Connecting At Levels Of The Heart

I saw a post, this morning, about whether we have lost our way with Love and discussed if this is possible to lose. It got me thinking about how we never really lose, but merely forget how to Love or have never been given a chance to Love. The level of Love we share can vary, but felt by all our encounters. Whether in our daily mundane lives or during special events where like-minded people attend.
At the level of the Heart, our friendships do not stop with humans. We can also develop friendships with animals. Often times we get pets and we begin to learn the patterns of each other, knowing when something is in or out of sync. This next story, shared by my friend Larry, demonstrates a man’s level of love extending well beyond the human world….
On March 7, 2012, Lawrence Anthony died (A.K.A. The Elephant Whisperer).
He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons and many elephants.
Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs.
Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved man-friend.
A total of 31 elephants had patiently walked over 12 miles to get to his South African House.
Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe not only because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these elephants sensed about Lawrence’s passing, but also because of the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked in such an organized way: Walking slowly – for days – Making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat to his house.
So, how after Anthony’s death, did the reserve’s elephants — grazing miles away in distant parts of the park — know?
“A good man died suddenly,” says Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, Ph.D., “and from miles and miles away, two herds of elephants, sensing that they had lost a beloved human friend, moved in a solemn, almost ‘funereal’ procession to make a call on the bereaved family at the deceased man’s home.”
“If there ever were a time, when we can truly sense the wondrous ‘interconnectedness of all beings,’ it is when we reflect on the elephants of Thula Thula. A man’s heart’s stops, and hundreds of elephants’ hearts are grieving.
This man’s oh-so-abundantly loving heart offered healing to these elephants, and now, they came to pay loving homage to their friend.”
Lawrence’s wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years!
But yet they knew where they were going.
The elephants obviously wanted to pay their deep respects, honoring their friend who’d saved their lives – so much respect that they stayed for 2 days and 2 nights without eating anything.  Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back.
As human’s, we have the opportunity to connect at level’s of the heart and in doing so we connect to source energy. A level of knowing. When someone is down, you unknowingly will call to cheer them up at precisely the right moment. When something is array, someone will arrive right on time to aid in the matters. At the level of the heart, we find ourselves having more and more Syncrosensational moments.
Stepping into the Canvas at the Level of the Heart. In doing so, we arrive when needed, those who are needed do the same and all things return to…All is Good. Looking beyond labels and judgments, we instinctively walk with eyes of compassion and a Heart of Joy, wherever we may go…

When New Year’s Resolutions Get Squashed

Nearly a week into the New Year and many have already fallen from their goals of a brighter New Year, while others drive forward with fire in their bellies or desire to see their goals to fruition. But what do we do when things don’t go as planned?

As I write this post for the second time, I am reminded of the lesson. Literally…I wrote this, saved it and began adding tags, when it was lost and nowhere to be found. Is it possible that the Universe wanted to emphasize the lesson upon my being or was it merely coincidence…I will leave that for you to decide. As for me, I understand the lesson.

The lesson being…when things do not go our way. We have the option to give up or move forward with more conviction. This is the Warrior Attitude.

Whilst the Pilgrim basks in pity of bleak outcomes,

the Warrior sharpens Her tools until goals are achieved.

~Ani Po

When we set our gaze on our goals, we run the risk of self-sabotage or self-sabotage by proxy. Sharing our thoughts and ideas with another person; if they are not on the same page as us, we run the risk of interjecting their ideals within our goals. Thereby changing our minds and ultimately leading back to self-sabotage. Stay the course.

Careful who you share your goals with. If they are not positive and encouraging…save your breath. And when you reach your goals, you can share the How’s and why’s when asked.

Self-sabotage can also come at the hand of others’ actions. When their thoughts and actions are interjected into our days, they may conflict with our personal goals. If we are passive and we allow their ideals to interject, then our goals can ultimately be tabled until the next year. Stay the course.

I had to laugh at the irony on New Year’s Day. The local fitness club was to open at 6:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day. As normal, I set out to arrive two minutes before the gym opened and as expected, their were many new cars in the parking lot, awaiting to begin their resolutions. As with every New Year, there is a slew of newbies that flood the gym for the first few weeks and a small percentage remain. Sis Thirty a.m. arrived, but the doors did not open. The line of people, awaiting to go in, were now agitated.

Fifteen minutes have passed and cars were already beginning to leave. My first thought was really?! They cannot wait another minute? Whatever their reasons, I waited until the doors opened. The doors did not open until 7 a.m. and two-thirds of the cars were now gone.

As I walk to the counter, my thoughts transferred to my tongue...”Not very encouraging to the newbies, when their dreams our crushed on day one of the New year.” I was thinking about how at least a dozen new gym-goers had already given up…and it was only day one of the New Year. Sadly, this is how humans work. When things do not go our way…we shut done and give up. Hopefully they will have returned, but if they do not…their goals will be re-established or never looked upon again.

Stepping into the Canvas with confidence. As we set out into the Canvas, may it be so confidently in the direction we seek. With direction in our wind, adjusting our sails…we capture the intention of our being. With our heading written, remember to enjoy the ride…