I remember (and you may as well) how fascinating it was to learn there was no such thing as two snowflakes exactly alike.
I remember the awe.
There I was, looking at an ice crystal that would soon turn into water again, and at the same time I was the only person ever in existence who would see the divine uniqueness of that individual snowflake. I also remember the excitement of all the other children. They, too, understood their snowflakes were unique, and never again would there be another snowflake like their snowflake.
Back then, all of us children were excited in observing and acknowledging something that was one-of-a-kind. We continue to bear witness to this throughout our lives — from the custom paint job on our car to admiring a great painting in a museum. The human race assigns great value to the unique, whether it is of nature or of man.
So why is it if we can stand in awe with the uniqueness of a snowflake, we still have such a difficult time even accepting, much less appreciating, our own divine uniqueness and that of others? Why do most of us struggle with this concept?
We first need to understand what “divine uniqueness” really means. We know the word “unique” means the only one in existence, never to be repeated — but what makes something “divine”? For that, we have to go beyond the linear. First and foremost, we need to understand the linear. There are many explanations, but to describe it in its simplest form, it means there is a beginning and an end. In the non-linear, there is no beginning and no end. In the linear, we are in time; in the non-linear, we exist outside of time.
The only way to move beyond the linear, to exist outside of time itself, is to have an omni-experience (which is known by many names, such as the godhead or nirvana). An omni-experience is where the mind and consciousness are completely in sync, and the mind opens into the infinite. You are everywhere at once, which is the quantum state of existence.
You exist outside of the linear when you enter an omni-state. If a CAT scan was taken of your brain during an omni-experience, it would show every neuron in the brain lit up and connected with each other in a coherent way and without any conflict; in contrast, during normal states of consciousness or even hallucinations, a CAT scan would only show certain spots lit up in the brain.
While your brain is in an omni-state, it also releases a chemical called DMT. The only time DMT is actually present in your brain is at birth, death and during some spiritual experiences. During all of these times, the pineal gland opens and releases massive amounts of DMT, which is what actually connects all of the neurons in the brain.
Omni-experiences are usually achieved in at least three different ways. The first is through deep meditation — lab research has shown that Buddhist monks and Catholic nuns have a considerable amount of DMT in their brains during transcendental experiences. The second is predisposition at birth for a small number of people; I had my first of nineteen omni-experiences beginning at the age of three, and it changed my life forever after. The third avenue is possibly through chemical induction using psychedelics, such as LSD, although they are not considered full omni-experiences, but more of a precursor. Serious medical research is being conducted all over the world, including the United States, and they’re finding that in highly controlled experiments with medical professionals, using pure LSD can help hospice patients have a conceptual frame shift and a peaceful understanding of their existential experience, with less anxiety about death. This is because LSD mimics how the natural chemical DMT affects the brain.
When you’re in an omni-state, this is the only time you can see beyond the linear, and therefore, that is the only time you can ever absolutely comprehend uniqueness.
In an omni-state, you actually experience the oneness with everything. Only then can you actually comprehend the fact that there are no names. Instead, you know every single being, simply by their vibration or their energy frequency. When you’re having a full omni-experience, you feel each being’s frequency within itself, and you can pick out one being in the midst of billions of beings or all simultaneously, all with their own unique vibrations. Nothing has to be identified.
For example, if you see a grain of sand, you would know its origins and its history. You would see the divine uniqueness in that tiny grain of sand; you would see its atoms and recognize each and every one of them individually.
You realize you’ve had this information within you for everything that has ever existed.
So, if I looked at you while in an omni-state, I would see all of your uniqueness which identifies you, and I would stand in awe with that uniqueness. That uniqueness of a person would be the far greater consciousness. You’re the only one in the universe who thinks and processes information in the way you do, and I would be able to see the divinity and the perfection in your creation. That is the soul.
Divine uniqueness is about the soul — it is who you are, it is what you are, it is everything you have ever been.
Can we ever see divine uniqueness without an omni-experience? We would need to evolve consciously to see it. A good start would be to stop perceiving the soul as being something separate. The soul is our personality, it is our ego, it is our imagination, and it is our forever self; it expresses itself when we are in a state of love or choose to sacrifice for another. For most people, the concept of the soul remains separate from our concept of life.
