Encouragement, Life Transitions

Liminal Space: Are You Experiencing Living In The In-Between?

Liminal Space: Are You Experiencing Living In The In Between?

The term “limen” comes from the Latin for threshold, it is literally the threshold separating one space from another. According to Merriam-Webster, it is defined as, relating to, or being an intermediate state, phase, or condition.

Other Helpful Definitions

  • Relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.
  • Psychological Terminology– Being in the liminal space means you’re in between life phases.

Right now, you may be experiencing a minor or major life transition. You may feel like you are on the threshold of your new beginning, yet, feel like you’re in pending status. This life phase can be very frustrating and unsettling, especially when you are conscientious about what you want in life. You have been intentional in all of your efforts and taking necessary actions. Yet, the feeling of stagnation, with no movement happening and wanting to move forward. It seems like all of your hard work and efforts are in vain. Which indicates you are currently experiencing living in the in-between phase. You are in transit, a literal transition, leaving the old person and transforming into the NEW person you are becoming or leaving an old place and entering a NEW place. Overall you are embarking on a NEW life journey. 

Your liminal space is preparation for your NEW, during this chrysalis phase. Unbeknownst to you, during this phase, you are undergoing a series of changes, and developments in this seemingly motionless state.  Maybe, you have overlooked an important step, which could have been the missing piece(s) to move you forward, or this life phase is a growth opportunity to increase your faith muscles. Or simply a learning lesson on how to live in the surrender. Sometimes, we want to rush the process and want things to happen on our timeline. When it doesn’t happen due to setbacks, obstacles or it’s simply not time. Instead of continuing to push ahead, slow down and be still to reflect on this in-between phase.  

During this time, it is important to be flexible and to be gracious with yourself. Remain optimistic about the forward movement that’s happening in your life. If you catch yourself getting impatient or restless, this is an opportunity to cultivate and practice inner peace. You are leaving the old and entering your NEW.  You will reach your destination and experience your desired outcomes. Your liminal space is a friendly reminder that you are on the cusp of a breakthrough. Get ready to step into your new beginnings and continue to TRUST THE PROCESS.

Food For Thought:

1) What are you learning about yourself during this phase of life?

2) What thoughts and/or feelings are you experiencing during this phase (being in a state of inertia)?

3) How can you reframe being in your liminal space and embrace the uncertainties in your life?

“He has made everything beautiful in its time…” Ecclesiastes 3:11

Stay tuned for part two (2) of this Liminal Space series…

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Trans butter

“Life is a process of growing, outgrowing, and growing some more… In order to live fully, we are required to grow into our divine potential by outgrowing our thoughts of limitation”

~ Iyanla Vanzant (Book: One Day My Soul Just Opened Up)

Aloha Everyone!

I have been M.I.A from FB and my blog site for a few weeks.  I’ve been experiencing some inner transformation/ shifts and needed to take a “time out” to unplug to process these experiences.  I must say that I’m understanding being a love/life coaching more clearly and seeing the TRUE VALUE of the work that I do.  I’ve been having more clarity, understanding, and “aha” moments.  I’m coming to the realization that since the beginning of this year (2014) till the present, it seems like everything situation has been Divinely orchestrated ( in disguise).  Reflecting about earlier this year, I may have been “creating” my experiences by default (somewhat), but, as this year is coming to a close, I have become more aware of what is going on “in” me & around me.  I guess what I’m trying to say… that I am becoming more aware, not living by default or passively, and I am living more intentionally by growing in self-love.   I notice that I’m not as resistant, and more “go with the flow” in the sudden life changes or facing my love shadow.  These experiences or “aha” moments are stimulating my personal, spiritual growth, and I am loving it!

I embrace all these experiences and enjoying the process, even when it does not feel good at times. The uneasiness is just an indication that I’m growing.  I do feel that these outer and inner changes are just preparing me more for my work as a LOVE coach.  Lately, so many ideas and opportunities have presented itself to me.  I feel like 2015 is my “launch” or “kick off” year in every facet in my life. Though, some of the things that I hoped this year didn’t come into fruition, yet.  I know that I’m in preparation for the AMAZING things that are coming my way; and to make sure that I’m ready to RECEIVE ALL the good things that are in store.

Thank you for reading my thoughts out loud.  I felt compelled to share my current self-reflection. I hope this encourages or inspire someone in anyway. Whatever, you may be currently experiencing, just remember to trust the process. Be Encouraged!  🙂

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