Sunday, April 17, 2011

Time For Me Now Inspiration ~ Emerging

Emerging is just another way of defining coming into view or to notice…
This could be many things from people, to emotions, to nature, to problems and yes to solutions. 
This could also mean emerging questions within you that have been dormant.
Let’s use a metaphor of a flower breaking through its stem. The flowering process is part of a life cycle. Once the flowering process begins to take place, there is no “turning back”! The flower emerges from the stem to become a beautiful flower!  The beauty is that each flower is different in color, shape, fragrance and longevity. 
So you may be asking, what does this have to do with me or with Inspiration?
The beauty is that each of us are unique, special, have gifts, dreams and aspirations!
Each of us has a cycle of life, Carl Jung, describes this as “The Morning and Afternoon of our Lives”
Thoroughly unprepared we take the step into the afternoon of life; worse still, we take this step with the false assumption that our truths and ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the programme of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening become a lie” ~Carl Jung
So what does this mean for our purpose of Emerging?  All of us transition through life cycles…childhood, teenager, young adult, and mature adult. The transition through these phases provides us experiences, knowledge and life’s lessons. Take a moment and think, what you did in your teenager years, college, 20’s, 30’s etc – are these the same thoughts, activities or viewpoints that you do or believe now?  These may be the things that supported you and were fun during that time, but not appropriate or does not serve you at this point in your life. These were great experiences for us but our lives change, our environment changes, our views change. So what once was, no longer “fits” or serves our life or lifestyle.
A New “You” is beginning to  Emerge!  A New Direction and a New Meaning!
The Emerging process is a natural process just as natural as a flower begins to bloom….  
It can’t be forced and there is no turning back.  This is a time to embrace and explore all new things!
We can all emerge during this cycle to living a  more richly fulfilled life!
How do I know if I am transitioning?
“There is a knowing” a sense of something is different or changing within you.
Below are a few areas that may suggest a transition:
*       The kids are all grown; more time on your hands- now what questions arise
*       Kids are teenagers and believe you are “just mom/dad” with no prior passion/life
*       Activities that were once fun and fulfilling- there is no fulfillment
*       Questions or a “knowing” about  more to life; what and how
*       My life is full and rich how do I serve others; I want to make a difference
Recognizing that you are emerging- which by the way is not meaning life is over- actually it is a time when Life can become richer, fuller, exciting and full of all possibilities. A time of exploration and A Time for You Now … Celebrate the morning of your life and “let it go”, as the new phase, the Emerging of you, will bring new meaning, raise questions that need to be explored and new possibilities.  Enjoy the journey, have fun and embrace all that Life has to offer!

The seed and stem are the foundation and the flower is the Emerging of the Afternoon!

I look forward to Connecting with you soon!