In my great homeland of Australia, yesterday was RU OK day. A day where we check in on those we love to see how they are doing. A major focus of this initiative is suicide prevention. I took the time to check in with the greatest love of my life - life itself. I'm sure you won't be surprised by the response. Here's what life had to say...
‘I sat on the sand watching the scene before me and wondered what the topic of conversation was between the rock and the tree. What was said was, ‘when do we get to meditate?’ Meaning, when do we – the high-income world - ever allow life to rest. These simple words and the scene before me formed the inspiration for the ‘STOP in 2020’ initiative and my ‘When do I get to meditate ~ Mother Earth’ T-Shirt.’
The following passage features in my 2017 book, 'Meditations for Action'. God seems confident we will begin caring for our world. How wrong he was! This piece explores the passage in the context of the image, which shows God shedding tears of anguish. “God and the devil looked down upon the earth. The devil laughed and taunted God, “Look at the mess down there. And much of it is in Your name. They are doing Your work! I have done well.” God replied, “Attaching My name to an action does not make it mine. But I see you have done well. You have created the ultimate test. I believe I have designed a world where love conquers all, and now it shall be revealed how well I have done My job.”
The bucket list mentality of the high-income world has been nothing but abusive to life. Now, after a lifetime of suffering, which in recent times has reached unprecedented depths, God, Life and Mother Earth are putting forward their bucket list. And they are reminding us that only by putting conditions on our expression and demands can we help make their dream a reality.
The judgement of the flawed and imperfect, by the self-righteous, enters our world under the guise of righteousness and virtue. A spotlight shone upon those whose humanity is of an inadequate standard. But the true nature of this light is dark and sinister. A light cloaked in darkness. This is not the work of love. And our world is no better for it.
'Collective reconciliation only takes place when we make the same space in honour of the humanity of others.True reconciliation does not require a debt to be paid. Unconditional love puts no such conditions on anything.That’s what makes it unconditional. Reconciliation requires this type of love, acceptance and forgiveness. It’s a feeling. Not a ledger in the physical experience.'
'We are not, as we have led ourselves to believe, and contemporary personal development and spirituality teachers have taught us, the centre of the universe or powerful beyond anything we could ever imagine.At least this is not individually the case.We are a small part of what is a very beautiful, though fractured and flawed humanity.It is our ability to love and to extend love to any being or situation that is powerful and unlimited.'
Mother Earth writes a letter to humanity - each of us - to express her feelings and point of view on how we have treated her. She does not feel valued, loved and cared for. But no one who experiences abuse at the hands of another feels valued. right? In her own words, 'Know that my relationship with each of you is personal. And, as such, I will experience you exactly as you are. I will either benefit from your expression and the way you live. Or I will suffer because if it.'
Does our world yearn to be one of genuine equality? Or does it prefer to distribute equality and other similar traits selectively? 'On the surface, this piece is about Jack de Belin. But at its heart it is a commentary on humanity and a contemporary society that jumps at any opportunity to destroy a popular or easy-to-destroy target. What is destroyed, of course, is someone’s humanity.'
Throughout many years of typing the word God into my phone I often made the error of typing an ‘H’ instead of a ‘G’. These letters sit close to one another on the keypad, and usually I was writing down the messages I was given in the middle of the night with one eye open and barely able to see. So, what I often wrote was, ‘Hod this’ or ‘Hod that’. This went on for quite a few years, without me ever really giving it another thought. But then the word Hod started to carry a bit of weight. I began to think there was a little more to my mistakes than I originally thought. And I came to the conclusion, already knowing that God had a great sense of humour, that he wasn’t as caught up in the word God for a name as we were. So Hod, or Hoddy when I was feeling playful, became my new nickname for God. Read on for more on Hod!
Religion is like someone putting a fence around God and expecting him to stay inside it while they take credit - and profit - for putting up the fence. How impressive. You put labels and restrictions on God. You imprison him and then claim wealth, power and influence as your reward. Did we ever think God would bow to or stay humbled by the religious and spiritual paths that failed him? And which still claim to speak on his behalf, and by doing so deny his own voice in the process. Not likely. And he hasn’t.
Living like Jesus is actually an option available to all of us. Just like being greedy, boastful, judgmental and excessive is. Both are examples of our human capacities. Our capacity for love. Our capacity for sacrifice. Our capacity for individually centred living.And our capacity for greed. On one end of this scale is the humanity of Jesus. He lived the life he did to show us it could be done. That was the whole point of his life. To show us an actual way of living. An option for how to live. On the other end of the scale is the high-income world. Here one pursues a form of freedom that means one can be, do and have whatever they want, when they want.
'You will hear capitalism blamed for our world’s struggles. How so? It’s just a thing. It did not put a gun to our heads and demand we abuse our world for economic gain. That was our free will. That was our choice.' We all have the choice to be gentle, or abusive, when it comes to our expression and demands in this lifetime. One person who chose to live with conditional expression so that his life honoured all life as sacred, was Jesus. He was not extraordinary. He was human. He had to be! In order to prove that living a life of unconditional love - which one can only do by putting conditions on their expression so that who they are honours life - was possible.
