A Sense of Belonging

 

Forgive

I was guided to post this card and the post just wrote itself. The ability to release your anger, whether at yourself or others is a major cornerstone to good health, progress and success. Have you ever thought about your sense of belonging when you were growing up? Were you part of a tight family unit where you felt safe, cared for and a part of something?  To one degree or another, most of us did not, and this has a life long impact that we are sadly often unaware of.

Many of us on a spiritual path feel separate by the choices we make and by doing so we are unconsciously creating thicker walls. As we dive deeply into alternative lifestyles of vegetarianism, meditation, chakra clearing, oracle card readings, reiki, spirit animals, art therapy, macrobiotic diets and on and on it goes, these choices can accentuate existing feelings of separation. Being part of a group is essential to our health and happiness; it fosters a deep sense of belonging.

I was recently listening to Dr. Mona Lisa Schultz, an MD and medical intuitive, and she recommends doing things that make you feel part of “the herd” if you have back problems, skin conditions or anxiety (this has a connection to our root chakra). She offers refreshing and unusual “prescriptions” to better our health alongside the traditional medications we would normally use. She says we should read a little current events to have something to contribute in casual conversation with family members and co-workers rather than feeling isolated by being out of the loop. Also, to update a few pieces of your wardrobe to the latest style and know that is beneficial to your health to foster that sense of belonging.

You are perfect just as you are and you don’t have to compromise your values by understanding that a little mainstream activity in your world will benefit your goals in your off-the-beaten-path lifestyle. Forgiveness involves non-judgmental behaviour and as they say, different strokes for different folks.

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Today, as you release old anger and resentments you can take your temperature on your sense of belonging. What can you tweak to allow yourself more connection and easier communications in your life? How can you release old feelings and behaviour that blocks your ability to  “belong” in your current life? I always love writing a letter, poem or song and burning it, but you will know what works best for you to release old feelings for good!

Let is go and live in the present moment. Dwelling in the past is not where your life is. Let your love shine light a blazing light of glory so you can really move forward.  Be aware that you can be your own soft place to fall when you life gets off track. Amazing things await you today and  tomorrow.

Peace, grace and love – Lisaquarter_ad_ScSh_2014Please Like my BloomLisa Facebook Page by clicking the Like icon on the side bar on the right or by visiting my page by clicking here and checking it out for yourself. I post messages of inspiration there daily. Many blessings and thanks for helping me grow my spiritually based business!

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “A Sense of Belonging

    1. Thanks Brad! I have used that line for so long I cannot recall where the inspiration came from, probably an 80’s movie! I truly appreciate your presence on my page, thank you so much for sharing your light. Light & love to you!

  1. Hi Lisa!! Great post…I also like the line Brad picked out 🙂 I didn’t even begin to heal until understood what forgiveness was. Also like the poster…you don’t change the past you change the future!! Yes!! ❤

    1. Thank you for sharing your lessons here Lorrie. I am so grateful for my supportive blogger peeps like you!! Have a wonderful week full of laughter, peace and joy!

    1. Hello Miss LadyPinkRose, what a pleasure to share some space with you and bask in your sweetness!! We all need reminders from time to time don’t we? I am so glad I could be helpful to you sweet soul. Have a wonderful week full of forgiveness and belonging.

  2. I think you’re right that a sense of belonging is often an issue for spiritual people. There are all kinds of benefits to broadening your mind, outgrowing various institutions, etc., but one thing you do often lose as a result is a sense of belonging to a tribe. I feel “in the world but not of the world,” and I’m good with that, but I do see the value of a tribe, and wish it were easier to have one.

    1. I love how you use the term tribe! I often feel like people you meet and gel with immediately are from your “tribe” and then are those who are most definitely NOT from your “tribe”, haha. We can all benefit from having a strong one, a sense of community can make all the difference to your level of happiness. Thank you so much for sharing your perspective here Heather! Love, light and goodnight!

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