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On Oneness

Updated on May 31, 2016

Relating to Oneness

Our interactions and relationships with one another and the places or things we encounter in our lives to me can be described as a form of relationship to the oneness. How well these relationships are formed for me is mainly determined by our perception and understanding of that which we are forming relationships with.

At our deepest levels we are all of the same essence united in this oneness. However our vessels (the body) that house this essence is what make us unique in the manifest. For instance no two bodies are quite the same.

If our body is the most important thing to us, we can often lose the sense of our essence that is connected to the whole.

Our minds that we use as tools to communicate also make us unique. The shaping and the moulding of our personalities are greatly influenced by our conditioned upbringing, culture, and the many diverse experiences we have had throughout our lives. Our mind and the way it has been shaped can give us a false sense of separation from the oneness.

In forming our relationships we often use the two more apparent aspects of what we perceive is making us whole. Namely, the body and the mind and we can feel like we have no relationship to our essence.

However, there are those special moments where we sense our relationships not only with people but animals, trees, things of nature where we know without a doubt that we are part of the greater pulse of all of life, the oneness.

For me when this happens it is our essence that recognizes another’s essence that is part of the greater whole that we are a part of also, the oneness. In this moment, there exists a complete and total acceptance of our oneness to all things.

Insights on Oneness

The illusion of separation

The illusion of separation causes suffering. We suffer when in our discernment we separate that which is not separate except in our perceptions. We are often hard wired in this way from a young age and are unable to understand in its entirety that we are not.

In an instant the sudden realization of our connection to all things can come without warning and disappear just as fast as it appeared. Leaving us mystified, somehow longing, and surprisingly unfulfilled with the life we thought we knew. The experience however momentary brings forth a greater understanding of the illusion of separation.

In search of that connection experience we more often than not seek outside ourselves for the link. Although the internal and external are interlinked and intertwined the external is merely a reflection of what is within. It is far easy then to find the link within rather than from without.

Changes are made from within rather than without. Or it can be likened to trying to change the expression of your face from the reflection in the mirror instead of realizing you can smile and the reflection in the mirror will follow suit.

Joyful living in Oneness


An oneness experience illustrated

As she stands on the mountain top observing the glorious fruits of Mother Nature’s labour. She is enraptured by the picturesque glory of it all. Her entire being begins to resonate with a tranquil silence. A tranquillity that slowly dissolves the thin veil of illusion that once clung to the ‘I’ ness of that which she is. No longer clinging to the ‘I’ ness although it still remains, her awareness flows gently and immerses into the moistened earth. She can hear the melodic heartbeat of Mother Earth now in harmony with her own. Her awareness extends into the blade of grass that is gently plucked from its earthly abode and whisked away by a whisper of the summer breeze. The gentle breeze cradles her being with love as it somersaults and dances with delight at the long awaited reunion. Pausing to rest upon the tender clutches of the trees pine she is in awe of the strength of which is now becoming her own as these needles drink the awesome power of the sunlight and energy of the teal sky. A fusion then occurs as the sunlight dashes through the needles then through the veins of the tree to the roots. It spreads its almighty power and energy to that which surrounds it. The rolling hills lure in the wispy clouds as it submerges deep within in the experience of the awesome power and energy that now is pulsating throughout the entire stretch of land and the vastness of the earth. The beautiful rays of sunlight now saturating all that exists in love including her. She is no longer aware of where her I starts or stops because there is no separation. No beginning, no end. There is only connectedness. An oneness where peace and love dwell in the tranquil silence of being.

Relax into Oneness


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      pennyofheaven 21 months ago from New Zealand

      Hi Randy, good to be back in the hub lol. Glad to talk with you again and glad you dropped by for a peek of the revamped hub. It was a very interesting exercise I admit with all the new rules/guidelines of hubpages. I added a few videos, and extra passages to the original hub this is the interesting result. Yes vacation is an apt description.

      Look forward to hub hopping once I'm done with the revamps. Talk soon.

