Relationships Matter by Amy Hanavan
Have you ever found yourself wondering “What is the matter with the world today?” Well, one answer to that question is could be “Energy is the matter!” Modern science has already determined that everything in the universe is made up of energy. So if all matter is energy, and all energy is matter, then the thoughts you think, the emotions you feel, and the actions you take are powerful forms of energy that you are adding to the world. That means that you matter!
That also means you have to take responsibility for the role you play in creating the energy of fear, stress and anger that exists in our society today. You can begin this process by examining the relationships in your life and ask yourself how do I treat people in the world around me? Are you kind, encouraging and show people that you care? Or, are you someone who is negative, complains and causes drama?
Despite all of the technology that we depend upon to “connect” us today, we have in actuality become very disconnected from one another. While there are many benefits to our social networking sites, we can get caught up in how many friends and followers we have, and be rather self absorbed by what we know, and how we present ourselves.
Here is what you have to remember. As a “human being,” you are also an “organic being,” and that means you are part of nature and the natural order. Nature consists of a series of networks that exist in relationship with one another, and everything in the natural world works together for the greater good, in an effort to maintain the cycles of life and sustain our very existence. The same should be true of us as human beings. We were designed to live in relationship with one another, and to create networks that sustain our own wellbeing and that of our planet.
Yet, if you look around at our society, most of our economic theories and business practices are based on the exact opposite of this. We are taught to create networks that value competition and evaluate success by our ability to dominate, regardless of the consequences in the world around us. After all, we justify that “It’s nothing personal, its just business…” Right?
Nothing could be more wrong than that expression, because every single thing you think, feel and do is personal. It matters and has a consequence in the
world around you! If you ever find yourself doubting this, remember the phenomenon called The Butterfly Effect. If something as gentle as the movement of a butterfly’s wings can affect weather conditions all over the world, can you imagine the effect the energy of your thoughts and emotions is having in the world today? That is worth paying attention to!
In fact, here’s an expression that may better serve you in your efforts to build relationships in the world around you….“ No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care…🙂
Amy Hanavan, M.S.W, has her masters in clinical social work and has over 20 years of experience consulting with individuals, groups and businesses on how to create a healthy and positive environment that facilitates growth, expansion and success. Today she is a writer and speaker who facilitates seminars for women (of all ages), inspiring them to align with the feminine power inside of them to be a source of love, hope and inspiration in the world outside of them.
In 2006, she published her first book The Energy of Success: Discover the True Nature of Your Power, which was the result of her own experiences practicing these principles, as well as her years of experience consulting and assisting others. In 2007, she published her second book Say Yes to Your Majesty, which inspires women to align with the feminine power inside of them and use it to become the change they wish to see in the world today. Most recently, she has been writing a series of novels for teenage girls, which teaches them how to apply these spiritual principles to the specifics of their lives.