For me, the whole point of being here is to move to the next level all the time. Otherwise, we stagnate, and life gets boring.
Pushing your limits and the edges of your comfort zone is one way to ensure that you don’t have any regrets in life. Of course, it doesn’t mean that you don’t find fulfillment in where you are, on the contrary, you find it more satisfying than ever before.
Why should you move to the next level?
When we commit to getting to the next level, we naturally live our life purpose. Since the best possible way of living is when we continually show up for life and ourselves. Moreover, as a life coach, I’ve noticed that one of the worse feelings for many clients is stagnation. When you can’t make a move any (new) direction, and you find yourself stuck in the same situations.
When you move to the next level, you rekindle a spark in your heart. This one little spark is the most precious gift that you have. As long as it’s burning, you live, as opposed to surviving. For the heart chakra to burn, you need to keep joy and enthusiasm. Both come from evolving — moving to the next level.
Another reason why to get to the next level is that you’ll find acceptance and love for yourself and others. When you move to the next level, you feel deep satisfaction and gratitude which overspreads to your relationships. You become relaxed and find time for others as well because you know that you’re moving toward your dreams and it makes you genuinely happy.
What is the next level in life?
You’re forever changing. Nothing is static about your personality, feelings, thoughts, actions. You’re a different person from the person you were 10 or 5 years ago. Possibly, you’re an upgraded version of who you were a year ago or even yesterday!
When you continually better yourself, you grow immensely. Your only limits are the ones that you have in your mind. Otherwise, as far as it comes to the universe, you can evolve and grow as much as you wish.
Each level of life requires a new, upgraded, version of you.
When you get to the next level in your life, you leave the old self behind. Thus, some of those parts that you dislike about yourself, you’ll integrate and bring them to the next level.
Other words, you master the lessons related to the specific level where you are at, and you embody them. Hence, the next level in life will bring you other challenges and possibilities to play with.
The examples of going to the next level could be finding a better job, starting your business, getting healthy, or bringing your relationship deeper. As you see, each of those levels asks you to master distinct qualities. For some, you may need to focus and get proactive, for others, you may need to become more vulnerable and share your feelings with others.
What does the next level mean to YOU?
Tips on how to get to the next level
As you’ll see, those tips on how to get to the next level in life are somewhat different from what you may have read. Certainly, consistency, commitment, focus, showing up on a daily basis, or mastering your time are a must. However, I don’t want to speak about those; instead, I offer you an unlike perspective on how to get to the next level from a spiritual angle.
1. Don’t miss the teaching between now and your goal
My first advice to you, don’t miss the teaching between now and your goal, may sound counterintuitive at first. However, it’s the stepping stone to moving to the next level.
One of the reasons, why people don’t get to the next level is because they already want to reach the next level now. Some can be obsessed with their goals to the point of missing the lessons at present.
But here is the news; you don’t get to the next level if you resist the teachings that life offers you at this moment.
The more you ignore what the universe tries to show you at the present moment, the longer it takes to reach the next level. If you’re dreaming about your goals and wonder why they don’t happen yet, check your resistance to what is now.
2. The journey will teach you
The second tip is related to the previous one; the journey will teach you everything you need to know. You can’t skip the journey because you need to become a new version of you before you can get to the next level.
Keep your eyes open to what the universe is teaching you now.
The journey is always perfect. Even though you may argue with me that your life is challenging and that you can’t see how it prepares you to the next level, it still does. No amount of resentment changes this fact.
The lessons, often disguised as challenges and hardships, are the perfect opportunity for you to (finally!) learn what you need to become an embodied soul on this planet. It’s not up to me or anyone else (including you) to judge what these necessary lessons for you are.
The spirit has its own ways. Don’t argue with that.
At my workshops, I often say that the soul will throw you off the cliff if this is what it takes for you to wake up. It doesn’t mean that your soul doesn’t love you, it means that she loves you so much that it does whatever it takes for you wake up to the truth that you’re beautiful, perfect, loveable, and loving.
3. Are you ready to handle the next level already now?
What if someone would knock on your door and told you; here is everything you’ve ever wanted. Would you be ready to take it? I don’t think so.
Each next level has its unique teachings, responsibilities, and dynamics. To handle (maturely and responsibly) that which you ask is already the next level itself.
Let me give you an example; you’d love to win one hundred thousand dollars in a lottery. At least, that is what you think. Out of the blue, you win it right at this moment! At first excitement rush over you just to be replaced by your fears.
Now, you realize that you have no idea how to take care of this sum of money. Your inner saboteur readily comes in, and advise you to spend it on a bigger house than you need, wardrobe bigger than your current home, and other silly things. Sooner you know it, you successfully get rid of what you had won. Moreover, everything that you’ve purchased cost monthly fees that you can’t afford to pay (anymore). Thus the vicious circle of poverty starts all over.
To get to the next level, first, we must develop the skills and qualities to handle it. One of the main reason (if not the only one) for people to not reach the next level, or sabotage it once they get there, are their limiting beliefs.
Consciously, you may think; of course, I want it, why wouldn’t I? But if you’d take an honest look at what is beneath the surface, you discover the whole sea of limiting beliefs and fears that continually run behind the scenes. Thus my biggest advice on how to get to the next level is to look within and shift those beliefs.
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Originally published at sylviasalow.com on February 5, 2019.