One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters by Larry Dossey M.D., is a perfect book to read as the new year dawns. Why is this discussion so needed today? Because as Dr. Dossey explains, the collective One Mind of which we’re all a part, is a vision that is powerful enough to confront the threats to our existence that we now face… from climate change to terrorism and war.
In his beautifully written and well researched book, Larry Dossey explores the many ways of experiencing a transcendent, unifying state of being called One Mind… in altered states, mystical experiences, reverie, epiphany, psychic and highly creative moments. He explores the fascinating topics of Near Death Experiences and reincarnation, mediums, savants, twins, telesomatic events, healing energy and other examples of the manifestation of One Mind, the source, the all, the whole, the absolute, the universe, the collective unconscious, God, or Allah.
Reading this book, I was convinced that I am only one of many, many people who have felt extraordinary experiences, that I am connected to all. The many anecdotes and stories contained in his book help to explain the concept of universal consciousness, and also offer the concept of universal consciousness as an explanation for the extraordinary experiences that science cannot explain.
We can perhaps save ourselves and the earth by realizing our connection to everything else and play the One Mind’s calling card of love and caring. He writes, “Imagine a united consciousness, an awareness of which all of our minds are a part…and a potential way out of the division, greed, and destruction that threaten to engulf our world.”
A beautiful message from Larry Dossey that we are not alone, that we are all one.
Becca Chopra, author of Chakra Secrets, The Chakra Diaries and Balance Your Chakras, Balance Your Life