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A worldly empire does not provide safety. There is only the Great Void. It is my safety. It is the Goddess’ nurturing and loving Self.

A possible problem when pursuing success, in business or your personal life, is a false sense that you’re building an empire in which you will find safety. There is no secure empire, there is only the Great Void. And it is the one secure Empire.


In other words, were I working to acquire worldly power under the illusion it will give me total security, terror would rise from within me, because on some level I’d know I’m banking on an empire that will actually leave me defenseless, if not now, then eventually. An empire is not reliable; it is ever ready to topple, unlike the Void, which is my safety.


When I plant my awareness firmly in the Void, instead of running from Her, my roots tangle with the World Tree’s. I become aware of being securely held, embraced safely by the endless expanse of outer space; I recognize it as the Goddess’ nurturing and loving womb.


Focus your awareness in the Nothing that is both God and Tao, and from which all matter is born. Let yourself sink into the now—the now is God and Tao. My suggestions are incredibly hard to implement, for all sorts of reasons, let alone with any consistency. Bit by bit, we can do it more and more.


It can help to use this entry as a contemplation.


I also wrote some of my above phrases into a prayer that helps:

Goddess, stop my running from You. Plant my awareness in the Nothing that is both You and Tao, and from which all matter is born. Let me sink into the now. Let me know in my gut that this moment is Your care of me, my safety, and my source.


This blog post is an adapted excerpt from my two-volume Faerie Book of Shadows, available only from the author: https://stardrenched.com/2016/10/01/book-of-shadows/

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Francesca De Grandis aka Outlaw Bunny is the bestselling author of "Be a Goddess!" Founder of The Third Road, a Faerie Shamanism tradition that she teaches through both text and oral tradition, De Grandis says, "I'm a trickster working for benevolent chaos Gods, so I don't play mean tricks." Bard, painter, mystical innovator, and busy elf who works part-time for Santa Claus, she blogs here and on her own sites, www.stardrenched.com and www.outlawbunny.com


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