What exactly is oneness? There are slightly different ideas of the concept, but it all comes down to the same thing...
We are all one.
To me this quote by Marianne Williamson exemplifies the concept perfectly:
"Just like a sunbeam can't separate itself from the sun, and a wave can't separate itself from the ocean, we can't separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind."
Yourdictionary.com defines it as "The quality or state of being one; singleness or wholeness. A state or condition of perfect harmony or accord."
Oneness operates on many levels.
There is the oneness of mind body spirit in each of us.
There is the oneness of God. The one God we all pray to no matter what religion we practice, or don't practice.
There is also the idea of one world, one spirit.
It is the concept that we are all connected. We are all children of God, and he loves each of us equally, no matter where we live, what our circumstances are, how much money we have or how educated we are.
We are all connected to each other.
That was a difficult idea for me to grasp for a long while, to really put into practice anyway. I can see being connected to my loved ones and to my neighbors, but people across the world who are absolute strangers? Or someone I know who seems less than likeable? That was more difficult. It still is on some days and I am sure it is the same for many of you.
The truth is that we are all one, all connected, whether we want to believe that at this moment or not.
So what does that mean to us on a daily basis? Not everyone can uproot their lives and move to a remote part of the world to spend their life helping others.
Maybe we aren't all supposed to. Let's explore what we CAN do to help.
This section of the site explores global oneness and world unity.
How can we help? What are the global issues that need to be addressed to put this world on a more spiritual and sustainable track? How can we save ourselves, each other and this world?
Please feel free to join in the discussion. Send me your thoughts or links to sites that are making a difference in the world. Or use the form below to share your contribution with our community.
I do ask that you keep it from the heart. This is not a place for hatred or anger. This is a place to uplift the world with our thoughts and actions.
Sometimes we get the most inspiration, the best comfort or the greatest tips from each other. Your story could be just what someone else needs to get them going or put them back on track.
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