Metamorphosis – Breaking Through Blocks


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!


6 replies
  1. Debbie says:

    My dearest friend Karen, I connect with your uncertainty and pain. I know first hand what it feels like to be pushed out of a home you love. I can only advise you when the timing is right you will know. You are in the journey already …trust my darling xo.

    • Karen Armstrong says:

      Hi Debbie – yes you do know the process. I do trust things will eventually work out…it is hard to see the volume of development to our little community all at once and to hear the noise every day. We have loved our property so very much so we’ll see what unfolds. I really appreciate your response.
      Love Karen

  2. Marianna says:

    Hi there Karen,
    Yes I understand your dilemma, but as you know I have experienced this in a certain way as well. I tried to force myself to go in a different direction what my life was concerned to have a change of living quarters as you know. I had to let it go and give myself time until I got a sign and suddenly everything started falling into place. Sandy Cove has been always in my mind to get a place there. When I found out how much houses were going for in my neighborhood slowly I little voice in my head started to whisper to me. Than I talked to an Angel (you) and you introduced me to Debby and within 3 days I had my new house and within a week my house was sold for an amazing price. I am set for life as they say.
    I feel forcing the issue is not helping, praying, meditating and allowing to give it time will steer you and your family in the right direction. As I did I listen too my inner voice and voila next month I will be moving in my new place at SAndy cove. I am sure that if you trust the process things will start to move for you and your loved ones, you will get the right answer to find your way. Trust and pray brings you on your way and of course being patient will help as well.
    I am so grateful for the person you are in my life, I hope I can pay it forward and be there for you as you are for me.
    Warmly, hugs, Marianna.

  3. Joanne Burgess says:

    Sigh, I know the feeling exactly as you well know. I had longed all my life to live in the country. Having the kids grown and off on their own and a husband on board with my dream were a big part of the equation. It took me 2 years to find just the right place to call home. I feel blessed every single day that I get to live here.

    I am always reminded of this line in the famous poem Desiderata … “And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” And so it will be for you too I am sure my dear friend. Hold tight your dreams and continue to listen. This too will come to pass for you. Always there for you. x0


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