Our Global Footprint – Every Step Matters!

Walking in amongst the crowds in London central the other day I caught a glimpse of my reflection and was stopped in my tracks, suddenly being drawn to the sound of everyone’s footsteps vibrating through the pavement!

Where were we all going?

Why did it feel so loud and so heavy?

As I stood still I watched, listened and just felt as everyone moved past and around me, some swiftly, almost brushing my body without care, some meandering unfocussed, eyes down, some rushing and imposing, ignoring traffic lights and signals, causing cars to halt suddenly in reaction whilst blasting their horns.

What struck me most was that there was hardly a glimmer of connection between anyone, no eye contact or no acknowledgement, just head down or texting and weaving in and around each other.

It suddenly dawned on me! Was this what our GLOBAL footprint felt like? Loud and seemingly so disconnected! All about self!

I don’t truly believe this is how we deeply feel about each other but here it was, a moment captured in black, white, colour and sound moving in front and all around me.

More importantly I asked myself the question – how was I moving in all this?

Why does this even matter to me?

I felt transparent, standing still to feel the answer before I took another step.

The point is it does matter to me!

And I have a strong feeling that it does matter to all of us.

Is it possible that this is part of the reason we feel the plight of others in the world and respond unanimously without question when global disasters occur?

Do we respond because we know innately that we are all equal?

Are we connected by our hearts, the very intelligence that impulses us to action our support and care of others, whether we know them or not?

As a little child I knew intrinsically that I was part of a big family and it always felt much more than just the family I was born into. It was a feeling I never questioned but knew innately as if I came into the world knowing it, like a deeply engrained part of me. It felt so natural to be part of the local community, knowing everyone by name and sharing stories together, looking out for each other and noticing when things weren’t right with our neighbours and friends. I remember vividly asking my mother, “Why do countries have borders?”. It didn’t make sense to me to have this separation from each other when my heart could feel we are all equal. I know many people share this feeling too, as I have heard friends, colleagues and even people I am yet to meet talking about our common threads and how we often respond to each other more so from a place of care and compassion, revealing how connected we all really are, naturally so.

I have come to see and feel that so much in our world is dedicated to promoting our separation and disconnection through the daily bombardment of images and texts that filter through our homes, streets, skylines, workplaces and schools in an attempt to manipulate truth and seek to erode our self-worth. This daily dogma keeps the mantra of ‘individuality’ running and supports the constant search outside us for acknowledgement, and the never-ending quest to ‘find ourselves’: a notion that continuously smacks us in the face with the ugly truth of rising figures of illness and disease, homelessness, unemployment, mental health issues, divorce, youth suicide and the list goes on… so our championing of separation and individuality is clearly not working for us all!

At school we were always taught that there was no ‘I’ in team, but was the true meaning really ever shown to us? Or was it just another box ticked in the chapter of being seen to be ‘good’ – or ‘doing right by the students’ – by blindly sharing phrases that were not reflected in the quality of how the teachers engaged with us, moved amongst us or interacted with one another? Were our teachers even supported to invite these truths into our curriculum? These same sounds and feelings are reinforced as I stand on the street today observing people as they move in London central, a microcosm of the world at large.

So why are our cities and communities housing such disconnection and why are we so afraid for our eyes to meet, to acknowledge each other, to communicate in support of a more harmonious way of living?

What’s going on in our bodies and households that reinforce this disharmony?

These and many more questions I have shared and debated on numerous occasions with many friends at work, home and amongst fellow students at Universal Medicine, with much on offer to ponder. It is through sharing our thoughts, feelings and lived experiences that we begin to break down the barriers of egos and hurts.

In and amongst all this, and throughout history, there have always been examples of ‘extra ordinary’ people who sought to offer us some of the answers to these age old recurring questions, sharing different ways of seeing things and another way of living that was more in line with a deeper truth that resides within us all.

A great example of this today for me is Serge Benhayon and his family, who demonstrate a way of living that stems from an age-old wisdom and esoteric principle that we are love.

Put simply:

“The principles of the esoteric way of life date back to the oldest forms of knowledge and wisdom. Whilst ancient in their heritage, they have not out-dated themselves in relation to what is required of mankind to live in harmony and thus arrest any wayward conduct that does not build brotherhood within and amongst our communities everywhere. The esoteric means that which comes from the inner-most. It is the livingness of love that we all carry equally deep within and it is this livingness that restores each and every individual back into the rhythms of their inner-harmony and thus from there, the love is lived with all others. The esoteric is all encompassing and it comes from that which is found in the inner-heart centre of every individual. It lives with a unifying impulse to unite all as a living brotherhood of one race under the One God in accordance with the spirit of a one-humanity.” Serge Benhayon, Esoteric Teachings & Revelations. Volume II, Final page)

This brings back the honesty to how we are choosing to live in each and every moment. Is there a willingness to commit to more loving choices? Do we consider and utilise the grand array of support we have all around us? The beauty in this honesty allows continual refinement to our living way, the building blocks to inner- harmony.

Such a simple reminder – shared many times by Serge Benhayon and Natalie Benhayon from Universal Medicine – about the fact that our relationship with love is expressed in our every movement, and that every movement carries a certain quality! This quality can either be healing or harmful and is felt by all around us! BINGO!

So if there is a quality to how we each move then there must be a responsibility that comes with the choice of energy that impulses that movement.

This makes so much sense and adds further clarity in understanding the disconnection in the vibrations of our global footprints that I felt the other day.

It also offers a deeper level of respect for the responsibility we have for each other and ourselves in paying more attention to the energy we choose to align to. We have an opportunity every day to refine the way we are living and the magic in that gift could send any harsh self-critic packing! Believe me … I have had much experience in the weight of my critic’s baggage and its self-worth blockades, but slowly with more surrendering, acceptance and appreciation of myself and where I am at … her vacations are steadily and thankfully increasing.

To truly understand and feel that our choices in every moment contribute to forming the very foundation our homes, communities, cities and countries express from, further ignites our familiar sense of ‘brotherhood.’

The key in all of this is ‘connection’ – that is ‘re- connecting’ back to the love we are all innately from.

If we were to consider the bigger part of the ‘whole’ that we are unavoidably from, then our collective daily choices would certainly inspire a more harmonious global footprint.

By Christina Caplice, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Northern Rivers NSW

Related Reading:
The Ripple Effect of Love
THE MOVING BUBBLE – A Simple Lesson in Staying with my Movements and Claiming Who I Am
Quality of movement = Quality of life

712 thoughts on “Our Global Footprint – Every Step Matters!

  1. Is it possible that our eyes reflect our soul and is it possible that if we met people and looked into their eyes or they looked into our eyes they would see a soulless person? Someone who has checked out on life because we don’t want to feel the impact of just how far we have removed ourselves from our soul. Our soul is still there just covered by the grim unreality of life.

  2. Fast-forward to 2020 and our feet are planted in lockdowns and thank God for our connection to our essences as our movements become even stronger and the reflections are seen by all those who choose to be open and non-judgmental.

  3. We are deeply connected with each other. Once we connect within, with the flow of Love in us we may notice a sense of completeness and even a togetherness with all, even the people who may react with you at some point or those who judge or are very angry. Whenever I feel a kind of separation or complication with someone I just come back to my body, where all the answers are and the Truth can be felt.

  4. Being aware of my movements brings me a sense of purpose, settlement and joy that I never experienced before. Every step matters as we all matter. We are super powerful beings that bring something very unique to the whole, without one of us something is missing. I can imagine a world full of human beings living their amazingness and very responsible of every action and movement they make. The mess we are in would dissapear as harmony would be restored on Earth. There are not many who are living this way yet but those who said yes are serving and living the future for all Humanity. Thanks Serge Benhayon for sharing and living with energetic integrity and for walking every word you speak, that’s what makes it so accessible and real.

  5. “Was this what our GLOBAL footprint felt like?” We all walk on the same spherical planet so every step reverberates through to be felt by everyone everywhere. Choosing to align to love we will all walk in true Brotherhood in step with each other.

  6. When we truly meet someone they feel like family and at times of disaster in any part of the world, if we open our hearts, we feel the family connection with whoever they may be. There is one family of humanity.

