While there may still be those who seek to divide us by promulgating false ideas of differences that narrow and shrink our sense of identity, there are many more who are reminding us of our extended, shared oneness. These enlightened human beings help us to realise truth, and to dispel the illusions and assumptions that are often stated as irrefutable facts but which may also be fabrications that serve self-interest above the need of others.
In the realm of consciousness our presence extends as far as our awareness.
And we can stand with those who suffer
What though the sea with waves continuall
Doe eate the earth? It is no more at all:
Ne is the earth the lesse, or loseth ought;
For whatsoever from one place doth fall
Is with the tide unto another brought:
For there is nothing lost, that may be found if sought.”
From The Ways of God Unsearchable by Edmund Spenser.
In a very real sense we are one another.
The human mechanism and its ability to respond to its environment (as science well knows) has been developed in response to an inner urge, present in every human being and in all forms of life, and to the ‘pull’ and magnetic effect of the surrounding environment. Step by step, the forms of life upon the physical plane, down through the ages, have unfolded one sense after another; one form of sensitive response after another becomes possible as the mechanism is produced, until the human being can receive impressions from the physical plane and rightly interpret them; can respond to the emotional contacts of the astral plane and succumb to them or surmount them; and can become telepathic to the world of the mental plane, thus sharing—physically, emotionally and mentally—in the life and contacts of the three worlds which constitute his environment and in which he is submerged whilst in incarnation.” Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, page 54-5
While we might individually register impressions, they emanate from the vast field of shared consciousness
… all that IS is ever present. What we are concerned with is the constant awakening to that which eternally IS, and to what is ever present in the environment but of which the subject is unaware, owing to short-sightedness. … The Kingdom of God is present on Earth today and forever has been, but only a few, relatively speaking, are aware of its signs and manifestations. The world of subtle phenomena … is ever with us and can be seen and contacted and proved as a field for experiment and experience and activity if the mechanism of perception is developed as it surely can be. …The subjective realm is vitally more real than is the objective, once it is entered and known. It is simply … a question of the acceptance, first of all, of its existence, the development of a mechanism of contact, the cultivation of the ability to use this mechanism at will, and then inspired interpretation.” Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, page 53-4
…the greater life-changing lessons often occur through extraordinary happenings such as crises and catastrophes
…crisis is also opportunity for growth … and we have to love one another through the impact of that
Shipwrecked in a desert.
On the shores of desperation.
Eyes washed, tears that scald,
Strips away the veils that blind.
Heart seared, full of longing,
Can I cross the ground that’s burning?
Love soothes, pain is easing,
Light is calling all that’s mine.
Sweet voices, hands that lift me,
Light Eternal round my brow.
Safe haven washes round me,
Sailing, Sailing, Sailing Now!
~ “Rescued” ~ from https://newwavesoflight.org/soul-stories/rescued/