PURPOSE IN THIS MOMENT
Overnight the world has changed for everyone.
Can we find purpose even in this moment?
One of the many things that brings me joy is the interconnectedness of everything; you, me, him, her, and those guys over there. The world is rife with individualism, it appears impossible to heal the concept that myself is separate from yourself. But then something like, oh say the coronavirus as an example, comes along and makes it really clear that we are interconnected, that we are all exactly the same. I am just as susceptible to the virus here in Australia as somebody is in England or China or the USA.
We are wearing a wide variety of costumes but underneath the colour of our hair or skin, we are all the same, we are all God’s divine children. It might take something as big as the C word (read that as Coronavirus or Cancer) to make us start to live as if we are all the same.
The interconnectedness of everything makes me giggle and often gasp in awe. I’m sure you’ve had that experience where you think of someone that you haven’t been in touch with for ages, and then they call or send an email. An old memory surfaces from seemingly out of nowhere and, as you ponder on it, you realise it is the answer to your current dilemma. There seems to be a web of interconnectedness that is real even though it is unseen by the naked eye.
I am part of a working group of friends who host a website called The Joy of Ageing Esoterically. We often write articles for the website but just as often we receive articles from our readers who have written a story. We have a ‘Join the Conversation’ page and every two months we chose a new topic. In February, we decided that the March conversation would be ‘Adaptability’. Not surprisingly, we received a few articles on adaptability after choosing this topic. We certainly need to be adaptable in regards to our ageing bodies – and the changing world.
Then all during the month of March, I noticed people are talking about and other websites are writing about, yes, adaptability. Coincidence? Or did a cosmic wave wash over, alerting us to the need for all to heighten our adaptability skills (perhaps in preparation for the coronavirus?) I no longer try to figure these things out. I just go with the flow stopping only long enough to enjoy the synchronicity.
This week I was talking with an academic friend who is planning to attend a conference in June, in America, to present her research. I asked, “How can you plan to attend with everything that is going on? It is one day at a time now!” She wisely replied, “It is and always has been one day at a time.Things can turn around fast. The conference may be postponed but I have plenty of preparation to do before my presentation so I’ll keep moving towards my goal.”
That made me realise that I am also living more comfortably in the ‘unknown’ (also ‘unseen’) world. This is what I am observing in my day to day living. Energy is real. It may be unseen and we can pretend that it is not real or does not exist but energy can be and is felt all the time. We can choose, however, to be oblivious to it.
I might be concerned by how someone in a cafe is handling my plate of food (‘thinking’ I’m concerned about possible exposure to germs) but what I’m really tracking is how my plate of food is being handled with uncaring energy. That plate of food is going to nourish me; I want it treated with care. That’s the main reason I am so choosey about where I eat out, on the rare occasions that I do, preferring definitely to eat at home where my food is treated with loving care.
Energy (unseen but always felt) is in everything, everywhere.
Even our thoughts are a form of energy that manifests as a vibration that can be ‘read/felt’, whether we say the words out loud or keep them to ourselves.
As Russell Brand said recently in his podcast about coronavirus, “Has there ever been a time when something so big and something so small has affected humanity?” Probably not.
One point of evolution that the coronavirus can bring to all of humanity is a greater awareness of the unseen world that we are part of. Perhaps it will take something this big and this small to make us refocus and start reading the energy of things, read the energy of the person you are sitting across from, read the energy of the document you are perusing, read the energy of the building you have entered.
Right now, something so small as to be unseen by the naked eye is changing all of our lives. Does it mean we quit living with purpose or that we don’t have a plan? No, perhaps just the exact opposite. If anything, we have to learn to live more comfortably in the unseen but always felt, energetic world. In doing so, we learn to live with more PURPOSE. We can start practising right now, living with more discernment, more care, more love, more awareness of both the seen and unseen world that we inhabit. And enJOY it. ♥️
29/3/2020 07:06:56 am
Awesome blog Gayle, I was just having a conversation with a group of friends on how to retain our sense of purpose during these times and voila, the answer became clear, I agree, commit to, and deepen your daily rhythm of self care and nurturing and reflect our steadiness to the rest of humanity. Vibrationally they will feel it.
29/3/2020 08:17:00 am
Thanks for your comment Sandra. I'm sure there will be a variety of ways to create purpose in this new way of living. Deepening our daily rhythm of self care and nurturing works ALL the time no matter what is or is not going on in the world, eh!
17/4/2020 01:39:19 pm
The interconnectedness of everything is so true Gayle, how we don’t know at the time why we might need to go somewhere, why we might to speak to someone, or be in a certain place, but later only to find that relationship or conversation was the start of something much bigger, and we hadn’t realised it at the time. So being aware of a bigger plan that sometimes emerges make us realise the purpose for all the smaller interactions.
26/4/2020 02:11:39 pm
26/4/2020 04:55:29 pm
Gayle, everything about your website is gorgeous. The article is great, and also the energetic quality and care that has gone into the photos, the layout, the self-care radiating from you, and even your header photo that invites us all to expand to infinity! Thank you for this deeply beautiful offering.
27/4/2020 06:48:34 am
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