“I’m not the only one.”
I heard the all too familiar confirming relief in each voice on the other end of the line.
This group of strangers had gathered to start a new adventure into the realm of conscious evolution with Barbara Marx Hubbard, back when conscious evolution and spirituality were far less mainstream. Years even, before The Secret.
Common threads wove through each story – we’re the only one in our circle of family and friends who sees the world the way we do, questions the status quo, sees something bigger, and thinks things should – and will be different.
I continue to hear those sighs of relief as waters are gingerly tested when courses begin, posts are made or friendships are formed.
Inner thoughts of “how much and how fast” give way to “thank goodness I found you”.
We are a scattered people finding our way back to each other.
Not through blood lines or proximity, but technology. Physicality is no longer a barrier.
Who and how we are being together, and can be together, is changing.
Our beliefs are changing, pressured to change.
“Family” is stretched far beyond traditional as new variations morph in its place.
“Community” has no guarantees from neighbors or street signs.
“Cultural” lines are blurring as we move and marry to be with one another.
Even “religion” feels the tugs of growing pains as spiritual awareness expands.
The importance of social connectedness won’t change anytime soon. Our health, wellness and evolution depends on being together.
Even if we’re kicking and screaming at times.
The change underway, however, is having to choose our community instead of inheriting one.
Community becomes a decision birthed from knowing who we are and what we truly desire.
Our peeps are out there. We are truly never alone.
Living Bliss is a jump-in-with-both-feet look at where Life bumps into the everyday – whether at work, play or times in between. Bliss knows no separation in the end. From a deeper dive into the ordinary pops forward the extraordinary life we search for – and has been there waiting for us to be.
Not quite a crazy cat lady – yet? – Lorraine’s insatiable curiosity of life leads her to explore, question and push beyond the box. A self-professed “left-brained creative big picture idea” type, she has an intuitive knack for seeing possibility everywhere and in everyone, and is a moth-to-flame for being part of turning possibility into reality. More of Lorraine’s musings can be found on her blog.