Oneness, as I hope you remember from my previous post, is a higher level knowledge than synchronicity or connectedness. Oneness is the concept that we are all the same; not just parts of a greater whole – but that we are the whole. This may get a little hairy, so I’ll try to make it manageable. As always with these things, I find the best way to start is with a Cloud Cult lyric:
Maybe for the moment, you and I should both be infinite.
– “A Place”, from “Lost Songs from the Lost Years”
It’s not possible to be infinite for a finite amount of time; once you’re infinite that’s pretty much it. If you can wrap your head around that lyric, you can get the concept of Oneness.
Synchronicity is the idea that seemingly unrelated events may, in some cases, be related through an acausal relationship. This can not be possible without some level of connection between minds. This led, indirectly, to the concept of Connectedness – which postulates that all things in the universe are connected or part of a greater whole. There are lots of examples of this in metaphysics. I think that the way we will eventually explain connectedness is through Oneness. The level of connection demonstrated almost requires that the items under consideration are one. Instantaneous state changes, the ability to stop decay in particles – all are, in my unscientific opinion, only possible when both items are one. The appearance of separateness, which requires that things appear connected to explain these findings, is only due to our perspective and understanding.
Consider the concept of being a “part” of Spirit, Christ, Yahweh, God, Buddha, Bahaulla, Hashem or any other name you through around. There is a common belief that Spirit (the word I choose) is omnipresent, all-knowing, all-powerful. If this is true, then an individual who is part of Spirit would be somewhat less than Spirit – most everywhere, most knowledgeable, and most powerful. But the definition isn’t big enough. Spirit isn’t omnipresent – Spirit is omnipresence. Not all-knowing, but knowledge; not all-powerful, but power. Spirit is source. And therefore, being a “part” of Spirit doesn’t make sense – one can’t be part of knowledge without being knowledge. Remember, you and I can’t be infinite for the moment.
So, since being a part of Spirit doesn’t make sense – you either are or are not Spirit. If you are not Spirit, then your time on Earth is simply marking time doing what’s best for yourself with no calling or higher purpose. You may choose to believe this; I do not. Therefore, I am Spirit. And I believe you are too. So finally, you and I are One.