Monday, July 30, 2007

DONT AVOID THE VOID



"When we feel stuck, going nowhere -- even starting to slip backward -- we may actually be backing up to get a running start."


To change, we must go through a transition zone. It's not easy being in transition. Our thoughts and emotions are in flux. This can create a sense of groundlessness, of being in a void that can be quite uncomfortable.

When we’re in THE void, our first impulse will be to revert to old patterns because thats what feels most comfortable. But our goal is to HANG ON until the change is complete. Knowing that TRANSITIONS are part of the "change process", helps gain the courage needed to put up with the discomfort, the uneasiness, the void.

Change requires a letting go of what we’ve always known and done to allow in something new. We need to trust GOD and ourselves to unfold a new reality for us................

47 Comments:

Blogger holmessellshomes said...

Star, Did you come with that all by yourself? That was very well said and thought out. The void is definetly uncomfortable

5:30 PM  
Blogger starlet said...

Hey Tina!
:)
Well.... it stemmed from many convos with my cool mom, which was the intoduction to the inspiration I felt after reading a small piece of literature, and then brought to life on my blog when I realized I couldn't contain it anymore!!

I always like seeing "holmessellshomes" on my blog.... it makes me smile on anyday ending in "Y"!!!!
LOVE YOU!! and YES, the void is uncomfortable no matter what it may be!

12:04 AM  
Blogger jessiegurl79 said...

Star... VERY good post!! So true, so true!!

6:36 AM  
Blogger Allie_Marie said...

EXCELLENT! so nicely put, and I can testify to that. That feelign has made some changes in my life. Gives you butterflies thinking about it. Only someone who feels it can explain it so well, both the void and the changes. Very thoughful and thought provoking.

Alicia

6:47 AM  
Blogger Jerm Gladue said...

nice post, now i gotta sleep

12:02 PM  
Blogger de Leeuw said...

be near oh god be near
cant explain how much i needed to read that today..
cheers
brother in christ
-jason deli-u

6:55 PM  
Blogger starlet said...

Well its 1:15AM and I just got back from coffee with my mom and still we continue to talk about this void thingy!! A new addition though....... once you come to the realization that there is a void somewhere in your life, FILL THAT BABY UP!!
.GO GONERS IN GOD. take a course. plant a garden. learn a new language. take tap dance. feed the ducks. color code your closet. make a new friend. volunteer. make homemade pasta noodles. write a poem. put on your rain boots and stomp up a storm..... knowing your gonna weather the storm!!

(excuse me while I talk to myself here)
: )

12:47 AM  
Blogger Jerm Gladue said...

the only void I have in my life is my parents and lance ( who always seems to work on church days and gets bummed out )

1:27 AM  
Blogger J.Elle said...

More to your list...
read a book. travel. explore. paint. take pottery classes. learn to play an instrument.

I love love love your post!

7:09 AM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

fix ur phone

9:44 AM  
Blogger Nic Norris said...

hey FAN.......

maybe you can be a chuck again but...........i cant say

1:04 PM  
Blogger MissionsAngel said...

AWESOME! Couldn't of said it better myself! Star-Keep it up-you have some good reads!

4:32 PM  
Blogger starlet said...

I love everybody!!
Nic.....If I bake you cookies can I be a chuckhead again?

6:11 PM  
Blogger Jerm Gladue said...

ahh bribery, the last resort...

7:48 PM  
Blogger Nic Norris said...

FAN...

7:50 AM  
Blogger Jerm Gladue said...

btw are those beeds?

11:35 AM  
Blogger merbear said...

You mean those little dotts that are in the black picture?

1:20 PM  
Blogger Jerm Gladue said...

they look like beeds...

11:47 PM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

new post please

2:40 PM  
Blogger Jerm Gladue said...

i cant believe im gonna say this but mark makes a good point

3:47 PM  
Blogger starlet said...

LOL! Somethings Brewing.....

6:02 PM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

Transition is so hard!!!!!!!

A song that helps me with transition is "I'm movin on" by Rascal Flatts or, more recently, Jonathan Moore.

If it involves a relationship... "Starts with goodbye" by Carrie Underwood.

10:19 AM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

oh yes... and this post helps too

10:21 AM  
Blogger starlet said...

:}

1:58 PM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

and "My Life is in Your Hands" by Kirk

4:05 PM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

and "I've got Jesus" by Mark King

4:07 PM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

yes. yes?

4:25 PM  
Blogger starlet said...

yes! and STAND by D. McClurkin

1:04 AM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

and the other one

9:45 AM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

ya know?

9:46 AM  
Blogger starlet said...

yah... I do :\

10:27 AM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

how bout "Great is Thy Faithfulness"?

10:31 AM  
Blogger starlet said...

definitely that one too...

10:53 AM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

ya

10:56 AM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

i know huh?

4:49 PM  
Blogger starlet said...

yah hey..... I know

10:40 PM  
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10:45 PM  
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5:20 PM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

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10:15 PM  
Blogger starlet said...

!!

10:25 PM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

cant say

8:37 AM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

cant say

8:38 AM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

are you gonna teach your students this stuff?

5:38 PM  
Blogger starlet said...

I was thinking maybe you could come and do a special class with them....

5:59 PM  
Blogger YPMARK said...

stop!

12:51 AM  
Blogger starlet said...

you say that almost everyday.... (stop) *in a sara voice*

12:24 AM  

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