The Principle of One:
Understanding Unity and Your Energy
The Unified Mentality
HAL: I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I can think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.
~2001: A Space Odyssey
The entire universe is nothing more than energy waves, originating and intersecting from minute points we identify as particles. Quite literally, EVERYTHING, is created from these waves and/or particles. Everything from your body to the planet you are standing on. I say and/or because, depending upon your perspective, it could be said that waves and particles are one and the same. This will be explained at greater depth a bit later.
Taking this a step further you can think of yourself as trillions of particles bunched tightly together or the universal meeting point of as many waves. The waves contain energy and the power they yield is directly correlated to the intensity of the wavelength. Material examples of this include music at higher and higher volumes, the violent clap of thunder created by a nearby lightning strike, or the destructive force of a wave of water when it reaches land.
Understanding and appreciating this is the foundation of your ability to accumulate, control, and direct your energy toward whatever goal you wish to achieve. No matter if it is wealth, happiness, love, or something else. Once you have mastered the ability to accumulate and focus this energy the entire universe is within your grasp. I myself found this reality difficult to grasp initially, so don’t be discouraged if it is foreign to your way of thinking. The first step to attaining this power is gaining the proper perspective or mindset.
Adopting the Unified Mentality…
As it was in the beginning, is now, and shall ever be.
Reality only presents itself to us when we look upon the world of the senses which alone provide us with realities.
~Sir Francis Bacon
Before gaining a full grasp of the information that follows it is essential to, at the very least, have a comprehension of the divided or de-unified perception of the word and self that governs the majority of your and for that matter almost all of humanity’s understanding. The word divided is defined as separated, of two minds, in disagreement. Western society has long held this fragmented view of the world and the “self”.
When I refer to this divided perception I am referring to all aspects of conscious life and thought. Society separates into different social, ethnic, racial, religious groups and so on. Education is divided into multiple specialties. You see yourself as entirely separate and individual from other people. In our system you were likely taught to foster this mentality from a very young age.
One of the aims of this book is to assist you in releasing your mind from this prison of thought and perception. Once your mind becomes open to the unified and connected nature of all things you will find problems easier to solve, emotions more easily managed, and more. A unified or undivided perception removes those blinders that previously allowed only a view of the result or the individual reason. Connections, solutions and understanding that always existed are revealed and opportunities become unlimited.
The U.S. education system, and for that matter most historical and contemporary ones, are clear examples of the mental division that is programed into your thought. To be clear, I am not intending to bash the education system or the great men and women who work tirelessly to educate our youth. What I am suggesting is that this structure limits your ability to think with a unified mentality.
Consider the life of the great artist and inventor (discoverer) Leonardo DaVinci. Born in 1452 as an illegitimate child in Italy he was by custom not entitled to the formal education of his peers. As such, his mind was free to roam and pursue any interest that intrigued him. As a boy he spent much of his time on his Uncle’s farm wandering and sketching. As he grew his interests expanded into nearly every area his mind could fancy. Ultimately he became a scientist, inventor, painter, sculptor, architect, cartographer, mathematician, and more. His works of art are world renown to this day and his mechanical designs were revolutionary at the time and still studied today. His mind was not bound by the forced structure of a traditional fragmented curriculum. The problem you may face today is that your attention and mindset is so completely divided that despite having numerous interests you don’t really excel at any of them because you aren’t given the opportunity to become passionately curious about any of them. Only with an open and unified understanding can you truly foster this.
Before you start thinking I’m waxing overly philosophical about some utopian existence of monk-like meditation I will note that there is some utility to limited divided mindsets. For example, later you will learn about compartmentalizing challenges in order to reduce anxiety and make them more manageable. However, a unified perception is still applied to the solving of the individual challenges. The division is merely a tool of organization rather than a way of viewing. For now though, I want to ensure you focus on and acquire a full understanding of the unified principle.
To further illustrate the unified principle consider invention and discovery. As I like to say, the modern flat screen TV wasn’t invented but rather, it was discovered. If you lived only 75 years ago the very idea of the current television would have been beyond comprehension. However, all the elements necessary to create the flat screen were in existence at the time, our minds had only yet to reveal the correct recipe. The very concept that anything is created by man is flawed in that sense. We have access to the elements available in our universe, the knowledge available in the universe, and the energy available of the universe. Therefore, anything that can exist does exist. Any invention or discovery can been seen in this manner.
