A void dance
Us humans often appear to prefer comfortable misery over risking the unknown in order to birth change. It’s so funny how we long for change and yet also detest the process of it. We have looping thoughts about what we don’t like in our current experience and how we’d like it to be different, but when clues for how to change flow to us intuitively we have trouble perceiving them and if we start to experience some change in our situation we tend to clamp down on the known instead of opening up to the mystery of the process. We want insurance, guarantees, contracts and certainty before we’ll consider innovating. What makes us so fearful? It is our addiction to remaking the past as a result of our horror of the unknown.
But the only way out of fear is through. We must leap into the void in order to receive the gifts that dwell in the unlimited.
What if we have no reason to mistrust the unknown and every reason to mistrust our repeating loops of fearful and limited thinking? Remember those old maps that marked the unknown territory with the warning ‘here be dragons’? They never did turn up. It is vital to embark on a personal investigation into the unknown in order to expand into our own unlimited nature. It is the nothing that connects everything. All creative human endeavours require a willingness to not know at some stage of the project, for it is at that moment that the new is born.
The willingness to not know is our personal ticket to freedom and the moment when we become able to climb out of our self-made box.
There are some subtle but important things that come up in this practice that I’d like to touch on. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’? Personally, following this advice has often landed me in the poo. I’ll grant that these experiences of undesired results have led me to the insight that the real message for me is simply ‘feel the fear’ with the addendum ‘while in the state of Presence’ because this is the only way to transmute it into truth. ‘Do it anyway’ is simply an old idea that we must assert our will onto matter for ‘success’. The process of being present to fear when it arises will provide a new vision, for the action needed may not be what was believed in when engrossed in the fearful state. We are waking up from the old way of asserting our will over matter, also known as ‘pushing shit uphill’.
When we dare to be open we will move with actions that are imbued with Connectedness. Moving from connectedness produces results that are in integrity to Source or LoveCompassionKindnessTruthJoyConnectionOnenessWholenessUnity.