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3 Ways to Deepen Your Connections

By Michal Spiegelman

deepen your connectionsGuess what comes up when you Google ?how to connect?? I?ll tell you: ?How to connect your smartphone or tablet to your TV?, ?How to connect your android phone to your TV?, ?Connect a laptop or PC to TV.? You get the picture, right? Has our time spent with ?screens? replaced a deeper way of connecting ? connecting with others, connecting with nature, and even connecting with ourselves and our spirituality?

Connectedness is important for me. I start my day with tapping into the energy of the universe, which makes me feel centered, grounded, and connected with myself. Social connections make me feel good and energize me, so they are usually a part of my day, and spending time in nature takes my sense of connectedness to another level and brings me peace.

Connection takes different forms, and there are endless ways to deepen your connections. We all have our own unique personalities and styles, so what makes you feel connected might be different than what makes me feel connected. There is no doubt in my mind that the benefit of deepening our connections contributes to our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

Recently, I had an interesting conversation with my husband. While both of us start our day with a similar practice of inward-connection (meditation), our perspectives are different when it comes to social connections. While I get energized from having engaged interactions with other human beings, for him it is enough to be among people, to see them around him while walking in the street or sitting in a coffee shop, and he’s energized even without engaging in conversation.

I asked him what energizes him about seeing people without actually talking to them. His answer was very interesting. He said that just like when he’s in nature he doesn’t verbally communicate with the trees to feel their energy, it’s the same with people. He doesn’t need verbal interaction in order to feel their energy. Interesting! isn’t? it?

One of my coaching clients told me this week: ?My connectivity is the way to balance myself. People I have a connection with or have a conversation with make me feel uplifted?.

How about you? What energizes you and makes you feel connected? What is the balance between connecting with yourself and connecting with others? How do you feel when you are outside in nature? If texting, tweeting, or posting on Facebook is your main way of engagement with the world, you might want to consider deepening your connections.

Here are 3 ways to deepen your connections:

  1. Deepen your connection with yourself.
  2. For me, spending 15 minutes every morning giving Reiki to myself and meditating is my daily spiritual practice. I physically feel tension being released in my body and my attention goes inward. I feel guided and at peace, and serenity emerges. I honestly cannot start my day without my morning practice or something feels missing. Reiki is my spiritual practice as well as the way I care for myself.

    Developing a spiritual practice is one way to connect with yourself, and it doesn’t mean that it has to be ?religious.? Reiki, yoga, meditation, inspirational readings, and praying can also make you feel more connected. Whether you call it an energy source, higher-self, divine, God, universe, or any other word, develop a daily practice of connecting with your spirituality or simply think about ways to start your day feeling more connected with yourself.

    Spirituality is not the only way to connect with yourself. For some people, art and creativity make them more connected. Listening to music, moving the body, coloring adult coloring-books, writing in a journal, or reading poems are ways to express your authentic self and deepen your connection with yourself.

  3. Deepen your connection with others.
  4. If you take a minute to think about your connections with other people, you might realize that you spend a lot of time communicating through texting, Facebook, and email. To deepen your connections with others, try going outside your current social circles and connecting with other communities, or change some of your current forms of interaction and use the simple, timeless form of communication: talking. Pick up the phone and call someone instead of sending them a message! Create a time when you actually sit with your loved ones (smartphones not allowed) and just have a conversation. Create an ?unplugged day? where you are not using your computer or phone that day ? other than to actually call someone and talk.

  5. Deepen your connection with nature.
  6. Growing up, there were no cell phones, iPods, iPads or Facebook, so we spent a lot of time outside running, playing, climbing trees, wandering, and exploring nature. The connection with the earth, plants, trees, and even the clouds and the sky were organic and natural.

    Being outside in nature makes people feel more alive, finds a series of studies published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Psychology. Another study proves that exposure to nature directly improves happiness.

    There are incredible benefits to being outdoors, including less perceived effort during exercise and strengthening the body’s immune system. It is clear that spending time in nature not only affects your mood, it actually affects your brain and supports your physical and emotional wellbeing.

