The Neutral Zone

Happy New Year!  While everyone is rejoicing, rejecting, or resolving on the ending of an era and the beginning of another, I find myself embracing “The Neutral Zone."

The Neutral Zone is the in-between time. The time of reorientation. The irregularity from the old way and the new way, the known and the unknown.

I pause to hear the whispers. Her voice comes like a fierce wind squeezing through a small opening insisting she’s here for a reason. She’s a visitor I’d rather not welcome but she shows me what needs to change.

I have been wandering among many doors for so long, determined to find the right one. Searching for the largest most alluring door to move through. Longing for answers. Ignoring the pause. Forging my way past her whispers beckoning me to close my seeking eyes and listen…

“Fear not,” she says, “this is the very place that will teach you what is true and real for you." Releasing the constraints of my thoughts, I focus on school, the plants, their teachings, their magic and the medicine they share.  They teach me there is wisdom in this place. The place where the power of choice and the flame of nonconformity commune and conspire to show me the right door.

And so for now, I can finally relax into the void, the pause, the out-breath and the in-breath. I find peace and patience, allowing my creativity to oodle, preparing me for an emergence in new and exciting ways, but for now, I will not resolve, reject or rejoice. I will rest in the sublimity of peace in the neutral zone…

~ May we all find peace in “The Neutral Zone” ~