A critical moment is the container which houses transformation and growth. A critical moment is stockpiled with tension and courage. A critical moment also has the element of being taken to our edge. A critical moment is in essence the place where we experience expansion.
As I think of critical moments in my life, these have been the moments where I have tapped into the energy of the Universe and said YES! These are the moments when it would've been much easier to sit out instead of engaging with life. Critical moments are intended to be tense and uncomfortable, but these are the moments that grow our spirits and stretch our spirits towards vulnerability.
Close your eyes and perhaps think back to a recent critical moment in your life. As you reflect on your experience begin to notice yourself totally absorbed in the situation. As you watch yourself engaging can you see that you were given a choice to either expand or contract? We always have the choice to wade in the waters of familiar terrain or swim into the unknown with an element of excitement. Watch yourself with compassionate eyes, and as you view yourself, tune into your inner dialogue. Are you replaying old tapes of how you can't, and why you shouldn't, or perhaps maybe you notice yourself in a state of excitement about this moment. Can you be exactly where you are in an honest way? No sugar coating, no BS- simply a stance of integrity for the realness of this situation. And finally in the midst of this critical moment, can you maintain tension as you explore what it would feel like to be courageous? What would courage have you do in this moment? As you lean into your fears you begin to befriend the critical moment at hand.
This work my friends is life changing and life giving! May you lean into the critical moments of your life armed with courage and humility. This very well could be your emergence from the cocoon of sleep into the vast realm of awareness!
May You Sweetly Seek:)