Stepping Outside your Comfort Zone

We all have fears and challenges we must overcome if we’re to realise our highest potential. You may be in the midst of a challenging period as you’re reading these words. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you to step outside your comfort zone and embrace life in its totality. Life begins where your comfort zone ends; I know it’s a cliche, but it’s true. Scientists, in recent years, have discovered that wallowing in fear-based emotional and mental patterns breaks us down on every level. The more identified we are with thoughts and emotions that reflect our past trauma, the more susceptible we are to disease. Our comfort zone slowly kills us without us, even realising─thus; it’s anything but comforting!

Epigenetics, thanks to the work of the Bruce H. Lipton PhD, (a scientist under-appreciated his contribution to society) discovered that our perception of the environment signals our genes. In a nutshell; once we change our perception, we also change our gene expression. What do genes do? They create proteins, and proteins oversee the structure and function of our body.

Many suffer from with anxiety because their perception often signals their body to create hormones of stress. Proteins created by their genes won’t be of good quality as those formed in the stress response are weak. Those created by elevated emotions such as gratitude, compassion and joy are much stronger. This is because the body has more energy to work with when it’s not living in survival. The immune system is also considerably weakened when the stress response is activated.

When most wake up, negativity stirs in their mind, and they believe it unconsciously to arouse the stress response. They then resist that fear, which only creates more thoughts equal to it. This process is how people get caught up in fear-based thinking and feeling loops. Before they know, it─they’ve spent the majority of their day in an anxious state.

The fight or flight response is detrimental to our health and longevity. It uses up the bodies vital, life-force energy to secrete hormones in the limbic brain. Anxious people get tired quickly for this very reason. We must become conscious of patterns of this nature to transcend them.

A Useful Practice

Can you sit with your eyes closed for five minutes and observe your thoughts without believing in them? Watch them impartially─just as the clouds pass you by in the sky on a summer’s day, so do your thoughts in the sky of your inner world. The thoughts aren’t even the problem, as most of them are automatic; the issue is your belief in them. They most likely reflect your past and have nothing to do with who you are today.

These patterns are the residue of the past, which colours the way you perceive the present; thus, your body believes it is re-experiencing the traumas. Neuroscience has proved that 90% of the thoughts we have today are the same thoughts we had the day before; becoming conscious of your inner world is the first step to dissolving the old self─who survives on memories to give itself a sense of continuity.

Beyond the Comfort Zone: Perception is Power

Your perception of the environment or the memories between your ears are what triggers fear in the body. We don’t feel any form of fear without believing something to be true─please, contemplate on this for a moment. You wouldn’t feel scared if you didn’t think, on some level, you or your identity was in danger. Anxiety is an indicator that you’re believing something awful is about to happen to you when, in reality; it’s most-likely only happening in your imagination. We can turn on the stress response by believing in our thoughts.

Many teachers instruct one to be fully present with their fear-based emotions and accept them as they arise, and I agree. We must fully embrace what the present moment contains as nothing goes away until it’s taught us what it needs to teach us. Now, this doesn’t mean wallow in the emotions─acceptance is key to realising them, as resistance creates blockages in our emotional body.

The Comfort Zone: Integrating Fear-based Emotions

When fear arises in your body, stop whatever you’re doing for a second and close your eyes. Take a couple of slow, deep breaths to centre yourself in the here and now. Accept what is. Allow the emotion to be there, as it has come up to help you enlighten the dark tomb of your unconscious.

What most teachers don’t teach, however, is that we should also question these emotions after we’ve accepted them. I’m not saying analyse them with the thinking mind, as to do so will most likely only reinforce the patterns as the thoughts we have while feeling fear only reflect that fear. Be present and curious when you question the emotion you feel. After accepting the emotion for some time, you’ll feel your vibration begin to raise─when it does is the time to investigate the resistance as you can see more of what’s inside you when you’re operating on a higher frequency.

In a curious state, ask yourself questions along the lines of:

“What do I believe is going to happen to me? Why do I believe something is wrong with me? What must I believe is true to generate this emotion? How is my perception misaligned right now?” 

Once you identify the unconscious perceptions, you’ll probably laugh when you realise how nonsensical they are! And when you do giggle at the falsity cocooned around the core of your consciousness─you can no longer keep believing it. Awareness dissolves the beliefs automatically.

Make the Unconscious, Conscious

As you grew up, you were most likely influenced by your parents, school teachers and friends in a fear-based way; and most of this conditioning occurred in the first seven years of your life. The brain of a newborn is in a different state than adults, they are in theta, and theta brainwaves are hypnotic; children adapt to their environment through observation alone.

