During this particular experience, one of my friends and I were discussing the meaning of life. We spent hours exploring all angles of the topic, finally reaching the conclusion that we are all one. Fast forward 20+ years later, and here I am exploring this same idea in an even greater and deeper way, this time integrating our separateness into our oneness.
I’ve been meditating on how each person, each living thing for that matter, has its unique role in this life. We all work together with our individual talents and uniqueness to create our current time and space. This idea has helped me gain confidence and appreciation for my uniqueness in the world, thus eliminating the need to compare myself against anyone or try to conform to anyone else’s idea of normal.
Practicing this idea has given me an enormous sense of freedom and purpose, trusting that my unique talents and specific character set has been designed exactly as it is to add to this life only what I myself am capable of adding. Just like you with all your unique gifts and personality add to the current experience exactly what you are meant to add.
We are each a very specific imprint, or expression, of the oneness of the Collective. The Collective, Source, God, Universe is where we come from. It is what we are a part of and what we will return to. Because we all come from and are a part of the Supreme, we are one. Yet, we also are separate in that we enter into this experience as unique individuals, each possessing a unique expression of the Divine.
We are like snowflakes, each completely different in pattern, yet all created from and part of the higher element of Water, which we will return to when our experience of being snowflakes is finished.
In everyday conscious practice of this idea, I can look at people around me with complete acceptance and love. Now, I must note here that I can still disapprove of certain behavior patterns. (That is an entirely different post!) Yet, it would be incorrect of me to think of myself as any more or less valuable than anyone else. As we are all expressions of the Divine, we are all equally valuable.
This concept is leading me to a higher level of self-love and acceptance, along with a less judgmental view of my fellows. I believe it will eventually lead me to vegetarianism once again in my near future. It has also given me more confidence in using my given talents and gifts to raise the Collective conscious, as I believe all of us have a responsibility and purpose to do.
If I can impart any wisdom here, it is this: Do you. Do you shamelessly and enthusiastically, confidently living the exact nature of which the Divine has chosen to express Itself through YOU!
I'm just a traveler, a dreamer, like you.