100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 70- The Wisdom of Contracting Before You Expand

Wisdom Day 70

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“Sometimes our lives contract before they expand. We may be working hard on ourselves spiritually, doing good in the world, following our dreams, and wondering why we are still facing constrictions of all kinds—financial, emotional, physical. Perhaps we even feel as if we’ve lost our spirituality and are stuck in a dark room with no windows. We may be confused and discouraged by what appears to be a lack of progress. But sometimes this is the way things work. Like a caterpillar that confines itself to a tiny cocoon before it grows wings and flies, we are experiencing the darkness before the dawn.”

Madisyn Taylor, DailyOm.com

womanonadockThe old adage it’s always darkest before the dawn is as true for daybreak as it is for the moments before we experience the miracle we’ve been hoping and praying for. Madisyn’s message is particularly poignant and profound as so many are “working through” and “going through” at this point in time.

Fear and uncertainty has a way of causing us to freeze and constrict, physiologically as well as emotionally and mentally. It’s a primal response, in fact (think deer in headlights). But if we can remind ourselves of the power and wisdom of surrender, we can relax enough to appreciate not only the process of transition but the promise of transformation that awaits if we allow enough room for life – in all of messy marvelousness – to unfold in the fullness of divine time.

So today, consider the wisdom in, and blessing of, contracting inward before you expand. And be sure to read the rest of Madisyn’s message. Her wise words remind us that “it is a natural part of being that our lives sometimes contract before expanding”.

[Contracting before Expanding: Going through the Opening]

Be well, patient… & WISE!

Tonya Marie


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