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Lately it seems to me that every spiritual book I open, or every enlightened teacher I hear speaking, is talking about us all being one. Indeed the ACIM says that all the problems in the world, are caused by the separation and healing the separation is the goal. Separation is the causation of the world. Many times I experience non separation, as a result of all my diligent application. But its not easy to live life daily life as non separate.
We can applaud ourselves for seeing that all of life is interconnected. For hearing that Albert Einstein said that if honey bees were to disappear from earth, humans would be dead within 4 years. We can feel the truth in the fact that a flutter of a butterflies wings on the other side of our planet, can effect something in our world right now. We can rejoice when we see evidence that if we resolve some issue within ourselves, then this has a positive effect on everybody we meet. We can see that nothing is isolated in truth. Nothing exists in a vacuum. We can see and we can believe we know, but for us mere mortals enevitably there is still a ‘me’ that is doing the seeing. There is still ‘stuff’ pressing us to act seemingly separately. There are others and world out there that we care about deeply.
I have lived for over a year now with the constant thought in my head that the world is not real. I have taken this idea to heart and no longer see people I meet, or even think of, as actually out there. I see their problems as mine and rather than help them, I know my time would be better spent in changing my own mind. I like Shakespeare’s idea that all the world is a stage and we are merely players upon it. Except I would say all the world is my stage and all others are players acting out stuff for me. For example I see areas where my own guilt is reflected back to me, in the form of someone criticizing me for something I have to admit I feel guilty about.. Or if someone is angry at me, I see this is a refection of my own anger and guilt. The world to me is a mirror, into which I can peer and see my own state of mind reflected back and change my mind. Hey Ho,! I Iike me game of seemingly climbing a spiritual ladder to enlightenment. Of being a ‘seeker’
But lets look at all of this in another way, in terms of life flow. Life is one single energetic entity in a way. A force that is able to flow freely, play out whatever game it wants. If it wants to be in a rich persons world, there are millions of people for it to flow through, millions of neat experiences to have. If it wants to flow through a poor person world, likewise. There is no judgment, in fact living a day as a dragonfly is the same as living 100 years in a yogi;s body meditating in the mountains of Tibet, or living in a fresh shoot of grass. Life ‘is’, it exists in all places at all times. There is no separation.
However in many areas it is not free to flow. This is where the human condition has created a consensus reality based on fear and unhelpful, but deeply ingrained misbeliefs. For example life is not yet free to flow through mans body, unimpeded by the idea of aging and death. This is not a problem to life, it does not ‘care’ it does not stop the flow of energy for one second. Time does not exist in any case, but it does mean that if in the interactive illusion, a mans life comes to an end and his life’s juice is squeezed out, then life flows elsewhere. The man might care deeply about this, but life doesn’t. If the mans attention is on his body viewing life being squeezed out and he is unhappy about this, that’s because he believes in separation and worships it in a way.
In truth there is only me, Lynne, My consciousness resides in me Lynne for now, Maybe there is the option for it to settle into anyone’s mind on the planet, but right now, in this instance as I type, life gets energised through me. Overall its flowing well in me, since I believe my mind has few negative beliefs and more life flowing beliefs. You could say that the ‘one’ consciousness resides temporarily in an optimum mind. If I must be separate then its cool to be Lynne, life likes being Lynne, until it wakes up one morning and doesnt like being Lynne.But that’s just a mind game, a monster that I am having some success at seeing through. Nothing matters.
Yesterday I seemingly resolved a guilt I have had for as long as I can remember. I felt life immediately, unreservedly, spontaneously leap in new directions, huge possibilities seemed to open up for me as a result of this. There was a seeming before and after, but even they are really one. I do not exist, but I like the idea that life flowing through me had until yesterday being suffering from a disservice, whilst today it is rejoicing in a service. I like to believe that what was limited potential for life, is now unlimited potential in this small area. I am more animated today, that is all that can be said. Its not even important that I am more animated, but for me its more fun!
If I were to die, you may hear of that, but I might not! I might just open my eyes in the body of the yogi, my mind would tell me I had always been this yogi, there would be an unbroken chronological history of how I got there on the mountain meditating.I would only know myself as the yogi. The idea of death of the body would still be real to me, but only as far as seemingly others drop dead in the world out there, I might look at my own body and see its ageing as proof I am heading towards the grave. Can you see that this does not prove death is real. The illusion is very convincing , it makes me work harder on forgiveness, resolving my negative judgment and life loves this, life and Lynne being the same, so I continue to live. The yogi might in mediation, realize his oneness with all living and non living things, he probably would report on his elation as a result! Life is energised by this. Life energy plays. Life goes on.