16 Ways to Change our World

For today’s blog, I wanted to share a valuable tool I have been pondering since I read Conversations with God, Book 4. In this book, the author Neale Donald Walsch shares sixteen ways in which awakened species live out their lives, in contrast to how typical human beings live on Earth. I’ve found these sixteen points on the list to be very helpful and even fun to think about and practice implementing in my own life. I also believe that more people living this way would change our world completely. Here they are! 

  1. An awakened species sees the Unity of All Life and lives into it. Humans in an unawakened state often deny it or ignore it.
  2. An awakened species tells the truth, always. Humans in an unawakened state often lie, to themselves as well as to others.
  3. An awakened species says one thing and will do what they say. Humans in an unawakened state often say one thing and do another.
  4. An awakened species, having seen and acknowledged what is so, will always do what works. Humans in an unawakened state often do the opposite.
  5. An awakened species does not embrace a principle in its civilization that correlates with the concepts that humans refer to as “justice” or “punishment.”
  6. An awakened species does not embrace a principle in its civilization that correlates with the concept that humans refer to as “insufficiency.”
  7. An awakened species does not embrace a principle in its civilization that correlates with the concept that humans refer to as “ownership.”
  8. An awakened species shares everything with everyone all the time. Humans in an unawakened state often do not, only sharing with others in limited circumstances.
  9. An awakened species creates a balance between technology and cosmology; between machines and nature. Humans in an unawakened state often do not.
  10. An awakened species would never under any circumstances terminate the physical expression of another sentient being unless asked directly by that other being to do so. Humans in an unawakened state often kill other humans without that other human requesting them to.
  11. An awakened species would never do anything that could potentially damage or harm the physical environment that supports the members of the species when they are physicalized. Humans in an unawakened state often do so.
  12. An awakened species never poisons itself. Humans in an unawakened state often do so.
  13. An awakened species never competes. Humans in an unawakened state are often in competition with each other.
  14. An awakened species is clear that it needs nothing. Humans in an unawakened state often create a need-based experience.
  15. An awakened species experiences and expresses unconditional love for everyone. Humans in an unawakened state often cannot imagine a deity who does this, much less do it for themselves.
  16. An awakened species has harnessed the power of metaphysics. Humans in an unawakened state often largely ignore it.

There you go! There is a lot to unpack in each of these statements. In the book he goes more in-depth about how to practice living these statements out. If it sounds fun to you, try choosing one of these on the list and spend a week or just a few days implementing it into your daily life. I’ve really been thinking about “sharing everything with everyone.” It seems extreme but isn’t that what Jesus taught as well? Just imagine how much our world would change for the better if we all started doing these, all the time. Or even just a little bit of the time. I have to believe we can.

Have a great day and weekend! Happy Friday!

(Disclaimer: If the concept of other species and awakened species in other physical parts of the universe is too out there, I totally understand. It might help to get the whole book and read it.)

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