Sometimes life asks you to pivot. To shift direction, often suddenly.
Some pivots are easy. a flash in the pan, effortless.
Others are difficult and sometimes painful.
I am in the midst of a pivot right now. If I was pivoting on the beach on the warm sand, you would see the tracks of a long arc around me where I am dragging my feet. At the core, I am going toward new directions, new orders, and realignment of priorities.
But there is also an outer arc, feet dragging in sand because some dreams and ambitions are not easy to postpone. Some callings are beautiful. Exciting. Uplifting. The very reason that you are here.
Those callings are not easy to put down, even temporarily.
However, the Trickster Pivot comes calling. Pivot says, “You might like this direction. Be invested in it. Identify strongly with its trajectory. But I have another one for you. You will like it less, yet it will become clear in its taking.”
Laughter was my shocked response! And then a deep bow to its immovable truth, because believe me, I tried to avoid Trickster Pivot, bury it, push it aside, stand up to it, I said “No!”
Trickster Pivot is one we avoid at all costs, it hovers though, like Coyote, like Wolf, like Dingo, waiting on the perimeter, waiting on the fringe.
Trickster Pivot is patient, till it is not.
Then its message comes loud and clear and there is no resisting it.
I am in the midst of an initially unwelcome reunion with Trickster Pivot.
It is not our first meeting, nor will it be our last. This I know.
This time it has unexpectedly slowed me down on plans to launch my new program, asking me to delay for 6 more months, this exciting creation that has come into form. Instead, Trickster Pivot is supporting me to rejuvenate, restore, and revitalize. This physical body of mine has had to manage a lot in the last three years.
Being a COVID refugee, not having my own home, COVID and post-COVID complications— it is time to restore the temple. Slowing down is not always easy when your calling is a force, a sense of justice, of inspiration, of creation.
Trickster Pivot reminds me that slowing down is also a force, a sense of justice, and of creation and will serve me to bring my programs into their fullest forms in the Southern Autumn and Northern Spring next year.
Slowing down is not easy for those of us whose callings are clear and are meant to be out in the world; to those of us who enjoy moving fast.
And that is exactly the point.
Slowing down in order to speed up.
I bow to Trickster Pivot, welcome them into my house, into my body, into my work.
Trusting the reminder, and the energy that will without question, become its next thing.