The Void

The following is channeled material we recently brought through:

 

Question: There is a concept across many traditions of inviting or surrending to ‘The Void’. What exactly is ‘The Void’, and what is the process of surrendering? What can be gained by it?

A simple way to describe the Void would be absence of all expectation. In other words, a total acceptance of what is. Not what could be. Not what should be. Not what might be â???? but simply what is. We have noticed that the concept of accepting what is is paradoxically simple, yet inherently complex. It is difficult for the human, caught up as you are in the illusions of life as a human, that is, possessing a body, interacting with others and perceiving things simply on a physical basis, to consistently recognize that there is so much more, and yet at the same time so much less than what it is they perceive. To be completely immersed in the Now, then, requires such a large degree of trust that one has no need to manipulate reality to become anything more than what it is.

The void, then, is again the absence of all expectation and a complete immersion into all that is the present. This ‘all’ must include, of course, all your dreams, desires, pain, love, and humanness. So a complete acceptance of all these things takes place for one to take place in the Now. Simple, yes? Yet when you consider each element, each one seems to bring with it so much more, so many issues, so many requirements of your time and energy and thought, that it seems impossible to divorce yourself from those in order to reside completely in the present. We remind you, then, that there is no need of course to separate yourself from all that you are. There need only be the joyful expansion of your perception to embrace all that you are into this one present moment.

Surrendering, then, to this absence that also includes everything requires, as we said, an enormous degree of trust. You must trust yourself. You must trust your perceptions. You must trust that you are not truly separated from any part of you. And you must trust that this joyful expansion can actually take place. We invite you, then, to dip one toe into the Void this time with us.

Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Place your awareness, if you will, on a spot located on your forehead between and above your eyes, often referred to as ‘the third eye’. To enhance sensitivity you may likely massage this area. While breathing comfortably and deeply, bring your awareness then to this spot. And as you do so, notice how it grows. It grows to encompass all that you are, all that you ever have been, and all that you ever will be. Notice too the sense of love and acceptance that comes simply with this noticing. Embrace all your former selves and all your future ones. Breathe them in and allow them to take stronger presence within your present self body. Trust that all these selves hold for you the information you most need to know right now. You may or may not ever be consciously aware of this information, yet it is yours at this moment. Breathe in again and let out that breathe, letting go of any expectation of what any of these selves bring you. You feel it leaving your body. Place your hands over your heart, and seal in that awareness to hold within you forever.

By regularly exposing yourself to the Void, you increase your conscious awareness of your own trueness and all the potential that lies within you at all times. In other words, by learning to surrender you become a more complete and whole person.

It is often implied that the fear of death is the basis for all fears, and that it is by experiencing a form of death that true transformation can occur. How does the Void relate to this fear of death and the transformation referred to?

The concept of death is indeed a frightening one to most people. We would say that it is no accident that there are parallels between the concepts of death and the Void of which we speak. In each case, that spark within you that is You is always maintained despite outer transformations that are taking place. In the case of what you refer to as death, it is simply the physical body that transforms. Everything else about you â???? your hopes, desires, dreams, and memories â???? are still retained, and always are a part of the You that you are in this life. There is an aspect of death to the transformation that occurs when one surrenders completely to the Void, but again, that inner spark of You-ness is always retained despite external transformation. The transformation that occurs when one surrenders to the void is not one that is necessarily physically apparent. Yet it is one that allows the fullness and completeness of you to emerge as if to play.

 

It is the fear of transformation itself, then, that is the root of the fears of death and the fear of surrendering to the Void. It is natural to attempt to hold on to what one has been, for that is all one knows. However, if you alter your perception so that you can embrace all that you will be, your fears of transformation, whether from death or from surrender to the Void will be eased.

 

If you have questions you think would be good to get channeled answers for, please leave a comment!? Thank you!

November 11th, 2007|channeling, love, spirituality|7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Albert | UrbanMonk.Net November 12, 2007 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Another great article Tremor! You’ve explained the Void perfectly – and love how you make it practical.

    Could I make one small suggestion – maybe you could slow down the quote rotator – I haven’t finished reading one yet when it changes to a new one!

    • tremor November 13, 2007 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you! I’ve always been of the opinion that if something isn’t applicable, it’s useless.

      You’re in luck. I am a programmer. I’ll slow it down, I just have to look at the code.

  2. Vitor - The Fractal Forest November 13, 2007 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    I have gotten small glimpses of what I think you are referring to here, and it is really something scary, for my mind at least.

    “paradoxically simple, yet inherently complex”

    Indeed. It’s like trying to turn your head along the axis of the fourth dimension: conceptually easy, but impossible to actually do (in our present shapes at least)

    • tremor November 13, 2007 at 5:38 pm - Reply

      Terror simply means you’re letting go of assumptions. This is a good thing, but obviously something that good to do in a not so masochistic way!

      Glad to have you here!

  3. B April 9, 2008 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    I have experienced the void, and it is beautiful and peaceful. It’s an “awe-like” experience/feeling.
    Very peaceful. there is no beginning and no ending, no forward or backward. it is “just is” in the here and now.

  4. tim maloney May 14, 2008 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Your chart on parts of centers does not list the emotional part of the intellectual center as the source of mental pictures (a subject of some interest to me, yet I do not have a direct observation of it).

    Is it not in your list via limited space or other?
    Thank you for any comment

  5. tremor May 14, 2008 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    You posted on this topic – the Void – and not the Centering posts. But let me reply briefly here.

    “Mental pictures” are just a larger topic. Some can be in the emotional part of the intellectual center, and some can be purely intellectual. A different type of picture (e.g., the images in “What Dreams May Come”) can be emotionally based.

    But certainly the trap of thinking about a mental picture, having a reaction to it and replaying it over and over in the intellect is in that part!

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