My dear friends...
Right now most people who believe in God - and that is by far the largest number of people on this planet - still embrace a Separation Theology. This is a way of looking at God that declares that God is "up there" and we are "down here," and never the ‘twain shall meet except on Judgment Day, when we’ll find out whether our behavior has been passable enough to allow us to return to Heaven.
This would not matter if it began and ended there, but the problem with a Separation Theology is that it produces, too often in too many people, a Separation Cosmology. That is, a way of looking at all of life that says that everything is separate from everything else.
This wouldn’t be so bad if it was just a point of view, but the problem is that a Separation Cosmology produces, too often in too many people, a Separation Psychology. That is, a psychological viewpoint that says that I am over here and you are over there, and we each have our separate needs and requirements, our separate desires, and, therefore, our separate agendas.
This would also be something we could live with if that was all there was to it, but the problem is that a Separation Psychology produces, too often in too many people, a Separation Sociology. That is, a way of socializing with each other that encourages everyone within human society to join together in separate groups, cultures, nations, religions, political parties, families, and organizations, each serving their own separate interests.
Now we’ve entered into truly dangerous territory, because a Separation Sociology inevitably produces, too often in too many people, a Separation Pathology. That is, pathological behaviors of self-destruction, engaged in individually and collectively, and producing suffering, conflict, violence, and death by our own hands - evidenced everywhere on our planet throughout human history.
I believe that the idea that everything is separate from everything else is the greatest obstacle to the rapid expansion of human potential and to the fastest forward movement of human evolution.
It is my thought that only when our Separation Theology is replaced by a Oneness Theology will our pathology be healed. A Oneness Theology will recognize that while we have been differentiated from God, we have not been separated from God, even as the ﬁngers on our hand are differentiated but not separated from the hand itself.
We are being invited to understand that all of Life is One Thing. This is the first step. It is the jumping-oﬀ point. It is the beginning of the end of how things now are. It is the start of a new creation, of a new tomorrow. It is the New Cultural Story of Humanity.
As Conversations with God puts it: Oneness is not a characteristic of life. Life is a characteristic of oneness. This is what we have not understood about our existence on Earth, the understanding of which would change everything. Life is the expression of oneness Itself. God is the expression of Life Itself. God and Life are one. You are a part of Life. You do not and cannot stand outside of it. Therefore you are a part of God. It is a circle. It cannot be broken.
I believe that when we begin acting in harmony with this truth, our entire experience of Life will be altered forever. There will, in fact, be war no more. Violence in all forms will disappear. Depravity and insufficiency will end. Abject suffering and poverty will vanish. Cruelty will become unthinkable, insufficiency insupportable, indignity unacceptable, starvation impossible, and intolerance intolerable. We will have civilized civilization at last.
Love and Hugs,
© 2019 ReCreation Foundation - http://www.cwg.org - Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. His With God series of books has been translated into 27 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives.