A poem by Danna Faulds – Metamorphosis
“Called beyond the confines of this chrysalis by a force I cannot see or name, I am compelled by pain and something bigger than myself to leave the protection of all that I have known.
There is struggle, doubt, an awkward setting forth. Finally I break free of the cocoon and find myself surrounded by air and light.
I dare to act, still not knowing what I am; instinct, or maybe faith bids me move forward, make the leap, explore this mystery of change and flight.
I find myself with wings that dwarf my former world. Unfurled, they dry quickly in the sun. I, who expected to spend my days crawling, now teach myself to soar.
Such a rush of wind and freedom – that first flight teaches me more that I had learned in a lifetime of crawling.”
This year has brought a sense of angst within me. Our family is getting ready to shift to the next stage and I have been unable to make any definite plans with respect to timing. Let me explain. Our youngest returned from 5 years at university in May which means there are now 5 adults living in our modest sized home.
We had always planned to renovate our home and transform it into our ideal vision. One that would enhance the incredible property setting we have with our spectacular view. We began to draft layouts last year and allow our minds to dream of all the wishes we have accumulated over the years.
It all sounds good so far but here is the clincher. Development has come to our neighbourhood as it seems to be everywhere around the outskirts of the GTA. We came to this spot to be away from development, to have the direct connection to nature and private living space. A new subdivision is in the works right across the road in our full view.
The question becomes – do we stay or do we leave and find a new property to create our dream home?
This simple question has brought up a multitude of other questions, differing opinions, possibilities and emotional exploration. I have been guided to be patient… to watch, listen and gather information.
All I want to do is be in action… I feel like I have been waiting our whole married life to renovate our home and I am sick of waiting. BIG SIGH!
I am in the chrysalis – creating, manifesting, and waiting for divine timing to light the way into my next chapter. It is so. This is life, rich with potential and learning every step of the way. So I am settling into this manifesting space moving between full acceptance and anxiousness to burst forth.
As I do this, I am aware that it impacts those around me. I am thankful for the conversation, support and yes even the button pushing that has been alive and very present. Thank you to my family, friends and professional colleagues who are supporting my path. I am forever grateful to walk this with you.
Have you been feeling pulled? How do you handle your inner nudging?
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To our unfolding Metamorphosis!