I recently attended a luncheon. It had been organised by a local networking group and provided an environment for small business owners to connect. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone and connect with other like-minded souls.
As I drove home, I reflected on the event. I recalled one particular conversation in which I did all the listening. I was not really given the opportunity to share. This got me thinking about the role of connecting, the different ways in which we can connect and what was needed for me to see a connection as successful.
Oxforddictionaries.com defines connection (noun) as ...
‘a relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something else’.
Psychotherapist Dan Roberts says “humans are born wired for connection (1) and there are so many ways in which we, as human beings, can connect with one another. I grew up in a world of letters, telegrams and wind up telephones that went through to the lady sitting at the switchboard. With the level of computerisation that exists today I wonder if we are maybe too connected?
In the early 1960s, my aunt spent about 18 months as a missionary nurse in the New Hebrides, now known as Vanuatu. She was one of only two white women on the island, and on arrival felt incredibly isolated. Maintaining a connection with home was crucial to my aunt’s health and well being.
Every week she wrote a letter home to Australia, often penning a few lines each night before she went to bed. Many letters were written whilst she was out in the islands, and many letters were received from her mother and other family members back home in Australia.
On the passing of her mother a shoe box was discovered containing all of the letters my aunt had written to her from the islands. This discovery surprised and delighted my aunt because she had kept all the letters she had received from family and friends. Fifty years after returning from the islands, my aunt used those letters to write a book detailing her life as a missionary nurse in the New Hebrides. It was a dream come true for her when my sister and I had the book printed and presented to her on her 80th birthday.
For me, connection involves an exchange of energy and for the connection to thrive the energy flow between the two parties involved must be balanced.
When there is a lack of balance in the flow of energy there will be a lack of balance in the connection.
This lack of balance weakens the connection, and the connection eventually shuts down.
Letters were a life line for my aunt. It was her way of staying connected with her family 5500kms away in Australia, and the letters she received made her feel connected. Listening to my aunt talk of her time in the islands, she admitted that together with her connection to God, her connection to home, via the letters, played a crucial role in sustaining her through that time.
Whilst the conversation I was part of at the business luncheon was one sided, a connection was made. I now had a choice as to how much work I chose to put into strengthening the connection to balance the flow of energy.
In my work as an energy healer, particularly as a certified Body Code practitioner, I see many clients who are struggling with the connection with themselves. It shows up as they admit to challenges they are experiencing with other people in their lives, and with money.
If we accept that everything is energy, and that connection involves an exchange of energy to flow between the two parties involved, then surely the most important connection we can have, and the base from which all other connections flow, is the connection we have with our own self?
Would you describe your connection with your finances as abundant?
Would you describe your connection with your health and wellbeing as abundant?
Would you describe your connection with others, and more importantly, with yourself, as abundant?
The answers to these questions reflect the strength of connection you have with yourself. Would you like to improve that level of connection?
Contact me for a complimentary 30 minute discovery call today to see how I can help.
In support of becoming the best you you can be,
Certified Body Code Practitioner