OUR LUMINOUS LEGACY
How To Be Nothing
Ninety-five percent of our existence is invisible. Our human part is full of ego and separation. The rest of us, the majority of who we are, is in The Great Nothingness, the All That Is. We are all one energy, one vibration. There is no separation. We are all just part of the Great Nothing.
How does it feel to be Nothing?
If you’ve ever meditated and “disappeared” in the process, you understand how to be nothing. Have you ever had a moment when you’re totally one with what you’re doing: that perfect physical act that’s effortless and seems almost miraculous?
That phrase or idea that comes floating in from nowhere that sends you catapulting in the right direction? The feeling of everything falling perfectly into place – effortlessly? That is the Great Nothingness in you, coming through your bodysuit, pushing through your human ego. Pulling you into Oneness with All.
What is “out there?”
The Sufi poet Rumi says, “Live in the nowhere that you came from even though you have an address here.” Nowhere. And everywhere. All That Is, The Great Mystery.
Put aside the limiting human approach of seeing yourself as separate and feel yourself absorbed into an unseen unity of all there is. Move into the inner realms, the unseen world, the Great Nothingness. Know that you’re one with all.
It’s challenging to lose our feelings of separation
Even trying to imagine ourselves as being part of a great universal nothingness, we want to feel separate. We want to feel we are a unique individual. That’s our limitation as humans and what we must learn to move beyond in order to feel and be nothing – and at the same time everything.
From our limited humanness, we cannot understand the concepts of a great nothingness, a nowhere that we came from. We have to look within our inner world to begin to understand and accept and experience. We are all that is. Each of us – are one.
The invisible realms are noticeable
I explore the invisible realms every day as I take regular shamanic journeys. To create Our Luminous Legacy series, I go to my inner realms for guidance. I went within to the invisible realms to channel the first draft of this newsletter. I closed my eyes, asked my helping spirits for guidance and wrote what showed up. It flowed as fast as I could type. Of course, there were small edits, but the words appeared out of nothingness and flowed into my human world with ease. We are always connected to our inner realms.
There are no forms in the invisible realms, although, in order to communicate with us in our limited body suits, the helping spirits appear in many shapes – power animals, teachers in human form, wee folk, talking trees and animated elements.
The invisible world speaks to us in metaphors, symbols, shapes and unexpected images that only have meaning to us as individuals in our body suit form. So in our imagination, we get shapes and subtle messages that only we can interpret for use in our body suit life.
If you have meditated deeply, you’ll know nothingness
Years ago, I was led in a guided meditation in which we steadily moved through each part of our body, focused on becoming the space between the molecules. For each part, we gradually moved past skin and bones and tissue and blood into the space between the molecules.
Our arms disappeared from our experience. Our legs disappeared. Our body disappeared. We went through one part of our body at a time, moving into the space between the molecules. I absolutely remember the moment the last part of my awareness of my physical body disappeared into the space between the molecules. I was like a pinpoint of consciousness floating in space, in nothingness. No body. Just one point in my head where my third eye had been.
That’s the feeling we all want to recapture. We want the experience that there’s nothing but this one link from our consciousness to this all-encompassing radiant light, this embracing vibration of positive energy, this floating experience. The Great Nothingess. The Nowhere That We Came From.
Learn to lose your ego
We spend most of our lives paying attention to what we do, who we are, what we want. Our human lives focus primarily on our needs and wants. We are, after all, the only one who can live our lives. We begin to cherish our uniqueness, our individuality, our gifts, our achievements. And it makes us stay separate.
This is not about merging with another person. No, that’s ego and ego. I’m supporting us both in this idea of losing our ego selves to become pure light. No body, no ego, no separateness. Just one all-encompassing experience of simply being. Nothing.
I sometimes picture the Great Nothingness as Cosmic Soup and how we are each a flavor that affects the whole soup. What flavor we add (negative, positive) affects the overall flavor. Our individual seasoning of “self” blended into the whole.
I used to think in terms of the Web of Life, but being a strand of that made me still feel separate.
