In Kabbalah there is a concept of creation called Tzimtzum, to put it simply it is a belief that God being a constant force, everywhere the same, could not create something separate form itself. In order to create “others” God had to create a void, a space… and into the void God projected its light which manifested reality.
I’ve thought today that the act of Tzimtzum is actually happening every time we sit in quiet contemplation. We create the void, that space, and then call out with our inner intent for the Higher Source to manifest guidance.
Without the void one would be pulled by ego, fears, worries, or the control of others. The void, that space, that emptiness, it separates us from the control and manipulation of our personal ego and the will of others in order for us to find the direct experience of personal truth..