Each person is part of the whole, and the whole is made up of the parts, similar to a tree where all the leaves are different in shape, size, and fractal vane patterns, but where they are all an essential part of the tree and its mission.
This collection of thoughts from EMN contributor, Grant Cameron, is an essay on Oneness and Consciousness. I very much appreciate the Oneness or non-dual perspective shared here because it is one I personally identify with and ultimately believe is what will become the focus of ET contact once the initial fascination with the technology and cultural contrasts are explored.
My spiritual life started in India where I lived for 9 years in the Himalayas practicing meditation and studying Vedanta or the philosophy of Oneness that both Hinduism and Buddhism are based upon. I recall that anytime I’d bring up the UFO or ET topic with my Guru, he always directed the attention back to the Source, where all forms of manifestation originate — be they human, earthly, or spread throughout the universe. Whether we refer to it as human or extraterrestrial beings, everything has its Source. The gold watch, the gold chain or the gold ring, while they all appear as very different ultimately they are all gold. It all depends where one’s attention and awareness are centred — in difference or duality, or in unity or Oneness.
In the UFO field we see a very interesting shift or evolution over the years. Where flying craft were the focus initially, many years later the interest was on the intelligent beings controlling the craft. Now that many stories of contact have emerged with numerous descriptions of beings of all kinds the attention again is shifting to the discussion of Consciousness, the Oneness or Source of all. That is the natural place for all this UFO/ET discussion to arrive at and I am grateful to researchers and authors like Grant Cameron for bringing light to this perspective where a unified field of Consciousness is ultimately the beginning, middle, and end of story, collectively!
Some thoughts on this topic by Grant Cameron:
In a dual world you need opposites. Good/bad. This assumes a dual world which I believe it is not. Mystical traditions and modern quantum physics shows non-locality and oneness.
Our conscious mind leads us to believe in duality. We believe there is duality, and time and space, we are random physical things floating around in a meaningless universe, and that everything is made of solid matter. It just appears that way. In altered states people have reported that all is one, all is alive, all is connected, and consciousness, not matter is the basis of reality. Consciousness (which is one) is the ground of being. A physical particle (according to the dual slit experiment) does not take a position in time and space until there is an observer)
Everything is connected, or everything is separate. The military who is advising Tom believes in separation. It is God’s light on the hill called America, vs endless enemies around the world and throughout the universe.
Science is now coming to the same conclusion
What we observe as material bodies and forces are nothing but shapes and variations in the structure of space. Particles are just schaumkommen (appearances).The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived. Subject and object are only one. The barrier between them cannot be said to have broken down as a result of recent experience in the physical sciences, for this barrier does not exist.
Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe. Erwin Schrodinger
I would say that this means there is only ONE – one source/consciousness/God – not God and something else. This concept has gained support in science by the one electron theory discussed first by two famous Nobel Prize winners
I believe that oneness – non duality – is the main message of the aliens. We are all leaves attached to the same tree(or in Reagan’s words – “how the world would unite” if faced with an alien invasion – “we’d all realize we are all God’s children.”). The tree needs us and we need the tree. There are no evil Muslim, or Jewish, or republican, or evil people branches to cut off. The alien message is if you keep cutting branches off (in a belief of separation between the good leaves and the bad leaves) there will be no more branches and the tree will die. The message is oneness.
In the reincarnation sense we come back in our next round as those we deem to be the problem to learn compassion by walking a mile in their shoes. This has also been expressed – “there but for the grace of God go I.”
In the same way the aliens are talking about the oneness of nature. What we do affects the planet as everything is one and connected. (Sherry Wilde tells some dramatic stories in her book telling of how the alien Da taught her the lesson of oneness) There is NO SEPARATION. Thus the huge ecological message that is given to so many experiencers. They are shown the destruction of the world if we do not learn the lesson of oneness. Tina Marie Caouette out of Vegas claimed to have seen 1 billion people dead. The aliens told her “this is what it may take for you people to get the message.”
I believe strongly that all “evil” comes from the belief in separation and in turn the belief in good vs evil. It is me vs. you good vs bad. I am ALWAYS the good guy and you then can be the bad guy. Take any genocide in the 20th century and show me it was not caused by the belief in separation.
– My religion is good and your’s is evil (separate duality of good vs evil)
-My skin color is better than yours (separation – God made good races and evil races)
– I am a working proletariat and you are an evil bourgeoisie. This separation belief caused atheist governments to cause three of the greatest genocides of the 20th century. (Soviet Union, China, and Cambodia)
-I am a good democrat and you are a evil Republican (separation I will therefore do what I can to stop your evil actions. There are no rules)
– You are an evil German, or Jap, or N. Vietnamese Gook. I am a good westerner and can kill as many of you as I want. This separation belief changed, we now trade with all three, and the evil somehow evaporated.
