Where is Wholeness to be Found?
Wholeness is dissolving the illusionary boundaries in our consciousness that separates us from the Divine.
When our ancestors looked up at the night sky they saw a Universe whole and complete, guided by a Creators infinite wisdom and care. In today’s skeptical age we don’t find ourselves in the same position. The Universe is random, accidents happen and we struggle to maintain what seems is our fragmented and separate life.
Being pulled in every direction makes it difficult to believe in wholeness, but wholeness is not something we are asked to believe in. Wholeness either exists or it doesn’t. It’s also obvious that separateness exists. Each day is like a pie that has been cut up into many small slices, with each piece representing our work, obligations, duty, demands, pleasures and pains. The only way to change this feeling of division is to first see something that is whole, and then like a bit of yarn sticking out from a big ball of yarn we can begin to follow it and find what lies beyond and deep within.
Where is wholeness to be found today? Where is wholeness now? Ancient yogis declared that God is all, in all things, love is everywhere and Grace abounds. These are all invisible things that we can’t experience except in the moments of time that come and go. Wholeness by definition can not come and go. So, what kind of experiences are timeless and not needing this moment or that moment, but “being here” all the time? Only one thing qualifies. YourSELF. As long as you are awake, your constant companion is yourSelf. YourSelf is the seer who looks out on the passing scene, and the mind that is aware of time passing, it’s the knowledge that you exist!
Nothing else is constant but the “Self”, and thanks to that you feel continuos. The Self is what we are most grateful for, a fine piece is the beautiful tapestry of life.
The ego-self has been changing since the moment we were born. When we look in the mirror we see that we are no longer our child-self, but that is not what we are talking about here. We are talking about the Self as timeless awareness, and not the ego-self. As awareness, you have always been “YOU”, and that is the clue that you are whole. There is a reason why the words wholeness, holiness, health, healing all derive from the same root word. As our awareness expands through gratitude and meditation, we become healed through our own wholeness. At the same time our life feels Holy and full of Grace.
Wholeness doesn’t mean you forget who you are as an individual. It simply means the individual stops feeling separate, isolated and alone. This happens automatically as you remember who you are, and feel thankful that you are YOU. The identity that you have today, the “I” who thinks and the body you see in the mirror will fade away. YourSelf is hidden inside of you and it can’t be seen in the mirror or even thought about in the mind, and yet it is the real you!
Wholeness is the life you were born to live. A life of gentleness, live, Grace, kindness and beauty.
Simply by practicing a daily 5 minute wholeness mediation first thing in the morning will shift your perception and change the way you approach life.
1. Finding a quiet place to sit comfortably, close your eyes and focus on your breath.
2. Take 3 slow deep breaths and release any tension in the body.
3. Relax any tension and contraction in the physical body, and bring your awareness to the third eye, the space between the eyebrows.
4. Repeat silently to yourself:
“The true nature of myself is the wholeness of the Universe.”
5. Continue to repeat your mantra, and if thoughts or sensations arise, simply return to the mantra.
This meditation will open the eye that looks inward to the Soul.
In gratitude and love,
Thank you so very much! Very informative piece of information.
Hello, thank You so much for such an interesting article! I studied Murray Stein’s theory "Map of the Soul" and noticed an interesting thing - our soul is also multi-layered, since we have a Shadow, Persona, male and female. How can we single out the holistic “I” from this?