“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
Yesterday in the United States was a national holiday, Independence Day. It’s actually a good time to reflect on the principle of interdependence. We each have our own unique individuality, and at the same time we are part of a web of being that stretches from our hearts to the farthest reaches of the universe.
We find this truth in spiritual traditions, in every indigenous culture, in the explorations of modern physics, and in the heart. To remember this truth brings inner peace and a different perspective on our daily life.
The following brief readings give you words to reflect on, to absorb into yourself, to help awaken the memory of connection, belonging, and wholeness.
All the principles and practices of SourcePoint are founded on this truth.
For your conceptual mind, from Lynne McTaggart, The Bond: Connecting through the Space Between Us:
“The latest evidence from quantum physics offers the extraordinary possibility that all of life exists in a dynamic relationship of co-operation. Quantum physicists now recognize that the universe is not a collection of separate things jostling around in empty space. All matter exists in a vast quantum web of connection, and a living thing at its most elemental is an energy system involved in a constant transfer of information with its environment… Frontier biologists, psychologists and sociologists have all found evidence that individuals are far less individual than we thought they were. Between the smallest particles of our being, between ourselves and all of the people with whom we are in contact, between every member of every societal cluster, there is a Bond – a connection so integral and profound that there is no longer a clear demarcation between the end of one thing, and the beginning of another. The world essentially operates, not through the activity of individual things, but in the connection between them — in a sense, in the space between things.”
For your heart, from Ervin Laszlo, in the introduction to Science and the Akashic Field:
sail with me on a quiet pond.
The shores are shrouded,
the surface smooth.
We are vessels on the pond
and we are one with the pond.
A fine wake spreads out behind us,
traveling through misty waters.
Its subtle waves register our passage.
Your wake and mine coalesce,
they form a pattern that mirrors
your movement as well as mine.
As other vessels, who are also us,
sail the pond that is us as well,
their waves intersect with both of ours.
The pond’s surface comes alive
with wave upon wave, ripple upon ripple.
They are the memory of our movement;
the traces of our being.
The waters whisper from you to me and from me to you,
and from both of us to all others who sail the pond.
Our separateness is an illusion;
we are interconnected parts of the whole –
we are a pond with movement and memory.
Our reality is larger than you and me,
and all the vessels that sail the waters,
and all the waters on which they sail.
In teaching SourcePoint Therapy® we say to people, over and over: the true practice of energy medicine requires a radical re-definition of self.
It’s virtually impossible to go deep into working with energy and maintain your illusion of a separate self.
Which brings us naturally to the question of boundaries 🙂 A subject for the next post.
©Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei 2013