A few nights ago I woke up at about three o’clock in the morning and heard a voice in my head saying; “I am one”. I was too tired to think much about it then but the next morning when I got up I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and the strange thing is that I have been reminded over and over again since! Sure my favorite meditation mantra has been “So hum” (“I am” in sanskrit) for years, but this is something special and new; I have never consciously thought of it as “I am one”.
This made me think more about the oneness that I have sometimes experienced so fully when walking in the woods around where I live, because I almost always have that experience in nature. A few times I have felt it when I have been with like minded people and it is an amazing feeling, but for me it is easier to get into that feeling in nature.
I still haven’t been able to figure out why I hear and read this message so often nowadays, but I have a feeling it is urgent so therefore I am writing this post as a musing over what it means to me.
The first time I recall hearing the phrase was during a meditation series by Deepak Chopra and Oprah where they used So hum as a mantra, and then Wayne Dyer explained that “I am” is the only name given for God in the Bible. This, to me, is yet another connection between religions and spiritual philosophies, which I think is wonderful. If we could all become more aware of the fact that we are all one, then war would become impossible!
Care for this planet
Oneness is also something that will help us all realize that we have to take care of our planet and everything in and on it. Since we are one with animals, plants and the Earth itself, we have to be more considerate and take better care of everything. Polluting and hurting other species for our own selfish reasons is not an option when we feel oneness.
We also have to stop believing that we are so superior that we can successfully meddle with the workings of nature! We are doing so many stupid things and “playing God” to such an extent that we have now come to a situation where the generation that is growing up now is believed to be the first generation that will not become older than their parents! This is what we have created for our children, and it is not something to be proud of!
We now have to start cleaning up our act and put a stop to worshiping the almighty dollar and instead realize that if we want our children and grandchildren to stand a chance; no more GMO, pollution, excessive use of pesticides, unnecessary medicines and a whole lot more. Instead we have to begin growing our food the old fashioned natural way, using manure instead of artificial fertilizers. The animals we grow for consumption should not be given antibiotics if they don’t need it and they should get good food instead of GMO-corn and other unnatural food.
We are not separate
Even if we have been taught we are separate from everything and everyone else; that is not so! We cannot live on this planet without the other species and nature itself. We don’t want to see it, but Mother Earth will survive long after we have gone and if we don’t accept the thought that we are one; she will make sure to remove us quite soon, just like we try to get rid of things we don’t like.
If we accept and acknowledge that we are all one we stand a chance. If we don’t, some other species will get a chance to do what we have been unable to do; live, love and care for Mother Earth.
What do you think? I’d love to know your take on this topic or any of the others, so please leave a comment!
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