Friday, April 29, 2011

Oneness in a World of Duality

The whole world is made up of the same energy. Einstein proved this with his famous formula E=mc2.  This formula shows that both energy and matter are the same things only in different forms.  If everything is made up of energy then everything is also connected to the same source.  In spiritual terms, God is this energy.  He is us and we are him.  This is oneness.  So the next time you interact with a plant, animal, person, or anything else in our existence try seeing it as a loved family member because we are all made up same energy and all connected together.
Duality was created when the Source (God) decided that he wanted to experience himself in new ways.  To do this, the Source split itself into two halves and then into individual pieces.   These pieces include everything in the world that is different from the Source.  This includes our universe and everything in it as well as our individual souls and bodies. 

Yin & Yang
The reason for this duality is to create contrast in life so that one thing can be compared to another so that both things can be more fully understood and appreciated.  At first there was only light and then darkness was created.  Think about it, when there is only light can you really know what light is if you have never seen anything other light?  Only when you experience darkness can you really appreciate and know what light is.  The same goes with love and hate.  If you only knew love can you really appreciate it?  When you experience hate you are able understand and appreciate love so much deeper than before because hate shows you the polar opposite of love.  This is called polarity.  Everything in a duality world is made up two halves that contrast each other. These two halves work to make the whole.  Each half is needed for the other half to be known. Every sunrise needs a sunset.  This duality is often called Yin & Yang. 
Applying this information to the world today we see that there are a lot of good and bad things happening.  There are people who are practicing great love and compassion while at the same time others participating in wars and actions that are the opposite of love. 
Our existence in this world is one of duality and it will likely always be this way because it is the contrast between good and bad, light and dark, and love and hate, that allows us to grow in our knowledge and understanding of everything in our existence.  That is our reason for existence – to experience and create new things. 
Living a world of duality it is up to each of us on an individual basis to choose for ourselves which parts of duality we want to have in our lives.  If we choose negative thoughts, words, and actions then through the Law of Attraction we will be creating our own future with those things in it.  If we, instead, focus on oneness, we can choose to see the world as being connected and choose loving and compassionate things in our lives to create a reality for ourselves that reflects those things.  You see, along with the Source (God), we are the creators of our own lives through our thoughts, words, and actions. 
When you see the world as oneness while living in a world of duality you have taken the first step in transforming yourself into the powerful creator that you are.  Merging oneness with duality is the evolution of our being.  No longer are we controlled by the events in our lives. Now we have become aware of our true essence and become empowered to know that we can create the things in life we wish to create.
How does this information feel to you? 

Joe Rapisarda

Monday, April 25, 2011

What is the Difference Between the Body, the Soul, the Higher Self?

I was recently asked, "What is the difference between the body/ego/personality, the soul, and the Higher Self?"

Here is what I believe at this point in my life.  The body/ego/personality are tried out and worn by the soul like clothes in a wardrobe.  Each lifetime is about the experiences that happen while wearing that persona and body.  When the body expires the soul discards the body/ego/personality but retains the experiences of that lifetimes.

Before each life the soul and Higher Self plan out the life plan for the next life. Then as the soul and body enter each new life they are immersed in a form of self-amnesia that makes them forget their divine connection to God.  This is for the purpose of experiencing life from a new and unknown perspective during each new life. This allows the persona and the soul to learn new lessons and co-create that life with God/Higher Self through their own thoughts, words, and actions of that body/ego/personality.

After death, the soul eventually merges with the Higher Self (Spirit) which is one with God and is all knowing. This is where the duality of the body and soul fade away and the oneness of the Higher Self prevails.  The Higher Self is God.  It is you.  They are both. God is everything and which means you are part of him too.  We all are.

During each life, the soul acts as an intermediary between the body and the Higher Self (Spirit).  The Higher Self speaks to us through our intuition.  It never lies to us.  The truth feels feels right.

So in summary, I feel the body-soul-self are all the same thing just in different segments of polarity. The body/ego and the soul forget their divine nature to experience life from a naive or innocent perspective much like a baby would. At the end of each life the body/ego/personality are left behind and the soul retains the experiences. The soul can be positively or negatively affected by the cumulative experiences it has encountered during all of its lifetimes.  At death the soul moves to the polar opposite of the ego to the Higher Self and becomes enlightened to its Oneness before it once again choose to experience new life.

What is your belief about this?  Comment below.

Until next time,

Joe Rapisarda