This message was given as a private channel for a client, who asked why she felt so separate, despite all the spiritual work that she had done. The channel is reproduced with her permission.
“We do think that your question is a good one. We know that many people struggle with the same feelings of separation and alienation, and so we will try to answer your question in general terms and on the more personal level.
Let us begin by saying that the awareness of separation and individuality is not in itself a bad thing!
This may sound strange to you, since much of what is taught today is about the apparent need to remember that all is One.
This is true.
But we will say, further, that the essence of All Creation is an awareness of separation and individuality that leads or returns one to the WHOLE or the ONE.
In other words, a mature or master being is not one that disappears into the ONE, for that is in effect the process of death. In life, in the process of individuation, the Master Soul, or Master of Light as we like to call them, would hold an awareness of both – the individual and the One.
And so, a sense of separation and aloneness is in truth part of the full meaning of the experience of life. We feel that only when humans begin to understand this and accept this and become happy with this, that they will cease to resist it and it will become far easier to deal with.
Of course, at this point in human history, the sense of aloneness and alienation is intense, for people have indeed forgotten how to create communities and flow the Light of Source amongst themselves that will assist them to feel that,despite their separation, they are still part of a Community that is an Organic Whole. This is what you are now learning in this cycle, that even though you are alone, you can become part of a greater whole that will allow you to feel that sense of oneness and completion because you know that you are indeed part of something that is far greater than you yourself.
And so, as people learn how to function once again in communities, what we have called “Communities of Light”, then that sense of alienation and loneliness will become less and people will learn to balance the loneliness with the group energy that is the nature of Source.
For, if you read all the stories of how the Cosmos began, you will always find that you are told that the Source experienced intense loneliness and desired to know him/herself through the creation of Life and Matter. And, because all life in the Cosmos springs from that Source energy, the feeling of loneliness and the desire to explore the self through your creations and your relationships with others is intense and a part of who you are.
In fact, the more spiritually evolved you become, the more intense becomes these feelings of loneliness and separation, as you fully enter into God or Source consciousness. Now, most evolved beings have taken the next step into “bliss” and allowed themselves the be at One with the “One” in its state of Unity and completeness.
But this is a temporary state, and in order to function on the material plane and to carry out your work as souls who are undertaking the exploring and creating for Source, you need to step back into that separation from Source and into “self”.
Now, as we mentioned earlier, a true “Master of Light” or a “Warrior of Light” is able to live in that space between Separation and Unity, and to hold the awareness of the One with the Other.
So, we would say, do not feel that you have failed because you still hold that feeling of separation. While you are in a material body it will always be there to some extent. But, if you can cultivate and hold also a sense of the One, the knowledge that the ONE is always there and may be experienced in parallel with the sense of the individual, then you will understand the true nature of the challenge of material life.
And, as we have said, the closer you become to God or Source consciousness, the more intense the aloneness will become. For it is at the moment of intense aloneness that the Source moved into the act of Creation and brought forth life. So, in your own role as emissaries of the Source or Creator, it is your own God or Source energy that is being felt as aloneness and separation, and that will motivate you to create and relate with others in the ongoing dance of life that is the Source’s way of releasing its aloneness and exploring the full potential of its Being as a Creator.
And, we would say, that the whole purpose of your spiritual evolution as souls is to reach a point within that consciousness when the two may be held as ONE completely. Well, because this is the purpose of your evolution, it is the goal towards which you all strive, without understanding fully that you must of necessity learn to be with the aloneness and the separation before you can blend it with the Source or God consciousness.
When you, as a species, cease to resist the aloneness, you will find ways of creating the Oneness that you seek as the goal of your evolution. At this point, the forward movement of evolution seems to have chosen the route of creating soul mate relationships wherein an individual may experience the Oneness through another person. This can be achieved already by advanced souls quite easily. But, the next step would be for those souls to combine their energy on a permanent basis, so that they were literally one and would incarnate as one in their next lifetime. In this process, gradually the fragments of souls that have become multitude in the explorations of Source would begin once again to blend and come together, and over a process of millions of years, all energy would once again return to Source with great joy, having learnt all there was to know about Separation and Oneness.
But for now, you are still in the process of learning and exploring, and you are still learning how to hold your Aloneness in balance with the sense of Fullness that comes from the Unity with the One. And you are learning to do this as a species so that eventually you might all ascend into the light of Source as One.
But, as we have said, this is many millions of years in the future, and for now there is much work and play as you explore the Cycles of Existence and what might be and what could be created.
This present cycle of Ascension is about becoming a Master of Light so that you may hold the awareness of separation with the awareness of the one and combine them into the Mastery of the Warrior of Light. It is only with this balanced sense of “I” and “We” that you can create a Peaceful and Loving society that balances the needs of the individual with the needs of the group or community. And where the needs of the one are the same as the needs of the other, there is no difference because All are One!
The ancient Egyptians called this the idea of the “One and the Many”, and saw it as a dialectic or flow, rather than a conflict or duality. The person moves fluidly from a conscious of the Self or “Many” individuals to a consciousness of the “One” or the Source energy that flows through all things. For they are One, and aloneness and fullness are but aspects of the “One” experience, and can be experienced at different times along the continuum of experience.
The emphasis on duality in your society has led you to value the “One” state over the “Many” state. It is only when you can hold them in balance on that continuum of experience called life that you will fully experience the richness and diversity that is life on planet Earth.”