This month’s theme is …connected. While I know that connected means different things for different people, for me it means being connected to everything: my higher power, myself, my own inner truth and voice, my community, my dear friends, my family (in particular my father, who recently passed), the planet and ideally, one day connected with my partner. (Not because I’m not connected with him currently, but because I don’t have one!).
Recently, I’ve been re-reading The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s all about refocusing ourselves to orient our yearning or experience towards a feeling, rather than a goal that is outside of us. Connected is my most Core Desired Feeling.
The experience of connected is one where I feel a sense of oneness. Where I don’t notice the separation between me and the ‘outside’ (whether outside is the earth, my higher power or someone else). I feel gratitude and inner-peace. My heart feels open to anything and everything and I fully trust how things are unfolding. I buzz with joy and bliss! It’s pretty freaking sweet!
The value in being connected might be self-evident, but when I remember that I’m one with everything my world opens up and I become of true service.
Over the last year, I have sunk deeper and deeper into this experience. First, through the process of falling in love and recognizing in that journey that the love I was falling into was with my own divinity through that other person.
From there, the focus changed to connecting with my guides and being in deep communion with them. Learning to access my Akashic records, studying the work of positive intelligence, and bringing myself into the present moment more consistently. All the while coming to recognize the preciousness of life as I watched my father battle his illness.
Finally, I began taking daily walks with my higher power, the Goddess, and praying. When all other prayers failed, the prayer, “Thank you God, thank you God, thank you God!” continued coming forward.
My life is totally different today than it was a year ago. Without knowing it, I was pursuing and experiencing deeper and deeper connection.
Moving forward I know that being connected is my North Star and the ultimate reason for living. And I’m grateful to come to that recognition at this age so that I can orient my life and my world toward it.
Okay over to you:
Let me know, what has you feel connected? How do you continue to grow in your connections? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below.
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