What does it mean to "connected to the oneness?" What is a oneness? What is the new age lingo that everyone appears to be bandying about so loosely? Did anyone truly know?
As always, through a series of seemingly disconnected events, I had a coming together of disparate thougths to provide me a new found level of depth and understanding of this thing called the oneness. Through the work in the boutique and with the healing done on myself and others, it is clear that everyone is an empath. This characteristic is not limited to a select few. Every life form who has ever been, is now or will ever be on this planet is empathic be it human, animal, plant...you name it. If you don't believe me, put yourself into a crappy mood and see what kind of people and wildlife you attract (or don't) to yourself. Now, put yourself in a happy mood and do the same experiment. It will indeed be eye opening.
Another name for this little experiment is called the Law of Attraction. Sound familiar? Whatever energy or thoughts you put out, is what the universe is going to give back to you. It's that simple. You don't have to do anything magical other than to send out the type of energy you want back into your life.
A few years ago, when I first learned about empaths, I held a drumming circle with some friends. One person around the circle mentioned they had a sore back. The person to the left also mentioned having a sore back and when polled, another third of the people in the room were experiencing sore backs and all in the same spot! Wow! Amazing example of how empaths are affected by those around them.
When I was reading books, I had read the connection to the oneness is done through the crown chakra. I was also told the same so I worked on expanding the crown chakra to ensure I was connected to the oneness but it didn't seem to ring true. I could not keep the crown chakra connected...essentially, it did not feel natural to me.
Emotional overload and imbalance, empaths, oneness, greater good, the collective, higher vibration, grounding, what did this all mean? How are they all related to each other and then it dawned on me: the connection to the collective, the oneness is not through the crown chakra, it is through our empathy. It is through our empathic connection to each other. If one hurts, many hurt. If one is happy, many are happy. I totally get it now.
Some of you reading this may have already gotten to this realization and I appreciate your patience with me as I finally got there too! I do not have to connect to the oneness through the crown chakra or sit in a lotus position, meditate and chant while burning incense...all I have to do is be alive! Be alive in this great big beautiful world. There is nothing wrong in this world other than the utter chaos and confusion caused by the beings called humans who strive for something that they know not what only to find out at the end of their lives that the striving was all for nothing and the truth to life is to experience all the world and universe provides in all its glory. That is it! The answer to the universe is not 42, it is to live, to breathe! (To find out about 42, read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) To experience life as you see fit knowing that the energy you put into your life and the universe is what life and the universe will give back to you and to those around you.
Be aware of who you are. Be aware that what you exude to the universe affects those around you. There is much truth in the statement "Be As a Child" for children bring the sense of wonder and joy into life and if you experience the sense of wonder and joy, are not others going to experience that as well because we are all empaths and connected to each other? The connection is natural and very real. It is who we are, there is no escaping it or even turning it off and truly, if you could, would you really turn it off? Sure, there are times you would love to not feel anything be it bad, good or otherwise but for the most part, is it not a great time to be alive!?
I will leave you with one final thought. When I was young, I wanted to change the world. I wanted to make my mark and help people. I wanted to be a great leader and travel the world speaking to people, making them realize how fabulous I know they are if only they would realize it. My life is not turning out the way I thought it would and I am glad because now, I can affect people without them even knowing I exist. I can affect them by sending out love and peace by simply thinking it. By simply living it. By simply being it. In a very deep and profound way, I am changing the world one soul at a time. There is power in one. How are you changing and affecting the world?