For people turning towards that daring edge of more life or wholeness…
in the second half of life.
Are you asking:
- What now?
- Who am I now?
- What am I going to do for the rest of my life?
- What can “retirement” or “refirement” be for me?
- How can I leverage my skills to give back something deeper to our world and our earth that need us?
- What piece of my soul did I drop that wants to be heard now?
- What is my unique gift to the world?
- What deeper story, that is my life, is emerging now?
Mid-life, a career change and divorce had left me feeling somewhat uncertain about the next part, the second half, of my life.
I didn’t need a psychologist, didn’t want a “coach”, but luckily, I stumbled across a poet!
Never imposing, rather subtly guiding, Debbie helped me find my way by asking me to trust myself, my creative spirit and my intuition. Not understanding the power of the narrative, and in fact literally not getting it – I thought the poet wanted me to write! But she patiently waited for the light bulb to turn on and through a series of creative exercises and a suggested reading of the book ‘A Whole New Mind’ we came up with a unique approach for me to deconstruct, recreate and reflect on my own narrative while also addressing my life transition.
I am grateful for Debbie’s guidance, patience and insight. Rather than using a cookie cutter formula, she let me set the tone and the pace in a freeform manner that suited my personality. Her sensitivity to all aspects of one’s journey is what makes her unique.
One cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be of little importance in the evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie.
The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche
There is a deeper voice…which you must learn to hear and obey in the second half of life. It will sound an awful lot like the voices of risk, of trust, of surrender, of soul, of “common sense”, of destiny, of love, of an intimate stranger, of your deepest soul, of soulful “Beatrice”. The true… journey only begins at this point. Up to now, everything was mere preparation.
…First half of life folks will seldom have the courage to go forward at this point unless they have a guide, a friend, a Virgil, a Teiresias, a Beatrice, a soul friend, or a stumbling block to guide them…
Falling Upward: a Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life