Sacred Light, blessing the Earth
THE HUMAN FAMILY - A MESSAGE FOR OUR TIME
There is only one human Being here on the Earth, and it is the Being that represents the whole of mankind.
There is only one Soul on the Earth, and it is the Soul that joins all of humanity together in a single embrace of Divine love.
This Being is the collective consciousness of mankind, and its heart is the heart of humanity's aspirations - its hopes, dreams, fears, and illusions, all melded together into a single consciousness. Such a consciousness conveys to each individual the nature of reality. It defines for individual souls, the structure of existence.
Within this one Being, there are billions of individual identities – billion of individual lights that light the world – billions of individual dramas that represent the story of each unique lifestream. But taken together, humanity is only One. It has never been anything other than One, despite the illusion that people have lived with of being separate within their own skins. In contrast to this is the new and emerging understanding that today fills the air. This understanding tells us that not only are we not separate, but that we are part of each other.
To grasp the root of this perception is to have an understanding of the single essence that lives within all.
This is not a metaphor, but a spiritual reality. It is the reality of the divine Breath that infuses all, that is the formative aspect of everything we consider physical and material. This divine Breath moves through all of life. It shines through every face we see. It lives in every heart we meet. There is no one, not even the most hardened criminal that one could imagine, who does not contain this divine Breath, this fundamental energy of Divine life.
How far one's conscious awareness has moved away from this state of oneness is another thing. How far one has traveled from an understanding of love, unity, and sharing – this is what distinguishes those who are capable of acting selflessly from those who can only act on behalf of their own needs and desires.
But conscious awareness and essence are not the same thing. Thus, we are all brothers and sisters to even the least among us – to even the most rejected or vilified of those whom we would rather have nothing to do with - those who, nevertheless, share the Earth with us.
Why is it important to understand this at this time?
Because all that interferes with the progressive unfolding of the oneness of life and of respect for its sacredness is beginning to depart from the Earth. In its place is arising a new concern for our common habitat, a new desire for true guidance and honesty among leaders, a new need for an absence of deception, and a new wish to preserve and protect those who are less fortunate upon the Earth.
Even now, when so much remains to be accomplished, the heart is opening with greater compassion for those who are in need and those who are suffering. The ones who reject this opening due to strong needs to maintain the status quo of inequality and the subjugation of one by another – these individuals will have a harder time in the future preserving their positions, as the world at large seeks a new way of life.
The human family that we belong to is one of the heart. But even more than this, it is one of the heart connected with the body and spirit, for both body and spirit contain the essence of their formation, the essence of their creation, and they each must come to recognize the oneness that infuses all of life.
This may be a hard thing to understand at the cusp of the new where many are. For indeed, many people may think about unity with others and the value of cooperation. And there are many whose hearts desire this greatly. Yet, the new acknowledgment will come from the body – from feeling the oneness of life within the body – not as an idea, but as a certainty - as sure and unequivocal as the knowing that my arm is part of myself, or my fingers, or my legs.
This, then, is the nature of the human family – a family formed not only of mind and heart but of one essential body, and in the unfolding awareness that lies ahead, we will experience this 'body' as our own, much as, today, we experience our physical bodies as our own.
At that time, despite the fact that the Earth will still be populated by billions of individual streams of awareness, there will be no 'other' visible. For the internal experience will be the experience of oneness, and the summary of that experience will be the saying that for many is easily recognizable - "e pluribus unum" – "out of many, One." This American motto, taken to its deepest level of meaning, represents the truth of humanity's future. It establishes the direction of spiritual unfoldment. And it symbolizes, in the end, the promise of mankind's sacred destiny.
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