In the October 2020 Happy Notes newsletter I explored disconnection and the importance of (re)connection in order to feel alive.
Disconnection is a widespread condition due to conditioning. It results in denial and suppression of emotions and adds to our sense of hopelessness and powerlessness which requires more numbing and distraction – a vicious cycle. We ultimately become zombies – the walking dead – stuck in loops of repetitive behaviors and a world that doesn’t change.
How to reconnect?
The first step to reconnection is awareness. How are you numbing yourself? What are you consuming that’s switching you off? What is the effect/cost of disconnection on your quality of life?
You can use disconnection as a signpost or tool to see what’s going on within you. Ask yourself: From what have I been trying to disconnect or avoid? For example, to what horrors in this world have I closed my eyes? And how does this correlate to my inner world?
- If I have been ignoring the pollution of our planet, for example, have you also ignored pollution of your body?
- If you’ve just not been able to face the horrors of human trafficking and child abuse, have you ignored the violation of your inner child? What aspect of yourself have you violated/abused/rejected/forced into something?
Now you can commit to making some changes in your own life that address the issues I have been ignoring. For example:
- Changing one thing in my diet to start to support my body to clean up the pollution.
- Acknowledging the needs and wellbeing of your inner child.
Through this process you will not only reconnect more and more but also feel more empowered – and come alive again.