All are One. You have all heard this many, many times already, but as humans, as apparently separate unconnected individuals, it is very difficult for you to really comprehend this absolute Truth. In the illusion separation seems intensely real, especially if you become suddenly and unexpectedly parted from a loved one. Individuality is an intensely felt sensation when you dwell on it, and apart from moments when you are physically embracing someone you dearly love, you are very, very glad to be an individual, totally separate from those seemingly weird strangers among whom you wander as you go about your daily chores. Most of you would most definitely not want to actually be one with anybody else, even your most dearly beloved, because you value your own personal experiences so highly and fear that they would be gone if you lost your individuality. Plus of course, you would not wish to undergo any of the unpleasantness, pain or suffering that the other experienced.
But in Oneness there is only joy! Suffering and pain are of the illusion, and when it dissolves they will be gone, permanently. And deep within yourselves you all know this which is why, when you fall in love, you do want to merge with your beloved, even if only temporarily. You have faint memories of Oneness, of the joy and ecstasy of that state, and it is for that that you are looking when you are seeking out another to love and be loved by, or when you choose a celibate spiritual path seeking God directly, or even when you elect to follow a combination of the two.
You were not created to be alone, you were created One with your Source, God, and that is indeed an idyllic state in which to exist; and it is your natural state, the state that you so desperately seek but can never find as a human because the illusion blinds you to Reality, hides It from you. Humanity as a whole has finally realized this collectively, although by and large it has not seeped into the individual conscious awareness of most of you. And consequently many of you continue to seek and find alternatives which never bring lasting satisfaction or contentment, but often bring much pain and suffering.
You are now in the process of becoming aware of this wondrous truth, that you are indeed all One, and as this awareness grows so does the strength and intensity of the divine flame of Love burning eternally and inextinguishably within each one of you. From time to time you sense It and feel wonderful, but then the distractions of daily life in the illusion drag you back down, and you begin to doubt the accuracy of your senses, and dismiss them as fantasies, unreal dreams, when it is the illusion, the daily chores of existence as a human that are unreal.
When you feel uplifted, empowered, joyful for no apparent reason, then embrace that feeling, welcome it and allow your hearts to open even wider so that even more of it can pour in, because that is the Tsunami of Love about which so many are talking. When you focus on pain, suffering, sadness, and other similar feelings you effectively block the entrance to your hearts, shutting out Love. Instead, when you experience those kinds of feelings just accept them and then invite Love in to dissolve them. Love has infinite power and will dissolve anything that is not in alignment with It, and when It does all It is doing is blowing away the mist, the fog of which the illusion is constructed. The illusion truly is just smoke and mirrors. All you have to do is to allow Love in to blow it away.
The thought of Love frequently frightens many of you because, within the illusion, it has come to mean self-negating sacrifice of self on behalf of someone else and is often confused with altruism which means to care for others or another but not to the exclusion of self. Children are brought up to pay respect to their parents, their elders and “betters.” When they resist or complain it is common to lay a guilt trip upon them, or worse.
In their early formative years as human beings children need to behave self-centeredly so that they can learn independence, a required competence for survival in the illusion. As they mature and grow through their early teens, the loving, generous, and compassionate behaviors that their parents have, it is to be hoped, demonstrated most of the time while they were growing up will have been learnt quite effortlessly, and then the children will follow that example.
However, what often happens is that stressed out parents will have demonstrated manipulation, guilt, and conflict, and those lessons will have been well learned and then put into practice, whereupon parents exclaim “why on earth are the children behaving so badly, they’re impossible, and after all that we have done for them. How could they be so ungrateful!”
Do not forget that you are all mirrors to one another, in any situation or interaction – loving or hateful – you are meeting yourselves. That is hard for most of you to accept. Forgive yourselves, forgive others, and allow Love to take Its rightful place in your hearts where It will dissolve all that is unloving and shine forth brilliantly offering Itself, as you truly desire, to all with whom you interact in any way at all, no matter how briefly.
Once again it is important for me to stress to you the vital importance of taking time out daily, alone, and safe from interruption, so that you can access your intuition which is always calling to you gently, offering guidance and comfort. It is the Voice of your true Self, the Holy Spirit, or your favorite saint or angel, in fact anyone in the spiritual realms with whom you commune regularly.
You may even have no conscious idea of someone in the spiritual realms answering your calls for assistance – you may not even be aware that you make such calls – or calling to you or responding to you, nevertheless, when you receive an inspired insight, or when something important comes to mind that you had forgotten and could not afford to forget, that is guidance from your friends and loved ones in the spiritual realms. Remember to thank them!
But you can only access that intuition, that loving guidance when you temporarily quiet your chattering minds. Hence the need to take time out at least once every single day. And when you do you receive unlimited encouragement and assistance, all that you have to do is accept it, and enjoy the sense of peace that it brings you.
With so very much love, Saul.