By Richard Mills, Training Manager, Lightwater, Surrey UK
There is a tendency for us to look at a person who has an illness, disease or condition, and attribute the fact to the individual. This may be valid and perfectly understandable and there may well be individual factors – genes, lifestyle choices and the like – that make that person more susceptible to such things. Research into these factors is certainly very appropriate. But rather than looking at the person solely from the individual perspective, might we equally ask ourselves why do we have dementia? Or why do we have autism? Why do we have cancer or diabetes?
Do we only take note of particular situations when they begin to affect us directly, or someone close to us? Maybe it would be helpful if we looked at humanity as one body rather than as the 7.5 billion individual people we currently see ourselves as. What is the increase in breast cancer telling us as a race? What is the incidence of prostate cancer in men saying to all men? What does autism tell us about how we are living? Or heart disease? How would life look if we accepted that as well as our individual bodies, we are also part of One Body that is all of us together?
The notion that we live life in isolation from each other allows us free reign to act independently and to live in a way such that we are only responsible for ourselves. It is however, almost impossible to truly live in isolation from others, such is the interdependent nature of our lives. In fact, whether we are aware of it or not, we all have a deep inner sense of togetherness, of family and of being part of a whole that is greater than us.
What if we were all to accept responsibility for dementia, even if we do not have it or we just know someone who has it? Can we accept responsibility for dementia because there is dementia in humanity? Could we all accept responsibility as a race for the fact that ‘we’ have autism? What if we were to all accept responsibility for the fact that ‘we’ as a race have cancer or whatever other illness, disease or condition you care to name?
If we are willing to accept such responsibility in our lives the obvious question that arises is, what do we do about it? We feel helpless because we don’t know what the answers are – other than those treatments our amazing medical professions have already discovered. Is accepting responsibility just doing nothing though? It all feels very different when we come together as one body and accept responsibility for what is happening to us. We remove the individuality from the situation and come together and this is living responsibly. This is embracing those with the conditions and is in fact an act of Love. When we do accept responsibility, we are empowered to make different choices in our lives and in how we live.
Might the individuality actually be part of the problem in the first place – the fact that I feel individual and cut off from the one body of beings that I am in truth a part of? Might our disconnection from this ‘body’ actually mean that we are more susceptible to these conditions?
We have not experienced what it is like to act as one body of humanity in recorded history. We have examples of what can happen when we do work together to defeat a common enemy. Odd as it may seem, people who have lived through wars speak fondly of the togetherness felt as people unified against a common threat. Perhaps we need to look at illness and disease in this way, as a call to unite and to live responsibly.
Serge Benhayon proposes that:
‘. . . if everything is energy, therefore everything is because of energy.’ (Serge Benhayon)
What is the energy of humanity? What energy do we choose to align with and thereby contribute to creating? What ‘energetic’ ocean do we choose to swim in? Is our combined energy part of the problem that is illness and disease? Are we then all responsible for illness and disease whether it manifests in our individual body or not?
If we look at the content of the internet to get a reflection of where we are as a body of people, or if we consider our illness and disease rates, divorce figures, crime statistics, wars, domestic violence, modern day slavery, drug and alcohol use, obesity etc., we can see that we have some serious issues in our world. Are we truly living responsibly? Is life just about our individual existence or are we equally responsible for the greater whole that we are surely a part of? What if we were to choose to live more responsibly so we have a world where we embrace our unity, our brotherhood and our innate connection with each other? We’ve tried living in separation and it hasn’t worked. What if we were to practise living in Oneness instead?
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