My friend Karma and I traded coaching sessions this afternoon in the first of many sessions to give birth to something new in our lives. Even though I do very satisfying work—particularly coaching and educational writing—it feels as though there’s another aspect of my highest purpose that I’m not yet doing. I’ve decided to seek it out instead of waiting for it to come get me. I’m going to be exploring with Karma the steps to getting there. Today’s session was about identifying how to prepare the ground and also any parts (subpersonalities) that might need some attention at this stage in the process. I can’t see into the future beyond how to prepare the ground, but I trust that steps G, H, and I will show up after I’ve taken care of A through F.
So, A through E are about attending to some things in my life that will support me in doing qigong (F) regularly, with the understanding that doing qigong regularly will support step G and beyond. I’m going to take care of those things over the next week and start doing qigong again. I can feel that it takes strong intention to change the trajectory of my daily life, but much of that trajectory is the fallout of old habits and stress, so changing it is a very good thing.
I have a process art practice, and I have a strong sense that it’s one of the key components in giving birth to this new thing in my life. It’s a way of honing my ability to be present to what’s arising, which feels like a crucial piece of the puzzle.