From Cayce's perspective, our goal is not to simply wait for heaven or to escape theearth; instead, we are challenged to bring an awareness of the Creator into our livesand into our surroundings wherever we may be, right now."what is the difference? ...Truth...is of the One source. Are there not trees of oak, of ash,of pine? There are the needs of these for meeting this or that experience...Then, all willfill their place. Find not fault with any, but rather show forth as to just how good a pine,or ash, or oak, or vine thou art!"Edgar Cayce Reading 254-87There is a common bond we all share as a collective humanity: There is but one God,and we are all God's children. In order to reawaken that sense of connectedness weshare with one another, the readings state that the start of any spiritual journey shouldbegin with the knowledge that the Lord God is One. Regardless of the name we callGod or the religion on earth that we feel drawn to, there is but one Creator, one Source,one Law. In fact, perhaps more than anything else, this concept of "oneness" is theunderlying philosophy of the Edgar Cayce readings.
Just What Is Oneness?
This notion of oneness in a world so filled with variety may, at first, seem a difficultconcept to comprehend. After all, we are surrounded by a myriad of plants, trees,animals, experiences, and people. Rather than attempting to make all things the same,however, oneness suggests instead that we have the opportunity to view this richdiversity as an example of the multiple ways in which the One Spirit tries to findexpression in our lives. Since there is only one God-the source of all that exists-ultimately, the universe must be composed of only one Force.Oneness as a force implies that all things are interrelated. Every one of us has aconnection to one another, the earth, the universe, and to God. This one force is a forcefor good which is attempting to bring the spirituality of the Creator into the earth.Unfortunately, because of our limited awareness of the power of free will, individuals areable to direct that force into selfish purposes and desires, creating "evil" in the process.In terms of spirituality, the concept of oneness suggests that God is not limited toexpressing through one religion alone. Instead, the Creator manifests in individuals'lives because of their faith and because of their relationship to the spiritual Source, notbecause of their specific religion. From Cayce's perspective, religion is the form in whichindividuals attempt to understand the manifestation of this Spirit. God can (and does!)work through every soul in the earth.The good news is that, in spite of how things may appear in the world today, thereadings assert that all of Creation will eventually be brought into an awareness of thisoneness and of the Law of Love which it implies. One of our challenges as individuals isto make the world a better place because we have lived in it. Perhaps the best