“What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.” ~ Chief Dan George
I’ve explored this idea of connection for some time and have gained many new insights and awarenesses around these connections and what they can mean for us.
All things are connected.
This means that we are all connected. We are connected to each other, to other living things and to God or the universe or whatever you choose to call that. We are all connected.
If we are all connected, then the things that we do affect others. The thoughts, feelings and emotions that we express can influence and affect those around us…and those around those around us…and so on. Like a ripple on a pond.
I perceive exclusion as a sort of “killing” energy. It’s not joy. It’s not ease. It’s not exuberant living. It’s kind of the opposite of these things.
If we are all connected, can we really exclude anyone? We may try, but can we? What affect does exclusion have?
There are often certain people in life that we wish to exclude. We may not like the way they make us feel. Maybe it’s the way they treat others that bothers us. But for whatever reason, we would like to exclude them from our lives.
Seeing how we’re all connected, when we choose exclusion, we not only can exclude that individual, we exclude others as well. When we cannot receive that individual for the being they are, then we essentially restrict our ability to receive from everyone.
I’d like to invite you to stop doing exclusion. Allow for more receiving from everyone by eliminating exclusion from your daily activities. When we are willing to receive from everyone and everything, we are able to receive more.
I’m working on doing this with my ex who I have been excluding a lot. But if I’m not willing to be in allowance and to receive, then I am cutting off other areas of receiving as well. So, I am “including” my ex (energetically) so that I can receive more from life as a whole.
This does not mean that you keep someone in your life who treats you like garbage all day and night. You deserve more! What I’m talking about here is more at an energetic level…an “unconscious” level. You don’t have to spend time with that person, you don’t have to go into their universe…just don’t exclude them. Allow the energy to flow through (not to) you.
Would you be willing to let go of the places where you are functioning from exclusion and allow yourself to receive?