The Spirit of Connection
by Patricia Rose Upczak
The spirit of connection is the essence of Universe. Slowly the paths
of mystics and scientists converge as they seek the "truth" from their
perspective. "A Course in Miracles" tells us that our perception of
separateness is an illusion. I believe we are all vibrational beings living in
a multidimensional Vibrational Universe. We can use that energy any way we
choose to a point. We can focus on healing, joy, synchronicity, love, peace and
miracles. Or we can focus on the negative things we perceive in our world or
lives. Either way we are still connected either consciously or unconsciously to
the ultimate energy of God or our Source. Just because someone chooses to close
their eyes while sitting in the sun does not disconnect them from the sunlight.
I have a favorite Sanskrit saying that describes my feelings about almost
everything, including the concept of connection. It gives us the feeling of the
true essence (I believe) of the total connectedness of the Universe.
As the atom so is the Universe.
As the microcosm so is the Macrocosm.
As the human body so is the Cosmic body.
As the human mind so is the Cosmic mind.
The Universe is infinite. The possibilities are infinite. Everything is
connected to everything else. Our ability to perceive the wholeness of reality
is limited to a narrow focus through our human eyes. But we have hints and
clues at every turn if we just relax and open our hearts to the whispers of
Spirals, labyrinths, numbers and countless other symbols create a myriad of
intersecting landscapes for us to investigate. There is no point where God
begins or ends. Our lives are intimately connected to everything. The majesty
of the Universe is beyond our minds. The symphony of the Cosmos is beautiful
and harmonious. Numbers throughout the ages guide us through great mysteries as
we learn their codes.
Our lives are designed to follow a plan that promotes growth, joy and
harmony. Our choices are filled with patterns; life is cyclical just as the
seasons come and go in rebirth, renewal and apparent death.
The symbolic world is the language of the Universe. Thus words often do not
convey the essence of truth. In the past science has tried to be disconnected
from the spiritual and emotional realms. However, Dr. Candice Pert, author of
"The Molecules of Emotion" discovered that our cells respond to our emotions
everywhere in the body. Dr. Pert is one of many scientist who are exploring the
mind, body and spirit connection. Her research has shown clearly that cells at
the most minute levels communicate with each other. They
vibrate together over a period of time, depending on the actions of the other
cells around them. The cells seem to have intelligence at all levels within the
Our connections go beyond the human form. There seem to be powerful and
intricate patterns forming constantly throughout the cosmos. We are connected
to every cell and molecule that exists. Spirals, shapes or labyrinths
intertwine throughout the Universe, creating all that we see, hear or
experience. Sound, sacred geometry, patterns in trees, leaves, flowers, snails
and seashells all speak to us in ways that the conscious intellect does not
Life is connectedness. As children we learn to solve puzzles and dot-to-dot
pictures. As we grew our lives became filled with challenges to overcome. Some
people like to overcome obstacles and figure out challenges. Some people are
afraid of what they don't understand.
The Etruscans, Greeks, Mayans, Egyptians and the Celtic people were among the many ancients that felt the power and importance of symbols and their connection to the Greater World around them. The ancients developed intricate codes and rituals to help their people develop, grow and safely navigate their world.
The power of focus is important, no matter what your lifestyle or age. Energy follows thought, what you think about all day long is what you get. So the most important step in any process is the control of your mind, thought, hopes and wishes.
Animals are great teachers for anyone who is willing to pay attention. Ken Keyes' book, "The Hundredth Monkey," provides hope for our human species. As the story has been told there were a group of scientist studying the behavior of the Macaca Fuscata monkeys on a small island off the coast of Japan in 1952.
The scientist began to feed the monkeys by dropping sweet potatoes in the sand on the beach. The sand made the potatoes difficult to eat. One young female, Imo, learned to wash the potatoes before eating them. She taught this behavior to her friends and relatives, and pretty soon many of the monkeys were imitating Imo's food washing behavior. The scientists observed this with interest, watching how the behavior slowly spread through the tribe, until one day something startling happened -- every monkey in the tribe began washing their food. The scientist reported their observation --
at the same time that another group of scientists on the distant mainland had noticed an odd and eerie phenomenon: suddenly all the Macaca Fuscata monkeys they had been observing began to wash their food in the ocean with no
physical connection to Imo or the original band of monkeys.
Scientist such as Dr. Rupert Sheldrake have ongoing experiments with different species continuing around the planet. The hope is that all of us are connected in ways that our finite minds do not grasp. So when a significant percentage of our species understands or learns a concept possibly the rest of us will automatically understand and learn those concepts too!
"A Course In Miracles" tells us we are all ONE, and that separation is an illusion. I believe that is the ultimate connection. One world, one people, One Universe for all of us to explore, create and live joyfully in.
© Copyright 2007 Patricia Rose Upczak. All Rights Reserved.
Patricia Rose Upczak
is a Reiki Master, author and teacher. She worked in the public school system for over 25 years. She has been involved in the healing arts for 20 years. The insight she provides about truth and simple living could only come from a person with life experience, compassion and
understanding. She is dedicated to helping others on this wonderful journey we call life. Patricia's latest book THE MYSTERY OF DEVIL'S GULCH is available in bookstores,
on Amon.com or by calling 1-800-929-7889. She is also the author of SYNCHRONICITY, SIGNS & SYMBOLS, REIKI A WAY OF LIFE, and STEVE. For more information please visit: www.csd.net/~synchron.