What is Oneness with God? Is it a static state of being or is it an ongoing journey? Do we become One with God or does the veil of dualistic illusion recede through our desire for Oneness to an awareness that we are already One with God? Whichever way you decide to perceive it the fact remains that we are inextricably connected to this omniverse.
Every moment we exchange energy and matter with our environments and we project our thoughts from our minds into our words, actions and behaviors. The environment then feeds back our physical statements with consequences that reflectour statements and behaviors.
Some call this ‘karma’ based on the ‘dharma’ of the individual. If this is true, then thinking, speaking, acting and behaving are all manifestors of our individual intent. Are we expressing ourselves into our environments to affect beneficial change toward social equality and justice or are we simply doing what favors us the most?
We are individualized expressions of the Infinite Spirit and we are One with the Spirit of God every moment of our lives. It is our ego’s self-survival mechanism (‘free will’) that has the choice to relent to mediocrity or actualize our individual purpose by allowing the awareness of Oneness with the Divine.
If we forever listen to the observations, conclusions and opinions of others’ perspectives andassimilate them into our lives we are taking the circuitous route to Oneness with God.
Pray each and every day to be guided to what you need to do to grow and expand in Divine order. Trust God completely to fulfill what is best for you at this point in time. Don’t try to force yourself to make it happen. Allow the Divine to fulfill the how while you practice the what.
Make the time everyday to still your mind, reduce the external chaos and focus on the Spirit of God within you. Your awareness of Oneness will blossom and the peace in your soul will guide your thoughts, words, steps and expressions.
Go out into your community and help others to realize their goals and ambitions. Show them that you are there to support their efforts and help them fulfill their needs. Be that which lifts up instead of that which puts down.
Be the boss of your ego and choose to remove the veil. The beauty of your purpose will be manifested. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)