photo credit: ISS Expedition 12 Crew, NASA (the photo is of a space suit, filled with old clothes. This image was created in 2006)
"Leap and the net will appear."
This quote by Julia Cameron is one of my favorites. It reminds me of my own self imposed limitations, and what I have to do to remove those limitations.
You may identify with experiencing road blocks of prevention on your journey. Perhaps it may seem as if everywhere you turn the answer is no. Or perhaps it may seem like you just can't get a break. Or maybe, just maybe, an opportunity for change is being presented to you and you don't want to take it because, well, no one likes change, right?
But I look at these times as times when the net has appeared. I am being told to leap, to think outside the box, to be and then do something different.
If I am getting a no answer everywhere I turn, then I am asking the wrong questions. If I'm not getting a break, I may need to look at my right to be a victim. Harsh words, I know, but when coupled with compassion, they are also very freeing. And if an opportunity for change is presented, this is the time when I can take a step back and ask why this opportunity has been presented? Is it really time for a change? And if so, what will the change look like?
The net comes from my own inner work, specifically that inner work that connects me to a god of my understanding and inner work that allows me to truly know myself. When I do this inner work, I can trust those calls to change, because I know that on the other side of uncertainty is the wide open vastness of life, catching me in all its beauty.
When I first saw the photo which accompanies this post, I thought "how wonderful that humankind can now do those kinds of things." Yes, I tend to be a bit naive and trusting at times. When I read the caption and realized it was a stuffed space suite which burned in the earth's atmosphere, I knew it would be a perfect illustration for this post. We should never leap without a net. Yes, it will appear, but only when we do the inner work. There is a power and a force for good that is activated when we do the inner work. That power and force for good is the net. Activate it now, and then take your leap. And let me know where you land!