CURRENT TOPIC: Between & Betwixt
Last update 10th February 2018
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
— Victor Frankl
This month I found it really hard to find resources on the topic. From what I can gather most people say that 'God' or 'love' is the substance between all things and don't extrapolate beyond that. So my offerings for this month are a little sparse!
What I expected to find were people talking about how the betwixt is a doorway into a more magical reality of ourselves: one where we are more aware of our fluid, changing nature. We experience ourselves as solid and separate beings when there reality is not this at all.
For me ....
the mist blurring the boundary between my garden and the outside world
the place between sleeping and waking
the end of one year and the starting of the new
the 11 year old who is both child and adult
the 10 mins of golden light at the very end of the day
the rainbow holding both the rain and sunlight ....
all these fleeting moments unlock me from that rock solid default perception of myself (and my life) as a fixed and bound by time and space.
In the between and betwixt things are different than how they appear and nothing fits into it's prescribed box - our perception isn't enough. For me the between and betwixt place is a fleeting glimpse of a much bigger, more expansive 'imaginal' perception; the world of "yes and" where "this is true also this is true". In my Celtic culture it is also the place where the stories, songs and faeries emerge from.
So my resources this month are aimed to help us think about ourselves with a between betwixt lens. Enjoy!