How to Stay Connected

How to Stay Connected

How to Stay Connected 1920 1280 Gary Ruelas, D.O., Ph.D.

It is a new year, and I am praying that this new chapter in our lives is blessed with harmony, balance, and peace. I am so thankful that we have a sense of each other. Our connections are what give us life, they are beyond matter. If we cannot be physically near, then we shall connect through intention and heart. If you are reading this note, it because we value the same things… love, health, harmony, and balance.

Our love, hope, and desire for each other extends beyond what we see, feel, hear, taste, and smell. It is true that our senses guide us in our present, and that we make decisions many of times a day from our sensory input. However, our heart, soul, and love extend beyond those primary senses. We may have had a long day… and then that moment comes when we sit, close our eyes, and remember. Hopefully, we remember our loved ones, our family, friends, and neighbors. If we allow ourselves, we can feel their presence, hear their laugh, see their smile, and feel their embrace no matter where they are.

Yes, there may be distance, and yes it would be nice to be in proximity of each other. In times like this I would suggest sensing their presence in the privacy of your heart and mind.

Beyond that, try to push through your own mental barriers. Move through a state of mild of discomfort and smile to a stranger, perhaps wave or say hello to someone you do not know. Look through that address book and find someone you have not called for some time or send that long delayed email. Reach out without expectation on how it will be received. Trust that perhaps the sender benefits more than the receiver.

As I have suggested before, we are in a state of evolution, contribute to that growth in any way you are able, from physical action to a heartfelt intention, all have a definite affect in our lives.

We are all curious as to what will happen next. What we all hope for is some sort of change. Oftentimes, it feels as though everyone is trying to hold on to the past, wishing things would return to “normal.” However, I hope that by now we all realize that we are not going back to how it was before, and frankly going back to some previous time has never been possible, though we hold on to those cherished memories. In the past we have had periods of slower change, but we have also had periods of drastic, traumatic change. It becomes of value to look at the change that we are undergoing, and how it may be leading us to a different place of balance, greater sensitivity, a place of a healthy respect to what is fragile, of deepening desire for harmony and balance. Let us walk through and into the turbulence together. Let us love through the struggle. I am conscious of life moving us like the walkways at airports… we are always moving forward. So, sit back, watch this scenery play out and engage with others in any way you can. Let the process play itself out, watching all the players… from family to healthcare providers, to individuals in government all trying to participate in helping us through this change. Hopefully, we are moving towards harmony and balance. It is important to remember that the balance is occurring as part of our loving change.


Gary Ruelas, D.O., Ph.D.

Dr. Ruelas holds doctoral degrees and is licensed to practice in both medicine and psychology. He approaches his patients by gathering and analyzing data differently from other physician’s moving away from a disease model to a holistic functional model. Read Bio

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