I saved this photo in my phone back in Nov 2015 as I loved the human-ness of it; the pureness, the innocence and how it captures our truest nature – Oneness.
Now, I don’t consider myself a political person, but I DO take a stand for the betterment of humanity… we all must!
As I watched the news last night (I typically watch ‘just enough’ to get a pulse) my eyes began to well up… protests, riots, watching George Floyd’s brother. Wow.
When I reflect on it, what I see is a test. We are ALL being tested right now, here in this moment in time. We are being asked to heal our individual wounds and our collective wounds. The world is demanding it and we must heed that call.
Now this may feel like a jump from the divisiveness of today, but if we all understood Oneness – that at the core of who we are, we are not separate – we would not be in this destructive and chaotic place right now.
I’m well aware that for some, Oneness may sound fluffy and vague, but nothing could be farther from the truth. To KNOW and experience Oneness is all encompassing; it’s where we find true freedom, true peace of mind, unconditional love and acceptance.
In this place there is no room for hatred.
You see Oneness can be experienced without credence to any particular religion; it doesn’t see skin colour or sex. To understand Oneness is to KNOW we are all connected; we all came from the same ‘place’, made from the same ‘stuff’, we will return to the same ‘place’.
These bodies we live in, the colour of our skin that God/Creator/Universal Energy (whatever your belief is) gave us, are NOT WHO we are… it’s just our outer (and temporary) packaging.
Sure, as humans we are different and unique, but the essence of who we are is NOT different or unique. And THAT is the point society is missing right now!
Whether on a global level or personal level, we are well overdue for a reframe – to turn away from our ‘perceived enemy’ and look within (something most people do not have the courage to do). The truth is our ‘perceived enemy’ is always our own projection. ALWAYS. In essence, we are fighting ourselves!
Two weeks ago, I spoke about Oneness vs Separateness in the program I’m leading. I know it can be a bit of a mind f**k at first, but as we wrap our heads around it and learn to go beyond the mind, ego, thoughts, and senses that typically dominate us, we become aware of our connectedness… even if it’s just glimpses at first.
As you practice and experience this state more, you’ll see through a new lens, one that no longer recognizes ourselves as separate from everyone else, but rather intrinsically interconnected.
And as we each do our own part, it will impact the whole as it ripples out… which is so very needed, not to mention, incredibly healing and freeing!
Let me put this in more practical terms – what if we all do our part and become a little more aware, care a little more, wake up a little more, heal a little more, help a little more, grow a little more, smile a little more, give a little more, love a little more? What impact could that have?
The future is in our hands. It starts with the actions we choose right now, today, in this moment. As Barack Obama said in this week’s address to the nation, “You have the power to make things better.”
Remember: The world is asking for the best version of ourselves right now.
Let’s all do our part for ALL of humanity – for ourselves, our children, our family, our community, our country, our planet.
I love how John Lennon summarized Oneness so eloquently, “I am he, as you are he, as you are me, and we are all together.”