Note: before reading this blog, it might be an idea to visit the loo and then put on a cuppa. It’s lengthy… but worth a read.
What would happen if a cosmological being was sent on a mission to visit Earth, morph into human form and then report back on its observations? This is how it might read…
During my visit to Earth, the strange behaviours I observed led me to question human sanity. Here’s what I unravelled…
Many humans in ‘advanced’ western cultures are pre-occupied with money. The more they get, the more they spend. Most appear to spend more than they have, then borrow more money from institutions that charge more money to do so. This is called debt. Most of these institutions are very wealthy because they have little regard for humanity. Then humans have to work harder to get more money to pay back the debt. Confused? I was!
It appears that these problems are caused by greed – a condition where many humans and institutions desire more than they need.
Because many humans work long hours, they have less time to relax and be with their loved ones. To counter this, they wait until they retire (which means they stop working when they are older) so they can relax and have more time with loved ones. But in the meantime many become agitated, develop a condition called stress and suffer from deteriorating health. This often results in relationships falling apart and then there’s no loved one to spend time with.
To relieve their agitation they put many peculiar things into their bodies including a liquid substance called alcohol, which causes blindness if consumed undiluted. To prevent blindness, they mix in other liquids to dilute the alcohol. This has strange effects on their bodies and their behaviour, including unusual speech patterns, hysterical laughing, shrieking, crying, losing balance and becoming aggressive. One of the by-products of this alcohol epidemic is an abnormal amount of violence and vehicular accidents – except most are not accidents because they are preventable.
I asked many humans why they drink this liquid and they told me they do it to relax or have fun. When I asked what was preventing them from relaxing or having fun without alcohol, they didn’t appear to know.
Some said it brought out their true personality, so I asked why they needed alcohol to do that. They did not know. Some said they drank to escape. “Escape from what?” I asked. “A meteor shower, tsunami or avalanche?” It appears that they use alcohol to escape from themselves. But why?
After drinking alcohol, many humans feel very sick and make solemn vows called ‘never agains’. But alcohol must affect memory, because believe it or not, within a short space of time they are back at it.
There are also huge, wealthy organisations where toxic chemicals are blended with crushed dried leaves and the mixture packed into small paper cylinders. Around a billion humans pay trillions of dollars to light the cylinders and suck in the poisonous smoke, which damages their respiratory systems and causes various illnesses, often ending their lives prematurely.
Most humans know this is bad for them, but they choose to continue and would rather sacrifice their lives than cease to suck in chemical-laced smoke. This is where the term ‘sucked in’ comes from.
There is also a leafy plant which many dry, then pack it into paper cylinders or glass vessels. They light the substance and breathe the smoke in deeply. The effect is zombie-like behaviour smattered with outbursts of uncontrollable laughter. Consistent use results in diminished brain function and delusions for which many require small tablets for the remainder of their lives in an attempt to balance this condition.
Some inject a liquid made from poppy flowers directly into their blood stream while others sniff powder through their noses. When asked why, a common response was “It’s OK, it’s natural.”
When I mentioned that snake venom and strychnine are natural, so why not sniff or smoke them, there was no response (apart from one human who said he would ‘give it a go’ – but he passed out before that was possible).
No-one is forced into these rituals. It is a choice that many consider to be quite normal because others do the same. Why do they follow each other to self-destruction?
Yet this was only the beginning of my discoveries…
Governments (a group of humans who are elected by fellow humans to manage their countries) contribute to this cycle of violence, death and devastation. This occurs because governments have a vested interest from collecting lucrative taxes on the white cylinders and billions of litres of alcohol that humans pour down their throats.
Ironically, much of the money is needed to pay for more nurses, doctors, hospitals and rehabilitation centres to help these ill-fated humans.
Meanwhile, other government agencies continue to approve more licences to sell more alcohol and permit longer drinking hours. Should it not be reversed? Go figure! (That’s an Earth term meaning “What the?!”)
Then there are non-alcoholic drinks laced with sugar and caffeine. Television screens tell humans these drinks will boost energy. That is not true. These drinks give a false boost of energy for a brief time, only for the human to experience a fall when it wears off. This eventually results in the collapse of the human energy system.
Governments also have other ways to raise funds. In many of the buildings where humans drink alcohol, there are many rows of machines adorned with flashing lights and sounds to attract donors. Humans put money into the machines hoping they will receive more back than they put in. But this is impossible because the venues and governments ‘take’ a percentage of the contributions.
