When two people meet and feel that instant harmony and connection, it is often described as synchronicity. When two people meet and seem unable to connect or relate with one another, it can be described as a lack of resonance. It is quite the same with ideas and opinions, I can respect an idea someone presents even if I personally do not resonate with it. I can experience synchronicity with that same person if we both come into a situation with clarity, openness and compassion.
Oneness does not mean or even imply sameness. The Galapagos Islands are said to be the only place on earth where animals live with few, if any, predators. They exist at an unusually high level of synchronous vibration. Their life force energies harmonize and create a reverberation or resonance that results in harmony, beauty and peace.
Human beings struggle with this idea of diversity within unity. Many who ardently seek peace in our world believe that the answer is to get every nation to embrace democracy. Religions exhort members to gain converts because theirs is the only true path. My response to that particular approach is that religion is the outward expression of a person’s inner connection with God. With that in mind, it makes sense that there are so many different expressions of God’s presence in people’s hearts and minds. Just as flowers abound in a myriad of shapes and colors, humans bloom and the love of their Creator manifests in a myriad of rituals, prayers, forms, and communities.
We are reminded in literature and movies that no two snowflakes are alike. We find that a wonder of nature to be enjoyed and appreciated. Why then do we struggle so with the same idea regarding human beings? Even identical twins have differences, though not in their obvious appearance. Their personalities and the paths they choose in life can often reflect innate differences that are quite unexpected.
Each of us is a unique and wonder-filled expression of the Divine. May we celebrate our uniqueness even as we seek to create harmony in the symphony of our human lives. May we welcome those who are different even as we seek the common ground of synchronous vibration so that we can build community on many levels of awareness and experience. May we be Divinely One and may we resonate with one another in love and compassion of All That Is.