Expert Author Liah Howard
Ever just get tired of doing the same old thing but don't have the incentive or courage to change it? Fear and apathy are very insidious obstacles to overcome on our spiritual path of awakening. When we get stuck in a rut because we are afraid of the consequences of change, or we get so numbed out to what we truly feel and desire, that we don't take risks, then we never get to really shine and embody our potential.
As a psychic, I often have clients come to me who are unhappy or dissatisfied in their lives. My council of guides imparts messages of hope and inspiration for those that are ready to listen. However, if the person hears the message but doesn't motivate themself to step outside their comfort zone, and try new ventures, then they will continue to question why their life isn't changing. We probably all have a friend, neighbor or relative who constantly complains about their unhappy marriage, unfulfilling job, poor health or unfair state of the world. Yet, they stay stuck in that miserable reality year after year, feeling that life is unjust and they are unfortunate. Where is their will to live, and their desire to be fully alive and not just to exist? What happened to their ability to dream?
On the other hand, there are some people who aspire to overcome all obstacles on their path, and embody their soul's mission no matter what. I recently watched a Netflix movie about a young strapping fellow who had a motocross accident and was paralyzed from the neck down. He was in the prime of his life and on the fast track to success. He did not accept his hopeless diagnosis of being paralyzed for life and challenged the doctors who said he would never improve. He embarked on an arduous journey of healing and recovery. At the end of the movie he walked across Death Valley, one step at a time, carefully balancing his weight and focusing his attention on the terrain. The trek took 6 days. He now has a thriving business helping others to recover and rehabilitate from severe physical limitations.
When thinking about the disparity between people who surmount life's challenges, and people who stay stuck, I see a few essential differences. The person who can dream after their dream gets shattered, usually has a belief in a higher divine source, which is intrinsically guiding their life. In addition, this person has made the significant decision to move out of isolation and connect with humanity in some way, so that they are not alone. The external support of friends and family can make a significant contribution for inspiring someone to love themselves enough to improve their life circumstances. Positive change can also happen when one moves beyond self-pity, apathy and fear and taps into an awareness of their innate life force and connection to their infinite source within.
Now is the time to wake up and embody your potential! Now is the time to move beyond the status quo and experience the freedom that comes when one faces their fears and slays them with courageous acts of faith. I invite you to consider what your challenges to success are and to let yourself dream again.