Wow so Summer is here! I've been quiet with communciations and workshops over the last month or so as it's been an eventful time in my personal life. I've been busy in wedding season (honoured to be a bridesmaid twice) - there's a second wave at age 35 - and I have been enjoying quality time with my boyfriend before he moved to a new job in Amman, Jordan last week.
Although the last month or so has been filled with lots of joyful times, it was also unsettling, as I contemplated the change in my relationship, and created more space for thinking about what I wanted in life, as I was doing less for my yoga business.
Often we crave a break and less intensity in our lives, but the reality is that a pause in our busy-ness can feel uncomfortable. We question our direction, we feel less needed and valued, our mind can go into over-drive. Sometimes it seems easier to avoid the discomfort of this state in a non-stop chain of engagements and to-dos.
But now, on the other side, I'm grateful for the time I took to refocus and recharge. Over the last few years I've been working on my tolerance to sit with my emotions in the "Liminal Space". This is a concept I heard about from Rob Bell - a place of not knowing, transition, waiting. Only a couple of years ago it felt unbearable, but I've learnt that being able to stay here means that new growth can happen, it's that sticky cocoon phase from which the great stuff emerges.
"That’s a good space where genuine newness can begin. Get there often and stay as long as you can by whatever means possible…This is the sacred space where the old world is able to fall apart, and a bigger world is revealed. If we don’t encounter liminal space in our lives, we start idealizing normalcy." - Richard Rohr
Wishing you courage to stay with the process if this what you are experiencing. Take plenty of deep breaths! xx