EVERYONE IS YOU. I spent the last two weeks in a waking dream and I’m trying my hardest not to wake up. I was up in Petaluma with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. There were 33 of us, from all over the world, coming together to study and practice and open our hearts. There were so many beautiful teachings that came through and in time I will share what I can... but this one is my favorite: Everyone is you. You see, we are all a unique face of the divine. Each and every one of us is a character the creative power of the cosmos dreamt up. The goddess is a diamond and each of us are a facet. So that means when you’re in conversation with someone else, you’re really in conversation with yourself. When you’re gossiping about someone else, you’re really gossiping about your self. When you’re checking someone else out, you’re really checking yourself out.
As you move through your day, everything is you. There you are as a bus driver, a waitress, an investment banker, a homeless wizard preaching on the street. There you are as a Jacaranda, a cactus. There you are as a dragonfly. There you are in your rage. There you are in your splendor and your size. There you are as a child, as an old woman, as a thunderstorm traveling across the great desert sky. And yes, there you are cutting yourself off in traffic. That’s how you throw a tantrum. That’s how you wear a scarf. That’s how you sing, that’s how you laugh, that’s how you cry. There you are. Everywhere. There YOU are.
Ram Dass said: Treat everyone you meet like God(dess) in drag. Mary Oliver said: The world is the multiform utterly obedient to a mystery. I say: Everyone is you. And the sooner you can surrender to the infinite variations of yourself, the sooner you can fall in love with every reflection you get to meet. We are all of it. Everyone is you. Everything is you. We are the unlimited expressions of that same pure essence. And we have been sent here, to orbit each other, so that we never forget exactly what we are. We are one. You are me. I am you. It’s that simple. It’s that beautiful. And it’s absolutely true.
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