The Void or Vacuum One of the most powerful questions that a person can ask is, "Why do I do this?" This is a very important question for a psychotherapist to ask when inquiring of a client to explore the origins and reasons for certain behaviors. The use of background music and ultraviolet light sources in a therapy session should enhance and facilitate cathartic and deep feeling answers to this question. For example, asking the client why they overeat, abuse drugs, engage in alcoholic behavior or suffer from depression should reveal insights and connections to significant experiences. The client may reveal that the reason for their behavior has its roots in the loss of a parent, through divorce or death. Such a trauma, plus a series of tough or unpleasant experiences, may leave the client feeling as if there has been a void or vacuum left in their lives. They may also experience such a void within their own bodies. The adoption of maladaptive behaviors, such as overeating, alcoholism and other addictions, may serve as an attempt, by the client, to fill the vacuum or void in their bodies and their lives. The same may hold true for mood, anxiety, personality and more serious mental disorders. Separation from family and loved ones, in late adolescence, may create a void in a young person's life; which they may try to fill with extensive drug use, psychotic breakdowns, antisocial behavior and alcohol abuse. This void has its counterpart in the superconscious, transpersonal realm. It may be hard to fathom, that a person who overeats, compulsively gambles, and engages in destructive sex, is trying to fill a metaphysical or cosmic void. I have already stated that a human being is a microcosmic replication of the entire universe. If there is a physical void in the universe, with its counterpart in the spiritual cosmos, then such a phenomenon has to exist inside human beings. Thus, it holds true that the causes for certain behaviors have their roots in real-life situations and cosmic realities. What is this VOID? On the cosmic level, it is a vacuum in transpersonal, cosmic space. Nothing exists there and yet something is there and it is usually a sense of a soul or self that is alone and undetected. This cosmic vacuum may have its counterpart in certain stages of prenatal and perinatal life. This relationship between cosmic elements, perinatal experiences and life experiences, in general, substantiates the connectedness of all aspects of life. Yes, a person may overeat, abuse alcohol or do many other things in order to fill a void precipitated by transpiritual, evolutionary and real-life events. By inducing an Altered State of Consciousness (ASC), through free association or other mind-altering methods, a person can get in touch with the root causes of the void.
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