This is a very personal post for me. I have spent much of my time on earth since my Uranus opposition at the age of 41 crafting a new life for myself. I learned skills to help others do the same thing, and the endless refinement and clarification of my goals and wishes has been both a joy and a path of wonder. The path of Visioncrafting, as I call it, necessitates the exploration of our inner landscape in order to define the values and yearnings of the calling of the soul and from there, helps us to define what that looks like in the outer world.
In our hopefully soon to be post-COVID world we are re-creating our lives in a new shape. Many of us are aging, and the goals and wishes of our past may no longer satisfy or bring the joy and sense of purpose they once did.
As we make our way through these changes, a new depth of inner knowledge is called for. I found this passage from John O’Donohue, a favorite on this page, that speaks to this so beautifully and I hope you will enjoy it. ❤️
It’s far more creative to work with the idea of mindfulness rather than the idea of will. Too often people try to change their lives by using the will as a kind of hammer to beat their life into proper shape. The intellect identifies the goal of the program, and the will accordingly forces the life into that shape. This way of approaching the sacredness of one’s own presence is externalist and violent. It brings you falsely outside yourself and you can spend years lost in the wildernesses of your own mechanical, spiritual programs. You can perish in a famine of your own making.
If you work with a different rhythm, you will come easily and naturally home to yourself. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more importantly, it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.