easier it becomes to stretch it again and again. It is important to keep stretching your comfort zone so your consciousness expands and you grow a little more each time and become a better person. If fears challenge you and keeps you from growing, look inside and connect to your higher self to see if it is a real or imaginary fear.
Russel Bruhn is the author of the upcoming book “Humpty Dumpty Healing”. He is a clairvoyant, Angel Therapy Practitioner (ATP) and an intuitive healer. He is a Reiki Master, Certified Hypnotherapist and trained in the area of Integrated Energy Therapy (IET).
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