Did we all come to the Earth with billions of fellow humans just to build our own individual lives, stay glued to screens and try our best not to make eye contact? Maybe some did, but I find that connection with others brings me great joy and feelings of harmony and unity.
There is something simply sweet and grounding about connecting to strangers for the first time, loved ones on a deeper level and to Earth herself.
Just today, I had a complete stranger sit in front of me to chat. I’ll call him Kyle. “Is this seat taken?” he asks. “Nope, it’s not.” I say and so he sits. I see no intentions in his eyes, just a curiosity. “I just walked in here, I didn’t even get a coffee. I just wanted to meet someone.” So we chat about how no one looks up long enough to meet new people. How we both love spontaneous connections, essentially. We even made constant eye contact for 45 seconds as a challenge. Our conversation went on to topics like Reiki and the classes I will be teaching in Raleigh next month and brief descriptions on what we do and who we are. Then, he left with a smile on his face and a shake of my hand.
I may never see Kyle again, but he sure left me with a sense of joy and a beautiful reminder. Connection is what it’s all about! We don’t have to walk through this life alone, with our heads down and headphones in.
We are constantly surrounded by interesting people that are bound to resonate with us on some level!
Look up! Make eye contact and smile! Give a hug! Make a phone call!
There is nothing to lose.
Only love to gain.
Thank you, “Kyle,” for sharing this experience with me! I wish you the greatest blessings on your journey.
Thank you to Owl City for this beautiful song!
Surely I could write on this topic once a month. It’s something that has helped me and my clients keep track of our well-being… Going back to basics!
Do you ever get to a point where you wonder, “What is going on with me? Why do I feel so down? Why don’t I enjoy my practice right now? Why am I so irritable?”
I do! This is when I take a minute and do a “background check.” I ask myself, “Have I been holding myself and wellness as a priority in the past couple of weeks? Have I been committed to my spiritual practice? How’s my diet been? Am I stressed out about something that is ruling my mental and emotional space?” Usually, it becomes clear that I have been distracted from my spiritual practice, been neglecting self-care and/or am in need of some redefining in my life. Many times, if one aspect of my wellness gets off balance the others are soon to follow. Back to basics I go!
For me personally, this means consistently dedicating a time to sit at my alter for meditation, writing, prayer, energy work, etc. I also make sure I’m doing something active like jogging, yoga or both. Last but definitely not least, I make sure that all my beliefs currently at play in my life serve me and what it is I am creating. Even the awareness and intention of going back to basics is enough to shift my energy to a higher place, yet ACTION is key! Take action, build that momentum and feel the difference in your heart and energy.
It’s key to find your basics. What works for you? What grounds you? What clears your energy and energizes you? What do you want to feel? What’s a small step to get to that feeling?
Find your basics, practice them and honor the process. Habits aren’t created overnight yet they can be started in this moment!
Make yourself a priority and find your bliss!
Writings from Devon Pelto to share tips, stories and inspirations to keep us connected to each other and our most fulfilling selves!