What's next?

Updated: Dec 28, 2019

Last week, I talked about how my life lately has left me lost in the ether a bit because of all the things coming to an end (see post, What now?). I've been floating around, not getting much accomplished on the outside. But I actually revel in the space. What I have found in this juicy space of growth is that I am actually getting a lot done, even if I am staring at a wall or laying in bed. I am allowing my physical and energetic body to have the process of change. We may not think of laying around when we are out of it as fruitful, but it can be. And it can take a lot of energy. So I rest a lot when I am in these spaces. I allow my mind to wander to different things with the understanding that I am processing the change that is occurring and any thoughts I am having there are a result of that, regardless of what they are. My dreams are usually productive and I have have spurts of energy to do things even if it only lasts a couple of hours. I am constantly checking in with myself to see where I am at and how I am feeling and there comes a point when this space has run its course.

So, how do you know when you have had enough of this space? It's not meant to be experienced forever, so when is it over? It looks different for different people, but for me, it feels a bit like I have eaten too much of something good. Like, I can't take another bite of cake, no thanks. And this is how I shift my gear. Two words: what's next??

Coming out of a detached space can be a little difficult and may take some time, so go easy on yourself. Allow the process to be gradual if it needs to be. Sometimes I come out of it like a whirlwind and other times I am a tortoise. If I am being completely honest, I prefer the whirlwind, but the tortoise is ok too. And here is how I nurture my inner tortoise: I take one step. I close my eyes, ask what's next and I feel or hear something small, like get dressed or eat an egg. Sometimes I a get a weird set of directions that are very specific, like, go to the park and sit on this particular rock and take an apple to eat. Usually I have some profound thought there or meet someone who has a message for me. The Universe knows what you need and it will help you reenter the world in the kindest way, if you let it.

So next time you are coming out of a fog and you need to shift your perspective, ask what's next? You may be surprised what you are guided to do. I would love to hear what the Universe guides you to do. Let me know in the comments below.

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