Card 1 — Unity
When this card comes up in a reading, it is asking us to remember the mystical concept that we are all one, unified in a holistic universe. It reminds us to look at the needs and goals we have in common with others, and to seek cooperation and community action rather than attempting to do everything on our own. To achieve our goals, we need the active cooperation of others — and to get that cooperation, we must be helpful to them and willing to work with their ideas as well as our own. It suggests that we think of things in terms of equal partnerships rather than in lines of hierarchical authority.
Unity also tells us that we have much to gain by remembering our own wholeness. Resolution of inner conflict is often necessary before we move ahead. It is important at this time that we work toward cooperation and reconciliation, within and without.
Seek the highest good of all involved — and not merely your idea of highest good. Ask for the divine energy of Unity to permeate and guide you.
Faery Lore — the inside story
Union. Mystical experience. Spiritual home.
Unity comes first and last. In between we have the illusion of duality, which we all believe in for a very long time. This apparent duality is ultimately shown to be an illusion, but it is an illusion through which we must pass, through which we learn and grow, and then once again return to Unity.
You may have had mystical experiences where you have had true union with other beings or even with the Unity, the One Who Is All. Such experiences change our lives, effectively showing us that the saying "we are all one" is not just a pious belief but is a statement of actual fact. We are not separate, but are one. The only way to reach this awareness is to surrender the small everyday self to the larger spiritual self, which is Unity. Experiencing full oneness with the Unity is transformative.
Looking at this of Unity, one observer notes, "All the power is focused in here, vast energies. It is as if all that power is looking for a place to happen." This is exactly what is going on. Unity is the energy of the cosmos still unmanifest, still without form. Here we see the dark and the light, masculine and feminine, active and passive, and other polarities, all expressed in balanced, energy-filled, vibrant union. "All That Is is one, and that One is god/dess" is the principle expressed. From this, all else derives. This is the source from which we draw not only our strength, but our very being.
Text copyright ©2000 by Jessica Macbeth.