Do you feel stuck? Perhaps nothing you’re trying is moving or, if it is, it feels like it is taking everything you have to move 6 inches. And it is not just one area of life - it is all the parts, all the time.
And yet inside, you have so many ideas. So many hopes and dreams. So many things wanting to move forward. So much internal pressure to Just. Do. Something.
Inside, we're hurtling towards change. Outside, we're stuck in traffic gridlock with miles of orange barrels on either side of us and a broken-down car somewhere ahead of that has stalled forward movement.
The yin/yang of it all is fostering anxiety and dissonance. In us and in those around us.
So, what are we to do?
Well, we can wait it out. Practice mindfulness. Breathe. We know all traffic jams eventually come to an end.
Yeah right. I’m not feeling that either! There’s too much ‘wound up’ inside me. Instead, it feels like a better time to find the flow and go with that. Wherever it is.
Perhaps for you, it is getting off the beaten path of life and take the scenic route. Visiting a park might not get you any closer to your destination but neither will sitting at a standstill in traffic. And you’ll probably feel significantly better.
Perhaps for you, it is doing some tasks in your home. Organize that messy cupboard that frustrates you every time you need to look for something. Paint that wall a new color. Deal with whatever is on your ‘to-do’ list. Again, it might not get you any closer to your destination but when things start moving again, you’ll be ready.
There’s two interesting aspects to this.
A few months ago, we were in the opposite space. Internally things were stuck for many of us but externally, things were flowing for some individuals. Those experiencing ‘flow’ had done some of this same sort of pre-work. They’d gotten organized, rested, and set things up so that they were ready when things started flowing.
Secondly, in feeling into the Energy Overview for 2023, this ‘stuck period’ showed up but starting more in the September/October time frame. While perhaps this means we will have a longer ‘stuck’ period, it actually feels like things are speeding up and we may move through this more quickly as well.
I once worked with someone who believed that every obstacle would give way if you just kept bashing at it long enough and hard enough. I found that just leads to a lot of head bashing and emotional bruises.
When we get right up close to an obstacle, it appears like a solid wall in front of us. But if we step back far enough, and look around, we will find there’s flow happening someplace that will take us around or through or to our next step.
It is ok to step back.
It is not quitting or failing to step back. Sometimes, stepping back is literally the first step to moving forward.
Be gentle with yourself. Be gentle with others. There’s a lotta angst in the system and at the system.