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Friday, April 4, 2008

We Are All One – Aren’t We?

(Photo by Microsoft Office Clipart) ~~ I have heard this preached, discussed, sung and written about down through the years. This truth is put right out there and yet I don’t think we have really grasped it yet, at least in the depth that’s needed in the world today. Not yet..but it’s beginning. We’re awakening.

Tom Volkar of Delightful Work commented recently on one of my posts saying, “Forgiveness gets a lot easier for me when I remember that we are all one.” It made me think about oneness and what I have come to learn about it and wonder, “How much do I really feel and believe about this?”

To what extent can I believe we are all one? Forgiveness puts it on the line with this belief. Can you say it depends? I’ll believe we’re all one when the circumstance and situation is right. But that’s not how it works.

If you believe we’re all one with your child, mother, father or friend then we must also believe we are all one with the one who hurt you or deceived me….or the murderer or rapist. But what are we all one with?

We are all one with the life force that is in everyone – the essence. It’s what continues on after we die. It’s what is living through us right now. The only problem is that we’ve identified with form, this body, and what that does and how that acts. We are not one with what people say or do or how they act, we are one with the essence that is in them – in you and me.

My daughter and I were talking yesterday about what we’re learning from Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)(Paperback). Something she said in our discussion about ego and the pain people endure struck me and opened my understanding more on the depth with which we’re loved.

She had heard Tolle say from one of his lectures something like, “There is nothing in this world that can be done to you that can touch your essence.” Your Beingness is untouchable. It is that essence, that life force creation from God that resides in each of us that can never be touched. When I think about this, I feel the incredible love our Creator has for us in this given protection.

No matter what shape or form it shows up in your life and in your world, WE ARE ALL ONE connected to Life Force. It’s that part that bonds us together. When we remember to look for that in each other we will learn to forgive...we will begin to awaken and our world will be transformed.

From the kitchen table - Pat
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JEMi | Tips for Life, Love, You said...

I picked up the audiobook version (still goign to get a text version though) of Eckhart Tolle's book. I started to listen and was amazed by the intensity. Thank you for recommending it! Yes, I know Oprah did too and I do love me some Oprah :) but I think your mention gave me that nudge I needed

Its easy to think of being one until its with those who hurt us or who are seen as "bad"

As a work in progress :) I can honestly say there is such power in these very words "We are all one" than I've ever recognized. Before it was "that's such a lovely thought" or the undenied nod of agreement

But with conciousness comes that enlightenment of that essence you mention.

** oh and yes- I'm back :) I finally got my laptop back (woohoo) plus a difficult week of exams is now behind me :) I thought of your site though.. wondering what other bits of goodness you have been sharing with the world :) so thank you for the welcome back!

Pat said...

JEMi - happy you're back and thank you for the comment.

I'm glad you're listening to the audio version of Tolle's book. It is intense and not everyone is ready for it. If it resonates with you then you're there. I'd like to hear from you what you're learning from it.

The feeling and truth from the words "We are all one" comes in stages I think as we awaken. I agree with you. It does seem to be words we hear all too often and think what a lovely thought or give a nod in agreement. But to really consider what they mean and how to live it and feel it is a whole different story altogether.

Sounds like life has kept you busy as with me and a full-time job. It means a lot that you want to come back for stories I'm sharing with the world.

Blessings and hope you'll share with us more comments and thoughts. Please come back soon.