Wow, what an incredible couple of weeks! Have you felt it too? It’s been absolute bonkers (and wonderful!) in so many ways.
I did a short Facebook Live a while back where I mentioned how it felt like the Universe was taking a breath, that the energy had calmed down from having been quite intense a few days prior. That was temporary. 🙂
Some are experiencing that the world is seemingly going to hell in a hand basket, and the more light that is shone on us all, the more darkness and fear are bubbling to the surface.
I’ve always felt connected to something bigger, something in the subtler and unseen realms. I bring this connection into my work as a coach, mentor, sounding board, and sensing partner. It takes the form of listening to the unsaid and the unseen, the invisible. My listening to and including the invisible in the work I do is the reason I’ve decided to share what I’m about to share here today.
Some of you may think that I’m going a bit nuts as I try and describe what I notice and experience in the seen and unseen world, but it feels important to push the boundaries…
…so, without further ado, welcome to the next wave of *Fika for Your Soul*!
My experience of feeling connected to something bigger, to the field of invisible energy around me, to the collective, has grown exponentially over the last 15 years I’ve spent in the personal development field.
Although the world is still heavily driven by individualism, the notion of interconnectedness and ‘oneness’ is less fringe today as a result of spiritual evolution and the rise of, for example, the practice of compassion…
…Practicing compassion opens our hearts to be more understanding, forgiving, and accepting. We show kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others. We put ourselves in someone else’s shoes and really feel for them.
Compassion stitches us together with others in the seen as well as the unseen realms.
Which brings me to the esoteric and abstract bit. My experience of the energetic layer. The quantum field, the collective aspect of our individual experiences…
I’m not a scientific person, never have been.
Yet, there’s something about understanding the field that we’re part of that’s very appealing to me. In her book, “The Field”, Lynne McTaggart talks about the Zero Point field and scientific discoveries in terms of our understanding of how matter, space, and energy (information) interplay.
She writes, among other things, that a field is a region of influence, that subatomic particles can only be understood in their relationships, and that nothing in the universe exists as an actual ‘thing’ independently of our perception of it.
Translating this in my own mind, this tells me that everything is connected.
To illustrate how I experience this interconnection, I want to share a couple of examples of how I’ve gotten into contact with this seemingly intangible field…
…The first time I consciously experienced the sensation of ‘resonance’ in my body was in 2006. It felt like a tingling sensation on my upper arms. It felt like ‘a gentle squeeze’, as if someone was standing behind me placing their hands gently on my upper arms applying slight pressure. Soon thereafter, I came to realise that the gentle squeeze was a positive confirmation to a statement or a question.
‘The Squeeze’ heightened my ability to listen deeply and to be present…
…It felt like I had access to a ‘channel’ of information or flow that was experienced beyond the physical body and mind. I also knew somehow that if I were to fixate on a desired outcome, I would limit what was possible. It felt natural to invite ALL possibilities in the field to play and use my inner guidance system to guide me forward.
This has proven to work really well and has been my practice ever since.
Throwing it out there…do you feel connected to something bigger? Have you had similar or related experiences? If you feel inspired, hit reply and share. I’d love to know!
In closing, it feels like we’ve travelled through galaxies together today. I’d like to leave you with the following thought and question…
…When we practice compassion, when we tune into the quantum field, when we step into exploring energy in the form of, in my case, ‘The Squeeze’, there’s an entanglement at a deeper, unseen level. If quantum physics talks about how atoms can affect each other miles apart, then why would the connection between humans be any different?
..from my soul to yours,
PS! I’m planning a talk in London on September 11th. It’s going to be a conversation about wholeness and freedom and how we may be setting ourselves up to not having it, out of fear of intimacy, power, and connection. The talk is for professional women who either have everything in their external world in place but feel unfulfilled OR who have committed spiritual practices in place but feel a lack of soul/self expression in everyday life. If this sounds interesting and you want to learn more about the talk (venue will be announced soon) or the content – hit reply and let me know.
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*Fika for Your Soul* is about connecting with inspiration from everyday situations and conversations. It’s about discovery, reflection, leaning into, and stretching beyond…how we may see, understand, and express freedom, exploration, and leadership (among other things), all in the context of our daily lives.
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