There is no such thing as empty space, therefore, even though we appear separate, we are not.
Spiritual Consciousness Aka Love unifies. Mind Consciousness Separates through differentiation. A balance between the two therefore is necessary to keep the dream of Mind alive. We must somehow live in the reality of Spirit while dreaming as Mind.
If we do fall so asleep that we are led by Mind Consciousness alone, we suffer, thereby causing our body and the body of the world to suffer for the mind without its master is - well - you know it is and what it does. It will teach you in its ignorance to fear both living and dying.
It is imperative if we are to avoid suffering to ensure we are lucid dreamers that know our true Self as Brahman being Atman (I am that I am) experientially. I say experientially as theoretically knowing Spirit is not knowing Spirit at all. Theory is not reality. Experience is reality.
The world comes into Being when Brahman projects Atman into its womb. In the bible this is termed as "And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters" (Genesis 1:1-2) Water is generally symbolic of the Soul. Atman then projects himself in and as Mind - the 5 Sheaths which is known as Adams (Atman) rib (Eve) to bring the world into being.
In Sanskrit, the 5 Sheaths are called Annamaya Kosha (food sheath), Pranamaya Kosha (sheath of prana or life), Manomaya Kosha (mind sheath), Vijnanamaya Kosha (knowledge or wisdom sheath), and Anandamaya Kosha (bliss sheath).
If these 5 Sheaths are not held in a state of stillness that obeys the I of Atman Aka Christ/Buddha/Krishna etc, it forms an Ego - a false sense of Self whereupon Mind Consciousness leads itself, rather than being led by Atman facing Brahman (I-I).
Put another way, Being faces Atman towards Brahman while thinking projects Atman towards for the formation of Mind and Ego.
If Mind Consciousness is creating life in the physical, everything is known to be separate. If Spiritual Consciousness is creating life in the physical everything is seen as separate with the eyes of flesh, however everything is known as One when seen as the I of Brahman being Atman.
Self-realization is to kill the Ego while maintaining the integrity of Being Atman that gives rise to the world through the projection of his Soul (5 Sheaths). This is done through right thinking and being. Meaning meditation while maintaining no attachment to worldly things, either mental or physical, and through intense focus of mind as Atman until its knows Thy self as Atman (I am) guided by Brahman (I AM). (I am that I am).
"Then answered Jesus (Atman) and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son (Atman) can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father (Brahman) do: for what things soever he (Brahman) doeth, these also doeth the Son (Atman) likewise - John 5:19
This is because the Son is a reflection of the Father. This means that the world - the universe as we know it is literally but a dream within a dream as Poe said. A dream in which we appear separate but are actually one when see with the Inner I rather than the eyes of flesh.
Let the mind be informed by the Spirit I that is the true Self, rather than the eyes of flesh that give testimony to a dream, a lie, a world created by a mind cut off from its Source.
~ Love Tracy