From ‘the take’, huge buildings have been built to house even more machines. In America, a religious group and crime syndicates developed a city called Las Vegas from ‘the take’. Every year, millions of humans go there to donate their money and drink alcohol.
Some humans become elected members of government so they can make heartfelt decisions to serve fellow humans. Yet most eventually make decisions according to the will of the group they have aligned with. Their intention to help humanity dissipates. What becomes more important is retaining power at the expense of what is right and fair for all.
Some humans are considered beautiful because they have symmetrical facial structures (compliments of the lucky sperm club). ‘Beautiful’ humans are often acclaimed by other humans. I found it quite odd how humans praise other humans’ bone proportions.
Many ‘beautiful’ people are used as mobile clothes hangers to display various garments.
Some ‘beautiful’ people are involved in a vocation called acting where they mimic others and appear in movies that are beamed onto large screens. An annual contest determines the best actors and the best films, but only those associated with the acting industry vote. Humans who watch the movies do not. The real reason for the competition is to dress up, be noticed and praised.
Many actors are very wealthy, yet insecure, although idolised by numerous humans. This is most peculiar, particularly as those who teach children and care for humans in hospitals receive little recognition and are paid very little.
Humans have even de-nourished their own food supply. Crops and food have been modified and controlled by large corporations who seek to make huge profits. Most of the Earth’s population has lost its natural vitality. Many humans are either very large or very small.
Eating has become an obsession in developed countries where cooks become celebrities. Believe it or not, they even compete on the television to see who can make the best meal.
I also came across extremely wealthy corporations involved in producing small tablets which assist humans to sustain their lives and give them relief from illnesses, diseases and anxiety… most of which are self-inflicted. Many humans in poor countries are denied access to the tablets because they do not have money. But the companies have more money than they need.
I was beginning to despair as I continued to ask myself, “Are humans insane?”
But I was looking forward to attending one of Earth’s biggest events called the Olympic Games which occur every four years, where humans from countries around the world gather together to play games, also known as sport. Initial reports indicated it was a celebration of unity. But that was not the reality.
What I saw was a commercial monolith focused on politics, image, lucrative sponsorship and television profits. From the thousands of humans who participated there were winners, and there were many others called losers. I felt the despair of many of the losers who did not perform to a preconceived standard after torturing their bodies for four years to prepare for the competition. If this event represents global unity, then what is left? Where else can humans find true harmony?
This concept of winning is unique to humans. Winning means beating or triumphing over another. It may not mean hurting another physically – although the effect can be emotionally devastating, resulting in ongoing behavioural problems.
A popular activity many humans engage in is hitting a green sphere over a fence with an object that looks like a musical instrument called a banjo. Known as tennis, there appears to be much love in this game, because they repeat the word regularly. But there is not. The person who wins the last point is the winner. That person feels elated while the other does not. There are four major global tennis events each year. At each there is a male and a female winner who feel elated and another 254 humans who do not.
This is common to most sports.
Other activities include boxing and martial arts, where rowdy humans yell and scream to encourage the participants to hurt each other (similar to football).
Winning extends further. Leaders of some countries like to be winners, so they declare war on other countries. A boundary (an imaginary line on the ground) is often the catalyst for fighting, torture, death and misery. Even humans within their own countries kill each other and leaders turn armed soldiers against fellow citizens.
I saw wars fought over oil, greed, power and religion. Some leaders of countries with weapons of mass destruction say other countries cannot have those weapons, or they will attack them. Yet it appears to me that even though these leaders may triumph, they are indeed losers.
Even language is changed to dehumanise atrocities. Instead of saying, “We attacked an enemy and also murdered other innocent humans who had no involvement”, they now say “There was collateral damage.”
I saw large, gentle creatures called whales slaughtered in the name of science, while governments lacked the courage to stand up against the executioners. I also saw revolutionaries on the high seas using aggression and intimidation against other humans to ‘protect’ these non-violent animals. Is this not ironic?
There is so much more to report, however, enough is enough. It is time to present my conclusions…
On Earth I saw greed, corruption, obesity, malnutrition, disease, loneliness, disrespect, envy, disregard, anger, violence, murder, abuse, control, manipulation, separation and more extraordinary abnormal behaviour.
Many humans live in ‘hope’, but the reality is that hope is futile because it is an intangible somewhere in the future. And the future, like tomorrow and like hope, will never come; it is always distant.
But more importantly is ‘NOW’, and ‘now’ is the place where I eventually unravelled the questions I had about humanity.
