Melinda Schmidt – episode 373
Melinda Schmidt joins me again for another podcast about shifting and how we can feel good about the shifts that come into our lives.
Shifting can come through:
- An awakening to creativity
- Learning hard stuff, emotional pain, family systems pain
- Our faith expanding through paths of mystery and doubts
- Health, confinement can mean new points of view on life
Brene Brown Quotes
People may call what happens at midlife a “crisis,” but it’s not. It’s an unraveling–a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live, not the one you’re ”supposed” to live. The unraveling is a time when you are challenged by the universe to let go of who you think you are supposed to be and to embrace who you are.
Midlife is certainly one of the great unraveling journeys, but there are others that happen to us over the course of our lives:
becoming a parent
an empty nest
experiencing loss or trauma
working in a soul-sucking job
The universe is not short on wake-up calls. We’re just quick to hit the snooze button.
• Creativity embeds knowledge so that it can become practice. We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands. We are born makers, and creativity is the ultimate act of integration—it is how we fold our experiences into our being.
(Brené Brown, Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution.) (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24473885-rising-strong)
Joyce Rupp Prayer:
December 20 in her book Anchors for the Soul
Pebbles of Truth
For many years in my journey of life
I have searched for a deeper meaning,
One that gives purpose and direction.
I have learned that in every experience
And in each person who comes my way,
In theologies, philosophies, psychologies,
And in every form of spirituality and prayer,
I find another pebble of truth on the path.
All lead me to discover who I am and why:
To enter into the fullness of union with you.
Today: I watch for “pebbles” to lead me into fuller union.