Everything that exists has awareness and all consciousness is connected. Unseen fibers connect every imaginable aspect of the universe. If we stop and tune in, we each can sense this intrinsic connection. Distance and time do not separate any aspects of the whole. All is One, and All That is One is of one universal, omnipresent soul – the anima mundi.
When a frog farts in the Amazon, the winds atop Mount Washington shift mysteriously. When a child sneezes in Botswana, dust is kicked up on the surface of Mars. When millions of minds intently focus on the same event, a ripple is literally felt across the fabric of space-time. The tragic event like that occurred in New York City on September 11, 2001, literally created a wrinkle in both time and space, distorting the fabric of reality itself; there is no doubt it was felt by all.
In the movie Star Wars, Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi suddenly staggers as if in pain, then says, “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced,” as the Evil Galactic Empire used the Death Star weapon to destroy a planet inhabited by millions of people. Perhaps the best way of understanding this Force in the universe that the Jedi were connected to is the description offered by Obi-Wan Kenobi in the movie: “an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.”
Can you feel it?