Whaa-a-a-at if……… you were approaching the Earth from space and had never seen it before?
In Douglas Adams’ great book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” Ford Prefect was saved by Arthur Dent as he was standing in the road with his hand outstretched, apparently trying to shake hands with a car, and was almost run over. When asked, Ford said “I thought cars were the dominant life-form, I was trying to say ‘Hi.’”
So if you took a look, from far away……..you may see a lush, vibrant green and brown and blue world, with a lot of metal and concrete parts, which you may not know the nature of, but could easily observe.
Or so you might prezooooom………..
You may not jump to the conclusion, based on mere observation, that there were animals, bipedal life-forms, who think they are the most important thing not only on the planet, but in the entire Universe. You would observe them constantly fighting and killing each other in ever-more interesting ways, and also stealing from each other, ignoring each other, starving each other, and otherwise being quite unCivilized.
Meanwhile, the rest of the mobile life-forms, while occasionally eating each other, were pretty much peaceful and living lives that seemed, well, benign in comparison. It would be no surprise if you concluded that the bi-pedal life-forms were some sort of pernicious infection on the planet, and should be avoided at all cost.
Now, what if you had time-vision? What if you could see history as a sort of montage of evolving imagery which began when the planet began? You may observe that the planet came from a rather action-packed beginning, in the form of spectacular fireworks, that, what, with the fireballs, comets, asteroids and popsicles slamming into the neighborhood every day at seven-fifteen. At some point in the distant past, you would find that a kind of strange organic matter seemed to spring up on it and then to actually move around on its own. This would be life, but you would be likely to have a different term for it, which would naturally translate as “Life.”
Now “life” would seem to arise and spread all around the planet, and, while taking many forms, would all come from one place, and be really one thing in different forms. It would be obvious, what with the time-vision and all.
On the other hand, you may be the type, and, these beings do exist, (according to Google, which has become the dominant life-form in the galaxy,) who have become, well, preferential, to certain life-forms over other, equally-deserving lifeforms, and without further consideration, have decided that THIS life-form, as-opposed-to-THAT Life-form, deserves, Nay, Demands, that IT, ANDONLYIT,,,,ISTHENUMBERONEABSOLUTEBESTLIFEFORMINTHEGALAXY,,,,,,WAIT,,,,,,,,UNIVERSE,,,,,,WAIT,,,,,,,,,IN FACT…. ALL UNIVERSES….AND DESERVES….TO ….DECIDE…..WHAT…ALL…OF…IT….IS….WORTH!!!!!
Pretty arrogant, yes?
Now, what is strange is that you could be from a very scientific planet, and view the arising of life on this other little green and blue out-of-the-way rock as a purely chemical accident, or as a seed from elsewhere, but you would have to agree that once it started, it all branched from one source.
On the other hand, you may have come from a deeply religious place, and believe that the Universe was created a few thousand years ago by a God-type figure. And you would also have to agree it came from one source.
At some point in your own Awakening Journey, you may have had a glimpse or deep feeling of this Oneness. Perhaps you had it on a mountaintop, or on a hallucinogen, or on a retreat after a deep meditation or release. There are many ways to have this feeling, but the strange part is that the feeling is discovered, not created.
Of course, for most who find themselves in this kind of a place, their life will usually shift; toward service, love and unity. Those who don’t, continue on the path of separation, indifference and consuming.
Either way, if you take a moment to think about it, we really are all related, and it can be both scientifically and religiously proven.
Take your pick.
Brothers and Sisters, one and all, from the one to the many celled.
(Now that we have proven we are really all one, anybody got an excuse for all the treatment we share with the other parts of our body?)