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The Doctrine of Oneness: Embracing the Divine Essence in All

"In order to understand the doctrine of Oneness, one must grasp the idea that every sentient being in the Universe is a manifest incarnation of God.'' Michael Corthell This essay looks into the core of the Oneness doctrine, exploring its consequences and underscoring the profound impact it has on our understanding of self, others, and the universe. At the heart of this doctrine is the acknowledgment that every sentient being in the cosmos embodies a divine essence. This concept invites us to view ourselves and others as bearers of divinity, transcending superficial differences and embracing the intrinsic spiritual nature that unites us all. Understanding this profound interconnectedness allows us to cultivate a sense of reverence and respect for all life forms. Recognizing the Inherent Divinity in All Beings: Central to the doctrine of Oneness is the recognition that every sentient being in the Cosmos carries within them the divine essence. This concept invites us to view

Oneness Revealed: The Interplay of Self, God, and Reality in the Universal Mind

''God, the Universe, and our very essence are inseparable. We are not just observers of the universe; we are participants, co-creators, and expressions of the divine.'' Michael Corthell   In the vast expanse of cosmic contemplation, where the boundaries between self and universe dissolve, we find ourselves tracing the threads of wisdom woven by the likes of Neville Goddard , Alan Watts , and other luminaries . Through their insights, we embark on a journey to unravel the profound interplay between our existence and the cosmos, as we explore the notion that before we were born, we were the universe itself. Before our earthly sojourn, before our first breath in this dimension of form, we were the universe in its raw, unmanifested potential. This primordial truth is a concept that echoes across spiritual traditions, embracing the whispers of Emerson's 'over-soul.' It resonates with the idea that our individuality arises from the same wellspring of cosmic consc

Quantum Physics, Yin and Yang and Oneness

"Yin and Yang dance in harmonious embrace, for in their interplay lies the essence of oneness. As the contrasting forces converge and intertwine, they give birth to the symphony of life, reminding us that unity is found in the delicate balance of opposing energies." Michael Corthell About Yin and Yang The concept of Yin Yang is an integral part of Taoism, representing the second principle of this philosophy, with the first principle being the concept of oneness. Yin Yang serves as a well-known method for illustrating the two opposing energies present in nature and within ourselves. According to Taoism, the interplay and harmonization of these energies are essential for actualizing the principle of oneness. Yin and Yang are complementary forces that exist in a state of dynamic balance. Yin represents the feminine, passive, dark, and receptive aspects, while Yang symbolizes the masculine, active, bright, and assertive aspects. These energies are not absolute or independent ent

The Divine Drama: God's Extraordinary Role in the Cosmic Theater

"In the vast cosmic theater, God's boundless creativity dances through stars and souls, guiding galaxies and inspiring minds. We too, hold a spark of divine intelligence, invited to play our parts in the eternal exploration of existence." Michael Corthell In the vast and mind-boggling expanse of the universe, there's this incredible force known as God who takes on every role with remarkable precision, bringing the story of existence to life. With boundless intelligence, this divine consciousness stands at the center stage, embodying the essence of everything. With infinite creativity and limitless potential, God assumes the role of stars, galaxies, and all the celestial wonders that grace the cosmic tapestry. In a grand cosmic drama, this unfathomable intelligence portrays matter and energy, effortlessly transitioning between different forms. It dances as atoms and molecules, orchestrating the very fabric of reality. From the blazing depths of stars to the serene exp

''I Am You and You Are Me''

by Michael Corthell What does my statement 'I am you, and you are me', mean? It means to me that we, you and I, as well as all living beings, are functions of, and manifestations of the entirety of the Universe and therefore are of the same 'ONE spirit' - a spirit that not only permeates but is the first cause and driving force of the Universe.  In short we and all there is - the entire mass and energy of the Cosmos are expressions of the Universe itself and this is what is meant by 'holy'. “Every individual is a unique manifestation of the Whole[or the One], as every branch is a particular outreaching of the tree.” – Alan Watts If you agree or at least find this concept of a single uniting spirit of the Cosmos intriguing please contact me, either via direct message on social media. In the video below my mentor, the late Alan Watts explains further:   ''I am you and you are me. All is ONE, We are ONE.'' You see the universe is one single living

What is Oneness and What is Interbeing?

“Interbeing: If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either. So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are. “Interbeing” is a word that is not in the dictionary yet, but if we combine the prefix “inter-” with the verb “to be,” we have a new verb, inter-be. Without a cloud and the sheet of paper inter-are. If we look into this sheet of paper even more deeply, we can see the sunshine in it. If the sunshine is not there, the forest cannot grow. In fact, nothing can grow. Even we cannot grow without sunshine. And so, we know that the sunshine is also in this sheet of paper. The paper and the sunshine inter-are. And if we continue to look, we can see the logger who cut the tree and brought it to the mill to b

The Universe in Balance: Compensation and Karma

 by Michael Corthell Like a spinning top or a twisting gyroscope the universe always seeks to  balance itself.  The Law of Compensation states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction — cause and effect. If the pendulum swings one way, it will always swing back the other way. There is a rhythmic balance to all life, and in all things. ''The whole of what we know is a system of compensation. Every defect in one manner is made up in another. Every suffering is rewarded; every sacrifice is made up; every debt is paid.'' —Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson's essay Compensation inspires human beings to do good. When it is studied and taken to heart, even great things. I encourage you to read this summary of Compensation's key points. The universe is a living, breathing organism. All things have morality. This morality within us is a viewpoint. The morality outside us is the Law of God. Justice is not postponed.

Why Life-Balance is Natural

  ''The Universe itself which is all that it contains, including us is a system  ―  I will go so far as to say it is, in fact, a living organism. All material systems require balance to function properly(picture a swirling galaxy or planets orbiting stars). In physiology, we call this homeostasis or that is to say, 'the same state'.'' 


''We reside in an average solar system, in an average galaxy containing BILLIONS of suns, in a Universe that contains BILLIONS of galaxies, and to say that our world must be the only world among TRILLIONS with intelligent life on it is, well, insane.''  Michael Corthell  

[Spirit] All is One

The truth is that you already are what you are seeking. You are a single water molecule in the ocean of the Universe, which contains within itself the entire Universe. ''No man is an island'' English poet John Donne, writing in the 17th century, famously wrote that “no man is an island,” comparing people to countries, and arguing for the interconnectedness of all people with the Universe.

[All is One] Such as it is...

  We cannot harm one without harming all. The healthy 'inter-are' with the unhealthy and the wealthy 'inter-are' with the poor. We can't escape that connection.  Most human beings have been taught to believe that they are separate from other human and non-human beings and in fact all life. That is simply false. We are each other. We inter-are. The fact that we ‘inter-are’ is the great awakening we must have in order for the Earth to be saved.