A space exists between every heartbeat; it makes an appearance between the inhale and exhale of the breath. It is also the space between human consciousness and divine consciousness. In simple terms, it is known as the void. Greg Braden refers to it as zero point, and it is called the Great Mystery in the Tao te Ching.
It is a point of reception with the quantum field or the light. In one moment, our meditation or visualization takes on a new flavor. Or the light suddenly illuminates the woods on a drive or walk. Sometimes, we feel it as a response, a feeling of certain knowing, or a strong indication to travel in a direction. Native Americans felt it as a response from the Great Spirit. Many have referred to it as “being in the light”—a state of grace, relaxation, and peace.
Others refer to it as the sacred space in the heart, the point lying behind/within the heart chakra. In this place, duality lies in perfect balance—a resolution occurring from being at one while embracing “the mystery.” Part of the quest of spirituality is merging with the pivotal balance of the hidden heart space because impossible answers and endless possibilities are found in this realm.
The importance of the void lies in the element of transformation. Modern numerology refers to the void as the number 13, the feminine completion of a cycle following twelve steps of transformation and accomplishment in the physical/spiritual realm. The thirteenth step involves moving into the nothingness (which is also a “something”) to find an ending to the last of a cycle and a new beginning simultaneously.
I mention it because we recently passed through 2013 with a strange mixture of ending and beginning energies. The Chinese interpretation of the Wood/Horse year refers to movement and change. Yet, change is best orchestrated by the inner self when connected to the Divine.
An intention to move into the void or to stay connected to the heart space is helpful—but finding and creating in the void is an entirely different experience. Change usually comes quite rapidly and is rarely exactly what we envision. It can be better, strange, or even pull in another life or reality in a matter of hours, days, or weeks.
The mystical state is somehow closest to quantum physics when everything changes its pattern according to our input, beliefs, and energy. It involves surrendering to light by letting go and feeling into the divine blueprint. Perhaps, we feel it or absorb it, but it ignites an entirely distinct, original flow of energy.
No one can tell anyone how to find the void or the flow of energy, issuing from it. We can tell of our own experiences, describe the feeling, or how we get there. We can hint and share clues. But it is the place of incredible change and manifestation for those who truly want to “get there.”
Here are a few clues:
1) Meditate on the heart space. If you take classes, every class includes instructions for feeling the space behind the heart during the manifestation exercise. Listen and feel into it.
2) Lie still and listen to your heart beats. Feel the space between them. Or try it with your breath. Feel the universe breath into you.
3) After visualization, feel where you project your imagery and thoughts. (You’ll probably notice sending a few thoughts or images to other people, the physical space around you, and to yourself. This is bigger.)
4) Where does energy come from? What is the force or space behind it?
5) What is the Great Mystery? What is the union of yin and yang? What is the source of light and darkness?
6) Dawn and dusk separate day and night. They both contain an enormous amount of energy. Meditate during these times and watch the changing energy.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. The
wolves taught her that true energetic motion is based on the soul and patterns of nature. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.