“In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.” ~ Jeanette Winterson
“The moment that judgement stops through acceptance of what it is, you are free of the mind. You have made room for love, for joy, for peace.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.” ~ D.T. Suzuki
from The Desk of MarDrag:
Yesterday’s blog was about the Breath of Life and how remembering that deep breath can be useful in helping us connect to the rhythms of our lives and restore balance, connect to Divine energy, and clear our mind, body, and spirit. Today we expound on that a bit because…as we use our Breath for these purposes, it also aids us in the clearing of our space and thoughts so that we can overcome confusion and overwhelm and allow new energy and thoughts to come through.
The thing is…in our daily quest to carve our lives into the gem we wish it to be, there must be a process of filling up, letting go, and then filling up again. Just as we do when we are focusing on our Spirit Breath. We take in Breath, hold it, then release it and with it allow tension, stress, and old energy to flow out with that breath and clear our inner space.
So too, this is what we need to do in our lives. We ask for and pray for new things to come to us, new energy or wishes or dreams, material things, money, success, love, and all the things we wish for to fill our lives and make us happy. But, we forget that we need to “clear the space” in order for the new to have a place to come into. We forget that we must clear out the old outmoded ways or beliefs or thoughts to have a clean and open space for the new and fresh to occupy.
My belief is that we are afraid to let go of too much because of the fear that we will not be filled up again. What if what I wish for never comes? Then I will be empty and have nothing, so I will hang on to all that I have even if it no longer serves me because I do not want to be empty and alone. BUT…that may be the perspective that keeps us stocked full of outmoded ways or thoughts, or stuck to relationships and things that do not work for us any longer, simply out of fear. If we can turn that perspective over to the other side and see that…it is in that empty space that there is the potential for everything we have always wanted to manifest…then we can see that it is ok, even necessary…to let go of the past, and let go of those things that clutter our lives and just “take up space” because we are afraid to let go of them.
Empty space is good…it is crisp, clear, and ready to be filled with whatever we choose to fill it with. Let us not be afraid to blow the Breath of Life into our space, and when we release it, let go of all the energy within and without that impedes us, holds us tethered to what no longer fills us with love and joy, and wafts the winds of change into our lives…as we have asked for.
The idea is…if we want the new and fresh to come into our lives, then we must release the old and stale in order to make room. Something has to crumble and be taken apart to make space and material to rebuild in a new way. Much the same as what is happening globally right now. Some things are falling apart, but if we change our perspective, we may see that it is necessary so that we will have a clear space and material to build again, in the true way we wish life to be.
Breathe, Cleanse, Ground…and clear your space as you Let Go to Refill. And know that, by doing this in our own lives, we contribute to the global energy aimed toward healing and changing for the better.
The Winds of Change come…let us use that Breath of Life to make the best possible world for us all.