One Life, One Mind, One God

Gail Manishor, Author of:
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life

We have a small informal meditation group that meets in our home 3 times a week at 5 p.m. We chose 5 pm because that’s when many people meditate on the West Coast. Before the meditation we discuss any experiences, insights or breakthroughs we’ve had since our last meeting.

I recently read that the roots of individual giant redwood trees frequently grow intertwined with those of their neighbors. By “holding hands” underground, the roots form a network that allows the trees to withstand even great storms.

That day as we went into meditation I thought of the many souls who might be meditating at that very moment and even those who were not and I mentally joined hands with them. I felt the oneness of all life. We are all connected and supporting each other. It was a fulfilling experience for me and one which anyone can use in their own meditation.

God is so vast and so magnificent that it is impossible for us to truly comprehend. However, simply realizing at the level of our own ability we can get a glimpse that we all are a part of that One. We are all connected. Each and every one of us matters to each other whether we know it or not. It is so. As we think and meditate on the Oneness, we cannot help but think of the Creator and the Source of all that is. I believe this is the true spiritual life. This is the meaning of it all. God is and because God is, we are. As we meditate and think of the vastness, intelligence and power in this one mind which we call God, we realize how wonderful it all is. And so it is.