  7. Christina, love what you have shared, as it offers us so much, and when walk with an open-ness and a deep-humble-appreciate-ive-ness of our connection of our essences, we leave an imprint of Love for others to feel.

  8. London streets are a wonderful reflection of the pull to disengage and disconnect, yet one person stopping and choosing to be present has a ripple effect that can be felt. I have so many memories of catching someones eye on the tube or the street and in that moment having a choice to smile or to look away blankly. Sometimes I do one and other times I do the other, when I look away though I can feel the judgement of fear or dislike for which I have no foundation and it sits uneasily in my body. I don’t walk down the street like a Cheshire Cat but hey, if there is a moment of connection in the air, count me in!

  9. I’m learning more and more about energy and how it moves and what type of energy is it that moves us. Are we moving in negative energy so feeling sad, angry, depressed or do we go about with a spring in our step and feel that we are having an amazing day? Let’s call that positive energy. I know that when I move with positive energy people around me are chattier they want to engage with me. Don’t you just hate those people that cannot bear you to be cheerful and so will try and pull you out of the fun you are having.

    You know they usually start by saying

    “What are you so cheerful about” in a resentful voice and if you’re not careful you start to deflate and of course that may be exactly the reaction they wanted. Well next time this happens we can remind ourselves that we can certainly choose the energy in which we want to live, moment by moment, and not go into resentment and reaction.

  10. “Why do countries have borders?”. Love the simplicity of a child’s knowing and curious to see how we as adults often do not have answers to their questions.

  11. Curious to observe last week this newspaper headline, ” Police love bombed by protesters.’ In London thousands of save our planet protestors occupied, parts of central London over several days. The quality of the demonstration was different: there was no resistance to arrest, no violence, police officers were shown respect and spoken gently to, some even danced with protestors. When the protest ended, streets and sidewalks were thoroughly cleared and cleaned up afterwards. Some outraged authority figures attacked the Metropolitan Police for being so ‘love bombed’ they became soft and unable to end the protest earlier.

    1. And while the protest movement Extinction Rebellion, showed creative ways to demonstrate in London, imagine what it would happen if everyone rebelled against behaviours that pollute the human body, as these loveless behaviours are ones that fuel abuse, pollution and plunder of the natural world and animal kingdom.

  12. “So if there is a quality to how we each move then there must be a responsibility that comes with the choice of energy that impulses that movement.” – so simple to understand and yet we tend to forget this in an instant the moment we begin to move!? Serge Benhayon talks about the fact that we are energy first, before we are anything else, and so it is that whatever energy we have chosen as our fuel, will be that which moves us and hence will either move us in a manner that holds deep responsibility or not.

    1. There is a vast science behind how we move and what energy are we sourcing to move. How many of us are aware of the energy we source to move? as you say Henrietta we forget about our choice of energy the instant we move. We are not taught from young that energy is the fuel that moves us, that there are only 2 types of energy and depending on the choice made, depends whether we are moving in harmony or not.

  13. All too often we worry about our global footprint in terms of what rubbish and plastics we leave behind, but rarely do we hear anyone discuss the energetic impact of the loveless society that we live on a day to day basis.

    1. So true and that is for us to consider. Are we able to walk that responsibility first so when we talk about it, it comes from a body that has lived the future and our potential?

    1. That’s very true. Perhaps the seemingly differences are in the form but we share a living experience, a deep sensitivity we disconneted from and in the coming back we all have access.

  14. How often do we stop and question – where we are, how we’re living and what’s it all for? To know we’re interdependent and part of one human family, silences these questions for good. And even though the world out there may be in turmoil, separate or comfort, not wanting to see, when we hold true, aligned to universality and divinity of all life, we rise above the chaos not with arrogance but understanding and love our innate essence.

    1. Yes I agree and understanding our part and responsibility in the global footprint and family also takes away any feelings of worthlessness or that we don’t or can’t make a difference.

      1. Rarely do we relate responsibility to the health of our bodies, quality of our movements and relationship to the human family and yet this is global footprint we leave behind. We either foster health and harmony or ill-health or discord and important to know each one of us has an equal part to play.