Think about it: are we really that spiritual when we can’t even contemplate that as a being we are not yet evolved enough, due to lack of practice, to really get in touch with and acknowledge that which we call the soul? Instead, if you look at how we practice life on this planet, our spirituality and other precepts instruct us to make the divinity within ourselves less, because otherwise we would be arrogant.
To evolve, we must override our ancestral software — the ideas that have been handed down since man began — that we are not worthy. Instead, we need to embark on attempting to feel an expression of self that has nothing to do with someone’s ancestral script and ideas.
If you want to recognize and accept your divine uniqueness and also others’, it needs to be done on a day-to-day basis. The most important aspect of this work is that you need to eliminate any shame for your existence.
Shame prevents us from doing everything, from living life fully — it causes continuous judging of your actions and the actions of others. You need to recognize each time you become ashamed. It can be because of something that happened today, or a memory from the past; it’s the same, whether it was your words and actions or someone else’s.
And when you do actually attempt to acknowledge your own brilliancy/worthiness, there is an automatic unconscious perception of unworthiness that runs through your body. When those two frequencies meet, they create the friction of shame. The action and mechanism of shame causes a collision of energy in your spine, generally meeting just below the brain stem. That action causes the vertebrae in the spine to compress, and the shoulders go up in a hunching motion. When that process happens, you increase the flow of energy which dismisses the validity of your greatness — and shame takes over. This process is instantaneous and imperceptible to yourself and others most of the time.
When the frequency of shame hits you, nothing can make you feel worthy.
You don’t have shame in your life? Think again. Anger and hatred are the emotions that go hand-in-hand with shame. Why are anger and hatred involved? About half of the population can’t handle the feeling of shame, and so their instant reaction, by the time they become adults, is to become negative and attack somebody else. They try to find anything wrong with the other person, even if they have to lie and make something up. Anger is the only thing that can override the sensation of shame, and so anger and shame feed off each other. The anger creates more shame, and because of the frequency of shame, it demands we increase the volume of our hatred so we can override the sensation of shame. It’s a never-ending cycle of dysfunction.
Shame and anger will prevent you from seeing your and others’ divine uniqueness. These are the mechanisms that have been working together for at least 50,000 years, and they’re hardwired into every single human being.
If we want to recognize and accept our worthiness and divinity, one of the first steps is to recognize the level of anger within ourselves: how often do we put people on trial through our judgments? Observe that. When you start observing the judgments, then you have an excellent opportunity to feel the frequency of shame, because as we remember events and recognize the shame, our first thought is the need to punish ourselves for the errors we have made. But, if we follow the ways of the great prophets, like Jesus, Muhammad and Buddha who all said that sin is to be forgiven, then we should not prosecute or judge an error, because the result of that is shame (the word sin in the days of those great prophets simply meant “to make error”).
Shame also works as a mechanism that prevents memory from opening up — it can seal the door on memory. So, as you practice not being ashamed, your mind starts to open up more memory files over time, which allows you to remember more of those moments. The brain does this little by little because it’s extremely damaging to the cellular structure of the body to go through periods of shame; when the brain represses those memories, it is attempting to save the physical body from damage. Shame is probably one of the major causes of illness on this planet.
It’s extremely important that when you do recognize any shame you feel, you need to say to yourself, “Yes, I did that and there’s no reason to be ashamed. I would never do it again, but I wouldn’t know that if I hadn’t tried it”; or “Yes, someone said or did that to me, but I handled it the best way I knew at the time”. Don’t beat yourself up over mistakes you or someone else have made.
So, even though we never actually see our divinity unless we have an omni-experience and the mind opens up, the benefit to taking time every day to do our best to recognize our own divine uniqueness is less conflict within ourselves — and be able to see more of our own worthiness. The result is that we naturally begin to treat ourselves and other people better, appreciate more in life, and have a positive outlook.
This Christmas, allow yourself the gift of divine uniqueness and celebrate the self along with your brothers and sisters.
Be at peace.