Making a change? Welcome to the void…

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What if you woke up in the pure exquisite knowledge that every decision you’d ever made had been wrong? Because they led you here, where every moment is either an agony or an escape. Would you have the courage to call out to your tribe? Would they welcome you? Would they even recognize you after you’ve been gone so long?

Within the human experience, change can be defined as the process of altering our attentions. An attention is simply information (internal or external stimuli) that your brain has learned to recognize as a component of influence in your current system state. From noticing the very literal difference in wavelength between traffic lights to feeling the change in a lover’s heartbeat, our interpretations and responses to these attentions shape and colour our worlds.

So… change?

The ridiculously limited, but delightfully human, scope of our attentions finds its closest analogy in the electromagnetic spectrum, where what we see as visible light is proportionally infinitesimal when considered against the vast universal spectrum of wavelengths. Because our current attentions create our worlds, and since we can only model our experience on a tiny selection slice of the grand universe at any given time, we have a hell of a lot of worlds to chose from. But is it choice? Can we manually change our attentions?

Yes. But it will challenge every part of your being. And like the spectrum, when you step out of the habitual, what your brain has been trained to see, we step blind into true nothingness – the end of reward. This is the vast unfathomable, and the horror is real. We all know it; we’ve all reached out and cowered at its coldness, its meanness. But this is the only way back to your tribe. Welcome to the void…

Read the next post… Why risk the void?

Explore the full blog serial…
Making a change? Welcome to the void!
Making a change? Why risk the void?
Making a change? The REAL reason to risk the void!
Making a change? The mindfulness key
Making a change? A warning from the void!
Making a change? Connecting with your universal self – Part 1
Making a change? Connecting with your universal self – Part 2
Making a change? Finding your authentic self

15 thoughts on “Making a change? Welcome to the void…

    • Hark, is that a voice from the other side of the void? lol One of the great gifts of change, of retuning our minds, is realizing that our tribe has been along side us all along, sometimes just waiting for us to check our messages ~wink (metaphysical or gmail lol).

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  4. Hi!

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    • Better than OK! I think you’re blowing it out of the water! …in your Canadian canoe of course πŸ˜‰ Thank you for subscribing to my blog! As a kindred renaissance spirit with a similarly wide reaching – yet so often grasping – brain, I’m honoured you want to share in this journey. I’d like to invite all my readers to take a few magical moments for a visit with Jo at the link below, where she graciously allows us into her world…

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