    When you understand the value of being outside, you realize that a 10-minute walk during your lunch break or playing with your kids (or pets) outside for few minutes after work is not a waste of time; it is actually a necessary, healthy activity.


?No man is an island, entire of itself.? (English poet, John Donne, 1624)

Human beings were created to be in community. We were created to understand and know ourselves, our Creator, and connect with the world around us, including the natural world. It makes us feel better and is a significant part of our overall health. It’s not difficult to find ways to deepen your connections.

Try a few ideas from this article daily, and note how your energy improves. If you have ways you love to connect with yourself, others, or nature, I?d love to hear them!

Let’s have an inspiring conversation in the comment’s area!


Meet Michal
Michal Spiegelman

Michal Spiegelman is Medical Intuitive who helps women get to the root source behind disease, disharmony, imbalance, stress, and trauma-related conditions.

Having studied in Israel, Germany, England, and the U.S., Michal is a Certified Professional Coach, a Reiki Master, and a former social worker who brings years of experience working with a variety of modalities into her intuitive teachings, coaching and mentoring.

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  1. Jen

    Michal, This is exactly what I have been feeling lately. Before I read your post, I wrote in my journal this morning about being more connected with people and more fellowship, stepping out more into the world in 2016. As you know, I am social, but I am also introverted at times, I can relate to your husband in that I can feel energized just walking around a mall, and not conversing with anyone, just feeling the human vibes. Last night I went out to dinner with a friend and we were so connected as we caught up with each other’s lives, It was wonderful. I felt energized and renewed when I came home. All three of the ways you mentioned are part of my being, but I know I can go deeper. In 2016 I want to deepen my relationships with others, new and old. Deepen my relationship with my physical & spiritual body. I want to experience new things this year, and I am so excited to continue this journey! Happy New Year!

    • Michal

      Since I have the honor of knowing you, Jen, it is clear to me that you’re one of the more connected people that I know, and of course I mean inner connection, soul connection with others and also spiritual connection. It is admirable that you are ready to deepen the level of connectedness you were able to create already. Take a minute and celebrate what you have Been creating so far. I’m looking for another year of connection with you!

  2. Jennifer clay

    Hello Michal! … and Jen:)
    This is a really wonderful blog…
    Yes, how are we connecting? With what are we connecting? With whom are we connecting? How are we connecting with ourselves? What connections are no longer serving us? and on and on… I know I will be journaling much as I revisit these thoughts and questions and simply allow understandings to bubble up.
    If I take… Wait, if I make the time 😉 to connect with my higher self I feel my choices throughout the rest of the day are inevitably healthier. For mind, body and Spirit. It’s essential to connect, to tune in, to listen. If we are not listening to our own hearts then we tend to just be at the whim of circumstances, which can often be very stressful, but when we are grounded in who we are and how we want to BE… then circumstances matter less and our goals, hopes and dreams matter more. And the ‘bridge’ to take us to those successes appears effortlessly as answers to these questions arise. 🙂
    Think it’s time I start blogging about these bridges that keep surfacing when you inspire me!
    Happy New Year! Glad we are connected

    • michal

      I love being connected with you as well, Jennifer! you keep inspired me and you keep me going. Great catch, changing TAKING the time to MAKING the time. It is not the first one that you are getting clear with your priorities and helps you to focus on what makes you feel good. Journaling is a great way to reflect, process and..connect.
      Let the bridges surface, my dear!

  3. carol

    Sometimes it’s annoying that people cannot put their cell phone down for one work we have a no cell phone policy.and it’s a,way.i don’t want to use my cell phone all the time . It’s not your life it’s good to connect to people the mall you cant.escape you know the kids that’s all they think .you have such a good point.

    • Michal Spiegelman

      I hear you, Carol! We see more and more people around us who develops addiction to screens and technology, including their phones. Sometimes seeing other people is a good reminder for us for who we don’t want to be…
      Thanks for writing!


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