When we attune our minds to the Oneness that is All of Life, we understand our place in Wholeness. We are the very Presence of Life, and this Presence of Life is us. We are blessed through this understanding. In return we bless all we encounter.
“When we attune our minds to the Oneness that is All of Life…” What does this mean? How do we do this?
It occurs to me that “attuning our minds” goes beyond the mind itself. If our minds were already attuned to All of Life, “we” would not need to attune them. Thus, the “we”—the operating subject in the first sentence is “bigger” than the mind. The “we” has what it takes (so to speak) to teach/attune the mind to Oneness.
In fact, the second part of that sentence, “we understand our place in Wholeness” confirms this. The mind becomes attuned; the “we” understands and does so apparently in a way the mind does not, for it is the “we” that attunes the mind.
What is it “we” understands that mind does not? This is explained in the next sentence: “We are the very Presence of Life, and this Presence of Life is us.” The first sentence is really telling us to use our minds to tap into what the “we” already understands.
The mind, too, is part of wholeness, of Life, and therefore also part of what the “we” understands. So, why do we need to attune the mind to the wholeness of Life, if it’s already part of it?
Think of All of Life being googolplexian watts of electricity. That electricity is everywhere, and can be accessed through the mind. Your mind is like the circuit breaker box which controls the flow of power into the home. The box is wired for a certain amount of wattage; your mind is “wired” to accept a certain amount of understanding of the All of Life. In other words, the mind controls how many of those googolplexian watts can come into your awareness and experience. If the circuit box is only wired to handle 1,000 watts, you will only have 1,000 watts of understanding. But like circuit breaker boxes, you can upgrade!
Attuning your mind to more of the All-ness of Life is making this upgrade, your understanding increases as you attune your mind to more of the All. How do you do this? What is this attuning?
- Think about Life! Think about what it is and what it means to you.
- Acknowledge and recognize Life. Perceive Life in everything!
- Allow Life to teach you of itself. Be open to new ways of perceiving Life, of understanding what Life is.
- Hear Life. Smell Life. Feel Life. Taste Life. Don’t limit yourself to “seeing”.
- Be Life. As you do the four things above, say to yourself, “I am this Life! This Life is ME!”
And as you do this, you will understand the final sentence of the Guiding Thought. =)