I watched the Avatar recently. I love that movie. It speaks to me on so many levels and each time I watch it I learn something new. I especially enjoy the Na’vi, the sentient creatures that live on the moon Pandora.
The Na’vi has a distinct body image. They are on average, approximately 3 meters or 10 feet tall, with smooth, striped cyan-colored skin, large amber eyes, and long, sweeping tails. Their bodies are more slender than humans. Na’vi has a queue at the top back of their head which hangs down to, or below, the waist. The queue is an external bundle of nerve endings protected inside a braid of hair. The queue allows the Na’vi to tap into the collective, planetary psionic emanations of Eywa (the Goddess) and enables them to “commune” with the moon’s flora and fauna. While not adding to intelligence, it allows them to share a deep connection and also communicate telepathically with the Tree of Souls and any animals who have a similar nerve cluster. The Na’vi calls it Tsaheylu, or “the bond.”
I liken this bond to the spiritual connection I find necessary to make daily with God.
During this season of my journey, I have a need to stay connected to God on a regular basis – daily in fact. There is so much going on right now – the election outcome and the uncertainty of the future of this country, continued health challenges, new career adventures, the loss of friends and family, relinquishing the old and outdated, accepting the new. It’s crazy making stuff that would leave me in a state of high anxiety if it were not for the bond I make with God.
Making the conscious connection with God brings comfort and joy to my day. I feel a sense of peace that calms the anxiety experienced on the physical level. Though I don’t have a queue, I embody a spirit that forms the bond with the Holy Spirit of God. I poise myself to connect and hear from God through the Holy Spirit. I allow the Holy Spirit to lead me through my day. When that bond is weak or threatened, I reconnect by quoting scripture or saying a short prayer or singing a song of praise or worship. I open the channel for God to continue to pour unconditional love to me. It is in that love I find peace and comfort.
God never leaves us, but we so often leave God. With that connection severed we wander around frantic, lost and in a state of powerlessness.
When connected with God, we know that no matter what happens, good or bad, it is a part of God’s divine will for our lives. God loves us and only wants the best for us. God’s love is sufficient. There is the peace that comes from knowing we are loved unconditionally. This love is the fuel that motivates us toward pursuing that best God has for us. The love of God brings joy to life. The Love of God provides strength for the journey.