If we are moving into Oneness, and closer to our Divine selves, then why are we experiencing such loneliness?
First and foremost, it is wise to note that the Divine is found in paradox! We are all AND we are no-thing. We are expressions of the Divine in every way, including the world of paradoxes.
Interestingly, as we re-member our Wholeness, our Holiness, we re-member Oneness and separation begins to dissolve. Yet, it is in this dissolving that we can feel frightened and lonely. Our ego is what is feeling the fear, as well as the separation from everything that is familiar to it.
When we weren't so lonely, let's say, we felt part of the greater picture. We felt tied in to our families, our businesses, our churches and our communities in many satisfying ways. Yet, as we shift into higher states of consciousness, we are sensing this deep loneliness and dis-connection from these arenas.
In order to know who we are on a deeper, more spiritual level, we need to have time in solitude, so to speak. Many feel this need intuitively and seek alone time in meditation, or on other spiritually inward journeys. These people, therefore, may not necessarily feel so lonely at this time. In fact, they relish in the solace of their own sacred space whenever possible.
For most of us, however, we are bombarded with to-do lists, errands and the multitude of obligations that come with living in our society. As the financial belt tightens, so do the stresses and obligations to keep doing and going.
Our souls are longing for quietude and are taking it! The inward retreat is our soul's way of hibernating, or re-connecting with itself. This is so necessary that it is happening whether we "like it or not." And, since it is happening unconsciously, it can leave us feeling downright lonely.
And, to support our growth in these spiritual realms, our real relationships are also feeling the dis-connection. In other words, this is the time for SELF and what better opportunities do we have to be with ourselves if our relationships around us are simply not working for us?! And, if we happen to be "wounded" by our relationships, then we are more likely to nurture ourselves through the pain.
Of course, we don't need to go this route. We can, instead, choose the simpler path of wisdom, rather than the rocky one of experience. Then, the experience won't feel as much like loneliness as it does exquisite time with your own being.