Saw the image above along with the title: “Black cat climbs into bed and basically becomes the VOID,” and thought, ‘Yes, we perceive the VOID as intense blackness—a nothingness that we cannot comprehend, but is it nothingness or are we incapable of defining the something that it truly is?’
My guess is the latter because I’ve seen some pretty strange, unexplainable things during different states of awareness, so the two eyes staring back at you from the lightless background aren’t that far-fetched a consideration to me.
There is SO much happening around us or even within us that is nearly beyond our ability to fathom simply because we can’t comprehend/consider the total context in which it can all coexist at the same time. We keep trying to make sense of it from our current world-view, and it simply won’t comply with it.
Figuring out this world that we inhabit isn’t either a choice of it being THIS or THAT, or it being a matter of defining our existence with a simple YES or NO question that can determine the proper answer. The VOID itself may be EVERYTHING and NOTHING combined, and THAT possibility makes our world what it truly is: where EVERYTHING and NOTHING can exist together at the same time.
Some physicists would even claim that we are far more NOTHING and less SOMETHING than we can even imagine.
In fact I’ll bet the black cat doesn’t even know that he ceased to exist separate from the black hole that he is occupying, because to him the world looks the same from inside the hole as from outside it. He might notice your eyes grew large and your jaw dropped when he turned around inside to look back out at you, but to him you probably look exactly like the same strange human you always did who fills his food bowl and calls him funny names.
But when you consider what ‘the VOID’ even might be, I would suggest that it isn’t a ‘nothingness.’ It is more likely a phase change—a shift in energetic composition from one state of beingness to a different state of beingness; and for us earthly folks to actually perceive that ‘different state of beingness’ one needs to be capable of recognizing the sensory markers that define the VOID’s particular beingness state.
I’ve heard ‘the VOID’ defined in different ways—some being extreme opposites, from the total absence of any kind of existence to the energetic primordial soup of ALL possibility just waiting to be manifested and materialized—like when you are baking a cake from scratch, you first need the basic raw ingredients to combine to make the initial batter that then rises into more solid substance with heat and time. The VOID may hold the ‘energetic ingredients for ALL possible manifestation,’ just awaiting your command to create it.
Right or wrong, I’ve personally thought of ‘the VOID’ as the ‘marginal zone’ where discarnate spirits who have left their earthly body, but who have not transitioned far enough to make it all the way back to true Spirit World because for some reason those particular discarnate spirits get stuck in that ‘gray-scale zone’ (at least as I have perceived it), due to fear of the unknown awaiting them or an unrelenting loyalty to a living person still on earth, or perhaps due to some infamous “unfinished business” that they may still have with the living, as TV shows often depict their reason for sticking around.
A discarnate’s intentions may not necessarily be ‘to haunt you’ as much as they may be trying to make some sense out of what they are currently experiencing, when the world that they once knew now no longer responds and reacts to them reciprocally.
So for my two-cents worth, I may not know exactly what ‘the VOID’ truly is or what its purpose might be in the Grand Scheme of things, but I’m pretty sure it is more than just NOTHING, although I don’t know what the SOMETHING is, that it might actually be.