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The Empty Glass

September 15, 2017

People always ask if you are a glass half-full or a glass half-empty kind of person, as an indicator of whether or not you have a positive (high-vibration) or negative (low-vibration) energy and life perspective. Years ago, it occurred to me that this question is a bit silly – by its very nature, a glass is refillable! I have now also seen quotes online about this, so apparently I am not the only person to have had this realization.

 

As a part of my journey, however, I have come to see the value, indeed the absolute necessity of the empty glass. And I mean empty – dry, nothing left, not even a single drop remains. To me, this is what complete surrender is. It happens when you have done all you know to do, when you accept that this 3D reality is what it is, and that you cannot change it to fit what you want. When you empty your preconceptions, expectations, your desires, your actions, and even your hopes (please note, I am saying ‘hopes’ not HOPE!), and decide to become an empty glass, only then can Source begin to fill you up with all that is truly meant for you. This is part of the reason why prayer and meditation are central components of religious traditions and mental health practices. Only by quieting the mind can we hear what our soul has to say. If we fill our glasses ourselves, or refuse to consume what we are given, there may not be room left for what is meant for us next, as our divine right. 

 

From a physical standpoint, anytime you create a vacuum by reducing the air pressure, the surrounding matter will be sucked into the void created. If you think about it, this same principle can be applied energetically – if we allow ourselves to be the empty glass, to create a vacuum or a void, then we can, and will, attract what we need – what is meant for us and for our growth – for it will rush in and fill our glass.

Not all of this will be happy and light, sunshine, rainbows, and unicorns. Some of what fills us when we surrender will be challenging, but it is our challenges that allow us to grow and develop. And once we have gone through that set of experiences, and again become an empty glass, we will have a new set of experiences, both gifts and challenges to drain from our glass. It is a beautiful cycle, similar to the evaporative cycle that sustains life on earth. When your glass is full, you can choose to let it evaporate on its own, which can be a long process, or you can decide to drink it down and learn what you need more rapidly. The choice is yours. But each time the glass is emptied and re-filled, you are able to move closer to your purpose, and to your highest good.

 

It does not matter if the glass is full, halfway full, halfway empty, or empty. The glass is what remains, ready to fulfill its destiny, which it to fill and empty, again and again. That is its purpose.

 

Can you embrace the empty glass?

 

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