The Importance of Human Connection on the Spirit and How to Find This Connection Through Technology

There is a weakening of our spiritual selves when we are disconnected from others who share a similar journey or the paths that we are on. I learned this the difficult way. Seven years ago, I moved from a very diverse area to an area that is the exact opposite. It was like taking a free bird from the sky and caging her. Instead of growing and exploring, I retreated. My differences made me feel isolated, so I ignored them-pushing them far back into myself until they were barely detectable. Recently, I have become more open and honest about myself in hopes of growing in authenticity and spirit. It didn’t take long before I began to blossom. That is not to say that I have blossomed fully; I am somewhere in the middle. My current state is equal to a rose that has just began to bloom. You can see the color through the closed leaves, but the bud has not yet fully opened.

Instead of feeling isolated in my journey, I have found women online who share my interests and are on similar paths. Technology can bring so much negativity into our lives, especially social media. I made it my mission to fill my news feeds with positivity. For every negative article I encounter, I seek out a positive one. For every media page that I follow, I follow two pages that promote positivity and peace. Since doing this, I have restored balance and am able to stay current on events without losing myself to them. This is a practice that took months to adapt to.

A wise woman responded to me this morning with one of the most helpful things that I have heard lately. I introduced myself into a new group of Wild Women and stated that I currently don’t have a tribe, due to my area being very conservative and it being difficult to find like-minded people here to share my journey and experiences with. She said, “Welcome. The world is your tribe!” How beautiful and true. Instead of feeling isolated, she allowed me to feel open to the possibilities of connection beyond my physical existence. I realized how thankful I am for technology and the connection that it can provide, if we use it wisely.

I encourgae you to restore balance and peace within your life by incorporating more “good news” and positive influence into your screen time. Watch inspiring videos, listen to music that moves you, follow pages such as “Good News Network”, learn from people, and connect. Your body and mind will thank you.

Namaste.

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There’s a Song for That

     I am a firm believer that there is a song for every emotion and situation. I have been that way my entire life. Some of us feel music differently than others and have an intense connection to it. I love sharing music with others, especially if it helped me through a particular time that they may be facing. So, feel free to ask me for suggestions if you need some new inspiration, and feel free to drop a tune below to inspire me. Today, I’m going to share two songs: 

        Flowers in the Window by Travis: My favorite happy, dancing around the house with the kids song. 

        Aloha Ke Akua by Nahko and Medicine for the People: My go-to song for anxiety and depression. (Check out the music video for an added relaxation bonus) There is a reason why it is called medicine. 

     So, no matter what you’re going through or what kind of day you’re having, there’s a song for that. Turn it up and let it do its job, whether it be a musical bandaid or a hug. 

Namaste.