This is how it is in this world, the oceans "divide" the continents... the separation providing opportunity for great difference in society to arise. What if this is an illusion?!... The oceans connect the continents and us, one to another. The water provides, that which we are, (as we are made of water) -- the ocean is in each of us. Our attention has been focusing on the difference among us, individuality made to be the goal. Imagine how peaceful it would be if we changed that? If our attention focused on the similarity among us. What if? ...
What if we are not actually that different?
What if I am you and you are me?
We breathe the same air.
You are a radiant being of light.
And you also have a shadow.
I am a radiant being of light.
I too have a shadow.
We laugh, we cry, we struggle to understand hate.
We have been wounded.
And we have been the cause of others wounds.
We wish to be loved.
We are more similar than different.
In fact -- We are One.
Look into the eyes of another and see your reflection.
The beauty that resides within you, resides within the other.
I am you and you are me.
The universe is within you and it is within me.
We are more physically connected now than ever before... on Tuesday morning, I woke up in Germany and on that very same night, I fell asleep in Massachusetts, USA. Oceans apart, how can it be? Travel and focusing on difference would make that appear so. But when I close my eyes: I feel my heart beat and the heart beat of all those I hold dear, I hear the laughter of my friend's son who I met in Berlin, Germany during my travels, I feel his loving kiss on my cheek, I hear the energized conversation moving around me as my family and I sit down to a Saturday breakfast, many conversations taking place at one time and I am too tired to focus well enough on any one to understand what is being said, so I understand a word here and there, as my mind is translating all the words I can pick up: German to English, English to German. More alike than different. I can smell the sweet autumn rain as it tickles the ground upon which I stand. Keeping my eyes closed, I am brought right back to the club: the beat of the music pulsing through my veins, I am too tired to keep dancing the night, now turned morning away, but the music holds me, moves me and I am swept away in the dance. I feel the loving embrace of my cousin as I hug them goodbye, wishing already that I could see them again sooner than able - knowing too that I can, I just need to close my eyes, to listen to my heartbeat, to take a deep breath and remember they are doing the same.
I close my eyes and I am back where I just came from, the ocean no longer separating me from another land, instead the ocean connects me - like the water that flows through my body, helping to keep all connected.
I carry all my travels with me and am not separate, but connected to all, as the energy of those I love resides within me and my love for them may be experienced with a breath or a pause - by remembering that my love is within them.
The physical distance of my journey speaks to me now, as my body is very tired, still thinking that it is six hours ahead of where I am now... so, perhaps tonight's musing was a bit discombobulated, but just remember the next time you feel alone - take a deep breath in, you are breathing in the energy of another, the loving energy that is the heartbeat of the Earth. You are not alone. We are on this journey together.
Peace, love and light, always.
A spiritual being on a physical journey, striving to make a positive impact on this world through my actions and loving intention. I believe that we are all capable of greatness, it is how we channel this great energy that matters... I choose to express it in the name of -- peace and love.