Message of Compassion and Oneness by Toni Carmine Salermo
Once in a while, I will come to you as I do now, in this moment in time, in space, in this dream called life, a reflection of all that is and is still to be. Seeds of God and creation, of goddesses, beings of light, love and pure wisdom, this is what you are.
I wish to talk to you today about a great quality you can choose to cultivate and nurture in order to live a happier and more fulfilling life. This quality, dear one, is compassion. But how do you cultivate and nurture it?
The first step is to understand, to really, truly understand and feel with all your heart that all is one. We are connected by energetic currents. All is connected by threads of love. No one and nothing are separate. Everything affects everyone, every thought just as much as every action. For thoughts are energy and are felt on a subconscious level.
Secondly, have compassion for yourself. Forgive yourself. Be kind and know that nothing and nobody in this world are perfect when judged from a human perspective. Life, in all its mystery, unanswered questions and seeming imperfection, is perfect. One can only see this from a higher perspective. You can feel this through the quite solitude of your heart.
Accept and be compassionate toward yourself and you will be better equipped to be compassionate to others. Please do not confuse compassion with self-pity for they are vastly different things. Compassion is a form of wisdom and love. It promotes deep understanding and acceptance. In accepting yourself, you can more easily accept others.
Acceptance does not mean things cannot change for the better or that you give up on trying to improve your life or the life of others. Don’t stop trying to make the world a better place. Don't give up on your dreams or your passions but pursue them with greater empathy, kindness and love.
Life is a game. As a player, you are here to experience all your soul has chosen to. Grow and expand your awareness and feel the beauty of existence. Life is no small thing. It is fathomless, omnipresent, multidimensional and infinitely so. You are meant to become more, to glow ever brighter through the light of wisdom and become a mirror of your higher self.
Words are so limiting, they are confined to space and time. I cannot take you beyond them without making you confused. One can only truly feel the unlimited reality through silence. Words offer signposts and stepping stones, but not a solid path to the Divine.
It is difficult for you to understand that opposing statements and contradictions are aspects of oneness or the one thing. Or, that what you think is wrong and what you think is right are both valid, both right and wrong, because again, they are merely aspects of the whole story. All is one. Let this be your mantra. Repeat this over and over especially when you experience anything negative or disturbing. This will help you be more compassionate to yourself and to others. For we are each integral to the whole. Together we are complete. Feel and be aware of the oneness in your heart and thoughts.
Make this your mantra: “All is one. I am one with all. I am not better nor worse, higher nor lower. All is an aspect of the one.”
This amazing tapestry of life, of humanity and nature forever unfolding and reflecting the sacred light of creation, lives inside every particle, in every atom of your being. Centre your attention and awareness to your third eye, to your heart center and feel it.
(Artwork and writing © 2018 Toni Carmine Salerno)