Well, the days are getting longer and warmer, so spring must be coming. Like many of you, I feel spring as a real relief from sheltering inside my home.
It feels good to be outdoors. Last week on my walk, I saw the first daffodils poking through the earth. I took a photo of them today and they had grown about three times as big.
With the trees, plants, and flowers turning green, I have begun to think about what I will plant in my garden. I can hardly wait until it is time to do that. I’m ready.
Connected as one
On another topic, last weekend, I spent two afternoons at an on-line retreat with Tim Freke. From reading his books, his way of thinking has intrigued me so I decided to check him out.
He is a philosopher who has authored more than 30 books. His philosophy differs radically from the Eastern approach to spiritual awakening. In his view, the ego is not the villain, but the hero in the spiritual journey.
Freke teaches that when we are ‘deep awake’, we understand oneness and celebrate separateness.
This retreat was part experiential and part lecture, and I was amazed that the experiential aspect worked online.
Gazing into another person’s eyes to experience a sense of oneness and love is one of Tim’s techniques. Again, I was surprise that, even on Zoom, the gazing engenders a deep connection, and a deep feeling of love and oneness. It was hard for me to fathom until this experience.
Tim describes how we are evolving from individuals to “unividuals.”
He coined this term to describe being an individual and also being part of the oneness with the universe.
He sees humanity’s development on the Earth from its beginning to the present time as being physical and that now our souls are evolving.
Tim believes that we can have and need to have both our own individuality and a connection to the oneness. I am obviously not doing justice to his teaching here but wanted to introduce you to a new way of thinking.
“My work is for passionately curious people who want to understand what life is.” Tim Freke
I have read a number of Tim Freke’s books including:
After my experience this weekend, I feel I need to read some of them again to really get a full understanding of his unividualism.
Luckily, his books are quite easy to read.
I recommend you check him out. His Ted Talk can give you a preview of his philosophy – you might want to watch it more than once.
My spring wish for you…
May you be one with all species from trees to people letting your individual consciousness enjoy the universal world.
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