The existence of this entire universe seems to be predicated on the phenomenon of transforming nothing into something – out of nothing comes stars and planets and so on – so what is this nothing? Surely it is something and not nothing. Leading edge quantum physicists are postulating the nothing is consciousness. Metaphysicians have been convinced for eons that the nothing is a field of infinite possibilities.
The Taoists call the nothing ‘the void that is not empty’, implying pure potential and furthermore suggest an access point to it reached by gathering your consciousness in the centre of your brain and then gazing into the space between and behind your eyes. If on so doing, you project an image or scene representing a reality you wish to bring into manifestation, they say you will cause something like that to materialise in the fullness of time. This places you in the causative realm on a par, in the microcosmic sense, with whatever generates the universe in the first place – call it the Tao, it doesn’t matter – names are just names.
Hence it is important to be aware of the images you project. Every time you indulge a fearful thought, you are projecting that as an image, which if not countered will produce that reality at some point - tantamount to praying for what you don’t want.
Let it be a discipline to concentrate on projecting images or scenes representing what you actually want rather than what you don’t want and by and by, as you grow steadier in the practice, you will manifest a reality that pleases you progressively more.
This applies to immediate situations as well as the broader, longer-term view.
Think of what’s ahead of you today and tonight and consider the outcome you want for each then project an image or scene representing that outcome into the void that is not empty, into the field of pure potential. Hold the image or scene steady and say something like, ‘let this or something even better now come to pass,’ and carry on as you were.
If you enjoy and are encouraged by the sensation evoked take a broader, more long-term view and project the sort of reality you’d like to manifest for yourself and, by extension, those around you, in say 90 days time.
Keep the identities of potential others out of it in case you inadvertently trap anyone in your reality who isn’t meant to be there and merely focus on you in the centre of the visualisation, looking and feeling exactly as you’d look and feel had you already manifested the desired conditions.
There are no limits to what you can manifest other than those of your imagination and of physical possibility, so be bold and dare to see the biggest, most splendid picture possible. Return to it often to alter or embellish it at will and above all to reinforce it.
Meanwhile keep breathing slowly and evenly and give thanks for what you see around and within you, for this is the reality you’ve manifested so far. Being grateful for where and what you are now provides a release mechanism to enable the new to come about.
And that, in a nutshell, comprises the key to mastering the material.
I hope you find it useful and wish you splendid outcomes.
Love, Steph, the D