ONENESS – TRUE SPIRITUAL LIFE
BY: MARY LOU HOULLIS
JULY 10, 2007
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” Soren Kierkeaard (1813-1855)
To live the abundant life promised, we must believe beyond a shadow of a doubt all God has is for Right Here, and Right Now! We must know it is within each at this moment, just waiting to be recognized and fully manifested!
We have been taught a belief system which sees a separation between ourselves and God. God has been perceived as “out there somewhere” and we have been trying to reach Him. Our lives have been an effort to reconnect to God and each other. We have believed ourselves separated from others by nationality, doctrine, race, color, and religion. This perception of separation is the cause of most disease, war, disaster, sorrow, and fear in our world. The solution to this perception is a revelation of our Oneness... Our Oneness with God, to each other, and all of creation.
The Greek word for One means, “united, alike, alone, altogether, only, first.” What revelation did Christ give in His last prayer and discourse with his disciples, before his crucifixion, about Oneness? Let’s go to John 17 and hear the words of Jesus Christ in Verse 11. “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are one.”
What a profound statement, “I am no more in the world…” He was standing right in front of them on this earth. If He wasn’t in the world, where was he? Can you see Christ was speaking in a spiritual language? He was telling them he had already overcome the belief system of this realm of time, space, and matter. He had ascended its boundaries into a higher consciousness and was sharing with them a great truth! It was a proclamation for us today. We do not have to go through death to ascend this world and its false belief systems. He was showing us the Nowness of Resurrection Life before he even tasted death! He then pointed to one of the greatest revelations we can have… Oneness. That they may awaken and know they are alike, united, alone (all-one) altogether, only, first (Genesis 1:1) as I am with God. The Bible clearly tells us the only alienation (separation) which ever occurred was in the mind of man. Here we see Jesus Christ come to awaken man out of the Adamic sleep of separation.
In Verse 21 he goes on with his prayer saying, “That they may be one “as” (in original Greek “as” means: just as, even as, in proportion as) thou Father, in me, and I in thee that they may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” This whole prayer is directed towards the revelation of our Oneness with the Father and with each other… “I in them and thou in me that they may be made perfect in one…” Verse 23 The perfection of humanity hinges on our comprehension and belief of Oneness!
God is infinite spiritual light energy and scripture says there is a light lighting every man which comes into the world. We are here to awaken to our true origin. It must become our truth that we all came forth from infinite light energy to be a light in a world of darkened perception. Walls of separation will come down as we begin to see all mankind through the illumination of this infinite light!
The scriptures clearly tell us that in the Kingdom there is no Greek or Jew, no male nor female. This means there is no separation. It reveals within all humanity the Kingdom is just waiting to be recognized, activated, and manifested!
Jesus told the Pharisees looking for a physical Kingdom; it would not come with observation. He had come to reveal a spiritual kingdom and said it could be found within them at that very moment! That must have blown their mind, as they had no idea what he was talking about! The idea of a spiritual kingdom was not in their realm of consciousness. Is it in yours? I hate to burst your bubble, but a physical kingdom is not in God’s realm of consciousness! God is spirit and those who worship him must do so in spirit and in truth! The only way to truly know God is to tap into the infinite spirit within!
Remember Paul said there were many were sick, weak, and still dying because they had not discerned the Lord’s body? He was talking about the discernment of knowing that the body of Christ is spirit and one with God. If and when we awaken to this truth, we could never be sick, weak, nor die! Having a full revelation of our Oneness will eradicate disease, war, poverty, fear and sorrow! The solution to all worldly perceptions is to know Oneness! One with God means we are as God is! One with our brothers means what effect them, also effect us! It means we are one and what happens to each expression of God impacts the whole!
Today science is hot on the trail of proving beyond a shadow of a doubt the great mystery Christ spoke of 2,000 years ago. You probably won’t hear about it on the front page of the paper or on the evening news, yet many people worldwide are awakening to it. The “new physics” is pointing to a conclusion that can no longer be denied… everything in our world is connected to everything else. It is shaking the very foundation of science as we have know it. It will also shake the very core of spirituality and hopefully open the minds of mankind to take another look at the words of Christ.
As we awaken to the truth of Oneness which lives inside of you, me, and all mankind walking the planet, we will realize we have a direct line to the same force that creates everything. This power lies dormant until we make a small shift in the way we see ourselves and the world. This shift in perception will enable us to tap into the most powerful force in the universe and to begin to see ourselves and our role in creation in a new way!
If the truth of Oneness is a hard concept for you to grasp, ask God to open your heavens. Ask the Holy Spirit to illuminate the words of Christ spoken in his last prayer. I have found when I ask for clarity and revelation, my heavens open and a brand new day dawns in my consciousness! When that day dawns you must be willing to make room in your beliefs for something which you may have never thought existed… the reality of the interconnectedness of all creation!
Be Blessed This Day With An Inner Awakening,
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