Everything in the Universe is connected...everything that exists is the product of the very same Source...when you adopt the paradigm that there really is nothing that exists that is not part of you, it causes you to re-think any concepts of isolation that may have dominated your thought life before...when you become fully aware that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, it changes the way that you view every single relationship in your life...when you realize that any judgment you make is ultimately self-judgment, it causes you to become selective about what you say about others...it makes you understand why Jesus said the things He did about the Laws of Judgment and about forgiveness and about sowing and reaping...when He expounded on these truths, He was talking about how connected we all are...
I don't know if kids still say these things to each other on the school playground, but back in my playground days I used to hear phrases like, "I know you are, but what am I?" and "I'm rubber, you're glue, everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you!", said all the time...I'm sure that I said them, too...very interesting that kids instinctively tap into that Universal truth, because, as it turns out, Spiritual leaders and psychologists and scientists, especially Quantum Physicists, have all verified their words...truth be told, what you say about someone else is ultimately what you say about yourself, because everyone and everything is connected...out of the mouths of babes!
They say that usually what you don't like in someone else is really most times what you don't like about yourself, and that any criticism you level is ultimately self-criticism...
When we finally get this, (and I believe that we are getting it) we will wisely extend to ourselves an unconditional love that will be the light of the world, and will be the answer to many if not most of it's problems...I know in my own case, that even though I haven't always seen this, and have not always practiced what I preached in this area, I always knew that it was the right way to observe the Universe, and have at least aspired to think this way...and as I have grown and allowed for enlightenment in certain areas of my life, and have walked in greater transparency, I find that it becomes easier and easier to focus on CONNECTION rather than division, and to lay down agendas and the need for constant self-defense, and just enjoy BEING...
This month at METRON Community we're talking about 'Karma and the Christ-ethic', and I'll be touching on these ideas quite a bit in the teaching...it's going to be very, very good, and will bring about some positive change for all of us...
To you, personally...you can't go back and unsay everything that you've said for your whole life...I do believe that you can change some of the past by re-observing it, as I have posted here previously...you certainly can change the way that you see your past, and that's worth a lot...but there are some things that have happened that can't be undone, and you just have to make peace with it, and commit to doing and thinking better in the future...forgive yourself, and you will find that it's easier to forgive others...forgive others, and you'll find that it's easier to forgive yourself...stop judging yourself harshly, and you'll immediately lessen the impulse to judge others...turn off the internal voice of the self-critic, and you will automatically be less critical of others...I promise this works, and it works because everything is connected...give yourself a break, and you'll find it easier to give someone else a break, and vice-versa...Jesus said to love your neighbor AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF...connection...Universal connection...that's all it is...
Remember, you create you day, so make it a good one...seeing yourself connected to everything else is a great start to a beautifully created 24 hours...
Leslie Holloway said... :-) love itReplyDelete
Pamela Holbrook said...ReplyDelete
For sure we are all a part of the same Source...therefore we are one...from day one we were taught separatism...but the truth is oneness...so the journey is to change the separatism into the truth of oneness...separatism produces hell...I am looking forward to hearing your word to help me on my journey to oneness...thanks Bishop.... :-)
Jeff Bowen said...ReplyDelete
This gives the word "Remembrance" and "remember" a "whole" new meaning to me.
"In Remembrance Of Me" is now transitioning to "In Remembrance Of Us"
"ME" consciousness is transitioning to "WE" Consciousness.
In the Kingdom of Heaven, the first shall be last and the last shall be first. Why? Because We Are All Equal. There is no competition in Perfect Love/Christ.
God = Man minus ego. We are each other in disguise.
I love it...thanks, Jeff!Delete
Patti L Cook said...ReplyDelete
Bish the Revelator! Keep on it!
Patti L Cook said...ReplyDelete
Jeff Bowen...I really enjoyed your take on the concept...VERY true and VERY relevant...thanks so much for sharing!
Jon Scott said...ReplyDelete
The idea of separation is the truest form off antichrist. Jesus' very last prayer was that we would be one.
Refusing to recognize it and spend our energy making it be so goes against the masters prayer.
We are all one.
You've probably seen the documentary "I Am" by director Tom Shadyac, but if you haven't I think you'd totally dig it.
Much love to you, Ken, and the family.
Thanks, bud...I'll check it out!Delete