Monday, 24 December 2018
Written by Mathew Naismith
Oneness simply means to be united as one, where all different motions of energy are seen as energy, no more, no less, even though there are infinite forms of energy in motion. Sounds strange doesn't it? Add to this that the more aware we become, the less of motion we become, it is then quite understandable why the ego at times is unable to even comprehend a state of oneness. This is strange to some one like me, even a true state of serenity can be incomprehensible to the ego.
Of course the more of oneness we become, the less of the ego we are expressive of. This doesn't mean that the ego becomes less worthy to the egoless self, it simply means that the ego isn't the be and end all, where the ego is the primary source of existence. In a state of oneness, there is no ultimate state, even a state of oneness isn't seen as an ultimate state. You can probably understand why I headed this post the serenity of oneness, where there is no ultimate state therefore there is no desire to be of some kind of ultimate state, just serenity or stillness/motionlessness. Yes, that's correct, the more of motionlessness we become, the more of the egoless self we become but the more we will go with the flow of what is, for only the ego desires not to be expressive of the ego, motion, time, separation.
Oneness, as of enlightenment, unconditional love, a pure state of awareness or being one with God, etc, can't be desired. It is a state that simply occurs through seeking but seeking without a desired outcome. You even come to a point in awareness where you no longer seek; this is often experienced as a state of serenity.
The ego may think that to be more aware, the more we are thinking therefore the more of motion we become, not less.
Awareness is not like knowledge, in that knowledge has to be sought out through a desire. Awareness simply occurs without effort, the only effort needed is by the ego to let go of desires therefore a perceived outcome. Sounds like a lot of effort but it's truly not, effort expended is simply a perception the ego has to become aware that we as a whole are not just of the ego. Of course you cannot be of oneness without the ego or egoless self, in other words desiring to be of one in the absence of the other. Oneness, the egoless self, desires not to be of one over and above the other for there is no other. All this means is that motion and motionless, ego and agelessness, time and timelessness, etc, is seen as one organism, even though each part of the organism is different to the other, it is still a depiction of a singular organism. Yes, everything is depicted as a singular organism, even, like cancer of the body, can work against the organism itself, for only the ego desires to separate itself from what is not desired. Yes, even while becoming aware, our egos will try to desire being just of the egoless self and not the ego, denouncing the ego as being negative or simply an illusion.
Indeed, a lot of people can experience serenity through a perception of God, for the perception of God gives the ego a depiction of oneness. Even to an ex-atheist and non-religious person, the perception of God has value. Make no mistake, just because certain religious groups and churches have abused religious ideologies for their own desires, doesn't mean that religion has no value. Like any ideology or ism, if used in harmony with energy as a whole, all that can come from this is serenity and a sense of oneness with all.
We don't only abuse religious ideologies either; we have abused science and philosophy and used them to fulfil our desires as well on a huge scale. Yes, even philosophical ideologies are being abused. I recently had an interaction with a person interested in philosophy. Philosophy to them was primarily about truth, of course with further studies, I showed this person that philosophy is simply about forever seeking truth, not of truth. Considering that philosophy is as quoted from a dictionary, "A belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school", you wonder where philosophy is primary about truth, full stop. Yes, we so often abuse energy like this to fulfil our desires, make no mistake, isms and ideologies are an energy form that we can either abuse or work in unison with.
If we worked in unison with energy, energy in motion or not, serenity would just occur without effort. Yes, even energy in motion can create a sense of serenity if this energy is not abused to simply appease the desires of the ego. What occurs, and quite naturally, the less we abuse energy as a whole, the more of oneness, or if you like, God, we become. Indeed, the more abusive a religious sect or church is, the less of God they become. The more we abuse energy, the less of oneness and the sense of serenity we become of.
My ego would like to see in the new year that we disdain from abusing energy, but my egoless self says, "What will be will be, just go with the flow of what is." I am both my ego and egoless self so I will go with the flow of what is, only if my ego is unable to influence our abuse of energy. I suppose like Confucius, I will try to influence energy to work in unison with itself instead of against itself till my days end. In the end though, what will be, will be..........
Have a blessed and blissful new year, I really hope all goes well for you on a global scale.