Worldwide Discussion:

In this installment of our continuing series of articles on What God Wants, let me ask you a question. In your opinion, have our earthly theologies provided humanity with effective guidance in how to live together in peace and harmony?

Here’s my opinion: No. In fact, far too often they have produced just the opposite result.

Today 400 children die of starvation every hour. Every hour. Yet it would be possible to feed all the starving children on the planet, to protect them from dying of preventable diseases, and to make basic education accessible to all, with no more than five per cent of the overall annual sales of arms in the world.

Five per cent.

Can this be possible?

Yes. It’s possible and it’s true.

How is this evidence of a failure of religions and theologies? Neglect of its own offspring to the point of starvation could only occur in a society whose people see themselves as separate from God and separate from each other, having little to do with each other, and this is what is taught by our religions. Only such a cultural story could justify a world in which the income of the richest 225 people is equal to the income of three billion poor people.

You may have missed the real impact of that, so let me say it again. We have created a world in which the income of the richest 225 people is equal to the income of three billion poor people.

Three billion.                               

That’s half the world’s population.

What’s so wrenchingly sad about all of this is not only that the situation exists, but that so many people think it’s okay that it exists. You tell them that the income of the richest 225 people is equal to the income of three billion poor people and they say, “Uh-huh. Okay. So what’s the problem?”

This is Part VII of an extended series of headline articles in The Global Conversation.

Want to know why there’s so much unrest and violence in the world today? Open your eyes.

Perhaps you already have. Perhaps you already know. Perhaps you understand. Yet it will take more of us understanding, and then deciding to do something about what we understand, for anything to change.

If only more of us could open our eyes to the world around us! If only more of us could see our world as an expression of our oneness. If only our theologies could help more of us do more of this more of the time. But in fact it is our theologies that keep us from experiencing the reality of our oneness, and teach us of separation. And it is our ideas of separation that allow such conditions to continue to exist.

If theology was a physical science—biology, say, or physics—I believe that its data would long ago have been judged unreliable in producing consistent results, even after thousands of years. At the very least, that data would now be questioned.

Does humanity have the courage to question its own data about life and about God? Are humans brave enough to ponder the unaskable What if?

What if something very important that humans think they know about God is simply inaccurate? Would that change anything?

How much more will people allow themselves to endure before they begin looking for the underlying reason that the world is the way it is? And, of those people who say that a belief in God is powerful enough to be the cure for the world’s ills, how many are able to see that an inaccurate belief could be powerful enough to be the cause?

How about you? Where are you with all of this? Given the state of the world today, do you think this may be a good moment to consider some new thoughts about God, about life, and about each other?

How is your own life going? Are things just fine? Or are you meeting more challenges than, frankly, you’d like to be encountering in your relationships, in your career, in your day-to-day movement through life?

As you look at your life and as you look at the world around you, do you think you are seeing a reflection of What God Wants? If not, what do you think that God does want?

Yes, well, I suppose that’s why you have kept reading this series of articles, isn’t it…?

I mean, you’ve kept reading to see what it had to say on this subject, yes? So now it’s time to say it. Now it’s time to reveal the great truth about What God Wants. This could well be the most important information ever placed before the human race.

It has been placed there in the past, more than once, but the human race has not seemed to understand it. It is now going to be revealed so clearly, so plainly, in such a new and accessible way, that there can be no possibility of future misunderstanding.

Because this information is so vital to humanity’s future, the entire next installment has been devoted to it. Do not miss this installment.

(Our exploration of this topic continues in Part VIII of this extended series, coming very soon. Don’t miss a single entry. And if you wish to catch up on installments that you have missed, simply click on the word HEADLINE in the Categories list at right, then scroll down to find the column you wish to read.)

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  • Erin

    Looking forward to your “new and accessible way” of presenting Absolute Simplicity! 🙂

  • Christopher Toft

    “In this installment of our continuing series of articles on What God Wants, let me ask you a question. In your opinion, have our earthly theologies provided humanity with effective guidance in how to live together in peace and harmony?”

    Does the pope **** in the woods?

    • Erin

      LOL Nice retort!

  • mewabe

    Most theologians do not think that it is their job to fix the worlds problems, as the main thing most religions have always been concerned about is the afterlife. That’s why religions are increasingly considered irrelevant by an ever greater segment of the (educated) world population.

    • Erin

      heehee…Will Bear ever **** in the Vatican? 🙂

      • mewabe


  • “What’s so wrenchingly sad about all of this is not only that the situation exists, but that so many people think it’s okay that it exists.”

    I don’t think most people think this okay, far from it. They do feel powerless to take on the challenges as individuals & even at times as groups, the cards are currently stacked against them with the powers that be, government, corporations, big business.

    It’s a myth we’ve bought into of course, we’ve yet to break out of the myth of disempowerment. That’s the real challenge, to take back our power as a people.

    To be empowered to actually live our highest ideals & potentials, rather than fantasize about them.

    • Erin

      idk, Marko…Since Day One have the herders & the sheeples existed…Was ‘power’ ever something any people’s majority ever had to “take back”? Every empire I know of ran/runs on an individual/few who did not/do not feel powerless in their moment, & stood before the many, presenting them with mythologies…aka. theologies…and the many simply complied.

      If We See these ones/somes that are presently presenting themselves as Our unquestioned rulers, as epitomes what is envisioned as Good Life, then are we not, in essence, constantly vying with each other for higher position to achieve this notion? A never-ending battle, indeed!

      Perhaps we/We feel powerless because of the military-might behind these ones/somes. Hmmm…??? Are We not the ones freely & very actively providing support to these ‘services’, even by yielding our babes to maintain continuances? It is the only thing I See ‘in the way’ of moving new ways with adjustments to or expansions of Our notions, No?

      Just wonderin’…Love ya! 🙂

      • You have a point Erin. However, never in history have we had unprecedented access to so much info & never have we had so many in the world waking uP at the same time.

        The powers that be will not go down easy, but they will in place of a new vision that represents the majority & not the elite.

        • Erin

          Yepper! to both Beloved! 😀
          The pyramid thingy got me looking at the back of a dollar bill. Talk about a can of worms on a piece of paper!

          Yet, no matter what theory of interpretation is explained of every iota of symbolism upon it (& OMG! there’s a gazillion!), there is no mention of why the leader on front is in a circle, the pyramidal seal is encircled, as is the U.S. seal encircled. Then there’s a brightness surrounding both the eye-ball piece and the shield of stars.
          The gents who designed these artworks may not have Understood the Feminine…but She was most definitely an inner voice that got heard through the creativity! Muahaha-haha! 😀

          This was a fun & interesting undertaking this morning…Thanks much, Guys! 😀

          btw…The “Powers that Be” are part of We, No? Perhaps, They simply need to See a new Business Plan for Human Management that makes more sense than currently used Policies & Procedures.
          Any wise CEO would partake of the opportunity to invest wholly into ‘work smarter, not harder’ ways of doing things…and wise motivators know how to re-stir the passions of CEOs toward them. Alas! A feminine ‘power’ used, but abused.

          However! That fab inner voice is most definitely being heard…’She’ idles not!…& fires are being fed. Good idea to stir gently & watch one’s toes in the boil-overs.:)

        • Bruce

          Given that we are all one…the only one… then who would the elite be?
          Why does the perception/illusion of separation persist even among the enlightened few…?

          • Oneness is a concept we have not yet demonstrated yet.
            We are all doing the best we can with what we have.

            The elite powerful are fairly obvious at this time don’t you think?
            We do not want to ignore this do we?

      • mewabe

        Yes…that’s why they call it the rat race, to the top.

        In order to defeat the system, we need to change ourselves, because as long as competition for control and dominance exists, nothing will change.

        As long as we believe that dominant power is the ultimate reward, leaders will rise to dominate the rest of us. And as long as we believe in dominating nature, we will not change. The chain of command and the pathology of command and control will remain, manifesting themselves in different forms, many of them visible in our relationship with the natural world.

        We need to change from the pyramidal social model to the circle. A pyramid represents hierarchy and the subjugation of the many by a few…the circle represents equality and cooperation.

        The circle also represents feminine power. This is what needs to come back to restore the world’s balance, and restore a harmonious relationship with the natural creation.

  • Therese

    oo! oo! I’l bet I know what the next post will look like! I have definitely been sharing this on Facebook!

    • Erin

      Hey, Therese! <3
      My curiosity on how this will be presented is totally up! I'm sure it will not disappoint…the whole series has been one of Neale's finest on this site! 😀

  • Bruce

    How do you have a global intellectual discussion about spirituality given the ineffable characteristics of the subject?

    I mean any in realistic conversation with anyone who does not know from personal experience the “Christ” of God that is the indwelling body of our soul within each/all of us; then the conversation is like a dog chasing its tail.

    With many years of study and practice; learning to get in touch with your presence is no easy feat.

    Even with constant vigilance, as you always allude to Neale, it has taken most humans a lifetime to even achieve a small percentage of mastery.

    Where does that leave the folks that have no idea of what you are speaking?

    The human mind will simply not permit its owner to stay in the moment long enough to come to a certainty and knowing of God without a good practice in place.

    So in giving notice here to the current dire condition of humanity on the planet would one suppose that a true change of heart is automatically in order by merely becoming aware that god wants nothing from us that we do not want for ourselves?
    I’ve just been wondering recently about how a human can make this leap from ignorance to awareness and then move into being with a presence that would make every other human they contact want what that is.

  • Bruce

    The main thing to do with the human mind, aside from using it as a problem solving tool when required, is to observe its behaviors without judgment or actions.
    Being the unseen silent observer will quickly move you into the limitless possibilities of this present moment, which is in fact, all that exists… ever.
    Practice getting off the clock and into the moment just to see what happens.
    Practice makes perfect…