Unity, I thought yesterday, is the true fabric of being. It is such a divine gift, not a human achievement. Unity is oneness and is shows the infinite hues of Truth and Love, all good. We all take a deep breath when we are reminded of this sparkling, comforting truth of being.
Unity is from God. We live in it and can use it. We can grow out of division steadily and persistently by drawing on the eternal oneness and unity of Life which is so much bigger and so very elegant and grand, much more than striving mortals can ever be. Unity being established by God and in God means that all is one in the spiritual dimension of Life, the essence of it all. Unity and oneness don't know oppositions and reservations to oneness. So a merely material model is truly not up for consideration when it comes to the topic of oneness.
Taking seriously that God and creation---all of it--- are one also means that in our experience we can depend less on other mortals for happiness, safety, and joy, because we have already all. Oneness supplies all good. We can safely lower our expectations in others to make us happy - because if God and man are already and truly one, we have already all. We can experience satisfaction and gratitude right here.
Being aware that God and man are one will certainly mean that struggles for who is right, for the ego's wants and claims can be less fierce, because we approach solution seeking from the authority of completeness. Companies in search of customers (other mortals) to fill their order books, and in need of a consistent cash flow could become more confident. Ideas could replace objects, and motives and actions could be tested in regard to their integrity. From the perspective of oneness. It leaves no one dependent on circumstance and can empower everyone to do something bold, something honest - without the fear of being thought different, because truly authentic. (If you speak the truth, you need a fast horse, they say!).
Oneness also means that relationships are more meaningful, because we don’t need to demand anything from anybody, but rather rejoice in expressing the goodness that is already there. We see the power of meekness. Relationships are then about giving, not taking. If "I AM" is good enough for the supreme Power, could this be good enough for you? Because this oneness feels like living within a source, a sense of unity with our divine source - or if you rather like this image, living in the middle of an inexhaustible fountain.
Oneness IS the thing, the wisest people in the past and present were teaching. Like Mary Baker Eddy. She learned from Jesus how to live a life of unity in God - and that is why her voice is so authentic and her spiritual teaching so powerful. It is not her invention, she is finding words for timeless truths that resonate with anybody who has an open heart and a listening ear:
“What if the little rain should say,
‘So small a drop as I
Can ne'er refresh a drooping earth,
I'll tarry in the sky.'”
Is not a man metaphysically and mathematically number one, a unit, and therefore whole number, governed and protected by his divine Principle, God? You have simply to preserve a scientific, positive sense of unity with your divine source, and daily demonstrate this. Then you will find that one is as important a factor as duodecillions in being and doing right, and thus demonstrating deific Principle. A dewdrop reflects the sun. Each of Christ's little ones reflects the infinite One, and therefore is the seer's declaration true, that “one on God's side is a majority.” (Pulpit and Press, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 4:3–17)
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