Why do we so often not receive or materialize what we go for? Why do we downsize or even abandon our projects?
Sometimes they suddenly do not feel that important anymore… But the likelihood is big that what we went for or wanted is still true, but the tension it brought up got the better of us.
In order to create great stuff, in order to approach anything that feels challenging, we better learn to master tension. And there are different kinds of tension –
Our egos do not like any kind of uncertainty and will always try to keep you where you are, whether your current reality is great or unbearable. Stepping anywhere close to the end of your comfort zone feels like a life-challenging threat and will mobilize your unconscious to throw up all your limiting beliefs. The heavy discomfort of feeling not good enough, not smart enough, not capable, not deserving is the number one reason for giving up on whatever you wanted so deeply.
But then there is a type of tension that supports your creation: knowing exactly what you want but not having a clue how to get that dream job, to survive if you become independent, to create clients, to be able to pay for your dream house…
This is damn uncomfortable too. But holding the focus on your new business idea and still being where you are (far away from it) brings your unconscious energy in motion to come up with solutions. Ideas, intuitive nudges and synchronicities result from that alchemical process.
All major inventions have been birthed this way as tension always needs to resolve. And when it can’t do so through you giving up on what you truly desire, it can only happen in getting you what you want.
“The gap between vision and current reality is also a source of energy. If there were no gap, there would be no need for any action to move towards the vision. We call this gap creative tension”. – Peter Senge