The Essence of Unity: Navigating the Waves of Consciousness
Imagine, for a moment, a vast ocean with waves of varying sizes, some large, some ripples, and even bubbles. These individual waves, despite their diverse expressions, are made of the same fundamental substance: water. In a similar vein, within the realm of consciousness, every individual experience or expression, regardless of its complexity or evolution, is molded from a singular essence or substance.
It’s not about the vastness of the ocean, nor the size or shape of the waves. It’s about the water itself. The underlying substance that binds all expressions, all life forms – from the simplicity of a rock to the complexities of advanced beings.
Bentinho often emphasizes this concept of unity and oneness. There exists a universal substance, a unity that’s undisturbed and consistent throughout all life forms. This essence remains unchanged, regardless of the life form’s state of evolution.
Through our sense perceptions, we often get entangled in the illusion of separation, allowing them to cast a veil over the true nature of reality. Our experiences, molded by what we see, feel, and hear, condition our understanding of self. And through this conditioning, we often bind ourselves with assumptions of limitation.
Yet, in the vastness of infinite unity, every expression exists and is part of an indivisible whole. From this perspective, limitations or separations are mere assumptions. The real challenge is not about recognizing the oneness, but about breaking free from the constructs and illusions that obscure it.
A simple, yet profound realization to contemplate: no phenomena has ever been known without being experienced. All that we know, or believe to be “things”, are merely experiences. And these experiences provide a direct window into the essence of unity that is ever-present, waiting to be recognized.
In the grand tapestry of existence, where everything is interconnected, separation is the anomaly. As stated in the Bible, in Ephesians 4:4-6:
“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”