Oneness, revisited.

Sacred

Like Brideshead revisited we must sometimes return to Oneness again and again and again, as the sacred and profane move together within our knowing.

Sometimes Oneness chooses to view itself as separate for a lifetime, delighting in magnificent appearances of personality sparkled with delight, sadness, preferences for strawberries or potato salad.

Sometimes we humans understand Oneness on a physical level first.  We gaze out at the world and, oh!  yes! we see, very clearly, that there is no separation.  It’s all awareness, isn’t it?  It’s all One.  We see, we feel, we know.

Sometimes we crazy human creatures understand Oneness with our hearts first.  We feel love as a field, a wild delightful field and we recognize, oh yes, we recognize, don’t we? that it’s all a field of Love and only apparent reality could divide the love into parts and think itself separate.

Sometimes we zany humans understand Oneness first with our thoughts, our minds, our heads.  Oh yes!  We get it!  We know what this means, we understand, we grok it, oh yes, we can put together the puzzle pieces of existence and know that the words of non-duality are true, true, true.

Whichever way we get it, whichever way we meet the Oneness which we are, all the other parts must feel it, too, before we’re able to LIVE the enlightenment which exists at the base of who we are, which is never separate from us.

An occasional soul will realize this all in an instant.  It will penetrate fully in the sacred Now, and that’s that.

But many need time (or what looks like time) to bring it all together, to knit the sweater of our existence into something whole, something One.

Gratitude usually looks like the yarn meshed together.

Gratitude looks like our eyes meeting for the first time, realizing we only dreamed our separate selves.

Gratitude looks like the laughter which spills out.

Gratitude looks like you and me, revisited, as two halves of the same coin.

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5 thoughts on “Oneness, revisited.

    • Joanne, after reading your comment, I realized I had forgotten to add a very important sentence. Here it is, tucked up at the top: Sometimes Oneness chooses to view itself as separate for a lifetime, delighting in magnificent appearances of personality sparkled with delight, sadness, preferences for strawberries or potato salad.

  1. Kathy, just to share this with you. I started reading a new book after lunch, Conversations on Non-duality. Always interested in hearing other’s experiences, trying to comprehend my own. And so on. But for some reason found myself wondering, where are the women here. Knowing this shouldn’t be of any great importance but really wanting their stories too, our perspective and experiences. And promptly fell asleep, book on lap, only to wake up now, almost three hours later. To this……Oneness, re-visited. xxoo

    • Colleen, something has really shifted lately here. (Doesn’t mean I won’t be absolutely glued back in duality at any moment now…) But lately it’s very easy to feel Oneness as a very simple truthful reality. Nothing special. Just the state that underlies everything. Then it’s interesting to see how the thoughts so often barrel on in… I am glad you love Oneness, too.

  2. P.S. My sleeplessness of late seems to be related to this new way of perceiving the world. Kathy does not like sleeplessness. Awareness simply doesn’t seem to care!

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