Time of rebirth
October 15, 2012 § 2 Comments
Cheryl Richardson — one of my favorite authors — recently posted an article called “Birthing the New: Make space for what’s next” and it was life-altering for me. When given the choice, I have moved every two years for as long as I can remember. This means that in my adult life, I’ve lived in over a dozen different homes and my teenage girls were already at six plus before starting high school. The economic slump has forced me to stay put and I’ve struggled for three years now with the feeling of being “trapped” by my surroundings.
I’ve gotten through these times by re-arranging rooms and furniture and painting and ripping up carpets, but Cheryl’s article really hit the nail on the head. It’s not about moving things around, it’s about making physical and energetic space. It’s not about organizing or re-organizing, it’s about clearing the clutter.
Understanding that it’s not where I am, but what I have that’s the root of the trapped feeling is more freeing than I can explain.