My son will soon be seven. Earlier this week we were discussing his upcoming birthday and I mentioned that many people believe that the age of seven is when a child becomes fully human and fully forgets the last remaining memory of his or her connection to Spirit, Source, God or whatever term describes for you our divine essence. William looked at me and said, “Mom, I will always be connected to Spirit.” Then he casually changed the subject as if he had said nothing profound.
I have been thinking a lot about that simple sentence over the past few days. It has made me realize that even in our darkest, most human moments, when we are caught up in the drama of our lives, we are always connected to Spirit and never alone. It is appropriate that today we are interviewing Lori Aletha, who works with clients and their spiritual guides to remind them of what they knew long, long ago – their purpose for this lifetime.
We all come into this life knowing who we are. We know that we are aspects of Divine Love and that our life has meaning. There are many documented examples of children talking to their parents and/or siblings about what they remember from before they incarnated. This information is nothing new. William becomes seven in May and already he is often preoccupied with very human feelings of separation from his fellow human beings – specifically his younger brother Oliver with whom he fights almost constantly. James and I despair that they will ever get along! Then, in a moment of intimacy between just William and I he says something like, “Mom, I will always be connected to Spirit” and reminds me that there is a lot more going on than what just meets the eye.
There is no way I can know all that is going on between William and his brother. They have their own spiritual relationship that has nothing to do with me. As a mother, I can only do my best to show them love and keep them from killing one another (after all, they are boys and very physical!). As a seeker of Truth, my role is to widen my perspective and realize that they are not mine. They belong to God, the Universe, or however you feel comfortable defining the infinite source of love from which we all originate. And, as such, they are and forever will be connected to Spirit.
The same, of course, is true for me and true for you. We are all connected to the all-pervading hum of energy that shows up as the constant movement of our molecules. We are energy and, as brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor described when she had her stroke, our molecules blend in with everything around us. William’s profound statement was a different kind of confirmation that where I begin and where you begin cannot be separated. Where we both end and where God begins are equally connected. In fact, they are one and the same. “Mom, I will always be connected to Spirit.” Let that be a reminder to us all that we are an aspect of the Source that created us. And we are never alone.