Remember the movie the Highlander, where there were a group of people who were immortal, and they went around decapitating their enemy immortals saying, “There can be only one.”
Well, I believe we are all One. We are all connected in some way with each other. I friend of mine gave me a book on CD by Anita Moorjani called Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing.
Anita was in the end stages of cancer. And when I say end stages, her body was shutting down. She had a near death experience (NDE) while this was happening, and came back once she understood that her fear of life caused her cancer, and that we are all connected.
Anita’s account is not the first I’ve read of this phenomenon. Nor, I am sure, will it be the last. It was just another confirmation that this is true.
We are all so connected that everything we do effects those close to us, whether we realize it or not. In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.
“A brother (or sister) smiles upon another, and my heart is gladdened. Someone speaks a word of gratitude or mercy, and my mind receives this gift and takes it as its own. And everyone who finds the way to God become my savior, pointing out the way to me, and giving me his/her certainty that what s/he learned is surely mine as well.” A Course in Miracles Lesson 315