Everything that goes into the making of a being, is part of that being. It is that being in different forms. For example, a lizard cannot be a lizard without the insect it eats, the sun that heats it up, the water it drinks, the air it breathes, the planet it lives on and the universe it lives in. The concept of the lizard does not end at its body then, but rather includes everything that directly or indirectly goes into supporting it. In other words, everything that goes into the making of the lizard IS the lizard in different forms, because without those sources, the lizard would not be. In this way, the lizard is inseparable from its sources.
The connections that go into the birth and growth of a cricket, the hunting and eating of the cricket, the breathing in of air, the drinking of water, the basking in the sun, is all ONE unbroken act of being a lizard. Each portion of the act is integral to the lizard’s existence; each portion IS the act of the lizard creating itself. In this way the lizard is not a fixed and limited item, but an actively living BEING with far reaching influence, which may not be readily apparent. It is living as and being a lizard. But since it is inseparable from its sources, the question arises: what is being the lizard? Since it isn’t separate from its sources, which includes the universe itself when you expand far enough, this means the universe itself or existence itself, is being the lizard. The lizard has all the sources within the universe at its disposal to be exactly what it desires to be, because it is all sources in the universe.
Now, what goes into the making of the lizard is fairly simple, since the lizard itself is a fairly simple creature in its beingness. Its being has fewer aspects to it than other, more “intelligent” creatures, such as human beings for example. As human beings, we are similar to the lizard or any other physical creature on the level of physicality. Our sources for the upkeep of our physical bodies are very similar: sun, food, water, shelter, and so on. Where we differ is in our emotional and psychological aspects. We are blessed with an amazing depth to our psychological and emotional experiences, and these aspects open up whole new types of sources that go into the creation of them. For example, every day we are bombarded with information, from external sources in the form of our interactions with others and internal sources in the form of our imagination. This information completely escapes the lizards of the world. We sort out this information and choose what we wish to incorporate into our psychology and what we do not. This is the process of creating that aspect of ourselves. This aspect of creation is what makes the difference between each of us greater than the difference between two lizards. It’s the depth of our personalities and the depth of our perspectives. This information that we use is similar to food or water to the physical aspect in that without it we wouldn’t have the ability to create our psychological aspects. Holistically speaking then, this information is our psychological aspect in different forms. This includes ALL information, even the type of information that we choose to ignore, because what we choose to ignore highlights and clarifies the information that we choose to incorporate. In this way, each piece of information is critical and crucial in the creation of ourselves.
The coolest thing, in my opinion, that comes from the realization that there is no separation between the sources of your being and your being itself, is that it changes the process of self-creation. It makes it simple, and efficient by allowing you the freedom to simply choose the type of being you prefer to be and allowing the other portions of that being, the seemingly external sources, to flow into your experience. The hard way of creating your being, the way most of us do it now, is by trying to gather all the seemingly external sources first and then choosing the state of being we prefer after. This method usually creates a sense of separation between us and our reality, which leads to many of the issues we currently face in life. The idea is to think holistically and see that the reality we thought was external to us is actually us in various forms. That is how infinite we are. That is how multi-dimensional we are.
So when you choose to be a certain way, by incorporating certain aspects of your greater psychology into your current perspective, you will automatically gather the sources, in whatever form they need to appear, to uphold that new perspective. Now, I know some may think that not everyone seems to be supported in our experience. There seems to be much poverty, sickness, and violence. However, in these cases the same mechanism is at work. The sources are part of perspective, and when that perspective is segregational, which is what the experience of poverty, illness and violence implies, so are the nature of the sources. They will uphold the segregation you have chosen. You will believe as you have believed for a long time, that you live in an uncaring reality and not as the reality itself.
It’s a simple understanding, yet is still tricky to get my head around. It makes sense to me that the reality must be the being in different forms. It cannot be otherwise. We cannot be separate. There can be no such thing as outside. What we tend to think of as separate or outside still goes into the making of ourselves just by our perception of it. So how can it be outside of us? It’s influence is very much alive in us.
The way I understand it now is that everything is one thing interacting with itself, creating different perspectives of itself, by relating to itself. Everything is us, we are everything.
By the way, I used the example of the lizard only because I was feeding my own pet lizards some crickets when I came to the realization that the crickets are my lizards in another form, and that the crickets should be treated with love and respect just as I treat my lizards with love and respect, since they are one and the same.