is a transliteration of the Greek word, εγερσις, which has the meaning of being roused to life. Thus, it is my hope that what you find on this blog will empower, arouse, stimulate, excite, and animate your life--your soul, your spirit--the wholeness of who you are.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Liminal:The Nowhere Place

Liminal has captured my attention recently. Liminal comes from the Latin word limen which means threshold. Thus, liminality or liminal space is like standing on the threshold of some thing. It is an in-between place. It is the experiential movement from one way of being into another way of being. At least, that is how I understand it. It is experiential transformation.

What strikes me about this space is that it can seem like the nowhere place. It is the no-longer-there place and at the same time, the not-yet-here place. It is the place of not knowing. It can be an uncomfortable place. Yet, this is where one must remain for spiritual formation.

Liminal is to be in the moment of discomfort, to be on the threshold of the unknown, to be okay with the in-between.

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