Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Day 39: Unity

40 Days Transformation and Change of Heart
Day 39: Unity

"I say unto you, be one; and if ye are not one ye are not mine."
Doctrine & Covenants 38:27

Chinese myth of the Red Ribbon
According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red cord around the ankles of those that are destined to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way.

I love this idea that we are bond together with some invisible red thread. 
I remember writing in my journal when my daddy pasted away about a thread I felt that connected us. 
This thread began in our premortal existence and weaved into life and then after death
 and continues on into the eternities. 
I like to think of them as heart strings-  uniting us.
As humans we aren't meant to be alone; we need one another.

"What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?" -George Eliot

We need each other along this journey, there are times I fall and need to lean on you, and there are times I have to strength for you to lean on me. Together we climb, alone we struggle.

Who needs you to reach out? 
Is your heart open to receive others reaching out to you?

We Need One Another... Reach Out and Grab On!
There are three million species of animals living in the tropical rain forests, and one of them, the red fire ant, lives underground, under constant threat of annihilation from flash floods. Nature doesn't care. If a species wants to survive, it has to prove it deserves to. When the floods come, the fire ants hold on to each other, creating a living raft that can float until the water recedes. Months, if necessary.
So how does a species figure something like that out? Instinct? Trial and error? Was there one fire ant who was being swept away by the rushing water... and grabbed on to another ant, only to find that together they could float?

As humans we need each other in the floods of life... to help each other out- to reach out and grab on to one another.
We recognize ourselves in each other, and are programmed for compassion, for heroism, for love. 

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