The proverbial hamster wheel.
in a car.
going too fast.
Can’t slow down.
Hurtling off into the abyss.
Just a dream.
Don’t go back.
I wrote Stuck about six weeks before the dream. I was feeling stuck and trying to define what stuck meant for me. It wasn’t until after the dream that I learned about “The Liminal Space”. As I read about it and began to understand the concept, I felt an intense glow resonating throughout my being.
Liminal comes from the Latin word for threshold or “
What the liminal space means to me
A place for deep emotions to surface.
I realized that I’m not stuck! I’m on the threshold of something new. The last chapter of my life has closed and I am on that blank page before the next one starts. When I hurtled into the abyss in my dream, I was dreaming about liminal space! My past life is behind me and my future awaits.
There is still a feeling of tension, but it is less panicky. I am moving forward. That doesn’t make the liminal space any easier. It’s a hard place to be. It’s like being at an airport, leaving behind everything you knew, and not knowing where you are going. When I started this post, I was wondering around the airport aimlessly, worried that I would miss my flight. But now I know that I am just waiting until I run across the correct flight. As long as I stay open and try out possibilities, I will find my flight. And when I land, I will be in another airport, another liminal space. In the meantime, I’ll grab a drink and bite to eat, maybe talk to the bartender or my fellow travelers.