I love transitions, new possibilities...discovering what wants to emerge. Almost everyone who comes to a vision session is in a major transition. Some know where they are going, others don't have a clue yet. They are in a beautiful, delicate space between the old and the new.
Sometimes, there is this urge to have to "do" something now, even when it's not clear what it is to be done. I've been very much inspired lately by Charles Eisenstein and love his description of our "habit of always doing."
"There is a time to do, and a time to not do, and that when we are slave to the habit of doing we are unable to distinguish between them…that is not to say we should never make plans, organize task groups, delegate work, or engage in linear, step-by-step thinking. It is that we need to acquire sensitivity to when it is the right time to do these things...we tend to devalue those periods of pause, emptiness silence and integration." This is when “...lessons and learning of the old story are integrated.” From here, “...we regain the ability to act from essence….we can choose from freedom and not from habit...Do not be afraid of the empty place. It is the source we must return to if we are to be free of the stories and habits that entrap us." (-Charles Eisenstein, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible.)
I often forget this precious space myself. This is the place where artists find their inspiration, great ideas are born. This is where we connect to our purpose. If our visions come from here, they are authentic to who we are, who we are meant to become, what we are offering the world. Once we find that, then the action and "doing" comes in and starts to take us toward those visions.
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy, especially because the world as it is now is hurrying us along, constantly pushing us to “do” the next thing. And there’s a real fear, if we don’t “do” all the time, we’ll be left behind, alone and penniless. It takes a cultivation of patience and a deep trust that we are on the right path, no matter what messages we think we get from the outside. There's so much more freedom, when we make peace with the inner conflict that arises between allowing time and space for what wants to emerge and the pressure to "do" all the time. This is the freedom to be who we truly are.
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