Cosmic Unity Experience

Cosmic Unity Experience
(In this induction, a brief pause follows each paragraph. Longer pauses are marked. A half-hour pause follows the end of the induction proper, before the section marked return.)
Put your hands in mine. Just lay them in mine.
Gradually now, as you feel my hand and my hands feel yours, let the wall of skin that separates us dissolved and disappear.
Gradually feel how your blood vessels and mine connect, so that your blood runs through my veins and my blood runs through yours and the bloods mingle and we have one blood.
We become a unity. We become one.
Gradually feel how my thoughts become yours, and yours become mine. Gradually feel how your emotions become mine and my emotions become yours. They mix. They mingle. They become one. We become a unity. We become one. We are a unity. We are one.
(pause)
Because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we can extend. We can become everything in this room. We are a unity. We are one.
(pause)
Because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we can expand outward and become all of humanity.
The guy in a service station servicing cars, the drivers of the cars, a working person in a factory.
A soldier shooting and being shot. We lie close to the earth firing where movement seems to happen in the thick brush. Suddenly we feel some pain and notice a darkening and reddening around a hole in our jacket.
We are a criminal moving stealthily down back alleys on the way to a robbery. We are the person who is robbed.
We are a child let out from school greeting the late afternoon freedom with a shout of exultation.
We are a mother calling her child from an open doorway. We are the child answering the call.
We are an old man dying. Our breathing comes hard and rattles in our lungs. The eyes glaze over.
We are an infant, newly born. Our eyes see light and dark. Our skin gets strange sensations. We cry, not knowing that we cry.
We are lovers making love. We feel hand son our bodies, the taste of someone’s mouth. We feel ourselves enter and be entered.
We are a mother giving birth. We feel the downward straining of the muscles and writhe with it. We are the child being born. We feel the pressure of the rhythmic opening and closing.
We are a hunter in the jungle. We feel the heat and smell the swat as we wait in cover for the quarry to appear.
We are a mother suckling a child. We feel its mouth on our nipple, the hands clutching the breast, the spurt of milk. We are also the child, sucking mouth filled with nipple and milk.
In the frozen North, we sit in a snow hut chewing on sealskin. We feel the pressure on our jaws. The fire smokes and our eyes tear.
We are an executive in a corporation looking bored at the papers on our desk. We are a tennis player leaping to return a shot before the ball goes by. We feel the leap in our back and arms and haunches and legs as we strike the ball.
We are actors, concert-goers, sailors, farmers, prostitutes and pimps. We are judges, students, demonstrators, politicians and pimps. We are judges, students, demonstrators, politicians. We are all of humanity. Because we’re a unity. Because we’re one.
(pause)
Because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we can expand still further and become all of animal life.
We are a dog whining at the door as we hear a familiar ear outside. We hear the foot steps get louder and when the door opens we leap upward in ecstasy.
We are a cat stretched out on a sofa watching nothingness with yellow eyes. Suddenly we leap down and go to the food dish.
We are birds building nests, singing to stake out our space.
We are a mouse hiding behind a log. Suddenly we see others running and we, too run, not knowing why.
We are bears scratching our backs against the trees.
We are al epoard hiding in a tree, waiting. Suddenly an antelope passes and we leap down, biting into the throat and being borne to the earth. We are the antelope. We can feel the jump, the teeth, the blood, and the pain in the throat.
We are partridges making love. We drum our wings. We mount and are mounted.
We are baby foxes barking and biting at one another in a hidden valley. Suddenly our mother barks and we rush into the den and huddle quietly. Shortly afterward we hear the crackling of twigs.
We are a fly sucking at the huge granuled sweetness of a sugar cube. Deep in the water, we’re fish swimming along, nibbling at the water weeds. We’re an eagle perched on a mountain top. We’re all of animal life. Because we’re a unity. Because we are one.
(pause)
Because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we can expand and become all of plant life.
We can feel our roots going deep, deep, deep into the earth.
We can feel our leaves warm in the sunlight, and the rain falling down on them before it goes into the earth. Our roots take in the water and it rises under the bark.
There are thousands of us and we spread across the fields. Horses come and crop at us. We’re the grass. We’re the horses also.
We gradually open our flowers and the smell brings bees to take our nectar and bring pollen. We’re roses — and we are bees.
We grow at the bottom of ponds waving in the water. We lie at the top of ponds, and the surface becomes green and slimy.
We twine around fences and other plants. We’re vines.
Deep in the jungle, we grow on other plants. We have no roots. We’re orchids.
We’re lichens and mosses. We turn the rocks green and weave them into earth.
We’re white, brown, red, yellow, all colors. We carry our seed cases under fleshy heads on our stalks. Sometimes we grow alone, sometimes in clusters, turning decay to life. We’re mushrooms.
We’re everything–all of plant life. Because we’re a unity. Because we’re one.
(pause)
Because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we can expand further and become all the land.
We feel plows cutting us up into fields. We’re the plows, too.
We can feel the roots of plants penetrating us. We’re the plants, too.
In holes deep within us, rivers move, bats fly, and men may dig.
