Yesterday, as I was packing boxes to prepare for the move back to France, I got a sense of overwhelm. They say moving is number one cause of stress, I believe it. And a friend sent me a message saying “there is always more than we think and not enough boxes”. Anyway, it was not the packing that overwhelmed me, I like packing stuff, it was the big unknown.
Many questions were popping into my mind about the future of work, the impact of the move, what would change, will I be successful, can I try new activities? Etc. etc. That is far from being an exhaustive list. Seeing myself going round in circles in my head and working myself up. I stopped everything and got my journal out.
I started writing all these questions down, thinking if they are written, maybe then I can find answers to each one in a rational way.
But something else happened. Instead of trying to answer the questions, I naturally took a meta perspectives on my questions and saw a pattern in my line of questioning, I could read on the paper the fear I had in certain areas of my life, and something shifted. The mere acknowledgement of fear allowed me to move on and change to a different mindset somehow. And I heard in my mind (which I also wrote down on paper): “Let’s focus on what I want to create and not what I don’t know”.
So on the next page of my notebook, I started writing what I wished to create, and it came so easily. It gave me such a boost of love and light about myself and my life, that I just ended that page with a “thank you” and a heart ❤.
My introspection prompt for you is hence:
As a bonus, I’d like to share my latest art project, representing the feminine energies in my life. For more on my “art” side follow me on FB and instagram under Amelie Grace Akatetsu.