Words. So many words. Words to describe anything and everything. Bridging the gap between experience and thought are words. Words are used to differentiate, to define, to break the underlying unity apart into separate, recognizable features. The question is, can words be used to express the underlying unity connecting all things? You bet.
The language of unity works with, and more precisely, on, the language of division, using the words already spoken, thought, and written. Anything divided can again be unified. The hardware of unity is built into our language, it’s a matter of translating words of division into words of unity.
The phrase, “Everything is connected,” is an expression that attempts to bring unity to a divided world. If everything is connected, then certainly, without a doubt, I am connected with myself. That much is obvious, assumed, fundamental, right? Or is it? Ask yourself, “Am I connected with myself?” And if not, then how can everything be connected if I’m not even connected with myself? Am I in tune with my intuition? Do I know myself completely, both my light and my darkness? I must own these things, own myself, before I can make sweeping statements about “everything.”
Once I own that “I myself am connected to myself,” then I can move on and expand my definition of self to include everything in the universe. The way I express this total unity is with the phrase, “It’s all me.” In other words, when I can say, “I am everything,” and fully believe it, fully understand it, then I can substitute the word “I” with “everything.” The words “am” and “is” are like linguistic equals signs. When I say “I am something,” then I am equating myself with that thing. When I understand that it’s all me, I am literally equating myself with the entire universe. This is what enlightenment truly means. Not only is “it all me,” but because I am everything, I am also “it,” so the phrase becomes, “I’m all me.” I’m all me. To me that’s the most beautiful thing a person can say.
Everything is connected as long as I am connected with myself and I am everything. “Everything is connected” translates into “I am connected” and I simultaneously know both these statements, the original and the translation, are true. Do you see how this language of unity and enlightenment works with, and on, the normal language of differentiation? Can you yourself say, and at the same time understand, “It’s all me?”
But how do I recognize you as separate from me? You are certainly separate from me because you and I have different bodies, different thoughts, different lives. Yes, true. I am both different and the same as you, and so I need two languages, acting side by side, simultaneously, to describe my current situation. When I talk, I use the normal, differentiating language. But in my head, I am merging every thing in my world with myself. And when I hear other people talk, or especially when I read other people’s words, I am translating and substituting in my head, both keeping myself separate and merging myself with the other using these words as the basis for my unity, my enlightenment, my own self-balance.
What if I would rather say that “It’s all you,” or “It’s all God?” I am still merging everything into a singularity, so that should still work as a unifying language, right? Not so fast. I don’t know about you, but most people I know are expressions of their own consciousness. I am the seed, the kernel, of my own fractal existence at the center of my own holographic universe. I can only merge things with me. I cannot merge things with you because I am not in your consciousness, only my own. The “you” that is “me” is only my perception of “you,” what I see through my own lens of me. So even though I am “you” and I am “God,” I am at the same time not you and not God, I am only my perception of what you are and what God is. So that’s the task, to own both sides of the coin, the unity and the division, at all times.
In conclusion, my language is very effective at differentiating, and understanding that it’s all me allows me to substitute these differentiating nouns and pronouns, these things, of my language into words that unify in the singularity of consciousness at the center of my universe, namely me. This substitution allows me to work with my regular old differentiating language in order to view my words through the lens of unity. Differentiation and unity simultaneously speaking within me.