Trust Yourself

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Oh, let me tell you the irony is not wasted upon me right now. I will share here with you why. You might even be experiencing something similar yourself right now too?

I am ready for a new chapter in my life where I am choosing to seek out new adventures, explore new directions and deepen into my passions.

Everything felt so easy and dare I say effortless once I had made the decision. I had my Why, my What and the How.

And then it happened. Yes; ‘Nothing’ is what happened.

It seemed that inaction had arrived in several different guises. Why is it when we are ready it can also be the time when we stop?

It feels like the ink in my well has dried up. My creative self has got up and left the building. My photographs and writing both seemingly choose right now to remain in winter hibernation.

And there in itself is the insight.

We are still in the season of winter. The season which offers a time to slow down, rest and be reflective. A gestation time for our creative ideas and intentions sown.

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As winter weaves its own energy, once again I am reminded of the restoration and rejuvenation that winter can provide. Therefore, I ask; why am I placing an expectation upon myself to create right now? How about embracing this pause as opposed to forcing against it?

That is not to say that things are not happening behind the scenes. It is a time of transition. Imbolc was the winter midway point, the light is returning and the cycle of nature is turning once again.

I recognise that winter has been preparing me to fall back into the arms of spring. Where just like nature, my creativity will be returning and coming alive once again.

Therefore, I honour the cycle of the season and I am trusting in the process of nature. More importantly, I am trusting in myself to know and feel that I am exactly where I am meant to be right now, rather than where I think I have to be.

If you are finding yourself trying to rush, push or force something to happen what would happen if you accepted that where you are right now is similar to the season and pace of winter? How different might that be for you?

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In love

Deborah