Have you ever found yourself in the fuzzy darkness of uncertainty?
Where nothing makes sense?
Who you were no longer seems to fit, and yet who you’re becoming is still this formless, elusive thing?
That feeling of being caught between worlds, between stages of personal growth, is something I know very well. I think of this as a cocoon stage, the intermediary space of metamorphosis. All the parts and pieces of your journey become integrated into your life experience, purpose and self-expression.
Elusive as it may seem, there is a purpose and power in the unknown.
When you find yourself in this stage of uncertainty, be gentle with yourself. Remind yourself that this is a place of limitless possibility. You’re being cradled in fluid, fuzzy darkness of the womb of rebirth. On the other side of this experience exists a life you cannot yet imagine… with so many gifts and wonders to be had.
When I work with my clients, my most sincere prayer is that they find insight, clarity and direction that nourishes their steps forward on this path. I always help them discover information that leaves them empowered and instill in them the truth that they are always at choice with their lives and futures. That feeling of personal empowerment always begins right where they are, right where you are, in this present moment where the story is unfolding.
How do you embrace the unknown?
By being with it. Allow yourself to slip deep, gently into your experience. Because this present moment is your point of power. This is a beautiful catalyst for personal transformation. From here, your future path can unfold in infinite directions.
Take time for stillness.
Silence is your friend in the cocoon stage. Find stillness in everyday moments. Connect with your breath throughout the day, especially when you’re anxious. Breath work connects you to the here and now. When you become centered in your body, it nourishes every piece of you.
In these moments practice letting your thoughts and feelings wash over you. Let everything move through you like rain clouds in the sky… after a while you’ll discover a sense of peace. From here your deeper wisdom can speak clearly. Your awareness expands.
Open yourself to soul messages, desires and impulses. When your intuition can speak freely and clearly, you’ll be guided to take actions that direct you to places and experiences that grow your light and help you discover your purpose.
Aligned with soul wisdom and insight, you begin to act out of intention, rather than be in reaction.
Set A Clear Intention
Setting a clear intention is simple. Begin connecting with how you’d like to feel.
If you want to feel goodness, expansion and abundance, then allow those feelings to come into your awareness. Feel this deep in your body and pulse through your heart. Make a habit of doing things that awaken those feelings within you… watch movies, listen to music, look at photos or visit places that seem to align with those feelings. The secret is holding the feeling like a seed deep inside of you. Then allow it to take root and grow into your life in extraordinary ways.
Your feeling is a signal to Spirit to create experiences that support more of that feeling. In this way, you learn to dance in the dark of the unknown, instead of being lost in it. No pushing, no forcing, just being, feeling and allowing.
You might use a simple affirmation to help guide this feeling. Allow your inner knowing to show you the words. Keep it simple, positive and in the present.
You could affirm: “I am happy and abundant and filled with light.” Trust these words, let them sink in, and intentionally breathe them into your being.
Practice this before bed as you move into the receptive state of sleep. Breath-work and intention-setting before sleep ignites your healing and growth: you program your unconscious to take these intentions and work on them as you slumber. Or, when you first wake up in the morning to begin your day.
In this way you tune yourself to the channel of that feeling frequency.
Stillness and receptivity lead to clarity. Clarity leads to discovery. Discovery allows you to align your intention with your action, where lasting change can be made.
Never forget how beautiful, powerful and magical you are. When you’re struggling to find direction, take time to be still, use these tools and allow yourself to discover what’s next. And never forget to reach out to others who can guide you on your path, or hold space for your personal growth.
Oracle cards and other forms of divination are wonderful tools for inner path-working. Learn to unlock your creativity, awaken your intuition and truly live your purpose by exploring new ways of seeing the world. This is just one way of exploring, but find what works for you! I invite you to join me on this journey to self-empowerment.