The Belonging of Oneness

by Anakha Coman and James Twyman –


We all want to belong. Deep in our core, we share a universal need to feel welcomed and loved. Every being on the planet shares this trait—no matter how deeply buried or disguised it may be. At its root, belonging is about being seen and received and coming home.

“I am a living member of the great family of all Souls.” 
—William Ellery Channing 

“The hunger to belong is not merely a desire to be attached to something. It is rather sensing that great transformation and discovery become possible when belonging is sheltered and true.”

—John O’Donohue
“It’s the most precious thing… 
to know absolutely where you belong.”

—Tessie Naranjo 
Exercise
Allow yourself to connect with your own desire to love and be loved. Breathe into the center of your longing and allow it to grow. Imagine that every person in your life—everyone in your community, town, city, state, and country—shares the same intensity and depth of longing.

Allow this awareness to expand to include the entire world and connect your longing to the longing of the world. This is a fundamental aspect of Oneness, your longing to be recognized and called home.

As you move through the day, gently hold this awareness of your innate belonging. Ground yourself in the truth that you’re here on purpose. Feel the comfort, the kinship, and the passion that come from knowing you belong to the earth, and you’re here to share your love with the world.
Notice the places and people with whom you feel a natural belonging as well as a sense of separation. Allow your love and compassion to encircle these experiences. Let it grow and expand.
How can you invite others to come home? 

Stay alert and watch for opportunities to extend the belonging of Oneness to your friends, families, co-workers, and even to people you don’t know yet. Be inclusive and invite everyone. Open yourself, making the invisible web of life visible. Demonstrate the miracle of our interconnectedness. 

Meet this universal need by actively shining your light on the darkness of isolation and separation. Create a circle where no one is excluded, where all are invited to participate in the belonging of Oneness. Feel the love in your heart burst forth as you create a sense of deep belonging in, to, and with the world.
Affirmations
  • I AM included as an expression of Life, embraced as an expression of love.
  • I AM here, I AM One, I AM home. We are here, we are One, we are home.
Bookmark and Share

The Sound of Oneness

“Every element has a sound, an original sound from the order of God; all those sounds unite like the harmony from harps and zithers.” 
—Hildegard of Bingen 
“We need to find God and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence.  We need silence to be able to touch Souls.” 

—Mother Teresa 

“The first stage of worship is silence.” 

—Muhammad

 

The Journey Into Your Heart

by Anakha Coman and James Twyman –

Exercise:

The journey into the internal temple of your heart—your innermost being—begins and ends in silence. With this practice seek the solitude within and find refuge in the arms of God—the contemplative embrace of Oneness.

In the silence you touch the still point and lie in the green pastures of your Soul. Within this sacred space hear the sound of Oneness. These are the whispers from Spirit . . . whispers of truth and faith that reassure you that all is One and all is well.

This practice can be applied in a quiet setting in nature, in a taxicab or during a business meeting. 

Practicing inner stillness in the midst of your day infuses the consciousness of Oneness into the core of your life and your relationships. This practice brings the power and presence of God into each situation you encounter and into all areas of your life: health, relationships, career, and finances. Silent retreats and Sabbath practices are also rich experiences that can expand your ability to connect with Oneness.

Begin this practice by slowing your pace, deepening your breath and opening your awareness to the present moment. 

Allow your thoughts to calm and drift through your mind in slow motion. Follow the spiral movement of your breath inward into the interior castle of your heart. Your heart is always listening; it’s a universal resource of deep communication.

Continue to breathe yourself into inner silence and stillness, seeking and unlocking your Soul. Feel your own inner terrain, the landscape of life within you. Breathe. Inhale and exhale. Let go and let the silence take you now, pulling you deeper and deeper into your inner sanctuary. Seek it as it seeks you. Be still. Rest in the I AM as you silently breathe, listening to the sound of Oneness.

Trust what arises . . . have faith in your inner hearing. 

Be receptive to the whispers, the voice of inspired guidance, the consolations from the angels, and the truth of your own essential voice. Pay attention and receive. Allow the sound of Oneness to rejuvenate, restore, and repattern your heart, Soul, and mind. Breathe. Be still and know I AM.

From this inner sanctuary of silence, allow any questions you have for the Divine to slowly rise, simply and effortlessly. Guidance is as near as your own breath.

Listen. Receive. Believe. 

Who am I? Why am I here? What is calling to me? Who must I now become in consciousness?

Allow your own sound of Oneness to be expressed and feel its vibration deep in your heart. Give voice to it; know that it is your song to learn, to sing and to share.

Return again and again throughout the day to your inner sanctuary of silence. This place is always within you and is one of your most precious resources. Use this practice to cultivate the Presence and you’ll discover that Oneness speaks in silence.

Affirmation:

I AM the sound of silence, listening to the sweet whispers of my Soul telling me that all is One, all is well and I AM loved.

Bookmark and Share