In all the newness of the New Year, many of us find ourselves wanting to experience our own brand of ‘new‘ to illuminate our lives and enrich our living. We find ourselves ready for our ‘next‘ – our next chapter, our next steps – knowing that whatever our ‘next‘ may be, it is what we must do in order to move ourselves further along the evolution of our life journey.
But we’re not quite there yet. As wanting as we may be and as ready as we may feel for our new, for our next, we find ourselves in that space in-between: no longer back there, but not quite yet over there.
Are you in a transition space? Do you find yourself in the midst of, anticipating, and/or desiring a new move, a new chapter, a new direction, a new way of being, a new career, a new lifestyle, etc.? But you’re not entirely sure what your new or next will be; what it even looks like; or what it’s even called (if it even has a name)? Do you feel change is imminent but the exact nature of the change remains cloudy, unfocused, and unclear?
Regardless of the lack of clarity you may currently be experiencing in your transition space, and how uncomfortable it may be for you, you do have a strong feeling that a life change is coming and that feeling will not let you go.
You just know, deep within where all your true knowing lies, that you are being called forth to make a change, an important, fundamental change, essential to moving you forward on your ever-evolving life journey. And you unequivocally want to honor that feeling and experience the wisdom of that knowing.
Sometimes our willingness to ask ourselves deeper, beyond-the-surface questions, and receive our Soul’s answers, is the first step in shining light on our path and clearing our way toward our next steps, within and beyond the transition space. Maybe the following questions, and the answers they elicit for you from your own Soul, can help illuminate your next steps as you move forward along your life journey.
SOUL QUESTIONS FOR THE TRANSITIONER:
Having dutifully followed the rules that satisfy society, the social order, the status quo, and everyone else’s expectations; what are the rules, now, that will satisfy my Soul; that will meet my heart’s expectations for the life I most desire and truly deserve?
When will it be the right time for me to allow myself to follow my own rules and live my life based on what satisfies my own Soul?
When will it be the right time for me to define, allow, and live by my own rules; to allow the rules that satisfy my Soul to define and direct the forward movement of my own life, the life I really want, the life that is the fullest expression of my truest, authentic self?
Rather than continuing to follow the rules that confine me to living a life of what’s already been/what’s already been done/how everyone else is doing it, how about creating and living by the rules that will allow me to live the life that truly satisfies me at my Soul-level; the life that’s been waiting for me to blossom and become; the life that’s been waiting for me to fully show up and completely show out?
If I know there is more to me than this, when will Her time come?
If I believe there is more to my life than this, when will I finally allow Her to show up and live it?
That brave, new world you’ve been dreaming about for you, your life, and your living, requires but one thing to make it your reality, and one thing only: the brave, new YOU – free of every rule, convention, standard, measure, expectation, ‘should,’ ‘must,’ ‘have to,’ and ‘story’ about you that no longer fits, and never did really, for they were all always too small to contain the grand magnificence that is you; that you always intended yourself to be.
Be your own rule. Establish your own convention. Create your own measure. Set your own standard. Live your own life, by your own rules, to the satisfaction of your own Soul.
BE … ILLUMINED!