“All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.” – Kabir
Do you know that sensation of being in a room and feeling the entire atmosphere shift when someone walks in? I suppose we all have different degrees of sensitivity to this, but I’m sure you’ve had that experience. For me, it’s particularly obvious if it’s someone I’m close to and they walk in fuming with anger or overcome with sadness. Before they even speak I can feel a palpable change in the energy of the room. It’s as though their energetic wave is crashing on the shore of my own. When I’m well rested and grounded I maintain my ability to let that wave pass right through me, creating a ripple that returns to stillness, I can stay centered letting them have their own feelings. When I’m stressed out, overtired, and overworked that wave can unsteady me or even knock me right off my feet and carry me away.
We all have so much in common. The atoms that make up our body’s molecules, and the iron that courses through our veins all have a shared origin in the explosion of stars. We’re all connected through biology, shared history, and geography – floating together on this tiny blue marble together. We share many of the values that define our humanity – to have purpose, to feel fulfilled, to be healthy, to be happy, and to be safe even though we may disagree on the form those values take. We’re all born, we all die and we’re all connected by the atoms and the molecules that course through us, and through everything, like tiny points of light illuminating our life.
Our thoughts, feelings and actions have vibrations that send ripples into the world around us. Did you know that the electromagnetic field of your heartbeat can be measured several feet outside of your body with specialized equipment? We’re literally sending waves of our presence out around us.
The energy of the people around us can affect our emotions and our strength in a very tangible way. This is why I’m so intent on choosing the people I surround myself thoughtfully. I want a community that helps me laugh more, helps me feel more connected to what’s real and most important, and who I can turn to when I need help.
With a supportive community, we can harness power to give us courage, boost our own energy reserves, jump higher, or run farther. When we’re surrounded by the energy of a group we commit more fully, we engage more deeply, and it increases our own capacity to do whatever it is that we want to do. We’re held more accountable to the way that we show up in the world.
Many people feel at a loss to find the time or opportunity to create a community that helps them with their deepest challenges and lifts them to their highest potential. We don’t always find that in the communities where we engage the most like the family we’re born into, or in our workplace.
Are you ready to access the level of energy that becomes available with support? We have so much power when we share a common goal. Look at all the ways, for good and bad, that we have shaped our planet. Everyone is participating in the creation of their reality, whether they like it or not they’re always involved in molding it. Our combined strength has raw elemental force when it is channeled.
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