Making life choices with an awareness of Oneness is one of the most important things you can do during your life’s journey. For your life. And for your soul. In short, living with this perspective involves an effort to think and act with awareness of wholeness, unity, and the potential to overcome a limiting belief in duality. Right and wrong, good and bad, me and you. This kind of labeling is no longer used to divide when you are living in Oneness. Instead, there is an increased consciousness that allows for a broader, more inclusive definition of love and compassion. No more assuming that another’s problem is not ours to consider. This is replaced by a desire to understand and help when we can. We then choose to serve others instead of only ourselves.
You can develop the right attitude toward others if you have kindness, love and respect for them, and a clear realization of the oneness of all human beings.– Dalai Lama
You likely have your own definition of Oneness. This term has been claimed by many, including a wide variety of religions around the world. But this blog site does not intend to represent the view of any specific religious or secular teaching. This blog’s definition of Oneness is meant to include a wider perspective of humankind, the earth, and its inhabitants that includes a broader spiritual energy connection. The concept of all being part of One has the potential to change the way we view and deal with ourselves. It can also change the way we view and understand suffering, abuse, violence, and the exploitation of others and of our planet.
There is now an urgent need for humanity to move into the perspective of Oneness. To survive and thrive, we need to leave behind polarizing, individualistic beliefs that support only service to ourselves. Universal respect and compassionate concern for the welfare of others can rid society of identification with false dividing factors such as identity politics, racial discrimination, and dogma that excludes others.
Limited and distorted perspectives lead to a belief that those who differ from us are wrong or even somehow less human than we are. This is clearly happening in many cultures and societies around the world, including the United States. Holding on to this type of duality has harmed us in so many ways. You may have already experienced deep divisions within communities and even within your own families. Differing perceptions and disagreements about what is true and good have separated us in disturbing ways. We are now afraid that the resultant separation might not allow us to come together to love and solve problems again. Now is the time to focus efforts on new ways of growth, hope, and healing.
We have come to a time and place in our collective evolution where it is imperative that we make an effort to recognize the goodness that exists in others. One positive step is becoming aware of the commonality amongst us. Living in Oneness encourages you to ask yourself what does another love? What do they fear? You remember to put yourself in the other’s place to understand more about what they are experiencing. What might help them?
It is also important to recognize the thoughts and feelings that are your own. What is it that you need? How do you feel misunderstood? How can communication be facilitated in a kind and loving manner despite differences. Go ahead and feel your emotions without getting lost in outdated and blaming belief systems. Identify the changes you can make in your own life to move forward in the consciousness of Oneness.
When I began to develop Walking In Oneness, I asked myself why anyone would care about this subject. The following came forward:
- It matters because moving along the path of Oneness brings an expansive shift in awareness and consciousness.
- The awareness of Oneness can lessen the experience of pain and suffering due to the emotions of fear, separation, and denial that are common to a belief in duality.
- With the knowledge gained from experiencing Oneness, we receive more of the joys, gifts, and support that already exist for us.
- Finally, without the awareness of Oneness, we cannot open our hearts to fully love others, ourselves, or even our Creator.
The purpose of this blog going forward is to identify and share ways for moving through our lives with a sense of Oneness. Our growing consciousness and the solutions we need right now require us to think in new and different ways. You are encouraged to share constructive experiences that might be helpful to others. We can explore how our own beliefs and experiences found ways to build spiritual connection with others.
Our collective energies can contribute to the healing of the planet. What we think, believe, and do affects others and the world around us. Oneness matters. Whether you believe in God, Source, Buddha, Allah, Shiva, Great Spirit, Christ Consciousness, or the matrix does not matter. We are talking about the Divine energy that is within and around all of us. It connects us. In the end, everything is One. And it is really all about love.