It seems that everywhere I turn, the message, the language, the guts of what I am hearing women talking about is connection.
Women craving connection.
I know I do. I can’t go more than a couple of days without lining up with someone for a coffee at least, if not a long juicy walk and talk to fill my tank again. I crave hearing other women’s stories of what’s important to them and how they are achieving doing more of what lights them up.
I am seeing beautiful new circles of women both near and far gathering for a variety of different causes and reasons but ultimately because we want to be connected.
To encourage each other. To be seen. To be heard.
To be part of something bigger than ourselves.
Connection is a core value for me. Making sure I am tuned into me and being true to myself on one level and being plugged into those people and places that leave me feeling like I have plenty in my tank. In fact enough to share.
I have been a long time believer that for many women, gathering with others to learn from our shared wisdom, strength, successes and failures is what encourages many women to step up, step out, step in or step down.
Something a little like magic happens when we feel like someone else who genuinely wants to see us shining has our back.
On a global scale I am sure it is in our ‘separate-ness’ (new word?) that we have become so fractured and broken. Operating from a place of separate-ness leads to ‘you vs me’ thinking. We become more focused on our differences than our similarities. We get stuck in the need to be right and making someone else wrong.
Connection of course relates to our internal sense of connection too. That sense of connection within that has us knowing and believing there is something far greater than us at play. I know for me it’s been in the times that I have been relying on myself, holding on so tightly to the controls (white knuckle ride!) that I have felt most alone in the world.
It has been when I have been willing to have faith, let go and frankly surrender to the greater plan that I have felt the greatest sense of connection and ease ever.
So why am I asking for your help?
Because I’m absolutely sure that if we can all tune in to a little more connection (within and without), we can one by one start to heal ourselves, our communities and our world.
I have zero desire to sound ‘lofty’ as I write this.
I am just so convinced that if we can lay down our agendas, really start looking each other in the eye, listening, encouraging and really seeking to see the best in ourselves and others, that the ripple effect of that connection and that love has to make a difference. A good difference. And surely there is freedom in that?
We’re all in this together.
Do you have some internal connection work to do? Maybe even some connecting outside of yourself?
Are you willing to step in and play your part in helping us get on with being more connected and less separate?
I would love to know what connection means to you? Do you have some fave resources that have helped you tune in? Let us know in the comments. This is where the conversations are born.
"What I now know to be true is that the key to creating freedom is accessing choice and the way to create more choices is to have more of the resources that allow choice, namely time and money."