I personally experience this transformation very intensively, but at the same time very calmly. For a long time already, a very pleasant calm has been growing within me. Something gives me the feeling that an urgently needed transformation process is in full swing and that everything leads a more peaceful, appreciative environment of love in the end. In this trust and the firm belief that everything is right, I feel safe and secure.
Some people have started this process earlier, others are just starting it, but numerous people are becoming more vigilant, more conscious and intuitively recognize what really matters in life.
My best experience of solidarity. That is a difficult question to answer. Why? It doesn’t always have to be big solidarity statements or a big outcry. Solidarity begins on a small scale and often very quietly.
Fortunately, I experience solidarity again and again, be it in the work environment, when a colleague notices the pressure or problems that burden me at a particular moment and offers me an open ear and strategies with understanding. Or with other parents who know the challenges that arise in everyday life with children. Or also in the circle of friends and above all in the family.
For me, solidarity is a description of the compassion, the empathy that moves us to be there for others in different ways, spontaneously and from the heart, just like that.
Spontaneously, for whatever reason, I remember an experience in Barcelona last year when I was travelling with my husband without our twins. My husband had to pick up something from our room and I was sitting in a coffee shop and talking on the phone with my mom, who was looking after our daughters during the vacation. Anyway, the girls noticed that grandma was talking on the phone with their mum and started calling out loud “mommyyy”. When my tears started to roll, a waitress, who had probably watched me for a while, came up to me and handed me a tissue, accompanied by a comforting smile. This small attention and the young lady’s sincere need to give comfort touched me deeply.
Personally, I live in solidarity, sometimes going beyond my comfort zone and offering my help whenever I can help someone. Last year in November, for example, I was in Mexico as a very good friend of mine once again had cancer and was seriously ill. I wanted to support him in a project and motivate him. This expression of solidarity naturally also required the solidarity of my husband, who had to look alone after our daughters, who were only 2 years old at the time. In Mexico, my friend’s family was not only very touched by my solidarity, but almost even more by my husband’s. In order to give a good friend new courage in a difficult time, he let his wife travel to Mexico alone, while he took care of the children and the household.
As long as we are not aware of our existence as soul beings it is very difficult to protect our souls. Unfortunately, the focus in our society is still rather on the protection and preservation of physical health. Fortunately, the knowledge and understanding that one thing goes hand in hand with the other is becoming more and more important. In my opinion, a spirit/soul that is at rest within itself and that does not let itself be stirred up by the storms outside is one of the most beautiful gifts to itself but also to all people in the surrounding area. Like gentle waves, which spread out on waters, this peace has an unshakeable effect on others and brings them on board. If we concentrate on the essentials and try to understand that supposed “values” like fame and glory, wealth and power are only human constructs that stand in the way of, or even harm, our soul development, then we open a door to the development of a spirit that is at rest within itself. In this way, our handling of everyday problems, for example, which we may overestimate, becomes more conscious, and slowly a consciousness opens up which offers protection to our soul.
This is also accompanied by a turning away from taking things personally, from feeling personally attacked or hostile. Apart from the fact that most attacks from the outside anyway either reflect the inner life of the attacker and thus cannot hurt us if we live in inner peace, the term “personal” with consequently the concentration on an individual is something that is pushed more and more into the background in the course of the consciousness process. The more we recognize the connections, the more we realize that we are all one big whole, like single drops of water that unite in the sea, the more protected are our souls, embedded in the protective mantle and the security of the collective. What is really important in life? There are very few things that we in our (mainly western) world take for granted and at the same time unconsciously focus on day after day.
What else we can do to protect our souls – to reawaken our basic trust, namely the trust that everything will come into being and develop at the right time, and the trust that in the end everything has its meaning, even if we often realize it much later…