The Law of Unification/Unity speaks to achieving Unity Consciousness, because we have all heard that “We are One!” But, what does that mean?! How can I be one with, i.e. the same as, someone who is engaged in acts which I find reprehensible … or everyday objects like that rock over there … or that tree? For a long time, that concept was hard for me to wrap my head around!
The Council of Love, channeled by Linda Dillon, explains that this Universal Law “illustrates that in the center, in balance, where all are loved equally — there is no hierarchy, control, oppression. There is brotherhood, sisterhood, heart connection, community, global family, peace, Love, joy, harmony, and Oneness with all that we see.” But, again, how can I be a brother or have a heart connection with someone or something with which I feel no overt connection?
Regardless of my initial confusion, this idea kept presenting itself to me. One of the most common examples, at least among yoga practitioners and lightworkers, is the Hindu greeting “Namaste.” It literally means, “I humbly bow to you”, but it is understood as an acknowledgement of the equality of all, and pays honor to the oneness, and therefore sacredness, of all. My favorite translation of this gets to the deeper, intended meaning, which is “I honor the place in you where we are one.”
According to chopra.com, other possible translations which speak to this same concept include:
- The divine light in me bows to the divine light within you.
- I honor the place in you where the entire universe dwells.
- When you and I bow to our true nature, we are one.
- I bow to the place in you that is love, light, and joy.
- We are the same, we are one.
- I honor the place in you that is the same as it is in me.
It’s clear that this idea of the oneness of all things has been around for a very long time, but it wasn’t an idea that naturally resonated with me.
So, what was it that convinced me of the truth that we are all one? After years of spiritual study, I came upon a teaching that encapsulated the concept so completely, yet so simply, that I finally “got it.” My Ah-ha moment came when I fully considered the very profound teaching from A Course in Miracles:
“Ideas of the spirit do not leave the mind that thinks them, nor can they conflict with each other.” [T-5.IV.3:5]
This was reiterated later as:
“Ideas leave not their source, and their effects but seem to be apart from them.” [T-26.VII.4:7]
With this in mind, it finally dawned on me that I am an idea of God, that is I was created as an individualized soul because God had the idea that I should be so. If that is true, and ideas leave not their source, then I exist (and always will) in the Mind of God. And come to think of it, if one believes that God is the Creator of all in the universe, then that concept is also true of everything in the universe, animate or inanimate! Therefore, EVERYTHING exists in the Mind of God and has some level of consciousness because God’s mind is always active! This means we are part of God, we are divine, and we are all the same! We ARE One … with God and with everything that God created! How simple and straightforward is that?!
Once that epiphany sank in, I started to see hints of this truth in other, more familiar teachings. For instance, Jesus hinted at the truth of this when he prayed for his disciples:
“I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” [John 11:20-21]
Coming to realize the truth of this is really why we are here. THIS is our grand learning experience, a point expressed perfectly by the Arcturian Group through Marilyn Raffaele on October 2, 2022:
“Separation is a dream that has hypnotized the people of earth for a very long time but increasingly more are ready to accept and live from a higher level of awareness.
“It is impossible for any form of life to be separate from God. How could anything exist outside of that which is omnipresent? Do you believe in an omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent God, or do you not? It is important to ask yourself this question.
“Attaining a consciousness of Oneness with God and all ITs expressions is the evolutionary journey that every individual is on and no one can avoid. As you go about your day, keep a little part of your awareness always knowing the reality of who and what you are and releasing any remaining concepts about ceremony, Sunday church, saints and gurus, or traditions as being necessary for God connection.”
So, with this new understanding, it’s so much easier to get behind the admonishment to “see God in everything,” but we could also just as easily see ourselves in everything, because all things are one in God. How, then, can we not see the brotherhood, sisterhood, heart connection, community, global family, peace, Love, joy, harmony, and Oneness with all that we see? Surely, this idea alone will affect every action we take and every thought we have about anything seemingly outside of us … because it’s not!
Namaste, everyone! I honor the place in you where we are one!