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Bringing It All Together

By Soulthriller

monks meditating for the shift 2011

There is but one universal concept that brings everything together…oneness.

The concept of oneness and being part of a vast and highly elaborate web of interconnectedness is not a new concept at all. It is probably the single unifying concept of every major world belief system that has survived to this day. This should be no surprise because if it did not, humans would be living a dystopian lie by embracing the illusion of separation.

Oneness is summarized in what’s known as the ‘Golden Rule’ which says very simply that we are to treat others as we would like them to treat us because we are all part of the same, ultimately indivisible, Whole and any one thing we do to someone else, we are doing to ourselves. This is where global consciousness and the possibility of shifting it becomes a relevant topic…the idea that each one of the 7 billion people on this planet are in reality one collective organism of conscious energy.

To show just how extensive this realization is within the human experience of existence, here’s what the most impressionable belief systems have to say, in their own ways, about the oneness of everything:

Buddhism: Hurt not others with that which pains yourself. (From the Udanavarga 5.18)

Christianity: In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.(Matthew 7:12 – NRSV)

Confucianism: Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself. (Analects XV.24)

Hinduism: Do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain. (From the Mahabharata 5.1517)

Islam: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. (Sunnab)

Jainism: In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self. Lord Mahavir 24th Tirthankara)

Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow human beings. That is the law; all the rest is commentary.(Talmud, Shabbat 3 l a)

Native American Spirituality: Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. (Chief Seattle)

Shintoism: Be charitable to all beings, love is the representation of God. (KO-JI-KI Hachiman Kasuga)

Sikhism: Don’t create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone. (Guru Arjan Devji 259. Guru Granth Sahib)

Taoism: Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain; and regard your neighbor’s loss as your own loss. (Tai Shang Kan Ying P’ien)

It is clear that repeated within each of these belief systems is the same teaching about the base configuration of Reality. Strip away all the dogma, the stories, and the rest of what these systems provide and you see that the primary law is the law of Oneness. With the latest technology showing us images of cosmic filaments connecting all galaxies, we can see with absolute clarity that the universe is one massive interconnected whole of energy.

There is a small yet vocal minority that are attempting to impose the ego-created illusion of separateness upon the masses with their talk of individual upward mobility and self-sufficiency. This will be the downfall of civilization if it is embraced by the collective whole. For the sake of our future being bright (and to ensure that we even have a future at all), we must become aware of the reality of oneness, focus intention on living our daily lives with this realization within the forefront of our minds and have it reflected in everything we do. Don’t embrace the illusion, live the reality.


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