It has been a quest of claiming back treasures, as well as clearing, surrendering and emptying what is not mine or necessary, so that I can then create from this place, unhindered. I have needed to often do this alone, with external support, but ultimately alone. We can only take this journey of reclaiming our selves and freedom alone. But we can walk alongside others as we do so.
I have found the emptiness along the way to be quite uncomfortable at times. Anxiety can creep in. Old stories can creep in. Outdated habits can try to fill the space. But it is in our aloneness, stillness and connection with our ultimate inside truth that we can move forward under the direction of our heart-fire, from the roots of love, once we have uprooted what is rooted in fear.
We can access, in our emptiness, our deep inner knowing underneath the dramas of the mind and the traumas of the past. Then we can find a space to truly create our lives from.
Emptiness is space. Emptiness is potential and possibility. Emptiness is pure.
We need emptiness to find our essence, our innate gifts and our deepest soul-longings. We can fill the void we create in our process unconsciously with whatever happens to come in from outside, or we can fill this magical space of emptiness intentionally, from the inside out.
Alchemy is needed for the transformation process, and alchemy is only possible by containment — to hold the process within. The less that can leak in or out, the purer gold or treasure that is alchemized. ~Louisa Lamorna Phillips
there are times for spacious inquiry in our lives….when some things simply need to fall away….
inquiry for today~ just for today, what needs a little more space? how can time be reconsidered?
Still the noise in the mind: that is the first task –
then everything else will follow in time.
~R. Murray Schafer