There will be days when you are in your stride, your inspiration is high and everything is flowing effortlessly and unfolding steadily like a river.
Then there will be days when it feels like the path has dropped away and a fuzzy grey light has replaced what was once a clear view to the horizon, and no matter how hard you dig and scavenge, recalibrate your internal GPS and search, the path seems lost and you just cannot find what was once so clearly set out before you.
There may also be days when the path ahead of you is so steep and winding and relentless that you don’t think you can go on, and you can’t remember what you were climbing towards or why.
When those days come, don’t panic and definitely don’t give up. It doesn’t mean anything is wrong and it doesn’t automatically mean that you have lost your way.
You may hear a voice that tells you it is all too hard, that you should go back down the mountain to the old straight path that you once knew like the back of your hand, where it will be safer and easier and you won’t have days like this, where you have no idea where you are going or if you’ll ever make it.
When you hear that voice and it tells you to give in, don’t berate it but don’t believe it either. Simply wrap your arms lovingly around the one who is scared and doubts and let her know that she is heard and that she’s okay.
You are simply passing through the dark forest of confusion. Darkness often comes before any great illumination. Take what steps you can and take some time to rest and give yourself your best self-care.
With love and courage,