October 24, 2011 marks the second annual Global Oneness Day to celebrate the oneness of all life. Its purpose is to awaken oneness and celebrate our inner connection and outward diversity. While I believe more and more people are truly grasping the depth of our connectedness, I know that others can only give lip service to the concept. So, in honor of Global Oneness Day, I wanted to give a perspective on why it is important; why oneness matters.
In truth, it is actually the only thing that matters and I believe it is God’s will for us to discover and honor that we are all connected; we are one. Every living being shares the same light; some of us can see it, others can feel it and many do not detect it at all. This light that we share is from God, our Creator, the Universe; whatever your belief it comes from the Source of all life. It is our very essence and soul and each and every living being shares a part of it which is, in essence, what forms our connection.
This connection is never broken. We cannot destroy it with war, political parties, religious beliefs, sports teams, nations, racism or any other means that separate us from each other. To embrace our connection, you first have to embrace yourself. If you do not truly love and cherish your own being, then your connection to others probably will not be a concern. The oneness starts with you.
Everything thing you say and do does not only affect others in your life, it mostly affects you. This is not only because of the law of attraction; it is because we are all connected. When you hurt another, you hurt yourself; when you help another, you help yourself. And from there it grows and grows.
When a nation wages war, it harms its own citizens. When a nation engages in humanitarianism, it helps its own people. Boundaries and borders are of no consequence to our light connection, it exists with or without them. The only thing that separates us from each other is the human ego and all of its creations.
Instead of a history filled with cooperation, we have created one filled with separation. The result is always the same; we constantly cause our own demise. We cannot ever be divided because we are one, we cannot ever be disconnected because we are one. Every single act toward another living being is an act unto yourself. Every single interaction with another living being is an interaction with yourself.
That is why self-love is vital; if you cannot love yourself you cannot truly love another, but if you do love another you can love yourself. Oneness matters because you matter. Never again think that your treatment of other people will not have a profound and direct affect on you; good or bad.
Often people believe they cannot make a difference because they cannot directly affect all of the ills in the world. In actuality, what you do and say every single day affects everything and everyone. You are the world and the world is you. Jump in, celebrate our oneness and rejoice in our uniqueness for it is all a reflection of the light. Why does oness matter? Oneness matters because you matter!