Answer: The Creator created a single desire and then broke it into pieces.
In reality we are all connected on the inside, and we only feel as if we are disconnected.
I feel like others are separate from me. I lie to people, steal from them, hit them, and hate them, because I do not feel that they are also me. The entire world is all me!
The Creator has confused me on purpose. The fact that others are me will be revealed to me, and then I must ask myself, “How could I have treated myself this way? I took things from my own self, hit myself, stole from myself. I took so many good things away from myself.
I constantly hurt myself, my own health, my comfort and my peace. I do bad things to myself. What was I thinking? How could I not see the obvious?”
It is only in the egoism’s distorted mirror that the other parts seem to be foreign to me, even though we are one whole.
This is an unpleasant feeling, but the good thing about it is that it leads to correction. It pushes us towards interconnection and motivates us to become closer and love our neighbor.
(From the Children’s Lesson at the North American Congress 10.17.09)