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Relationships with Humans, Nature, and Animals

Issue 13

Relating is at the core of every belief system

Human existence is about relationships – relationships with self, earth, nature, spirit, things, people, animals, circumstances, jobs, professions, health, and more. Your entire life on this earth is about relationships. We’re also genetically designed to survive by interacting with other living organisms – humans, nature, animals. Humans, in fact most living things, are not meant to live solitary lives.

Beyond our hard-wired survival instincts, we thrive as human-spirit beings when we relate well to others, to nature, to the unseen, to the world around us, and to ourselves. Relating is an integral, holistic aspect of your human experience and therefore, as much a biological phenomenon as it is social, emotional, and spiritual. Relating is not just something you do; it’s part of who you are at your core; it’s what makes you human. The perception we are individuals, entirely separate from one another, from all living things in general, is an illusion.

Connection is built into your DNA, it’s truly what makes the world go ‘round. Life creates life through the intimate connection between creatures and among life forms. We’re designed to rely on one another for survival and for the continuation of our race. In fact, we would not exist if not for intimacy – emotional and physical. According to some versions of history, the very nature of our creation as humans begins with the act of connecting in the most intimate manner possible, the mating of two individuals. From the moment of conception, you are intimately linked to at least one other human being.

Relating is at the core of every religious, spiritual, cultural, and social belief system. How you communicate and relate is determined by you, each and every moment. Often you don’t realize how much you rely on relationships to fi ll the void within.

The most important step in attracting the right relationships begins with you

What you believe is right for you in terms of relationships and, most important, how you relate to and honor your Self first.

All your relationships become an extension or reflection of what you bring to the table. If your well of self-love and acceptance is depleted, then that depletion will be reflected in your relationships. S

tart with your own self-healing, growth, love, value, and acceptance. Fill your inner well by loving yourself as much as Source loves you.

Most importantly, communicate this self-love back to yourself with words, gestures, and affirming thoughts and feelings which are loving and accepting.

Discover what you truly desire from each relationship as well as from yourself and re-evaluate it frequently.

Choose not to allow familial, societal, cultural, or any other external influences and rules decide for you what you desire in any relationship, and ultimately in your life.

Choose how you want to show up as an individual and within your relationships based on who you are at your core.

Relationships and how you manage relationships are the foundation for personal and interpersonal growth.

How you interact within those relationships often determines how your life transforms from moment to moment, from one experience to the next, from the past to the present to the future. We communicate every second to things, nature, circumstances, people, ourselves, and the nonphysical world. How you choose and convey your thoughts and feelings shapes your world. This is often referred to as relational consciousness.

Are you aware of how you communicate with and relate to yourself, to others, to things, and to the world in general? Are you aware of how you communicate with and relate to yourself, to others, to things, and to the world in general?

Most of the time, people yearn to make a connection, bridge the gap from singular to one. The first step is to connect with your inner self and get to know you inside and out.

As we grow, relating is how we discover ourselves, others, and the world around us. How you relate and communicate fundamentally shapes your world as well as the world around you. Every moment of your life contributes to the grand scheme of evolution, yours, and the universes’.

Here are some ways you can develop relationships:

• Loving connections come from the heart – decide who feels safe and supportive in your life and designate them your new ‘family’.

• Define all your relationships on your terms – how to act and interact in ways that nurture your spirit.

• When it comes to other people’s expectations regarding relationships – make your own rules!

• Thoughts, ideas, and feelings become the energy that creates you and your world. Manage your thoughts, feelings, actions and energy by honoring and empowering yourself.

In addition to ‘doing or acting’, relationships can also be created by simply allowing your loving spirit to shine upon others wherever you go.

Kimble Greene
Kimble Greene
Kimble Greene PhD, Founder and Chief Catalyst at Catalyst Enterprises Worldwide, LLC is an author, transformation catalyst, strategic consultant and developer of The Monarch Method™ for personal transformation. www.drkimblegreene.com

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