Here’s an example of how things can work. How things can change.

In an instant.

Up until about ten minutes before I spontaneously started writing this post, I’d been having a crabby morning. I’ll spare you the list of symptoms and complaints; just know I’m not feeling all that great, physically, and weary of it.

About an hour ago, I wrote an email to a friend, joking that I wanted to take the rest of the year off. I meant it as humor, but the words have been blinking like neon lights in my head. A sure sign I need to pay attention.

Because taking the rest of the year off is exactly what I need to do.

Along with taking the rest of the world off.

As I write this, I feel the world slip off my shoulders like a worn-out coat. I’m done with that world. There’s nothing left for me except a tangle of dissonance and discordant energies that I’m no longer choosing to play within.

I’m far more interested in the new world that’s already emerged from within the cocoon of the old.

I feel the energy of this new, elevated Earth very strongly in this moment. I see how much of what I’ve done, planned, dreamed of, etc., had to do with the world that’s now a pile of misshapen threads around my feet. The questions now are: What will I do with this new world? What do I want? Who am I here? What do I want to create? How do I want to live and create? What new gifts, abilities, and desires are waiting for me to find and unleash them?

To answer these questions, I need to give myself official time off. It’s like moving to a new, foreign land. You need to learn the language, learn the flow, learn how things work, learn where you will make your place.

In other words, taking time off is not really an option. It’s not laziness. It’s not fatigue getting the better of me.

Instead, it’s the process of allowing myself to step fully into this new level of life. Of allowing this new level of life to inform me. Of allowing myself to play within life in whatever new ways I’m drawn to and feel right. I’ve experienced layers of similar shifts before, but this one feels especially significant. I can’t wait to see what I’ll discover, and I’m sure there will be much to share. 

So there you go. One big shift that started with a statement I made as a joke. Which makes me wonder. What other things am I telling myself in jest that I might want to take another look at? Act on? Follow through on? In the new, elevated Earth where so much is eager to burst to life.

Gotta love this adventure,


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