There are only limiting words to describe this disappearance, this dissolving of our body suits until we are free floating in a healing, wholing state of pure light, being vibration, just being.
When we go within, when we disappear into the nothingness, we heal, we release the human stuff that’s blocking us, and we step into light, healing, wholing, oneness. We feel embraced and included and supported. When we open our own hearts, we feel love – spiritual love from our collective spiritual hearts. The world drops away and we are in Nothingness. There are no problems, no pain, no worries. There is just a sensation of being. Our body disappears. We are Nothing. And Everything.
What do you learn in the Great Nothingness?
Nothing. You learn nothing. You do nothing. You simply are. When you move back into consciousness, you can bring back to your human form that feeling of calm, that feeling of connection, that feeling of well-being and you can walk around with that glowing from inside you all day. That will affect how you experience your day and how others experience you.
You can purposefully move into the Great Nothingness before you begin to work, or sleep, or before anything you’re doing in your body suit. Bring this feeling of oneness with you in all you do.
What if you feel separated?
Coming back to the human existence can be jarring. Ease back into consciousness. See what feelings and awareness you can bring with you. Continue to experience yourself as immersed in a greater whole. Maintain those feelings of calm and stillness and flow easily and effortlessly through your life. Just float. Just be. Be present. Be. Float in meditation.
Flow in your work, let your intuition and imagination have full rein. Back away from the confines of your body suit and flow through your day, flow through your life, maintaining your experience of being within and of the Great Nothingness.
Can you “be” light throughout your day?
Find a way to slip into the stillness within, even with your eyes open. Take regular moments throughout your day to take a deep breath, let go of your body suit and float in the Invisible Realm. It’s replenishing and restorative. And it’ll change how you experience your life.
Go within each day
Every day, go to a quiet place and simply be. Let go of feeling separate in your human world. When you are worried, go within. When you are scared, go within. Remember these are all body suit experiences, not experiences of the Invisible Realm.
There is no separateness within
It’s challenging to imagine a world where all are in agreement. The Invisible Realm is not like what we see and experience living in the human world. In the Invisible Realm, there are no separate opinions and thus no disagreement. We are part of a whole. Everything is one. One Energy. One Light. One. How different our worldly experience would be if we could bring back those feelings of oneness to the physical plane.
Go within for comfort and lessons and guidance. Go talk to the great Nothingness and bring back the knowledge of the Oneness. Know that there is no one else, nothing else. All simply is. One. One radiant light of wholeness.
Bring the wholeness of Nothingness to your physical plane experience
Allow wholing energy to come to you on the physical plane. Sit. Go within and feel your oneness with everything, all that is. Step into the light that is everywhere and feel its wholeness embracing you, encompassing you, filling you. Feel it hug you and love you and support you, even though those are human feelings. Feel your individual light merge more deeply with the light of all that is. Feel the support from this ongoing, massive field of energy. Let it lift you and heal you. Soak it up. This is healing light. Healing energy. It makes things whole. Because it is wholeness. It is All There is.
You learn to be by being. Let your body suit go and float off in your Invisible Self and merge with the Light That Is.
Will you practice simply being? Will you immerse yourself in the Field of Wholeness? Will you radiate the light that you are?
OUR LUMINOUS LEGACY PRACTICE
- Two or three times a day, take time to go within and simply be. Be present. Follow your breath, slowly and mindfully, in and out.
- Feel the light energy from within vibrating around you, encircling you in light. Blending and merging with your body suit.
- Notice how you let go of everything and how your body suit responds.
- Lose all awareness of your self until you no longer exist but are simply present in the glow, the light, the wholeness.
- Feel and experience yourself in the Invisible Realm. If something shows up in your imagination, explore it, talk to it, ask its purpose.
- Journal after this to solidify your experience.
A Message from My Spiritual Heart
Our Luminous Legacy emerges from my spiritual heart. I know myself to be a spiritual explorer who serves as a messenger and a bridge to the Invisible Realm. The Luminous Legacy series is part of the maps I leave to guide you on your own inner journey.
Our Luminous Legacy Series
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