Unfolding your power in the clouds of unknowing

When the clouds of unknowing roll in and we seek answers, we can call forth our deeper self — the self that is connected to our soul, the self that looks for resonance with the heart. This is the self that can sit with the unknowing and allow the answer to surface.

This self surprises us with our inherent wisdom, good sense and creativity. We are often more than we realize — inventive, resourceful and able to see the big picture.

Eric Fromm said, “The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition which impels people to unfold their powers.”

Isn’t this so true? When we are adrift in our personal clouds of unknowing, without ballast and direction, we are left wide-open. In that openness, we can pull from our deepest self. We can tap open the doors of our personal storehouse and awaken and call forth our personal best. This is claiming our power. Yahoo, right?

The moral of this story, my friends: Do not be afraid when you don’t know. This is not a forever place. It is a trajectory that leads to a tipping point.

The Ancients counseled that when we don’t know what to do, do nothing. Sit. Wait. Stand in our truth. Listen to our heart. And, most importantly, allow the energies to configure in such a way that our answers — or, at the very least, the next right step — will emerge. It takes guts to acknowledge and admit that we don’t know. It takes patience and faith to wait for right timing and the emergence of discernment and consideration.

When the clouds of unknowing roll in — and inevitably they will –take a breath, settle in and relax, you are moving into a potent time.



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2 Responses to Unfolding your power in the clouds of unknowing

  1. Adele Ryan McDowell December 4, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

    My dear Lin, Thanks for your beautiful words. I know you are and have been throughout your life a gatekeeper for the transition to death. Your huge heart, great compassion and acceptance of what is allies you to be of such high service.
    Take precious care and much love, Adele

  2. Lin Nesheim December 1, 2016 at 6:44 pm #

    My dear Adele, thank you for this wonderful reminder! It comes at a time of great anxiety over my sister’s health, another long holiday without my sweet Stacy, and still trying to deal with the grief I feel over her death. I know there is relatively little I can do, so I am trying to be still and listen to my angels, my guides and my team. Your lovely message is serendipitous and affirms my daily quest. Thank you for the angel that you are. And for always being right on spot! Love.