I was afraid of being alone for a long time. Childhood stuff.
And when I finally faced the hard, cold fact that I WAS alone no matter how well I fortified myself with friends and accepted it as matter-of-fact I began the work of releasing my fear.
And I do also feel a sense of connection with all living things. But the work that needs to be done is mine and mine alone and only I can do it. I don't have to do it by myself, but I alone am responsible for figuring it out and doing it.