“And you will do it again and again, until something awakens inside of you that will no longer allow it”
There is a fairly large open space of grass on the outskirts of the forest near my apartment; I always drive by the space on my way home from work. I am always looking out my car window as I drive by slowly, quietly to see if I can spot any animal activity. Tonight, I was blessed to pull right up to 3 deer in the middle of the road. They were just standing there, calmly. Peacefully. They walked slowly into the open area and I turned off my car, got out and went over to them. I sat cross-legged in the middle of the open grass and watched as they walked and stood around me. I sent out endless thank you’s to the crossing of our paths. I also sent out the intention that I wasn’t there to harm them or to interrupt there midnight outing (now knowing that they already knew) but to be there with them; to be still and calm. As I sat with them, I realized how alike we were. The sound of a breaking branch would startle us—we would both jump and feel the need to get up and be completely alert just in case someone was out there looking to harm us.
Two of them went deeper into the forest. I could see their silhouettes fading into the darkness, weaving into the trees like ghosts, while one stayed out and looked at me. I made eye contact and then held the connection while closing my eyes. I felt that too much eye connection would cause a wave of alarm of some sort at the time. His eyes were warm and curious. Another branch cracked. His ears lifted quickly and I drew a quick breath in and he jumped. I then knew that I had reacted too strongly with anxiety and fear and had separated myself from that Conscious Connection; but I quickly brought myself back to that calm space. One of warm intention and appreciation. He too became calm and stayed there for a bit longer. After almost 10 minutes he also went deeper into the forest.
I sat there for a few more minutes and then decided to lie down and take in the sky and my surroundings. I soon learned how important this meeting was to remind myself to quiet my mind and my body. A tree branch would crack and I would jump and feel the need to flee or I would look into the trees and think that I saw something and needed to jump up to protect myself. Then I remembered what I was here to learn. I knew I was protected. I knew that there was nothing there to harm me. I knew that I needed to know my reflexes in a new light and sharpen my senses. Open. I felt the wholeness, the Oneness. The Connection. I drove home in Silence.
We sometimes react to our environment and fellow human beings in a way that separates us rather than connects us in a deeper sense; the soul connection. The God connection, some call it. We are perhaps not ready to feel such a deep connection or we are frightened by it, easily made uncomfortable. We are all here to learn from one another. We are all here to support each other whether we like it or not. This connection is what brings us all together, holding a vibration that helps us move in sync with our highest pathways.