Janice Pickett, author, intuitive counselor, healer, actor, film and TV producer and friend asked the following question...
"The root cause of all of these is the illusion of separation. "We are organically one" is the "The Earth is round" of our time..."
Facebook thread follows:
Tony Praill: The whole world, deep down, realises that nothing is more important than human and social evolution in harmony with our environment. We know that it is crucial that we advance integrated solutions that address the root causes of greed, intolerance, injustice, inequality, distress and conflict, and that we do that through co-operation and co-creation rather than coca-cola! ;-)
Tony Praill: Consider a world inspired to fulfil each person's unique potential to liberate mutual completeness in abundant variety. A world with an effortless, entire awareness that our varied needs to flower co-operate to harvest the fruits of truth, harmony, peace and bounteous, beautiful creativity. Now is the time to consider, intend and co-create this magnificent world....this is why we are here! ((( ♥ )))
Joe Simmons: The root cause of all of these is the illusion of separation. "We are organically one" is the "The Earth is round" of our time.
Tony Praill: Idealism is the new reality! ;-)
Joe Simmons: Our being one is as much of an ideal as is the Earth being round. We just can't see it because we believe that the illusion of separation must disappear before we can realize our oneness. We can embrace the illusion of separation the same way we can embrace the illusion that a movie is made from individual still frames playing in sequence, which we cannot detect with our human tools for perception. The Earth is round, and we are One, organically. This is absolute - regardless of our ability to recognize it. ♥
Tony Praill: True, though as you say, the recognition is the 'warp- speed' for human evolution. :-)
John Halderman: Yes, before any human descriptions and explanations about life, we were One . . . ARE ONE! We allow ourselves to go down the specific rabbit holes loosing sight of our Oneness. :)))
Joe Simmons: Tony, the good news is that our thwarting or resisting the realization of our oneness, for however many years we may do it, does not change that our believing that the illusion of separation is true is what makes all strife possible. Name it... starvation, homelessness, poverty, war, greed, intolerance, inequality, distress and conflict are all symptoms of our believing and operating as if we are separate.
Knowing that we are One, whenever we act inconsistently to that, we are operating insanely. Hence, we have dis-ease. This is true no matter what we think or no matter how we might rationalize our unwillingness (for whatever reasons) to surrender.
Until we do, we will remain in "The Age of Insanity, the time when we, the humans, believe that the illusion of separation is true." The love that comes from realizing our oneness is the cure for all of it. Actually, it's the only cure. Any other study or exploration for answers is futile and foolish, insane.
More good news... As more of us entertain Oneness consciousness we are building momentum, like a snowball, to reach a critical mass of awareness. Eventually, we will get it like a light going on in our heads. We will say, "What the? Of course, we are one! What the hell were we thinking?" ♥
John Halderman: agree Joe, seeing our Oneness is the way. When we know our Oneness we stop acting in selfish fearful ways seeking to fill the void created by the perceived separation. We then act in unity seeing how what we do benefits the whole. :)
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I've included (right) The God Code by Gregg Braden as recommended reading because it describes the how and ramifications of Heaven that is coming.
This galactic observation, below, which appears to be support of a broad spectrum Ascension that is coming, is a wonderful example that critical mass of awareness is not limited to the conscious awareness of the human-being parts of us who dwell on the spec of us called Earth. In other words, we (the individuated parts of us called humans) are so tiny; therefore, how could we think that a critical mass of a tiny piece of our infinite existence could be all upon which we have to rely in order reach a critical mass of awareness that would bring Ascension, which (I hope) includes a personal awareness that we are organically One?
I'm remembering that in some respects, ideas and contexts of altruism are abused as a tool to covertly enslave us, the human beings. As we are one, we've elected to enslave ourselves, of course. There are many perspectives - my favorite being Jainism, "...an Indian religion that prescribes a path of non-violence towards all living beings. Its philosophy and practice emphasize the necessity of self-effort to move the soul towards divine consciousness and liberation...." ~ Wikipedia
When applied deceitfully, altruism exploits our innate drive and inclination to serve each other as we know, spiritually, that we are one.
We know, on important levels, albeit more unconsciously than not at this point in time, that to serve you is to serve myself. Inequality is not required. A desire to love unconditionally and the insight and awareness to realize personal fulfillment in the engagements is required. However, by questionable definition, this is not altruism, because altruism includes selflessness for the betterment of a third-party group, e.g. governments, a God, etc. at the expense and/or detriment of the servant.
Given that we are one, all acts of love-inspired service and gifting are divinely "selfish" when we realize, feel and embrace that we are fulfilled and made whole (Holy) in the engagements. When I serve you, I serve myself. My/our accountability is to serve from a place of divine inspiration to determine appropriateness.
In the experience of human-being, we entertain and believe that Heaven is a place to go upon an experience that we've labeled "death." We've added that we must be a certain way in "life", in the eyes of a third-party Supreme Being who makes a judgement and determines whether we've earned a spot in a separate place called Heaven after death.
This context is dogmatic because we misunderstand it. Paradise and Heaven on Earth are attainable always by states of mind or consciousness. Heaven is Heaven. We made up that a lot of hard work and an experience called death are required to be judged worthy and enter Heaven on a different plain of existence. Our oneness includes everything that is, including the Supreme Being.
Heaven is a choice that exists everywhere, always, eternally. Realizing the manifestation for ourselves begins with a word and a declaration to have and experience Heaven now - right here on Earth, while still living. There is no place to go. There is only a way to be to enter Heaven today.
Thank you for your attention and for the opportunity to look and remember! ♥
Metaphysical Life Coach & Public Speaker
I came across the following Epicurus (341–270 B.C.)quote in a Facebook comment:
"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" ~ Epicurus
First, I want to be clear that I am exploring and sharing a perspective in the context of the entire quote, not just, "Why do we call God, God?" I am sharing a perspective based on why we call him God withstanding the conditions that Epicurus presents.
Perhaps we call him God because we feel like adding meaning to things and labeling things. Ironically, the labeling is insidious, e.g. we're predisposed to perceive a category of "separate" or "third party", hence we refer to and apply a “He” when there is none. Maybe we simply exist in a being or a becoming state of is-ness that is God. Hence, there is just an is state. I know that may sound strange. Of course, there is only one is. Imagine we might decide to distinguish, categorize, define, judge, label and count is’s. Actually, that’s what we do.
Finally, let's consider that the label “evil” and the descriptors, e.g. “malevolent” are fictitious. We apply the labels “good”, “bad”, etc. to our opinions of a thing and call it true, when it is not. In this case, therefore, we hold the fabrication labeled “He” accountable to the opinions and the labels that we attach to them. Uh-oh, then who is accountable? declare that I am accountable with the collective I's (is) that we are.
Thanks for the opportunity to look!
Metaphysical Life Coach & Public Speaker