OneTheMagazine and In the Garden Publishing have produced their second book of awakening stories from the contributors to ONE!
Let's just stay in the cave of the heart today......and bask in this ever-present love." — reknowned singer/songwriter, Kirtana
“ONE the Magazine continues to develop as a stunning vehicle celebrating the many ways the spirit and expression of nonduality show up.”
There is the possibility in every human life when for an instant the illusion of existing as a separate entity simply vanishes. A veil is lifted and somehow, miraculously, all of life is experienced as one seamless unified reality, and you recognize without a doubt that the truth of who you are is this one reality. Never again can you truly deny that not only are you intimately connected with every human heart and with all of life, at the core you are the fabric of life itself.
— Shanti Einolander, founder/editor of ONE
by Cheryl Abram
Cheryl Abram was at the end of her rope: her life was falling apart on every level and she had "succeeded" in making herself unworthy, incomplete, and separate. Then, one day, this life-long practicing Christian took a "leap of doubt" and fired God, or at least the God she had created, and awakened to the freedom of an all-inclusive love of Self.
by Will Pye
One day, during a routine workout at the gym, Will Pye was catapulted off his treadmill by a seizure that would soon lead to the discovery of a brain tumor. The physical and spiritual journey that ensued would bring him face to face with death and to the discovery of what does not die. Rather than fear, immense gratitude began to fill his being. Here Will shares his dramatic story and what he has discovered as the gift of true LIFE.
by Susanne Marie
ONE's exclusive interview with Susanne Marie! — With an open, authentic, and all-inclusive heart, Susanne Marie, mother of two teenagers, shares the story of her spiritual unfolding and her views on a topic not much talked about in nonduality circles: when radical awakening meets parenting.
by Andrew White
So often when a family member dies, we find ourselves faced with the unspoken rule of our ancestry—to "never talk about death and dying." Yet in the intimacy of his grief, Andrew White beautifully illuminates the way of loss with this simple awareness of which he writes so clearly: "In this moment it is this way. Grief is this way. Pain is this way. It will end when it ends. It is seen."
by Kevin Ison
As is illustrated so clearly is this edition of ONE, and befittingly in this season of winter solstice, any true meeting with death and loss holds within it the possibility of real liberation. In the midst of the loss of his best friend and mentor, Kevin Ison takes a dive into uncharted depths of surrender and emerges with his friend's four parting gifts to us all.
by Douwe Tiemersma
This article is in tribute to the late Douwe Tiemersma, a teacher of Advaita Vedanta for 30+ years in the Netherlands, who experienced a radical awakening in the company of his teacher, Nisargadatta Maharaj. He passed away in early January, 2013, just a month after the English translation of his source book on non-duality: Non-Duality: The Groundless Openness, was printed. Here he gives us a wonderful taste of what it was like to be with Nisargadatta.
Driven by an unstoppable force of compassion, Mark Barone had a vision to paint the approximate number of dogs killed every day in shelters (5,500) as a way to illustrate and use education for the benefit of shelter animals. And what a force of compassion this mural is! Here is the story of Mark's massive art project, as well as information on how we can all help the plight of shelter animals.
ONE is a quarterly online magazine bringing the good news of awakening from around the world. Featured are deeply personal accounts of non-dual realization and newsworthy events that exemplify and celebrate our true nature as one. The mission of ONE is to inspire lives, awaken hearts, and encourage the recognition of the one precious gift shared by all life: the indivisible, omnipresent, eternal ground of Being.
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