Entering the Void—Navigating the Space of Transition

The road map for our Hero’s Journey indicates that we will occasionally enter zones of major transition.  These periods of accelerated change can be extremely overwhelming, but are fueled by the Evolutionary Impulse of Spirit lovingly causing us to morph into the most evolved and whole version of ourselves possible.

Hangin’ On By a Thread

Our natural tendency during these times is to hang on for dear life in the midst of what we sense as imminent and sweeping change.  The cosmic momentum, however, ensures that staying put is no longer an option.  Let go or be kicked out.

Clinging to the familiar by that antiquated old thread is so anti-liberating.  The great Unknown beckons us.  Severing that last thread, we take the dive once again into the mysterious ocean of Transformation—knowing at the deepest levels that this is what we came here to do.

Fierce periods of conversion such as this may require passage through the Void.

Calling Card of the Void

No longer where we were, and not yet where we are going—the Void is the transition zone where big transformation happens; a vacuum where new creations emerge.  Defined as bare, blank, clear, containing nothing, a void is an empty and innocent interval during which continuity is suspended.

Paradoxically, atmospheric conditions within the auspicious Void generally feel anything but pure and innocent.

The benefits of understanding that you are passing through the Void include:

=>A permission slip to temporarily stop pushing for resolution of chaotic circumstances

=>Absolute certainty that you are about to experience an instance of ascent and upward movement in your life

Check the indicators below to determine if you are in the Void:

    • Symptom:  Extreme lack of clarity—Earthly chaos is divine order; you and your life are being restructured by a higher Intelligence
    • Antidote:  Don’t try to make sense of anything; realize you are in the midst of alchemy and surrender to the mystery
    • Symptom:  Feeling like nothing makes sense—Something new is emerging that cannot yet be seen and that has not yet taken form
    • Antidote:  Don’t freak out, act irrationally, or make rash choices.  Allow it to be, and trust that you are transitioning
    • Symptom:  Feeling off and not yourself—You are no longer your former self and not yet your future self
    • Antidote:  Hold off on interactions and making important decisions until you feel stronger, clear and certain
    • Symptom:  Awkwardness in your social interactions—You are in a chrysalis so outward communion with others can be strained or feel fake as you do your best to be civil and kind while feeling jacked-up and vulnerable
    • Antidote:  Avoid unnecessary socializing and let key partners know that you are going thru a personal growth period and need a little space
    • Symptom:  Stress and chaos in your relationships —When you evolve everything in your reality transforms including your relationships
    • Antidote:  Take your hands off the wheel to allow the space for positive changes and new relationship outcomes to come about which may exceed your expectations and even surprise you
    • Symptom:  Difficult and challenging communication with others—You are rapidly shifting causing people to perceive your energy as galvanizing not to mention you may not be able to string a cohesive sentence together
    • Antidote:  Lay low, avoid extraneous talking, and maintain strong boundaries
    • Symptom:  Feeling extreme fatigue or extreme restlessness—The greater part of what is occurring is unseen and requires vast inner and energetic resources in order to be integrated
    • Antidote:  Rest as often as you can and force yourself to channel whatever energy you do have into activities that will keep your life-force flowing such as light walking, stretching or doing something fun and creative
    • Symptom:  Feeling no inspiration—Things you were previously attracted to are less appealing to you now and you are moving into something a bit different that is not yet ripe
    • Antidote:  Summon whatever creative flow you can in the direction of your passions thru a specific point of focus in order to fan your flame and promote positive vibes while not forcing yourself to conduct old business that feels antiquated unless it is required
    • Symptom:  Body pain and heaviness–You are detoxing at a cellular level causing healing signs, aches, and a myriad of miserable symptoms
    • Antidote:  Practice extreme self-care; this is a time to spend a few bucks on a massage, do a yin yoga class, treat yourself to a day at the spa, or lay out in nature as often as you can for gentle physical healing
    • Symptom:  Lightning rod epiphanies and awareness–The psychic space you are in is severe and potent ensuring that you see what you were unwilling or unable to see until now
    • Antidote:  Breathe into the insight and the feeling it triggers allowing space to consider what is being revealed without beating yourself up, shutting down, or pushing it away; it will be a seed of changes for the better in the days and months to come
Everything Is Impermanent, Including the Void

As we know the only thing certain is the reality of perpetual change.  As the Buddhist philosophy teaches, all is impermanent.  When we cling to what we perceive to be “good” and resist what we believe to be “bad” we suffer.

Maintaining this level of awareness and not resisting the wobble-like period of the Void can elevate the vibration now and assist personal and collective changes to be much smoother, and maybe even exhilarating.