Buddhist writings refer often to duality, which is the ordinary comprehension of the world having an us and a them, of people as separate from one another. Since we are actually all part of the same great web of consciousness, duality is not real (although in some other post I’ll explore the need to have it in order to negotiate the physical plane). Any thought you hold that there is such a thing as an “other” is an illusion.
As I mentioned in the Energy post, I’ve found over the years that it’s easy for me to spout those words but, not having achieved enlightenment, understanding what they really mean is much harder. I’m sure my comprehension will deepen as I progress but I’ve come to a place of at least getting what a big deal it is to realize that when I say we’re one it really means that I am you and you are me. That I am Adolf Hitler and he was me. I am a child molester and a child molester is me. I am a supermodel and a supermodel is me.
Hew Len’s ho oponopono work has been really helpful to me here. Everything I see in someone else is also within me. Anything that seems ill or wrong or criminal in someone else is also within me. I can say Mornah’s Prayer for every aspect of me that I see in others and heal. As mentioned in a previous post, Hew Len found that when he healed aspects of mental illness and criminal behavior in himself it also healed those whose aspects he found in himself–because they are one.
The idea extends beyond people to all thoughts that one thing is better than another or worse than another or different from another or that you like or dislike one thing versus another thing. The thought that there are two different things is duality thinking. Illusion. Again, Mornah’s Prayer for healing and forgiveness of your belief in otherness.
One prayer at a time I move from the illusion of otherness to understanding oneness.
This is my entry for Jenny Matlock’s AlphabeThursday.