Like a child separated at birth from its mother, we are separated from the Ground of Being. This separation is experienced by us as an exile, a state of disharmony and disunion.
From it has come our present dualistic, fragmented consciousness, and the fears and anxieties which torment us.
But the memory of fusion or union with the Ground of Life lives on in us as a longing for reunion, for the ecstasy of belonging once again to that greater other.
The mystics and sages of all times and cultures have tried to reveal to us what they have discovered: that we are in the Ground like a fish in the sea, like a bird in the air, and have tried to help us dissolve the illusion of our separate existence so that we would experience ourselves here and now, in this dimension, as what we truly are — Divine Being.