Seeking Connection and True Relationships

by Dr Rachel Hall, Holistic Dentist, Kenmore, Brisbane

We live today in the most populated world in history, yet more people than ever feel lonely, detached and separated from society… and even from themselves. How can we, in the midst of all the people we meet every day, sometimes feel so alone?

We frequently live in a way where we see ourselves as separate from others, from nature and from Divinity itself. This sense of separation seems to be an essential part of being human, part of our individuality and personal identity. Yet it is our sense of separation that can cause suffering, especially when we view everything around us as ‘things’ that appear unconnected to us.

It is as if we live in our own personal, separate bubbles designed to preserve our individuality and keep the world at bay. When we view the world as external to us, it is all too easy to forget the wholeness of life.

Most of us recognise that we are physically separate from other people and naturally assume we are also spiritually, psychologically and energetically separate. This gives the illusion that we are our body and that everything beyond that is not a part of us.

But is this really how it is?

If you spend time with a newborn baby it’s hard not to notice the love they radiate, unmeasured and equally shared.

We were all once like this baby; full of love – trusting, open and connected to everyone we met equally.

What changed this for so many of us?

It is as if when growing up the hardships of life, the broken hearts and the disappointments we encounter gradually force us to enclose our love, tenderness and feelings under a thick layer of toughness, defensiveness and/or aloofness.

These ‘coping strategies’ appears to protect the hurt we are feeling – however, at what cost? To deny our vulnerability locks our heart, shutting out our love and the love of others.

Once we commence to shut down we diminish the capacity to rely on our inner feelings, we stop trusting and with that, lose the ability to connect fully with others.
As we withdraw and shut down, our emotional exchanges – our ability to be in touch with our own feelings – become more and more limited; leading to a catch-22 situation where we measure our love, giving more love to those we feel won’t hurt us and less to those we aren’t as comfortable with or as certain of.

It is ironic that by trying to protect ourselves we cut off from others and that this choice ultimately produces our deepest sense of separation, the separation to self. And thus we create for ourselves the illusion that we live disconnected from others, our self, God and our essential nature – Love.

Through the teachings of the Ancient Wisdom presented by Universal Medicine, many people, myself included, have experienced a deeper sense of connection to themselves and other people. Little by little, I have been able to let go of the ‘protective’ layer of toughness and start trusting my own inner feelings. In this way I share my love more equally and I feel connected to myself, others, Divinity and my essential nature, which I know to be love. I know there is a oneness to life and that I am not actually separate at all as I can feel my connection to everything in my heart.

In a world where so many are seeking connection and true relationships, I have learnt that this must come first, from me choosing to connect to me with a willingness to let my love out and the love of others in.

1,188 thoughts on “Seeking Connection and True Relationships

  1. Connecting to our essences is a simple truth that we can all understand so thank you Rachel as the power of being at-one with what resides within is super important.

  2. What is 22 catching, when we look at the way Love is catching-less, in more than 22 different ways, as our spirit has set us up to not understand how True Love works, and the simple One-ness that is equally available to everyone, and without any separation, the separating that affects us in more than 22 different ways.

    1. Gregbarnes888 I feel you have captured more than 22 ways our spirit holds us all in separation to our soul, so that it can keep us all in the loveless world it has created that we live in.

      1. Spot on Mary as one simple thing that deepens our relationship with our Soul is sticking to the old adage early to bed etc, and the ensuing wisdom.

  3. Having a soulful life it’s a choice. Like a precious garden, this way of life needs to be held and nurtured. Every moment asks to be more aware, more responsible to receive the love that already is within and to let it out, by simply being. It’s our choice the level of care we bring in our everyday living. When we fully cherish ourselves what we emanate is just gorgeous, deeply tender and very unique. Like a new baby born, the same joy and spark can be beautifully lived no matter our age.

  4. Stop for a moment and feel the beautiful flow within your body. Same pulse, same beating in our hearts, same essence…no way of feeling alone and separate when we are in union with ourselves.

  5. “ … to enclose our love, tenderness and feelings under a thick layer of toughness, defensiveness and/or aloofness.” Succinct and so true, it’s fairly universal how we mask our inner essence once we have had a hurtful experience, and we have a range of masks to choose from but it’s at a great loss to society because the essence we hide could be such a rich contributor to family and community. We are a global society living in a mass reduction of our inner beauty and we see that everywhere with the crime, chaos, unrest, and distress. We live cowering to our hurtful experiences when our love is a much greater power. I am yet to find anyone who can successfully turn this around other than Serge Benhayon, the work he offers humanity is truly incredible to heal the hurts and restore the love.

    1. Melinda what you have written is very true
      “We live cowering to our hurtful experiences when our love is a much greater power. I am yet to find anyone who can successfully turn this around other than Serge Benhayon, the work he offers humanity is truly incredible to heal the hurts and restore the love.”
      Serge Benhayon is the only person who tells humanity what is really going on with our lives and how we are cowed by an energy that doesn’t want us to regain the essence of who we truly are because then the game would be up for it. It feeds off our hurts and pain so it’s not something its going to give up easily. As you say if we heal those hurts and restore harmony then we will discover we are much more than we have been led to believe.

  6. Reading this I realised a belief that the lightness and joy we experience as kids doesn’t leave us when we grow up. Nor do we, as we age, separate from it. I know I have experienced this fact that we are not separate but the belief of ‘looking back’ popped up.

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