“At the present time in the world, you’re finding out that everyone is linked together. You’re finding that you do not live on a globe occupied by independent entities that have nothing to do with each other. You are becoming utterly aware of the interconnection — the unity, I’m going to even say — of everyone.
You’re becoming uncomfortably aware of it. But it is a blessing, because if you are truly losing your capacity to think that you or your country are independent and separate from everything else, if you are losing your ability to believe that, then you are coming into a rather clear experience of what I’m going to call ‘unity consciousness.’
But . . .
it bothers you because being independent and being sovereign — whether it’s as a country, or as a state, or as a city, or a municipality, or as an ego, yourself — is something that in the process of Awakening you’re going to have to let go of.
And as you’re finding out, you’re having to yield to and acknowledge something you didn’t believe, but something that has been the case and [has been] known by those who are running the world for a long time, even though you just lived in your country, or your city, or your state, and you did your thing and everyone else did their thing and nobody ever felt the connection, felt the unalterable connection, felt the connection that means that what happens in one place is happening to everyone.
This is a marvelous Awakening.
Now, if as you are finding, other people’s problems are yours as well, and if you are finding that the way people handle themselves on the other side of the globe can cause ripple-out effects that absolutely affect you negatively, then you’ve learned a principle — a practical, wonderful principle.
And that is:
Since everything is interconnected, then somebody . . . and it might be you . . . might be you . . . it might be any of you . . . is capable of and actually to some degree has the responsibility to have an answer that ripples out and blesses everyone.