posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 09:48 AM
We are all one
Yeah, we're all one. Everything is everything. There is much wisdom to be learned by investigating unity. Our innermost self is consciousness,
which is unity. Our outermost self is an expression of consciousness which is unity.
service to self vs. service to others (law of one)
If all is one, then serving self and serving others are the same thing.
Existence of higher self (good self) and lower self (bad self);
My higher self would be my future self, and my lower self would be my past self, as all is one big progression. But putting the labels, "good and
bad" on them is erroneous as good and bad are always subjective and there is no absolute definition for what is good and what is bad.
Ego as the bad guy
As I said, good and bad are relative and have no real meaning. The ego is not "bad". The ego is our survival mechanism. Sometimes, it keeps us
from seeing truth, but this isn't bad either. Its okay to be oblivious to truth. You have to not know before you can know. It's all part of
Denying of the self as the way to happiness
Denial is always fear. All is one, so to deny the self is to deny others. Nothing that exists should be denied, but accepted instead. Acceptance is
the key to truth which is unity.
Ascension, to me, means gaining a higher awareness of truth. Truth is non-dual, impartial, pure existence. To gain a higher awareness of that is to
become more alive. To me, ascension is not something that is coming, but a deeper discovery of that which already is.
wanting causes suffering
In wanting something else, you are expressing your dissatisfaction with what you already have. I can assure you, what you already have is enough. So
instead of desiring, accept instead. Acceptance is key. Desire doesn't cause suffering, desire is the suffering. Desiring food is the
acknowledgement and the feeling of being hungry. So this doesn't mean suffering is bad, as I said, there is no bad. Everything that exists serves
some appropriate purpose. Hell, were it not for desire, we wouldn't make babies.
My interpretations of these ideas that you have asked us to interpret should not be put under a label such as "New Age". These ideas aren't really
new at all. Ideas, such as unity and acceptance, play a fundamental role in the nature of our existence and have been around for as long as we have