You may have difficulty with this concept initially but as you become more attuned to the unified reality of all that is it will become less foreign and more implicit. Another way of appreciating this unified way of thinking is to consider the progress of human understanding up to the present. Not long ago much of humanity believed that the world was flat. Moreover, most had no knowledge or belief that there was land outside of their known world. While most believed these things to be facts, the reality was that they were merely conclusions based upon their subjective reality and perception. We would not presently suggest that the land mass of North and South America did not actually exist merely because the perception was such at the time. Rather, it had existed prior to its discovery by those who were unaware and would continue to exist after.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
~ Carl Sagan
If you think about it in a more “open” or “unified” manner it could be equally said that the New World, as they called it, was realized instead of discovered. In the same manner as the flat screen TV was realized or discovered or invented. To realize is to become fully aware of something as fact, cause something to happen, or give physical form to [an idea, etc.]. You can clearly see how all three of these definitions, or descriptions of the meaning of realize, apply to the aforementioned. Europeans who had previously believed that no further lands existed became fully aware as fact that they did exist. This realization caused them to accept a new understanding of the world. Lastly, physical form, if only in the way of maps to most, was given to this understanding.
To illustrate this idea in yet another context of human thought and development consider electricity. Before understanding of electricity’s practical application was realized humans believed lightning to be something altogether different. The early Greeks thought that the king of the gods, Zeus, threw thunderbolts down from stormy skies. The Vikings imagined Thor, their god of weather, striking a powerful hammer against an anvil to produce thunder and lightning. Native American tribes believed the flashing feathers and flapping wings of the mighty Thunderbird caused lightning.
We now understand that lightning is, in fact, massive amounts of energy in the form of electricity. However, electricity was little more than an intellectual curiosity for millennia until 1600, when the English scientist William Gilbert made a careful study of electricity and magnetism. In June 1752 Benjamin Franklin is reputed to have attached a metal key to the bottom of a dampened kite string and flown the kite in a storm-threatened sky. A succession of sparks jumping from the key to the back of his hand showed that lightning was indeed electrical in nature. In the modern world electricity permeates our lives in nearly every aspect. Even as I write these words electricity plays its role by powering the computer on which I type and the information is presented on a flat screen monitor. Just as with the flat screen TV and the New World, we did not create electricity but instead it was discovered or realized.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
I will repeat this theme over and over again throughout this book. The entire universe is in its simplest description, ENERGY. As such, all that IS exists as one; unified…connected. Your ability to open your mind to that reality is essential to harness the energy that IS you. This is the very source of man’s inherent nature to continue to explore. As the Columbus’s and Magellan’s of Europe opened perception of a more complete reality revealing that which had always existed. So too, the open and curious minds that revealed the true nature of electricity, and the developers of modern technologies realized to combination of elements exposing our perception to all manner of amazing things that always were capable of realization, but had only yet to be revealed to our perception.
As we will discuss later in the chapter on learning, this open and unified understanding allows for a fuller and more complete perception of anything. Instead of separating into subjects or specialties one can more easily realize the connections between seemingly unrelated subjects such as math and biology on a classical level or, as you will see in greater detail later, psychology, electricity, and consciousness. You can begin to understand something like depression as a reference point in the progression of and individual’s temporal consciousness, not a disorder or a disease to be cured. Rather, you will recognize that a multitude of interconnected factors resulted in the present state.
Once you become accustomed to the unified view of reality it seems ironic to think of invention, realization, and discovery differently. Heck, we could even include reveal in this group and probably a number of other words, but I digress, for now these will suffice. The word invent comes from the Latin word, inventus, past participle of invenire, to come upon, find. (Websters Online Dictionary). Discover is defined as: to make known or visible; to obtain sight or knowledge of for the first time. If you look to the previous paragraph you will note that all three words are defined nearly exactly the same. This isn’t some random fluke or coincidence. Instead, our systematic divided way of thought has long taught us to categorize and separate instead of fostering our awareness of the unity right before our eyes and minds.