To create something, to bring anything of value into being, to reach for something greater, to grow and evolve, you have to be willing to go through the Void. Understanding what this entails will make the process SO much easier!
The Void is the space that exists between where you are now and where you want to be. You enter it when you take those courageous steps out of the old familiar paradigm you‘ve been existing in, to reach for your goals. And at other times, you’ve may have noticed that Life takes the initiative and tosses you out of your comfort zone!!
In the Void, you are no longer in familiar territory. You are also not yet firmly and safely rooted in the new paradigm of having reached your goal, and this can bring up a lot of different feelings.
At first, there is a sense of excitement, hope and enthusiasm about this new found freedom but as you don’t have your usual signposts to tell you where you are, the unfamiliar nature of this new landscape can create periods of great disorientation, doubt and even thoughts of turning back.
At times, you may feel very alone and find that you no longer relate to those around you and this may make you feel vulnerable, insecure and panicky. There may also be moments when you are just so exhausted from the extreme mental, physical and emotional effort involved, that the journey to your goal seems too far away.
As you can imagine, this alone can trigger Self- Sabotaging Behaviours and be the reason why so many people do not reach their full potential.
While these are not the kind of things you would want to voluntarily subject yourself to, they are in fact, the defining characteristics of Evolution. They are going to happen, that’s a given. The real question is whether your desire to bring your vision into being is greater than all of this.
Take a look around you right now; laptop, tablet, smartphone, light bulbs, all of them at one time or another, did not exist. The fact that they are here now is testimony to extraordinary people who had the courage to hold onto their vision of what could be possible and walk through the Void in order to bring them into being.
So ask yourself if you’re willing to get uncomfortable, really uncomfortable. Are you willing to make big mistakes and keep on going? Are you willing to feel ungrounded, uncertain and alone, and still want to reach your goal more than anything?
“Yes!!” you say? Well, THAT voice, that clear, brilliant voice that shouted out from the depths of your being is the triumphant sound of a courageous human spirit not willing to give up, ready to walk through fear, resistance, roadblocks, anything in order to reach for something greater that is beyond the safety net and in doing so, Evolve.
Now, back up that courage with these 9 Time-honoured ways of going through the Void and you will be able to manage your journey with grace!
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