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Does the adage “Blood is thicker than water” still stand true?

Source: A friend of Humanity

I think the saying “blood is thicker than water” may no longer apply due to changes in society as we are experiencing a global collective evolution, in a sense, whereby we realise we are all one and connected as a family, which goes beyond blood relations. I also think we all came from the Source/Great Spirit, and the family we are born in is only a channel through which we came into the world, and at a deeper level, we belong not to our natural family, but to a spiritual family – a universal brotherhood and sisterhood, so to speak.

Like what this post says: “We are all connected. Our actions are like waves, touching all things.” We are waves belonging to the same ocean of humanity – and we can relate to one another through our very humanness of joys and sorrows.

Someone also said that we live in ever evolving and ever expanding universe, and the old adage “Blood is thicker than water” is going through a metamorphosis. I think that is true. Even in Nature, in the animal kingdom, I seem to see more and more examples of interspecies relationships in which animals of different families and species can become good friends with one another. This video captures some examples of interspecies friendship and fellowship, which I find heartwarming.

I believe that people are waking up all over the world and questioning conventional mindsets, including the conventional idea that “family” means “blood relations”. In real life, we do see many instances in which friends treat each other better than immediate family members and relatives. I think friendship transcends all boundaries, including culture, race, nationality, language and even “blood relations”.

I am also coming to realise that being born in the same family with others doesn’t necessarily mean we are able to connect deeply with them (for example, our siblings) at the heart level or soul level, and being in the same blood family also doesn’t give these family members the right to be mean to us or take us for granted. I think essentially we are all human beings and we can only relate best to one another through showing basic love and dignity to one another, and therefore being blood-related to another person doesn’t exempt them from extending this basic human compassion to their fellow human beings.

Like what the above picture says: “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile & who LOVE YOU no matter what.” Yes, we are family because we love and accept each other for who we are.

I also like the universal truth expressed in this nugget below.

¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆°We are all connected through a golden thread of spiritual DNA. One soul to the other. Though miles apart we connect at the heart. Many blessings to each of you ♥ We are all connected and I am blessed and grateful for our connection ♥

Yes, we are connected at the deepest level in our soul. Though we may be miles apart, we connect at the heart.



I am a beloved child of Divine Love/Great Spirit, and so are you. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. My main interests in life include Nature, music, spirituality, inspiration, philosophy, sports, reading and photography.

One thought on “Does the adage “Blood is thicker than water” still stand true?

  1. I think it has nothing to do with changing society. We may have new tech, new ways of living etc. But man really hasn’t changed all that much. I mean just reading stories by the ancients tells you this didn’t always apply. And for some maybe never did.

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