Michael Woodhead

WE ARE ALL ONE

J M Harrison
BookSurge
2007
ISBN: 978-1-4196-7405-1
Spirituality

Oddly enough, as I began to read this 'call to spiritual uprising', a phrase came to me that Valentine Michael Smith spoke in Robert A Heinlein's science fiction novel, Stranger in a Strange Land -- "Thou art God".

Now, do not misunderstand. I am not saying here that We Are All One is science fiction, or even fantasy; nor am I saying that we humans are God. Far from it. Rather, that, like it or not, we are all connected not only with each other, but also to Nature Herself.

Thus, we have the basic theme of this book -- "We have the chance to truly find ourselves. If we do, we will find ALL of ourselves, for we are all One".

Since/If we are all One, as the writer proclaims, then we need to stop thinking about our own selves, and learn how to minister to the needs of others; for, in so doing, we will minister to our own needs.

If this sounds much like the Golden Rule -- do unto others as you would have them do unto you -- then, indeed, it is. However, the author exhorts us to go further, to become more spirit-conscious instead of self-conscious, for it is more in spirit that we are One.

In this way, we become more in tune to the connectedness, not only between ourselves, but also between God (however we view the Supreme Creator) and us.

Of course, Harrison expounds on these concepts in more detail, exhorting us, as did the Delphic oracle, to "know thyself". And when we know ourself, we will begin to know others.

"If we have any real worth, then we are able to perceive and acknowledge worth in others. When we can see the worth in others, then we are truly worthy ourselves. When we can acknowledge the light in another, then we are truly enlightened."

Here, indeed, in We Are All One, is a cornucopia of food for thought and, ultimately, implementation in our own lives.


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