Editors' Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Spirituality community here.

What am I but light?
What am I but a vessel of information?
...of an Infinite Source
What am I but a filter?
What am I but an entity of love?
...trapped
...unless I flow
What am I but a wizard's wand?
What am I but power?
...to make all things possible
...touching hearts
What am I but a maestro?
What am I but an intricate seed?
...moving mountains
...with a melody

My cardinal tenet to continue doing my part for our collective collaboration as a surviving and aspiring humanity is to find and sustain my inner coherence and harmonious sound. It is the veil of distraction of my own mind that is thinning as I harmonize every aspect of myself to a superior sound ... much like an accomplished a cappella group made up of all parts of me: physical, material, biological, mental, spiritual, soulful, social, emotional, mystical, logical, mundane, creative, cultural, universal, masculine, feminine, linear, ethereal...all me in harmonious proportions. The only virtual veil I want to wear is the one that holds my mystery and my personal ritual and tradition in expressing myself and love in the world. This veil is sacred and illuminating. The other veil of diversion is an illusion that keeps me isolated and out-of-tune. It is a part of a global fabric of disparity, deeming us separate when we are not.

Together, those of us who see the wisdom of inner harmony as we also strategize our agendas in the world, regardless of lifestyle preferences, are the ones who are part of a unique global and universal initiative for a sustainable world. This initiative is a natural evolution of unification of every authentic tenet across the span of cultures, religions, and lifestyles. We come together not because we are watering down our traditions and all that is meaningful to us—what is essentially meaningful is the thread of purity that binds us.

Inner harmony resonates mastery and reverberates an alignment within all creation. This fact is non-negotiable and undeniable. Those of us able even remotely to subscribe to this call of alignment are the ones who must find the courage and focus to follow this trajectory. With this self-commitment, we join others and lift our brethren who are in destitution until they stand on their own.

This path might seem like a lonely path. Rather, the good news prevails that this path is a medley only sustained in collaboration, creativity, and cooperation. Its power has been known for centuries, and only now is it a power that will not be deterred by fear. Each of us simply makes a choice to join this rhythmic journey, resounding "I am that I am" in the image and melody of God. If the reality that the thread of purity weaving within our souls is God and therefore God is within each of us and within all creation, then we are in a realm of new revelations and new God-awareness. If this agreement is not new, then we have spiraled into an era of rejuvenated awareness of every ancient and valuable holy text, scroll, and tenet speaking the truth of love, charity, and sanctity of virtuous living. The power and clarity of each individual and every cell is the core. Each human, and every cell within, is a generator of energy and manifestation. Now we focus on the quality of what is generated and on the collaboration with others on this same trajectory.