This post is a continuation from the ‘White Rabbit Syndrome’ post that I made a few weeks prior. In that post, I spoke of having the ‘White Rabbit Syndrome.’ For me, this basically amounted to an intensely strong urgency to get moving on and toward something without any clear understanding of where I was going and what I was supposed to accomplish. I spoke of some of the external events that lead me to turn away from that hectic and often unsettling inner energy of the white rabbit. However, the changes I desired to make would not have been possible without introducing a new, healthier, counter energy into my internal mix.
You see, according to the laws of physics, the introduction of something new had to occur in an intentional and purposeful way for positive change to take place and old, stubborn habits to break. In science, it is said that nature abhors a vacuum. What this means is that within all places of the Universe, there is no place where absolutely NOTHING can exist. SOMETHING has to fill that space because there is no such thing as emptiness within our natural world. This is true across the board and within every aspect of life. For example, our own physical bodies will fill a newly opened and vacated hole with fluid or an internal substance because it is scientifically impossible for NOTHING to exist there. How this translates to our own internal processing system is simple.
When we remove, or empty out the space of something old (like a bad habit), there is a momentary gap or lack of anything existing there. If we are not intentional and purposeful with what we want to change in our life, some new and perhaps less healthy habit will come along and replace it. This will happen with or without our own emotional, psychological, or spiritual awareness of it, for nature abhors a vacuum and none of us can outrun the laws that govern our entire Universe. So, it is scientifically and Universally essential to become mindful in the choices, decisions, and changes that we make.
When I recognized the ‘White Rabbit’ energy that had been surrounding me, I realized that I needed to shift and take ownership over this internal urging. I took some time to think about how I could counter this energy. Again, another law of physics guided my internal processing. According to Newton’s 3rd law in physics, he states that ‘for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.’ So now I had to look at how this Universal law applied to the energy within me. I reasoned that the equal part for me was finding something to fit into that energetic space that would be compatible with what this space of internal force was trying to accomplish. The white rabbit was showing up as an energy of movement and purpose for me within this world. Although its intention was good, the energy was way too high strung and hectic for me to be able to hear or decipher any internal messages that could guide me to the path of my own highest potential. I was right on board with the energy to get there and get it done, but there was no clear arrow or direction around its overextended urgency. So, I had to consider what an opposite reaction to the frenzied white rabbit energy would be…a calm, easy-going, slower moving TURTLE!
Now this sat well within me. I had a focus point that I could turn to when the white rabbit energy came hampering along. I could take some slow, deep breathes and invite in the cool, calm, and collected turtle energy to slow things down. Over time, I even realized what a balanced blend this mix created. The turtle provides me the calmness and slower pace that I need to maintain my bearing in life. It also reminds me to move slow enough to hear, see, and internalize the subtle forces that move about to create our natural world…which have proven to be the most reliable factors for me to lean on within my life. However, I will always have the memory of the white rabbit energy to shine like a beacon upon my path. It reminds me that God does have a plan and need for me to find my way and own my purpose within this lifetime.