I just dropped my daughter off to college in Pennsylvania, a mere 1721.6 miles away from Boulder CO. I couldn’t stop crying and feeling this sense of separation. I had no idea I would react with such emotion. I knew she was ready and excited to live away, and I felt ready for her to get the experience of living on her own, independent from her parents’ repeated reminders of cleaning her room, getting to bed before 1 AM, and making sure she sent her homework papers in on time at school.
I’ve been told many lovely phrases to help ease the discomfort, such as, “You give your child the roots of responsibility so they may have the wings to fly”, or “Congratulations, you’ve done your job and now its time to let them go”. I understand these words were all meant with good intentions, but its the “letting go” part that I just can’t totally accept.
As parents, I don’t think we can ever totally let go. I still feel my daughters frustrations, sadness and sorrow, as well as her joys and excitement no matter how far away she is.
Don’t know if all of you are on board with the spiritual principle that states, “You are connected to everything and everyone else in the universe.” Scientists call it nonlocality. In quantum physics, this communication, or interconnectedness with everyone and everything happens instantaneously. Physicists have demonstrated over and over again that once an atom has been in proximity to another atom, it will be influenced (or entangled) by that atom no matter how far away. We are made of bunches of these atoms and are connected through an “invisible” field of intelligence and energy.
Also, once atoms have interacted, they are forever entangled. Yes…forever.
Same concept as when you are thinking about someone, and suddenly they call you. Mmmmm, an interesting coincidence?
The bottom line…nothing is isolated. Every particle in the universe is in constant communication with every other particle (which is what we’re made of). We really are all connected. And your thoughts about others and yourself are incredibly powerful.
So even though my daughter is several thousand miles away, I will send her uplifting thoughts and blessings. I may learn not to hold on as tightly and give her lots of slack, but I will never completely “let go”.
Reference: Grout, P. “E2 Nine Do It Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality”. p. 2020-2023.