Welcome home. You have been sleeping and now you have awoken, yet your mind might still feel heavy as it clears away the final clutter of dreams that you've been dreaming. Some dreams pull us in, full of magnetic promise. Sometimes we choose to fall back asleep so that we may rearrange the dream. We might replay a scene over and over until we win. Or perhaps the dream was just so juicy that we'd like to marinate inside of it forever. And that's okay. The choice is always ours and the true nature of our Infinite Self can never be wasted or thrown away.
It's easy and tempting to fall for the illusions created by our minds. Because to our mind, the illusion seems, feels and looks very real and it enjoys the thrill, the uncertainty, and the heightened emotions that come from experience. And that's okay. No matter how long we sleep we are always able to wake up when we are willing and able.
Many of us may spend lifetimes dreaming within the dream. We believe that we are victims who have no choice other than endure the injustices that we've been dealt either by others or by ourselves. Or we might be intoxicated by the many gifts and joyous experiences in our lives. Yet, no matter the contents of our dreams the resounding truth of Oneness continues to imbue every aspect of our existence.
This oneness permeates everything in all realities and dimensions. It is the underlying Truth beyond all theories, beliefs and constructions. This truth is not encoded into words. It resides in and makes up the very essence of who we are. It is The I that I AM. Formless Beingness, consciousness, awareness.
Take a look at the following extracts from Neville Goddard's Freedom for All:
"You and God are one and undivided! Man, the world and all within it are conditioned states of the unconditioned one, God."
Whatever words you choose to call yourself, the universe, God, the creator, all that exists, is part of the same ocean. The ocean is One, and everything within and around it is It.
"You are this one; you are God conditioned as man."
You are now aware as an entity separate from All that Is. You-the greater You/your Godself-have created an identity that you know as yourself/the little you/the human.
"All that you believe God to be, you are; but you will never know this to be true until you stop claiming it of another and recognize this seeming other to be yourself."
As long as you continue to cling to an identity that you are separate you consciously limit what is possible for you because you accept the rules that you encoded into this reality for the benefit of your awakening process. In this state you don't recognize your oneness with all that is-God/the creator/the universe …
"God and man, spirit and matter, the formless and the formed, the creator and the creation, the cause and the effect, your Father and you are one. This one, in whom all conditioned states live and move and have their being, is your I AM, your unconditioned consciousness. Unconditioned consciousness is God, the one and only reality."
Your unconditioned consciousness is your True Self. Your nature beyond the walls of your personality and mind. Your True Self is connected to everything because the atoms of everything are the very atoms of who you are. Your personality and the conditioned self can be likened to a water drop who sees itself as separate from the ocean. Your True Self is the ocean that is God/the Universe/everything.
"By unconditioned consciousness is meant a sense of awareness; a sense of knowing that I AM apart from knowing who I AM; the consciousness of being, divorced from that which I am conscious of being. I AM aware of being man, but I need not be man to be aware of being. Before I became aware of being someone, I, unconditioned awareness, was aware of being, and this awareness does not depend upon being someone. I AM self-existent, unconditioned consciousness; I became aware of being someone; and I shall become aware of being someone other than this that I am now aware of being; but I AM eternally aware of being whether I AM unconditioned formlessness or I AM conditioned form. As the conditioned state, I (man), might forget who I am, or where I am, but I cannot forget that I AM. This knowing that I AM, this awareness of being, is the only reality. This unconditioned consciousness, the I AM, is that knowing reality in whom all conditioned states . . conceptions of myself . . begin and end, but which ever remains the unknown knowing being when all the known ceases to be."
Do not renounce your personality or your perception of yourself. The little human you was created in order to awaken within the constructs of the limited personality in order to Embody wholeness within the human form. This is the time to awaken and embody the fullness of who you are-God.
"All that I have ever believed myself to be, all that I now believe myself to be, and all that I shall ever believe myself to be, are but attempts to know myself . . the unknown, undefined reality. This unknown knowing one, or unconditioned consciousness, is my true being, the one and only reality. I AM the unconditioned reality conditioned as that which I believe myself to be."
You are the unconditioned reality. Yet you have conditioned yourself to be what you believe yourself to be, and the game was to re-awaken to the wholeness of you are from the perspective of a being who believes itself to be limited and separate from God/the Universe/Itself.
Because you are unconditioned reality, because you are God you can create everything. Yet you are always conditioning yourself to what you believe yourself to be and what you believe to be possible for yourself so you must learn to expand upon what you believe to be possible for you, and for the world.
This means that first you must trust. You trust because you know that you are safe. You are safe because the essence of who you are is the essence of life-the Truth that gives life to everything.
You must accept that you are safe because it is within the softening of your mind that the pre-conditioned program is interrupted, and You are given the chance to shine.
We cannot bypass our fears to arrive at safety. We can transcend or transmute. Often we must feel our fears fully and acknowledge the game and the effects that it has had on us. This doesn't mean we are buying into the illusion, it means that we respect the experience that we have had in the illusion and the effect it has had on us. It is just as real as it is unreal.
To understand Oneness is to understand the deeper meaning of 'Everyone is you pushed out.' You are not alone in the universe. You are constantly meeting and interacting with the Greater Being that is you. Your reflection meets you through millions of eyes. You speak to yourself in countless voices. And each reflection of you is worthy recognition, though perhaps it does not deserve to steal the show.
To understand the true meaning of Oneness is to understand that there is no opposition, for all opposition in your life is a reflection of your resistance and hesitance towards yourself. Go within, meet what arises, allow the fullness of expression and you will find that the opposition outside of you is returned to oneness and absolved.
To understand Oneness is to understand that circumstances do not matter. For if all is One, then how can anything be against you?
To understand Oneness is to take responsibility for your inner world. It requires humility, softness, love. It asks that you acknowledge your life and what transpires within it because everything is part of the greater field that you are, and so each aspect is worthy.
To understand Oneness is to put yourself first. Because whenever you betray yourself, you betray all others.
Oneness cannot be explained in fixed terms. It is an experience and a voyage into love, humility, acceptance and fearlessness.
You must be fearlessly at One with yourself, for then you will find oneness reflected back to you in the form of healed relationships, manifestations and most important of all-inner peace.
"I AM the believer limited by my beliefs, the knower defined by the known. The world is my conditioned consciousness objectified. That which I feel and believe to be true of myself is now projected in space as my world. The world, my mirrored self, ever bears witness of the state of consciousness in which I live. There is no chance or accident responsible for the things that happen to me or the environment in which I find myself. Nor is predestined fate the author of my fortunes or misfortunes. Innocence and guilt are mere words with no meaning to the law of consciousness, except as they reflect the state of consciousness itself."