The truth of our oneness with life only starts to become real for us as we awaken to see that in hurting others, we have also hurt ourselves, and — that whenever we hurt ourselves — others suffer.
There can be no greater sense of safety and security than when we are truly alone, for only in this order of oneness within ourselves lives that Wholeness into which nothing unwelcome can come.
The more we awaken to how inwardly divided we actually are — and start to see all of the forces randomly operating within us, with no guidance apart from the “good” each separate self desires at the moment — the more we realize the need for a new kind of unity, a wholeness we are unable to create by ourselves, within ourselves.
With this new understanding comes the dawning that the only way to accomplish our higher intentions in life is to start embracing God’s intention for us to be whole and conscious creatures. Our will must be redirected, married to a greater one.
In this gradual redirection of our “willingness,” a new sense of self begins to surface in us; no longer do we struggle to will ourselves into being strong or righteous; no more do we turn on ourselves for our “weakness.” These former choices, once thought of as being part of what we needed to succeed with our intention, are now recognized as being part of the problem and not the solution. Our new intention is simply to remember God in our life, and this Will becomes the one part of ourselves with which we meet everything that life brings to us.
It is perhaps the mystery of the ages that only to the degree that we perfect our love in God do we come to realize oneness, and that only God can perfect our love in Him. God perfects our love in him by showing us through His movement, within and without, that which is yet to have been perfected by the Light that reveals it.
There’s nothing that takes place in life, including all of the ugliness in it, that isn’t part of a person’s preparation for discovering within him or herself the eternal ability to transcend what has been disturbed. And the way in which the eternal process of transcending what is disturbed takes place is through an act of love.
It is the act of love that enlarges our life. No other act genuinely enlarges it. And the reason that the act of love alone enlarges our life is because it is the merging of who and what we have been with that which we have yet to discover about ourselves. God does not condemn us for our un-integrated state. He brings lessons to reveal that to us so that we can begin to transcend those parts of ourselves that keep us from entering into real relationship.
To have a relationship with the Divine, to actually know what oneness is, one becomes one. In order for that to be, we have to love God so completely, that no matter what it is that God gives to us, we know it is being given to us for the sake of the furtherance and the perfection of that Love that we would know.
Inside of every human being — no matter what part of the world they’re from, no matter what their environment has been, no matter the culture they’ve come from, no matter the tradition — lives a certain kind of greatness. We all know this greatness lives within us — we may call it different things, but the bottom line is that all human beings have a central wish to be as good, as true, as kind, and as profitable as they can be as a human being. It’s in our very DNA. And that DNA, that divine code if you will, is the same code in all human beings.
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