When we talk about life transitions we often talk about our life line, but that feels so flat and static and horizontal. Thanks to insights gained from transitions life coach Beata Rydeen, I have learned to refer to it instead as our life spiral. The spiral is an ancient symbol of growth and renewal, one which seems to be a much better representation of our lives, which are not static but keep cycling and re-cycling throughout our lifetime…more like the proverbial beanstalk.
It was perfectly smooth when I got it…until I had great fun playing with it with our grandson and it got some kinks in it. I realized that’s much like our lives…they aren’t all smooth and regular, they are riddled with twists and turns and kinks…and hopefully some fun along the way. Sometimes transitions come when we’re not ready for them but they come nevertheless and keep popping up even though we may try to keep them down.
The openings on both ends of my ‘kinky slinky’ remind us to let go of some things…hold on to others…and open ourselves to new experiences throughout our lives.
Major life transitions often also include housing transitions…if yours does, I’m here to help.