It was easy to see what was wrong on Earth, but I needed to be more vigilant to seek what was true. I realised I had focused on what humans did, rather than who they truly are. I had neglected to genuinely connect and be totally present with humans when I communicated with them.
And then when I did, something magical happened. I looked into human eyes and I saw sadness, despair, fear, resignation and sometimes almost nothing. Yet there was something else I saw – a flicker, a glow.
In a moment of revelation I recognised that within every single human on Earth, even the most disturbed, is a light: an inner-fire just waiting to be kindled. For some the light is dull, for others it is a bright glow radiating out and touching others.
That light is Love.
Most humans have chosen to build protective shields to hide their light. They appear to be continually dousing water onto a fire that refuses to go out.
Humans feel hurt from an absence of love. Yet ironically, their natural essence is love, which is omnipresent from childhood. But humans shut it down and deny loving themselves. Hence the hurt and the abnormal destructive behaviours I saw on Earth.
Ironically, by doing so, they are missing out on a life of constant joy.
Love is the most powerful and unifying agent in the universe. And no matter how many reject it or fight against it, love is expanding on planet Earth right now.
More and more humans around the planet have made the choice to discard the abnormal, unloving lives they previously lived and instead, now live with self-care, compassion, brotherhood, service, love and freedom.
The changes in their lives have inspired others to live with love and discover how wonderful life really is. In turn, more humans will be inspired and so it will continue.
So to answer the question, “Are humans insane?” the answer is “No”.
Humans have simply lost their way without comprehending how much love and potential they hold within.
A little crazy? Yes.
Translated by: Rod Harvey, Marketing Manager, Gold Coast, Australia
I love this Rod! Thank you for sharing from the cosmological being…. they are so spot on in every way.
This has always stood out for me as a weird setup and something I’ve never understood – “Many actors are very wealthy, yet insecure, although idolised by numerous humans. This is most peculiar, particularly as those who teach children and care for humans in hospitals receive little recognition and are paid very little.” Especially some actors getting astronomical amounts of money for something that does not truly support or offer inspiration.
The conclusion was beautiful, and one I feel, that if we stop and look past all the ‘outside’ stuff we would all see and feel the light in every person.
I always felt the same Aimee, that our values are skewered when it comes to actors or singers and have often wondered what true support or inspiration do they really offer, compared with those who teach children or care for people in hospital. I enjoyed the line in answer to the question “Are Humans insane… No… Humans have simply lost their way without comprehending how much love and potential they hold within. Insane No, A little crazy, yes”
Rod you have a playful way of expressing real issues within our world and how we live in it. We forget that underneath all the ways is a loving playfullness in everyone, it’s just that naturalness of being is sheltered by the illusion of life and the many ideals we have created. When we begin to strip away these ideals, the natural smile of knowing we are not really from here emerges and that we are light before we are human.
Brilliantly playful yet such truth in your words. Thank you for covering so many topics and writing it succinctly. I feel your observations of humanity greatly reflect where we are going wrong and I love that you took time to put it into words so that others can take time to reflect on what is being presented here.
I love this article as a take on humanity. It is all too true and something to share with the world.
What a great read Rod. You had me captivated from the word go as you effortlessly exposed all the shortcomings of our supposed sophisticated way of living.
Rod, like everything regarding human beings there is always a redeeming feature and you expressed it. Thank you.
Truth written here in black and white.
I have often called us humans ‘lemmings’ (little characters from a computer game that just keep digging, walking or doing what they’re doing until they fall off a cliff or come to some other death). As with your blog, I have to laugh!
What I loved about your blog was that it became evident that you have not given up on humanity despite much evidence one could easily tally up and make such a call.
Unlike the lemmings I referred to earlier, I agree with you that there are increasing members of the human family who are and have started to dig for the gold within themselves and are beginning to make wiser more self-loving choices
Thanks to the loving reflection of Serge Benhayon (no sign of a lemming there !) I too am waking up to see some of the ridiculous behaviours I too have partaken in. And, although it is still very much a work in progress, I am learning to laugh, let them go & choose a more loving way to be. With me and all others.
Love the lemmings analogy Pernilla and particularly enjoyed reading your last liberating paragraph. I’m with you!
‘The fire that refuses to go out’, such a lovely unifying comment. For many it is buried so deep within themselves that their behaviours of corruption, greed, deceit and manipulation cause untold hurt for many people. These behaviours only show how far we have strayed from love and truth.
