For many decades there has been a continually growing realisation of our deep interrelatedness and interdependence with all others
The interrelatedness of all is beautifully described in the imagery of Indra’s Net as described by Francis H. Cook:
Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung by some cunning artificer in such a manner that it stretches out infinitely in all directions. In accordance with the extravagant tastes of deities, the artificer has hung a single glittering jewel in each “eye” of the net, and since the net itself is infinite in dimension, the jewels are infinite in number. There hang the jewels, glittering “like” stars in the first magnitude, a wonderful sight to behold. If we now arbitrarily select one of these jewels for inspection and look closely at it, we will discover that in its polished surface there are reflected all the other jewels in the net, infinite in number. Not only that, but each of the jewels reflected in this one jewel is also reflecting all the other jewels, so that there is an infinite reflecting process occurring.” Cook, Francis H. (1977), Hua-Yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra
…human perception of reality has been greatly changed by seeing images of our Earth from space.
Realising our oneness and wholeness changes our sense of who we are and how we relate to our world and all within it. It shifts our consciousness into a truer sense of identity, of being. Right now, this new consciousness is labouring to be born through the crises, catastrophes, and growing chaos as world climate changes, and systems based on old thinking begin to fail as they no longer align with our emerging understanding, values and expectations.
The human soul is awakening and is beginning to manifest through each kind act and thought
As we come to realise that we are more than the temporary forms we inhabit, we cease to identify with them
As we share the same human DNA, the one human soul and spirit, so we also share the great reservoir of substance from which all forms are created and to which they return when the inner spark either moves on into a greater freedom or reincarnates in another form as required by karma and the need of the progressing soul. This infinite reservoir is the all-pervasive spirit manifesting as matter. It is an aspect of the Oneness that is the Mother of us all, and of all things.
That which is created by the one, the universal, law of Cosmos is not sundered by the ordinance of cosmic energy. Unity is manifest through all Space, and this law is reflected in all manifestations of life. The multiple forms of Infinity reflect all cosmic fires. Man alone, separating himself from the infinite energy of the manifestation of Cosmos, is precisely eluding Truth. Does Cosmos ordain the annihilation of that which is held together by the one creative and life-imparting impulse?
… Cosmos creates for Infinity. Cosmos builds with co-measurement. Communion is imperative, and Materia Lucida is the consciousness of the cosmic rays. You are right in terming Materia Lucida the great Mother of the World. You are right in calling Materia Lucida Cosmic Love. Verily, the Universe is woven with the yarn of Lucida and the lever of Love. Poor humanity alone has clothed itself in isolation, with the veil of dark denial.” Infinity I, 52.
All the dimensions of life from the manifest material world to the realm of formless spirit, are composed of the Mother’s substance, Materia Lucida – from the densest accumulations to the subtlest where matter becomes indistinguishable from Spirit. As HP Blavatsky asserted: “Matter is spirit at its lowest point of manifestation and spirit is matter at its highest.”
…our expanding journey lifts us into complete identification with the whole of Life.
“…it is realised that there is no identity apart from universality and no appreciation of the universal apart from the individual realisation.” The Rays and the Initiations, page 106
We are told that: –
“This identification does not concern the form nor the soul but only the spiritual point of positive life which in the human unit we call the ‘Jewel in the Lotus.’ It should be remembered in this connection that there is a jewel at the heart of every atom. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, page 1245
Mother matter and Father spirit are the great primary distinctions, the origins that bring forth conscious realisation so that Cosmos may know itself in every possible manifestation. And they are at the heart of every atom – from the tiniest to the greatest, all infinite reflections of the one vast Life. The poet, William Blake, points to this realisation into which the human soul is awakening:
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand
And Eternity in an Hour
~ William Blake ~
(Opening lines of Auguries of Innocence)