As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
I was taking the time to reflect upon my previous thoughts, particularly with regards to the idea of fragility, vulnerability, and to open the heart. We can connect this idea to the heart of service such as, the US army who have to leave their loved ones to serve at home and abroad. What does it take to leave the ones closest and dearest to the heart? It takes strength, courage, determination, dedication, grit and so on. Part of developing the strength within the heart is received from the training that has been given, engaged in, passed tests, and ultimately knows that one day the call to serve, sacrifice, honor, and protect will arrive.
As service members arrive home, once again re-united with friends, family and loved ones, the heart adjusts. This adjusting of the heart is connected to how we choose to make the self vulnerable; to re-build, re-new, and build human bridges. The adjusting period is also a learning process for those that once served and sacrificed. To defend and protect, also now to rebuild renew with nations that were once sought enemies. These thoughts also include, the bonds that we build within a nation for the sake of the nation we choose to protect, both national and international.
In a sense we unthaw the edges, the ice, that we build to protect, strengthen the heart, to gently allow beautiful bonds to form. Heart with heart. Not only for the sake of building bridges, but also for the higher self, the higher purpose that God, spirit, source has called for. Without allowing the heart to attach, bonds remain empty. We wonder and are left in a state of questioning, of what could be, instead of opening the heart.
This itself is natural, as they are protective factors, that are rooted from our desire to survive. We protect because we fear getting hurt. This is an instant reflex. As we grow, mature, the reflex does remain, but we must learn to walk in the paths of the unknown. We must traverse in these spaces in order to grow, and attempt to build peaceful human bridges.