Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Power of Connection

I truly believe there are no accidents in life, especially when it comes to the people we meet. As A Course in Miracles says "Those who are to meet will meet, because together they have the potential for a holy relationship." Spirit brings together people who have the maximal opportunity for mutual growth. This growth can be brought about in many ways. Sometimes it's a seemingly casual conversation which suddenly brings a fresh insight and inspiration. Sometimes it's even through a difficult and challenging interaction, which causes us to stop and look at our own unloving behavior.

I think we draw people and events to us because we need their love and their lessons. Life is a classroom, and relationships are the "lab" where we get to practice what we are learning. Even what we perceive to be "negative" relationships or events have their purpose, and if we can focus on what we can be learning in these situations, we receive their gifts. "There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in it's hands." We have to be open to these "gifts" though, and willing to look at ourselves honestly for the lessons. Relationships are mirrors, reflecting our own fears and barriers, if we are brave enough to look. Someone who "pushes our buttons" has a lot to teach us, if we can just stop blaming and judging them for a minute and look at ourselves instead. There's an old saying: "what we dislike most in others we fear most in ourselves."

I believe people vibrate at different "love frequencies", meaning the amount of love and light we emit. I think people are attracted to our light. Sometimes you can meet someone and instantly feel a deep, mysterious connection with that person. When this happens, I think it's because you are on the same love-wave length. And thanks to this immediate bond, you have a huge opportunity to share, heal, learn, and grow if you are both open to it. I have found several connections like this in my life over the years. In every case I felt an immediate bond, even after spending only a short amount of time together. We can go long periods without talking, and yet pick right up where we left off, as if no time has passed. Our souls just seemed to recognize each other when we met, and continue to understand each other, even though time passes. After all, a few months or even years is only a blink of an eye in the span of a soul. I call these people my "family of the heart", or "soul friends". When we speak it's usually not of mundane, everyday matters, but of deeper things. "How are you growing?" "What have you learned lately?" And most importantly "What blockages to love have you found, and how are you taking them down?" We feel free to share our insights, our lessons, our inspirations, knowing that we are in synch and will be completely understood. What an amazing gift.

I feel incredibly blessed to have found so many of these soul friends in my lifetime. They have helped me to open my mind and heart, pushed me to heal and grow, and taught me to love in ways I can't completely express in words. But that's ok, because I know they understand.

I hope you too have a large family of the heart.

Sending much love and light.