As a result, people have a plethora of unconscious, fear-based beliefs hijacking their perception. Why do I define it as hijacking? Because they aren’t conscious of them; people are generally unaware of most of the things they believe about themselves and life as a whole. Hence why they’re smacked by random waves of emotions and have no idea why their body is activating the stress response; it’s because they’re unaware of their unconscious perceptions.

“Until you make the unconscious, conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” ─Carl Jung

Fear-based beliefs form the basis of all negative mental and emotional patterns. Some correlate these emotions to emotional memories, but that is what beliefs ultimately are because we only believe things result of our experiences in the world.

My Comfort Zone and Biggest Challenge

Early in life, I discovered why it’s essential to become aware of our unconscious perceptions. I was born twenty-seven days premature, and I know that being born so early can create complications in some of the babies organs as they grow up. Eight weeks later, I was rushed into hospital as Mother noticed I was really pale and hardly breathing. The doctors quickly scanned me to see that I had inflammation on my aorta, (the largest artery in the body, I think, correct me if I’m wrong).

That day, I had life-saving surgery in which the doctors repaired my aortic valve, and I’ve been healthy ever since, thanks to the grace of the divine, and of course─Mother, who’s intuition saved my life. Every couple of years, I revisit the hospital and get an MRI scan just to make sure that everything’s still in working order. Thirty-three years later, so far, so good, I’m in the best shape of my life.

Over the last few years, however, I was afraid to exercise as I become conscious of many fear-based perceptions around the experience I had when I was but a newborn. I grew up with Mother drilling the notion that I had a heart condition in my head (even though it wasn’t my heart they repaired, but the aortic valve). So, whenever my heart beats fast after exercise, my body would automatically go into panic mode—not exercising become a comfort zone for me. I was scared to walk up steep hills, go running or even climb stairs at one point.

Anything that could trigger my heart rate to go up, I tried to avoid because I somehow believed they would give me a heart attack, when, in fact, the complete opposite is the truth. This comfort zone would have depleted my health significantly if I stayed in it because exercise is good for the heart. I read that just twenty minutes of walking, five times a week can lower your chances of a stroke or heart attack by 30%. Our heart is a muscle, and it wants to pump, not out of fear, but due to exercising in joy─staying physically active is a fundamental key to a healthy life.

Fear-based Beliefs are Lies

I believed if I avoided exercise that I’d be safe. Yet, avoiding exercising broke my body down; I become weak. My muscles were sore all the time. I laid in bed a lot, doing nothing. I was under the regime of this unconscious perception and had no idea. Imagine if I would have stayed in that pattern for another ten years? I’d probably weigh about 400 lbs by the time I was 40!

Now, if I wouldn’t have questioned my fear, then I wouldn’t have become aware of this deadly, yet illogical pattern that was controlling my behaviour. Avoiding the ordinary, everyday things of life is never the way forward. Push through the fear and do them anyway, because every time you avoid something out of fear, you reinforce those fears within yourself even more. In modern psychology, this process is called safety behaviours. 

For years, I’d suffer from anxiety; heart palpitations, dizziness, vomiting, you name it. And truth be told I’m still on the healing path as I believe healing and the expansion of consciousness never ends. Ultimately, it was the erroneous belief that I had something wrong with my heart that was the source of my grief.

Transcending my comfort zone has helped me see how beautiful I truly am.

In Japanese culture, Kintsugi (金継ぎ, “golden joinery”), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, “golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique.

To me, my heart is more beautiful now; it’s has been filled with the radiant gold of divine love and joy. I’m truly blessed and thankful to be here, writing this blog for you. I also believe this is why it happened to me, as there are no accidents in life. I went through all that trauma to be able to speak and write from my own experiences for you. I genuinely believe that if I never the life-saving surgery that I wouldn’t have written my book, The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind. 

Your comfort zone will ultimately kill you if you don’t step into the unknown and out of your fear-based thinking and feeling patterns. Dr Joe Dispenza, once said that just by feeling gratitude for ten minutes, we release over 1200 chemicals in the body which begin to heal and restore it.

Know thyself! Examine your comfort zone, with awareness. Question those patterns which keep you locked in the same uncomfortable state, day in day out. Just as I discovered how illogical it was to avoid exercising, you’ll find a host of irrational beliefs which convince you to avoid things you shouldn’t.

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The moment you begin to embrace a new state of being by altering your perception, you’ll start to create better proteins which will, in turn, improve the structure and function of your body. Make appreciation your heartbeat. Yes, it’s going to be uncomfortable initially, because your body is addicted to the thoughts and feelings reflective of your past. You have to be inspired enough to want to change. You don’t need to hit rock bottom or catch some disease to force you to realign your perception─change yourself consciously.

