One of the things that I have discovered over the years, working as a medium and a teacher, is how easy it is to get trapped in the comfort zone. What do I mean by that? One thing that keeps me awake is to meet new challenges in my work, something that I never have done before. When I admit the challenge, the first thing that comes to mind is fear: Will I be able to do this? A very good mirror for me there is my students, when they are given homework to work with things they have never done before. I can hear them thinking: “Is this really achievable?” I still go through this process of uncertainty when I am given a new challenge. Sometimes I ask myself: Could I still do the things I ask my students to do? Have I become so complacent that I have forgotten how it feels to be at the beginning of something new?

Yes, I have a lot of experience and I have accepted a lot of challenges, but if I allow myself to stagnate in what I have already learned I believe that I lose my effectiveness, the tools that I use for my work become blunt. As a teacher and as a medium I am in many respects just a channel for spirit; that higher intelligence. So I believe, like any craftsman, that I have to update the tools I use and in some respect redesign them so that they meet the needs of spirit and the people that I work with, clients and students.

Over the years I have accepted challenges and stepped into unchartered territory. Once I am there, that is where I find new tools and learn new things. That is where I meet up with my weaknesses, the mistakes that I will undoubtedly make and above all, my fear of failure. It has always been an important for me to go into the unknown, both as a medium and as a person. To be in a comfort zone is okay for a while, but to remain there too long I will just stop developing.

A chapter in my book The Road to Freedom is called The Butterfly. That is when in meditation spirit send a butterfly to me that lure me out of the mind-set that I find myself in and put me back on the road to being creative again. The spirit world has done that to me many, many times. A new challenge will always come when they think I am in danger of becoming complacent.

From time to time I also have to check out my own attitude to discover where I really am, if it is time to come out of the comfort zone. Life has a knack of reminding us when we are becoming stagnant. I become restless, I can lose impetus and my mind is not as open as it should be. In the past I have looked towards other people to solve this problem for me, but in the end the answer lies within me. Complacency is an easy trap to fall into, but a harder one to get out of.

Do you recognize anything that I write about within yourself? I would like to hear your thoughts about this.

/Terry Evans

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Terry Evans interest in parapsychology and mediumship began at an early age. His first encounter with an actual spiritualist medium came at the age of 22, when he was given his first private consultation by a medium. The effects of that experience were to prove to be a turning point in his life, offering new realisations. These realisations motivated Terry to develop his own inner potential of mediumship and intuition.

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