Rev. Arlene Meyer, our Minister, posts mid-week messages on this blog. Come back often to read her inspiring and thought-provoking posts. Learn more about her.
In all changes in life there are endings and beginnings. As difficult as beginnings and endings can be, it is the Middle, some call it ”The Void” – the time between something ending and another thing beginning – that can truly be a challenge.
It is during this “Middle” that doubts and fears really rear up and begin to plague us. It seems like we will never reach our goal or that new beginning. We are neither here nor there.
Endings can certainly be upsetting; it is like an earthquake shaking up our life. The Void, is like being lost at sea or in the desert. This time can feel empty because we no longer have what is familiar and we do not yet have that which is new and often exciting.
But this time in the Middle is an important aspect of the change process in that it is here that we strengthen our spiritual selves in preparation for what is yet to come. There are many mystics that see this, “ Middle” as “Sacred Emptiness,” for it is during this time that we become truly alive, awake, and receptive to wisdom.
It is here, if we willing to spend time in The Silence, when God may speak directly to us…but we must be open and willing to receive His Presence.
Quote of the Week
“Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.” Wayne Dyer