  15. We are offered the opportunity to work together rather than in isolation and to feel, as well as see, the difference that makes. It is far more than the obvious physical, it is a much deeper feeling of connection and brings an understanding of the whole we are all from and therefore the responsibility we have to our Universal family.

  16. Walking along a beach, observing the amount of plastic and other debris washed up along the shore, symbolised to me the degree of disregard and disconnection we have from each other, nature and our environment.

    1. Well said Kehinde, it is of course responsible to pick up the physical rubbish we have left behind, and look after things, but if we clean it up in reaction and frustration then energetically we are leaving a far greater mess behind in its place! And so it is for us to return to clean that energetic mess up too! Now that is what I call responsibility.

    2. The shore line is no different to the Cities, towns or the country lanes that are littered from the result of the take away food that people eat, then discard the wrappers. We are not taught how to love ourselves and I have come to the understanding that if we do not love ourselves we have no capacity to love others or the world we live in.

  17. Reading this blog again makes me wonder how the planet must feel with all those footsteps pounding away in such a careless fashion?

  18. Humans are considered to be a pack animal like say Wolves but we do not act this way with each other. Wolves on the other hand reflect back to us how to work in a group harmoniously supporting each other. We could learn a lot from observing them and their interactions.

    1. Yes there are so many reflections of teamwork in nature and the animal kingdom. I suspect we are the rare species that feel the need to bring an element of competition into all we do.

      1. When we disconnect from and feel superior to nature and animal kingdom, we’re unable to relate to
        their teamwork to our own lives. In arrogance we believe competition and drive is a better way, but with it comes the ugliness of footprints that leave behind discord, not harmony.

  19. It’s actually very beautiful to acknowledge our interdependence and feel the greater purpose in life knowing we are connected and affect one another, and commit to making every moment a livingness of love.

  20. It is painful living in separation and it can be painful observing others that choose separation when connection is offered to them however it is my responsibility to live in connection to self no matter what is going on within another or situations around me.

  21. Since learning to live from my inner-most I’ve learned just how much we impact those around us. Because previously I would be in the same dullness as everyone else I couldn’t see the dullness in others. Now I live with much more presence and lightness I can see how it can cut through the dullness and every man for himself mentality.

    1. That is so true Leigh, when we are in it, it is hard to see there is any other way. It is through changing the movements of our body that we start to see there is another way and from there it is illogical to consider going backwards.

      1. Absolutely Lucy when we realign to our soul there is no going back, its an impossibility. Our spirit resists with all it’s might as it gets off on the wayward behaviour and the control it thinks it has over our bodies. Eventually it will realign because quite honestly it doesn’t have any other option the pull to realign to our soul is so strong now and will get stronger as we move through the Constellation of Aquarius which is a constant reminder of the formlessness we come from.

  22. We see and feel the disconnection outside of us and it brings much within us that lets us know that this is not how it should be, and for me, that has been pretty much where I would just be grief-stricken and be disconnected myself, and I have actually found comfort in that reaction and refused to see another way that I was actually responsible for initiating – that I choose and stay love.

  23. ‘So if there is a quality to how we each move then there must be a responsibility that comes with the choice of energy that impulses that movement.’ It is so simple that we tend to miss this obvious fact. We can be on a healing journey with ourselves and each other or a damaging one, and we can support each other to stay on the road to health and a deepening quality of ease in the body too, just by being more aware and clocking how we feel.

  24. It is our need and the seeking for individuality that feeds and maintains the status quo. The need for individuality is everywhere however every step we make towards letting go of this need to fill the emptiness within, is a step towards brotherhood in the universe.

  25. Your beautiful and very wise words are ‘delicious’ Elizabeth, ones that had me smiling at the picture of all those ‘footprints of love’. What a very different global footprint we would have if every single one of us walked with this loving awareness, knowing that how we walk leaves a wake of love.

  26. Sharing with children that there is “no ‘I’ in team” seems to be like a tick box exercise, one the teachers pass on as knowledge but not with the livingness needed to truly get the message across. Unfortunately, our children are growing up in a world that promotes the individual – the I – at every turn, so unless they have living proof of what a team truly is, this truth will simply be overridden and their individuality strengthened as a result.

