Difference is perceived.

We all to some degree use memory and logic to compare and evaluate people and things. We make value judgments based on how we think things and folks differ from each other.

We label people, things, and situations based on our judgement and act accordingly. Our ability to discriminate in this way helps us feel safe. We believe we know what is or isn’t good for us and can protect ourselves with this understanding.

All of this differentiation is a symptom of separation consciousness—the belief that we and all other things and beings are separate from each other and from the divine. In this mindset, anything or anyone separate from us may be dangerous. We feel the need to protect ourselves by creating actual physical, mental, and emotional boundaries around ourselves.

In divine reality, everything and everyone is inherently part of the divine. All is interconnected and separation is impossible. We may perceive separation between us and the rest of Creation, but that does not mean it actually exists.

Today’s message invites me, when I feel the need to differentiate myself, to look for similarities instead. When I change my habitual evaluation and judgments, I change the nature of the reality I perceive.

Please reflect and share. How do you perceive differences?