How Do We Live In Oneness?

The First of the Twelve Universal Laws is the Law of Oneness.

It reflects that everything is connected to everything else. In essence, we are all bits of energy that join together to create one energetic stream. Much like those amazing mosaics we see, we are each our own unique image joining together to create one beautiful masterpiece.

But, understanding this in theory does not easily allow us to understand how to execute it in practice. We, as human beings, have a basic understanding for how to live within our individual image – but how do we begin to expand beyond this and join our image to the masterpiece? How to we begin to see beyond our own reality and realize the Oneness?

One way is to begin to release the way we perceive our role. We, as a culture, are incredibly adept at understanding our role within our own picture. In our day-to-day lives we are relatively clear about the flow and, at some level, how that flow interacts with the images (people/experiences) that are directly around us.

For example, we know that our average day consists of meditation, holding sessions, writing, creating and implementing action steps, maintaining the sanctuary and a moderate amount of other activities. We touch other images (people/experiences) around our personal, unique images through many of these activities, creating a ripple effect to the images that surround them.

However, in Oneness, there is an entire masterpiece at play. We aren’t simply seeking to understand how our actions impact those images around us and so on. Instead, we become consciously aware that any actions that effect our image and those around us alter the entire picture.

In Oneness, we not only take time to view the beauty in each individual image, we deliberately and lovingly take moments to pull ourselves out of these images to see the masterpiece at play to observe how our choices, our moments, our energy is contributing to the greater whole.

Today, take a moment to view the masterpiece. Are the choices you are making and the moments you are contributing creating the lasting image you desire?

Yours in love,

Amber & Austin

You Are NOT Your Past

 

In this world that surrounds us, we often find ourselves reflecting back in time. From #tbt on social media to gathering with friends to relive stories of times gone by – our lives appear to be tied to experiences of our past.

But, what if this seemingly simple action is causing more complexity in our lives than we understand? What if those experiences were meant to be single moments in time, appreciated for exactly what they were, and allowed to be left behind us?

Many of us give permission for our past and the experiences it contained to define our current self. We create labels for ourselves based on these encounters and begin to wear them throughout life, piling them on as we go. We sit with friends and share our justification for our self-created labels, as if each one is a badge of honor or dishonor in some way. This isn’t good or bad, but the question is – how does this serve us in our current moment?

When we allow ourselves to let go of past experiences and the labels we have created with them, an entirely new pattern has an opportunity to emerge. We free ourselves to choose who we desire to be in the present moment. Experiences begin to shift based on our current actions. What is reflected to us is no longer what we were, but what we are.

>>> We are NOT our past – we are whatever we choose to be in the current moment and every moment moving forward <<< 

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.  ~Buddha

How Can I BE Love?

 

 

We may have been asked this question many times. “Be Love,” sounds nice, but it may also seem intangible. “How can someone be an emotion?”

 This is where each of us have the opportunity to expand our perspective of love

When we place love in a single category, such as an emotion, we are limiting its possibilities. Love is an energy. That energy can invoke an emotional reaction, a feeling, a bond and many other sensations we have come to understand. But, that energy also has the potential to be the very fiber of who we are.

Consider this: when we are connecting to a new skill, such as playing the piano, we consciously choose to practice that skill. It takes dedication, focus, awareness and a desire to be a pianist. We don’t go from playing chopsticks to Mozart in a week. But, as we allow ourselves to expand in our awareness of the piano and the music it generates, we are creating beautiful melodies in no time. The music becomes part of our very soul.

And, so it is with love. When we consciously choose to be love in every moment – to practice it fully by asking ourselves, “what am I doing to express love right now?” – we begin to find our own connection to it. What starts as focused practice, becomes part of who we are.

Love flows through each us in different ways. You might be love by being present and listening to a friend in need of support. Or maybe it’s by placing love energy into the food you cook. It may be a smile and eye contact to a complete stranger at the grocery store. There are countless ways to be love and allow the energy of love to flow through you. But one thing is certain, when you align yourself to this infinite and amazing energy, you feel love in every moment as a result.

Love is something we are, not something we posses. It is an energy we share, not something we control. Love is infinite possibility raised up from the light of the universe. How will you choose to be the infinite possibility love?