Hello Rod, I love your metaphor of “a fire that refuses to go out”. Thank you for writing this, I very much enjoyed it.
Thank you Rod for confirming my suspicion that WE are the extra-terrestrials here! Perhaps we are at odds with our bodies, our environment and each other because we are yet to acknowledge this fire that burns within regardless of our futile attempts to put it out. Hey, that’s not such bad news…
I simply had to come back for a re-read! It is so well written, with humour but also reflecting the truth of life currently on planet earth!
This is a brilliant piece of writing Rod. You’ve captured the truth of the rot in society and how crazy it really is. Seeing it spelt out with a lightness here, allows us to see the utter mess we’re in. Yes it’s insane when you look at it like this. Perhaps this is why other life forms haven’t come our way? Hardly an attractive holiday destination. I loved how you rounded up, without judgement, in what your out of space buddy discovered, for “within every single human on Earth, even the most disturbed, is a light: an inner-fire just waiting to be kindled.” This is so beautifully put. Knowing this love is within us all and is “the most powerful and unifying agent in the universe” surely change is possible…
Loved the blog Rod, not only entertaining but true
I absolutely loved this article Rod! It was smart, entertaining and witty but most importantly so accurate. What majority of people do to themselves and to others in the world today is baffling and i know it often made me feel lost, unsure and afraid of our future. Now being shown another way by Universal Medicine and the support offered by Serge Benhayon has made me more aware and given me more understanding of the reasons behind peoples actions and reactions.
Thank you for this article Rod!
I loved reading your blog Rod; a very humorous and witty take on the human race we all belong to and how we live in the modern world. Whilst reading I could feel the absurdity of the choices we make , individually and collectively. Hopefully more and more people are beginning to realise that there is another way. Thank you Rod.
Yes there is another way! I am so glad to know this other way and have found it , thanks to Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon! It is inside of me and everyone can choose this way as well.
I loved reading this playful blog, I couldn’t stop reading it. It is craziness for us to blindly follow each other into self harming behaviours and insane that our leaders take advantage of this. I would very much like for you to visit the Aliens home and report back to us on how they live on their planet.
Rod I Love your article. It really gives you an outside perspective to our so called ‘perfect’ world, because it’s not perfect it’s actually ‘a little crazy’ 🙂
Rod, the play in this blog is great. It is important that we look upon these issues lightheartedly whilst also understanding the seriousness of them. You have managed to do this very well. I love your conclusion, yes, we have simply lost our way.
Rod, thank you for translating this report from our cosmological buddy. He is a good and clear observer. When you sum it up, like our buddy has done, it becomes so clear that we loose our way, that our lives and communities become dis-harmonious because we are living disconnected form our inner-light, the love we are so desperately searching for.
Just a little crazy? Maybe the real curse is in being ‘normal’ , where everybody does what they see everybody else do without ever feeling for ourselves and in our body whether something feels right or not.
As human beings we all do crazy things in our life, and one was taking up the bad habit of smoking.
It seems at last people are coming to realise the great harm it does to the body.
I am sure Rods cosmic friend will be very pleased.
I love this. Thank you for reminding us of what lies underneath the craziness we experience and witness.
Great read Rod, a light-hearted way to expose the behaviours of most humans which are seemingly, a ‘little crazy’! Please report to your cosmological friend not to despair, we will all have that fire rekindled and burning bright one day.
Thank you Rod, a lighthearted and witty approach to many serious issues. The question begs to be asked that if we are ‘under the influence’ of money, drugs, alcohol, food, power etc, then we must be under the influence of something that is making us choose these behaviours and make these choices.
Good point Mathew. We can be arrested for being under the influence of drugs and alcohol, but how can we arrest the cause of those behaviours? Perhaps the clue is to focus on that ‘spark’ of love within each of us that the alien refers to.
I felt that in my body Rod ‘Perhaps the clue is to focus on that spark of love within each of us…’ – expressed from a loving and wise man.
When I re-read the articles, I recalled the old despair and emptiness with which I used to look at life where I viewed all the visible and superficial aspects of the world as the only things that exist. Looking back I can see the level of giving up and closing down. It was such a blessing when I was inspired to reconnect deeply to my heart and to remember that love is my true essence, our true essence.
I love the ending of this article, especially “Within every single human on Earth, even the most disturbed, is a light: an inner-fire just waiting to be kindled. For some the light is dull, for others it is a bright glow radiating out and touching others. That light is Love.” A great article and important message.
