In early December, Alan and I spent a week in Avila Beach, CA planning content for the first quarter of 2020. It's very helpful to get away and focus on that kind of thinking.
While we were there I noticed the same apartment complex down the street that has been under construction for at least a year, maybe two. And each time we visit, it doesn’t look like much is being done. Did they run out of money? Do they not have a plan? Is it just not at the top of their to-do list? Why is it taking so long?
Some of you have had construction done on your home. You know how long it takes, how much money is involved, and what a hassle it can be.
As I stopped to really look at the build site I noticed lots of muddy soil, a hole in the ground, and cement that had been jack-hammered and stacked. What a mess!
Or…what potential! It really depends on what you focus on, doesn’t it?
Think about your own life. What inner dynamics might you be currently working on? Most of us would like to become aware of an area of needed growth and then miraculously be done with it (see image 1 below). A completed house in less than a week.
Of course, this is silly. Just as in construction, when we are seeking growth and healing, we might have to tear some things down first. We might have to dig some holes. We might have to use a jackhammer to break up some concrete (hard-heartedness) and stack it against the wall. (see images 2, 3, 4 below)
And just like physical construction it can take longer and cost more than you ever thought.
Holding a vision of what is to come can help carry you through. It is always worth it in the end to do the hard inner work of maturing and healing. You may just end up with a home that is more suitable for you to live in.
So, the question for the new year is this: Are you willing to allow as much time and effort as it takes for the healing and growth you desire? It may take longer than you want. And it is likely to get messier before it gets better. But your true self will thank you for taking the time to uncover more of the mansion that you are.
For the month of January, I encourage you to follow me on Instagram (@gemfadling). I’m going to walk you through the Process for Transformation that is introduced in our new book, What Does Your Soul Love?
Watch my IG feed and IGTV videos for a process that you can keep in your pocket throughout 2020.
Blessings to you! And Happy New Year!