There are times in life you may feel called to pause, in whatever area, for whatever period, for reasons known or otherwise.
That pause can gift so much. It be akin to receiving oxygen from your soul; a time of in-between that can serve for processing/healing/renewing/integrating/reflecting/ transforming/intuiting/spiritually connecting/being…
It can be a space between worlds, between phases/chapters/pages… it can be a space between stories.
Charles Eisenstein shares about what he calls the ‘space between stories’ in his remarkable book “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible”.
We are honoured to share an excerpt of that at the Global Love post here: www.globalloveproject.com/2017/10/between-stories
“If you are in the sacred space between stories, allow yourself to be there…. There is a kind of grace that protects us in the space between stories… You will find yourself in closer contact to something much more precious… something that no one can take and cannot be lost.” ~ Charles Eisenstein
The space between the in-breath and out-breath is an integral part of the rhythm of life. A pause of any nature can be a place of mystery, where the new can be formed to be born.
The image of the cocoon phase of metamorphosis comes to mind, where a meltdown of the old precedes the forging of something completely new. There is nothing of the caterpillar left in the butterfly.
“Possibilities that didn’t even exist in the old story lie before you, even if you have no idea how to get there.” – Charles Eisenstein
I saw Charles Eisenstein speak a few years ago in Bali. I didn’t know much about his work at the time, but certainly felt it during that talk. In the first few minutes of him connecting with the audience and sharing there was a softening in the room as hearts opened. He brought home an awareness of our inherent oneness. I can still feel the compassion, truth, justice and ‘familyness’ he radiated.
In this piece Charles shares about the value of a space between stories both individually and collectively in terms of what is going on in the world at large.
His work is an inspirational gift to the world, and an empowering antidote to the overwhelm of current times, with examples and reminders of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices can hold unprecedented transformational power.
Charles invites us to let the old Story of Separation fall away so that we can stand firmly in a new Story of Interbeing.