Its been incredible watching the world’s gripped fascination with the rescue of the trapped boys in Thailand.
These 12 boys and their young coach have ignited a zeitgeist of love and concern. It is happening at the same time as both Wimbledon and the World Cup, yet I feel it is bringing us together more than either of these huge global events.
The world over, children are writing letters. Prayer circles have been activated. We feel so connected to the boys and their families. Even billionaires are getting involved to offer the latest tech in freeing them.
It shows how interconnected we all are, and how, at our deepest level, we all want the same things. Love. Safety. Connection.
But there’s more to it than that. What we often don’t realise is this connection isn’t just because of a compelling story or emotion. At the most fundamental level we are each other, even though it doesn’t look that way. Our brains trick us into thinking that we are each separate: I am here and you are over there. We validate this every day when we open our eyes to see.
Yet what we perceive as our physical/material world is not physical or material at all! In fact, nothing is solid and everything is energy.
“If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla.
Humans are so much more than what we perceive ourselves to be. We are beings of energy and vibration, pulsating our own unique energy structure – like a signature, or a thumbprint.
Yet how rarely, if ever, do we see ourselves this way. Instead we are more like George Bernard Shaw’s “feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” Ouch!
To live more in connection and love, and less in separation I offer 4 things.
- See yourself as a flame. Nurture your energy. Be awake – what fills your soul? What/whom do you love? What moves you? Honour this. Do something that feeds your spirit every day.
- Sit in silence with your eyes closed and breathe. Feel your feelings. Feel your breath. Just feel. And when thoughts come (and they will), smile to yourself and keep feeling what you’re feeling. No labels necessary.
- Have thank you be your mantra. Thank you for this shower. This apple. This friend. This body. This rain. This moment.
- Be present. Notice someone you don’t usually notice – the old lady on the tram. The man stacking the shelves. Those people in the lift. Be a kind human.