At the same time, even saying “every-thing” implies that there are separate things — and of course, there are, in this dualistic dimension.
Interconnectivity & Oneness
But a better way to approach this idea is to recognize that everything is not just connected, it’s all one.
At that level, there isn’t even a thing and a no-thing, it’s all just one. One whole thing.
So it’s great if you can recognize at least the interconnectivity of everything, and better yet: the oneness.
And this means living in a holistic manner.
Knowing vs. Believing
It also helps to keep in mind that this doesn’t mean just thinking it’s likely so.
It means re-cognizing it, or “knowing it again”.
When you tap into the feeling and/or knowingness of this reality, of oneness, you can’t help but be more consciously aware.
Your antennae are on the lookout for connections.
And then, as you actively look for connections and interrelationships, you’ll notice that you have greater access to your own intuitive wisdom.
It means that those birds up there are not separate from what’s going on with your upcoming party. Hunh?
A Lesson from the Ravens
A few years ago, I had invited a group of people for a dinner party.
I was providing all the food and had been preparing for days. 7 people had RSVP’d, and I had planned accordingly.
But that morning, I was sitting in our outdoor jacuzzi, and suddenly there was a ruckus overhead. As I looked up, I saw 4 ravens flying right overhead.
Something about them seemed significant. Suddenly, I just “knew” what it was.
“Only 4 will be coming for dinner!” I gasped. Intellectually, I found it hard to believe — but I trusted that intuitive message.
And sure enough. 3 of the 7 people were no-shows. Didn’t even call!
So yes, those birds, and me, and the party, and the future, were all connected. Were all one.
Of course, holistic applies in other areas as well, or rather — framing that in a holistic way, where there are no “other areas”.
It applies everywhere to everything.
So, the whole supports being whole!
Holistic Health and Well-Being
We especially see this idea applied to health. And no accident, since both words, health and holistic (which has a related form, “wholistic”) come from the same root: whole.
It behooves us, when encountering any kind of health puzzle, to expand our vision from the part(s) to the whole. Open to what is going on in the entire system (i.e. body, emotions, environment, etc.) and often, just this opening reveals all kinds of ideas about how to make corrections and adjustments.
(I’ve got a great example I’ve been applying recently with what could have been a very serious health condition — but one story is enough for one post. I’ll just say that to my delight, I’ve confirmed that working with it holistically has turned it around 180°!)
Recognize, i.e. know again, the wholeness that is inherent in all … or rather, in the one. Allow (or even request) that knowing to reflect back to you whenever it’s helpful; whenever seeing the “whole” picture will benefit you.
You might even look for ways to apply this idea, for example: health conditions, situations that are occurring in your life, etc.
NOTE: I wasn’t even looking, but I just went for a short walk and couldn’t help but notice the ravens are super active today! I think they’re trying to say hello, and/or it’s the universe reconfirming today’s idea of its holistic nature. Anyway, so that you can be a part of it, I did a quick little one-minute video of some of their activity around here today. It will also give you a little taste of New Mexico. Enjoy!
So please take a look at how wholeness and/or oneness shows up in your life – and notice how that idea can be useful to you.
Until next time!