Friendship Potentials! Learn 10 ways to build a better social life in The Age of Awakening. Because great change can bring you great opportunity.
Already we’ve begun to explore “Changing Friendships in the Age of Awakening.” Now it’s time for Part Two of this series.
Friendship Potentials 1. Spiritual Evolution Is Crazy-Variable Now
Why do so many old friends leave you? How come many families stop holding together? Because now different folks often evolve at different rates.
Living in The Age of Awakening, a person can evolve far faster than pre-12/21/12. (Like you Blog-Buddies.) Or one can experiment with spiritual addiction, spiritual shutdown, etc. As summarized in our previous post.
What makes that amount of personal growth soooooooo crazy-variable now? Because:
A person’s state of consciousness doesn’t show.
Although most people think it does. Showing through eating pure. Or carrying a yoga mat.
Seems to me, even yoga classes today aren’t necessarily as advertised. Maybe you’ve already read this extreme example. If not, read it now. And consider it an example of today’s crazy-making confusions.
Your potential opportunity? Don’t be fooled by appearances.
Then your pursuit of friendship can be simpler.
Not complicated by half-lies, or worse.
Friendship Potentials 2. Limiting Your Support Through the Internet
Whatever your interests, whatever your needs… there’s an app for that. Or a group on Facebook.
Consequently, your friends may feel that they need you less. And vice versa.
Sometimes the internet can bring support. Like a certain blog with the best comments. 😉
But research has shown a direct correlation between time spent on Facebook and feeling socially inadequate, etc.
Your potential opportunity? Spend time with people.
Live people, physically present along with you.
Cherish those lines in the supermarket!
Seriously, this fulfills a basic human need: Spend face time with other live, breathing humans. Please stop confusing this with needing friends.
Your deep friendships don’t have to live in the neighborhood. You can call them or Skype them.
Maybe make a monthly appointment to do so. Rather than leaving your happiness to chance.
Friendship Potentials 3. You’re More Spiritually Awake Than Most
Exhibit A? You’re at this blog.
With your current level of consciousness, you’re probably more demanding than most about friendships.
More demanding, for instance, than Hay House Publishing! Which has the lion’s share of prestige, not to mention money. Yet my aura research suggests… Sadly, a shockingly high percentage of Hay House authors now live in extreme spiritual addiction.
So how come you’re here instead? Or you prefer other counter-culture resources within personal growth? Because you’re definitely in the minority today.
Seems to me, that makes you a leader!
But, regarding your friendships, let’s deal with an elephant in your social-gathering room:
Although you are probably willing to stay friends with people who are more sleepy-like in their awareness. Guess what? You’re probably going to make them feel uncomfortable.
Don’t blame anyone for this, please. Except the fact that auric modeling really exists. And it’s a powerful force in sorting out how we feel about people.
Your potential opportunity? Accept that it’s a time of tremendous change. And technology is the least of it.
Spiritually, birds of a feather flock together. Seek friendships with those who are living in Human-Based Spirituality, or even The New Strong. Seek and you really can find!
Friendship Potentials 4. You May Grow Disenchanted with One-Way Friendships
That doesn’t make you fickle! Blog-Buddies, you know the kind of “friendship” I mean. Where you do the giving. Acting like a lay psychotherapist. Or volunteering to do energy healing or energy reading.
I’ll admit it. During my last two “deceased” best-friendships, I fell into that trap.
Imbalanced relationships never work for long.
How come? Maybe because your “taker” friends know the truth, deep down.
- Sometimes they’ll feel guilty or unworthy. And drop the friendship.
- Alternatively, you may weary of an imbalanced friendship.
- Either way, unequal friendships really, really don’t work well since the Shift. More than five years ago, now, right?
Your potential opportunity? Ask yourself. Have been doing more than your share of giving?
If so, cut it out. Even-Steven is a far better way to maintain friendships in The Age of Awakening.
Friendship Potentials 5. Mind the Gap
Has the difference between friendship expectations and reality ever been greater? Probably not.
Consider: what were you taught about friendship when growing up?
- That you’d have great friendships with your neighbors?
- Or that friendship is supposed to be for life?
- Even this one: That you’d spend more time each day talking to real-live people… than watching TV!
How’s that working out for you?
Your potential opportunity? Please comment below: What were you, personally, taught while growing up… to expect from friendship?
Versus what do you believe now! Taught by life experience rather than expectations.
Friendship Potentials 6. Paying the Price for Friendships
More than ever, in the Age of Awakening, you pay the price for friendship. What if you want more dates, for instance? Then accept reality at this time:
- You’re going to spend lots of time. And money.
