After the Barrier

Sometimes along the path to a new threshold you find a barrier you don’t expect to see. This usually happens when you are just steps from arrival. A short time ago, you glanced up and saw a clear and inviting path. No longer. Now it’s got your attention in a new way. You knew itContinue reading “After the Barrier”

A Year Along the Ecotone

“… as a naturalist, my favorite places to be are along the ecotone. It’s where it’s most alive … usually … the edge of the forest and the meadow. It’s the edge of the ocean and the sand … where the rack line occurs. It’s that interface between peace and chaos. It’s that creative edgeContinue reading “A Year Along the Ecotone”

Liminal Space

“The word liminal comes from the Latin word limen, meaning threshold – any point or place of entering or beginning. A liminal space is the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next.’ It is a place of transition, waiting, and not knowing.” – inaliminalspace.org While liminality often comes with a sense of urgency toward the new,Continue reading “Liminal Space”

Thresholds

We are called to be larger than who we can imagine being in this moment. {Sr. Joan Brown} A threshold is a demarcation between the known and the unknown, an entry point to a new frontier. It’s not an easy place at which to stand as it represents a break from our familiar or orderedContinue reading “Thresholds”

Liminal Space

“…wherever you are is called Here, and you must treat it as a powerful stranger.”     – from Lost by David Whyte It’s an in-between space. A threshold. While liminality often comes with a sense of urgency toward the new, a rush forward to escape the anxiety and awkwardness of no man’s land, it doesn’t have to be thatContinue reading “Liminal Space”