My dear friends...
As we seek, as a species, to address and to solve the multitudinous and ever-expanding political, economic, and social problems facing humanity, we are going to have to — if our attempt is sincere — shift the focus of our efforts. And we might most beneficially do so by exploring what is (I would hope even those who reject out of hand the writings in Conversations with God would admit), at the very least an intriguing question:
“Is it possible, just possible, that there is something we don’t fully understand here about ourselves, about life, and about God, the understanding of which could change everything?”
This inquiry could, in fact, be more than simply intriguing. It could be the most important, the most critical, the most crucial question ever asked BY our species OF our species. Right now, we think that the answer is “no.” Or at least we act as if the answer is no. We act as if we know all there is to know about ourselves, about life, and about God. Or, at least, all that it is possible for us to know, given the present level of our technological and theological development. So we have stopped asking the question.
This, in turn, has led us down a dead-end street as we seek to solve humanity’s problems. We are continuing, to this very day, to solve those problems at every level except the level at which the problems exist.
We first try to solve our problems as if they were political problems, because we are used to using political pressure on this planet to get people to do what they don’t want to do.
We hold discussions, we write laws, we pass legislation and adopt resolutions in every local, national, regional, and global language and assembly we can think of to try to solve the problem with words — but it does not work. Whatever short-term solutions we may create evaporate very quickly, and the problems reemerge. They will not go away.
So we say, "Okay, these are not political problems and they cannot be solved with political means. They are economic problems." And because we are used to using economic power on this planet to get people to do what they don’t want to do, we then try to solve the problems as if they were economic problems.
We throw money at them, or withhold money from them (as in the form of sanctions), seeking to solve the problems with cash. But it does not work. Whatever short-term solutions we may create evaporate very quickly, the problems reemerge. They will not go away.
And so we say, "Okay, these are not economic problems, and they cannot be solved by economic means. They must be military problems." And because we are used to using military might on this planet to get people to do what they don’t want to do, we then try to solve the problems as if they were military problems.
We throw bullets at them and drop bombs on them, seeking to solve the problems with weapons. But it does not work. Whatever short-term solutions we may create evaporate very quickly, and the problems reemerge. They will not go away. And so, having run out of solutions, we declare: "These are not easy problems. No one expected that they could be fixed overnight. This is going to be a long, hard slog. Many lives will be lost in trying to solve these problems. But we are not going to give up. We are going to solve these problems if it kills us.” And we don’t even see the irony in our own statements.
After a while, however, even primitive beings of very little consciousness become tired of the killing and the dying of their own sons and daughters in battle and their own women and children and elderly in the line of fire. And so, after enough killing has been done with no solution in sight, they say it is time to call a truce and hold peace talks. And the cycle begins again…
We are back to the bargaining table, and back to politicking as a solution. And peace talks often include discussion of reparations and economic recovery. And so, we are back to money as a solution. And when these solutions fail to work in the long run, we are back to bombs again.
And on and on and on it goes, and on and on and on it has gone throughout human history. Only the names of the players have changed, but the game has not.
Only primitive cultures and primitive beings do this. I know that you have all heard the definition of insanity. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting to get a different result.
We can’t seem to change our ways, however, because we are very used to trying to force solutions in our world. Yet solutions that are forced are never solutions at all. They are simply postponements.
The great tragedy and the great sadness of humanity is that we are forever willing to settle for postponements in place of solutions.
As I said, only primitive cultures and primitive beings do that. Highly evolved beings would never, ever settle for a ten-thousand-year postponement in solving their biggest problems. Here on this planet we’ve never really faced the largest problem of humanity head on. We refuse to. We pretend we don’t even know what it is. And so we do our endless dance all around it. And we continue, century after century, to solve the world's problem at every level except the level at which the problem exists.
The problem facing humanity today is not a political problem, it is not an economic problem, and it is not a military problem. The problem facing humanity today is a spiritual problem, and it can only be solved by spiritual means.
The problem is rooted in our most fundamental beliefs about life, about each other, and about the thing we call God.
Love and Hugs,Neale
© 2019 ReCreation Foundation - http://www.cwg.org - Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. His With God series of books has been translated into 27 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives.