As I have gotten older I have realised that time is a very valuable thing that should be used in a constructive and respectful way. I have met many people with an amazing potential within, a natural intelligence that they were born with. But when faced with this dormant resource they are too afraid to grab the opportunity. Many just go into this procrastinating, making excuses. I do not have time. I am not ready yet.
I have found that the best way for myself is to have the courage to accept the opportunities and allow it to become an active part of my being. I remember once when I was young, I went to a clairvoyant demonstration and the medium that had been booked for the evening did not appear. Even though I was in the early stages of my medium training the leader of the spiritual centre that I attended, also my teacher, said to me: “You go up, you try, Terry.” I did it, with some hesitation and trepidation.
As I begun to communicate what I received that fear disappeared. I had gone into a flow, it worked. From that point on I realised that the only way to get the experience is to overcome your fear that people might laugh or criticise. I might make mistakes! All of these things have happened to me all the way throughout my life.
I love to read books and understand from someone else’s point of view how spirit work. That is what gave me a foundation in my early stages. Following from that I learned by doing, from my experiences. I can think about the time I have wasted, because I would not accept a challenge that would have given me more experience. In retrospect I have realised I could have used my time for a better purpose.
It is with great sadness I watch people with amazing natural ability who do not accept the challenge. I am talking about the countless people that have a special gift to offer but find themselves stuck at a crossroads within themselves where they continually brush aside opportunities that come unexpectedly.
Every time I have been criticised, made a mistake or felt that I have not done a good job, one thing I can say: I am glad that they came, because it gave me the opportunity to look at myself. And is it not better to try, without demanding that everything we do is going to be successful? Is that not the point with life?
I am so thankful to find myself in the place I am today. To achieve success you need critics, you need to make mistakes and not demand of yourself that everything you do has to be 100 % perfect. If you can give yourself that freedom, then your life begins to flow and as you journey through life in your little boat, sailing towards the sun, sometimes there will be cloudy days, sometimes cold days and sometimes the sun that beams down on you can be a little bit too much for you, but that is life.
I wonder how many of you who read this feel this is mirroring something within yourself? Have you used your intellect to tell yourself you are not ready? Have you allowed fear to take over? Have you have regretted it? I am interested to hear what you have to say!
Whatever your age, your background or natural gift is, fear of failure can be a very powerful thing.
Good luck on your journey.