There’s a cloud over everything right now.
It’s not a “bad” cloud. Maybe more of a fog, actually. A haze?
Whatever. I don’t want to exaggerate it. I’m guessing you know what I mean.
I feel as if I’m being called to do something differently, create something “new.” Whatever it is, though, it’s just out of reach.
And I’m okay with that.
I’m a student of patterns, and one thing that I’ve observed about this fog-inspiration pattern is that it is always in flow.
There are times – deliciously delicious times – when my path is so amazingly clear I can feel it on my skin. Do you know what I mean by that? You can feel the fire of inspiration burning up through your body and out through your heart, your words, your deeds.
Oh, what sweet blessing that is.
Then, there are other times.
These are the “medium” times. I see what I am to do, and I show up, but I feel more muted. It’s a calmer flow, but I’m still clear that I’m on the path.
I’m currently at the other end of this spectrum. I feel a change on the horizon, but . . . ?
I got nothing.
And, so, I wait.
I mean it. P-A-T-I-E-N-T-L-Y!
Because the danger of this time, is that you spring too soon. You get so uncomfortable with the lack of direction that you just pick any old thing that looks somewhat appealing and then you work furiously to force fit it into your life.
Except it doesn’t. Because, you misfired.
Instead, wait for your center to appear again. In the meantime,
- Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Accept that this is part of the process.
- Make art.
- Make beautiful supper.
- Buy some really amazing bubble bath. Use it.
- Talk to your friends, but NOT about your confusion. Don’t focus on it, or the confusion will grow.
- Look for the magic in the small things.
In other words, hunker down and in. Make a pot of soup. Listen to music. Treat your soul like it has the sniffles.
“The answers will come. If your own house is in order.”
You are not alone. You are never alone.
P.S. Perhaps you can help me get clearer. If you’d like, let me know what you want me to create for Beautiful You next.
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Photo: flickr, Johnny Choura