Everywhere I look, every channel and teacher I listen to, everything I read lately has the theme We Are All One. Oneness is such an overused phrase in the metaphysical community that some no longer hear it nor attach any profound meaning to it. It may be seen as simply a woo-woo, airy-fairy phrase uttered by hippies and people off in la-la land. You just go sit in your cave or field and ohm and have at it while you meditate on that, I’ve got things to do here in real life. Yet, at the core of it, beyond the worn out usage, it is simply Truth. We are all one.
Scientist Carl Sagan once said, “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”
Those on spiritual paths (and perhaps other paths) believe we are all created from the same infinite matter and come from the same “place”. And that is the state to which we return when we are finished with our physical bodies. Along with this idea comes the knowing that we all affect each other whether we consciously notice it or not. It is an inescapable fact of creation. It just IS. And science is finally coming around to the same conclusion. Science and metaphysics are finding common ground. We are all made of the same stuff and highly interconnected to everything and everyone.
“Cosmos is a Greek word for the order of the universe. It is, in a way, the opposite of Chaos. It implies the deep interconnectedness of all things. It conveys awe for the intricate and subtle way in which the universe is put together.” -Carl Sagan, Cosmos
Humanity is on a new path now, one where we are coming to realize that what we do to others, we do to ourselves, and so, much more care must be taken as to how we interact with our world. We are created from the same matter and the same energy as everything else in existence, most of which, at this point, the physical eyes cannot see, the body cannot sense and the mind doesn’t understand. And though we aren’t always aware of it, our stuff, our essence, our thoughts, our presence, is always stretching out and intertwining with everyone else’s stuff, including all of what we are so familiar with, like the plants, animals, water, air, and earth. Even more amazing, that interconnection extends out beyond our little homocentric slice of the universe to places and thoughts and beings we can’t even imagine yet. We are not separate. We never have been. We always have affected and been affected by all of life.
While more and more of us have come into that profound knowing and are only just beginning to explore the significance, it often feels like painfully slow progress watching the rest of the world come onboard. It is happening though, one individual at a time, and will forever change how humanity lives and views life.
We are all intimately connected. I see me in you, I see you in me.
What I do affects you, what you do affects me.
Like water drops in the ocean, the connection always inspires a ripple and wave effect.
We are the cells of the cosmos’ body. What affects one part of the body, affects the rest.
We are One. There is no other way of being.
“Something happens to you when you begin to think about this planet as a single living organism. And when you begin to live in that awareness, nothing is ever again quite the same. Nothing can be the same after that. Nations began to look like people to me, like familiar friends. The distinctions between religion, biology, and politics began to blur. I began to wonder why I had always assumed that human thought was the only kind of thought—as if nature would be content with a single species of flower, or just one kind of tree.” -Ken Cary, The Third Millennium: Living in a Posthistronic World