The Gift of Loneliness

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We all experience feelings of loneliness from time to time. During certain times of the year the pangs of loneliness can escalate, particularly during the holiday season when sentimental memories flood your emotional system. However the feelings of loneliness and being alone are separate. Being alone can be very fulfilling and is a valuable way of recharging your energy. Loneliness is different, since it causes you to focus on your lack of connection. But, please take heart, the feeling of a lack of connection is an illusion!

Loneliness is actually a great gift…a treasure…for it provides a beneficial opportunity to go deep within and connect with the truth. And the truth is simple; you are not separate. You always have a divine connection, a golden thread of energy eternally linking you to the source of all that is. No person, place or experience can replace your connection ~ they only serve as reminders.

The following poem by14th century poet and mystic, Hafiz, sums all this up quite beautifully:

Absolutely Clear

Don’t surrender your loneliness
So quickly.
Let it cut more deep.
Let it ferment and season you
As few human
Or even divine ingredients can.
Something missing in my heart tonight
Has made my eyes so soft,
My voice
So tender,
My need of God
Absolutely
Clear.
~

from: The Subject Tonight is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz 

translated by Daniel Ladinsky

~

Sit with your loneliness. Embrace it as you would a loved one. It was created to serve as a reminder that you don’t ever have to go it alone and it appeared as your cue to reconnect ~ to go deep within. The only way loneliness can cause pain is if you refuse its gift and try to go it on your own. Loneliness gives you a magical key enabling you to unlock a door in your heart. Miracles are behind that door!

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An easy way to charm yourself out of the desperate yearning for connection is to perform an act of kindness ~ no matter how small. One simple suggestion is to send thoughts of love and comfort to all who are experiencing loneliness. This universal prayer creates immediate healing and lifts not only your vibration, but the vibration of the cosmos.

You are never, ever, ever, alone. You are eternally surrounded by the golden light of love. Always.

Much Love ~ Angela xoxox

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