The journey through a dark canyon is always stoked with uncertainty.
We don’t always know what’s on the other side. And we can’t pretend it’s not there when we’re in it. We need to keep putting one foot in front of the other to move forward and bring in the new.
We know in our hearts that something new always comes. But this time of upheaval may be traumatic for many.
The arbitrariness in the way the lines have been drawn, restriction that feels punitive and tests our patience, personal and professional loss. Isolation, separation, neglect, uncertainty, fear of falling between the cracks.
We can’t underestimate the conscious and unconscious effects. For those who are able, this is the time to step up and contribute from our hearts. Even when we are concurrently experiencing loss or trauma of our own.
The world needs our love, talent and service, to bring in something new.
I’ve found that my way through my challenging “canyons” is a balance between giving support and allowing yourself to receive it.
📷 Sun Rising Over Dark Canyon, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, April, 2006
Have a wonderful week, taking care of yourself and those you love.