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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

We are the ONE

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I believe that there is only ONE consciousness in the Cosmos, and that each of us are holographic “facets” of that ONE. (You know: God. The Creator. All That Is. Jehovah. Vishnu. Allah. Buddha Mind. Ahura Mazda. Shang Ti. Jah. Leroy. Take your pick, or substitute whatever you prefer.) By “holographic,” I mean that characteristic of a hologram whereby you can break off a piece, hold it up to the light, and -
voila! - you still have the whole enchilada. I personally think that’s more than “just” a metaphor. (I guess the “enchilada” reference also makes it more than just one metaphor. Take two. They’re free.)

It follows, at least for me, that when
we create, it is really The ONE still creating, and when we expand our consciousness, and our Imagination, it is The ONE still expanding. If you fancy the hologram thing, or are willing to consider it, then why would it be goofy to also imagine that there may be elements of our “selves” that we share with the One, but that aren’t necessarily limited to awareness of the quotidian, get-up-when-the-alarm-goes-off-and-go-to-work, “reality?”

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