Today is one of those glorious self-employment days. The snow is coming down like mad and I’m watching it out my huge windows instead of battling it. Woohoo.
Meanwhile, my monthly newsletter is done and ready to go out tomorrow. I had a highly satisfying coaching session with a new client. I cleaned up my email files. And I’ve brainstormed some ideas for my new website, which is a work in progress.
It has been exhilarating the last few days to — as the minister in church talked about yesterday — “write my story” with passion and confidence. To follow through on ideas, be open to everything that crosses my path, to push past resistance. So good.
As a backdrop to all of this, I’m reading a book that had been sitting on my shelf for months. I was prompted to pick it up last week because of something a friend said in passing. It is Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Frankly, I find it a bit mind-blowing that I decided to read it at this particular time, a time when (as my past posts on this blog attest) I’ve been questioning so much regarding my spirituality.
“Many of the people I encounter in my workshops are stuck between two worlds: the old world that they need to release and the new world that they are afraid to enter,” Myss writes. “We are attracted to becoming more ‘conscious,’ but at the same time we find it frightening because it means we must take personal responsibility for ourselves — and for our health, career, attitudes and thoughts.”
It feels as if I’ve moved from the “frightening” part to the taking personal responsibility part just in the last week. That explains the exhilaration I described above and even the resistance I experienced earlier. Did you ever feel like you’re at a real turning point in your life?
I have. I am.