I’ve been mulling over the slingshot image for a few days now.
I have been recognizing a darkness and a certain kind of fatigue in the air of late.
In many in my circle.
Certainly in me.
I feel like I am being pulled backward, downwards– just when I thought I had it all figured out and knew what the plan was.
…the clarity of what’s to come is just beyond our reach… – The Power Path
Being pulled back into revisiting so many triggers from the past.
Strangely reconnecting with so many people from way back.
Weighed down by the same old fears…
The bills are piling up, but no money is coming in. Or maybe your baby left you, walked right out. Perhaps you’ve made an epic mistake, with disastrous and irrevocable consequences. You can barely breathe, suffocated by the unwieldy weight of your own broken heart.
You frantically scan the landscape, looking for clues or any kind of lifeline. But the vista is barren. You’re shredded into a million bewildering pieces. You’re hanging on for sweet life. Or maybe you don’t know what you’re hanging on to anymore, or if you even can.
This is survival mode. And it will be okay. – Rebelle Society
Realizing though that all this pulling back to the past–
all this imagery and memory-
is about reviewing
to be able to say
alright, that’s not serving me anymore. Though it was HEARTFELT and AMAZING, DRAINING and DEEP- I am ready to unravel myself from it.
To suture up. To prepare for next launch.
I am pulled taut.
Another life is set.
Is this limbo? Or anticipation?
This is the time for complete surrender.
Time to shoot past the past the past… SLINGSHOT!
Whenever I feel overwhelmed or out of balance I turn to my version of The Slingshot Principle. It’s simply a reminder that in order to fly forward, often we need to first pull back. Just like a slingshot, the real power and velocity comes from being stretched and pulled… but in a backwards motion.
It’s that backwards motion that is the hardest direction for us to go but vitally important if we are to create momentum, speed and forward progress. – Daniel Decker, The Slingshot Principle