Even just a cursory exploration of this website reveals the extent to which sadness and suffering inhabit the human experience. It is impossible to be alive on this planet without encountering both. The question is not whether you will encounter it, the question is, how much of it will you encounter?

Behind that lurks another, more important question. When you do encounter sadness and suffering, how will you deal with it? What tools will you have. More to the point: What tools do you have? I mean, as human beings what tools are we given?  And by whom?

I believe there is something larger than myself, something larger than all of humanity, something larger, even, than the entire universe. I call this something “God.”

I believe that God exists and that God is the Supreme Intelligence behind and in everything. When I say “in” everything, I mean to assert that the Thing that I call Divinity is manifesting Itself in, as, and through all of Life. It is the underlying aspect, the foundational energy, of all that exists, in any and every form.

Using human language (which I understand is very limited), I call this energy the Divine Essence. It is That Which Is, manifesting in a million-billion-trillion ways that ultimately form everything in existence, both physical and non-physical, visible and invisible. It is part and parcel of All That Is, and nothing that Is can be in any way other than, or separate from, It.

FOCUS: The Nature of God and Life/an exploration of critical importance in our time

I believe this Divine Essence has intelligence — indeed, is Intelligence in its Purest Form — and that the degree to which this Intelligence manifests Itself is related to the level of Consciousness evidenced or present in any Life Form.

Further, I believe that Consciousness is expandable when it is Aware of Itself. That is, when a Life Form expresses the quality of Self-Consciousness, it is said to be Aware of Itself, and is thus labeled, in our language, a Sentient Being.

I believe that Sentient Beings are the Ultimate Expression of Divine Essence, and that the Pure Intelligence of God is accessible to all Sentient Beings. Indeed, I believe it is the purpose and underlying intention of all Sentient Beings to fully express Divine Essence.

I define Divinity as The Sum Total of All Essential Energy.  Using the limited language that is available to me, I describe this Essential Energy as Pure Intelligence and Perfect Love.

I see this Essential Energy as the Totality of All That Is, and in my understanding it is from this Totality that All That Is emerges and expresses.

This is another way of saying that it is in God that we live and breathe and have our Being.

If any of this is true, then why is does sadness and suffering exist? What form of Pure Intelligence or Perfect Love would will for Itself this kind of experience — and why? And what kind of tools does Life provide for its various Expressions in the moments of their encountering this experience?

To answer this question we must inquire into the nature of sadness and suffering itself. And we will do that, precisely, in our next entry here.

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  • Awareness

    Heavenletter #4652 Play Back God’s Message, August 20, 2013

    “God said:

    Stick with Me. Be true to Me, and worries will fade. Record My message and
    play it over and over again until it sinks in. My message is:

    “ALL IS WELL.”

    Whatever life may look like to you, all is well. The sun is up in the sky. Grass grows. Stars come out.

    Many conclusions you draw are assumptions. Assumptions seem real, yet they are not.

    The whole Universe is serving you at the same time as you serve it.

    Tragic circumstances seem real to you. I do not make light of what you
    go through, though I tell you truly, beloveds, despite your pain and
    suffering, the worst that really happens is that three oranges are being
    juggled up in the air, and one drops. Yes, of course, people do fall
    off the edge of the Earth, even though, in Reality, there is no edge to
    the Earth to fall off from.

    Keep your heart high. Keep your spirits high. The God of Love says that
    all is well. This is not a pat on the back. This is not manufactured
    comfort. This is not purple prose. This is the Truth I speak. This is
    not fantasia. All is well — this is Reality.

    All the woes of the world, all the entanglements, all the estrangements,
    all the tears, all the shouts, all the fear and trepidation are like
    cartoons you look at, at the end of which, when you consciously inhabit
    Vastness, YOU WILL LAUGH.

    Hearts seem to break, yet hearts pull themselves together. You pull your
    heart together, and you get up and continue to roam around the Earth.
    Surrender to joy. Surrender to joy as much as you surrender to sorrow.
    Joy is real. Cause for joy is real. Sorrow is an invention. Sorrow is
    not real. It is made to look real. It feels real. Sorrow, pain,
    suffering and such are all based on patterns of thought. The Truth of
    Existence is love. The Love of Existence is Truth.

    The True You is not the dramatically written fictional one. Just as a
    uniform of any kind has no existence of itself, the same can be said
    about the manufactured you. A façade is a façade. Even a good façade is a

    You are a Great Soul in a uniform referred to as a body. A body takes up
    space in what is called space. The material does not truly exist.

