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How Do We Work Together?

We are stronger when we work together than when we work apart.

Pathwalking may be an individual act, but that does not mean it happens in a vacuum.  Humans are social creatures.  We have people whom we interact with every day on every imaginable level.  Working with each other instead of against one another can take us even further than we might hope.

Work TogetherModern society has an unfortunate tendency to work from a divide-and-conquer approach.  We are inundated with messages of lack, insufficiency, and competition.  We are divided along every imaginable line, from race to gender to height to religion to nationality to education, and any other trait you can conceive of.

Because of the pervasive messages of greed and hoarding, we find it increasingly hard to believe that this is an abundant universe.  When we are told over and over again about how we need to take for ourselves before this, that or the other thing runs out, we become divided further.

I have written before that Pathwalking is not a selfish act, but every path we may be taking is unique to us as individuals.  My paths are not your paths.  Certainly there might be similarities, but they are still not the same.

Most importantly here, though, is recognizing that as we walk our individual paths, and work towards our specific goals, we aren’t denying anyone else theirs.  Me acquiring the things I want from life doesn’t prevent you from doing the same.  That is what living in an abundant universe is all about.

Because we are stronger when we work together, we have the ability to offer each other assistance, support, and love along the paths we traverse.  This empowers all of us, and that is good for everyone.

Work together as individuals.

Celebrating our diversity is a good thing.  We are, each and every one of us, unique creatures.  We look different, we think, feel and act differently from one another.  Yet we are also social creatures, and we are abundant across this planet.

Our diversity is not something that should tear us apart, it should help us to work together.  Celebrating what makes us each unique is an opportunity to learn from one another, and to grow not only as individuals, but as a society.  Celebrating our diversity will let us work together more, and develop abundance.

We will always find things to disagree about.  Again, this is part of human nature.  Empathic people think, feel and act differently from non-empaths.  There are people who work from the heart, and people who work from the head.  People can be emotional, logical, illogical, and everything in between.  The number of things available to separate us are stunning, but are not greater than the number of things that bring us together.

How is that possible?  Because this is an abundant universe.  There is more than enough of all the things we desire.  Lack, greed and insufficiency sells better than abundance and prosperity for all.  I believe this is why we are so frequently bombarded by such.

I wrote about community recently, and how important it is to our wellbeing.  One the biggest and most important communities in my life has experienced matters that made us work together, and soon after new matters that tore us apart.  The former was empowering, despite the sadness and grief that brought everyone together.  The latter stoked anger, division, and intolerance, disempowering us.  Two extremes in far too short a span of time.

It is during these types of situations that we are sorely tested.

Work together as communities.

Why did we form a given community in the first place?  Yes, there are communities we are born into and others we move into.  But there are also communities we choose for ourselves.  Whether it’s a religion, a fandom or social community, those which we choose are chosen because they provide us with something we need or want.  That can encompass a lot of different things, of course.

No matter how much we hold in common, we will have disagreements.  People do stupid things.  Everybody, and I mean everybody, is perfectly imperfect in their own way.  There are times when it is necessary to counter things that happen, and demand action.  So long as there is inaction, protest and positive resistance are called for.

This can take time.  This can divide our communities in unexpected ways.  As such, it’s imperative to be mindful of our words, our thoughts, and our actions.  When we work together we can build better.  When we break apart, everything can, and probably will, crumble.

I am not in any way advocating for accepting something you disagree with.  What I am suggesting is that we need to be more mindful of dividing and tearing ourselves apart.  When we allow ourselves to be broken, we make it ever more difficult to empower, and to build greater things.

Is there a way to work together for change rather than be torn apart?  This is something all-too important that we do not give sufficient energy to.  Consciousness creates reality.  When we are aware, we can manifest almost anything we can imagine.

Be mindful.  Remain aware.  Work together when you can with as many as you can, and we can change the negative messages and make this world a better place for everyone.

Work together to raise frequencies.

The collective consciousness can draw in people who are not conscious creators.  That’s how we manifest things we don’t want, because our focus and attention is to negativity.  When we work together, we can build anything we can imagine.  Did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. change the message of racial hatred and intolerance with division?  No, he did it by bringing people together.  Buddha and Jesus advocated inclusion and love for one another.  These greats recognized that when we work together, we can make the world a better place.

