Sonia was trying to live a conscious life. She meditated. She used natural medicine. She even made her own granola … mostly. Hers was a life of harmony, except when she visited with her brother. Then all her compassionate spirituality seemed to go out the window and the stress of the encounter would actually make her physically ill. Back from one such trip, she visited her naturopath to deal with the usual symptoms. Sonia knew intuitively that this sibling bond was unhealthy for her. Her naturopath confirmed her hunch. “You’ve got to shift this relationship,” she counseled. “Until you do you will be affected energetically and it’s not good.”
While Sonia realized this was an opportunity to learn and move on, the sense of impossibility dragged her down. Her brother and her were like oil and water, and had chosen very different paths in life. Every attempt to heal old patterns had backfired and made things worse. How am I going to do this?! The thought weighed on her heavily for the next few days.
Sitting at her computer one day, she gave into the desperation. On an off chance that Google was channeling Spirit, she despairingly typed, “What lessons must I learn from my brother?” Whoever thought of using Google as an oracle deck? Amazingly, the first site to come up held the key … “Lessons from My Brother” popped up. An audio clip began running as soon as Sonia opened the site. A firm, but gentle, voice told her that you cannot say that you are blessed by God one moment and feel abandoned as soon as a conflict arises in the next, and that no one can separate you from God because “God’s always got your back.” Sonia listened and knew inside that the shift she was seeking began with her realizing no separation from Grace is possible and she had no one left to blame. Goosebumps broke out on her arms as she realized that the man speaking held the same unusual name as the cross street at her brother’s address. The rest of the site held nothing for her. The message had been pointed and succinct.
Over the next few weeks, Sonia marveled as her brother began calling her more and they began talking in less forced tones. Although these conversations did not hold the deep, conspiratorial exchange of those joined at the hip, they did have the unmistakable undercurrent of genuine love. No gripping heart to heart had to happen, no tearful accusations and belated apologies: Google had provided the vehicle for a tangible change, a gift from Spirit at Play.
So … what is creating separation in you? In moments of inner struggle do you look for someone to blame? Let go for just this one instant. Truly surrender your thoughts to the moment and be open to the synchronicities that this touch of freedom can bring. You just never know from where the magic will come …