|Flowers of Summer Hill, May 2011|
As I reflect on the week, I am aware of and thankful for the Living Connection that permeates All That Is. It's the Original Wireless Connection that has been in existence for a countless number of years. From the birds flying south for the winter, to winter giving way to spring... the connection is illustrated again and again, throughout the universe. It's the connection we feel when someone is hurting, or is joyful...and we reach out. It's the unspoken connection that's understood with a nod, or a smile...or a tear; or in our heart's knowing that someone "gets us" ...hears us...and truly understands. It's the essence of compassion. Our sense of connection, or disconnection, has a ripple effect on the entire Web of Life and every being and every thing in it. So..it's beneficial to seek out and recognize our connection to others... in ways we are more alike, than different.
So today, I am grateful for my awareness of connection far and wide... visible and invisible. I am glad to realize that the joy as well as the pain (like sunshine and rain)... nourishes the connection within myself first -- and then I can better consciously connect with others in a way that's nourishing for all involved.
This mandala from my archive... I share with you. It speaks of "Reaching Out" and how when we do, we connect. I gave it a voice, which is the last paragraph of the above link...just some food for thought :)
May your Conscious Connections be all you need and want them to be; and if they're not... think on what you ARE connected to that feels good... like: your breath. Conscious breathing connects us to the Essential part of ourselves, feeds us in countless ways...and opens us up in ways beyond description....and what better connection than that!