Connection

Connection

It has taken me the longest time to sit down & actually write about this. This is strange because it has been a recurring theme for literally the longest time. Over the last few months the theme of connection has resurfaced & re-shown itself in all sorts of shapes, sizes, guises. Despite the fact that I have had multiple conversations about it with multiple friends, acquaintances, family members & clients… I have not yet been able to sit down & formulate a piece of writing around it… today I will attempt to do so.

Why do I choose to write about it today? Because once again, another client has had yet another realisation around connection & what it means. A realisation that she has shared & with me… a realisation that has resonated just like all the others. I have gone as far as to say that 2018 is going to be the year of connection. The year when we finally allow our masks to be removed & let people see us, meet us, experience us where we are at. I am looking forward to that time…

This year has had so many lessons, realisations & integrations around connection for me. If you would allow me to take you through some of them, you could see whether they resonate with you. WHY am I doing this? For those of you that know me, you will know that I am a little obsessed with themes. You would also know that I believe that everything is connected & so I know that if you are reading this post, it will mean something to you & that something will lead you into a train of thought which will probably move you along a path of your own realisation, truth, integration & evolution.

1. Connection is about truth…
It is the truth about realising who you are & allowing people to see that. It is about communicating your truth in love. It is about knowing & respecting your boundaries & the boundaries of those you encounter. It is about understanding the essence of your purpose in life, learning & teaching as you walk along the path.

2. Connection is an unmasking…
It is about peeling back the layers we have accumulated, applied or assimilated along the journey. Sometimes we have done this for protection, sometimes to conform, sometimes to lighten the load, sometimes to avoid the inevitable BUT in all cases we are concealing parts of ourselves that are an integral part of who we are. This kind of masking is sometimes so severe that people lose track of what is real & what is mask. Breaking down the walls allows the sun to shine in, it allows the light to permeate & it allows those that need to hear our message to meet us where we are. Connection can only truly happen if we start to unmask & allow people to see us as we are.

3. Connection is about vulnerability…
It is about knowing that in our weakness we are strong. That we learn by letting ourselves see, be seen. That if we shine our light, albeit dimly, we allow others to do the same. That humility & vulnerability are not taboo. That allowing people into our space when we are feeling less than ideal means we can share their energy & be uplifted. That we can be supported & guided & taught… while we teach our own lesson about being human.

4. Connection is about authenticity…
It is about knowing who you are & unashamedly owning your space in the world. It is about striving towards that authenticity with the realisation that you have a very significant role to play. It is about knowing with certainty that the world needs you & that there are connections out there that are awaiting your brilliance, your light & your individual touch.

5. Connection is about sharing…
It is about taking responsibility for your role & sharing your knowledge with others. It is about authentically living your truth & being a gift to those you encounter. It is about blessing your connections with the knowledge, wisdom & experience that sheds light. It is about the giving & receiving for the greater good of the whole.

6. Connection is about collaboration…
It is about knowing that collaboration is not competition. That the space, the city, the world is large enough for all of us. That we all have a specific individualised gifts to give & that we are allowed to share thoughts, information & ideas with other people. It is about knowing that we are stronger together. That abundance is our portion & our reward.

7. Connection is a human requirement…
I believe wholeheartedly that we are not meant to operate in isolation. I believe that we are designed to be co-creators & to be collaborative. We are not meant to operate from a place of fear, isolation or avoidance but from a place of mutual understanding, respect & sharing. That as humans, we create the energy within the spaces we inhabit, that this shared energy affects our health, our souls, our well-being. That we have the power to create a beautiful energy… but only if we do it together.

8. Connection is about understanding…
It is about looking at each other without judgement. That with this narrative, we allow people to learn, to grow, to stumble, to get up & to start again. That we see each person for where they are at, as individuals & not through our own filters. That we perceive each other with this understanding, empathy, compassion. That through this process no-one need feel threatened, fearful or anxious. Then there would be no unrealistic expectations… only expectancy for the potential that we hold inside us to unfold.

9. Connection is about vision…
The vision with which we are able to see past, through, ahead of, around, amongst, in spite of… The vision that leads to dreaming large, hairy, scary, shiny, juicy, spectacular, awe inspiring, mind boggling, ridiculously unbelievable dreams that affects, infects & inspires ALL of those around us. That we share every moment of our dreams with others so that they may be called to envision their own brilliance.

10. Connection is about love…
The kind of love that allows us to see past faults, flaws, filters. The kind of love that speaks a universal language of togetherness & truth. The kind of love that ends wars & brings peace. The kind of love that crosses borders & rivers & breaks down walls & towers. The kind of love that does not ask why but asks what… what can I do to help you get to where you yearn to be, need to have, dream of being, seeing, creating. Connection in LOVE is also about your connection to the Creator. The 1 connection that is the MOST IMPORTANT, most profound & most needed connection of all!

Connection is life… & life is the most precious thing on this earth. I am learning & unlearning all the craziness that this world has force fed me about connection & in every moment of my new journey, I am embracing this wonderful, world changing concept.

Much love
Lynne xxx

 

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