Saturday, April 15, 2006

All is One

A friend in the library asked me what I was going to do for the rest of the day. I had just finished writing the piece, Friendships. Without thinking, I heard myself say I was going to a clinic in London where they do alternative therapy. The clinic has a bookshop that specialises on spiritual, esoteric and alternative medicine. I haven't been in that part of London for months. Well, if that's where Spirit wants me to go, then so be it.

At the bookshop I was drawn to a book called "Love is a Fire" by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee about the mystical path of Love.

I opened the page to the following quote which mirrored what I'd written earlier in Friendships.

"The mystical path is a gradual process of preparation so that the wayfarer can become acclimatized to different levels of reality and still function in the every day world. Over the years meditation prepares us for a dimension of onenesss in which the ego does not exist, in which we are not. And we are able to come out of these states and return to the ego and continue our daily life. We learn to be a part of oneness and yet also a separate human being. We are opened to the beyond and yet able to remain here, with our feet on the ground in a world we know to be an illusion. (p. 185)
Indeed. All is one.