In last week’s blog I discussed the deeper meaning behind the coronavirus epidemic and all of the crises that we have faced in the last two decades. The fact is that these crises have been with us longer than this century and include two World Wars, the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the many Middle East crises, terrorism and the Rwanda genocide and rampant drug addiction to name a few.
Regardless of what the crisis is, they all point to the same thing that is at their root and that is the feeling of alienation. We all feel separate and alienated from each other and this breeds misunderstanding which breeds false information which can lead to crisis. When we do not take the time to learn about, understand and reach out to each other, the illusion of separation and, hence, alienation becomes strengthened. This creates the circumstances for crises to emerge.
Any conflict that has taken place in human history can all be boiled down to the illusion of separation leading to lack of communication and misunderstanding. Even the current Syrian crisis stems from this same root with the many sides involved fighting for their own agenda without even trying to understand the other parties’ points of view. The reason this occurs is because of ego and the false premise of entitlement. Everyone feels that they are entitled to their rights, justice, security and reward above anyone else which is a direct result of the illusion of separation.
The proof that separation is illusion is that we all originate from the same cosmic dust that arose from the Big Bang which originated our universe. All you have to do is look at the fundamental unit of matter, the atom. Subatomic particles cannot be defined because they are just a vibrational frequency who appear to become solid matter when they are observed. It is, however, the act of observation which gives them this appearance, which is not their true reality. The fact is that everything is just energy. If this is true, then it means that we are not separate from anyone or anything, since we all consist of the same vibrational frequency despite our physical appearances. This naturally implies that separation is an illusion and that we are all one. This oneness is knowledge which has been lost to the majority of people, which is why the world is currently suffering from unprecedented challenges which will never be solved with the thinking that created them.
This is why, now, more than ever, we need to embody oneness. The question is, how do we do this in a fractured and disjointed world? This will not be easy but we have to start somewhere. So what is the first step to embodying oneness?
Realize that anything that happens to another happens to you. This is very true of this new Coronavirus epidemic since the infection is so easily transmitted. There is a deeper esoteric meaning to this, in that we must want for the other what we want for ourselves. This is the only way we can survive and thrive as a global species and is certainly what COVID-19 is showing us. This is why we must want for others what we want for ourselves, which is different from the way we have lived up to now which is survival of the fittest and every many for himself.
If we look at our indigenous ancestors, they lived in harmony with each other and in a state of oneness as everything was shared with the entire tribe including food, water, animal hides and furs for clothing, shelter materials and tools. They were far more advanced and civilized than we are today. So the question is how do we start to embody this oneness on a smaller scale and create the momentum for a tipping point which propels us into living from this place of oneness?
It is simple yet not easy. The starting point is for each one of us to perform a single act of compassion on a daily basis. An act of compassion is defined as something that you do that helps or benefits another with no thought of getting anything in return, essentially a selfless act. This could be as simple as holding the door for someone at your place of work or giving some of your pocket money to a homeless person. It could even be smiling at a stranger. The key to making it a regular practice is to keep it simple.
Here are some of the ways that you can express daily compassion:
30) Donate blood.
This is just a small list of the many ways you can express compassion for others
I encourage you all to start this daily compassion practice in order to emerge back into oneness which is the way our indigenous ancestors lived. The is the first step to embodying global oneness and creating a more peaceful and happier world which will be able to meet the challenges that we are now facing.
Einstein once said, ‘Our problems cannot be solved with the same consciousness that created them,’ which is why a daily compassion practice is a simple and practical step which we must all start doing right at this moment. Our survival and ability to thrive in the future depends on it