Our lives are connected in a deep and profound way to the rhythm of the universe. Its energy breathes life into each new day. Contemplating its source has always been a catalyst of curiosity and challenge for me. From whence does this energy come? How are we connected to all that is around us? And probably most significant, what do those connections tell us about our place in the universe? The sunrise often draws me back to these fundamental questions; questions about the meaning of life and our individual purposes here on this planet. Each delicate ray of sunshine is like a loving kiss in the morning awakening me to contemplate once more the meaning of why I am here.
I try to wake before the sun greets the day. For me, the rising sun is a magical event that I never tire of. At the very moment energy from the glowing orb begins to touch everything, my mind and heart are drawn to an overwhelming sense of contentment and contemplation. First a light glow and then a glorious explosion of light, the arrival of the sun signals hope. Each drop of the sun’s rays gently touches everything in its path. Like the human kiss offered in love connecting two people together in a deep exchange of energy, the sun offers its touch of love to the entire planet without prejudice or preconditions.
Compare for a moment the life-giving energy of the sun to the human heart. When people connect deeply at the heart level, it generates a burst of energy that feeds the soul in the same way the sun’s rise each day prompts an explosion of warmth and growth. People deeply connected to each other are nourished in the same way as the sun’s rays serve the planet. That’s why two people in love feel ‘connected’ in their hearts; there is real energy in the connection and just because it cannot be seen doesn’t mean it isn’t real. For instance, we don’t see electricity flowing through the outlet yet don’t doubt its existence. Why then conclude that love’s connective energy is nothing more than a ‘feeling’?
Connection and love must first start within and this is often the most difficult and painful realization. As humans, we cannot give what we don’t possess. If you fail to respect and love yourself, any expression of love you offer another lacks sincerity. It’s only when we have grounded ourselves in a conviction that we each are unique and special, that we then have something of substance to offer another. To ‘love your neighbor as yourself’ is a deeply profound truth often dismissed as cliché. Yet this is precisely the path we each must follow. To love oneself require us to know oneself. And living out our journey in denial of our true self brings sorrow and pain.
I live in the deep belief of the power of human connection. But in order for that credo to be real in my own life, I must first come to love myself. The more I come to love myself – to be comfortable in my own skin – the greater the source of energy I can extend in connection with others. Accept that you are special, unique, and here for a purpose. Love what’s inside first. If you want to give much, make sure you have filled your bank. When Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman about a wellspring forever flowing with water, he was speaking to the potential she possessed within herself. Tap into that source and allow the power of human connection to transform your life. And next time when the sun’s beams offer gentle kisses perhaps it will remind you to first let its energy penetrate within, warm your heart, then burst forth in radiant connection with others.
I believe in the transformative power of human connection to elevate joy, restore balance, and support inner healing as you seek your highest purpose. My purpose in life is to be a guide, to share the wisdom of the Universe I’ve been gifted with, and to see others succeed. Nothing brings me greater joy than to see others step into their purpose in a vibrant and highly energetic way.
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