I heard a funny story about an Ivy League professor that inspired me to write this post.
According to the story, it was well past the appointed time for class to begin, but the professor continued to stand in deep thought at the front of his classroom, staring silently out the window. Many long minutes went by while students waited uncomfortably for him to start the lecture, wondering what on earth was going on.
After some time, the professor turned to the students and said: “Gentlemen, it is May.”
He then walked out of the room and was never seen again.
This story emerged on the heels of a discussion about the therapeutic value of Country Western songs.
The refrain “She left the suds in the bucket and the clothes hanging on the line” expresses a commonly felt emotion within the human experience. How many people can honestly say they never thought about what would happen if they just stood up one day and walked away from everything?
I walked away from my intuitive healing and coaching practice… but I didn’t walk very far. I took a full-time job educating college students how to manage their money (and their time) so they can be successful both in school and beyond. Money is congealed energy, and what you do with it either supports you in your life purpose or not, so what I’m doing now is really not too different from what I was doing before. It’s just a new context.
It’s harder than you think to walk away from a context. Your work environment, your schedule, what you call yourself when people ask you what you do… all these things provide you with a sense of identity and belonging. It’s not the real you of course – the timeless, spiritual essence that is deeper than routines or labels – but you sure do miss it when it goes away.
Transitions are really juicy times in your life, because they ask you to let go of the future and your expectations of it – and allow yourself to be guided by something bigger than you. I do NOT know what the future will bring… but I’m pretty sure I’ll still be doing creative, educational, and healing work in some form or another. I know you always meet the people you need to meet, to forward your evolution into the next phase of your life – whatever that may be. And that one way or another, everything always works out how it’s supposed to.
Now that I’m not running my own business, it’s likely I will have less time to write blog posts… so I will probably change the nature (and frequency) of future posts. But I will probably keep this site going in some format or another. At least for awhile.
Friends, it is May! Follow your heart to the next great thing!