A stand of aspen trees is actually one large organism where the roots are a single life force.
From a standing position, imagine all the people and beings in your life as a field of aspen trees. Locating yourself among this field, sense your feet rooted into the earth and connecting with a root system that connects you to all of the other trees.
Now imagine that this root system is connected not only to those you know and love but to every single being and entity known and unknown.
Stand tall. Your branches and leaves reach up and around. There is air and space around you but everything is connected underneath, within.
Can you feel space and contact? Can you feel independent and connected? Can you belong?