Of course, there is a special device called digital safe. Its purpose is to help you keep track of all your passwords. It will store and safe-guard them for you. Needless to say, you need a code to access it.
If we want to keep hackers on their toes and out of our accounts, we are advised to change passwords often, to never recycle them and to never use a password that is currently in use on one of our other devices or accounts. I wonder how many of us actually do that on a regular basis.
What game of cat and mouse do we play here?
In the house of my early childhood, all doors remained unlocked at all times, day and night. That included the main entrance door. A huge metal key hung from a nail next to coat hangers near the main entrance. Little Me was impressed by the bunny-size length of the key. For the longest time I didn’t even know it existed as the key was covered by coats.
Although a busy major highway bordered our front yard, no one felt the necessity to lock anything. My parents, maternal grandmother, my Mom’s former nanny, and little Me shared the same house with the owner couple, one of their four sons and his young wife. Both families had shared everything during the hardships of WWII and the difficult post-war time. They trusted each other, they had each other’s back as if they were family. There were no secrets between them. Everything was out in the open. They felt the same way towards all the other neighbors in our rural Bavarian village during the 1960s.
When I met my Reiki teacher in 2007, I was reminded of this trust in other human beings. I was more than surprised to find out that the 70-year-old lady, who lived by herself in a busy suburb of Milwaukee, never locked the doors to her house. Not even at night. Her children begged her repeatedly to do so, but she just shrugged their concern off and reminded them of energy teachings, the Law of Attraction. Nothing was ever stolen. As far as I know, she maintained this fearless attitude until her recent death.
When I look at the picture above of my friend’s son and one of their dogs, the word “trust” is written all over. Nature trusts us. It always has. It never hid things from us through keys or passwords. We have free access to witness nature’s infinite wonders. From the dance of a snowflake, the opening of a blossom, birdsong, a wagging tail to the ebb and flow of the sea, the constant masquerade of weather, day and night, the four seasons, birth, life and death. We do not need keys to unlock our feelings, although it sometimes feels that way. Nature lets us participate. For free. In everything. It demonstrates respect, vulnerability, and acceptance by trusting in us.
How do we respond? Do we respect nature? Why are we not humbled by this amazing smorgasbord of daily gifts? Where is our trust? Our trust in the messages of our bodies, our trust in each other, our trust in infinite possibilities to connect and love? Wouldn’t it be wiser to unlock the password to each other’s hearts instead of creating more passwords to keep each other out? Might that be the secret code to peace?
About the author
Anja Kerstin Kuentzel,
Advanced Grief Recovery Method specialist, nature lover, photographer, and bilingual wordsmith combines her passions to offer a different perspective on life that might inspire, raise awareness or even heal.