reply to post by wrdwzrd
Roughly two years ago I had an experience that will forever change my view on reality. "Oneness" played a huge part in this, amongst other things such
as "aliens", "the all seeing eye", and "visions". Since I have attempted to find a logical way to make sense of my experience.
I have come to the conclusion we are both "one" and individuals. It is a paradox the mind can not comprehend. From a higher perspective, yes we are
all connected and ultimately one. However from our limited perspective here, we are separate and that is the point of this density. From separation we
learn, we have experience.
I have never been a fan of religion. Although I do find a lot of truth in certain "religious" text, there is also a lot of misinterpretation going on.
I have always believed in a creator of sorts, but do not feel any one person or group has the answers.
I will not go into details, but during my experience I felt a complete connection to EVERYTHING around me. The barriers between me and the world
around me dropped all at once. Instant ego death. I have always been an empathetic and caring person. After this felt oneness it was empathy x100, for
instance I cried for 15 minutes when a friend told me they hit and killed a butterfly with their car! You could imagine what turning on the news did
to me in this state. I had never meditated prior to this experience, so I lacked the wisdom needed to hold it together. I ended up in a mental
hospital for a week and left with a diagnoses of schizophrenia and a handful of medications.
I believe for whatever reason we have forgotten are connection to other self's. When you see yourself in another person, it can be a beautiful thing.
You feel an intense connection to all walks of life no matter color, race religion, etc. Your natural reaction becomes one filled with love and
compassion. You want to help these "others" in anyway you can, you become more open, more loving. That is the benefit I see most from this oneness
I believe we all have different things we are here to learn, we are evolving on an individual level, and as one. I see us as an intelligence that has
become self aware.The logical thing to do would be to split yourself up into many different forms to experience yourself on every level possible to
learn about creation. That way you would get the most bang for you buck so to speak. In a way computers do this today to obtain information.
If what I have come to know as "self" lived your life experiences and hardships, would "I" not be "you"? What distinguishes the difference? Yes, I may
have made different choices leading to different experiences but ultimately all I am (you are) is awareness.
What do I know though? I could very well be schizophrenic, so take my words with a grain of salt!
edit on 13-10-2012 by Button because: spelling