I have a client who’s transitioning from a corporate job into new, self-created work. In preparation for what’s next, she’s hired me to prepare her for the new work she expects to create.
Recently, she discovered that what she thought she would do-which involved corporate consulting–isn’t feeling right. She visited with former colleagues, and even approached someone who is doing the work she thought she would like to do as a mentor for herself. But when she pondered it, she found that she didn’t miss what she used to do, and that even contemplating doing it in a new capacity made her feel ill.
This is new territory for her. She knows that self-care is a must, and she knows that sharing what she’s learned about self-care is something she wants to share with others. And she knows herself enough to know that if she gives herself enough time, that she’ll be able to intuit the right direction for herself.
She likens it to a runway. Large planes need long runways in order to pick up enough momentum to take flight. She’s getting something off the ground which is large and new and undefined. So what she’s doing is giving herself enough time to refine the dream, and a long enough runway to pick up the momentum to take flight.
We live in a physical dimension where things take time. Particularly if you are discerning and dreaming new dreams, are you giving yourself both the space and a long enough runway for them to take flight? Are you seeking support to do it?
May we pursue our paths, allowing ourselves time and seeking the right support to fly,