“Love is the felt experience of connection to another being. An economist says ‘more for you is less for me.’ But the lover knows that more of you is more for me too. If you love somebody their happiness is your happiness. Their pain is your pain. Your sense of self expands to include other beings. This shift of consciousness is universal in everybody, 99% and 1%.” ~ Charles Eisenstein
Today I had the powerful experience of viewing a taste of the upcoming feature documentary, Occupy Love. It reminded me once again of the powerful shift in consciousness that is happening globally right now, and I do believe that the internet has a great deal to do with it. Many indigenous peoples have know for centuries of the deep interconnection that connects us all. They called it the web of life. Yet, little did they know that we would “artificially” create this “web” with our technology in the years to come.
Many of us experience this interconnectedness on a deeply felt level every single day of our lives. We are all empathic. You only have to go out into nature and observe for a little bit to see this fact in vivid display.
Our breath is just as interconnected as the internet, the bees in a hive, a pod of dolphins on the other side of the world, the atoms that make up the body you are inhabiting, or a group of people that have chosen to “Occupy Wall St”.
The only reason why you have enough air to breathe is that we have an unspoken agreement that all life will share it together. We are gifting it to each other – every human, plant, mountain, animal, insect, cell, river. Somewhere under all the strife, wars, economic greed, consumerism and self absorption there is a blueprint for conscious and heart felt giving. That blueprint is becoming clearly visible now and is harder and harder to disregard.
In our every inhale and exhale we are giving and receiving….an atmosphere teeming with life – our life. Since we are intimately and consciously sharing the air we breathe with every living thing, how can we feel separate? Occupy your breath fully so that the gifts you have to bring to the world are clearly coming from a fully embodied human in touch with the heart of matters.
“What we want to create is the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible. A sacred world. A world that works for everybody. A world that is healing. A world of peace. “ Occupy Wall St – The Revolution Is Love
“There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then there’s another way; a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.” - Rumi
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OTHER BLOGS BY GAYE ABBOTT:
www.NaturalWealthJournal.com (Richard Cawte, Ph.D. most recent post is on “Making Connections”)
www.WildlyFreeWoman.com (Check out the Daily Breath page for a video of me and a Sneak Preview of a new book coming out in January 2012!)