We are all one. It is we who are the universe.

Almost twenty years ago, when I was a teenager I became interested in psychic phenomenon. Because of that fascination my Mom arranged an appointment for me with an acclaimed medium. During my session, she said to me, “I don’t understand this but they say you will.  They want you to know that: ‘We are all one. It is we who are the universe.’”
At that time I really didn’t understand it either but I never forgot it. Although I had been raised Christian, and deeply respected my Reverend, I spent most of my late teens and very early twenties trying on other peoples beliefs like clothing. It is not all that rare after all, I was young and I was seeking. At different times I practiced being: Agnostic, Buddhist, Jewish, Sufi, and Wiccan – to name just a few.

 

Where I landed is a very personal place as all belief is.  From my experience if you put two people of any tradition together and ask them to define their belief, you best step back and simply watch those sparks fly. Debating faith, which is literally man’s ability to believe that which he knows not to be true, is fascinating.
As years have passed, and my understandings have shifted through both trial and joy, I can summarize my belief like this: “We are all one. It is we who are the universe.”
The Lamps are different,
But the Light is the same
One matter, one energy, one Light, one
Light-Mind.
~Rumi
This weekend at Charm City Yoga (www.charmcityyoga.com), I am teaching a Yoga Benefit for Japan with Kim Manfredi. Our intention is to cultivate an energetic offering of healing and light to those that are suffering.

100% of the monies generated from this workshop will be donated to the International Rescue Committee. The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The American Institute of Philanthropy gives the IRC an A+ rating.

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