The Space Between the Blossoms
Are you waiting for something to end, or to begin? Maybe you’re in a season of indecision or uncertainty, grief or hopeful expectation. The waiting space is that fallow time when your garden looks bare but you really want to believe something is happening underneath, in the loamy soil.
Take heart! Here’s one of my favorite stories in Allen Klein’s You Can’t Ruin My Day: 52 Wake-Up Calls to Turn Any Situation Around …
“When my wife died, I was co-owner of a silkscreen company. After her death, I realized that silk-screening was not what I was supposed to be doing in my life, but I had no idea what the right thing was. So I just hung out. I sold my share of the silk-screen business to my partner and waited for the universe to direct me.
Then, one day, a brochure came from Holistic Life University. They had a life-death transition division. Since no one that close to me had ever died before, I enrolled in the course to learn about death and dying. After a couple of years, I became the head of the program as well as a hospice volunteer and a licensed home health aide. Over and over again I saw how patients would use humor to cope. So I went back to college to learn about therapeutic humor, got a master’s degree in the subject, and started to write and speak about it.
I can credit my twenty-plus years in the therapeutic humor field to a combination of stopping what I was doing which wasn’t fulfilling my soul, and waiting, becoming neutral, if you will, for my inner being to direct me to what I was supposed to be doing.
I believe that there is some power within us, call it what you will – God, Jesus, Spirit, etc. – that is there to guide us toward the highest good. But when we battle life and the situations we face, instead of flowing with them, we are going against our true nature and the forces of the universe.”
A time to act, and a time to wait
Don’t battle against your life. Instead, flow with the powerful forces of nature. Something is forming and growing, even if you can’t quite see it yet. Allow yourself to rest in this fallow time, in this space between Blossoms.
And listen! God’s still small voice is speaking to you through “random” posters on bulletin boards, painful losses in your life, phone calls from friends, emails from adventurous writers.
Take a step forward. Pause. Listen. Step again.
That is how we Blossom.
In peace and passion,
Fresh Blossoms This Week
7 Tips for Dealing With Controlling Parents – I was inspired to write this article for a reader called Andy. “Growing up, my parents always had a way of making me feel crappy about myself,” he said on How to Cope With Difficult Parents. “Criticism after criticism, controlling me in different ways. Madly praising others’ kids in front of me. Always have to give me orders on what to do around the house, even when I’m right about to do a chore, they just have to tell me to do exactly what I’m about to do so it seems like ‘they won.’
How to Cope With an Emotionally Abusive Boyfriend -Emotionally abusive boyfriends humiliate, intimidate, and threaten their girlfriends.These tips will help you see your relationship in a different light, and help you get the strength you need to leave.
How to Overcome Depressed Feelings After a Breakup – Your heart feels emotionally broken, but did you know the breakup had a physical effect on your body as well? Your heart is physically responding to the stress of the breakup – and that’s why it’s so important to take care of yourself post break up. Feeling rejected because of a relationship breakup has serious negative effects on different parts of your body, because emotional pain activates the same pathways in the brain that physical pain does.
How to Find God and Heal Your Broken Heart “You reference God in most of your writing,” says Fiona on 7 Simple Ways to Mend a Broken Heart. “Does God heal broken hearts and wounded souls? Does he care that I have been wounded? Does not think I have gone through enough with the process? I feel like I should of been healed years ago. People say God is the answer to your healing. How true is it and how long does it take for a broken heart to heal?”