Choose wisely when you are faced with difficulties, no matter what they are.  Don’t let yourself be divided and conquered by life.

Who do you choose to work together with for the paths you are walking?

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How do you Pathwalk with a Partner?

How do you and a partner walk your paths together?

This question came to mind as I considered that my wife and I have different goals and aspirations for our professional lives.  I want to share why for us this is not problematic, and how I think we strengthen and reinforce one another in walking our separate paths together.

There are some important points to keep in mind here.  No matter who you are, you cannot walk anyone’s path but your own.  Only you can think, feel and act for you, and you cannot do so for anyone else.

People often think that one person holds sway over another.  This is only going to be true if someone allows their own thoughts, feelings and action to line up with those of someone else.  I believe that because many people prefer to not make choices and to just go with what comes their way, they give the appearance of being under another’s dominion.  But in truth, they just put no energy into choosing what they might truly want.

When you have a business partner, a romantic partner, a spouse or any other dependent or co-dependent, I think it’s of vital importance to recognize that even as a singular entity, like a couple or partnership, you are still both individuals.

I am no expert, but what I have come to believe is this: Any good, solid relationship is not two people coming together and becoming of one mind, but rather two people whose combined individuality makes each other stronger.  When both of you are looking to choose your own paths to walk in life, you improve each other by working together.

Partners on separate paths can share their lives.

One of the key elements of this is that every single one of us has our own path in life.  People will come in and out of our lives, and our relationships over time will change.  Some will grow, some will fade.  Some people will be in your life forever, while some will be there for a limited time.

When we choose along our path to take on a partnership, romantic or platonic, we choose to share some aspect of our path.  One of the keys to recognizing this as a good thing is feeling that this is not some diversion from your path, but rather a part of it.

We are social creatures.  Even the most introverted among us need other people, albeit sometimes in very small and intimate doses.  Humans energetically feed off one another, sharing our experiences to provide us with connection.

Even when we partner with someone, we are still on our own path.  The strongest partnerships, whether we are discussing lovers or business partners, are the ones where each individual works with the strengths of their partners.  They help one another through difficulties and their real and perceived weaknesses.

Partners break us out of our limitations

My wife knows what I want from my life, what my goals are, what the path is I am walking.  One of the best things she will do for me is act as a sounding board, point out when I am having limiting beliefs, and remind me when my thoughts are getting in the way of my feelings.  I am not always as good about heeding her suggestions as I should be, but she supports me, which I appreciate thoroughly.

I support and encourage my wife in doing what she needs to for her path.  I will suggest things and offer to be a sounding board for her, and do whatever I can to help her along her way.

We do not have the same professional goals.  Yet we are still able to appreciate what we each do and want, and how that will effect our life together.  We are a couple, yes, but we are also two individual people, on our own unique paths, striving to create amazing, consciously created realities.

Partners support and encourage.

I think one of the reasons for the failure certain partnerships is a lack of working as individuals on them.  When you force a convergence of your lives, but there is resentment due to sacrifice real or perceived, the partnership can’t hold.

One of the things that used to scare me about relationships was giving up pieces of myself.  I am all for compromise, but not in the name of sacrificing hopes and aspirations.   If consciousness creates reality, and we live in an abundant universe, then even having a partner should be a source of joy and accomplishment along our paths in life.

Our culture tends to romanticize partnerships, even platonic ones.  There is a big “ah-ha!” moment that brings them together, and they sync up perfectly, and often become a single entity.  But in reality, the best partnerships are in sync, but they are still individuals, moving along their own unique paths.

How do you and a partner walk your paths together?  By recognizing, sharing, encouraging, and helping each other travel your chosen paths.  By accepting that while you will have things that will be totally and completely shared, you remain individuals with your own dreams and desires.  You have a cheerleader, a confidant, and at least one person who understands you in nearly the same way you understand yourself.

Can you see how everyone walking our own paths makes us all stronger, together or separately?

 

This is the two-hundred eighty-sixth entry in my series. These weekly posts are ideas for and my personal experiences with walking along the path of life.  I share this journey as part of my desire to make a difference in this world along the way.

Thank you for joining me.  Feel free to re-blog and share.

The first year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available here.

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