The One And All
BELIEFS ARE BASED ON THE NOTION OF SEPARATION. As such, we tend to believe something when it’s put forward as a truth by a seemingly reputable separate ‘other’. That’s the flaw with religion that tries to make us believe in what they believe which keeps us trapped in the illusion of separation.
You have to see from your own perspective to really understand this. You have to realize and experience things for yourself, you can’t just passively believe what someone else is telling you. At least not if you want to experience the realization of Oneness and understand that you’re part of the Whole.
We are taught that God is everywhere and in everything, but then we’re also taught to reach out for God, but that’s a contradiction in terms. How can you reach for something that’s already everywhere? You can’t!
Would the Whole really be whole if it was missing something? Believing you’re separate from God is kinda like your nose believing it’s separate from the rest of your body. Your nose could never function if it was separate, and the same is true of you and God.
“God, Truth, Understanding will not compete for space within
you. You must make room for it. Do so by taking the initiative.”
So how can we shift our perception of separation back to the Reality of Oneness? Buddha said that ‘self’ is an illusion, but we usually use another term for the illusion of self, ‘ego’. It’s through releasing identification with the ego and the habitual mind, both of which were born out of the illusion of separation, that we move back to Oneness.
Ego plays a crucial role in our physical experience and survival, but it’s not who we are. To identify with it keeps us separated from the awareness of our Oneness with all that is. So simple, yet so impossibly difficult while ever we attempt to stop identifying with the ego/mind by using the same ego/mind to do so…
Dan’s Quote: “A truly spiritual experience does not come from anything connected
______________with you, but comes from your connection with the cosmic whole.”