Connections. This word has been coming up for me quite often lately. In my meditations, in my reflection time, randomly when I am watching TV or pick something up to read, and in conversations with others.
This word represents so much to me – connecting hearts, connections with another person, truly feeling the love that is present. Love is a word that describes many different things – not only romantic love. It’s love of God, love of self, love of friends, love of family, love of nature, of peace, of tangible and intangible things.
If grief, I think of connections as a way to remain connected to my loved one who has made their transition. I have discovered ways to remain connected to them while healing from the absence of their physical presence in my life. These connections are strong and I feel their presence, their love with me.
“God enters by a private door into every individual.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I realized that the Divine connects with each of us individually, this quote by Emerson had extra special meaning for me. I believe each of us connects with one another through heart connections. Our connection with the Inner Divinity within us is the anchoring, grounding point. Out of this connection all other connections with loved ones, colleagues, nature, our furbabies, all connections blossom out of our connection with the Divine.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
By connecting with the Divine within, I believe we have the opportunity to discover ourselves – to be the person we choose to be, rather than the person society believes us to be, or what we think we should be because of false beliefs about ourselves. Connecting with the Divine within reminds us of the Truth of who we are and what we can do in and as ourselves. It’s not about material possessions, or our reputation – it’s truly about who are inside. When we are anchored in that loving space, we connect on a deeper level, in an authentic and sincere manner.
Connections bring a mental picture of a bridge. A bridge is inviting, it connects two places, and it encourages inclusiveness. By connecting hearts, places, paths, whatever the purpose of the bridge is – it ultimately encourages Oneness. Our life, what I often refer to as our sacred journey – is one made up of connections. Not all connections are heart felt, sincere, and authentic. I invite us to spend some time in the quiet, reflecting on our connections. Are they authentic, sincere, and steeped in love? If not, what are we feel called to do? Do we shift them, let them go, or …?
When I feel the connection within, I feel the connection without. By letting go that which no longer serves, not burning a bridge but rather lovingly releasing it, I am empowering myself to live the life I imagine, one that I dream of, co-create with the Divine, is what I want to experience in and as me and my life – this journey of life is sacred and I am grateful. We have choices in life, to let go, to engage, to shift, and to participate. When a connection no longer feels authentic, safe, and what I want to experience I give myself permission to release it. Release it without judgment, release it with Love. I feel the loving connections within and all around me. I am part of this bridge. I am a part of Life. I am grateful and blessed. Thank you sweet Spirit~