We are all connected.
Though many of us may understand this on any number of levels, some of us may not have fully realized the vast potential of what this can mean, and how that can affect us, and our well-being. For instance, many of us certainly feel we are connected to each other in our families or community. Some of us realize we are interconnected to all humanity, or even to all of life on Earth. In indigenous and wisdom traditions, this often, also means, that we are connected to all aspects of the Cosmos. In numerous traditions, this is an integral understanding to one’s presence in, one’s approach to, and balance within, life. We walk in harmony with all life.
Many of us may understand this cognitively, but may not have a visceral, knowing experience of the Earth as a living, conscious entity, of which we are an integral part, much less have such experiences relating to everything on the planet, nor everything within the Cosmos.
Yet many cultures speak of this as the nature of the greater reality, from the indigenous peoples of the Earth, to the Buddhas, whom share in their wisdom path, that our suffering comes from not realizing we are not separate from the Whole. And, that this is our inherent, or, natural way of life, to experience life on this planet, as well as through other dimensional expressions of reality, as complete, and interconnected.
From this way of understanding, all species, all plant life,
the mineral kingdom, the waters and atmosphere, all have living consciousness,
and form an integral web of life, which interact reciprocally with one another,
and, again, is interconnected. It is part of our inherent nature to experience
direct, living relationship with this sentient network, web, or matrix of
creation, of which the Earth is a part.
We see many faces and hear many voices in the realms of healing. We, also, have spoken of this regularly. We see many healers wanting to heal each other, the Earth, etc. Many of these see the oppressive, depressing, dysfunctional and/or horrific sides of humanity, and focus on, or even unwittingly give life to, the dark side, shadow side, or heavy side of life that needs healing. While we cannot expand into the light without embracing the dark within us, there are other ways of viewing this and creating healing.
In our traditions, the healers heal themselves, and through
this, discover the path to assist others.
They come to understand that their unique imprint is interconnected with
all life, projected into all life, and that every aspect of life which they see
needs to be healed, is, in reality, a part of their selves. Therefore, to heal others, they must walk
deeper into the realm of self-healing, perhaps into their own shadow, but more
so, into their own essence, and into this interconnectedness of us all.
In this reality, there is no other self.
In many indigenous traditions, what is occurring now, and
what has always been understood as a principle of the pathway of life, we must
enter Right Relationship with all aspects of the Living Cosmos.
Every part of the Earth and Sky is living and
conscious. To be truly healed is to
recognize our divine origin and nature in relationship to that of all
Creation. We are part of it. We are not, and have never been
disconnected. We are inseparable. We can never NOT be part of the Whole. There is nothing we need to do, but realize
this, breathe this, and carry this through our thoughts and actions, to build
integral wisdom and understanding of our interconnection. Through the elemental consciousness of space,
and the living charge which resides within it, all life is intertwined,
interconnected, interlaced with the fabric of life, the web of life, the
Creatrix of the Great Mother. When one understands that Great Mystery of
Life, the wisdom of so many cultures seeking to define the “Great Mother” as
that beyond all construct and constraint, that which is infinite, thus beyond
all thought and form, we understand she envelopes all of us at all times. And, through the spacious nature of her
existence, her life force and consciousness intertwines between all cells of
creation. She is the space between us,
and between our atoms, between all things, which holds a charge of life, which,
when understood, is a direct bridge to pure healing and consciousness at all
levels. She is, literally, a part of all
life, and the underpinning of life itself.
With this understanding, we are always complete, always connected,
always have access to this life sustaining nourishment with flows through all
Science not only speaks of the web of life interconnecting all forms, but, has come upon yet another incredible view of the macrocosmic/microscomic interconnectedness of life. Below are two images. The one on the right is a photograph of human nerve cells in the brain. The image on the left is an artist’s computer generated representation of how the galaxies of the universe feed into streams or networks of life and light, when one moves far enough away from them to view them in this perspective. They gather in clusters, which arc together in a vast network, now understood and tangible to modern astrophysicists. While, to me, it, also, looks much like a nighttime image of an industrialized nation from space, with all the cities, towns, and highways interconnecting each other, it looks far too much like the image of the neurons interconnecting in the brain to ignore the complicity of the universe, a reflection of the macrocosm within the microcosm. The Mind of God, perhaps we could say. As Above, so Below, is one of the most ancient adages of wisdom cultures.
The Matrix of Life.
A Living Relationship with the Earth and Cosmos is part of that. Everything is alive. Everything is conscious. We reach out to every living and vibrant consciousness, and honor it, as ourselves, and it responds to us, alive. Just try it if you have not. Walk outside, and speak to the vibrant grasses, the unyielding beauty of the flowers blossoming, the trees upswelling, the waters flowing, the animals, clouds and all life you see. Speak to them as if they were one of you. Speak to, and honor, all things you meet and see, all you perceive, and all you put your faith and belief in. Honor it, speak to it, and listen to it’s response. It may be soft and intangible at first, but when done earnestly, reverently, the Earth and Cosmos will respond. To recognize one’s unity, and enter living relationship with all elements of Earth and Sky, one enters the state of wholeness, which is the very foundation of our healing, and our being.
We are one.
We are of one Source.
Every action we take.
Many blessings to all,
From Zacciah and those who walk with us. ____________________________________
©2015 Zacciah Blackburn, PhD
The Center of Light
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Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, is a gifted intuitive, teacher, and sound healer, trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures. He teaches internationally, and practices in Vermont, USA, at the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies. Zacciah shares authentic trainings in the nature of human consciousness, explorations into the Shamanic worlds of Earth Energies & awareness, and teachings on the nature of sound, and sacred sound practices, as a therapeutic healing modality. His in depth understanding provides life transforming experiences into the authentic nature, being, and wellness of who we are as spiritual beings, and how to develop that nature. He is Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network, & co-founder & Director of the World Sound Healing and All One Now Network of organizations working for global peace. He is, also, a founding board member of the Sound and Music Alliance. Zacciah, also, offers musical instruments of sacred sound cultures, & sound healing tools, at www.sunreed.com.
See www.thecenteroflight.net, his primary website, for further information.
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