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The Space in Between

“You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.” ~Nina Simone

One thing I love about the tarot: besides being an intuitive tool, a set of cards that can answer any question you can ask, each card in the tarot deck tells a story and offers universal wisdom. And each time you pick up the same card, you see different nuances to the story. So, with the 8 of Cups that I was drawn to today.

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Left: Rider Waite Tort. Right: Tarot of the New Vision

The man is walking away, leaving everything behind. The moon up above has his eyes closed. Where he is going is uncertain, but it is important for him to leave. In the card on the right, you can see the sadness on the man’s face. He has crossed the river, there is no going back. What he is leaving behind was once joyful but is no longer.

There are times in our lives when it is necessary to leave a circumstance or person behind, to walk away without looking back. When there is no longer any joy or love in the situation. When what was once joyful and exciting has become painful and exhausting. When we feel the loss of leaving but we know there is no other choice.

What captured my attention in the picture this time is the space between two cups in the top row. The space between. In any journey there are times of walking away and times of walking toward and there is the space in between. That space in between can be the hardest space to be in and the most beautiful, if we allow it. There is grief, there is loneliness, uncertainty, fear.

But this space in between is opportunity, if we allow it. When we process the grief and go through the loneliness, we have the space to look into our soul, to get to know ourselves again. What was the gift in the situation? What did I learn? What do I really want?

The space in between is hope. This space is an empty canvas. What are you going to paint on the canvas? Let your imagination run wild.

A few years ago, I was unhappy with just about everything in my life. I had lost my passion for my health coaching business, I was unhappy in my job, some friends had gradually drifted away. I decided I was going to move, but when I started looking for jobs in other states, I got nowhere. I saw an intuitive coach for guidance and was told that I wasn’t going anywhere until I found happiness where I was. Not what I wanted to hear. But I sat with it. I looked around me for happiness. I put everything on hold and picked up one thread of something that I knew had given me happiness in the past: dance. I had stopped ballroom dancing and when I tried to pick it up again, I didn’t find a place that felt right to me. I came upon a Salsa and Latin studio when I was wandering around Meetup, a circuitous and synchronous path. It never showed up in my searches for ballroom dance. It took a little time, but I found there not only the joy of dancing, but the community that I had been missing.

I never moved, I didn’t change jobs. I’ve been inspired, learning and growing, making changes, loving my life. I’m still figuring a lot of stuff out. I’ve been in this space in between other times since, the dance and the community have been there for me. I’ll be in the space again and I’ll know what to do.

This space in between the leaving of one thing and the coming of the next, it is necessary. It is a constant in our journey. When you learn to be in it, it’s a beautiful space full of promise and opportunity. Allow it. Take it in. Paint the picture on the empty canvas of what you desire and let the synchronicity, the Universe, God do the rest.

 

 

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That’s so Awesome!

I was, once again, inspired after spending Saturday afternoon in nature with a beautiful group of friends who share a belief in the law of attraction and strive to consciously create amazingness in our lives by the power of our positive intentions, thoughts, and feelings. As we are human, we do experience some of the contrast to this amazingness, life’s lessons, occasional general sucky-ness.

The power in positive thinking and a positive attitude is not denying that crappy things sometimes happen. Even great manifestors who seem to lead charmed lives have crappy days sometimes. The difference is in how you react to the crap, how you learn from it and turn it into something positive.

Granted, some things are easier to turn around than others. Some life events need to be fully experienced and will not be turned around in an afternoon. Some experiences can be turned around in an afternoon or a moment, and that’s what I’m talking about now.

What is inspiring me now is a practice of one in our group of responding to those unexpected, last minute changes in our plans that we have no control over and can really suck, like having your flight canceled when you have a meeting scheduled, with “that’s so awesome!” How many of us sit at the airport with a delay or dealing with a canceled flight think, that’s so awesome? Probably not many. I know when my plans change unexpectedly, my thoughts often go right to what a pain it’s going to be to get everything on track again, and that is exactly what happens. But what if I could change my attitude?

“That’s so awesome!” is about having faith in a Universe or Higher Power that wants the best for us and is willing to change things up and maybe even cause some chaos to bring in something even BETTER than what we had planned. Indeed, “that’s so awesome” has brought about upgrades to first class, synchronous meetings, NOT being in an accident one could have been in, being in a position where we could help somebody. “That’s so awesome” changes our grouchiness to a smile and that changes everything.

My invitation to you: next time you miss the bus, your flight is canceled, the new job falls through, the project wasn’t what you thought it would be, next time your plans unexpectedly change in a way that appears to suck, say to yourself: “That’s so awesome!” and wonder what amazing thing the Universe has in store for you instead.