Keeping Your Connections Strong

Posted by Sallie Justice | Posted on 12-08-2020

Though you’re probably celebrating the holidays a bit differently this year, you still may have need for a little back up support from the Indigo Topaz Power of Connecting.

When this energy is alive and well in you, it’s joyful and easy to connect with family and friends and feel that community spirit.

Even in the midst of this pandemic, Indigo Topaz energy will tug at your sleeve to jump on a Zoom call, share holiday inspirations on social media, or simply pick up the phone to “feel the love”.

But if this energy is low or imbalanced, you might find yourself….

  • Having a hard time coming up with fun and safe ways to be together with special people in your life.
  • Find yourself dreading another zoom call, or at the very least just needing more oomph to want to get on one.
  • Still feeling a little alienated from, or judgmental of, friends or family members in your life due to political differences.

If ‘connection is why we’re here’ as Brene Brown tells us, then isn’t it worth strengthening and balancing your Power of Connecting? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the resistance melt away, and be replaced by desire to connect in a loving way?

Do you need an extra boost of the Power of Connecting? Here are some practices you might want to try in the coming weeks (and year!) to help you bring more warmth into your life, and build more bridges with others in your world.

  • For a week, lay aside your struggle with the little differences, annoyance and impatience you my typically have with others. In their place, keep your attention on what you appreciate them, on what they bring to your life. The other “stuff” will always be there if you want to go back to it.
  • Have fun. Enjoy yourself! These times are great for dreaming up novel ways to be together without making anyone uncomfortable or unsafe. Online game night, writing real letters to loved ones, sending gifts that help you bridge any gaps that may have crept between you. Come up with your own unique way to stay in touch.
  • Know your needs and your limits in connecting…and honor them. Notice how long to stay on the phone without getting glassy-eyed. Decide how many people you want to be on a zoom call with before it gets too chaotic. And be aware of how often you need to connect to feel human, to feel alive, to feel all cozy inside. Find your sweet spot of not too much and not too little…you want just the right level of connection time to keep your Indigo Topaz tank full while still honoring your temperament.

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