Rod, this is a really interesting take on the way we live, it turns so much on it’s head. I loved the opening topic, ‘Many humans in ‘advanced’ western cultures are pre-occupied with money. The more they get, the more they spend. Most appear to spend more than they have, then borrow more money from institutions that charge more money to do so. This is called debt.’ This is such a crazy concept and what boggles my mind is that there is no limit, no matter how much money someone has, it seems it is never enough.
I concur with Jane…. I would like to hear more from the “alien!” Rod, you offer a unique humorous expression in observing humanity and our choices, whilst writing with understanding and compassion. Your view allows us to look at ourselves from another angle. Thanks for writing.
Your opening paragraph about money and greed is a blog in itself, this has got to be one of the maddest setups in all the known universes. The more money the institutions print the more debt is created. We know this cannot go on forever and I don’t think it’s going to end in a good way. Greed is the factor at the heart of the problem. I wonder what makes us humans want so much when some, a small percentage of the world’s population hold so much wealth they could never use it in a million years while they watch their brothers die from hunger and disease.
“After drinking alcohol, many humans feel very sick and make solemn vows called ‘never agains’. But alcohol must affect memory, because believe it or not, within a short space of time they are back at it.” Reading this made me giggle, such amazing awareness and playful observations, that are in truth very real. Great blog Rod, when it is exposed in this way it is clear that there is something very crazy going on.
I wonder why some people choose to abuse their bodies in such an abusive way over the Festive Season? Maybe if the authorities video their behaviour and showed them, if they would then feel it is acceptable or not.
Great way to expose life on earth as it currently is; but there is definitely another way, because as you allude to at the end, there is so much more to us (our being, or essence) which is not currently accounted for in the world’s systems and the way that life is operated. Once we acknowledge and accept the grandness of our essence, life on earth can develop accordingly to be a truly joy-filled and harmonious affair.
Since you ask the question Rod, it does indeed appear that human’s are insane. One only has to look at health professionals or doctors who drink or smoke, fully understanding the damage and harm that it is doing to their body. Or people with diabetes who continue to eat foods containing sugar knowing full well it could lead to their leg being amputated, and, or loss of sight. What is really going on here?
A beautiful article thank you Rod , and I agree, ‘Humans feel hurt from an absence of love. Yet ironically, their natural essence is love, which is omnipresent from childhood. But humans shut it down and deny loving themselves. Hence the hurt and the abnormal destructive behaviours I saw on Earth’.
How great that some people are now inspiring others to live a more loving and caring life.
I love this blog. It exposes the ridiculousness of how we live. I love how you have exposed how the common choices made on a daily basis are simply to avoid and shut down the natural love that we have inside. When observed like this it seems absurd that we are avoiding the very thing that we are craving for. So well written, thank you.
Thank you Rod for an amazing read – I feel deeply touched by your take on humanity and your love for each and everyone of us. It is easy to give up on the world and think it is all too hard but you have given a fresh and beautiful perspective that should never be forgotten – “In a moment of revelation I recognised that within every single human on Earth, even the most disturbed, is a light: an inner-fire just waiting to be kindled” Just beauty-full. Thank you again.
A humoristic and playful view from a distance on us human beings. Reading it like this magnifies the crazy things we do to forget how tender and precious we actually are. And how there is only 1 thing in our lives we all want: LOVE.
Did your cosmic being notice porn as well? The craving for intimacy?
How can we get people to take more responsibility for their bodies and not keep taking drugs.
We all have free will, but also know what harm any drug can do to the body and mind.
A great and funny article showing the craziness of human beings.
I say thank you Universal Medicine as, ‘More and more humans around the planet have made the choice to discard the abnormal, unloving lives they previously lived and instead, now live with self-care, compassion, brotherhood, service, love and freedom’. Thank you Serge Benhayon for showing us there is a different way to live our lives here on earth, a way that is joy-full, beauty-full, truth-full, harmonious and loving.
Hear near Lorraine. A huge gratitude to Universal Medicine for inspiring so many to take a very real and honest look at the craziness that we have accepted as normal.
There is so much understanding, and so little judgement – and that is what allows the ending to be so heartfelt and positive. Beautiful.
