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Emptiness and the Path to Fulfillment

Emptiness is the Pathway to Abundance

Psychotherapy deals with obsessions, emotional turmoil, and unconscious trauma.
Psychotherapy / Psychiatry
Psychiatry deals largely with abnormal behaviors based on chemical imbalances.

As I work with the CHI Sun, I am realizing that there is another kind of pain. It is not chemical. It is not emotional. This pain is characterized by the drive to bury it. It is emptiness. People will drink alcohol, take pills, play incessantly on the computer with things like video games and Facebook, watch upsetting daily news, and go shopping for things they don’t need. All of this is to keep the nervous system and brain so busy that we are distracted from the emptiness.

I recently attended a group meeting that got on the topic of addiction. People start their addictions with a method to distract from the internal pain of emptiness. They might drink more and more beer, play more and more news or video games, gamble, drink lots of coffee or try hallucinogenic drugs. There are so many escapes from emptiness. Psychiatrists have us try every imaginable pill. Unfortunately, this emptiness is irrepressible. We might hold it down for a month or a year, but it manages to pop up despite every addiction.

Corporate GreedAs it turns out, this is a huge profit opportunity. Companies seek to sell products that both mask the pain of emptiness and are addictive. Some of the people in the meeting I attended talked about their battles with eating too much food. Processed grains, oils, and sugars go right through the gut and into the blood stream, upsetting the blood chemistry. This temporarily makes them unconscious to their pain. However, they must keep eating for this method to work. I was surprised that most members of this group talked about their battles with addictions to psychiatric meds. The pills worked at first, but then, these people need to take more and more pills. They felt awful from the pills and eventually, in all cases described, the pills stopped working. Even at maximum dosage, the pain of emptiness emerged through the deadness. Trying to get off the meds allowed the pain to get even louder.

Many in the group were compelled to cover up the emptiness, moving from one product that promises relief to another hoping they could find the magic answer. However, this approach winds up with users becoming serial addicts, addicted to products that are profitable only to their manufacturers. It makes me wonder if this emptiness is at the heart of consumerism. Is our desperate need to fill the void what keeps the gears of our economy running?

What is this pain?

A feeling of disconnectedness from those around us…

Emotional emptiness is described as a feeling of disconnectedness from those around us, from our environment, and from ourselves. After engaging in an addiction for weeks or months, the effect of temporarily filling the emptiness fades. We discover that we still feel disconnected. The emptiness is back. Yet we still have the pill’s side effects plus withdrawal symptoms.


What causes emptiness?

Psychologists say it stems from a non-supportive childhood home and sell psychotherapy sessions. Psychiatrists say it is caused by a chemical imbalance and sell psychiatric drugs. Others offer us distractions: Social media companies sell us cute kitty videos. Food companies sell us twinkies, soft drinks, and alcohol. TV news, caffeine, and cocaine make our nervous system so busy that we are distracted from feeling our emptiness.

Can emptiness be a good thing?

My brother Tom says “YES!” … In the world of addiction, most people hardly even notice emptiness because they have buried it, having chosen addiction instead. So if you actually feel emptiness, especially have a painful awareness of it, then you’re ahead because that means you can stay conscious during the pain and work your way through it.” From this perspective, feeling the emptiness became a possible opportunity rather than a problem. An optimal approach might be to focus on the physical experience of emptiness.

An opportunity…

But what is this emptiness?

Is it related to our adopted identity?  We so often identify with being small, inadequate, unlovable, shameful, or powerless. This seems like the “separateness” described in…

A Course In Miracles

T-2.I.1. To extend is a fundamental aspect of God which He gave to His Son. 2 In the creation, God extended Himself to His creations and imbued them with the same loving Will to create. 3 You have not only been fully created, but have also been created perfect. 4 There is no emptiness in you. 5 Because of your likeness to your Creator you are creative. 6 No child of God can lose this ability because it is inherent in what he is, but he can use it inappropriately by projecting. 7 The inappropriate use of extension, or projection, occurs when you believe that some emptiness or lack exists in you, and that you can fill it with your own ideas instead of truth.

T-2.I.2. These related distortions represent a picture of what actually occurred in the separation, or the “detour into fear.” 2 None of this existed before the separation, nor does it actually exist now.

T-2.I.5. Whatever lies you may believe are of no concern to the miracle, which can heal any of them with equal ease. 2 It makes no distinctions among misperceptions. 3 Its sole concern is to distinguish between truth on the one hand, and error on the other.

If emptiness is just an illusion we project on ourselves, why do we do it?

The answer seems self-evident. While the Constitution claims we are sovereign men and women, in charge of our government, the post-modern ideology claims that we are basically powerless beyond our membership in groups. The Climate Change agenda tells us that everything we do is destroying Earth. Essentially, we are taught that we are a useless blight on earth. If we accept this, we are projecting it into ourselves. We are creating our own shame, inadequacy or fear. We are unlovable. On and on. Through our repeating the mantras of the “experts” who we follow, we are carving this emptiness within ourselves. We are denying our own sovereignty. A Course In Miracles claims that we are made full and complete, and that only by believing that we are, in some way, empty can we create it. It sounds like we fill our identity with lies. We have essentially created an Artificial Intelligence within us.

How can we dissolve this false identity?

We are told that the CHI Sun dissolves the programming, the Artificial Intelligence within us. If this is true, then using the CHI Sun will dissolve the emptiness. This becomes an intriguing hypothesis!

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Experiment into emptiness:

The next time you are feeling emptiness within you, please apply your CHI Sun and see if the emptiness melts away. See if you can reduce or eliminate whatever you are using to bury the emptiness and still be free of the emptiness. While you’re at it, feel into the emptiness. Can you describe what the emptiness feels like? What is it made of? Also, if you can, feel into the place where the emptiness was before the CHI Sun was used. What remains instead of the emptiness.

A systems engineer by training, he moved early in his career from efficient use of fossil fuel energy to efficient use of human energy. Human consciousness is severely crippled in most all of us compared to the full potentials of consciousness so Richard has made studying and optimizing human consciousness into a 30 year career choice.

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