Omnius: a single path
if there was a single path which was an incredibly powerful
psychotherapy, a streamlined enlightenment practice and
a way to transform the world. If this intrigues you, you
owe it to yourself to slow down and read further…
Omnius is not a religion, a belief or even
a group you can join. It is simply who you are - your identity
- your real identity. How can you worship, believe in, or
join your real identity? You cannot. You can only realize
it, but realizing it will bring about a cornucopia of extraordinary
I'm not going to tell you what your real identity
is, because in order for it to mean anything, you have to
experience it for yourself. What I am going to do, however,
is tell you something about it. I am also going to tell
you something about what will happen to you and the way
you look at things, as you discover this real identity for
You – we, all of us - have a dual identity.
It is as if we are citizens of two countries or better yet
two worlds. The first world is the ordinary world of time,
space and material things that obey the laws of classical
physics. The second world is an extraordinary world in which
there are no material things whatsoever, just a field of
consciousness that organizes and reorganizes, differentiates
and de-differentiates, and seems to obey the laws of quantum
physics, in which time, space, locality and causality are
non-existent or at least, very different.
In the first world, we are a thing or organization
of things, our own center of the All, connected by an infinite
series of boundary/connections that reach infinitely out
to the macrocosm and into the microcosm. Because of this
interconnectedness, everything that happens anyplace, in
one sense or another, happens to us. Furthermore, anything
we do, affects everything.
In the second world, we are not a thing, not
even an idea of a thing. The thing or center that we are
in the material world, is in its essential center, no thing
at all. The center of the material world is, in essence,
What good does it do us to know we are not
a thing, not even an idea of a thing! This might seem to
be an esoteric point, of interest only to meditators and
mystics but nothing could be further from the truth. Properly
understood, it is of the utmost importance to every one
of us. It is precisely because we experience ourselves as
things that we get caught in boxes, that we can be classified
as good or bad, successful or unsuccessful, smart or stupid
and so on, indeed that we can be classified at all. Classification
or self-classification, being put in boxes or putting ourselves
in boxes, is the origin of all our problems, personal and
interpersonal. As we get away from experiencing ourselves
as a thing, all of our difficulties start dissolving.
However, the benefits of experiencing that
we are not a thing are even more profound. Experiencing
ourselves as a thing is why we fear death and can be manipulated
by threats to our survival. If we are not a thing, we are
not subject to the laws of classical physics and, in a very
real sense, are truly immortal. As this conviction becomes
more and more chiefly experienced, we become freer and freer.
As we grasp this experience, another, deeper
realization dawns. This thing/no thing - that is who we
are - is universal. We share this dual identity with all
humans, indeed with all sentient beings. For this reason,
Omnian identity is also called Common Identity.
This is what is meant when we say that as
an Omnius you are the singular and the singularity of the
Omnia, the All.
Why should I want to realize my Common
In case you haven't already guessed, realizing
Common Identity is nothing less than becoming enlightened.
However, this is not magical enlightenment. It is not going
to allow you to levitate or walk on water; it is just ordinary
enlightenment. Ordinary enlightenment, however, is enlightened
enough - enough to change your life and change the world.
As you solve this mystery of who you are,
you are going to transform, and the way you look at things
is going to transform apace. Most of our personal problems,
as well as most of the world's problems, come from our false
identities or false self-concepts. There is no such thing
as a true self-concept. Any idea of who we are - and, by
implication, who we are not - fixes us as a separate thing
and is therefore false and misleading. But when we start
experiencing ourselves as "not an idea and not a thing"
and realize our Common Identity, all problems start resolving
As every schoolboy knows, the golden rule
is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
However, as every adult knows, following this dictum ordinarily
requires piety, altruism, or both. In Common Identity, acting
out the golden rule does not require either piety or altruism;
it is simply a matter of enlightened self-interest.
Let me explain. Altruism requires people to sacrifice their
own interests, but when people act out of Common Identity,
their self-interest and the interests of the larger whole
are co-extensive and people spontaneously act together towards
common goals. We are used to thinking of our personal problems
as separate from global problems, but as we realize our
Common Identity our thinking shifts. We come to see all
levels of reality: individual, social, national, international,
global and ecological, as a continuum of self. One solution,
if it's the right solution, fits all. Common Identity
is the right solution!
How can I attain this state of enlightenment
you call Common Identity?
We have said that in the first world, the
world of things, we are each an individual center of the
All, interdependently connected to everything else. This
is a subtle concept, but it can be grasped intellectually.
Internalizing this understanding will help us to become
better global citizens, but because it is on the conceptual
level rather than the experiential, it will not in itself,
get us all the way to enlightenment.
In the second world, however, the quantum
universe in which we, like everything else, are no thing,
this Common Identity is not so easily grasped. It is not
enough to understand it conceptually; we have to experience
it, even become it. Unfortunately, like a horse to water,
we can only be led to this experience; we have to drink
it in ourselves. Yet, this experience, which is truly enlightenment,
is crucial for our whole enterprise.
This being so, how can we actually get to
the experience of Common Identity and even more importantly,
once there, hold onto it? Both the psychotherapeutic arts
and the world's spiritual traditions contain transformational
techniques, but these are not all useful with regard to
Common Identity. Some are right on, but others, particularly
psychotherapeutic techniques, miss the point entirely, while
still others, particularly some yogic and meditative practices,
are needlessly strenuous. They seek to vaporize false identity
with energy rather than relax it through understanding.
Omnius has its own transformational practices and therapeutic
modalities which are specifically designed to bring us to
Common Identity as quickly and directly as possible. They
do this in a way that blends psychological sophistication
with traditional practices and they are presented in ways
which are comprehensible to the Western mind.
I highly recommend that you investigate the
Omnius Method, no matter how experienced
you are in other modalities. It is packaged into forms you
know well, various workshops, books, tapes and online courses,
as well as private therapy sessions in person or via telephone.
Common Identity is freedom beyond belief.