I hope you’re well and enjoying your summer.
Every once in a (long) while, I come across something that strikes a cord for me.
It has a resonance that I know speaks not only to my soul, but to the souls of my closest friends.
This week I read a message from my friend, Pamela Horton, on Facebook. It really got me thinking so I shared it on my personal page and with our Limitless Women FB group. I was not surprised at how many friends quietly responded that the message activated them as well.
I’ve cut down the message a bit, so if you want more, please check out the full message on my personal FB page or on our Limitless Women Community Group page. I’ve included links below so you can connect with Pamela directly as well.
“This is for those who are in the ‘in-between stage.’ Where you are in between ‘two worlds.’ There is a sense that one chapter has closed and the momentum for the next has not yet arrived. It’s a feeling of being in limbo despite your best efforts.
You might be experiencing melt downs, confusion, frustration and a lack of confidence. A gentle reminder that it is all normal and natural and that it happens to most of us, myself included. When we have big hearts, big missions and big goals and work toward them vigilantly sometimes we get lost… lost in the ‘in-between stage.’
The path that was once so crystal clear becomes muddy with indecisiveness, tiredness, and lack of trust. Our resolve can become weakened and when we are weak we are ripe for the picking for our ego to attack us. The ego takes us hostage and beats us down and it’s a professional champion at beating us down. Painful at best, but allow me to remind you that it is always darkest before the dawn.
When we are the closest to completing a mission, achieving what we’ve been aiming for, or when we are about to level up, that is when the ego attacks and insults are at their highest point. Our ego wants everything status quo. Our ego, wants to be in control and when we take action so that we are lead by our soul, our spirit and especially the Holy Spirit, that is when the ego will fight you like a rabid badger in a corner of a dumpster trying to keep its illusions alive.
So what do we do about this hijacking and ugly in between stage? We don’t do anything. We BE with it. We don’t push or rush anything. We trust the Divine plan. We prepare for when it comes again, we can be ready to BE with it instead of resisting it. We can get real clear as to who we are.
When was the last time you sat with yourself and asked the question, ‘Who am I?’ Have you ever done this? We can use the hijacked period of time to rest, not engage. We can thank the ego for its services and let it know they are no longer required or accepted.
We can remember everything is temporary and trust that we are exactly where we are supposed to be in our life and career journey because if we were meant to be experiencing anything differently we would be. We can remember that this ‘in between stage’ is also training for the next stage you are about to level up to.
Lastly, we can be grateful for it all and for where you are in the moment. One of my affirmations or mantras is, ‘I am grateful for all of it. The good, the bad and the ugly, all of it.’
It’s all part of the growth process and I invite you to trust it. I invite you to trust the vision of your heart more than the reality around you and the lack that you perceive, when you experience the ‘in between stage.’ When you trust and don’t resist it, you speed up the materialization of the reality you’ve been working towards. You find more peace with life as it is which collapses the gap between how you feel now and how you wish to feel.
The in between is messy, scary, unforgiving, belittling, lack centered and irrational. Think of it as drills an athlete would endure to achieve their goals. We can’t get good at something unless we practice it. So the ‘in-between stage’ is practice. Practice to remember or possibly create who you are. Hang on. Stand your ground. You’re about to level up and experience amazing energy once again if you’ve been in a funk. You got this.
I believe in you and you are loved, no matter what. Nothing but love, Pamela”
Could not say more.
If you’d like to connect with Pamela, please look her up at one of these links
I’m heading off for some “in between” time myself.
Until we meet again, be well and take care of yourself.
I’ll “see” you here in August.
Sending much love,