“Human presence is a creative and turbulent sacrament, a visible sign of invisible grace”. John O'Donohue

Monday, 4 March 2013

The Wisdom of Kangaroos

I am bursting with creative ideas right now. Along with the awakening seeds of Spring, this is my time for germination. However - to carry on with the metaphor - I have rising sap, but I am not quite ready to burst into leaf.

I have let some stuff go of late - as I mentioned in my post remover of obstacles. I have let go of some work, some connections, some involvements. In all cases, the process of letting go was not easy, but the final cutting of ties was remarkably straightforward. Probably because in body, heart and mind, I  knew that letting go was the right thing to do. My practice of late has also been about letting go of the tendency to over-analyse, to practice mindfulness, and to be guided by what I know and feel to be right. The Remembrance - a Sufi practice to connect with the heart -  has been hugely helpful in relation to my work.

So I have let go and into that energetic space have leaped so many possibilities that I could easily become overwhelmed. I am feeling the buzz and aliveness that comes from this burst of creativity, but right now this is accompanied by a strange form of inertia laced with frustration. Like I have some kind of holding-pen of ideas that are not yet ready to be released. 

I am reminded of Kangaroos...

... Go with it, I haven't quite lost the plot.

Kangaroos (except Western Greys) exhibit a phenomenon called embryonic diapause, where an embryo is held in a sort of arrested development in the uterus to be recommenced once the previous Joey has left the pouch.

How amazing is that?

There is something to be said for trusting the natural rhythms. Mother nature has it pretty much sorted. The seasonal energies of emerging spring can be quite potent but I know I need to trust that when, and if, these ideas are ready to emerge as fully fledged projects, then the energy, space and resources will also emerge.

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