Steve: This is a keeper. The particular passage through the void that Whitney describes is said to be very difficult for many people.
(For “Crossing the Threshold, Part 4,” go here.)
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Crossing the Threshold, Part 5
In Part 2 of this series, (1) we covered the idea of moving through a void-like state in which we experience our inner and outer worlds going through a defragmentation process as we shift into the new world. This state is such a peculiar one that it warrants continued discussion here.
At this time, many people are graduating from the core work that is required for entry into the higher dimensional states. They are successfully moving through this void-like state to discover radical inner wholeness and light. Yet it’s also at this precipice, where the void-like state meets the light of awakening, that strange things happen.
After having successfully allowed the old structures of our lives to fall away or be transformed, the void-like state often evokes a feeling of nothingness or a perceived dissolution of self—our selves as we have previously known them to be. This represents the completion of the defragmentation process, and even though this is an expected stage of the journey, it can feel very strange. (2)
This dissolution occurs when the core programming that’s commensurate with the lower dimensional states of consciousness no longer exists. Our software and hardware have been wiped clean and rewired, respectively, to hold the intelligibility of a higher dimensional consciousness. It’s the final clearing of the myriad mental and emotional materials that we have defined ourselves as.
The dissolving or melting away of “self” is akin to a spiritual fast where every ounce of mental and emotional impurity is cleansed away. And this process can feel like death for many—but for the sincere spiritual aspirant, it’s nothing to fear! This great thing of nothingness that stands at the threshold of higher dimensional consciousness invites us to experience the peaceful fullness of a clear mind and heart.
Coming into this peaceful fullness means that the deepest caverns of our perceived “self”must be fully seen, understood, and dissolved. As this storehouse of deeply held material becomes liberated from our beings, we experience a great dissolving of our identities, which includes our deep-rooted beliefs, unconscious biases, and somatic triggers. As we continue with this process, we also experience a dissolving of perhaps our most cherished spiritual ideals, philosophical constructs, and intellectual achievements. In short, while the old world continues to chase its trillions of tails, we chase nothing.
Many of us perhaps have felt that the awakening process is about reordering the contents of our minds and hearts into sterile orderliness. As such, we have tried to cleverly control ourselves and the world around us, but this only creates more unnecessary complexity—and this can be very addictive!
This process isn’t about control; it’s about release. If we practice letting go of what comes up, it will naturally float away, each piece of content like a balloon that disappears into the great blue sky.
If we try to fill this nothingness with somethingness again, a discordant symphony of suffering will continue to arise. Yet if we stay with this process, if we continue to release the myriad materials as they arise, we will be cleansed. We will no longer be tempted to fill the nothingness with new schemes, new indoctrinations, new dogmas. The dissolving solves the searching.
It’s not that we become rendered incapable of meaningful thoughts, feelings, or actions, but rather, we see through the programming of a lower dimensional consciousness that has us addictively in bed with suffering. The dissolution process, if we embrace it, deprograms our mental and emotional bodies, which allows us to graduate from the ultimately painful and limiting beliefs and behaviors that have paved our pasts.
Can we allow ourselves to witness the dissolving of our old fossilized pain? Are we willing to touch down into the depths of nothingness to discover everythingness? It’s precisely this dissolution, which is an aspect the void-like state, that is part and parcel of the graduation process that ushers in personal Ascension. We are becoming spiritually reset; we are breaking free from the maddening mentations of the matrix; we are cutting ourselves loose from the old world’s unconscious umbilical cords; we are discovering who we truly are: effortlessly beautiful emanations of love.
This dissolution process dissolves the barriers of perception and feeling that divide us from the light. When we look into the spiritual mirror, we see nothingness staring back at us. This is pure consciousness shining as the Allness of life. Let’s not hide from it. Let’s melt.
Whitney is a passionate student of Life and a psychic empath who has been offering in-depth soul readings and spiritual sessions for over a decade. To learn more about her services or to simply say hi, you can email her at [email protected]
(1) See “Whitney: Crossing the Threshold, Part 2,”
(2) This state sounds very much like what St. John of the Cross meant by a “dark night of the soul.” (See “St. John of the Cross on the Dark Night of the Soul,”
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