1-20. Everything you perceive will lead you to believe you are separate from everything. In truth you are not separate from anything.
The perception of separation from everything else is horribly pervasive and is encountered by almost everything that lives. Who could not possibly be expected to believe that they are indeed separate from everything else they see when their body appears to be an immovable demarcation point? There is your body, which is generally equated to being fully interchangeable with the essence of who you are, and there is absolutely everything else. Inside your body becomes a singular landscape of me-ness, though as we know from those that suffer from chronic or debilitating illnesses, even the interior of the body can turn against its supposed master. And then there is all else that exists in the world, all the myriad forms of life that are absolutely not you, as they enjoy forms and lives that are considered to be separate merely because they are not physically connected to the atoms, molecules and cells that compose the summary whole of your body. To perceive is generally considered to be an act of outward observation, a process by which the individual regards that which is subject to sense perception, being aware of interactions and events that occur within the physical world and which appear to composite the whole of physical reality. But as we know from so many different scientific experiments, much occurs in our world that is imperceptible to our limited range of senses. Many wavelengths within the electromagnetic spectrum are invisible to our retinas as they do not excite the retinal cells to produce a nerve impulse to be delivered to the visual cortex. Yet still these wavelengths exist and are perceivable to other organisms, such as bees who are able to see infrared light which is functionally invisible to our eyes. Simply because the infrared spectrum is invisible to us does not in any way mean that it does not share a place in the totality of existence. It is merely one of the many vibrations that we do not perceive. There are a great multitude of other vibrations and vibrational states that we remain, at this time, wholly unaware of and utterly blind to. This too is of no consequence when regarded against a background of the whole of space and time, space being an enormous playground of physical matter and time functioning as an enormous carpet upon which we can roll around and play as we develop both as individual Souls and as a whole, a unified meta-Soul of Universal Consciousness. Always we regard these pieces of the whole as separate and discrete. A planet here, a galaxy there. My body, your body. Yet even at the most basic level, we are One. What comprises the elements of our corporeal beings? What matter – matters? The same building blocks, elemental atomic arrangements of protons, neutrons and electrons numbering slightly more than one hundred in total, are all that is necessary to form all of the immense complexities of all of physical existence. Why should this be? It is not relevant to inquire as to why this is possible. It is, and that is enough. No part of the universe is comprised of anything other than atoms in various arrangements. The most basic components of these atoms are consistent. Even from a fully non-spiritual perspective, we are unified as One through the composite components which comprise our structures. But this physical unification of composition is not a cause, but rather an effect. It is a reflection of a much deeper and more basic Union of all of Life. All Life is cut from the same broadcloth, Created from the same Love and Unified by the same Creator. Its various varieties many appear to be so vastly different – a star is not a proton, an elephant is not a person, and so on, ad infinitum. The spark of Life which fires all that changes, grows and expands was kindled from the same original Fire. In the Fires of Creation, your Soul was forged in the Crucible of Love. All that lives shares a common origin, a common Breath of Life which first filled all of our Souls and granted us an eternal Connection to our Creator. In the unity of our common Creation, we are truly but a massively complex variety of expressions of a single Life. This Life lives, continuously and unbroken from the beginning of time to the end. Physical expression of life is but one aspect of the totality of its character. There are many other types of Life, some of which are not possessed of physical attributes at all. Ideas may be accurately said to enjoy a life of one type or another, growing and changing as they are held in the minds of a few or a great many. Thoughts can indeed pass from mind to mind, carried on an ether of consciousness that does not find any physical reality necessary for its continuous existence and expansion. Desires as well have a life unique to their aspects, whether it is an individual’s desire to achieve a certain outcome for themselves or others, or a nation’s desire to be recognized on the world’s stage. So pervasive is this misperception of separation that it is not at all surprising that it continues in so many forms and for such immense tracks of time. To correctly perceive that you, as an individual Soul, as well as all else that lives, share a common Life and are forever Unified in a process of Creation and expansion that unfolds with a complexity so vast that to even begin to contemplate it is truly the work of sages and madmen alone, is at its core not a difficult task in the slightest. It is not a process of awareness that allows for the return of universal consciousness, but rather a process of undoing, a slow return to the original mind that all Souls shared upon their Creation. Much this world will teach you of separation. Much it will offer in lessons of isolation, distinction and contrast. Observe these lessons with humility, for within their false assumptions is contain all that you will ever need to be Free. The expansion of the Universe, both physically and spiritually, absolutely requires that a great variety of forms and situations arise so as to express the myriad of aspects of the forms in which Life can be expressed. But under all of these faces, all of these varieties and variations, but one Truth Unites us all. We were Created together. We were created as One. No surface variations can ever serve to fully obscure the Truth of this Union. Within the multitude of forms of Creation you will find, when your mind has become empty enough to perceive without judgment, that all that is now, has ever been, or will ever be, are but the many faces of God, reflecting back to each and every Soul the simple Truth that through the Purity of our Creation, Love shies from each of our hearts, recognizing all that lives as itself, now and forever.