When people are in discomfort or pain, it is my inclination to want to bring them out of it. I want to raise their energy high enough to feel better, so I feel better. Not a good way to be. It gets in the way of success and achieving our vision.
We create discomfort to stop, reflect and see where we want to be versus where we are. The problem is our tendency to seek comfort. Seeking comfort can prevent us from achieving our vision. It is in our nature to get out of discomfort quickly as possible. Everyone does this a different way, i.e. getting an endorphin/physical rush, healing or massage, drinking, drugs, sex, and anything else that changes the energy we are experiencing.
Nothing changes except that we are out of pain for that moment. The discomfort will return because there was something we needed to change and still do. To give this experience a label, I call it a growth period, a point in time when we have the opportunity for real change. The decision we make can change everything. We can choose to get out of the pain, or we can decide to sit with it to find out something about ourselves and our vision.
Growth periods happen when we have a vision of something that we want in our lives. Once we have a vision, the universe starts to manifest around that mental image picture and things start to change. How quickly things change depends on what we allow.
When the universe starts to manifest around our vision and things start to change, we experience discomfort. Our body reacts to every change with unease until we get used to and comfortable with the new energy and space the change created. It is at this point that we can decide. We can decide to sit with the discomfort and understand the change being created so that our vision can manifest OR we can do whatever we can to get out of discomfort. Each choice produces a different result. Allowing and understanding the pain allows our vision to continue to manifest. Resisting and trying to get out of it causes the change we started to stop.
When I get into a growth period, I am honestly inclined to either of these choices depending on how intense the discomfort is. The greater the discomfort, the bigger the change you are in the process of creating. We can stop that change or we can allow it so when in a growth period, I ask myself, “What part of my vision is creating this growth period? Where do I need to change to allow this aspect of my vision to manifest?” With this awareness, you decide, “Do I want this change in my life?” Honestly, you can say, “This growth period ‘s too big, I am going to give up this aspect of my vision.” Or you can say, “I am willing to understand this growth period so that my vision can manifest.”
It helps to read your vision to align yourself with it. If you do not have a written vision, then I suggest you write one. A written vision helps ground your plan, to understand the changes you are experiencing so that you know they are not coincidences. Most importantly, none of this reflection or understanding is logical. Your understanding is most clear from an intuitive perspective. Meditate. Imagine, visualize, see in your mind’s eye your vision. While in meditation, ask yourself within, “What change is this growth period creating and why is it so uncomfortable?” Try not to think rather listen to yourself at your core. The answers you hear will enlighten you and your journey to the vision of the life you desire.