Thursday, May 10, 2012

Commonality Among Us All

Don't you all feel the connection we all have to one another? Even those days when you're just walking down the street and you see shining faces swimming upstream as you make your way to work or wherever you're going. Can't you just feel the love of the Universe beaming all around you in every waking moment of every blissful day?

Um, no. Me neither.

Even as Kumbaya might be playing in our minds and emanates the belief of what we should be feeling, many times and most often, we don't. We all want to feel the connection we have with one another. We want to feel that the stranger on the bus next to us is our kin and someone we haven't seen in a long, long time.

But, the truth is we don't feel that. At least most of us don't.

Except in the rare, rare occasion of when we do.

I had such a rare occasion happen to me recently. I met a long ago friend (a friend from a past life - an incredibly important past life) who showed up at a Meetup group I found myself attending for the first time. My "new" friend claims that the feeling was incredibly mutual - the kinship and spiritual connection was unmistakable. And amazingly enough, this is not the first time such an experience has happened to me in my life - this life, that is.

But to have that sort of experience crossing my daily life is just something that doesn't happen. And I don't think it happens to most people. We all have moments when we recognize someone from grade school, a previous job or even from a past life where we just recognize them - we feel them. And that feeling really does mean something. It means we're connected.

The commonality that we all have together is that we are all on this planet as a unified group of experiencers. It's kind of like a really, really big Meetup group spread out over the entire globe. The connection is that we're all here together, right now in the sort-of same place. We might all be having different experiences and each meeting we face is going to be special and unique in its own way, even if that way is just a passing glance, a nod to say hello or no expression at all. We're all just cells forming a big human-earth body, doing our daily things to provide life and living on planet Earth.

When we happen upon those rare circumstances that spring us into an awareness of knowing someone from long, long, long ago, it is just a reminder that we're not alone. We all have our own journey to experience here on Earth, but we're never alone in doing it. We have many non-physicals walking with us, but when a special soul shows up in physical form to say, Hey, I'm here with you. Let's get this party started!, just remember that there are thousands and thousands more waiting to party with you. 

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