Try to understand the metaphor of a mother’s love. A mother loves her child without imposing a condition on her love. The child is not required to earn or maintain their mother’s love, but can fully rest in the unwavering and unalterable reality of it. The child knows they can always turn to this love.
See how the mother looks upon her child as part of her Being. The spark of her child’s life flickers inside her, and the child’s essence is knit in her womb. She carries this life inside her until giving birth to the child. The child is born, but there’s no disputing that the child came from her and is part of her. The child is in the mother, and the mother is in the child… and there is love.
Understand yourself in this way as born of God. Know that God looks upon you through eyes of love as part of God’s being.
Now open your eyes and see others around you. See them through these same eyes of the mother, and look upon them as being part of your Being.
Press deeper into the above words and recognize the enormity of their implication, for herein lies the secret of to transformation, burying the illusion of separation and returning to the reality of Oneness.
Jesus told his followers he was going away, which upset them because they perceived separation. But Jesus said it was necessary for his departure in order for them to know that separation was not real and that his life… the One life… was alive in them and was their life.
But not just this, Jesus also taught his followers that the way they related to the least of all people would be considered their way of relating to Jesus directly. Jesus buried both the illusion of separation from God, and the illusion of our separation from one another. Jesus prayed in John 17 that we would know the truth of our Oneness with God and with one another.
All suffering is born of the illusion of separation.