Universe in One
“The whole universe appears as a dynamic web of inseparable energy patterns...Thus we are not separated parts of a whole. We are a whole.”
Barbara Brennan's book, Hands of Light, was my introduction to the concept of being energetic in nature. It was one book in a stack that my friend, Charlotte, brought to the beach one mom's getaway weekend back in the early 1990's. Someone had given it to her, and she was mildly interested but had other things she wanted to read. I picked it up and didn't put it down again for the whole weekend. Now and then you find a book, or read an article, that causes all your bricks to stack neatly into place, and that was what Hands of Light did for me.
Brennan is not a “woo-woo” guru. She started out her career as a NASA scientist. Most of our understanding of the nature of the universe has come from physicists, who through observation, exploration and experimentation, discovered that at the subatomic level, matter behaves more like a wave than a particle. In other words, it is pure energy, and everything in the universe is made from it. The energy that is us comes from within our very form, from our food, from our contact with earth's elements, the sun and every other part of nature. We are part of all that is in the most concrete way possible.
We are not separate from anything. In fact, Brennan says, “All suffering is caused by the illusion of separateness...” The universe is sentient, it is conscious, and we are sentient beings. For this reason, we have the capacity to see ourselves as separate, unique, disconnected. But that is simply not true. That is illusion—in fact, delusion. We are enmeshed within a whole, and everything about us is part of that whole. When we are sick, or some part of our body is not functioning well, it is often the result of seeing ourselves as disconnected from the source of well-being. Brennan says this about it: “Illness is the result of imbalance. Imbalance is the result of forgetting who you are. Forgetting who you are creates thoughts and actions that lead to an unhealthy lifestyle and eventually to illness...Illness can thus be understood as a lesson you have given yourself to help you remember who you are.”
Today, remember who you are—a being made of conscious energy, abiding within, and as part of the amazing universal source. You are a whole.
In the Spirit,