The Catharsis of Movement

Even the Slow Movement implies movement of some kind. It may not boogie at the pace to which you are accustomed, but then again, that’s the whole point. Slow requires reflection, thought and deliberate choices.

What better movement can you have than the actual process of moving itself?

Admittedly, moving is considered one of the top ten most stressful life events a person can experience. And yet there is so much potential in moving house.

It allows you to take inventory of everything you have experienced up to now. Dismantling my office, for instance, took months. I tossed out old book proposals, papers, books and even some of my children’s artwork. I reached pain points I never thought possible, all in the name of clearing the path for something new. I bid adieu to dreams unlived, ideas that died on the vine and projects that never lifted off the ground.

Nevertheless, it was amazing how cathartic it was to get rid of the old to make room for something yet to come. It takes a measure of trust that the choices you make are the right ones.

That’s where things get exciting. Because even as you part with the familiar, you have yet to embrace the energy that is waiting for you in the wings.

That energy comes in different forms. Sometimes it comes in so-called chance meetings. Your palette is clear, without baggage, as you embark on an explorative journey. Your surroundings respond to your clarity, as if you are somehow reborn and they recognize your newness. Angelic guides lead you to the right place at the right time to meet the right people.

Moving is like taking a soul bath ~ you wash away the detritus of your past. Your tabula rasa existence rings clear as a bell. You are free to create anything you want from this moment forward.

That’s a wondrous prospect. How often do we actually get to experience that level of possibility?

Not often is my guess.

It may be stressful to make that kind of change, even a positive one, but I will tell you people, is it ever worth it!

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