Hello Conscious Readers,
Welcome to the August 2015 edition of Conscious Shift Magazine as we venture down the rabbit hole of connection.
In thinking about this months topic I find myself with more ideas than I can fit into 500 words. There are endless examples of connection and infinite ways to feel connected. I’m just not sure about how to introduce the infinite nor am I qualified to do so. Instead I will just share my experience.
My first encounter with profound connection happened when I was studying Shaminism. Shamans believe that everything is connected. That there is nothing on this earth or in the universe seperate from us. We are everything, all the love and all the fear. We are all of it, and we are all perfectly and completely connected.
During my shamanic training I practiced the art of connection with the environment. I became a tree hugger and lover of petrichor, the amazing smell in the air after a good rain. I would go and sit by the trees, feeling the energy of oneness with the earth they give out. I didn’t stop there, I connected with every cloud, body of water, grass, and rock I saw. I was building a foundation of connection that would guide me on my next journey.
If you truly wish to connect you must face you….
My second profound connection was with me. After years of living in dis-connect it was time, time for me to connect with me. So I stopped, I listened, and I embraced. I connected with me and it was amazing. For the first time in my life I felt love for me. Real true unending love for self that then lead to love for all.
I connected with all of me, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I looked at my dark side, my fears, and loved all it had to offer. There is no way to completely explain the power in this kind of connection and as I stated in the begining I don’t claim to be qualified to do so. I only know this; the journey is amazing, our dark side makes us stronger, our inner beauty is beyond inagination, love is everything, fear is not real, and we are all woven into the divine matrix that has no end, no begining, and no dis-connect.
I started connecting by stoping. I stopped to hug trees and got high on petricor.
“Some people feel the rain while others just get wet.”
Peace & Joy
Tracey R Kern
Conscious Shift Magazine