Ever since I was little I absolutely loved connecting with others. When I was three I remember seeing a group of girl scouts sitting in a circle at the beach. I immediately ran towards the circle and plopped myself down to join them. Instant Tribe. No hesitation, no divide, no fear, no judgement, no bias. Their energy drew me towards them; it was that simple. I saw magic everywhere I went.
There are no seven wonders in the eye of a child. There are seven million. – Walt Streightiff
As tiny tots we never experienced loneliness. We were too busy with the magical present! What a gift 😉 Sadly, so many adults feel lonely, and it is because we are not built to live isolated lives. By nature we are tribal. It’s normal for us to crave intimacy and a sense of belonging; and it’s also the key to a healthy and happy life! There are numerous scientific studies that have proven that loneliness is a greater risk to your health than smoking and obesity. Loneliness has become an invisible epidemic. The good news is, finding our tribe is one sure way to end it.
That sense of belonging can do more for you than any diet or vitamin ever will.
It is when we are left feeling lost, alone, and spiritually disconnected, that we begin to search for something outside of ourselves. We all want to belong to something bigger than us. Eventually we begin to gravitate towards those that bring us joy, that are like minded, that lift our spirits, and make us feel unconditionally loved and grounded. We know deep down they are out there; our beloved tribe.
Only when we are deeply connected with ourselves, can we genuinely connect with others.
You will be a part of many different tribes throughout your life, and that is a beautiful thing 😉 For as your life changes, so will your inner circle. We are constantly growing and changing and so are those around you. The goal is to continue to grow! And the formula for finding your tribe is quite simple; spend time with those that bring you complete and utter joy, and accept you unconditionally, just the way you are.
Here are a few tips to help you on your journey towards finding or expanding your tribe.
5 Fuddhist Tribal Calling Tips 😉
#1 Embrace the desire to find your tribe and set that intention! Say it out loud, write it on a piece of paper, sing it, dance it, and put it out into the universe!
#2 Remember that you are connected to everyone around you, even those you’ve parted ways with. You will never attract your tribe if you are still begrudgingly holding onto negative feelings about those that formed part of your tribe in the past. Thank them for being part of your life and now focus forward on your own journey.
#3 Spend time doing things that light you up, and make you smile. Focus on the things you love that nourish your soul. If you love to cook, take a fun class. If you love to go to improv shows (yours truly) go to them! Your tribe will be there 😉
#4 Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Sometimes the people we think we wouldn’t want anything to do with end up being part of our sacred tribe. Give others a chance to show up for you. Other people’s energetic realm will either bring you close or tear you apart. Let quantum physics do the work for you.
#5 Stay focused on YOU. You’ve heard it before, but I must repeat it: your vibe attracts your tribe. Sometimes the only block to finding your people, is you. Focus inward, and stay there. Happiness lives nestled within you.
You’re tribe is calling. Pick up!