Toying with the idea of emptiness this morning at the prompting of an intuitive connection to an underlying impending shift in personal circumstances, I was exploring the concept of a true vacuum. You see, emptiness suggests the lack of something but the universal way of things is that as soon as space becomes available something rushes in to fill the gap. More to the point, this is only so within a vacuum where it literally sucks in everything around it because a vacuum is a place where nature is excluded, growth is excluded, life is excluded … and that cannot be allowed to remain.
What we term empty in an emotional context is actually far from it, like a room in a house that is vacant… there appears to be nothing there, but there is air, there is probably dust, and there is certainly energy of one form or another. The room though is waiting to be filled. Unlike the Dyson Effect whereby the vacuum generated within the space would suck in new life, this room requires intent in order to be refilled with the vibrancy of a new situation, like furniture and a purpose for instance.
Let me offer up an emotional comparison:
You feel empty… now explore that for a moment. You are never actually empty. Like the room is full of air and dust and energy, so are you, the question is what is the consistency of the air and dust and energy?
Does the emptiness actually equate to loneliness or does it equate to anticipation?
The Dyson Effect (not at all a technical or scientific term but an analogy based solely on my vacuum cleaner) sucks in everything in its path, no discernment required… it eats the dust, the dirt, the rug, the cat (actually I don’t have a cat but if I did it would now be happily residing inside the Dyson), because a true vacuum doesn’t distinguish what it wants… but you, in a state of emptiness are also ready to be filled. What you fill your empty room with (your heart, mind and soul in this case) is determined by that consistency of residual energy.
Loneliness, if that’s your current state of (un)emptiness is a negative focus on lack, honing in only on what appears to be missing from the room, whereas anticipation is a joyful acceptance that what has past has created an opening for a whole new slew of blessings and opportunities…
What is the consistency of the energy in your empty room?
Mine? I’ve removed all the dust with the Dyson… all that’s left is the anticipation of lovely stuff filling my open heart, because that’s all I’ve made space for.
More later… x