Monthly Archives: October 2010
Did you choose to believe that you’re a separate being from everybody else? No, that was so firmly established both by your experience of yourself as a young child and by how others treated you, then reinforced by language that separates I from You, that you just take it for granted that we’re all separate. If we’re not separate, how do cast aside the language crutch that keeps us thinking and talking as if we are separate? How do we speak from wholeness–both individual wholeness and wholeness of the Universe? Continue reading
How do we become “one with” other sentient beings? It seems so much easier to become one with things, such as the spinnaker that I trim while sailing. What fear must we conquer in order to be so present to our oneness as a human body, that we respond the way our individual bodies do, ie, when we have an itch, we automatically scratch it? How do we become one with each other in such a way that we know our connectedness the way my body and your body each knows its own connectedness? How do we become “the human body”? Continue reading
Arjuna Ardagh asks, “What have we come to accept as the default state of being human?” then answers, “Most agree that human consciousness is characterized by an unnatural sense of separateness, a sense of a ‘me’ and a ‘not me.’ We act as though we are separate from the source itself, from the divine. On the basis of this feeling of separation stands everything else that feels abhorrent to the heart—child abuse, domestic violence, people lying to and cheating each other, environmental degradation, war. All of these things arise from this feeling of ‘me’ and ‘them’ as separate, or ‘me’ and ‘the planet’ as separate” Continue reading
What can this body of humanity (and even the body of the earth, including humanity) as a whole accomplish with you accomplishing your part and everybody else, all the other cells, accomplishing theirs? What grandness could the earth/human organism be up to in the universe?
Before we can get to this place of integration, we need to recognize just how connected we all are, as cells are in a body. And we need to expand our ways of being in “communication” with each other. I put the word “communication” in quotes because it is so much more than the external type of linguistic smoke signals we currently send to each other through writing and speaking. It’s more like a communication that involves feeling from the inside. Do we need to ALL be in that state of profound being-in-love-with in order to attain that kind of internal communication that my body’s cells have with each other? Continue reading