This week a dear friend of mine was kind enough to hold space for me while I talked through some of the energy downloads I have been receiving. My wise friend understood that I didn’t need coaching, advice or a reading. She intuitively knew that I needed to be heard. Needed to be listened to with an understanding and open heart.
As we talked my friend noted that I am in a liminal space. She used that term. Liminal Space. At the time I wasn’t sure of this word. I knew from the context of our conversation that it is some kind of transitional phase but didn’t know exactly what it meant. I was so caught up in our conversation that I didn’t think to ask my friend what it meant but after our conversation that phrase stayed with me…liminal space. Believe it or not later that day while listening to an audiobook the author used the exact same phrase…liminal space.
What are the chances?
I know enough now not to ignore the ways in which the Universe is trying to get a message through my thick human brain. Understanding liminal space is important for me now. So, what does one do? She looks it up on Google.
A liminal space is is a place of transition, an in between time. It is a threshold between what was and what is next. It is a time of not knowing.
Yikes! How my human self does not like this idea! My human brain rebels at not knowing. My human brain wants to sort and know and make meaning. But, the Universe is telling me that I am in this place of unknown right now so settle in for a bit.
As I kept reading, I stumbled across a quote from theologian Richard Rohr that gave me hope. Rohr describes this phase as “where we are betwixt and between the familiar and the completely unknown. There alone is our old world left behind, while we are not yet sure of the new existence. That’s a good space where genuine newness can begin. Get there often and stay as long as you can by whatever means possible…This is a sacred space where the old world is able to fall apart, and a bigger world is revealed”.
The in-between can sometimes feel like a scary place. It can feel untethered or a drift but on the other hand it can feel free, open and full of possibilities. I wanted to understand this space more so I asked to be shown what it looks like energetically. One of the images that my guides showed me is that this place can feel like a hot air ballon rising. As I let go of the ties (thoughts, ideas, paradigms) that bind me to the old ways I allow the fire and heat (energy) to work through me so that I can soar to new heights (frequencies).
I have begun to adjust my thinking of this liminal space. I ditched the idea of a threshold because a threshold makes me feel rushed like all I need to do is walk through the door to this new phase of life and that feels nearly impossible with all the baggage I carry. However, when I think of this time as a place it feels like there is no rush. There is space where I can take my time letting go. Take my time seeing possibilities. I can allow the unknown to form me into something new. Something that is not complete yet. Something that is unknown to me. As I let go of my limiting beliefs of what is possible the Universe replaces those beliefs with unlimitlessness. This space is a forming place, a sacred place, an alchemy, an internal change. A forming into something quite not understandable…yet.
If you find yourself in this forming place, I encourage you to let go and allow the transformation to take place. It may feel unnerving to not know what is next but not knowing allows new possibilities the space to show themselves.