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This blog is about the space in between. And the power of the space in between.
When I arrive at my work as an Angel Reader and Intuitive Coach for Watkins on a Tuesday I find that I am surrounded by many thousands of books. Although I would love to read every one, I know that I cannot so I navigate these by divination. Sometimes a book will hurl its self off the shelf towards me, sometimes I spill coffee on a book and have in all conscience to buy it. Or a book will shine its way across the floor at me and I respond to its light.
One day however I took a more conventional approach and simply asked a colleague “XXX out of all the books here which is your favourite?
Without hesitation he walked across the floor; climbed on a stool; fished about a bit and handed me Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching ‘A book about the way and the power of the way’. Then he told me that Ursula Le Guin, one of my favourite authors had edited a version. So I ordered that and have continued to be entranced by the book which is in the format of verses ever since.
I particularly love verse no 11 which is called The uses of not,
meet in the hub.
Where the wheel isn’t
is where its useful.
clay makes a pot.
Where the pot’s not
is where its useful.
Cut doors and windows
to make a room.
Where the room isn’t,
there’s room for you.
So the profit in what is
is in the use of what isn’t’.
It made me think of how much gratitude I sometimes have for things that are not actually there. For instance sacred silence that brings deep peace when with a friend who is most beloved. Or when things are going well, I love the lack of drama. But of course this is a profound verse, that Ursula comments is counter intuitive. She is right. Emptiness contains everything. Navigate well.
And here is an Angel Blessing for the Day:
‘Truly peace and emptiness contains all the treasures of your days. For these privileges are a blessing that enable your soul to sing. Understand your self to be blessed. You are served by filling your days with service and love”.
Wishing you dear reader a wonderful weekend. x