So much of life involves superficial interactions with people who are distracted and ungrounded.
That’s why it stands out when you make a genuine connection with someone - it’s uplifting and energizing.
What do I mean by a genuine connection?
It’s when you create an aura of trust and encouragement with someone - where you feel comfortable sharing your feelings, vulnerabilities and can be your most authentic self.
Forming a real connection with someone will make you feel less isolated, more hopeful and joyful. If you are experiencing a moment of grief, it can comfort you.
It’s also a spiritual connection that offers validation, insight and healing.
Validation happens when you experience self-acceptance and love and see this reflected in someone else.
As you feel more connected, your heart chakra will open up. You’ll notice that it’s easier to tap into the vibration of compassion and empathy.
What gets in the way of forming real connections?
When you are struggling to connect to someone else, it’s usually a sign that you are disconnected. Often, this will manifest as feelings of fear, negativity or stubbornness. It will be easier to cling to preconceived notions about people rather than being open and in the moment.
What steps can you take to open yourself up to a genuine connection?
I always say that there’s no substitute for being grounded. When you’re grounded, you feel more secure and calm. It allows you to tap into your feelings and instincts.
Practice honesty. Be real with someone. Take a chance.
Practice empathy. Listen to the other person. Imagine yourself in their shoes. Spiritually, we’re all made of the same Universal Energy.