See here for an important message regarding the community which has become a read-only site as of October 31.
When we experience something that causes us to feel shock and sadness, we may feel the urge to withdraw from life. It may seem like remaining withdrawn will keep us protected from the world, but during these times it is important to reach out to those trusted and precious people who care about us the most. Even with our best information and reasoning, we never know when someone else’s experience or perspective can give us additional information that we need. The universe speaks to us through many channels, and when we open ourselves up to receive its messages, we also receive nurturing care from a loving partner in life’s journey.
Grief is part of the human experience, and sharing our vulnerability is what creates truly close bonds in our relationships. Opening ourselves up in this way gets to the core of our being, past all of our defenses and prejudices. When life seems to crack the outer shell of our world, we are both raw and fresh at the same time. It is then that we discover who is truly willing to walk with us through life. We also see that some of those sent to us may not be the ones we expected to see. Regardless, we learn to trust in the universe, in others, in our own strength and resilience, and in the wisdom of life itself.
Sharing grief allows us to ease our burden by letting someone else help carry it. This helps us process our own inner thoughts and feelings through the filter of a trusted and beloved someone. We may feel guilty or selfish, as if we are unloading on someone who has their own challenges. Although, if we think about it, we know we would do the same for them, and their protests would seem pointless. Remember that not sharing feelings with others denies them the opportunity to feel. We may be the messenger sent by the universe for their benefit, and it is on this mission that we have been sent. By sharing our hopes and fears, joys and pains with another person, we accept the universe’s gifts of wisdom and loving care.
Nobody seems to be on anymore. The forums have really slowed down, most of them anyway. Hi to you. Alan
Thanks for keeping me up to date while I am away. Did you get the email that I sent you 3-1/2 hours ago? Love ya. cult
You are a babe marty. I love ya. Thanks for agreeing with me that a man being a virgin isn't a bad thing. We guys need more women like you. mike
Visited your profile again. I see that I last posted on Dec. 25. I liked that analysis of the caucus on the top religious news feed. I read it last night from another profile. I might get that feed.
It's interesting the little journeys that Bnet has provided--the slow-downs are also interesting, remembering how hard this was to get it off the ground and for anything to happen. It's also interesting how much better we know each other in that amount of time.
Please ask your angel things that you need to know. The answers will come somehow.
Thanks for invite me to your friend list. Wishing you and your family a blessing Holidays filled with joy, peace and love and a prosperous New Year.