There is No Other
THERE IS NO OTHER
Unity is the one truth
We are all familiar with unity or oneness. There is an innate impulse inside each of us towards unification. That which feels or thinks itself separate hungers to come into connection with its otherness less it feels incomplete. You could say that this unification impulse is what drives this entire universe. The drive back towards itself. If unity or oneness is truth then why is it that we perceive there to be an other or that things or people appear separate or distinct from us?
The easiest explanation for this is that “you” are misidentified. You are identified with the appearance of you, meaning the body and mind-personality characteristics, habits and preferences that make up the “me” you think and feel yourself to be. As long as you focus and see only the appearance and rely on your senses to tell you what you are, you will remain misidentified. The you that you experience yourself to be on a day to day basis is not the you that you are. In fact it is impossible to experience yourself as any thing at all, you can only be yourself. You can only be because that is what you are. The only way to experience yourself is to recognize that you are, that you be. You cannot experience your true self through forms or thoughts because you are prior to and creator of all forms and thoughts.
All experience outside of directly recognizing your beingness is simple a projection of you (an appearance of you) and not the actual you. Experiencer and experience are one because no experience can be experienced without the experiencer. However when you are identified as the experience (meaning the sensations, thoughts and feelings that make up experience) without recognizing the experiencer you come to identify as the appearance. Now separation seems to exist and a world of objects seems like the reality because you are disconnected from the source, from the experiencer, from you. Thus the birth of the illusion of duality. Duality or otherness appears, is perceived by you, solely because you are not in recognition of yourself.
This idea of otherness is so second nature to us that we assume it to be true nearly all of the time. We don’t even just make “other” people other than us, we even fragment ourselves into multiple parts. We say things like “well a part of me knows and a part of me doesn’t” or “a part of me wants this and a part of me doesn’t”. Again this is so second nature to us that it seems normal, but it’s not. Who is the other you? Is there not just one you? Show me this you that is other than you. You cannot, because there is just one you. One presence. One beingness. One being.
The end of otherness
The sure fire fastest way to increase your coherence, your light, your alignment, and your frequency (which are all the same thing) is to dismantle your identification with the appearance and end your story of other. When you perpetuate the perception of other, particularly other parts to your own being, you create mixed frequencies. Mixed frequencies are by nature less coherent, contain less organized and efficient energy, and have capacity for less self-awareness. They waver and flitter, they are not stabilized, typically they don’t work that well together and it takes a lot more energy to create anything from them. When you are incoherent, aka innerly split, mixed and creating multiples of you, this is what you experience your life to be.
To end the story of parts of you and rest in the fact that there is only one of you requires that you take 100% responsibility for yourself. What I mean by that is you can no longer project say “laziness”, or that you don’t have what you want or do what you want, on a part of you. You can no longer say a part of you knows or a part of you doesn’t know. You either know or you don’t know, you either do what you want or you don’t do what you want. You either show up or you don’t. You must realize and accept that you, the only you that there is, is the one choosing what is currently appearing on the screen of your awareness or the projection of experience. There are no shades of grey here as attempting to create shades of grey only produces scattered energy that is fueled by doubt, questions and other mental strategies of avoidance and postponement. Another name for this is suffering.
Turning your focus away from experience and towards that you be or that you are naturally opens up the realization of the experiencer and the absolute certainty and direct knowledge of unity. The more you realize yourself the harder it is to continue the perception of separation until eventually it becomes impossible.
Increasing your coherency allows you to create much more effortlessly and to feel and be more rested in yourself even without the impulse to have to create or serve. This rest is not in the appearance of you, but your actual self. In fact the appearance can be turbulent yet you remain undisturbed. Wars can be happening, mass chaos, things going on in your body, tensions, conflicts and disagreements can be occurring and you don’t get hooked into any of it. Its doesn’t mean you don’t take action where you feel the impulse to take action, you simply don’t take any of it personal, because you know there isn’t a real separate person to take it personal. You naturally exude confidence and freedom because that is your true nature.
This isn’t rocket science and its not that hard. In fact this is the organic flow of evolution. To evolve is to increase coherency, complexity and energy efficiency. We feel pain and suffering when we fight this natural flow. Coherency and harmony starts and ends with you, as you are one and all is you.
Amanda Hessel, Aligned as Love