Sunday, 24 August 2014

Sabbatical - mine!!!

Sabbatical (from Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos, from Hebrew shabbat, i.e., Sabbath, literally a "ceasing") is a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year. In recent times, "sabbatical" has come to mean any extended absence in the career of an individual in order to achieve something. In the modern sense, one takes sabbatical typically to fulfill some goal, e.g., writing a book or traveling extensively for research.

So, seems I have been on a sabbatical. When I look at how many posts I have written for this year, I am shocked and mortified. Not only at how little I have achieved in terms of the blog, but also at how fast this year has slipped by. I began full time work in the 'regular world' in October 2013 and 'my world' suddenly took a back seat (prior to this the work was only part time as needed, so I could easily run between the two). Shock and confusion have reigned supreme in this brain as I have tried to comprehend and make sense of it all. Going from being someone who has had total control of their world, to being someone working in a type of place I had never worked before (or ever imagined I would work for that matter) has been rather confronting. I just couldn't get my head around the whole concept and on numerous occasions have spat the dummy big time, questioning the sense of the powers that be who randomly throw this stuff at us. I couldn't for the life of me figure what was behind their thinking!! Nor would they provide the answers I wanted until they were good and ready. Thankfully, the old 'go with the flow' thing stayed just on my periphery and the bigger picture has slowly begun to reveal itself.

"If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on." Sheryl Sandberg 

This year has been all about change. The shift is here big time and we need to 'get with it' or it will slam us into a brick wall harder than we have ever been slammed before. All the outmoded and useless layers are being peeled away on every level. Yesterday I walked into my room and dragged everything from my wardrobe and drawers, then proceeded to throw half the contents away!! Packed it all straight into boxes ready to be delivered to Goodwill tomorrow. Use it or lose it! There is a burning desire to go through the entire house at the moment, a room at a time, to totally declutter and re-invent. As above, so below - this is what is happening to us. We are being reworked, pushed into becoming all that we can be. So I have stepped up..........and taken my seat. The Sabbatical is over!

I have found Kathy Biehl's astrology site invaluable whilst trying to surf my way through this change. She covers absolutely everything we need to know and has words of encouragement for the dark passages that inevitably come with such huge transitions.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

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