FREE: Seeing Oneness (Abridged Version)

“My deepest belief is that separation is an illusion and — beneath our diversity and the uniqueness of our individuality — we are all expressions of a single, unified state of eternal consciousness (that religion calls God). In this article I want to use origami to convey what it is like to experience our unity directly as a knowing, rather than through a belief in the idea of it.

The Simplicity of Our Unity.

I am sure you have heard of the art of origami through which people create beautiful shapes — such as animals, planes, and boats — by folding a sheet of paper. I want to show you that each of us is an equal expression of consciousness — and because of this — at our deepest core, we are all the same. We all originate from a single eternal state of consciousness. To see how this relates to origami you should know that the art form has some simple rules:

  1. The sheet of paper should be perfectly square.

  2. You cannot cut the paper (or use tape or glue).

  3. You cannot add anything (such as decoration).

This means that each of the billions of origami shapes ever created are identical in their basic form. If you unfold any two of them — thereby removing the mask of their shape and revealing their fundamental form — they are found to be identical.”