Updated: Dec 9, 2019
Many people stay in jobs, relationships, homes, or other situations they don't necessarily want to be in. They may feel uncomfortable, BUT they know what to expect. Why are we doing this to ourselves?
There I was with a pretty cozy job with so-so pay, excellent benefits, wonderful co-workers, and great flexibility to be an employee, mom, partner, daughter, sister, and friend all at the same time. For the most part, I enjoyed what I was doing and felt passionate about the overarching goal of my work, but despite all this, I didn't feel completely fulfilled. Have you ever felt that way? Knowing you should appreciate what you have, but having this constant feeling you should be doing something else?
There was a time in my life when I experienced many challenges that I couldn't effectively address despite all my efforts and resources in front me. I was finally introduced to essential oils and energy healing and began experiencing tremendous benefit. I had to learn more about oils. I had to learn how to shift energy for myself. I quickly realized this was what I was supposed to be doing. I was supposed to share my knowledge and abilities with others to help them through their challenges.
I eventually left my cozy job with all the perks to pursue my life mission to provide energy healing to others. The people around me were so supportive and often expressed their admiration for me being brave to leave my job and changing careers. You know, it did take courage to leave my job. If my family wouldn't have been supportive, I probably would have never left. This made me wonder how many people out there aren't doing what they love or are scared to do what they love? I wondered why is it scary to go do what I want and need to do? And then it hit me: we as people are comfortable being uncomfortable.
Many people stay in jobs, relationships, homes, or other situations they don't necessarily want to be in. They may feel uncomfortable, BUT they know what to expect. They know they won't get paid what they want, but they've managed to survive paycheck to paycheck. They know they won't receive love the way they want, but at least they know what they are going to get. They would like to experience other communities, but moving takes a lot of effort.
If they made a change, the outcome would be unknown, and the unknown is often scarier than living unfulfilled day after day. I am not telling people to quit their jobs, end relationships, sell their homes, whatever it may be, but why have we been programmed to believe that changing our situation to improve our quality of life is scarier than leading unfulfilled lives day after day?
It can be difficult to make a change, there is no doubt about that. There can be uncertainty and challenges along the way, but when we are truly honoring our needs, our gifts, and ourselves, we will be supported along our journey. The resources we need will show up. The doors that need to open will open, and the ones that needs to close will close.
You are a divine being meant to be happy, healthy, fulfilled, and abundant. If you feel lack in those areas, what are you not doing that you should be? What tugs at you and excites you? How can you shine your light? It's time to shift the old belief of fearing our dreams to the belief we are supposed to live our dreams, and we are able to do so with confidence and conviction. It's time to be comfortable with being comfortable.
Be love. Be light. Just Be.
What is something you've been hesitant to do, but know it would be better for you if you did it?
About the Author: Serena James is a holistic healer and the author of Vibe Higher. She offers a variety of energy healing services and workshops to help individuals experience a life of love, abundance, and wellness as they were meant to.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any action you take as a result of this information is self-prescribed and your right to do so.