- Either you’ll join an online dating service. Or several.
- Perhaps you’ll find a church that’s compatible with your current beliefs.
- Alternatively you’ll take some classes. Or invest time in volunteer work.
But you knew about paying the price for good things in life, right?
Your potential opportunity? Budget for that.
Instead of expecting to meet the person next door and fall in love.
Or to meet in childhood and become lifelong sweethearts.
Blog-Buddies, feel free to substitute other Age of Faith romantic stories… Which don’t apply any more, either!
You see, you’re living in The Age of Awakening now.
A time with unprecedented potential for fast spiritual growth.
But not the time to incarnate in order to have a nice, stable lifetime. Strongly connected to everybody who lives in your town.
Note: Such places do still exist, of course. But don’t be surprised at what you find… If you visit and research some auras with Stage Three Energetic Literacy.
Most likely, the majority of folks there… live in spiritual shutdown.
Friendship Potentials 7. Cherish Every Bit of Human Connection
Are you used to having a special, elevated category called “Friend”?
Which would be, pardon my saying, awfully Age of Faith.
Might you think that nothing else will do, other than having a dedicated friend? Or an official best friend?
Please! You don’t live in that world any more. Maybe you’ll have some good friends, maybe not. (Depends a lot on where you live and who’s available.)
Your potential opportunity? Cherish ever human connection you get. Appreciate this for what it is!
Friend? Schmend! Enjoy every sweet exchange with another person:
In an elevator.
While waiting in line… anywhere.
That friendly receptionist you might bump into every few months at your health club.
Take every chance you get to talk to somebody human.
Go share a smile. Even a simple, surfacey exchange helps to fill you up humanly.
Friendship Potentials 8. Let the Old Expectations Go
Life is no longer tribal. At least for people who are growing rapidly.
You got a big dose of reality if you read “The New Strong.” Including comparing The Old Rules with The New Rules.
BTW, what if you haven’t read that book yet? You might be surprised.
- At all the insights that explain so much.
- Easy — but quite indispensable — dedicated RES Energy HEALING techniques.
- How much better that short book helps you feel! Plus all you learn about how to live better now.
What if you’re more comfortable learning without so much reading? Check out The New Strong Collection of Online Workshops. Starting with the Free Intro.
Your potential opportunity? Take an inventory.
Questions like these could be good for starters. If I know you, once you answer these four, you’ll generate plenty of extras. All of which can help you to understand better what’s happening NOW with your social life.
- How many close friends did you think you’d have by the age you are now?
- And how easy did you think it would be to maintain those friends?
- Also, did you expect that — inside — they would remain pretty much the same people as when you first met them?
- Oh yes, let’s not forget this one: What if your high school friends expected you to stay just the same? Are you sorry that you’ve changed so much?
Friendship Potentials 9. Face Reality
Early years of The Age of Awakening are going to be lonely for many of us. Unless we re-define “lonely.”
- What if you’re feeling discouraged by the reality of your social life? Might I suggest a personal session of RES Energy HEALING?
- Concerning fast learning about new friendships? Book a session of RES Energy READING. Send photos of those new candidates for your affection.
And know that one of the very best ways to learn about reality now… Is for you to get yourself energetic literacy (already).
You’ve been able to read this article on your own, haven’t you? Can you imagine how slowed down you’d be in life, not being able to do word literacy?
At a time when everybody is evolving at different rates, please give yourself this gift. Along with knowing more about The Age of Awakening. Discover how Stage Three Energetic Literacy will transform your life. Especially your social life.
Your potential opportunity? Understand and accept that you’re living in The Age of Awakening.
Even if others aren’t talking about it. Or our 24/7 media. (Weird, I know. Nonetheless, true.)
Media silence notwithstanding, friendship is different now. You’re different now. Your speed of evolution can be way faster now.
So learn what’s what!
Friendship Potentials 10. Set New Friendship Goals. Then Follow Through!
It can help you to assess what you’ve got going now socially. How many close friends? How many casual relationships?
Your potential opportunity?
To improve things, what are you willing to do? Can be this simple:
- Make a plan, like 5 minutes daily researching: Where can I go, physically go, to meet other people?
- Once or twice a week, get out and go.
- Making new friends is a numbers game. Keep at it, again and again. Don’t give up, and you will find your new friends.
Remember, be prepared to pay that price.
Otherwise you do have a very different choice: Revise your expectations. Right-size them to fit your personal priorities now, as a leader of The Age of Awakening.