Everything comes down to bad beliefs. Hitler believed there 6 million Jews were the problem. Trump believes 11 million Mexicans are the problem. When you look, it not evil leaders, but ordinary people with bad beliefs – strong beliefs in separation justifying actions against those they “perceive” as evil .
I may be deluded to believe that we are all one. That should come as a comfort to you as you will never have to worry about me killing you, hurting you, and stealing your stuff. I realize that when all is one, whatever I do to you I might as well do to myself. Therefore the rule is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Is there a race that is TOTALLY evil. Where woman do not cry when their children die? Where children are born evil? Is there an alien race that gets here by understanding that everything is time and space is connected and then reverts back to a belief in everything is nature being separate objects in time and space?
Here are some of the Oneness examples I used in my download inspiration book.
The oneness message is that everything in the universe is connected and thus One. This is what the ancients described in the nirvikalpa samadhi experience. Each person is part of the whole, and the whole is made up of the parts, similar to a tree where all the leaves are different in shape, size, and fractal vane patterns, but where they are all an essential part of the tree and its mission. This is what Einstein’s intellectual successor David Bohm called the Implicate Order.
Modern Music – Led Zeppelin in the lyrics to Stairway to Heaven which came through automatic writing, “’Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings…And if you listen very hard the answer will come to you at last. When all are, one and one is all.”
Modern Music – John Lennon- “I am he as you are he as you are me, and we are all together.”
Modern Music –John Denver in his last written song The Wandering Soul, which was never recorded, Denver talks of oneness and love being the key, “Within each part, and in the whole. Love is the answer; love is the way.”
Modern Music – Sting from rock band Police described his feelings following an Ayahuasca experience in Brazil, “When we walk out into the cool of the evening, the jungle is vibrantly alive, in fact disarmingly alive, and I have never felt so connected before. I may be out of my gourd, but I seem to be perceiving the world on a molecular level, where the normal barriers that separate ‘me’ from everything else have been removed, as if every leaf, every blade of grass, every nodding flower is reaching out, every insect calling to me, every star in the clear sky sending a direct beam to the top of my head. This sensation of connectedness is overwhelming.”[i]
Rock and Roll – Chris Robinson front man for the group Black Crowes spoke about the oneness he experienced doing Ayahuasca. “I was very lucky, eight or nine years ago, to have an Ayahuasca experience… that was the literal opening up of all my minds and hearts. Where my mind and heart and soul all coalesce of having at least the initial understanding of the interconnectedness of all living entities in the universe.”[ii]
Scientific Discovery – Chinese physicist Shan Gao, who developed the quantum theory of discontinuous electron motion had oneness as part of s vision that led to the discovery, “In the early morning of 12 October 1993, I experienced a sudden enlightenment. At that moment, I felt that my body permeated the whole universe, and I was united with it …”[iii]
Scientific Discoveries– Edgar Mitchell experienced an instantaneous Oneness inspiration on his return trip from the moon on Apollo 14,
And suddenly it settled in a visceral moment of knowing that the molecules in my body, the molecules in the spacecraft, and the molecules in my partners had been prototyped and manufactured in an ancient generation of stars. It was not an intellectual realization, but a deep knowing that was accompanied by a feeling of ecstasy and oneness that I had never experienced in that way before.
In that instant, I knew for certain that what I was seeing was no accident. That it did not occur randomly and without order. That life did not, by accident, arise from the primordial earthly sea. It was as though my awareness reached out to touch the farthest star and I was aware of being an integral part of the entire universe, for one brief instance. Any questions that my curious mind might have had about our progress, about our destiny, about the nature of the universe, suddenly melted away as I experienced that oneness. I could reach out and touch the furthest parts and experience the vast reaches of the universe. It was clear that those tiny pinpoints of light in such brilliant profusion were a unity. They were linked together as part of the whole as they framed and formed a backdrop for this view of planet Earth. I knew we are not alone in this universe that Earth was one of the millions, perhaps billions, of planets like our own with intelligent life, all playing a role in the great creative plan for the evolution of life.[iv]
Science Discoveries – Rusty Schweikart had a Oneness experience on a March 6, 1969, spacewalk outside his Apollo 9 vehicle “When you go around the Earth in an hour and a half, you begin to recognize that your identity is with that whole thing. That makes a change…it comes through to you so powerfully that you’re the sensing element for Man.”
