Create the Space
By Nancy Zwiers
In 2011, when I was struggling to bounce back from breast cancer, I found myself depressed and adrift. I knew I had to make some changes, but I didn’t really know what changes to make at that point. Shortly after my course of treatment ended, I made plans to meet up with good friends in Sedona, AZ. Known as a “spiritual vortex,” Sedona seemed like a good place to get healing and clarity.
Sedona vortexes (or ‘vortices’) are thought to be swirling centers of energy that are conducive to healing, meditation, and self-exploration. Many people have reportedly felt inspired or recharged after visiting a vortex. There are four main vortexes in Sedona that seem especially alive with this energetic field, one of which—Bell Rock-- I visited on that trip.
I climbed up the rock and found a place to sit and meditate. I got two very clear intuitive messages during that meditation. First was “All is well” and I instantly felt a sense of calm. The second message was a bit less direct: “Create the space.” Create the space? For what? As I reflected on what that meant, I realized that a fool-proof way to invite something new into your life is to first create the space for something new to occupy. Afterall, it is a scientific truth: nature abhors a vacuum.
I immediately started having multiple interpretations of where I would benefit from creating space in my life. For example, I realized I had already created space for a new more fulfilling relationship when I had ended a long-term relationship that had gone bad. Also, I needed more time and space to just be (I had been running at an insane pace in the months prior to my diagnosis).
Since that aha moment, I have leveraged this idea when I have felt any kind of dis-ease or dissatisfaction in my life—where do I need to create the space for greater good?
Over the years, some examples of how I’ve leveraged this powerful concept include:
It’s a new year, ripe with new possibilities. Where can you create the space in this new year for something new and wonderful to show up in your life?
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