Sages and monks from around the world, from all religions and walks of life, have some form of understanding of a basic operating system, or unity consciousness, that we are born with. Some may call it Spirit, Universal consciousness, or in Jesus’ case, he called it the Kingdom of God. It is the essential operating system with which we live, move, and have our being. Unity, or unitive consciousness, is the basis of who we are.
Our Early Programming Determines Our Focus
The problem we had growing up, is that we did not have control of what was programmed into our systems and we were taught that there are boundaries and separation between ourselves, others, and even God. We become ego-focused; therefore, we go from a unitive, non-dual consciousness to an egoic consciousness, thus moving from we to me.
Unity Thinking is Everywhere
Non-dual consciousness is promoted by Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, and mystical Christianity. In yogic teachings; for example, the word yoga means union. There is oneness and unification at the very core of our existence. We are at our core, consistent with the non-dual consciousness and oneness is our default setting.
The Divine Mind is Where We Came From
In Unity teachings, Oneness is the same as the Divine Mind, which is the source of all knowledge, is the essence of all life, is everywhere and available to everyone, and is the one and only power. It is the source and supply of all ideas and is the unifying and harmonizing aspect of unconditional love. All of these things come preprogrammed within our own operating systems; however, many of us forget where we came from.
Wisdom Teachings Share The Same Theme
Wisdom teachings from all over the world emphasize the need to maintain a unitive consciousness and they teach that separation between us and everything else is an illusion. We have forgotten that this is who we are at our cores. We just need to remember who we are.