Why is it that when it comes to relationships, we forget about the most basic lessons we normally apply to everything else in life? In this area why does the law of cause and effect often come as a shock? Is it because as physical beings, we are limiting ourself to seeing people and things but are unable to identify the non physical space that we occupy with them as an entity too? What do these ties offer us that we should nurture them as much as those whom we love? In trying to understand the value of these bonds, we need to start by acknowledging that our relationships are like other living beings and if deprived of attention and positive input will mirror back to us the very same disinterest and lack of connection.
Recently I learnt some amazing facts about spiders. That they produce silk came as a bit of a surprise to me, clearly I had not given much thought to spiderwebs. What followed was even more fascinating, spider silk is at once extremely soft and highly durable. It is known to be the strongest natural fibre on Earth, six times stronger than steel. It’s so complex that scientists have yet to replicate it. It is made of a protein that is partly edible and in order to maintain their own energy or build new webs, some spiders ingest and recycle their own silk. Although spiders have many eyes, some are known to have poor vision and rely almost exclusively on their webs to find out what’s happening in their world. Spiderwebs are incredible structures which transmit vibrations carrying all kinds of information about prey, mates and the web itself.
The ties that hold us together are much like the silk woven by the spider; ethereal and soft yet strong enough to last all kinds of wear and tear, even trauma. Our relationships are the webs that connect us, allowing us to communicate on a deeper vibrational level as we move beyond what we can physically sense. They offer us a more profound understanding of our world and our role in it. Just as the spider remains in constant dialogue with its web and uses that information to stay in flow with life as it unfolds, so are we presented with the opportunity to remain present in our relationships, so that through them we may enter the realm where our true power lies, a state of continual creation.