The education system in my homeland of Australia is a mess. And this mess has impacted heavily on the psychological health of both students and teachers. The bridge between what we see and hear through websites and marketing campaigns and what is really happening has never been wider. Schools are not places many people want to be. More and more, career educators who I know and love are telling me they are done. But it does not have to be this way. In fact, it never did.
Dan Foster, on the Medium platform, writes that use of the words, 'God told me to tell you...' represents spiritual abuse. I found this of great personal interest given these words appear on my website. I'm not sure what sort of human being would dare use these words without substance, but there is no greater love in my life than God and I have sworn to defend - not exploit - him. As you will see the real abuse is rejecting what God wishes us to know. Because our rejection of his timeless message has led to his own suffering.
Our capacity for creating our own reality is real. But it was no gift. Nor do we have the consent of life to do so. God - or life - has been clear since the beginning of time. 'Do not create individual realities, which are abusive to mine. Do so, and you reject me. And you do so against my wishes and without my consent!
We can all choose to live from two foundations. In the pursuit of our own individual dreams and desires. Or to honour and treat life as it has asked to be honoured and treated.
Are Christian and Catholic schools actually God or Christ-centred? Or are they Christian and Catholic Church-centred. There is a massive difference. Who is asking? God is. Along with Jesus. This discussion is relevant to any religion or spiritua path that owes its identity to God.
In a world that has valued personal and economic profit over keeping the life we belong to sacred, God's own word cannot be given away. Believing in God does not equate to caring for God. In terms of our collective behaviour and actions, God has been treated as nothing. And our actions was all that ever mattered.
A self-righteous crusader, who loved to name-and-shame those who made mistakes had died. They arrive at the gates of heaven, reflecting on a life well-lived. However, Peter is absent, and God waits with one of the victims of their judgement. What does God say?
God has been speaking to our world in his greatest hour of need. His message is the same as it has always been. That we live with conditional expression. There is no other way we can give life - God's life - what it needs. While we delay, it should be made clear that it is God who suffers. Jesus has returned - as The Way of conditional expression.
In the beginning was God. Or Life. And, once dark and formless, God - or Life - took form. God is real - a physical, psychological and energetic being. And we, the cellular components of that life, have no greater purpose or responsibility than functioning in a manner that is nourishing to that life.
Yoga says, ‘come to me, it is a crazy world and I’ll help you survive it.’ ‘Come to me. You will look great and feel amazing!’ What it was meant to say was, ‘crazy world I am coming to destroy you!’ ‘I serve God and what you are is a violation of his wishes.’ But yoga passed on its duty. Instead of steering humanity in another direction, our sacred collapsed when yoga was at the peak of its popularity and commercial power.
It is the way of our world right now to name and shame anyone we can point the finger at who may - or may not - be responsible for some form of abuse. And yet it was the abuse inflicted on life by the high-income world that brought life crashing to its knees. So, in the spirit of the times, God, Life and Mother Earth are doing the same. Here they name their abusers. Not to guilt and shame anyone. But to put a stop to the hate and judgment of the self-righteous, an abuse in its own right, and which is crippling the health of humanity.
Conditional expression – in its various forms – is the timeless Word of God. But what are the other forms in which it has come into our world previously. What follows are five different forms of conditional expression. We can call them ambassadors or teachers if we like. But regardless of how we might view them, one thing remains undisputed. Each hold that we should treat life as sacred and reject the things that abuse life. That is to say, we should be prepared to put conditions on our expression and demands if we wish to honour and treat life as it has asked to be honoured and treated.
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...
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Short video - and text - exploring, 'Why Conditional Expression?' Perhaps a more appropriate question might be, 'how could it be any other way?'
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.
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.
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.
Who Does Love Prefer – The Murderer or the Murdered? I whispered in Love’s ear, ‘Who do you…
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.