Science Discoveries – Fritjof Capra – Quantum theory thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe. It shows that we cannot decompose the world into independently existing smallest units. As we penetrate into matter, nature does not show us any isolated “building blocks,” but rather appears as a complicated web of relations between the various parts of the whole. These relations always include the observer in an essential way. The human observer constitutes the final link in the chain of observational processes, and the properties of any atomic object can be understood only regarding the object’s interaction with the observer.
Scientific Discoveries – Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania, has been scanning the brains of religious people for more than a decade. He has found that people who meditate, from Franciscan nuns to Tibetan Buddhists, go dark in the parietal lobe — the area of the brain that is related to sensory information and helps us to form our sense of self. Newberg found the various religious groups (praying or meditating more than one hour a day) he scanned all felt the same Oneness with the universe. “There is no Christian. There is no Jewish; There is no Muslim. There is just all one.”[v]
Science Discoveries – Physicist Erwin Schrodinger wrote, “The earliest records, to my knowledge, date back some 2500 years or more… the recognition ATMAN = BRAHMAN (the personal self equals the omnipresent, all-comprehending eternal self) was in Indian thought considered, far from being blasphemous, to represent the quintessence of deepest insight into the happenings of the world.” He also stated, “Deep down the consciousness of mankind is one. This is a virtual certainty because even in the vacuum matter is one; and if we don’t see this, it’s because we are blinding ourselves to it.” [vi]
Scientific Discovery – Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor talked about the brain and Oneness. “The present time is a time when everything and everyone is connected together as ONE. As a result, our right mind perceives each of us as equal members of the human family. It identifies our similarities and recognizes our relationship with this marvelous planet, which sustains our life. It perceives the big picture, how everything is related, and how we all join together to make up the whole.” [vii]
Books – Famous DC Comics Cartoonist and UFO experiencer Grant Morrison said he was told by the aliens, “I was told that our universe is a living single entity, the larval form of beings who inhabit what felt like an infinite, yet enclosed ‘ocean’ of living information.”[viii]
Movies – Gene Roddenberry of Star Trek fame channeled Tom, a spokesman for The Council of Nine. “But we would say to you, yes, we are in connection with one that is higher, but in totality together we are one, as all the universe is one…. We wish you to know that we are not God. We are collective and become one. We wish you to know that we are you as you are we. You created us, and out of that creation, you were created.”[ix]
Art – Artistic Savant Akeane Kramarik – “If we really look at it everything is connected. Everything is one. Even all the emotions are one.”
Aliens – George Adamski, the first reported alien contactee related the message that he had gotten from the aliens – that there is a Basic Universal Law: all things are connected; there is a Oneness of consciousness throughout the cosmos. An alien referred to as a “master” told Adamski, “You must impress, as best you can, understanding in the minds of your brothers on Earth that knowledge of themselves is the first requisite. And the first questions: ‘Who am I? Through what avenues can, I express in order to return to the Oneness from which I have fallen?’”
Aliens – Experiencer Tina Marie Caouette was told by the alien elder, “There is no difference between that chair, that planet and you. You are all energy just vibrating at a different frequency.”[x]
Aliens – Experiencer Betty Andreasson, who has been the subject of five books researching her lifelong experiences, described what she was told, “I understand that everything is one. Everything fits together. Everything is one. It’s beautiful! No matter what it is!”
Aliens – Bashar is a multi-dimensional extra-terrestrial being who speaks through channel Darryl Anka. He stated there are only four laws in the universe, and the main one is, “The One is the all, and the all are the One.”
Aliens – In reply to a question to the aliens about God, experiencer
Bret Oldham was told by the aliens, “We are all one with the one who is all.”
Aliens – Regressionist Yvonne Smith client had a client named John who described the Oneness idea he had been given by the aliens, “Part of it was through the experiences themselves that I don’t want to say conditioning, but them helping me acknowledge that we are all connected and that I am part of them and they are part of me…”[xi]
Aliens – Audrey Hewins, who received the vision to start Starborn Support and the Experiencers Conference held in Maine each year got a Oneness message which stated, “AFTER DEEP COVER AND GREAT DISC EYES WE WILL RECOGNIZE THE ONENESS IN EACH OTHER. THE CREATOR RETURNS WHEN THE ONENESS IS RECOGNIZED BY ALL WHICH WAS CREATED”
Aliens – Sherry Wilde spoke of three main lessons that had been told to her by the aliens. The first was that we are all one. To illustrate the point they took her and showed her father sitting at the kitchen table by himself. Just As she was wondering why they were showing her this, she stated that her father suddenly picked up his fork and drove it into it left hand spraying blood everywhere. At that point, she was told that this illustrates we are all one and what we do to others we do to ourselves.[xii]
Channeling – Ramtha – One of the key messages of Ramtha’s teachings encompasses the internalization of divinity meaning God is in Us, You are God. Therefore, all is one.
