Welcome to Liminal Space.
We are at the threshold of the new. In that space between what was and what is to come.
We are in a collective transition. The old is passing away, the new is not here yet and we are in the place where there is nowhere to stand and so we are learning to stand nowhere and yet be fully present at the same time.
We have no knowledge of what comes next and so we wait.
In Liminal Space.
I love the quote from Pema Chodron’s “When Things Fall Apart ; Heart advice for difficult times” 2000 Shambala Press
“Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic-this is the spiritual path.”
Most people cannot be in this place without returning to their innate need to control whatever they can, in order to maintain the illusion of their planned future of security.
Liminal Space will confront all of our fears, especially our fear of death, as this is always linked to instinctual fear and so most people will spring into reaction, default into the mental mind and attempt to replay what they have known before.
And when it doesn’t work, desperation and panic set in and when you realise you have no control, then you have choices.
*You can just give up and fall into victim mode. “I can’t.”
*Another choice is to allow yourself to reach for anti-depressants, drugs or alcohol- anything to numb yourself in order to avoid the feeling of being absolutely present in truth that you don’t believe you can comprehend.
*Or, yet another choice is to surrender, admitting that you have absolutely no idea about what to do and hand it over- just let it go. The act of surrender implies no matter what the outcome, you can get out of your own way, be present with what is and accept what comes.
And this is what brings us into direct experience of Being in Liminal Space. Not just mentally acknowledging it but knowing it in every cell of your being. This place of being is not accessed through the mind but through the Heart and perhaps this is what we as a collective humanity are now being asked to do.
If we can let go of our conditioned need to find security in physical wealth, belongings, differences, power issues and judgements about being better or less than, which are all, without exception based on fear, then we can experience and understand that without outer labels and attachments, we are all people, we are One and we are not our physical bodies and personalities, nor our minds- we are pure energy. Spirit, Source that knows no fear, nor boundaries or limitations. Nor do we fear death as we know that death is a transition because energy never dies.
Holding us back from this is the arrogance that we believe we can control life, death and the Universe.
Thank you Covid. Lesson in progress.
Our world can be so much better if we can drop the illusions that we are limited beings and take solace by remembering that we are all beings of love. We will find our way and it will be new way, a better way.
Just a bit longer in this precious Liminal Space.