The Time In Between
I cannot tell you how many times I have felt in transition between two worlds. These are often the most challenging times and places to be. In my experience it can bring up our inner worlds insecurities, longings, and laziness. That place of transition is also referred to as a " suspension period", but doesn't a" transition between two worlds" just sound way more fun? Transition also implies movement to me, where suspension feels, to me anyway, like your stagnate or just hanging out.
Which brings me to the words we use to describe our experiences and how important they are. Just say with me right now "I am in transition" and then say "I am in suspension". I am not here to tell you which one you should use. I am here to shed light on the way saying those two different words that have similar meanings can make you feel. So how did one make you feel vs the other? Again, no right or wrong, what works for me might not work for you and that's okay:). Let's try another one, say aloud with me " I feel anxious about (fill in the blank)" and then say "I feel excited about (same fill in the blank)". What did you notice about just switching out the word anxious with excited? I am going to go out on a limb here and guess you felt a higher vibration with the word excited, if you want to know what I mean do the exercise again.
So, here we are in a place of transition or suspension waiting for the next move, job, relationship, whatever it is and we have all the feels. We have an inner dialogue that's hitting us a mile a minute and at times we might feel we are spinning out of control. This is where I cannot encourage you enough to slow it down and take some deep breaths. This is also a great place to look at your thoughts like you are observing your favorite football game or reality show. What words are you telling yourself? and how can you change them in a way that doesn't pull you under but lift you up? Like instead of saying im stressed out could you perhaps say " my attention is focused on many things at the moment". I know one is much shorter to say but do short cuts in life really add benefit or value? My point is slowing it down to help you come back to a place that feels good for you, we all just want to feel good !! Sometimes its easy to get wrapped up in our thoughts that we completely check out of reality, and that's where a lot of dis ease comes in.
I am currently once again transitioning between two worlds, almost three haha. I have a baby on the way, I have a house in Durango Colorado that's begging for my textiles which are hanging on my house in Seattle that needs to be packed up and then moved half way across country in a week. It feels like im neither here nor there, but that's okay because I am exactly where I need to be. I have put my intention into actually enjoying the in between no matter how hard somedays seem or how my attention is pulled into many different tasks so how do I begin one? There is a lot to love about the in between if only we slow it down, change the language a bit and practice gratitude for being right where we are... after all it is where the magic happens.
In Lifted Body,
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