Karlta Zarley - March 2018
Volume 15; Number 2
WHY IS ONENESS TAKING SO LONG??
As we move closer and closer to Oneness within our Spiritual lives and also as a society, we will see that the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic levels of our existence become more and more intertwined. They used to be all one single thing until we decided to explore Oneness from the perspective of various levels of separation. Now that we are moving back into the reality that all these apparently separate things are really aspects of one, whole, single thing, these needs become more intertwined. We start to experience that we can't really have spiritual oneness until we acknowledge the need for energetic oneness; we realize that we can't have physical oneness until we have emotional oneness, etc. Do you see how the need to take care of one's emotions: sadness, fear, anger, loneliness, hopelessness, disappointment, etc. becomes important to how well the physical body feels? With worry and stress come ulcers; with hopelessness and helplessness come depression; with hard-heartedness comes heart dis-ease.
Because of this, we can then understand that self-care is paramount in helping us move towards Oneness more efficiently and easily. Science now acknowledges that eating sugar and processed foods brings all manor of disease processes into the physical body. Ingesting chemicals and pesticides causes cancers. Eating GMO foods can bring on food allergies and digestive issues such as Leaky Gut Syndrome.
But this self-care needs to move beyond daily high-quality, clean food and water, exercise and plenty of rest and recreation. Too often, thinking that we are managing well with those things, we think we have it made, but don't see that there are other types of self-care that are every bit as important, if not more so, than those physical things. The need for introspection and contemplation; the need for ritual, symbology and mystery; the need for looking at emotional issues BEFORE they are “in your face” so that they may be resolved while they are relatively small and manageable; the need for some sort of creative endeavor whether that is in terms of work, creating beauty or play; and connection to others and Nature. All these things and more are necessary parts of self-care and need to be attended to consistently—if not on a daily basis, at least on a weekly basis.
But too often we try to avoid feeling “negative” feelings because it isn't pleasant, rather than just looking at them and dealing with them for once and for all. Too often we pretend to be someone we aren't, and don't want to look at how that makes us feel on the inside. Too often we only ask for assistance when we start to not feel very good (pain, fever, coughing, depressed) rather than take care of all these things all the time, whether we feel like we “need” it or not. In owning a car, you wouldn't only put gas in it and never clean it, take it in for regular service, have it insured or use it appropriately. There are many aspects to having “property” (even on a small scale such as clothes) that require comprehensive care: laundering and sewing up clothes; cleaning, repair, yard care and heating of homes...even the “property” of a job requires ongoing learning, showing up to work, doing your best and cooperating with others or you don't long have a job. Why do we not look at ourselves in the same way?
We urge you to get in the habit of AT LEAST weekly (but better daily) looking at your life in terms of what you can do to support yourself physically, emotionally, relationally, spiritually and energetically. Get regular energy and/or body work. Have a daily spiritual practice that speaks to your heart. Look at your issues and do your best to resolve them through forgiveness, communication and letting them go. Don't sabotage your efforts! Don't just pay lip service to what you think you “should” be doing. ALL OF THESE THINGS are necessary to moving into true Oneness.
When you do, you will find that everything goes much more smoothly and that you actually have plenty of time to do all this and still make something beautiful, relax and enjoy your relationships, continue to learn interesting things, and contribute to society in a meaningful way. And it is in that caring for society that then helps more and more of all of humankind to move towards Oneness as well.
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