As we begin our third day, it becomes important that we look at all of the relationships currently in our lives; our physical, daily life contacts. You do not exist in isolation. Even if you live alone, you have a mail carrier, a grocer and a landlord. You have a job and work mates. Each of these counts.
It is never true that you can see yourself as One with some of us, but not with others of us. One is a singular mindset. It sort of blows out of the water words like superior, prejudice, privileged, bigotry and segregation. This is not to say those thoughts don’t exist, they do, yet in the face of One, they become illusion. Can I declare with a straight face that one finger is better than another? Better in what way? All are necessary to the function of the hand. I will admit that my ring finger surpasses my thumb when it comes to wearing certain jewelry, yet I would mourn equally the loss of either.
We are here for different purposes. We have incarnated to evolve and in this year, 2012, we have a ticket on the fast train to enlightenment. Our beginnings and paths differ, but not our goal.
So, what does Oneness look like in a sea of faces and bodies and nations and religions? It looks like love. It means no one is dismissed as irrelevant; old or young, patriot or anarchist, Muslim or Jew, gay or straight, black or white, yellow or red, Republican or Democrat, off-world or on-world. “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten.” (Lilo & Stitch, 2002)
As we contemplate Oneness, start at home. We are One. All of us, together, speak a singular voice. When you hear someone that irritates, frustrates, offends or annoys you, resist the urge to correct or ignore or dismiss. Breathe. It’s all you and all okay. These are not lesser versions of Oneness, and they are not wrong, they are merely alternate expressions of humanity. Each expression is divine.
We are One unique fabric called Man. Our richness and texture is expressed in our diversity. We are 7 billion+ threads – woven together with a Master’s touch. Relish the One that we are. You can see it everywhere, your mirror, your family, your street, your town, and our world.
Start local, real local. Appreciate each component of you, and then move out to your community. “Nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten”
Without any condition at all, I love you. You are the physical manifestation of One’s thought; a perfect intention, every detail a miracle. Your light illuminates our home; this planet is a beacon of love. See your reflection everywhere you look, it is – and you are gorgeous!
You are the One we’ve been waiting for.
See you tomorrow,