Deepak Chopra said it this way, “Underlying the infinite diversity of life is the unity of one all-pervasive spirit. There is no separation between you and this field of energy.”
You are ONE with Divine Mind.
Ralph Waldo Trine said it this way, “Anyone who has come into a knowledge of his or her true identity, of his or her oneness with the all-pervading wisdom and power, makes it possible for laws higher than the ordinary mind knows of to be revealed to him or her.”
Emerson: “There is a soul at the [center] of nature and over the will of every man.”
Eckhart Tolle: “Jesus realized his oneness with God and what he attempted to do was show all of us how to realize our own oneness with God also.”
Unity: God is the source and creator of all, and we are spiritual beings, created in God’s image.
You are ONE with Divine Mind.
Others might say that you are one with The Universal Mind, the Allness, First Cause, the Infinite All Knowing, the Mind of God, or God itself.
You are ONE with Divine Mind.
There is one life—omniscient and omnipresent—which sources all life in the universe. The fullness of this one life saturates all creation, yet this one life remains greater in the same way that the fullness of the ocean saturates the droplet, yet the ocean remains greater; in the same way that the fullness of the sun saturates the ray, yet the sun remains greater.
There is one life—eternal and unlimited—which, by its very definition, exists without opposition. There is no force for evil, no universal antagonist, no dark force battling for whether your eternal soul will take up permanent residence in the north or the south.
This one life is eternally creative, forward-oriented and causal to the limitless ideas and grand possibilities which swirl and circle about you in every moment, forever presenting themselves for your consideration. This one life is causal to the limitless ideas and grand possibilities which have swirled and circled about all of humanity since the beginning of all time.
In other words, the same Mind which has sourced the greatest revealers throughout history, is the same Mind which sources you today.
Or as Emerson reminds, any “over-estimate of the possibilities of Paul and Pericles, [and] under-estimate of our own, comes from a neglect of the fact of an identical nature.”
This one life is eternally creative, forward-oriented and causal to the limitless ideas and grand possibilities which swirl and circle about you in every moment, forever presenting themselves for your consideration.
These limitless ideas and grand possibilities press the boundaries of your small estimations of self, they squeeze the air from your puffed-up humilities, they challenge the illusions of your imagined securities.
These limitless ideas and grand possibilities are really far-too-bold and far-too-large —fundamentally unbelievable and essentially unachievable—and they have to be, for they present themselves that you might grow in consciousness, that you might unfold your spiritual potential.
These limitless ideas and grand possibilities exist outside the narrow boundaries of society’s status quo. So, while we might be tempted to turn to society for some modicum of affirmation—for some nod of approval—of the limitless idea or grand possibility which we’ve chosen to entertain, may we come to understand that true faith is to turn from the wisdom of society and toward the wisdom which resides within our own hearts and minds; for it is only the wisdom which resides within our own hearts and minds which is adequate for the fulfillment of the idea or possibility.
May we come to understand that true faith is to turn from the wisdom of society which would tease and taunt that business idea which presses your mind to launch, that song which inspires your tongue to sing, that poem which enlivens your fingers to write, that desire which presses your heart to express. May we come to understand that true faith is to turn from that wisdom which would disparage and demean your existence in countless ways.
Rather may we come to understand that true faith is to turn toward the wisdom which would lift us from such monotonous mundanity, toward the wisdom which would place us squarely on the path of independence and courage, the path common to all individuals of unprecedented brilliance and to all proponents of meaningful change.
And while an individual’s unique brand of revelation may stand him or her against family, or church, or school, or history, or precedent—the fleeting punishments will pale against the enduring rewards.
May we come to understand that true faith stands fast in truths which society’s wisdom cannot perceive. True faith stands fast in the company of those who would tease and taunt, in the company of those who would disparage and demean, with Emerson’s encouragement echoing through their spiritual ears and I quote, “The fact that I am here certainly shows me that the soul had need of an organ here. Shall I not assume the post? [Or] shall I skulk and dodge … with my unseasonable apologies and vain modesty and imagine my being here impertinent?”
In the end, soul-fulfilled people are so because they have abandoned something of the struggle and despair—something of the “wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth” which is of no assistance whatsoever to the higher laws which are ever ushering life forward in their calm and experienced assuredness.
Soul-fulfilled people are not so because there is something more in them. Soul-fulfilled people are so because there is something less in them. Soul-fulfilled people are so because this divine mind found an unobstructed channel.
Emerson reminds us that as nature works by falling—the ripe fruit falls, the planets fall, even human walking and the miracle of birth are acts of falling—as nature works by falling, it is only as we align with nature’s ease that we can discover real strength. It is only as we align with nature’s simplicity that we can discover real power.
May every woman give to her world the full, unapologetic, unedited, unabashed, unabridged, uncut version of herself. May “Every man let out the [full] length of the reins.” May all people allow the light to shine through a transparency of character, that all who might look upon us will see nothing but truth.
If you are a woman, of a certain age, LGBTQ-identified, a person of color, a WASP, a Buddhist, a Hindu, a Jew, a Pagan, an Agnostic, an Atheist, a Democrat or a Republican; a Mets fan or a Royals fan, quite simply you are here because someone made welcome an idea or a possibility. And it’s because that someone turned from the wisdom of society and toward the wisdom within his own heart and mind for its fulfillment.
You are ONE with Divine Mind, as is all of humanity.
So, instead of acquiescing to the wisdom of the world, let’s embrace a higher wisdom. Instead of waiting for the infinite to contract, let’s arise from any finite sense of self. Instead of basking in personal smallness, let’s commit to something of God’s grandness in us, through us, as us.
Let’s return to our affirmation: I am one with Divine Mind. As such, I allow the grand thoughts of an Unlimited Thinker to Inspire me with their grandeur, to Enliven me with their possibility and to Support me with their resources.