This truth has been said by many masters throughout time. A simple statement, yet profound in its implications.

“I am the light that is over all things. I am all: from me all has come forth and to me all has reached. Split a piece of wood, I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.”

 –Jesus, Gospel of Thomas 

“Whatever is here, that is there. What is there, that again is here. He obtains death after death who seems to see a difference here. By the mind, indeed, is this [realization] to be attained:— There is no difference here at all! He goes from death to death who seems to see a difference here.”

–Katha Upanishad 4.10, The Thirteen Principal Upanishads trans. Robert Ernest Hume

“Withersoever ye turn, there is the presence of Allah.” 

–Quran 2:115, Sacred Books of the East

Beneath the dogma, drama, and cultural differences, all religions, and spirituality in general, share the same fundamental message: everything is One. A simple statement, yet profound in its implications. If everything is One, then we are not separate from our reality, our neighbor, the plants, the entire earth, anything! We are One with everything. Well then, what is this mysterious One that makes up everything, including ourselves and our consciousness? It has been given many names: God, Goddess, Creator, Consciousness, Life Energy, the Field, the Source Field, the One, the Universe, Brahman, Atman, the Tao, the Light, the Love-Light, Spirit, the Great Spirit, the Infinite, the Eternal, the Father, the Mother, the True Self. It doesn’t matter what label is used, as long as it is understood that it is One, it is what everything really is, and it is what we really are. It is our true identity.