For many of us, relationships are like roller coasters. We impatiently wait in the line for a fantastic ride, and when it’s our turn we jump in, strap in, and off we go. The anticipation is thrilling as we slowly go up. The first few turns, and dips take our breath away, until we begin to wonder when this ride will end. And when it finally comes to a halt, we’re disappointed to be spit out right where we embarked, only to wait in line for the next ride.
If the next ride is a train that smoothly gets us from point A to point B, we fool ourselves into believing “this is no ride, this is a train”, and we swiftly get off and find our way back to the rollercoasters, though thrilling, begin and end at the same point. This pattern became glaringly obvious when I found myself hopping from one abusive/toxic relationship to another; at times even, I was the abuser.
Our relationships can continue this way until we realize each relationship is an extension of the relationship, we have with ourselves. Where does our relationship with the self begin?
WE ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND A BODY.
We often forget about our deeper consciousness— the spark that brings our body to life. The human spirit. Our life force. Our awareness of this life force helps us to further understand just how powerful (and worthy) we really are. We are all connected to something much greater than this physical form.
BE OPEN TO THE ENERGY OF CONNECTION AND GROWTH.
We tend to dismiss and ignore the spiritual connection, required for the deepening of our relationships, because we don’t want to pay attention. But in order to grow into spiritual partnerships, we need to intentionally notice the messages our mind, heart, and soul send us every single day. What do you hear when you sit in silence? Is it the never-ending chatter of your mind or is it a deeper guidance?
DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET DEEP AND LEARN.
No matter how busy we are we always have time to connect. This is a choice that we make. We get to decide how we set our energy, how we connect to ourselves and the world around us, and the ways in which we center ourselves throughout our day. Being spiritual is not something to be found “out there”, but a grounded way of being deeply connected while equally detached. We must go within ourselves to go beyond ourselves.
IT TAKES TIME. GO SLOW AND BE PATIENT.
Once we set our intention to connect with ourselves more spiritually, the process will begin. It’s a slow and steady journey, like the train that gets us from point A to point B. Keep moving down the path and building the connection despite any doubts that may arise. We’re making more progress than we realize.