Each of the fundamental forces of creation—Earth, Water, Air, and Fire—exist as separate elements, yet the glue of creation Spirit flows through and connects them. In the same way, we as individuals are deeply connected to each other and to the creation forces of nature.
Acknowledging this deep connection to all life is the cornerstone of spirituality and a resilient spirit, says Brene Brown in her book The Gifts of Imperfection. “Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spiritually brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.”
She goes on to say that in her research, “Without exception, spirituality—the belief in connection, a power greater than self, and interconnections grounded in love and compassion—emerged as a component of resilience.”
It seems our spiritual connectedness is what brings us the resilient ability to overcome adversity. Not only does it help us bounce back when we experience disappointment, failure, tragedy, and trauma—it also helps us have the heart of compassion for ourselves and others when they experience the same.
Opening to connection is so important because this opening to receive centers and grounds you. And it’s so simple to do. Simply, go outside in nature. Take a deep breath and say, “I open to receive and feel my deep connection to all life.” You can also ask for the answer to a problem you are experiencing, then open to receive.
The living field of creation that flows through nature will infuse you with a feeling of connection and upliftment anytime you consciously request it and open to receive.
This week feel more fully into your sense of connection.
– How connected to all life do you feel?
– Are you taking the time you need to connect with the natural world when you feel disconnected or need solutions to a problem?
– Do you open to compassion when you are aware of the suffering of others?
– Do you channel that compassion in healthy ways: writing, creating, and/or taking positive action?
– Do you allow your sense of connection to support you in times of adversity?
– Do you open for the connecting energy of spirit and your community to uplift you and help you be more resilient?
– How do you need to open for more connection with others?
– In what ways can you give back to the collective to support others in their times of adversity or trauma?
– In what ways do you need to apply more love and compassion to yourself this week?
Sending you love, compassion, and connection.
P.S. This week I had the amazing opportunity to interview author, social scientist, and forensic psychotherapist, Dr. Danica Anderson. If you missed the interview, please take a few minutes and watch it here.
Her work on the front lines with women refugees is a contribution on a global scale and Dr. Danica needs your help. Even $1 will make a difference to our connection and upliftment of these women. Thank you! Contribute Here
Kolo Collective, Dr. Danica’s Website Please watch the video on the front page. It’s very moving.
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