One’s ability to “trust the process” using EPC* or The Stage** to resolve hurtful feelings of conflict with another person depends on one’s ability to trust that we are all, in fact, connected. In his popular novel, The Twelfth Insight, James Redfield explains this “Law of Connection” through dialogue in the third chapter, “Moving Into Alignment:”
The Law of Connection
…Wil said, “Look, I think you have to understand what the Hopis told me about the Law of Connection.”
“You said those two guys you asked for food earlier had started to back away from you even before you began talking.,”
“Do you have any idea why?”
It was because of the Connection we have with one another. It’s built into our brains. The Document says that because we’re all connected, we sense what others are feeling and thinking. As we progress through the Integrations, it says we will develop this sense even more. But everyone already has this basic perception.”
“Are you telling me they could tell I wasn’t going to give them the exact story? My intent wasn’t to harm them. I wanted to give them money for their food. I just left out some of the details.”
He shook his head. “It’s not that they knew what you were doing exactly. They could feel what you were feeling, and as the lie you were contemplating brought you down, they felt that drain themselves, and thus became more confused and unclear–which was an unconscious signal to them that something was wrong, and that you were probably up to no good. So they backed away.”
He paused a moment as if to let his words sink in.
“And this sensitivity,” Wil went on, “increases as our consciousness increases. Humanity is reaching the point where you’d better not lie, even a little bit, because if you do, there will be more people every day who will be able to sense it. lying is just not going to work much longer” (p.54-55).
Redfield’s Celestine Prophecy series is making such “insights” easily available, without preaching, to the masses who read popular novels. Huge Kudos for that!
What’s sad for me is that it took a novel to show us what has been readily available all along. Believers acknowledge that God is omniscient and omnipresent. If one truly holds those beliefs, then he must also believe that God is everywhere–in everything and in every one of us. If God is in each of us, then surely we are connected!
[Thanks again, James, for permission to use that dialogue from your book, Twelfth Insight today! Readers, please visit his website for the book here, and if you haven’t read the Celestine Prophecy series, why not start today?]
Do you believe we are all connected? How does that affect your behavior?
Till next time,
Please be kind to everyone you meet, for we all have our hidden sorrows. ~Tzaddi
[This was first posted in 2013.]