I don’t know about you, but I’ve had many, many conversations of late with lots of people who are in different arenas of life, that seem to reflect the same feeling I’ve had myself lately. It’s that feeling like we’re “just plugging along, or keep on keeping on”. I don’t know if that feels familiar to you, but it seems to be a very common theme. As I pondered this further, my first thought was: “well, I guess it’s better than the alternative!” Which is true enough, but…! Maybe that thought occurred to me because I have a BIG birthday coming up (May 18th – yikes, it’s almost here!) and you know that one for sure defines you as a senior!
Anyway, in the spirit of trying to find the good in everything, I think this feeling of plugging along (I know it’s not true for everyone, but just in case it might be true for you) is our mind’s way of coping with what is still a very ‘liminal’ time. Liminality is when things are ambiguous, being neither here nor there. It’s the time between something that’s ended and something else that’s not yet quite ready to begin. I think it’s right where we are. We know our old ‘normal’ is over and we’re not sure what’s trying to emerge. The truth is, we still don’t know when we’ll be able to gather in groups, we don’t know when we can safely remove our masks, we don’t know when we’ll be able to hug, sing or shake hands. What we do know is that sometimes the way out is through and right now we’re still in the going through stage. Just maybe being able to hang in and hang on is a very positive step to getting to the other side.
I read a great article on leadership in these liminal times and it said: “You cannot resolve liminality by planning your way through it. You must learn your way through it.” In that, I hear this is a time for observation, adjustment and patience to wait upon Divine wisdom. What I do know for sure is that wisdom is also guiding us right here, right now and always. I’m trusting that “keeping on” is my opportunity to observe, learn, and keep fluid as I learn and grow through these times. As I said earlier, that all gives a much greater meaning and purpose to “keep on keeping on.” Thank Goodness!
May we all keep on!
Blessings, Dr. Deborah
PS: Total sidebar, but I just finished filling out the Government of Canada’s census and was delighted to see that New Thought-Unity-Religious Science was listed as one of the recognized religions/spiritualties in Canada! Yay!
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