The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.
Do you know that we are all part of the collective? In other words, there’s no separation between you and I or anyone, for that matter. We are all one. That’s why you may hear some people say they are God. Hopefully, the people who say this are not on a major ego trip, thinking they are the only God.
According to the big book, we are made in the image and likeness of God; therefore, we are part of God…we are God. Many people make affirmative statements in this respect to acknowledge this oneness. “I Am” affirmations.
When I was a little girl, I read Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. It was a very intense read for a 12-year-old. I didn’t fully understand a lot of the stuff written in the book. After reading that book, I followed up learning about Buddhism. I pondered why the Buddhists claimed that we were a part of everything in the world from a pencil to castle to the beasts roaming the Earth. How can we be “one” with everything?
I understood oneness in terms of the collective consciousness of this world. Still, I couldn’t quite understand a connection with everything else, animate or inanimate. I’m just starting to get a handle on it now.
If we bring it down to an atomic level, we can start to gain some understanding. Everything contains energy, from the inanimate to the animate. Energy is not created or destroyed; it changes in state. It’s just, well, recycled. Think about that. Here’s my attempt at an example (it will be very brief because I’m not a scientist). We start as a tiny fertilized egg that was formed by the energy of two individuals. The little egg grows and is being nourished by the vitality of the mother through her intake of food (which is also energy). Let’s say the food just happens to be a little mackintosh apple, which itself started as a seed that was planted in the soil of the Earth and energized by that soil, along with the sun and water. The sun is energy in the form of light and heat. The water is a powerful, flowing energy of life-sustaining liquid in the way of a drink for living creatures. It also provides a home to aquatic animals. Anyhow, you get the picture.
The baby grows and is born. The mother’s energy pushes the baby out of her body. The baby exerts its birth cry as it enters her phase of living life in the external world. She breathes in the air, the same breath that gave life force and energy to the dinosaurs many years ago. The same air that DaVinci breathed. The same air that has provided energy to move oceans and seeds.
The baby grows and lives her life, becomes an adult, and finally an elder. She then returns her material body to the Earth in the form of ashes or beneath the daisies. The body decays, or the ashes strewn into the ground or the water. This energy feeds the Earth or feeds the fish, depending, and provides continued, recycled life force, the same as always and in all ways.
Our energy as a collective consciousness is the vivacity given to us by Source, in which we are all one. We are all one energy. We are all affected by one another in every thought we make. Are you making the right decisions? How do your choices affect yourself? Others? Always keep these questions tucked in your back pocket and ponder them often.