It is said and believed by many people that we are all linked together by an unseen force. This connection is believed to be strongest when extreme love is involved, like a mother and child. An example of this is a story my own mother shared with me about when I was a baby. She was watching a very scary movie, and I guess I was asleep or supposed to be asleep in the other room. Well the story states that at a very scary moment in the movie, my mom jumped but did so without a sound. Yet even though she was quiet, at the very moment she was scared I began to cry uncontrollably. Mom’s told me that my crying did not stop until she was the one to come in and console me. She said that the moment I saw her face, all was well. As if I felt her fear and was worried about her.
Well, I’m sure it’s obvious that I have no memory of this event. But I feel that having a personal instance of the old story about moms having a 6th sense about danger to their children is pretty cool. I’m sure most people has one somewhere in their life, if not many. I have also heard of instances of this happening with friends or family that are not blood related. So what does this mean? What’s the purpose of sharing this? Well, I think it’s just proof of the strong connection between ALL people. I’ve read about a study done with a group of monkeys that were being tracked in captivity as well as in the wild. Now please forgive me if I get parts of the story wrong, but as I remember it, something happened to one of the groups and their food supply was affected in a negative way. I don’t remember all the details, but one of the groups had food that could not be eaten without being cleaned and they learned to wash the food in water first. At around the same time, the other group, which I think was more than a thousand miles away also started using the new method to clean their food. This higher level connection is very real, and very powerful.
But just how does this higher level consciousness work? Well I am no where near an expert in the field yet, but I have come up with a few discoveries that I feel quite strongly about. The connection is not blood required, and it is not human exclusive. I believe it is a connection between all things, living and non-living. On a side note, this connection supports how the Law of Attraction can make things with no life force feel like they are searching for you when it goes just right. But here is the thought that starts to get interesting. IF we are all connected through this force, and the connection holds strong even when we are not aware of it, then it also holds a logical standpoint that all of the actions of EVERYONE else in the world has some impact on us. And the inverse would also be true, with all of our actions, thoughts, and emotions affecting everyone and everything else.
While it is true that I am still in the learning phase, I have discovered something called Ho’oponopono and it fits right along with this way of thinking. According to my understanding of Ho’oponopono, we are to take 100% responsibility for our lives and EVERYTHING that is a part of our life. “Someone stole my wallet and beat me up,” would be a fine example, and because of the connection we all share, I would need to take 100% responsibility for this situation. A problem that I have within myself is what affected the mugger and caused him/her to do this bad thing. It isn’t their fault, but mine. An interesting way to look at life, however another thing to consider is this. Have you ever had a STRONG feeling about something, yet everyone else felt it was basically a nuance? How could something hold such a strong pull on you, and yet have no effect on everyone else? Well, it’s actually simple. There’s some thing in your mind that makes it so. Do you know someone who has an odd phobia with no explanation? What about people with phobias caused by past events in their life? It’s all the same thing.
So here comes the fun part. If I am choosing to take 100% responsibility for everything that shows up in my life, even if it’s actually a part of someone else’s life, then I feel bad for causing these “negative” events that show as a part of my reality. And I feel sorry for causing this “issue” because if I shared it through the connection with the person I see it in, I also shared it with the rest of the universe. What this means, in an intense but still true way, is that every negative event that is happening in the universe, even the ones I don’t know about, are my fault. Quite the burden to shoulder, however, they are not my intentions. Which means I can forgive myself, and apologize to the rest of the universe for these things. Which leads to the 4 phrases that I’m learning hold some serious power. I love you, I’m sorry, please forgive me, and thank you.
Believing in this or not holds no actual value, since saying these things has no negative impact in any scenario. So no matter who you are, or even where you are, today’s trick of the Dave is to constantly share these four thoughts and really feel them as well.
I Love You!
Please Forgive me.
P.S. I am currently reading the book Zero LimitsBy Dr. Joe Vitale and Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len if anyone feels like learning more about this very interesting subject.