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  • Writer's pictureViktoria Hamma

The Uncomfortable Nudge: A Message from Your Higher Self

Updated: Mar 15

There's a profound truth that often escapes us in the comfort of our daily routines: growth is rarely a product of complacency. It's in the soil of discomfort that the seeds of change take root, sprouting into the beautiful, sometimes unrecognizable transformations of our lives. This is a calling from your higher self, whispering a necessary truth: "I have to make you uncomfortable, otherwise you'll never move from what is no longer for you."

Embracing Discomfort as a Catalyst for Change

Discomfort is an effective motivator. It's the feeling you get when your shoes are too tight, prompting you to find a better fit. In life, these "tight shoes" can be a job that no longer fulfills you, a relationship that stifles your growth, or a lifestyle that doesn't align with your evolving values. Your higher self knows that to keep you growing, it must sometimes lead you into discomfort.

The Purpose of Discomfort

  • Awareness: Discomfort forces you to pay attention to areas of your life that need change. This gives us an opportunity to choose to move away from the pain or be resigned to it. So many people use their pain as an excuse to stay victimized to their surroundings instead of taking ownership over what they can control... themselves.

  • Momentum: It provides the push to move from inertia to action. Sometimes a painful experience is what is needed to make us change our ways. I'm a stubborn person and sometimes I need life to give me the hard lesson to learn what I need. I won't say it's enjoyable but as I reflect on so many tough lessons, I appreciate all the learning that has come from them.

  • Growth: It's an invitation to expand beyond your current boundaries and limits. We are the biggest limitations to our abilities. We really forget how much we get in our own way. Recently, I was reminded of this at the gym with my fiancé. There was a bench press that someone had left. I asked him how much weight was on it. Now, I should preface this story with, I do NOT bench press... like almost ever. He said about 135lbs. I immediately said "Oh, I can't do that." To which he responded, "I don't know, I think you can. Let's try." My first attempt, I got to the bottom of the press and gave up. When I said, "See I can't do it. I told you." He said, "Make me believe you can. Tell me you can do it and make me believe it." Of course all I wanted to do was roll my eyes but I did like he said and made a second attempt. Surprisingly (not surprisingly) I was able to do it. Not only was I incredibly proud of myself but it was such a big reminder that we are often the limitation that needs to be removed. When we can get out of our own way our growth is limitless!

  • Transformation: Ultimately, discomfort is the precursor to transformation. Maybe the discomfort of working in a toxic environment is the push to follow the job posting aligned with your passions. Maybe the discomfort of weight gain is the precursor to addressing your unhealthy relationship with food and emotions. In the moment it feels unfair but future you is so glad you took the step towards transformation.

Stepping Away from What No Longer Serves You

It's not easy to leave the familiar behind, especially when it's unclear what lies ahead. Yet, there's a profound strength within you, guided by a higher wisdom that sees beyond the present moment. Trusting this inner guidance can lead you to incredible breakthroughs and opportunities.

How to Navigate Through Discomfort

When your higher self nudges you into discomfort, here are some ways to navigate the unease and harness its potential for growth:

  1. Acknowledge the Discomfort: Don't ignore the feeling. Recognize it as a sign that it's time for change.

  2. Reflect on the Reasons: Understand why you're feeling uncomfortable. What about your current situation is no longer fitting?

  3. Seek Guidance: Listen to your higher self, seek wisdom from mentors, and find inspiration in the stories of those who've walked this path before you.

  4. Create a Plan: Decide on the steps you need to take to move away from what's no longer serving you.

  5. Take Action: Start with small steps. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

  6. Be Patient: Change doesn't happen overnight. Be patient with yourself as you navigate this transition.

  7. Stay Open to Learning: Every moment of discomfort is a learning opportunity. Embrace the lessons that come with it.

The Beauty of Moving On

Remember, the discomfort you feel today is not just about leaving something behind; it's about moving toward something better, something more aligned with who you are becoming. Your higher self is not punishing you; it's propelling you towards a life that's richer, deeper, and more fulfilling.

Final Thoughts

"I have to make you uncomfortable, otherwise you'll never move from what is no longer for you." This quote is a powerful reminder that comfort zones are often the final resting place of dreams and aspirations. Your higher self understands that for you to reach your potential, you must be willing to embrace the discomfort that comes with leaving the old and embracing the new.

So, when you feel the unease begin to stir within, take a moment to thank your higher self for the nudge. It's a sign of love, a sign that you're ready for the next chapter in your incredible journey. Move with courage, and let the discomfort be the wind beneath your wings, lifting you to heights you've never imagined.

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