Running on Empty – The Up-Side

As my journey continues to walk me through more loss, I’ve felt myself like a dreamy shell, emptied out, raw, vulnerable and transparent.

As I’ve gone into this experience, deeply and slowly, I’ve realized that I have been blessed with some insights that have made this process an immense blessing, full of graciousness, and I wanted to share it with you so that, in your times of loss, you can fully receive all that is here for you.

Watch my video where I share why being empty after a loss can be a good thing.

I’ve recognized, as I’ve witnessed this death and loss, that the emptiness is a great gift and something I don’t often allow myself to drop into. I empty out during meditations, but when the universe wipes the slate clean, it is a clearing that we wouldn’t ever choose for ourselves and yet this powerful time is ripe with so many opportunities to allow something new and even more fully aligned with our highest good.

The biggest key is to make sure not to hurry and fill up that space with the quickest and easiest distraction/filler we can find. To truly honor what has passed and to really make sure that we are letting this clearing away be of service in our lives, it’s essential to hold that empty space in reserve for something that is truly worthy of that space. Is TV or getting lost in on-line distractions what we want to take the space of a relationship?

With the blank slate in front of you, what new art do you choose to make of your life? Pay attention, because the universe never takes away without offering something to fill it up. It may take some time, but it is always worth the wait.

How have you chosen to deal with losses in your life? Have you had the opportunity to turn a loss into something that has made more beauty in the world? Please share your insights and experiences in the comment section below.

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To all of you who are grieving a loss, great or small, my heart and prayers are with you.

Much love and all blessings,


  1. Lakshmi Kerner on June 13, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    So sorry to hear that your sweet kittie transitioned to the next level. But, lucky you, you now have your very own kittie angel looking out for you.

    I love and miss you, sweetheart, and will schedule a meeting with you soon. Things are getting better for me and although they’re not where I want them to be, my life is definitely headed in the right direction.

    I love my work with you, you are so powerful and loving … and I miss it.


    • admin on June 15, 2013 at 2:25 am

      Oh I miss you too darling Fairy Godmother!
      Thanks your you!

  2. Ms A on June 14, 2013 at 12:37 am

    As is the inner core emptiness of the torus’ shape, there is space.

    An angelic being recently showed me a feeling of emptiness I embrace: that if my chakras are aligned and my heart open, the angelic being can slowly draw a flaming sword down through my energy body from crown to toe, and it clears the inner channel, and helps create clarity. I check in sometimes now to see where I am with this sense of emptiness and alignment.

    Emptying out, being emptied out, experiencing grief, ahh… so painful.. so part of the process of life, and such a different flavor than the usual *joy* in life we awakening beings are mostly feeling… so, in this empty and profound grief, I can only salute you in sharing that depth of feeling, like a deep cave. And this emptiness is a sacred zone, which you are held in.

    • admin on June 15, 2013 at 2:23 am

      Ah yes, that tube torus has been downloading me as well, showing me, on the energetic level, what Martin Prechtel teaches in Bolad’s Kitchen: all offerings to feed the Holy. Feed the Holy first. I find that if I make sure to treat all as Holy it is difficult to go wrong. In making beauty out of grief, I honor the life that has passed and fed into more life. Tears pave the road for our loved ones to become our ancestors. I can feel the love even more expanded from my loved ones now that they are limitless.

  3. JaniG on June 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    First, thank you for your beautiful and honest sharing about being in that space of emptiness that loss creates. I feel compelled to speak about being on the other side of a ‘loss’…what I mean is that soon I am going to be the one to initiate a release/break-up with someone I love…and I realize that I will be creating a loss for someone I care deeply about…I also feel a deep sense of humility and even gratitude for the clear guidance I feel about making this decision…I want to keep my heart open, not blame, not try to find ‘reasons’ for this or that…I simply feel in my gut that it is time to move out of this relationship..and I am attempting to do it in a way that honors the beauty of what we’ve discovered together and honors my own commitment to follow my truth… I’d love to hear from anyone who’s been here before…I felt like I wanted to share this.
    Thanks Amanda for being you and for this forum,

  4. admin on June 15, 2013 at 2:19 am

    It is such a great gift to allow the truth of the heart to speak. It is an honoring of the highest path and allows freedom for your partner to walk their fullest truth as well. Who really wants to be with someone out of a contracted obligation? We should grieve when we let go, I believe, rather than run away in fear or relief because we’ve long outstayed our welcome in any relationship. Honoring the cycles of life & death in all its forms is what keeps the cycle of life flowing smoothly. Blessings on your courage to walk in your truth!

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