There's been a frenetic energy in the air recently, a mood that has been both heavy and electric in equal measures. And it's really no surprise given the constant stream of tragedy we've witnessed over the past few weeks, positioned alongside a fear-inciting general election. But in the midst of all of that darkness, hasn't the light been even more visible? Haven't you felt that solid sense of compassion, hope, resilience and unity? The selfless daily displays of kindness and generosity of spirit have been completely overwhelming. Because the truth is when we come together, we heal – community is essentially our medicine.
Sadly, we live in an age where so much focus is placed on the individual, yet when we ignore our environment and the collective experience, we become sick. Healing is a community issue; if we heal the individual and send them home to a sick family, chances are they will become sick again. Even our bodies operate as collaborative units; we exist in our physical forms, as a result of our cells (90% of which are individual organisms) constantly communicating in illustrious synergy. Ultimately, we need one another not only for our survival, but for our expansion.
How often do so many of us experience deep loneliness? Like no matter how many people surround us, we have nobody to turn to or nowhere to belong? Whilst that feeling can sometimes be all-encompassing and so very palpable in the moment, the truth is that we are all connected through energy, thought and breath. Every individual thought and action impacts the whole. We cannot exist in a vacuum and when we become too insular, we grow rigid and stagnant, unable to see the bigger picture. Our mission is to cultivate a harmonious relationship between our inner and outer worlds, knowing that whilst our connection to self is of the utmost importance, we are here to co-create and collectively expand consciousness. So, first know who you are and then let that radiate out through action.
Most importantly, don't ever hesitate to reach out. Be bold with your feelings. If you're thinking of someone, let them know. Express your love and appreciation for your friends. Speak to your neighbours. Smile at strangers. Remember that we are all doing the best with what we have, and in times of darkness know that we always have each other.