The Sacred Womb, the Great Silence, the Nothingness…these are terms that you may have heard used to describe that place of complete solitude from which all of life, of creation, begins.
If you have ever seen the movie The Neverending Story, a fabulous tale about how our imagination (Fantasia) is destroyed by the Nothingness and how, within that nothingness, lies the very spark that can recreate Fantasia. You see both sides of the Nothingness…the positive and the negative: the spark and the destruction of life.
As children, Fantasia is as real as the physical world. As adults, most often we lose the connection to Fantasia – the mythical, magical, mystical world of fairies, elves, gnomes and other elementals, angels, archetypal figures, power animals and spirit guides, ascended masters and the like. In shamanic terms, it is called “non-ordinary reality”. We become robotic as the Nothingness consumes us.
But what if we went into this emptiness to revive Fantasia, to reconnect with this so-called “invisible” world?
I have recently entered that vast emptiness, that great silence, after having descended into the jaws of hell, releasing (all) the muck of my past, that which I delineated in my “Love letter to myself” in my last post. The descent was excruciating, to say the least, as I peeled off layer after layer of the baggage that I have carried for so long.
But now I am in the stillness, a period of gestation, where life will begin anew, where I will be naked, exposed, vulnerable and wobbly since I don’t have the artificial props of my past to support me. What I DO have, though, is the nurturing warmth of the Sacred Womb from which my Fantasia will be reborn, from that small spark. The phoenix will rise again!
However, being in this stillness isn’t much easier than plummeting into the depths of hell. It takes a lot of effort to create the structures that will evolve into a new life, a new reality.
But isn’t it all well worth it? To move from a state of karmic release to a state of dharma. To move from a life of fate to fulfilling your destiny? Where Fantasia is the sanctuary in which your purpose in life is played out? The neverending story of life!
And now as I sit in silence in the stillness, I repeat to myself “I am in the loving embrace of nothingness, where all of life begins”.
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ERICA TUCCI had a full life as a corporate manager of a Fortune 500 company, a healing arts business owner and an author. It all came to a screeching halt in June 2011 when she had a stroke. During her recovery, she gained much wisdom about what’s really important in life. Although she was a Reiki master, massage therapist and life coach as well as a corporate cog for many years, she realized that her passion was her books. Her hope now is that the messages of her books will be an inspiration for others, young and old. Visit her websites at www.ericatucci.com, www.sarahsgiftseries.com and www.radiantsurvivor.com.