It takes a lot of energy to hold ourselves aloof. It is not our real nature. Our unity is obvious, but many fear it nonetheless. The very air we breathe has passed through 1,000 sets of lungs before it comes our way.
Cynthia Davidson, excerpt from Sacred Oneness card
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This is my favorite Law. There are more quotations about it in my collection than any other one on the Wheel. As you spend the next ten days studying it and experiencing its wisdom, remember that Scared Oneness appears in many guises, especially in our era of globalization.
Scared Oneness reminds us there is no separation, except in our mental and cultural conditioning. Despite all human attempts to separate ourselves physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually, we are all parts of one Great Whole, on this beautiful blue and green planet within the Universe at large.
Sacred Oneness starts with the Integrity of Self, and the acceptance of each others sacredness, according to the Law of Right Relationship. Sacred Oneness encourages our personal efforts to integrate, and make congruent our thoughts, feelings, bodies and spirits with the Law of Ultimate Reality. The additional integration work, in our communities and the world at large, is only possible with the energies of this Law.
As you bring up this Law, in conversation with friends and family members during the next ten days, find out what they believe about this ideal of Sacred Oneness. What prevents us from truly living by this Law? Why are we so distracted by our differences? How do we build common ground with each other instead of making war?
Here follow some words of wisdom others have gathered about this Law.
I pledge allegiance to the Earth
and to the planet for which it stands
one world, under law, indivisible, with liberty
and justice for all.
Attributed to Martin Hayes
The hero is the man or woman who has been able to battle past his personal and local historical limitations…the hero as eternal man – universal man – has been reborn.
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
There is not much difference between identifying oneself with the Universe and identifying the Universe with oneself.
T.S. Eliot British poet
I am a citizen, not of
Athens or Greece,
but of the world.
I am part of all that I have met.
Lord Alfred Tennyson
Man had to free himself from earth to perceive both its diminutive place in a solar system and its inestimable value as a life -fostering planet. As earthmen, we may have taken another step into adulthood. We can see our planet earth with detachment, with tenderness, with some shame and pity, but at last also with love.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 'Earth Shine,' 1969
The heart in pursuit of oneness will find the most inexplicable beauty....
Human evolution – even human existence – depends upon this expanded vision of humanity as One. Just as our different organs cooperate for the good of the entire body, our world is on the cusp of a shift from competitive self-interest to open-hearted cooperation in the interest of the Whole Body of Humanity.
From Dan Millman in his book Laws of the Spirit
To discover joy is to return to a state of oneness with the universe.
Self-actualizing people have a deep feeling of identification, sympathy, and affection for human beings in general. They feel kinship and connection, as if all people were members of a single family.
What is needed is to learn afresh, to observe, and to discover for ourselves, the meaning of wholeness.
David Bohm in his book Wholeness and the Implicate Order
When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
one must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do effects everything in the universe.
If you do it that way - that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind
as One - whatever you ask for,
that's the Way It's Going To Be.
passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman
Value life in whatever house it dwells. For when it comes time that we are all stripped to bare bones before the divine and facing eternity, we will understand that the only law we were meant to follow, was to love ourselves and each other. Nothing more...nothing less.
Carla Jo Masterson
In ten days, we'll take up the Law of Great Mystery, the final one on the Wisdom Wheel. Till then, enjoy the thoughts, feelings & dreams of Sacred Oneness.