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Emptiness

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

In a culture that is focused on consumerism and at this time of year of purchasing “gifts” I know that a topic on Emptiness may seem out of sync.  But then again why not bring some balance in the culture and season?

I’m inspired to speak of emptiness from a slide show that is going around called The Principles of Emptiness.    In this piece we are asked some very poignant questions.

  • Have you got the habit of hoarding useless objects, thinking that one day, who knows when, you may need them?
  • Have you got the habit of accumulating money, and not spending it because you think that in the future you may be in want of it?
  • Have you got the habit of storing clothes, shoes, furniture, utensils and other home supplies that you haven’t used already for some time?
  • And inside yourself…:  Have you got the habit to keep reproaches, resentment, sadness and fears and more?

    When we hoard, hold onto out of fear, and believe that there is lack in the world what we are doing is creating a powerful force that attracts more of that to us.  We stop the natural flow of prosperity, and begin to live with “less than”, and believe that we are also not worthy of all that is rich, vibrant, and nurturing.  We are also denying someone else, or something else from receiving what they need.  It is a big STOP action in the Universe.  We DENY.

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