My own Loving Presence is my personal connection with Divine Mind. Attuned to my own Loving Presence, I Know myself as whole and holy. As I feel my inner unity, I know: this is all I want; I have found all I seek.
“Inner Unity”… “Oneness with All”… “Whole”… These concepts lie at the root of healing, but what do they mean? From the limitation of the body, the eyes, the senses, which all serve to pick apart our experiences and categorize them into “this” and “that”, how do we really understand such concepts as “Whole”?
This is a main idea in many philosophies—that in order to “get it” we must go beyond or transcend the limitations of the body. This means being willing to have ideas that are sometimes contrary to experience.
The thing is: once the ideas shift, you start having new experiences. This is the “transcendence”, the going beyond. “The world” does not change, but you do, in your mind, so you experience the world differently.
Sometimes, I get this in moments (seconds, maybe, that feel like moments); mostly, I am doing the work to keep my mind focused on what I want, what I know to be the Truth that is beyond, what I know is the Oneness; working to align myself with it, rather than fighting it, or trying to constantly interpret fragments that are meaningless.
I woke up this morning with a list of all the things going on in my life; all the things I am responsible for, all the things I need to do, that I need to take care of…I found myself thinking (in a bit of despair), “This all needs to change!!”
Then I realized what I was thinking…I realized that all of those things represented fragmentation: everything separately was barraging my mind from different angles, different viewpoints, different perspectives.
So I made myself stop, and acknowledge: “there is underlying unity”. Of course, I didn’t feel it. Of course, I was not “in peace”. Of course, it took the effort to just come to a place that did not feel like I was spinning out of control. I made the effort; I made myself make the effort.
I started looking for Unity, looking for Peace, looking for “the solution”, looking for the question that is the answer. When you sincerely start looking for Unity and Peace, all those “things” drift to the background. The swirls of commentary in my head abated. Apparently, those “things” are not where Peace and Unity are found, but in looking for Peace and Unity, the “things” answer is also found.
Seek Oneness first. Seek Truth first. Seek your Self first. And all “things” are answered. When I focus on the problem, on the trouble, I am closed to Oneness, because I am focused on only one small part of it. I see only the fragment, not the Whole. But when I open myself to Oneness, all things are included, everything is considered, All is enveloped in One.
I do not yet know myself as Oneness. I do not yet live as that Truth. But as I will my mind to see Unity, especially when I am stewing in fragments, slowly, I am aware; slowly I gain greater understanding; slowly my moments of experiencing Oneness extend through time and space. I am Whole.