PRETENDING TO BE SEPARATE
So here we all are, pretending we are separate. I know we know we are One, but here we are packed nicely into our separate bodies, thinking our separate thoughts, dressed in different clothes, and when we finish this, we will go our separate ways.
We can focus on what is wounded in us—by the way it is wounded not deficient or lacking, or we can concentrate on the sense of wholeness we possess.
So how do we do that? Here’s a bit of dilemma. Again, I don’t want to overly concentrate on my woundedness, but I do not want to deny it is there either. That’s what is called a spiritual bypass.
What I am calling my woundedness is my sense of lack and incompleteness. I heard someone suggest we get two messges as we are growing up that reinforce our ego consciousness. Those messages are, “There’s something wrong with me, and I am not enough.”
All my negativity flows from those wounds of separateness.
Every act of violence towards others or self-imposed, anger, bitterness, criticism, jealousy, outrage, resentment, and fear. All come from separateness.
Every time I am even annoyed I have contributed to the idea of separateness. Every time I am judgmental. Every time I identify myself with anything less than who I really am.
Now, how much of a day is spent like that?
That is one hint for me of how far I have to go.
Every moment is a choice, and in order to make that choice I have to do two things, I have to be aware of the choice and I have to surrender, let go, allow a power greater than my conscious self to lead me to see myself as God sees me.
So here we all are pretending we are separate. I know we know we are One, but here we are packed nicely into our separate bodies, thinking our separate thoughts, dressed in different clothes, and when we finish this we will go our separate ways.
Lord, let me know the truth of the prayer of Jesus:
Father that they all may be one just as you and I are one. Just as I am in you and you are in me. Amen