I hope this blog helped shed some light on how detrimental our comfort zone is to our health and wellbeing. May you transcend the illusions of your past and embrace your present, without distortion.

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Getting Back to our Natural State

Getting back to our natural state is the point of the spiritual journey. We’re born into this world with such hope and enthusiasm glistening in our newborn eyes; this is why people love babies─they see their higher nature gazing back at them. However, after a few years of experiencing the ups and downs of the world around them, the divine spark diminishes as the conditioning of the ego begins to develop. During the first seven years of our lives, the brain is in a significantly more receptive state than it is when we’re adults. Theta brain waves are hypnotic; they turn the brain into a recording device. 

Conditioning Conceals our Natural State

Through observing the habits and attitudes of their parents, siblings and others, children become programmed with the same beliefs and behaviours to help them adapt to their society. By the time they’re adults, they usually have a mask over their face that prevents their true self from expressing itself. 

The good news is that our natural state is ever available to us; all you have to do is embrace the present moment without resistance. You see, your natural state, the bliss of the soul is eternal, even if it feels like it’s gone forever. The still-waters of the divine has always been there, waiting for you to sip on its heavenly spring. When you taste the divine elixir within, you’ll realise that the joy you’ve been searching for in the world was within you all along. 

We all want our Natural State

Everyone desires peace, love, and bliss. I don’t care if you’re Saint Francais of Assisi or Al Capone; what drives them is the desire to go home─back into the comforting arms of their natural state. The difference between the saint and the sinner is that the former knows where to find their peace while the latter conspires to cheat themselves and others to get what they want.

Most people wholly focus on the outer world. They solely define themselves through their senses, emotions, thoughts and desires. Unaware of the goldmine inside, they chase 1001 things with the unconscious motivation of rediscovering the wholeness of being they believe they’ve lost. The moment they realise that nothing in this transitory world can give them the satisfaction they seek─they look within.

The Awakening Begins

When every atom of your body vibrates with divine fire; you experience a peace independent of outer circumstances. In this state, you’re God-united, one with the peace of the divine that passeth understanding.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ─Matthew 6: 19-21

Embodying your natural state brings everything in your karmic blueprint (the soul’s plan for your life) to you in perfect timing. You’ll feel inclined to act when you feel the inner-nudge, and will no longer be dependent on the automatic ramblings of the mind, as you’ll see through its distortions at an increasing rate the more you embrace who you truly are. 

The ever-new bliss of the soul is a fire that burns away the old self; hence why in Christianity it’s known as the fire of the Holy Spirit.

So do not seek fulfilment through material mediums, or through desires born of such contact. Seek the unconditioned, indestructible pure Bliss within yourself, and you will have found the ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new Joy-God. Unlike material pleasures, this joy is not an abstract quality of mind; it is the conscious, self-born, self-expressing quality of Spirit. Seek it and be comforted forever.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda

Awareness of the conditioned self is the first step to transcending it. The more aware you are of the misperceptions, fear-based beliefs and self-sabotaging habits that are the residue of the past, the more you’ll be capable of realigning with your natural state of being. 

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When you’re aligned and inspired, you thrive; allowing synchronicity to guide you down the yellow brick road, as you align with your purpose. You’ll feel as light as a feather as you ‘innerstand ‘that your Higher Self (the nonlinear aspect of your nature) is taking care of all the complicated details as you deal with what the present moment contains. 

Follow the synchronicities that inspire you, as they are the yellow brick road that take you home to the Promised Land. When you have a desire and set an intention, you must let go of the mind’s need to know how things will come about. Don’t concern yourself with this; train yourself daily to let go and let God. When you successfully achieve the state and act when called upon, you’ll behold a synchronistic bridge of incidents appear before you to lead you to the fulfilment of your desire.

-Rei Rei, The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind (Rewired Edition)

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There will, no doubt, be times when you’re pulled out of the true self by the emotions of the old self, but fear not; this is a natural aspect of the process. When you realise you’re misaligned, accept what is, integrate what’s not true for you, and then move back into alignment.

As 2020 approaches, the energy is intensifying and will continue to do so as we progress into the new decade. Christ defined your natural state as the Pearl of Great Price; you’ll have to sell everything you own (the limiting beliefs you’ve allowed to define you up until this point in your life) to realise it. Only by getting out of your way, by dropping the identity you’ve unconsciously allowed to define you can you obtain the keys to the kingdom of heaven. 

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-Rei Rei

Epigenetics: Perception is Power

We’re living in exciting times. The latest scientific research is blowing our beliefs out the water with its findings; especially in the field of epigenetics. The science is showing us how perception is power. The word epi means above in Greek; thus, epigenetics implies above our genes or in layman’s terms, the forces that oversee the function of our genes. Dr Bruce, H Lipton PhD, author of The Biology of Beliefdiscovered decades ago that our perception regulates our gene expression. The environment, or in other words, our reaction to the outer world signals our genes to function in specific ways.

