For those of you wondering where my blogs have been, I must confess, I have been cocooning. According to Frederic M. Hudson, author of The Adult Years, there are many times in life when we are called inward to transform old thoughts and beliefs into new capabilities. The process, which may take weeks or months, helps us to align more fully with our truth and focus more clearly on what is important.
While in our cocoons, we can attend to life. I still see clients, make dinner for my adult children when they stop by and have attended a funeral, a wedding, and a birthday party. But along with this, I am aware of my extended need for solitude and extra sleep to help nurture the internal forces that are melting away the old and bringing forth the new.
Once out of the cocoon, according to Hudson, one goes into a stage of learning and preparation followed by a time of immense productivity. I look forward to both. But for now, I will remain in my softshell wishing you all a very happy holiday season with the promise that I will return with more insights and inspiration in the new year.