Voices of Oneness Blog

Excerpts from the Tao te Ching

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Dec 31 1969 - 5:00pm

It is best to be like water
Which nourishes all things with out trying to.

Live in Goodness
Keep your mind deep
Treat others with kindness
Keep your word
Do what is right

In conflict, be fair and generous
In governing, don't try to control
In work, do what you enjoy
In family life, be completely present

Can you coax your mind from it's wandering
And keep the original Oneness?

Can you balance your life force,
And embrace the One without differentiation?

Oneness Proof?

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Dec 31 1969 - 5:00pm

Perhaps in the physical world our minds and bodies need proof that Oneness is indeed our reality. Perhaps moving from a belief to a proof is highly valuable at humanity's current stage of evolution. Perhaps this movement can lovingly give people some needed grounding. Perhaps Oneness is both a scientific fact in addition to a spiritual truth.

The science of a hologram contains properties of wholeness. If you cut a photograph of a rose in half you're left with two halves of a rose. Cut those halves again and you have four pieces of a rose. But in a holographic film, if you cut a rose in half you are left with two whole roses! Cut those again and you will have four whole and complete roses! And on and on. (Research "hologram" and you will discover this truth as well.)

To me this scientific fact easily and excitingly translates into a spiritual reality.

Parts - In addition to the beautiful idea that the sum of many parts add up to a whole, I think that each individual grain of sand, each little blade of grass, every single tree, every little leaf on every tree, and...each and every single human person, actually IS the whole!

Whole - A Wholeness Perspective has the potential to expand upon the beautiful and needed symphony-orchestra-like ideas of "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts" and "unity in diversity," into the Whole exists AS one single part. All-That-Is actually IS one individual soul!

In this vision, the illusion of separation has dissolved because a separate human being already is the Whole and the Whole already is a human being. This awareness thus moves this Wholeness Perspective from the head to the heart.

The heart has always known Oneness is real, yet the mind seems to be more comfortable with form, a separate and visible kind of form. Sometimes an energy of separateness such as an ego does not even want Wholeness and Unity, and is adamant in staying separate. Perhaps an ego can indeed be guided by Wholeness, because holographically speaking, it already IS Whole? Therefore, Unity can offer something that fearful separation would want - the forgotten presence of Wholeness that it already has! Affirmations like "I am already enough just as I am," "I am Whole in this very moment," and "I don't really need to strive for more" really rings true and fits like a comfortable set of clothes. We humans, and all life, are each individual Wholes, not separate, fractured, or isolated little pieces of humanity.

My conclusion is, Wholeness is a birthright that doesn't need any condition outside of ourselves to make it so! This fact makes it easier for us to claim our natural inheritance of Wholeness. I feel we have more permission than before to make it ok to embrace that which before was considered blasphemy, and to authentically feel the fact/truth of I am One, I am Divine, I am Love.

Not only are we all connected but we literally are each other. We are Wholey.

Mark Smith 2013

Normalcy No More

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Dec 31 1969 - 5:00pm

"Do not expect your life to “return to normal.” That’s not what you had
in mind when you embarked on this odyssey. “Normal” is a concept that
has no frame of reference in the realities for which you are preparing."

~Oneness through Rasha


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Dec 31 1969 - 5:00pm

Interconnectedness is what is true beneath the sensation of separateness. It is the deeper truth, despite appearances.

Imagine that everything you need to know today, to be today, exists within you.

Today, imagine that you are not alone. In interconnectedness, the whole of humanity is ourselves. You are not alone.

Interconnectedness is family, think of everyone as a distant relative, a long lost connection. Think of everyone as having another piece of your story. That each person you may meet or ponder, shows you a little bit more about who you are. Who WE are.

Interconnectedness is knowing that what we do to others we do to ourselves.

Interconnectedness involves not only human beings, but the entire world of nature as well. What we do to nature we do to ourselves.

The mind may automatically go to the negative things we do, but today, contemplate this: when we nurture others, we nurture ourselves. When we care for nature, we care for ourselves. Contemplate this. When we love others, we love ourselves. When we are open and curious (rather than conflicted) about other ways of thinking, we expand ourselves.

Again, in the contemplation of interconnectedness, we want to put our attention on the myriad gifts, the greatness of humanity, nature, and the universe. In giving these things our attention, we energize and enliven them. So you see how where we put our attention is important.

In coming to a sense of interconnectedness, suspend judgment, criticism and analysis. Simply notice. The gifts of interconnectedness lie not in finding fault, but in finding the strengths that you can see in others and call out of, or to, yourself.

In interconnectedness, the entire universe is what you see outside of yourself, but it is also within you, and can be known there.

© Jewel Alexander 2011 all rights reserved

'We are all One'

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Dec 31 1969 - 5:00pm

‘We are all One’ is more than a beautiful slogan. It is a precise description of the nature of Ultimate Reality. When you understand this, you begin experiencing life—and treating each other – in a new way. You see the relationship of all things differently. You notice the connectedness at a much higher level. Your awareness is expanded, your insight becomes very keen. You, quite literally, see in.

This increased ability to peer deeply into life allows you to look past the illusion and to recognize – to ‘know again,’ to re-cognize – your Reality. It is by this process that you remember Who You Really Are.

--Communion with God by Neale Donald Walsch

One Life

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Dec 31 1969 - 5:00pm

‎"As viewed by astronauts from the moon, the Earth lacks those lines of sociopolitical division that are so prominent on maps.

And as recognized here below, the web of interlacing socioeconomic dependencies that now enfolds the planet is of one life.

All that is required is a general change of vision to accord with these contemporary facts. And that this will occur is certain. It is, in fact, already occurring.

Moreover, the vision required is nothing new, nor unnatural. What are unnatural, artificial, and contrived, are the separations." ~Joseph Campbell

We Are The World

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Dec 31 1969 - 5:00pm

There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And its time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somehow will soon make a change
We are all a part of Gods great big family
And the truth, you know,
Love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Of Science and Transforming Attitudes

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Dec 31 1969 - 5:00pm

"The great benefit of science is that it can make a tremendous contribution to the alleviation of suffering on a physical level, but it is only by cultivating the qualities of the human heart and transforming our attitudes that we can begin to address and overcome our mental suffering.We need both, since the alleviation of suffering must take place on both a physical and a psychological level." ~Dalai Lama

Promise Yourself

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Dec 31 1969 - 5:00pm

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you."

- Christian D. Larson, "Your Forces and How to Use Them"

One Soul In Many Bodies

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Dec 31 1969 - 5:00pm

One Soul – Many Bodies