This Week's Quotation:
Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship.… So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.
In oneness, we are all connected. I love knowing and experiencing that truth, don't you?
Yet, it is also true that each of us is a uniquely individuated spark of our Creator. Seemingly separate in our oneness. It's a paradox that humanity is integrating. Evolution requires us to acknowledge our nuances without allowing them to divide us. Even though we have different perspectives and experiences, we can identify ways those dissimilarities work for us rather than against us.
Like me, I feel you relish the uplifting energy created in a togetherness spirit! And I'm always surprised when I find myself—again!?!—snagged by the illusion of separation.
The perception of separation is highlighted in our collective face now so that we can become more aware of all the ways it surfaces and consciously clear them. You may find this issue arising even with the people closest to you and dearest to your heart. Cooperation and togetherness are the energies to cultivate.
The challenge is to love and accept our differences in ways we have never done before. Indeed, we may never be able to understand others when our life experiences are vastly different. Still, we can focus on commonalities that will enable us to keep our hearts open and our thoughts in goodwill.
Join me in celebrating the strength we find in cooperative togetherness. As we navigate challenges, may all illusions be replaced by Love's unifying thoughts. May we live in total receptivity for the Love and Light to express through us and awaken any heart still in forgetting that we are all in this together.
About Open Windows
We, the authors of this blog, dedicate it to the transparent exploration of the world's sacred scripture and enlightened spiritual thought. We believe that the original inspiration of all faiths comes from a common source, named and revered in a myriad of ways. With that understanding, the innumerable symbols, beliefs, and practices of faith cease to divide. They become open windows to a common reality that inspires and unifies us. We find deeper insight and nourishment in our own faith and from the expression of faith from others.
We hope these weekly quotations and meditations speak to your heart and soul.