With

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the preposition “with” includes the following definitions: “used as a function word to indicate the object of a statement of comparison or equality;” and “used as a function word to express agreement or sympathy.” For the purpose of this short essay, we’re going to combine both definitions and think of “with” to mean whether we are capable or incapable of getting along with people, situations, and circumstances as they are. Such is often described as a state of “flow.”

Of this, we are fairly certain: If we place two persons within a room for a period of time, said persons will eventually reach a point of disagreement. This disagreement may be subtle or overt; voiced or unvoiced; implied or demonstrated. No matter how well attuned those two persons are, they will not agree with each other’s viewpoints on every subject, all of the time. Such may appear to be the case in polite society; but since no two persons actually live in one another’s shoes, have had the same experiences, or process life in an identical manner, this conclusion is inevitable. When we place ten, twenty, or one hundred people in a room, the effects are multiplied. When eight billion persons share an apparent world, the consequences of various opinions about who we are, and what we desire, often lead to disastrous consequences; including war.

How may the ugliness of war and its atrocities be avoided? Through the profound realization that the world with, and its apparent opposite against, actually unite in the middle. As explained in many esoteric books, apparent opposites are not actually opposite at all. An illustration about hot and cold is often related. We are asked if we can determine a point at which hot ends and cool begins. The answer, quite clearly, is “no.” They are one, expressed in a multitude of varying degrees.

As this relates to billions of persons who are struggling to get along with one another, while living their apparently separate lives, the solution is deceptively simple: We must realize our Oneness. Who, realizing That which we truly are, would be prideful? Who, realizing That which we truly are, would be unwilling to forgive? Who, realizing That which we truly are, would defend the illusory “person” or ever desire to injure a so-called “other?”  We must clearly know—not just believe—that all persons of various colours, creeds, and nationalities are but apparent variations of the One. Thus, when we look at one another, we see our spiritual brother and sister.

God always gets along with everyone in all ways. From God’s vantage point, there is actually no-thing apart from Him/Her/It; logically, therefore, God is always at peace with all circumstances, all events, all people, and all nationalities. The position of against is only related to the delusional perspective of our egoic selves, which are unreal. They are based on who we think we are; not upon That which we are in Reality. When we recognize humanity by the Light of our Oneness, what difference do we see? Isn’t it time to experience peace, by bringing Truth down to Earth?

Dare to Dream (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,

Art

Copyright © – 2022 – R. Arthur Russell

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