    “How can God say that?” you ask. ”How could I drive a car unless a car
    exists? Look, here’s the steering wheel. How does a steering wheel steer
    a car that doesn’t exist?”

    As in Monopoly, the paper money is all play money. It serves as currency on the board game, yet it isn’t really currency.

    The real currency is love. Love is the economy of the world. More than
    that, it is the economy of all Creation. The only true is love. Love is
    all that exists.

    “God,” you may say, “You exist. You say I exist only as You. I would like to experience that.”

    Dear One, I Who Am — and the individual you who is not – also are love.
    That’s it. There is no counting. There is no other than I and that
    means Love, Love on a Grand Scale, not a smattering of love, but Love
    Exultant, the Beingness of Love. Love Still Yet Whirling, Love All That
    Is Tumbling Over Itself.

    You are not off an assembly line like a piece of candy. You are, Truth
    be known, totally The Fullness of Love, Love Vibrant and Viable, Love
    Perpetual, Love and Nothing Else But Love,

    So help Me, God.”


  • Global Conversation

    I believe I’ve been tapping into Divinity for quite some time now. I’ve been busy trying to help out other souls to find themselves again. There’s a tremendous gratification in this work, even a gathering of friends for life. Thank you Neale for these wonderful reminders you keep posting just about everywhere. They’re still an inspiration to me, and no doubt to many other people.

  • mewabe

    Tools used by the Lakota people for generations:

    First, the Taoist-like: “Let the wind blow through you”
    “If you learn to let the wind blow through you, you will take away its power to blow you down.”

    Ancestral tools:


    From the book “The Lakota Way”, Stories and Lessons for Living, by Joseph Marshall III.

    These are qualities that were developed through thousand of years of living through happy times and through extreme difficulties, before people relied on drugs, alcohol and other crazy-making behaviors and substances to get through the day.

    To these, I would add appreciation, thankfulness. Even if we were to find ourselves in the middle of the desert with no food or water and no resources, the first step would have to be appreciation, which is the “fertilizer” that feeds the seed of power to build upon what we have, rather than focus on what we lack, and overcome all difficulties.

    As long as we still have breath, we still have all we need to make it in this life.

    No matter how enlightened, how happy and in love, how easy life may appear at time, and how much one may think s/he has answered all of his/her own questions, courage, perseverance, fortitude, and understanding will be needed now and then, and likely more often than not.

    As one artist put it: “I do not wait for inspiration…inspiration waits for me”.

    These qualities are like muscles…if we do not exercise them, we loose them, and laziness is not an option.

    A spirituality that pursues nirvana is simply a mind trip, like LSD. We are not here to experience heaven and bliss 24/7, if we were, what would have been the point of leaving the spirit world and being born?…We are here to REMEMBER heaven, to joyfully and lovingly celebrate life, but to also develop specific qualities and understandings through a resistance that challenges and strengthens our spirits, just as gravity and physical resistance challenge and strengthen our muscles.

    Many who are on a spiritual path feel like failures when they do not experience constant bliss. They may have an extraordinary day, or a week or even a couple of months of extreme spiritual elation, then they wake up one morning and feel the weight of their lives has returned and has come crashing on them in full force, and they wonder what happened, after all they were in what they thought was heaven, with a perfect understanding, the day before!

    They forget polarity, that the light implies the dark, as much as the dark implies the light, and that earthly spirituality requires integrating the light and dark, not seeking the light while attempting to avoid or discard the dark.

    Real earthly spirituality requires “making the two one”, that is to say integrating all polarities. This is what we are here to learn, so we may understand universal principles and how to use them creatively without feeling defeated by them.

    It’s simple: to experience the divine essence of oneness, you need to integrate what you have previously separated, conceptually, in your mind: you need to fully integrate your heart, mind, body and spirit…to integrate your individuality with cosmic universality, or your life with all life, and to integrate ALL polarities. It is only then that you can return to the Center of Being, which is ONE, and which some call God.

    Once you are there, or rather HERE, everything is possible….

    • Kautarski El Fertasi

      Thank you, this makes evertything so clear. Thank you! Thank you!

      • mewabe

        You are very welcome, thank you!

  • Kelly van Spaendonk

    It is my experience, that because my basic confiction is that I (we, everything) am a divine being (one with God -the Source-), I find happiness in every moment of my life.
    Because Through all sadness and suffering (and not understanding every now and then) I feel that the darkness in our lives is a gift; of true free will, and because I can feel the opposite of what I am, I can really experience my core being: fulfilment, coming home.