A global conversation is a chat we have as a world. A global conversation is a discussion that arises from the context of our shared characteristics. A global conversation is a conversation that speaks to our commonalities.
Our prime and inescapable commonality is that we’re all God. We’re all divine. If God is everything that is, if God is omnipresent, then we must be God too. God must be present as us as well as every other thing. How can the one be true and the other not?
We’re all immortal beings whose task in life is to realize our divinity. That task was given us by God so that, when one of us realizes her or his divinity, God meets God.
The realizations “I am God” and “God has become everything” are moments in which the formless God, the One without a second, experiences Itself in the nanosecond of our enlightenment. Bayazid of Bistun captures that moment: “I went from God to God, until they cried from me in me, ‘O thou I!'” (1) O thou I: separation vanishes and oneness is realized.
The created form arose from the Formless and merges back into it again. Said Jesus: “I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.” (2) What was he describing if not the journey that all of us make from God to God?
Our shared characteristics start with the fragment of God’s light that we are at essence. It resides in the spiritual heart or hridayam. Various religions call that light by various names: the Christ and Pearl of great price by Jesus, the Atman and Self by Hindus, our original face and Buddha nature by Budhhists, the firebrand plucked from the burning and the fire always burning on the altar by the ancient Hebrews.
Because all of us are divine, we also share the divine qualities in common. We all know and recognize at some deep level the value of love, bliss, compassion, truth, wisdom, discrimination, patience, detachment and equanimity, etc. That is why those aligned with darkness have such a difficult time when faced with love and truth. At some deep place, they recognize the primacy of the divine qualities.
Although we have different skin colors, different genders, and different cultures, we also know deeply that these differences need not divide us. Under our skin, behind our gender, and outside our culture, we’re all children of God; we’re all One.
And when we come together in the realization of our commonness, we’re able to build a new world on a strong foundation – on the rock of unity, rather than on the sand of separation.
Of course that new world will see all treated as equals. When we remember our divine origin, the divine qualities we share, and our common future as a human collective headed towards abundance, peace, and harmony, how can we not see our common unity and equality?
We’re leaving behind us all that keeps us apart, all that has us compete for the necessities of life, all that has us see our interests as divergent. We’re seeing more and more each day that we live together in one house – this planet – that we’re all of us crew on Spaceship Earth, and that Nova Gaia needs our care and love.
So it’s time now to turn our attention to what’s out in our world, what does not work and never has. It’s time to stop our behavior that causes pain and damage, whether to our environment, to our fellow beings of light, or to ourselves.
It’s time to awaken to the global nature of the human family, to shake the sleepy dust of ages from our eyes, look to the next person, and perceive our Oneness.
It’s time to turn to all our neighbors and have a global conversation for the birth of Nova Gaia, to set all unworkable things right and to put us on the path to human unity, equality, and abundance.
(1) Bayazid of Bistun in PP, 12.
(2) John 16:28.