Touching the Void
How to apply the Warrior-Heart Ture North Compass – The six essential steps to love, joy and self-expression. This week we will examine each step one at a time.
I call step one, “Touching the Void”, and I have come to love this step deeply. No two people express love or experience joy in exactly the same way, just as no two people have identical fingerprints or DNA. Therefore the path to love and joy can only be discovered by self-expression! When we try to conform, fit in, and be like everyone else we kill self-expression and become literally lost. As Abraham Lincoln once said; “we come into the world perfectly unique and die bad copies of each other”. This end is unacceptable to a Warrior-Heart and not our path. Our path, our True North is discovered when we connect with our perfectly unique joy and give our love fully and freely. and in order to do this we must go directly to the source.
The Void, as Socrates and the ancient masters called it, is the “source” and container of all things. I choose to call it God, but you can think of it and call it anything you like. the “Is”, the “Universe”, the “either”, the alpha and omega, the imagination, matter and energy. The fact of the matter is the Void, like God, is undefinable. It encompasses all things, provides all things and knows all things. When we attempt to define the Void we limit it and that isn’t possible because it is without limits. The good news for Warrior-Hearts is that you don’t need to understand the Void in order to access it’s power any more than you need to believe in gravity to be held onto the planet by it’s forces.
The key to accessing the Void is stillness, and for most of us this has become a lost art. Our lives are moving so fast, filled with so much clutter, consumption and noise that we can’t hear ourselves think and we have no time to check in with God, the Void or our highest self, and this has become our societies fatal flaw. Just take a look at the number one regret of the dying;
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
The only place to discover this courage and truth is by touching the void and this is the first of our six steps. In step one, each morning before you get out of bed ( this is essential because once your feet hit the ground your the race begins) spend 5-20 minutes, connecting, imagining and listening. Begin in gratitude with deep, full, luxuriant breaths, as you settle into your breath ask yourself the following questions and let your Imagination-the void provide you with answers;
- How can I make today a little better than yesterday?
- How can I experience a little more joy today?
- How can I give my love more freely today?
That’s it, the entire first step takes only a few minutes each day and yet over time the answers you receive and the impact this step will have on your life will be profound. As you learn to be still, connect with the void, God, your highest self, you will begin to walk your path, you will begin to understand and live your truth and you will find yourself living in-joy and expressing your love more fully and freely! We begin setting new day resolutions instead of new year resolutions and our the joy and love we experience each day begins to compound!
This is the way of the Warrior-Heart and the first step we use to turn our Dreams into our destiny. 1. Imagine
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