Follow your heart. When a name or image of a person suddenly pops into your mind – reach out, contact them. Say hello, tell them you’re thinking of them, that you wish them a good day or some other words that let them know that they are worthy of noticing. That let them know they are seen. That they exist and matter.
I do this on a regular basis. No, it’s not weird. I get nothing but positive feedback from those I reach out to. I’ve even reached out to ppl I’ve never met before. I have strangers names on my lips, names I’m repeating over and over in my head. I usually ask a couple of people, “Hey, do you know the name __________” before I proceed. I take this stuff seriously. This is Human Gold IMO.
Then the next step….Same shit every time. At first I hesitate to reach out to the person – but that’s just my “bad and wrong” and my “you’re going to look like an ass” victimizers kicking in. My victimizer’s (shadow) job is to keep me playing small, dumb, and disconnected from others. Of course I’m going to catch hell inside when I am boldly stepping outside of my comfort zone. Do it anyway.
So I google the name – once I had a newscaster’s name… sometimes it can be someone I knew 25-30 years ago, another time a physician I met 17 years ago. I will contact the person on social media or any other way that presents itself. I identify myself and tell them why I contacted them and that there is nothing that they have to do about it.
I have a “ fuck it, do it anyway” character trait that is taking on those shadow voices one by one. So when I wake up and have someone’s name so strongly in my head, I can’t NOT reach out and connect with that person. Often I visualize a healing white light surrounding them- or whatever it is I am called to do. Whatever I feel should be done… Wouldn’t it be lovely if we were all sensitive to our fellow humans struggles? If we touched the heart of a struggling soul, not for recognition or gain, but for the sheer joy of compassion alone.
Just imagine for a sec, imagine if we all did this randomly for each other. What would THAT look like? I would love to see. I would love to live in such a world, where we are not afraid to talk to strangers, where we are clear enough in our own hearts and minds that there’s no apprehension and we just simply extend our hearts to others. We need to take care of each other. What do we have if we don’t have connection to self and others?
Without fear of rejection. Without fear of looking unhinged, neurotic, or being invisible when the recipient does not acknowledge our reach. But, BUT, I’ve never had someone ignore my contact. Never.