It is referred to as the liminal space. The space between where we were and where we will be. Sacred, full of potential and possibility. So obscure and nebulous only the most sensitive appreciation of this space allows entry. We are there in the moments before we drift off to sleep and when we awaken in the morning. We are there in moments when the old falls away and we cross the threshold into the sacred unknown waiting for us.
Richard Rohr describes this space as:
…where we are betwixt and between the familiar and the completely unknown. There alone is our old world left behind, while we are not yet sure of the new existence. That’s a good space where genuine newness can begin. Get there often and stay as long as you can by whatever means possible…This is the sacred space where the old world is able to fall apart, and a bigger world is revealed.
I know this space well. I know the contours and colors of a room that is so open and elusive anything can grow and nothing of the old remains. Weaving threads of creativity, healing and growth form the blanket of becoming.
This truth is my life’s work. This truth brings peace.
As you let go into sleep tonight allow the space to hold you and open places in your heart and soul that breathe you onward. When you awaken in the morning bless the space of freedom and openness that lays within you and bring that peace to your day.
“……..threshing…is to separate the grain from the husk. So the threshold, in a way, is a place where you move into more critical and challenging and worthy fullness. There are huge thresholds in every life…
Suddenly everything that seems so important before is all gone and now you are thinking of this. So the given world that we think is there and the solid ground we are on is so tentative. And a threshold is a line which separates two territories of spirit, and very often how we cross is the key thing…”
— poet John O’Donohue