    1. Kids tend to model themselves much more on what they see than what they are told. I remember as a child being told by countless adults who smoked cigarettes not to smoke, so of course, I couldn’t wait to try cigarettes as the adults seemed to be enjoying them. A much more powerful reflection would have been adults who said ‘No’ to cigarettes.

  27. These are great questions – what would be the ripple effect if we stoped only considering ourselves and we walked down the street knowing that every footprint had an effect on another?

  28. Just returned from a workshop where Serge Benhayon let us feel what is it is like to move in rush-hour energy – like what is going around in every big city – or move with space, which is an energy that holds people, including yourself, in love. Absolutely amazing to feel how holding yourself in space, transforms people that are walking in rush-hour energy, as they are hardly able to continue to walk in that way.

    1. Amazing Willem, thank you for sharing. I have also experienced a Walking Therapies class with Serge and we tried walking a certain way and then walking in space – it was profoundly different. When we regressed out of space to walk ‘normally ‘ again my body felt drunk like it was uncoordinated and wanted to stumble, nothing made sense to it, it felt like it was moving in separated parts and not flowing – total inner chaos physically. When we walked in space again it all went away and the flow returned and the body could walk easily.

  29. Bringing the multi-dimensional aspect into our day to day – that we have an energetic relationship with everything and everybody, brings a totally different perspective and therefore a call to act and be in a way that understands this responsibility. It is a constantly growing awareness and changes the more willing I am to be aware and responsible.

  30. Everything changes when we reconnect to that which we closed down or left behind, in search of achievement or recognition, yes our movements change, our expression and our bodies re-align when we choose love, starting with self-love.

  31. I am really getting to see how people are so checked out especially at the Supermarket as I’m going in I observe all the people coming out and try to catch their eye and they are mostly not there. I make a point of saying hello to the Super market staff but they don’t like to engage either it’s as though they are not allowed to speak to the public but just get on with their job. This isolation and separatism as we go about our daily tasks is to me not natural Humans are considered to be a social species; our current way of living does not suggest this.

    1. Mary this is also a pertinent reflection on how we do business, making ourselves into a formalised role and a different person. instead of allowing ourselves to be the natural people we are that can connect and chat with those we engage with as part of our work day. We don’t have to put a cap on and change, we can just be ourselves.

  32. it says a lot when we actually feel into how others are. how we walk and how we just want to get to where we are going. A really real insight into our behaviours.

  33. Thank you Christina, this is so beautifully written, it feels like something that is for the ages. Your topic of humanity and brotherhood could not be more pertinent, we may live in a so called peaceful society but the richness of human relations is mostly void, the outward peacefulness a substitute for the love, harmony and truth we could all be sharing. Your experience on the busy street sums up for me why humanity is in such a bad state, that can we exist seemingly cooperatively but with no true connection, we operate as individuals and in separation from one another. We measure out who we will connect with and by how much (if at all), and live mostly guarded and protected lives buoyed by comfort, unaware of the richness of love within the essence of each person.

  34. I have been consciously focussing on what each step feels like as I walk. When I am with my steps and settled in my body, I allow the power and aliveness of the universe to be left with each step. Whereas, when I settle into auto-mode and I am not aware of the quality of my steps, there is none of this in my steps. What I leave behind lacks the divine quality of who I am, and if 7 billion people are doing this it is a huge weight to bear on the planet and for others to feel.

    1. Thank you Fiona for your comment, I especially appreciated “When I am with my steps and settled in my body, I allow the power and aliveness of the universe to be left with each step.”

  35. Christina this is a much needed conversation to be having with humanity, as how many of us are aware of how we move during the day, for most of us we are just thinking of what we have to do to get through the day surely this is enough? We do not stop to consider what effect walking heavily has on our bodies or the effect it has on the earth it self. Is it possible that when the earth feels that it has taken enough pounding from our daily activities it cleans itself by producing weather to bring itself into balance?

  36. Recently, as I was driving my car at night, I could see the stars and I became aware that the headlights on my car would be casting out a light into the night too. And this made me feel very humbled by the fact that just like the footprints that we leave behind each day, every movement of the car was tracing a path of light.

  37. To embrace the fact that every single one of us makes a huge change in this world, is the evolutionary path back to our true power.

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