What happens in your quiet moments? Do you feel connected? A part of all things? Connection can be a mysterious element to define clearly. We know how it feels to be disconnected: it may have the subtle flavour of being out of sorts, not centred, not quite right but not realizing something is off. Or it may come in strong, through the guise of anger, depression or despair and you know something is wrong but cannot quite pinpoint whether it's you or everybody else.
Re-connection is also the processing of aligning with your past, present and future. It makes you stronger and gives you the strength of purpose to align with the greater plan.
DELINEATING THE PAST
Like the blood that courses through our veins, our connection is always there. Even in moments of our deepest and darkest despair our connection is there, it is part of our lifeforce. Unwittingly, we are sometimes the culprits of withholding our own connection leaving us feeling alone, abandoned and bereft.
A pretty bleak scenario that can always changed within an instant. Just like the blood that courses through your veins and pumps your heart, so does your connection which helps you rise up and meet the challenges and joys that life presents to you.
Historically, we have had the tendency to be a rather punitive tribe, an eye for an eye, a life for a life, and then some... If you have perpetrated some real or imagined crime against another he will in turn tend to retaliate either in thought, action or deed. At some level of consciousness it is almost like this is a law, and so it is.
As you become more and more awake to your internal and external surroundings, you start to respond to and live through higher levels of consciousness where this primitive tribal belief is no longer activated. Instead of detracting or polluting, you begin to add to the harmony of the spheres.
NONSENSE VERSUS NON-SENSE
The nonsense that dictated a large part of your living and thinking life begins to appear just as it is, as non-sense. No longer the crucial ingredient that fuels how your internal and external world runs.
Believing in yourself is crucial, but it alone is not enough to be the sole source of power on your journey. There needs to be a connection to something or someone outside yourself. A belief in an energy, source, divine consciousness...whatever the appropriate label is for you. Once you realize that you are not alone, but you are in fact a key element of this organism, this is where you really begin to define a sense of purpose for your life. Separation is but a state of the ego feeling separate, feeling superior, feeling inferior; it is all a state of ego we need to reckon with.
It's not necessarily easy nor does it need to be hard: it is what it is; it has no beginning and no ending.
It is a very good lesson to learn when you're able to hear with the heart. Listening with the compassion and love that this organ enables you to will open new vistas to you.
How would it be to see someone you distrust or someone who has been deceitful or betrayed you, through the eyes of benevolence: with love, grace and compassion instead of looking at them through anger, hatred and frustration. Instead of being repelled by them to find a way in their being-ness, knowing that they're also human and although you may not like their actions or even understand them; you've found a way to give them a space, and to view them with compassion.
What a sweeter world we would live in if we were able to allow ourselves to follow this path and create new tribal traditions.
It's about time to understand that if you're unable to create this kind of compassionate space, right now, that's alright, what is needed is the intention and the will to aspire to create this type of space.
This is not written from a 'condescending or do good doer' space where by loving one another we all live in a harmonious world. It is written from a space of knowing these are very much ego-driven issues and as we begin to tame our ego issues, that highlight shadows in our life and shadows on our souls, we then begin to live from our higher 'ego self' and create new paths to help our continually evolving process. It's just flowing all around you... your connection.
WHERE DO I GO
We belong and have within us a knowingness that we do belong and are truly connected. If you find yourself feeling disconnected, along and adrift, remember, the blood that courses through your veins allows you to remain connected to this physical body, which is you.
Your spiritual connection is your essence and your soul and is always with and within you. It hears not what you hear, it sees not what you see, it feels not what you feel, for if you can allow yourself to tap into the grace afforded you by merely being you, you increase your spiritual horizon, your spiritual depth, your spiritual knowingness.
Remember, we belong, and within us lies a knowingness that we are truly connected. If you feel stuck don't worry, know that it will pass. It is just a hiccup in your development process as you're trying to stretch out and reach beyond imaginary boundaries and chains that have been placed in your soul by you. The restriction you find there have almost always been constructed by you. It's learning how to unravel the past from the present and living purposefully, freely and intention filled lives. Those are all elements to create a powerhouse of a connection within you.
We are all one.
This article was originally written by Karen Johnson for:
The Meta Arts Magazine, New York
© 2012 Karen Johnson, CHt. MHt All rights reserved in all media.
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Karen Johnson is an expert in the field of Human Potential Development an area where she has been a leader for the past decade. A well known Energy Medicine Practitioner, Master Hypnotherapist, Spiritual and Metaphysical Healer and Author.
She also runs an international Intuition Consultant business: consulting and mentoring for individuals and small businesses.
She can be reached at 416.732.2661