“He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.” –the Buddha
Symbol: Interwoven Circle
Gatekeeper: Jake Jenkins
Location: Jake and Sally’s house near Silverthorne, CO
The forth key brings our attention to how related and connected we all are to each other. Jake Jenkins, the peaceful giant in the book, educates us on both the technical similarities and viable associations we all share. Adopting the truth that We are One can be an antidote for loneliness. However, some people find it challenging or resist the idea of being related or connected to those they do not know, dislike or even hate. I encourage you to seek out and clear away grudges and resentments. They serve only to get in the way of happiness. Accept and embrace how connected we all are.
In the story, the symbol for the forth key is an interwoven circle, illustrating how our lives are inextricably interconnected now and forever.
The power of Unity can seem somewhat paradoxical. We can really only change ourselves. However, since we are all connected, genetically, molecularly, environmentally, socially and metaphysically then by changing ourselves we change the whole. One choice at a time, we can shift into critical mass. All choice, power, and change take place in the ever-present now.
“…all of life is a continuum, meaning that it’s all connected. And in more ways than one, I’ve found out, we are related. Do you know that we share each other’s molecules? Through a complete lifetime, all of the molecules in the world have been in my body and in every other person’s body on the planet. People in China have had my molecules, and I’ve had the molecules of people in the Middle East and Africa. We are all made up of the same stuff.
...not only are our bodies made up of the same molecules as everyone else, but genetically speaking, we are 99.99 percent exactly the same. Everyone on the planet is that closely related.
....not only are all things related, but all things are possible, and we are connected to all things and to all possibilities.” -- Chapter 54
When enough of us are making daily, vital choices toward awareness and unity, a critical mass shift will take place in the entire populace. This is not a new age notion to be dismissed as overly optimistic, but rather a proven scientific phenomenon that has occurred repeatedly throughout our history.
“All the forces in the world are not as powerful as an idea whose time has come.”
How should we proceed toward Unity? Forgive and Embrace your fellow man and woman. The ball is in your court. Be aware of and embrace Unity -- for we truly are all in this together.
Be aware of and embrace Unity.
Be the 100th human!
Resource Books for the 4th Key: