Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Inspiration From The Void
Way back when...
Back in the day, when I wrote under my pen name, I mused about the idea of "Transitioning the Void".
The idea that, sometimes when we move from one point to another, we have to spend some time in the Void.
The Void, meaning, existing in a place where things are not set in stone.
A time when our feet do not meet "solid ground" and we simply have to learn how to let go and allow life to unfold.
Usually happening, after life "rips the rug out" from underneath us, and nothing feels right because all of our old ways of being are no longer there
This is being in the Void.
I have to be honest.
When my agency thought that I could go back to my old school, a part of me felt stable and secure.
Knowing what I know about the Void, this alarmed me.
I knew I wasn't supposed to feel secure, just to feel secure.
It impedes progress.
And when it didn't work out, I was amazed at how relieved I was.
But, that day of "feeling secure" slowed things down.
I missed out on a day of allowing.
Of surrendering to the flow.
HELLO HUMAN ;-)
I'm not beating myself up about it.
In fact, it was supposed to happen.
If nothing else, to teach me even more about the Void.
Then in turn, to share it with you.
WE'VE ALL HEARD THIS ONE
It gets used all the time, but the analogy of the level of energy it takes to hold on to the riverbank, compared to the energy it takes to just let go and let the water take you.
Just one day of "holding on", of "feeling secure", was enough to exhaust me to the point that I can see why that advice is given time and again.
A LITTLE EXERCISE
Here's a little exercise I do to bring myself back to the present moment.
Not that kind of exercise! Haha :-)
A breathing exercise that will bring you back to relaxing into the flow of that river, so you can connect with your source power.
Close your eyes.
Inhale and exhale through your nose a few times, concentrating on that space where the breath hits the nostrils.
Do this for as long as you can.
When you open your eyes, you will feel much more centered and more engaged with the flow.
LET ME KNOW!
How do you center yourself during the day?
Do you have a little ritual you perform to connect with your source power?
If not, I'd love to hear how this little exercise works out for you.
Comment below or drop me a line.