Marvelous Medley, Photo by BradensEye

From meetings, we may form, strengthen, or surpass our purpose. Break bread, wine, billions of gooseberry husks, the internet, or your philosophy as to why Earth is the only inhabitable planet we’ll get to in your lifetime. That which we assemble breeds connectivity. At the juncture of our ties to bind our time, thoughts, skills, resources, cuisine, or fanciful tastes in lingerie there is room raised for seismic shifts. Generally, there’s an explosive neurological burst which suddenly ties my energy to that of another when I feel common ground. It’s never merely our proximity that’s working in our favor, but such does help the launch. Instead, it is the lenience to choose to interact. Palatably profound couplings spawn caritas concoctions.

It takes two flints to make a fire. ~ Louisa May Alcott

If you’re anything like me you can assess any space to immediately determine if these are your people. I mean that you sense with every morsel of your being whether you’d truly enjoy any unavoidable crash onto a deserted island with anyone you’re eyeballing at any given time. Finding those who bring you to a brightly burning flame of red hotness is the correlation to your key happiness mastery. Take a recent rapt seating as this somewhat shy youthful beauty regaled an intimate group of friends and strangers alike with her ability to produce production miracles of the million-dollar VIP kind in twenty-four hours. I really got her. I understand the adrenaline married with accomplishment that forms as part DNA for a few of us willing to accept wild tasks for the sake of challenge, along with continued access to an elite contact list. There I was in the presence of what I now call my Badass Goddess Superpowers Soul Sisters.

Everything is raw material. Everything is relevant. Everything is usable. Everything feeds into my creativity. But without proper preparation, I cannot see it, retain it, and use it. ~Twyla Tharp

Connection is like the child who’s hand you should take or the elderly one that asks for support during a road crossing. It is best served with thoughtfulness, patience, and kindness. It involves listening well and remaining attentive to any variables surrounding its scene. At its very core, it will define your better day, your week, perhaps a few months or years, and may even be the difference of your entire life. Should your remain open, not covering all your cracks, devise a hollow to fill in any missing gaps, then you, my friends, may invent a confection of your wildest creative genius. Perchance your cocktail is one that spills undulating verdant hills across a snow-capped section of a mountain that you and your buddies bought to own a piece of the Mother you can protect or gather upon to your endless heart’s content. The ideal blends manufacture more for more.

She remembered who she was and the game changed. ~Lalah Delia

One of the most superior sources of grace is giving generously to others. One of the finest systems of offering such special relationship building that I know of is when we speak highly about another person in their presence, especially when masses small or large are in the midst to bear witness. This elevation game may be played most anytime, anywhere, for free of course. Likewise, we’re talking about incomparable effects for one’s self-esteem and stress reduction, moreover to mention your well-intended BFF karma. As I heard my new girlfriend applauding the unique history of her sidekick bestie babe, I was able to watch in realtime as the shoulders of this dynamic, yet tense, creature softened back to supple ease. Her body loosened, as her grin grew expeditiously. She breathed a large laughter-filled sigh of disbelief perfectly mixed with disentanglement. Meanwhile, exclaiming how she’d forgotten all her capabilities until this moment she won them back with her friend’s praise.

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive. ~Alice Waters

So, when you go to cook, or liaise in any way, consider boiling and brewing for more than a few. Invite those you love, in conjunction with strange others. Seek to test your talents beyond the chef or self-only scene. Maybe you’re one of those boss matchmakers or business gurus in disguise. Align multi-cultures alongside the Hudson heirloom tomato ravioli sauce, and playfully tease the palates of those whose parents gave generations to this land in union with the immigrant children. I hope you might take this to see what glory can happen when we commit to regarding all people as potential bonding portals. Any of you may lead us to achieve more wildly, grow earnestly, or infuse symphonies with the delicate tones that lend the benign aliens whisking us to a safe new place if we ever royally screw this one up. Let us always look for the arousing relatedness in the connected tissues of our life.

All is connected… no one thing can change by itself. ~Paul Hawken

Rooted inside the infection of a stellar alliance is how goodwill is forever affected.

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