The Legacy stage of life between ages 49-52, is the most painful time of life I have had clients describe to me in my work with them. Women, especially, reach this time of life and realize they are silence. Their voices are muted. Their value has decreased in the eyes of society and people in their community. The are spiraling downward and standing on the fringes of society, observing life like a mannequin in a store window watching people go by without a sound. Yet their hearts and often their psyches and their bodies are breaking down. An obstacle is sitting in from of them that seems insurmountable: to find meaning for the second half of life.
Arriving at the Legacy Point
Having completed your entrance into adulthood the Commitment transition at ages 28-30, and after finishing your move into early midlife with the Opportunity transition at ages 37-44, you suddenly find that you are at a crossroads. You may even be face down in the road, feeling you have been run over by a truck and can’t get up and save your life. Maybe you wonder why you would want to save your life. You are facing turning 50 or are just on the other side. It can feel like a life or death crossroads and often it is. You are life is full of PAIN. Job loss. Relationship problems. Divorce, Deaths. Estrangements. Psychological issues that seem to be overwhelming. Physical pain that threatens to cripple or kill you. Frequently, there is a feeling of a loss of direction.
This time period, between ages 49-52, is the Legacy phase of your life. You have journeyed through your 40s and are approaching what we commonly recognize as the mid-point of our lives. What you must now do is decide if life is dead-end and “all-downhill” from here because it feels so overwhelming OR if you will take another approach.
Coming Full Circle
Now you must deal with something in your life that relates to your very birth. There is a childhood issue, as childhood “wound” if you will that you must heal within yourself through taking all you have learned in life at this point and “teaching” or healing others with the knowledge you have gained in life. This is your legacy.
Downhill From Here?
This is the zenith, the top. But it is NOT “all downhill” from here. Creating a legacy is a golden opportunity. This is where you lighten your load and take to flight, soaring high. You’ve been climbing and now you will fly! This point is where you solidify your life’s purpose, and the legacy you will gift the world. Now is when you deal with any remaining wounds you have and heal them,
you can heal others. Then you package it so you can hand it out to others.
That can take many forms, from the spiritual to the physical to the material. Whatever it is we will work together to empower you in healing your wounds so you can go further and heal others through creating a powerful legacy. That legacy will be your mark upon this world in this lifetime and lifetimes to come. You can be whole and plant seeds that will empower others. Who know what power you have inside you. Who knows? YOU, deep inside. I will help you bring it forth.