The Space Between

There’s so much space between.

Space between thoughts, words, breaths, blinks, heartbeats, moments…..everything. Yet, we spend so much time focused on the busyness, action, expression—all those things that catch our attention and hold our focus. But in the middle of it all—is this beautiful space of pure being. So subtle we often miss it. Hidden in plain sight, we miss the peace, the being, the connection to a higher purpose—that is woven into the silent space.

This physical world is mostly space. There’s much more “space” in a tree, than there is “matter”. Of course, to see this you’d have to magnify it by 200-400x. Here’s a photo of the Paulownia Tree magnified by 200X to show you the amount of space that exists between something as visually solid as a tree.


Take a moment and allow yourself to tune into this space. Notice it exists. Notice the purity of it. Like a blank slate all around you and within you—a place where you can create without all the distraction of the physical world. Once you are aware of the space between everything, it actually becomes much easier to sense. And in this space, where physical life is on pause, you can connect to a state of awareness that fosters personal empowerment, peace of mind, strength of spirit and more.

With practice, the conscious acknowledgement of this part of your being can improve your life. This space can be experienced during meditation, hypnosis, deep breathing, exercise, and other mind-body states of being.

The space between is just as much a part of life as everything we can physical see, touch and experience. It just takes a shift in your awareness and a willingness to think outside of the box.

Here’s to your Happy Space!

These little things called thoughts…..

Today I’d like to focus on thoughts. Those little (often annoying) brain pings which happen thousands of times every day. The ones that tell us we’re good enough. The ones that tell us we’re not. Even the ones running amok in the background, unconsciously controlling much of our life.

Well, until recently, I’d forgotten once again that — I do, in fact — have some control over this. I’d gotten into a mental slump and found my negative thoughts feeding on each other, growing bigger and stronger, until they eventually threw me so far off course I almost forgot I could change it. Almost.

Cue upbeat music here.

So, as I sat one day mulling my negative-thought existence, it occurred to me— I got myself into this mental mess, so I sure as heck can get myself out of it. I’d done it before. I could do it again. Right? At first, I really wasn’t sure.

I committed to 5-10 minutes a day to get myself on a different road. Why only 5-10 minutes? Well, because I decided to utilize self-hypnosis. (a quick search yields some great ways to induce hypnosis for yourself!) And since hypnosis can literally access and rewrite the computer of your brain, it’s the best place I could think of to focus on—minimal time necessary for quality output.

So far, I’m on day 10. While in a deeply relaxed state, I remind myself of what is true. I am at peace. I am capable. I focus on the positive. Things like that. Well, guess what? Today, very few negative thoughts are cycling around in my brain. The few I’m still working on have lost their hold on me and are easily dealt with because I’ve bombarded them with so many positive messages. And I’ve done it from the source of the problem—my thoughts, which exist in my subconscious mind, which then runs my life—have been put on notice.

Be positive or go home. 🙂 I got this. Image