We as humans are unique creatures. We often place so much emphasis on being strong, self-reliant individuals, yet we also long for, and intrinsically know, that we also belong to something greater than ourselves. It gives us great assurance and pleasure to belong to something larger than us. Be it as simple as a club at work, a sports team, or realizing we are one with the Universe, the feeling is similar.
Here's a quote from the Bhagavad Gita that helps illustrate what I'm talking about:
"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self."
So although we place so much importance on being separate individuals (Ego), our true selves, our Soul, recognizes that our core existence is the same as the core existence of everything and everyone in the Universe. Deep down we know this, we're just too busy most of the time to heed the message.
A way to help this message reach you is to see yourself in others. For example, your in the mall shopping and it's quite busy. You see all sorts of different people around you. Different races, colours, sizes and shapes. Suddenly you see a person struggling just to walk a straight line. You pass by and realize they are not only physically handicapped, but mentally challenged as well. Instead of just shrugging this person off, look at them a little more closely and say to your Self, "That's me!" Because it is you.
Pick someone else now. That fat lady, the skinny old man, the Asian food server at the food court, look at them and say to your Self, "That's me!" As you become more accustomed to realizing we are all one and we have all come from the same Source Energy, you will start to feel a connection to your Soul you've never felt before. It's a connection filled with love, compassion and empathy for all life.
As you wake up to your Universal status, you are sending a wake-up call to every sleepy being in the entire cosmos. You are a child of the cosmos and once awake you will feel the need to awaken others. That's just the way it works.
When pure awareness touches the depth of it's own being, it knows, in a flash, its own Universality.
You've been listening to the Soul Mechanic, and it's been my absolute pleasure to serve you. Sending you Love, Happiness, and, Abundance, now, and always.
Bye for now!