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If Something’s Missing, Create Space

If Something’s Missing, Create Space

The universe is mostly made up of what we see as empty space. Atoms and cells are also mostly empty space. This is part of the universal design. Universal law says “As above, so below.” So, why do we humans go against the grain and do everything we can to fill up that space? We get more, more, more then ask, “Why do I feel so empty?” If something’s missing, create space.

Why Create Space

In order for energy to flow, it needs space. When energy isn’t flowing, things get stagnant and unhealthy. Our physical health declines. Creativity gets bogged down. Our ability to receive is compromised. Ideas languish. We get so busy maintaining the things within the space that we don’t get to enjoy them or live life. We lose the ability to connect. If that’s the cost of mental, physical, and energetic clutter, why do we cultivate it?

Ready to let it go? Want some strategies for creating space? Here you go!

Be Silent

We fill silence with music, noise, and talking. If that is not socially appropriate, we fill it with mental chatter. What would happen if you just enjoyed the silence? Perhaps you could hear what your heart is saying inside you. Maybe your clear seeing unconscious, or your guardian angels, could guide you. Perhaps you’d tap into your blocked creativity. If there is no space, ideas can’t get in. Trash can’t get out. Enjoy the silence.

Downsize Your Stuff

Some people are so afraid of space that they fill it with stuff. Maybe this is bigger, better stuff like electronic gadgets or toys. It could be things we love like books or animals. We might say it’s about quality and living the good life. Or sometimes it’s about quantity, as with acquiring or hoarding things we really don’t need. All this takes up space. And while there is nothing wrong with having nice stuff, it’s still stuff that takes up space that bogs down your energy.

Remove Your Mental Clutter

Endless mental chatter is not who you are. It’s what you do. It’s a habit. Any habit can be released. This is why meditation is recommended by so many and for so long. It gives you space to hear yourself think! It gives you space to be one with what is going on around you. People are mind, body, and spirit. In order to be fully present, all aspects of you must be here. When your mind is running in circles, in the past, or far ahead, you’re not here.

So breathe. Meditate. Slow down. Let those ideas flow out of your head periodically. It doesn’t mean you can’t think. When you spend time not thinking, the things you think will be clearer and more meaningful. Try it.

Drop the Drama

Engaging in drama is allowing people to live rent free in your head. I get it. You care. Caring doesn’t mean that you whip things up, spread it to other people, and make it bigger than it is. If you just give it some space, whatever it is will keep on flowing. That’s what energy does. Everything ebbs and flows. If you want to “do” something about it, send it love so that that love vibration impacts its flow in positive ways. That’s all you need to do. I promise.

Be Still

What happens to kids who go to school all day, a sport two nights a week, and another activity on weekends? They grow up to be over-scheduled adults! Yes, sports teach us how to work as a team. They are great for our health. They look good on college applications. Academics help us to get ahead. Other activities can stimulate our spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental well-being. All good things! And life needs balance. I am not suggesting we be sedentary couch potatoes. Just saying that there is some middle ground.

Without space to rest and relax, the body, mind, and spirit don’t get a chance to reset. There needs to be time for rest. The natural world follows the wheel of life. That wheel has cycles of birth, maturity, decline, and gestation. When we don’t rest, it’s like we’re trying to live in perpetual summer. There is no such thing as perpetual summer. Accepting and living within the natural law keeps you in harmony with nature. Both your own nature and Nature itself.

If you want to make one positive change in your life today, make space. See what really doesn’t need to be there and let it go. It’s really that easy. When you see the value of empty space, it ceases to be nothing and becomes something very valuable indeed. If you want some guidance to make this happen, come with me on a sacred travel journey. That’s what we do!


Laura grew up with animism. She is a co-founder of Pan Society, a licensed clinical social worker, author of Angel Whispering: How to Talk to Your Spiritual Guides and How To Be A Panist: A Guide to Creating a Modern Animist Lifestyle. She also facilitates spiritual pilgrimages. For more information about Laura Giles, see her websites at http://www.lauragiles.org

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