There is great irony in the fact that in the age of the influencer and in a global climate of outrage at abuse the only influencer we haven’t listened to, or taken seriously, is the most abused and violated identity of all. The only influencer who actually matters. God. Who better to know what life needs, than God. Or life itself, if you prefer.
"We can say we live in unprecedented times. But there's a reason. It's because the extent of our physical, energetic and psychological abuse of life is also unprecedented. That's how things work. If the level of abuse something experiences reaches unprecedented levels, then so too will its suffering."
So focused on shining a light on what is dark in our world, we failed to see what was really destroying us - the darkness in the light.
God - and Life - have been failed by the religious and spiritual paths which claimed guardianship for our world, along with authority for their sacred word. As life cried out in desperation, making it clear a catastrophic breakdown was imminent, they were oblivious, participating wholeheartedly in the marketplace our world had become. The result? They are fired and the only 'way' that was ever going to work for life itself, takes their place. The way of conditional expression. God's contemporary word.
Our business and economics-first approach to life has spared nothing sacred. Included in the list of victims is childhood and the psychological health of our children. Both decimated. I don't care how impressive school websites are - when psychologists, counsellors and therapy dogs walk the halls of our schools, something is horribly wrong.
Life is not about what you become, nor is it about how much you can accrue in this lifetime. At least not in God's eyes, and from the perspective of life itself. Nor is the body the barometer of the soul. In fact, the body is more often than not, the soul's greatest betrayer. In fact our attachments to this world are murdering life, and inflicting incredible suffering on God. Who says? God says!
Who Does Love Prefer – The Murderer or the Murdered? I whispered in Love’s ear, ‘Who do you…
If something is sacred, you treat it as such. Right now our children and our planet are not feeling so sacred!
If social media could speak it might say, ‘don’t blame me – it’s you who make me ugly with the way you violate and abuse me!’
Right now, our world is experiencing an intense focus on climate change. And while I understand this, what we should be focusing on is who we are.
The personal development industry was built upon us being dissatisfied with perfectly adequate lives. If you were living simply, working 9 to 5 and fell short of being a millionaire you were lacking in abundance.
Advent season consists of the four weeks leading up to Christmas and it serves several purposes. It is an experience of anticipation and preparation for the ‘second coming’ of Christ and a time of reflection and remembrance of the life of Jesus. The only problem with Advent now is that it is no longer relevant. It has run its course and no longer has God’s blessing.
Our new commandment from what many know as God, and others as life, is that we live – every one of us - with conditional expression. That we put conditions on our expression and demands so that who we are is supportive of life itself, rather than unnecessarily harmful.
Short video - and text - exploring, 'Why Conditional Expression?' Perhaps a more appropriate question might be, 'how could it be any other way?'
To 'be and trust' is one of the key concepts of conditional expression and essential to our collective 'way'. That's if our way is to honour the energetic health of life. 'Be and Trust' were the first three words, repeated three times, that God spoke to me. Or at least the first three words he spoke, when I was actually clear on who it was, I was communicating with. Read on to see why!
Let me share a simple fact with the world. If the foundation for our lives, is our own lives, then our world will never be at peace. It will continue to suffer.But if the foundation for our lives is life in its entirety - the world and humanity and the earth - then it stands a chance.
That we live with conditional expression - where one places conditions on their expression and demands so the life they live is life-giving to life, rather than harmful - is our contemporary instruction from God and life itself. As such, we are also told that the health of the life we belong to relies on our obeying laws that support that life. Today, the first of four laws - the Law of Alignment and Expression!
The law of balance is one of the guiding laws of conditional expression. Our world works to laws of balance. Nothing we can write, do or say will ever change that. Who we are will either support the creation of balanced world, or guarantee that life itself - and many others - must suffer from imbalance. Our world is the way it is for a reason. And it is not because all we do and express is in support of balance.
The law of revelation, in essence, is about seeing the world differently to the way many see the world today. It is about seeing the world as it is, in truth. It demands we view our world in all its light and darkness and in all its beauty and ugliness. It calls on humanity to see past the ear and eye candy of a world obsessed with creating a perception that everything is amazing and view them for what they are.
So what does life actually need from us? Maybe it’s time we backed off the individual intensity and focused more on giving life its best year yet. After all, it’s the high income world that’s murdering life in the first place. So what can we do to give life the things it needs? Read on to better understand the impact our way of life has on life from life's perspective.
If our world is sick, it is because we make it so. Whenever a human being chooses a course of action and expression that prioritises them, as an individual, over the balance of life itself, life must suffer. Unfortunately for life, it is the default setting of the high income world to place little to no restrictions on the things we do and the lifestyles we create - collectively speaking, of course - all while making declarations of our great love for humanity and the earth on boastful social media posts.
Judgement, boasfulness and our rampant use of energetic tools of manipulation, such as the law of attraction, have been murdering the life we belong to. And those responsible are often people who portray themselves as inspiring and those who believe themselves superior to others. We are all going to be seen for what we really were to life. Not what we thought we were to the world.
Our world has become a 'my abuse of the world is okay, but yours isn't' type of world. And many who are most outraged by certain types of abuse account for some of the most abusive in other ways.