You know those people who have been anchors in your life? Maybe your families were as closely intertwined as DNA, and to this day when you talk you are connected at that place where all are one? Well, this morning I got on the phone with one of those people in my life, and while we don’t chat often, when we do it is powerful. With fairly little detail, we talked about our lives. “What’s going on?” was the question we sought to answer.
We talked about how what we once considered security, what used to feel like terra firma, now can feel like quicksand in an earthquake. We meandered through the truth of faith in the Universe having our backs, even though that support comes through in ways we could never imagine. And since security’s shape can no longer be predicted, it doesn’t seem as reliable — except it is, and may be more so.
We talked about how all this change can scare us to our cores, yet we know it is here to bring up those old feelings and beliefs that no longer serve us so we can release them and heal. And, as hard as that can be in the moment, we know that the end product of that healing is the capacity to hold and live with more light and love.
At some point we also sank into how blessed we’ve been to be born to parents who loved us, provided for us, raised us to respect the earth and all its inhabitants, and did whatever was necessary to send us to college, as long as we did our part. Her mother even guaranteed we all would go to heaven. My brother and I could count on her folks as if they were blood, as she and her sister could rely on ours, yet it never occurred to us we would need to.
We also mused about the wisdom in the trees, and how ancient and magical they are. How they are hard to cut down because that would feel like a death, yet we know they will always live on in our hearts. And how the same is true for houses. The building may be gone, but the home always resides in our hearts.
I know we talked about more — like how magical it is to swim with the sharks off Belize, which was news to me! But the certainty I am left with now is the steadfast connections our hearts can make. We may not be present to every one with every breath, but they always are there when we allow them to shine. This is an ancient truth our ancestors knew. And despite all that is happening in our lives, this remains terra firma.