I know that everyone is seeking something. We all were born with a deep desire for something bigger than ourselves, something inside ourselves, outside of ourselves... There is a version of ourselves we are trying to achieve. There is a job that we just know could truly be something we might name "my calling". There is a level of fulfillment that we somehow know is out there, leaving us to wonder how to get there. What do we have to do? Who do we have to become to reach that dream? We have dreams. We have wishes. We have longings for something...more.
This more is something I am starting to name "fullness". This fullness comes from a place of sacred, divine holiness. It's something we revere and reach for even when we don't categorize it as something particularly religious. There is no denying that it touches something inside us that we might be more incline to call our spirits and we all rejoice when we sense that our spirits have awakened to it.
Whatever you are seeking, whatever you are longing for that will lead you to a sense of fulfillment, this is something you have to seek on your own. You have to choose it. You have to decide what it is and march on. You have to do this on your own.
However, you do not have to do it alone.
There is a big difference between having to do something on your own and having to do it alone. To be alone literally means, "separate, apart, and isolated from others."
No matter what you believe, it is important to realize that you are never alone. There is no way to be alone. Isolated. Separate. Apart. We cannot possibly be apart when we are a part of a wholeness that we cannot escape from no matter what we do. We are intricately tapped into and tied to this creation, this system, this place where we abide that we call "Earth". The very molecules in our bodies tie us to the dirt we walk on. The only way we actually can live is in Union with it all. There is no choice about that.
There is a great injustice in our world today that allows us to culturally believe that we can be alone or worse, that we are alone.
As believers in the One, we know that we are not ever alone. We can feel it in our cells, in our bones, and in the breath we take- we are WITH God. Like I mentioned yesterday, choosing to know that we live in unity with the Living One inevitably brings this Oneness to life with a full, vibrant experience of community.
While you may have to seek truth on your own, you are not seeking it alone. Unity with the Holy One brings us into Community. Community speaks messages like arrows that direct us to the paths that take us to the places that our hearts desire to go. Connectedness drops stepping stones to the living places where fulfillment abides and draws us closely into the assurance of more. Knowing that we are unified pulls us like a magnet into Oneness.
This isolated independence of our culture is a deception and will only darken the path to fulfillment, the path to More.
Whatever you believe, whatever name you call God, the truth of our connectedness to it all will strike a chord in you because you know, you know, you know, that it is truth.
You have to seek this treasure on your own and you are not alone.