Turning Part and Whole Upside Down
A pointed message to me.
John: It’s a foggy rainy morning, dark outside even after sunrise, and it’s a beautiful day for sitting in my favorite chair by the fire. It’s my place to connect to the rest of me, to raise my consciousness, to expand my awareness, to gain wisdom through guidance and teaching and to open my mind.
It is so very easy to say that we are all one, so very hard to substantiate it with our five senses.
My Joint Mind: In fact, the five senses are designed to do the opposite: make you feel separate and distinct, reinforce you as captain at the helm. You KNOW (reinforcing what our physical senses tell us) that the others around you are separate from you. Yet, if there is any one principle that all the gurus seem to agree on, it’s the oneness that we strive for and will ultimately achieve.
But we already are one, and it’s our awareness that’s blocking us from experiencing and knowing it. All the connections are there, but they are invisible to most experiencing physical reality.
John: Why is separation so necessary before we can become aware that we are not separated?
My Joint Mind: A related question that you could ask is why does the world that surrounds you appear to you to separate you from other people, from other objects, from nature itself? Why is that illusion, if it is an illusion, important?
The answer is that you need to get caught up in the world, the objective world, so that it’s difficult to see it any other way. It is by design. It’s done for you to form you. Every day, your ego (that part of you that collects your five senses, and makes sense of them) senses there’s activity out there, things to do, things to think about, reactions to be made. Every moment that you are dragged through is another moment of decision for you (that apparent physical being) to make; forming your own mind.
The reality is that you are more like a committee than an individual, and we want your committee to function together, to become one in itself, because your committee before your life was not an entity as such. You are a new conglomeration and you need to become one (as in “exist”). So some pieces, or points of consciousness that are already connected to all other points of consciousness, get bound together in you.
What existed before was the All, the connections within All; what didn’t exist was you. You see? It’s just backward from what you perceive.
Your perceive yourself as separate and you think you have to evolve to be one (gain unity with everything). What is actually occurring is that you already are completely connected and part of everything, and you are forming yourself. At your physical birth, you already were everything (else). What you were not is yourself!
So you go through your physical life and you see actions of others, you see choices other people make to do harm to other people, and you can’t help but think, if everyone just believed and understood our oneness, none of this despair would exist. We would have total compassion and caring. That oneness exists, it exists now (in the non-3D), and your constituents (strands) are part of it. But you, as you are constructed, can’t be part of it until you exist as a reality instead of just a possibility.
Now, you want to know if you could form yourself while at the same time be totally aware of your connections and oneness with everything else. Certainly some people have had unity-like experiences. They’ve opened their receptors to the idea, and have had affirming events of oneness. (I’ve had some myself.) But they are not living it every moment of every day as they will after they drop the body. You couldn’t live it every moment of every day if you didn’t exist. And you will live that oneness from your perspective, which will be different from all other perspectives, after you finalize it and drop the body.
The forming process, the free will choices you make moment to moment is the set up in the physical world. It’s why your five senses are constructed the way they are. It’s why you have the separateness. We want your—separate from everything else—perspective. We want you to be unique. The wholeness you seek is what you already are; it’s your uniqueness that you’re making!
Meanwhile, you have quite a lively place there as each of you, all forming yourselves as we’ve constructed, bump into each other, interact, agree, disagree, love each other, hate each other, become friends or foes. All seemingly external, objective to you, like the dodgem cars at the carnival. But remember all those dodgem cars were connected back into a common electrical grid, humming away in the background. The “seemingly” outside world, which is really formed from the inside out, is not accidental, and you’re walking through it to form yourself.
You might think that all those disparate views you see from others “separate” from you are so different than your views. But what if they are your views? Meaning, what if they are some of your parts you don’t see, mirroring back to you their perspective? What if that “knucklehead” other person who’s saying something off the wall, is actually one of your internal constituents (strands) that you haven’t been listening to?
John: Hmmm. (All of a sudden, what Seth has said about the external being a reflection of the internal, and what Rita has said, hit me.) Rita said that her strands were more “independent” after she dropped that body. Those that weren’t “heard” in physical life were now speaking up (so to speak!).
My Joint Mind: Given the internet, you can be aware of almost everything that’s happening anywhere in the world at anytime. Everything happening everywhere doesn’t all affect you. But what does affect you, you should pay attention to because it is not accidental. What if it is a mirror of your “strands” that are trying to get your attention to their perspective? They are you also.
So now what do you do? One (or more) of your strands, that we put there on purpose has a point of view, and other strands that are part of you have a different point of view. You can move toward or away from reconciliation with your attitude, with your choice of how to be. You can move toward love or away from it. You have polarities within you: that’s what it means to be compound. You can move toward or away from balance.
What if (a person, very close to me), who often expresses strong judgement and hatred, is showing you a part of yourself that you’ve subdued. Do you think that viewpoint is going to go away? Can you accept it with love and respect, but at the same time choose to not advance it? Can you accept and love this part of you as much as the rest? Can you accept and love and still choose to not be that way in your uniqueness? Can you eventually come to grips with that fact that you are that also? Can you hold your unique perspective and accept your wholeness? When you can stand your ground with your perspective, but simultaneously accept and love the rest of you (which is everything), you will know what it means to be part and whole; you will then BE part and whole.