Breaking Generational Curses

What is the significance of such findings? Imagine being born into a family where there’s a history of cancer from generation to generation, only to eventually watch some of them pass away due to the disease. You’ll most likely believe that you’re doomed to experience the same fate. According to epigenetics, however, and there is sufficient evidence to prove that 99% of diseases aren’t hereditary, but the result of our unconscious beliefs.

If you believe that you’re bound to the same fate as your ancestors, then you will be. But if you manage to change those beliefs with the knowledge that your perception creates your reality, then you’ll change your mindset and consequently, your gene expression.

“A change of feeling is a change of destiny.” ─Neville Goddard

State of being creates reality. Our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours form our overall personality, which lay the foundation of our perception. Becoming conscious of your unconscious beliefs by being mindful of your mental and emotional patterns is the beginning of freedom. The moment you’re able to watch your thoughts without believing them, then you’re detaching yourself from the programmes that have been downloaded into your matrix since you were in the womb. When a man knows himself; he comes to know the world.

“Science is revealing, through epigenetics, that changing your perception of life, literally rewrites the chemistry in your brain and body. When you elevate your state of being, you up-regulate your gene expression because you’re signalling your genes to create proteins equal to your joy. Genes are protein producing machines, and proteins are responsible for the structure and function of your physical body. Your genes make proteins equal to your state of being, so when you live in survival, the proteins generated aren’t of good quality, because the body has to use up all of its energy when it believes it needs to survive.”

-Rei Rei, The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind (Rewired Edition)

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The implications of remaining unaware of the processes in the unconscious are fatal, as discovered in a study which involved adopted children.

Perception is Power: Hormones of Stress Create Disease

Researchers discovered that children adopted into homes where cancer runs in the family have the same probability of contracting the disease as those born into it. What does this indicate? What do the adopted child and the family members have in common? Well, they don’t share the same genes as they came from different families. They grew up in the same environment and consequently adopted the same beliefs and behaviours as their parents; thus, they’re likely headed for the same genetic destiny unless they rewire the nodes in the maze of their minds.

Our beliefs shape our lives. The moment a person changes their self-image, their perception of the world conforms to that change. The worlds within, including biological, also change to match the new state of being they’ve embodied. Adopting a new perspective is the key to freeing yourself from the hereditary curses that force people to experience the same fate as their ancestors.

Aiding people in peeling those false beliefs from their windows of perception was why I wrote my book; The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind. We don’t have to experience the same fate our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. We can change the way our genes function and improve the structure and function of our body by creating better proteins; which is what genes do. As I said at the beginning, this is an exciting time to be alive, as we’re breaking free from the false belief that our genes control our fate. In the words of Dr Joe Dispenza; science and spirituality are merging to demystify the mystical.

Perception is Power: Self-awareness is the Key to Freedom

Getting back to our unconditioned self is the goal of the spiritual journey. As newborn babies, we enter this life with dreams and desires. All too often, however, people suppress their soul’s desires and run their lives on autopilot via subconscious patterns. Most spend their day in redundant habits; they can’t seem to shake off.

To be conscious means to be self-aware of the processes in your mind. When you start to change your thoughts and beliefs, behaviour and state of being; get ready because it’s going to feel uncomfortable. Change is difficult mainly because our habits are a comfort zone for us. These habits, however, are anything but comfortable! They devour our consciousness and break the body down. Transcending the patterns we believe form the basis of our identity is crucial to embodying our natural state in the present moment; which is ultimately sat-chit-ananda, (ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new, bliss).

Bliss is your birthright! Please don’t allow these subconscious patterns to deprive you off it! When you embody your natural state, the autonomic nervous system begins to restore and repair the body. Stress breaks the body down as it signals your genes to create proteins that aren’t of good quality, and if indulged in, can lead to disease.

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The average person spends 70% of their day living via the hormones of stress, and 90% of the thoughts they have today are the same thoughts they had the day before. Is it any wonder then, why people are dying much earlier than they should? The stress hormones are breaking them down on every level; it’s time to take charge of our state of being.

Christ Consciousness

Embodying your natural state is what Christ meant when he preached on the Sermon on the Mount:

“Seek ye first, the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” ─Matthew 6:33

The ancients knew this truth; joy heals, and fear destroys. When you know these truths, and study the new science to reinforce them, you see just how much of an impact your state of being has on the quality of your life. Embody wholeness now; embody love, appreciation, peace, and don’t allow external circumstance to snatch them from you because when you do, you’re only signalling your genes to create more stress hormones.

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