There is a lot of change going on in my life right now–my new book is about to be released, new work is unfolding every day, a move to a different city in the coming months (which means selling our home and finding a new one) looming the largest. Yet none of those changes would be happening if there wasn’t huge transformation going on inside, both for me and and for my partner. We just keep riding the wave. Sometimes it’s fun, sometimes it’s unsettling. I’m getting great opportunities to practice everything that I teach and write about!
In the last week we have stepped fully into the gap, that place of complete unknowing. My partner has accepted a job offer in Boston, so that is a known factor–he will begin that new job in September. But that’s about all we know. When I say we have stepped into the gap, I mean that we have put our house on the market and know that we will soon leave this beautiful home of ours. And we trust that the perfect next home will appear in the greater Boston area, and we will be able to buy it. And that’s all we have right now. Trust.
The wave of potential that is driving this move has been gaining momentum for a while now, and it got to be huge and powerful a couple of months ago. It definitely has a life of its own now, and we continue to choose to just ride it. But all of the details–where we will live, when we will move, from where to buy plane tickets for my summer travel, just to mention a few things–are completely unknown.
At some point, this moment arrives in any transformational process. There comes a time when you have to let go of what you have known even though where you are going is still not clear. It’s just part of the deal. Is it easy? Not necessarily. Does it have to be difficult? Not unless you make it so. This is what we are learning all over again. We’ve been here before. We’ll no doubt be here again since we seem to live on the transformation wave. We choose for it to be easy.
Living on the transformation wave is what keeps us so alive and our lives so inspiring and wonderful. We both love what we do and continue to live into our ever-emerging potential because we can’t not do it. It’s just who we are. And if you are reading this, chances are it is who you are, too.
And so it is with life in the gap. There will always be gaps in our lives–places where we just don’t know what is going to happen or how it is going to unfold. Yet if we keep listening to the potential and following the energy that is unfolding, chances are we are going to reach the other side of the gap and find the next chapter of our lives waiting to begin.