Comfort zones. We all have them.
A comfort zone is part of being human.
A comfort zone may last a few weeks or a few years. From a spiritual perspective, it is a plateau of evolution. A place where we feel stuck. Things feel slow, boring, blaaaa.
We know there is more—but what? When?
We know there is a beyond—but how to get there?
A comfort zone might be an addiction. An unhealthy eating habit. A pattern of wasting time and not going for our dreams. A relationship that no longer brings joy. A job that grimly “pays the bills.”
What is your comfort zone?
Spreading Our Wings
As we begin to walk the path of transcendence, let us consider a lesser-known definition of the word transcend.
To transcend means “to become independent of.”
What does it mean to be independent? Well, to become independent of something, we become free. We spread our wings and we fly away from the plateau, up up into the beautiful sky.
If you have found this article, then, chances are, you are ready. You are ready to transcend and find your freedom.
In my experience as a life coach, I have found that transcendence tends to occur in two major steps. Both steps are equally important to the process.
Becoming Free in 2 Steps
Step One: Ask the Divine for help.
It takes humility to recognize that we, as humans, do not have complete control. One of the reasons why the AA program is so effective is because it begins with the basic premise that in order to transcend alcoholism, we must first ask God (or a higher power) for help.
Indeed, change does not happen without Divine intervention, aiding our efforts.
Make no mistake: every time something miraculous happens to someone, every time some great change or good fortune occurs, there is Divine assistance at play.
Our egos might want to resist this timeless wisdom, but if we can momentarily detach ourselves from our ego and simply feel with our hearts, the truth becomes clear.
It does take humility to admit we need help. This is not always easy. Nevertheless, once we can tap into that open space of humility, we open ourselves as a channel for the Divine to work miracles in our lives: to bring us the right people, resources, information, and energy that we need in order to transcend our comfort zone.
Do not skip ahead to the next step before asking for help! Most people skip ahead to step two without fully feeling step one.
Indeed, step one is vital! If we want to change, but do not humbly ask for assistance from the Divine, then the action that we take is often unfocused, ineffective, frustrating, or it may take incredibly large amounts of sheer willpower that may eventually drain us. We may even eventually quit, because we are burdened and exhausted by the heavy weight that comes with falsely believing that we are in 100% in control.
Step Two: Take Inspired Action
Yes, my friend, you do have a huge part to play in your evolution. You must take action in order to succeed. You can’t simply stay in your pajamas all day, praying and begging God for a miracle.
However, the action you take must be inspired by the Divine.
What does this mean? Well, acting from a place of inspiration means becoming more and more in tune with our intuition. We must cultivate intuition in order to know which action is right action and which ideas are just a waste of our precious energy.
How do we cultivate greater levels of intuition?
The answer is simple. We meditate. We do yoga. We read spiritual books. We find spiritual community. We engage in spiritual practice. We turn off the TV and we get out into Nature. We turn off our phones and breathe. We slow down. We be.
As we cultivate greater levels of simplicity and calm through spiritual practice, our ability to tap into our intuition increases.
And through Divinely-guided intuition, we can know the precise action to take that is most efficient on our path of transcendence, out of the comfort zone.
By combining powerful action with humble recognition of the Divine powers that assist us, we become free. We move into a future that is more filled with light and joy. We shed the heavy burdens. And we see that being “stuck” was, ultimately, an illusion.
In truth, there is no stuck.
The Universe wants us to evolve.
The Universe wants us to grow.
And it will help us if we ask.
Open your heart. Cultivate a firm faith that the Universe has got your back. If you do these seemingly simple yet profound things, your evolution in this lifetime will be incredible.
Many blessings xo