We are all one. What does that mean?
Over the years, I’ve heard people use this expression, but I’ve gotten the feeling that they have no idea what they are talking about.
I like to get into the mechanics of how things work from my perspective. I try to avoid philosophies that I can’t demonstrate through my own testing process.
To me, “We are all one” means that we all have the choice to be connected. This connection can be in any way you can imagine, but the most important for the sake of living in this world is physical.
Here is a spiritual example:
You have a breakdown and at the end of the day, you let go and pray or seriously intend to get help. The next day, you get up and you get a call that connects you to the exact help you needed. Doesn’t matter if it is money, a place to stay, or whatever. The point is, someone showed up to answer your prayer.
The reason this is possible is because we all have the ability to feel each other regardless of distance or space. As we move through our life, we connect or don’t connect. The players change, the situations change, but what doesn’t change is our ability to connect with others and share experiences. This is what is at the heart of “We are all one.”
If you choose to support someone in their experience, you are connecting to the idea of oneness or that we are all one. We can do this every day just as well as we can choose not to do this every day.
What did you do the last time someone asked you for help?
What did you do the last time you felt you should help someone or do something?
One of the most beautiful and simple examples I can think of for myself is one I wrote in my article
“Are You Ready For What You Asked For?”
In my opinion, showing up for the prayer of another is one of the most honorable things you can do.
Doing so certainly rewards you with the same grace you have given. This is not to say that giving away all of yourself, your time or money is the solution to getting more or having a better experience of life.
With the art of participating in the oneness of life and the world, you must still discern which experiences you choose to have with others. This can be a tricky one, as I have seen from watching others.
One of the things I notice quite often is that the situations people need to get them to the next level will show up and they will miss them. This can be especially true when it requires giving. It is quite amazing how tight some people can get with a moment of their time or even a few dollars. Those things coming at them are often the exact things they need to step into the true meaning of “We are all one.”