I mean, yes, my experience of being in is world is that I have a body, I have an age, address, bank account, driver’s license, etc. and the world tells me I’m Brian Preece and all these other details, yadda yadda. But I exist beyond this personality and the actions, thoughts and feelings that belong to it. This is just a role I am temporarily playing. But I exist beyond these roles. I exist beyond name and form, beyond space and time. As do we all.
One way to think of it is to start with the Infinite. The One Infinite Creator is self-existent and is the source of all things, the source of all energy and intelligence, but also the totality of all things, which includes all of creation and all beings within the creation. The Creator is all that exists. Nothing can exist outside of that.
And when the process of creating an increasingly finite universe began as a way of the Creator knowing itself, you have to ask, what did it have to create with? The answer is, it had only itself, because that is all there is. So, no matter how distorted and seemingly limited the creation became, it is all really the same thing essentially[all share the Divine Essence].
But maybe that’s too cosmic for many people to relate to, and requires too much of a belief in an infinite intelligence that exists out there, outside of a brain trying to think about such things. So another way to approach it is to look at it from the point of view of where most people are right now. Which is someone who more or less identifies with the body, mind, thoughts, feelings, and personality that this world continually tells you that you are [and that we continually choose, too].
If someone is really inquisitive and starts to think really deeply about what exactly is consciousness, and what is matter, and what is the self, eventually they may start to question the conventional view that most people take for granted, that they are a separate and finite being existing in an external world. This is the beginning of seeing through the illusion of separation. The main thrust of oneness or unity is not that you are all these other people, but that there is no such thing as separation.
There are many, many aspects and levels to this, and one can take lots of approaches to begin being able to see through this apparent separation. Some people do it through studying quantum physics and they start to question, “Where do I physically end and the external world begin?” And they may discover that it is impossible to actually draw that line anywhere.
Or they may study psychology and the formation of the mind and personality and start to question: “What exactly is consciousness?” “What is the self?” Or they may study ecology, and start to realize, as Chief Seattle did, as expressed in this quote: “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
But even these are still pretty conventional and lower level approaches, because you are still focused on physicality. Others stumble into it by taking the spiritual approach, that is, having a direct personal experience of oneness[which is the definition of mysticism]. And even this has many aspects and levels to it as well. But many people come to it via deep meditation, or through a psychedelic experience, or having a Near Death Experience, or having Out of Body Experiences. Or they may experience telepathy, and that might cause them to question, “How is it that information is able to travel from one mind to another across space and time instantly?” “Does that mean that consciousness exists beyond space and time?”
Anyway, this post is getting long enough, I will wrap it up by saying that it does not matter that we understand unity. We aren’t expected to at this point. For those on the positive path, as they progress, it will become increasingly obvious that oneness is the reality. The way I look at it is that 13 year old lopping off heads is a future enlightened being. It may take him a billion years to get there, but they all do, eventually. Maybe he’ll have to repeat third density a bunch of times, but eventually, he will make the choice and graduate to fourth density. And when he does, he will be nothing like the 13 year old lopping off heads.
16.39 Questioner: I am assuming it is not necessary for an individual to understand the Law of One to go from third to fourth density. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. It is absolutely necessary that an entity consciously realize it does not understand in order for it to be harvestable. Understanding is not of this density.