Friday, October 16, 2009

United Beyond the Divide

“Synchronicity hints at the unified world behind the illusory veil of the material Universe.” ~ Roger S. Jones

As I was driving home, on Sunday evening, I suddenly thought of an old friend my husband met when both were in the army in Italy. We normally heard from him every year or so, but we had somehow lost touch for some time and could not find a phone listing for him.

Nothing that happened that day led me to think of this guy, yet his face just popped into my mind, seemingly out of nowhere. I told my husband as soon as I got home, and we looked up his name again to no avail.

Two days went by. On Tuesday evening, my husband came home from work and said that he was very surprised when his brother told him that someone had called for him at his house two nights before. The friend, my brother-in-law said, had explained that his was the only listing he could find under the last name, so he called even if the first name was different, hoping to locate my husband. The friend who called was Jason, the man whose face had popped into my mind on Sunday, at the exact time that he was placing the call.

My husband was more surprised than I was. “How odd,” he said, “we were just discussing the fact that we hadn’t heard from him in years and he called the same night.”

I didn’t think it was odd at all. Although each of us is equipped with a unique conscious mind which sets us apart from the next person, the collective mind of our subconscious – the one connected to Universal energy - connects us all.

In the first insight of his amazing book, “The Celestine Prophecy”, James Redfield explains that mysterious coincidences cause the reconsideration of the inherent mystery that surrounds our individual lives on this planet.

What we do to and for others, we unknowingly do to and for ourselves. This simple knowledge allows us to understand a bit of the laws of karma. As we send positive or negative energy to others, part of it is absorbed by the conscious, individual mind of the person we are sending it to, and part of it is absorbed by the collective mind, the one shared by all including ourselves.

Subconsciously, we are all aware of the common denominator we all share, and that knowledge is part of what stops us, when we don’t feel good about ourselves, from being kind to others. We know that if we smile at a stranger we are partially smiling at ourselves, and we might not be ready to accept that kind of reward.

All are one and one is all – no matter how hard we try to set one another apart by listening to the voice of fear, our collective link runs beneath the illusion of the human divide.

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