“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”
-John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love
Whenever I find myself here on the West Coast in this little town, I always feel part of something greater and end up finding and connecting with other likeminded souls. The friendships I form here are authentic and run deep. There is a strong feeling of being part of a sisterhood, where we are a support source and have each other’s back. Over the months there has been a lot of synchronicity in action, divine order behind the scenes bringing people together and many of us feel the potential of it all, and it is exhilarating.
There is a sense of belonging here, a sense of connection and being part of something - a community I guess. In today’s fast paced world we tend to forget how important that is. I have lived in cities, bustling, busy cities and loved it, soaked the atmosphere up and thrived. But I have also felt alone, despite being surrounded by people and gone a whole day without one meaningful conversation, sign of acknowledgement, greeting in the street or simple gesture of having a door being opened for me. You can become invisible if you are not careful, in a city. You can become heartless and rude too, pushing your way through a crowd not caring who you bump into, rushing to get through a door before the person next to you. It creeps up on you slowly.
Maybe this sense of connection is as a result of living in a small town, maybe it is the energy here in this magical place by the sea or maybe it is just divine timing and we would have all crossed each other's paths at some point no matter what. Either way, I honour each strong, brave, beautiful woman that I call my friend and I am so grateful for this connection. One, I know, will last beyond space and time.
We are physical beings, but we are spiritual beings too. And that spirit, that energy that runs through me, runs through you. It is vital for our health and emotional and spiritual well-being that we understand that and that we are not afraid to reach out to another, show empathy and connect. We are all droplets of water and part of the same ocean. Honouring that is like a breath of fresh air, it is as if we plug into the energy of life, opening previously unseen doors and through that, the possibilities for growth and happiness, become endless.
So, today, go out and connect with another and within that experience, feel yourself blessed.
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”
- Photo by Dani Vivanco on Unsplash