I don’t know about you, but I’m not always very calm these days. Yesterday, I put in a frantic call to my financial planner. Last week, I ordered 24 bars of chocolate. This morning, the mere thought of cleaning my office made me want to crack open a bottle of wine. (I went for peanut butter instead.)
In the midst of all this, however, I’m calmed by the fact that every one of us is going through a rite of passage. We’ve separated from many—if not most—of the people, activities and identities that defined us. We have left behind the world we thought we knew.
Together, we are now descending into a collective dark night of the soul. Our mortality is more present, as is our anxiety. But in this liminal space, this time in between the world we used to know and the new unknown world that will emerge, there lies an opportunity.
The next vision for our life—individually and collectively—is being given a chance to rise. Just as animals anticipate the dawn, so too are we anticipating the growth and change to come.
I invite you in between your own chocolate-bar moments to begin pondering the deeper questions that tend to emerge in times of crisis:
–Have I been living my life, or have I been enslaved to other influences?
–Have I shown up the best I can in service of my gifts and values?
–Have I been serving my soul and my true nature?
–What do I want my life to look like going forward? How can I create more meaning and fulfillment?
I’m inviting you to participate in a free online writing workshop Monday April 20th from 11-1 (MDT) where you can begin to explore these questions. In the workshop, I’ll be offering prompts designed to engage your soul’s imagination about how to create a life of deeper meaning.
Click here to register and receive a link for this workshop: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZwufu-hqjMtHNcyjVYbJbMXJKrOYzm-W…