Who Are You Becoming?

The past year has changed most of us on both visible and invisible ways.

For many, the people and things we most value, have come into sharper focus while we let go of people and ways of being that no longer nourish or serve us.

I know for me, and several of my friends, we are asking ourselves:

“Who am I now?”

Last year my friend Chip Conley taught me a new word, liminal, which is appropriate for these times.

With its origin in Latin, “liminal” literally means “on the threshold.”

Certainly, we are all on the threshold of a new life.

Liminal spaces are described as transformative and/or transitional.

spaces where we feel we are on the “verge of something.”

And being in liminal space is often unsettling, uncomfortable, and disorienting.

I have felt all of these things as I ponder “who am I now.”

Just as a caterpillar spins itself a silky chrysalis before radically transforming and eventually emerging as a butterfly, we too are now giving up an old identity as we spin into our new becoming.

Here are the questions I’m currently asking myself:

Who was I?

Who am I now?

Who do I want to become?

Wishing you love, laughter and magical kisses,

Arielle

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