Ah, the cusp…
...when you know you’re tired of the old way, but haven’t yet gotten into the groove of the new.
...when things feel uncertain or unknown, but you know something is shifting.
...when you’re ready to break free but still not fully there.
I sense you’re on a cusp. Are you?
I know I am and so many of my clients and friends have been expressing similar sentiments.
The time of year is partly to blame -
As we anticipate Spring blossoming, there’s an underlying impatience for winter to fully melt away so the new growth can hatch….
How do you wait without going crazy?
Think of having a palette cleanser for your cusp.
Just like people at fancy restaurants eat sorbet from tiny spoons between courses to cleanse the palate, and artists must wash away old paint to make room for fresh colors on their palette -
- you, too, must find a way to clear out the old before letting in the new.
When life feels uncertain and when transition is in full flux, sometimes clearing the slate is the only thing you can actually do to feel proactive.
It might not be with sorbet or soap, but here are a few ideas that have been working for me that I think you’ll appreciate.
3 things to do on the cusp of change
1. Create and conduct a ritual.
...to energetically clear out the things you no longer want, and call in the things you do. Contrary to pop-cultural belief, rituals do not require black lipstick and dramatic eye gazes, ala the 1996 film The Craft.
Rituals can be something that you customize to your own liking. They can be done solo or with other people. They can include candles and sage, or not. The main idea is that it grounds in a specific intention for you. You could write down all the stuff you’re ready to let go of, then rip up the paper and burn it or flush it down the toilet. Sounds simple, but the physical act of doing something like that really makes it real and sends out the energy that you are ready to let go.
If you’re interested in delving in more to ritual, here are a couple of books that have helped me in creating really awesome and effective ones over the years:
2. Clean out your physical space.
Sort through old cabinets and closets and clear out the things that you no longer use or want. Give them away or sell them. Wash the floor. Wash your Brita pitcher. (Seriously, when was the last time you actually thoroughly cleaned either?) Do those things you normally don’t get around to doing and I bet you’ll be amazed at how much lighter you feel.
3. Clean out your internal space.
Is the chai latte and nightly glass of wine really necessary all the time? Are you shoveling in sweets and quick snacks instead of truly nourishing yourself?
We can often turn to sugar, alcohol, or other substances to get us through whirlwinds in our lives. I’ve been there, and a couple of weeks ago realized what was happening and I felt ready to cut out the crap. I created my own meal prep and eating plan that basically helped me cut out the extra sugar and processed foods from my diet in a really healthy way. And wow it’s been huge! I feel like a garden that’s been weeded and fertilized: I’m sleeping better, am more energized throughout the day, and am way more creative and productive.
I know it’s not always easy to do this alone, so if you’re craving support in cleansing your physical body, email me. I will be sharing this food program with a select group of beta users this month, and you could be one of them!
And that my friends, is how I’ve been taking care of myself on the cusp of change. I hope it inspires you to take action for yourself.
So... I’d love to hear what’s up for you -
Feel free to comment below and share more about what you’re ready to cleanse from your life, and how you’re going about it.
I also have a special new dance offering coming to you next week, so stay tuned for that in the meantime.
on the edge of glory with you, → (yep, that’s a Lady Gaga reference)