Illusion of Separateness: 6 Quotes About Universal Interbeing

Master Rosicrucian Lonnie C. Edwards, from Spiritual Laws that Govern the Universe (2015)on the mystery that governs the universe, towards which we (that is, every imaginable existence) all subconsciously yearn:

“There is an inherent mystery in life – an inner urge, an attraction to move toward the light. This mysterious component of life is innate in all life forms. It is, one might say, an urge to seek illumination or to manifest the creator’s beautiful light. This urge is responsible for the interplay of human relationships and experiences. It is responsible for evolution’s forward movement and progress toward the greater light… Observe the plant pushing its way out of the darkness of the soil and into the light of the sun where it can then express its full potential. Observe the infant anxious to express life, moving and extricating itself from the womb of its mother under this mysterious impulse. Observe this innate urge in the human being as he or she continues the search for greater knowledge–greater illumination. Observe the human being moving into experiences and relationships that are destined to bring lessons to learn and thus spiritual growth. Observe the student of mysticism penetrating into the realm of the soul, a place of light and beauty… Masters and philosophers have written on the pages of wisdom concerning the book of man and the book of nature. This mysterious governing intelligence is vibrating and communicating wisdom throughout all life. Behind the seemingly ordinary, routine aspects of our daily lives that constitutes only the “appearance” of life, there is a mystery and a mystical experience.”

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We carry profound truth and wisdom within us, we only need to dig in, sincerely, confidently, without shame, without fear and manifest our truth. Here are quotes from Physicist Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) and writer Henry Miller (1891 – 1980) on the indwelling truth within us all.

Albert Einstein, from William Hermanns’ Einstein and the Poet: In Search of the Cosmic Man (1983):

If we want to improve the world, we cannot do it with scientific knowledge but with ideals. Confucius, Buddha, Jesus and Gandhi have done more for humanity than science has done. We must begin with the heart of man—with his conscience—and the values of conscience can only be manifested by selfless service to mankind.

Henry Miller, from Henry Miller on Writing (1964):

Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there. 

German philosopher and Christian gnostic Jakob Böhme (1575 – 1624) on the all-encompassing Oneness:

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Nothing comes before the Deity—not good or evil. The Divine Itself is the beginning, an eternal nothingness. The Creator is nothing and everything and is one Will in which lies the whole world and all of creation. In the Divine all is eternal and without beginning in equal measurement. The Creator is neither Light nor Darkness, neither Love nor Hate, but the eternal Oneness.

Benedict J. Williamson, The Rosicrucian Manuscript (2002):

There are many names for the source of knowledge—the Absolute, the Cosmic, God, the Divine Spirit, the Transcendent—yet the concept is one; it is the Universal Manifestation, the Spiritual Essence, that pervades all things. And, it is this entity, this Universal Oneness, that the mystic seeks to know.

The Three Initiates, Kybalion: A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt (2017):

Do not make the mistake of supposing that the little world you see around you – the Earth, which is a mere grain of dust in the Universe – is the Universe itself. There are millions upon millions of such worlds, and greater. And there are millions of millions of such Universes in existence within the Infinite Mind of the All.

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