It’s a little hard discussing a matter like unitive consciousness when one does not have unitive consciousness. In fact it means that one can only speculate or perhaps share one’s observations or impression from the outside looking in.
What I did want to share about Adamu’s suggestions, published today (April 25, 2011), is that in essence what Adamu appears to be suggesting is that we actually engage in behavior that is characteristic of unitive consciousness. His suggestions are:
1. Seek to be motivated always by love. Love is that which draws beings together and breaks down the illusion of separation.
2. Seek to release your fears. Fear is that which creates separation and builds the illusion of duality.
3. Find stillness and peace. Practising mediation is a very good way to do this. When you manage to quieten the noise of your ego-mind, which arises from separation, then you can begin to experience yourself as you really are. There are many wonderful meditation practices that you can learn or you can simply take time each day to be truly still, quiet, at peace and receptive.
4. Remember that you are a part of The One. You are a powerful creator being and what you experience around you is a reflection of what is within you. Seek then to create inside yourself that which you wish to experience around you. Create oneness within yourself if you would create oneness outside of yourself.
Love is said to be the essence of all existence, that which unites, that which is the glue of life. If it is so, then for us to love is to behave in a way that is fundamentally unitive, inclusive, unendingly useful, productive, profitable, constructive. There is, seemingly, no end to the benefits of loving for us and the world around us.
I’m of the opinion that simply loving is the one essential practice, not only in approaching the attainment of unitive consciousness, but in fulfilling the purpose of life in its totality – which could be said to be a return to God. Adamu tells us that loving breaks down the illusion of separation. That is encouraging. It is both the end and the means.
In the course of loving, given the equipment we’ve been given and the situations we encounter in life, whether real or imagined, the chief obstacle to loving is fearing. Fearing is a drawing back and a retreat behind separative walls.
It is therefore another essential unitive practice to choose to remain outside of fear. But I don’t mean this in the sense of not fearing an earthquake or injury or death. I mean this in the more basic sense of not giving any credence or room within ourselves to fear itself at all, in making the choice in life that one does not accept fear as a tenable position and that one intends to live life without it.
If we think about the situation at its ultimate outcome, there is indeed nothing to fear. We are at our most basic level God Her/Him/Itself – God has no gender). God made finger puppets and dressed them up and gave them speech and feelings, etc., but only for the purpose of knowing their true identity as God Herself. The minute each realizes that he or she is no different than God Herself off comes the smiley face and the finger knows itself again as God’s own finger. What is there in all this to fear?
So love is the practice and fear is the obstacle, the counterpractice.
As for stillness and peace, the Formless God is stillness and peace. So here again, in behaving in this way, are we not doing that which the unitive does – or is? Again we are being asked to walk the unitive walk, to behave as a unitive being would behave – or as God, the only Unity, is.
Remembering that we are a part of the One – is that not the assignment that has been handed to us? We are part of the One and God has induced us to forget, for Her own pleasure, to have a game, if you like, to entertain Herself and Her guests. We are children at a garden party and it has pleased God to put a blindfold around us and tell us to find Her. The way we find Her is to remember Her.
And finally Afamu encourages us to create oneness within ourselves because what is around us is a reflection of what is within us. Again is this not a mirror of the divine process – that that which has been created in the world is a reflection of the Creator?
Look at any tree, any flower, any natural process, and does it not have volumes to speak about the Divine? Are we not being encouraged to operate in the same manner as the Divine, who has left all these little clues around to help us as we move blindfolded through Her world, searching frantically for Her?
I can think of another unitive practice: to transcend any dualism or polarity we’re aware of, to allow both to be and exist at one and the same time, without making the one right and the other wrong. Where there are two sides to a debate, accept both. Where one is of two moods, enjoy both. Where the mind tells one to make one side of a duality or polarity right and the other wrong, decline; embrace both. The equal acceptance of apparent opposites is another unitive practice, is it not?
So Adamu is inviting us to do as unitive consciousness does. I wouldn’t say “fake it till you make it.” I’d say establish a beachhead and then work out from the center. Or I’d say: walk the unitive walk. That’s what I intend to do. Thank you, Adamu and Zingdad, for that coaching. I know there will be a lot more where that came from, in just a short amount of time.