How do you shelter yourself in a time between the stories of your soul? I discovered that Yin Yoga can help you to build your way to shelter yourself in the heart sanctuary in the time of gestation. As I have written in my previous articles, “when everything around us is changing and when there is a storm of emotions or events when things around you are out of control – your inner compass will navigate your inner calm to hold on until the storm passes and you find a new direction or solution”. http://wp.me/p4SxVw-d7 Let us travel further to find more yin yoga and soul writing.
When A Story Ends And New One Is Still Not Written…
If you experienced trauma that collapsed your soul story and a new story has not yet emerged, shelter yourself like a cocoon. Charles Eisenstein calls this stage of life as “the space between stories.” Many of us are in this space between stories right now, when you feel lost, ungrounded, dislocated, as if your roots have been pulled up and you’re not quite sure where to land.
If you find yourself in this mystical time of being, of creating a new script — a new chapter of you, take your time to unfold the story outline first in writing.
If You Are In The Sacred Space Between Stories, Allow Yourself To Be There …
It is frightening to lose the old structures of security, but you will find that even as you might lose things that were unthinkable to lose, you will be okay. There is a kind of grace that protects us in the space between stories. It is not that you won’t lose your marriage, your money, your job, or your health. In fact, it is very likely that you will lose one of these things. It is that you will discover that even having lost that, you are still okay. You will find yourself in closer contact to something much more precious, something that fires cannot burn and thieves cannot steal, something that no one can take and cannot be lost.
Who Am I?
The trauma I experienced this week thrust me into a state of
“Who am I?”
What if I am not the person I thought I was?
If I’m not who I thought I was, “Who am I?”
Then down the rabbit hole you go, as Lisa Rankin said “grasping for certainty and finding none, adrift in the question marks, yet discovering in the space between stories that grace that protects you. This space between stories is a ripe place, an empty place, a place filled with potential but also with loss.”
You don’t get to skip straight to the “Now I’m growing” phase without grieving the acknowledgment that you’re marking the end of something. As Charles suggests, we let go of the old story with great reluctance, clinging to any remaining threads of the unraveling tapestry as if they are life preservers. Yet at the same time, if we resist avoiding it, there is a deep knowing that all threads must be cast overboard as we rush headlong into the void, resisting the temptation to take on a new story prematurely.
We Are Being Stripped Down To The Bones….
Everything hidden is being revealed. Everything we were in denial about is coming to the surface. Everything that is not love is peeling away. THIS MAY FEEL PAINFUL, LIKE DYING, BECAUSE IN A WAY, WE ARE DYING. That which is not your purest essence is losing ground. Your soul is pushing through the soil like a spring bulb bumping up against frozen earth—pushing relentlessly against the resistance. You don’t have to push so hard, little bulb. Your true nature will curl its way to the surface and blossom without all that efforting.
Being Programmed In Our Childhood….
There is much to strip away—layers and layers of cultural conditioning, limiting beliefs you learned in childhood, the programming of what your parents taught you, the way the media brainwashes you, what “the rules” tell you about how to be human. Maybe we’re even breaking age old karmic ties to free us up to be something new.
It’s hard to be both human and Divine, to hold that paradox with radical openness.
This hurts, this peeling away. It feels like you’re getting stripped of your skin. As Brené Brown said:
I Feel Like A Turtle Without A Shell In A Briar Patch.
God, give me a shell!
And yet this is what we are consciously freeing ourselves from, this prison of the shell we’ve worn since childhood. We can fight it if we want. But the pull of the soul is like the ocean’s tide; it is yanking us like the lunar magnetism that makes the waves crash upon the shore. We can fight it if we wish, or we can cave it early.
If you get overwhelmed, REST IN THE SANCTUARY OF YOUR BLOWN OPEN HEART, where you will know that this stripping down is not a punishment; it is an answer to a silent prayer for freedom that you may not even remember praying.
You Can’t Rush Gestation
When you are in the space between stories, Charles writes, “The challenge in our culture is to allow yourself to be in that space, to trust that the next story will emerge when the time in between has ended, and that you will recognize it.” Or maybe there is no next story. Maybe this is how we begin to inhabit the present moment.
No Stories…For Now….Only Breathing….In And Out!
I don’t know much these days, but it seems to me that when you’re in this space between stories, the only thing to do is rest. Allow yourself to be comforted.
- Sleep a lot.
- Be in nature.
- Meditate and do Yoga.
- Bathe yourself in BEAUTY.
- Create stuff for no reason.
- Do what you can to relax the monkey mind that is grasping for the next story.
- Surround yourself with the TRUSTED BELOVEDS who cultivate the stillness in you.
- BE EXQUISITELY KIND TO YOURSELF.
The space between stories is more about “Being and less about Doing”. There will come a time for the Doing, but it’s not right now. Remember, something new is being born inside of you. You can’t rush gestation!
You cannot order D I V I N E!
Enjoy your soul writing!
In love for soul story writing,
VERONIKA PRIELOZNA, M. A., RYThttp://livingharmonyondemand.com has explored her own soul calling by creating her path forward and indulging her passion for life harmony. She is trained under traditional medical system and later, she studied in person Energy Medicine with renovated teachers, traveled the world for an ancient wisdom and discovered her unique way how to consult body and soul in her yoga practice using a magic of #Yin Yoga, Prayers and Moon Healing where #soul writing is in the center of all.
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Charles Eisenstein The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
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