We rise in tall, great masses. Great pine forests ring us. Rivers tear at us. Snow rests always cold at our tops. We are mountains.
At our margins, the waves tear at us. We drop beneath the water and we are the cup that holds the sea.
Because we’re a unity. Because we’re one.
(pause)
Because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we can expand further and become all the water.
The rain falling warm and gentle from the clouds in the spring, or cold and hard as an autumn gale whips the trees and houses.
We are a small pond with algae floating green in the hot sun. We are a large lake where people sit fishing. We are also the fish and the people.
We are a mountain stream cold and swollen with the rain, showing white as we strike against the rocks in our bed and washing away the earth in our banks. We turn brown at our edges with the earth.
And sometimes when it is cold we get hard and solid, or turn into a fine white powder. We are the ice and snow.
We gather together in large masses, endlessly moving. We are the sea. We crash upon the land in huge breakers and wash it away. Great ships ride upon us. In our depths, fish swim. We roll over plains, mountains, buried cities. We are the ocean.
Because we’re a unity. Because we’re one.
(pause)
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we can expand further and become the air.
Great tides of air moving, moving, moving over the earth.
Sometimes we move gently, like the light breeze that touches a young girl’s cheek. We’re the young girl, too.
Sometimes we move lightly and billow out the wash on a sunlit day.
Sometimes we are hurricanes. We knock down trees. We know down houses. Nothing can stand against us.
Sometimes we are unmoving. The clouds just stand in white gray masses in the heavy air.
Because we’re a unity. Because we’re one.
(pause)
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we expand still further and become the entire earth moving through space around another world that gives forth light and hear.
Near us there’s another world moving around us, and still other world. From far off in the blackness, other worlds mark small places of light. Because we’re a unity. Because we’re one.
(pause)
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we can expand still further and become the entire solar system.
A network of planets, comets, asteroids, moving around a central sun, the whole part of a larger net and moving together through space, moving, moving, moving, endlessly moving.
And we whirl around our own center without purpose, but with direction, moving through space endlessly, endlessly, endlessly…moving, moving, moving.
Because we’re a unity. Because we’re one.
(pause)
Because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we can expand further and become the entire galaxy.
Solar systems, star systems revolving around one another, large stars, small stars, some bright some black. All turning around a common center and moving in a body through space.
Moving, moving, endlessly moving with direction, but without purpose. Always moving, moving, endlessly moving.
Because we’re a unity. Because we’re one.
(pause)
Because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we can expand further and further and become the whole collection of galaxies and island universes.
Our limits are beyond all limits.
We are the distance between the stars.
We are huge cloud clusters of stars moving, revolving, endlessly.
We are light and no light, all colors and no color, all shapes in their stasis and their change, moving, moving, moving, because we’re a unity, because we’re one.
(pause)
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we become the whole universe. We become a single point around which the universe, which is us, revolves.
Just as a spinning top has a point of stillness around which it revolves, so are we the point of stillness for the universe.
Around us all is motion and music in visual display. We are the center, we are in the center participating in our stillness in its motion. For all is us and we are all.
We are a unity. We are one.
(long pause)
*
[Return:]
Now, gradually, because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we expand outward again and become the whole universe. Our boundaries are beyond time and limitless.
Because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we become our own galaxy moving through space among other galaxies.
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we shrink and become our solar system moving through the galaxy.
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we shrink to become our own planet, moving with other planets around a distant star.
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one we shrink and become the air enveloping the earth.
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we shrink and become the waters.
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we become the land, the mountains and valleys, the hard soil and the sod.
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we become all plant life, the trees and flowers and grass.
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we become all animal life–the squirrels and doves, the monkeys, the lions, the giraffes, the calves, the partridges.
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we become all of humanity, all colors, all races, all people, all sexes, all religions.
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we contract to being everything in this room.
And because we’re a unity, because we’re one, we contract and become ourselves again, sitting in the room linked together.
Now, gradually let our blood vessels separate, so that we each have our separate blood supply.
Now, gradually let the skin form between us so that we can separate ourselves and go back to being ourselves.
Keeping from this experience whatever you need, being already in the here and now, return to the here and now and wake up whenever you’re ready.

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~ by ionamiller on July 11, 2009.

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