Channeling – In the channeled book A Course in Miracles, written by Helen Schucman, she states- “All things that come from God are one. They come from Oneness, and must be received as one.”
Channeling – Edgar Cayce, the Sleeping Prophet, stated – “The first lesson for six months should be One-One-One-One; Oneness of God, Oneness of man’s relation, Oneness of force, Oneness of time, Oneness of purpose, Oneness in every effort-Oneness- Oneness!” [xiii]
Channeling – Patience Worth – One of the many poems channeled by Worth was Oneness. “I have said, I have said: “Thou art sprung from my side, Rooted in my substance.” I have said: “Without thee I am nothing.” [xiv]
Channeling – Lazarus- a spirit that never came into the physical, “Sense the Oneness and the Power of One. Connect with the ethers and surrender your sense, your pretense, of separateness.”[xv]
Near Death Experience – Penny Sartori research on near-death experience showed that “during the experiences some people feel a great sense of unity and interconnectivity between all people.”[xvi]
Near Death Experience – Anthony had a near death experience that came after an asthma attack. The experience lasted 8 minutes but in the experience Anthony maintained that it lasted 2,500 years in real time. Oneness was a message that was part of the experience. Among the things her learned was that “I saw everyone in the world interconnected on these lines and I felt love and empathy…”[xvii]
Near Death Experience– 78% of all people who have near death experiences describe Oneness or cosmic unity as part of the experience.[xviii]
Psychedelic Components – DMT- One test subject in the SRI DMT experiments conducted by Rick Strassman described his experience this way, “So I went right into this white light. When I went into it, I lost any sense of being, any sense of what I was doing, any sense of past, any sense of future. It was absolutely blissful and euphoric. I just felt like it wasn’t I. I was everything. I was the light. “There is no sense of separation, no past, no future, all present, and white-yellow light.” As he fell out of the light, he could immediately feel this sense of separation.”[xix]
Another person in the study talked about how all ego was peeled away like skins of an onion, “There is that last level that defines you as a human being, and it goes…. you are no longer a human being. In fact, you are no longer anything that can identify.”
[i] Sting (musician) “ Broken Music: A Memoir” Cambridge University Press, 2003, page 46.
[ii] “10 Celebrity Ayahuasca Users,” http://www.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2013/11/22/ten-celebrity-ayahuasca-users?page=3
[iii] Gary Bekkum, “Kit Green’s Mindtap: The Experiment,” http://www.starpod.us/2013/01/17/kit-greens-mindtap-the-experiment/
[iv] Stephen Martin, “A View from Space: An Interview with Edgar Mitchell,” http://www.motorcityfreegeek.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=107&Itemid=108
[v] Barbara Bradley Hagerty, “Prayer May Reshape Your Brain: And Your Reality,” National Public Radio, http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104310443
[vi] Statement of 1986, as quoted in “Towards a Theory of Transpersonal Decision-Making in Human-Systems” (2007) by Joseph Riggio, p. 66
[vii] Jill Taylor, “My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey.”
[viii] Jonathan Ellis, “Pop Will Shit Itself with Grant Morrison,” http://www.popimage.com/profile/morrison/012501_grant6.html
[ix] Phyllis V. Schlemmer, “The Only Planet of Choice: Essential Briefings from Deep Space,” Gateway Books, 1993, pages 6-7.
[x] Facebook message to Grant Cameron, December 18, 2015.
[xi] Yvonne Smith, “Chosen: Recollections of Abductions Through Hypnotherapy, Backstage Entertainment, 2008, page 88.
[xii] Sherry Wilde in her May 30, 2015 presentation made at the Contact in the Desert conference in Joshua Tree, California.
[xiii] Edgar Cayce Reading 900-429.
[xiv] Patience Worth, “Oneness,” http://www.inspirationalstories.com/poems/oneness-patience-worth-poems/
[xv] Lazarus: Dealing with Troubled Times,” http://www.lazaris.com/publibrary/RespondingtoTheseTimes.cfm
[xvi] Penny Sartori, “Wisdom of Near Death Experiences: How Understanding NDEs Can Help us Live.”
[xvii] Near Death Experience Research Foundation, “100 Experiences,” http://neardeathexperiences.podomatic.com/entry/2014-06-09T09_46_51-07_00
[xviii] Bruce Greyson, “Does Consciousness need a Brain? – Evidence for Reincarnation,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yosn_GHYiR4
[xix] “DMT: The Spirit Molecule Full Documentary” http://www.suspicious0bserverscollective.org/the-blog/dmt-the-reality-molecule-space-weather-effects
Copyright 2016 Grant Cameron and Sid Goldberg for EMN
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ET artwork by Lisa Tenney © 2016
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