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      Randy Godwin 21 months ago from Southern Georgia

      Very interesting hub, Penny! Good to see you back in the You must've taken a vacation from this site for awhile. :)

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      pennyofheaven 3 years ago from New Zealand

      sorry for the very late reply. Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comments. Much appreciated

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      sibtain bukhari 4 years ago

      A fine piece of art and flow of deep thinking, no doubt, oneness is a great feeling manifesting by self thinking and intuition ,and ,perhaps, the great message for the present man .

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      pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Lol I will take that as a compliment. My logic sometimes does not work the way others logic does, so I don't consider myself a scholar. Perhaps a thinker is a more suitable description but not a scholar.

      Yes, Freud compartmentalizes the mind when it is one mind with many functions. Making compartments via concepts does not separate one part/function of the mind from the other except conceptually.

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      John King IV 5 years ago

      Was not ego a term that was created by the phychologist sigmund freud? I think that by the word ego, we both understand it to mean mind. You have such a unique logic. I find it hard to follow, yet it is very good. (You claim you are not a scholar? Are you sure? You sound very intellectual)

      I like your mention of human history in connection with ego. Many historians have in fact attributed personality, or great minds of leaders, as the drive and creators of history.

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      pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand

      That which connects us to all things is eternal by nature and in a sense, cannot be activated or terminated. It can only be activated or terminated in the sense that we become more aware or less aware. Our relationship with people mirror this inner awareness to a greater or lesser degree. The deeper the awareness, the deeper the connection to another is known.

      Our identity is largely shaped and moulded by functions of what some call the ego. In this instance the ego can be useful in identifying me from you and us from they type thing. The egos function then is to separate this from that in order to function in the world as we know it. Duality. Beyond the ego (not separate though) is the part of the mind that does not separate like the ego does. It makes no distinctions between this or that, you or me etc. It is this part of the mind that is aware of the greater whole. The oneness. When or if the ego realizes it is only a small part of a greater whole, the functions of the mind are more likely to synchronize and more awareness comes to the fore. Ego is less likely to reign as it has in human history.

      Thanks for dropping in and stimulating some very interesting points.

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      John King IV 5 years ago

      This topic of oneness is of great importance to me. What a topic:

      the universe which has plurality of things is one;

      human species, which has many individuals are in fact one body.

      But one very important thing, (which a phychological oriented person like you I would think would have mentioned). What about individual identity? Surely those who we have relationships with, are not one and the same as the individual who can choose to terminate or activate relationships.

      I guess I am probably not clear on your message concerning the relationship between the individual and the society.

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      pennyofheaven 7 years ago from New Zealand

      You are not alone there either! Haha! Funny is good because that is what makes us unique. God Bless!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Oh Penny! My oneness with this physical world is pretty funny! God bless!

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      pennyofheaven 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Thank you christiansister! Glad you could stop by. You are a gem!

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      christiansister 7 years ago

      very beautiful pics and the message is too.

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      pennyofheaven 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Unfolding yes I like that thanks!

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      qwark 7 years ago


      NP..."essence, starstuff, oneness"...if that is your message, that all in the universe is related, I got'cha.

      " doubt the universe is unfolding as it should." Desiderata


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      pennyofheaven 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Antoine Thank you

      Qwark: No point other than to share my experience. It appears we are talking about the same thing. You call it star stuff, I call it essence. I call it oneness, you call it related. Is there any difference other than what we are choosing to label it?

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      qwark 7 years ago

      Hi Penny:

      Intrinsically we are all made up of the "stuff" of the stars.

      All life is related.

      I'm trying to understand what you are referring to when you say "our essence."

      We ARE animals and are just the result of the processes of "natural selection" as it relates to evolution.

      What I'm really trying to get at here is: What is the point of this "hub?"

      There is no doubt that all life is intimately related to our

      This is a nicely written "hub," but leaves a big question mark in my understanding.

      Qwark :-)

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      Antoine Van Hove 7 years ago

      It is a real pleasure to support ANY true insight which arises out of personal awakening!

      Your awakening is clearly accellerating.

      I feel so happy for you!

      When this is only the beginning, then we may expect so much more to come!

      Voted up, shared, and AWESOME!