From the perspective of someone who does not take the existing status quo for granted (our alien friend), it is absolutely incredible what we put up with. What we have allowed to continue just because it is what has always happened. Its as he says towards the end – that light is still there, but we have given up on bringing this out. Time for a step change for us all to reconnect to the spark, stop allowing what is currently going on, and start making just simple, honest, truthful relationships out in the world,
Yes Rod I remember on several occasions making those vows ‘never to drink again’, and what did I find myself doing days after that new found realisation – back to having more alcohol. Thankfully I got to a point where I truly wanted to stop it and as hard as it seemed to be, I stood strong in what my body was telling me and stopped. To this day I can honestly say it’s been one of the best things I have done for myself. I feel Amazing after letting go of this controlling drug.
“After drinking alcohol, many humans feel very sick and make solemn vows called ‘never agains’. But alcohol must affect memory, because believe it or not, within a short space of time they are back at it.”
This is very funny and at the same time conveys what really does go on and the lack of true intention to make a change when we say “never again’.
Hi Michelle…I guess many intentions are made that feel true at the time, but fall over later.
At least we can determine the strength of our intentions by seeing if we continue to repeat behaviours that we had previously declared not to.
Which leads me to observe that I have been a particularly slow and ill disciplined learner at various stages of my life.
Often the intention is true but we often don’t have the support to make the loving choice to stop. That is what was so brilliant when I started attending Universal Medicine presentations, they made sense for me of why I was making a knowingly harming choice and it allowed me to follow through quite easily on the committment to stop drinking.
Rod it is true, how humans live in hope for most of their lives. I was one of them for many years, hoping life would change if I did this or that, or believed in a particular belief system. I got caught up in culture, rituals, belief systems, but very little changed, the hope was out there in the future, there was a lot of sadness, resentment, jealousy and comparison. When I met Universal Medicine and as I started to understand that I first had to start to love myself and work on healing my hurts and emotions, only then through living with a truth in my body my life would change. Only 4 years into working on my self love, my life has changed amazingly. I have a more greater understanding of self love. More beautiful opportunities have come into my life with this greater understanding. As I work on living in the now and working on my self love, my dreams and hopes are turning into reality, Sadness, resentment, jealousy and comparison have all nearly faded away.
Amita, I can also say that I used to live in hope. The present wasn’t a happy one, but I clung onto the fact that things might change in the future. Things never shifted and I also experienced a lot of sadness, jealousy and comparison. When I started to heal what I felt has hurt me and began to become more loving towards myself, everything shifted. I can now whole heartedly say that I rarely experience the emotion of “hope” any more because I feel content and fulfilled in life. As Rod has said, ”Humans feel hurt from an absence of love” but by restoring the love in me everything has fallen into place.
Rod, your humour is priceless ! I loved reading your blog exposing the life that is lived on planet Earth. From a distance it does look completely crazy but it is a real account of what we see around us everyday. All is not lost though as the fire is burning in all earthlings and there is that love in everyone of us.
I love reading this article. It is profound in its observation of the ways we are living as a humanity and what we are accepting as normal, although on closer examination we can see they do not make sense. And it is deeply loving in its observation and appreciation of the great love and potential every person holds within.
I just loved rereading this Rod, it is so beautiful ” I realised I had focused on what humans did, rather than who they truly are.” and that love is who we truly are we just need to remember to reconnect to that eternal flame! Gorgeous.
“Love is the most powerful and unifying agent in the universe. And no matter how many reject it or fight against it, love is expanding on planet Earth right now”. I love this, it makes me feel that there is a huge ball of love gathering momentum and speed with every breath. We are living in a world where love is behind us every step of the way, and with every move we make that is truly loving, it gives way to an expansion of love that can be felt by others.
A great analogy Jenny.
Hi Rod, this is such a delightful way of ‘reporting’ on humanity and the crazy way we are living. What I enjoy is that it says it as it is, but also focuses on the light, ‘Humans have simply lost their way without comprehending how much love and potential they hold within.’
Carmel thanks for highlighting that quote, to me it’s ironic and inspiring at the same time.
Hi Carmel, thank you for sharing this line again, what really stands out is “how much love and potential they hold within” – we all have this.
A beautiful blog Rod and so spot on. Thank you.
I agree about the craziness Ariana… and how, if we take a step back, we can see what is really going on in the world and the part that we play in that. Yet more so, by opening up to the love that is naturally within us, we as individuals will ‘light up’ and through our inspiration, ignite the flickering flames in those around us – in turn they will do the same. Pretty neat aye!
And the list could go on. We are in a mess.
Yes we are Vicky but the light of love that glimmers dimly or shines brightly is there within us all and will bring us all back home.
I love the fact that after listing a whole load of unimpressive human dynamics, instead of judging humans harshly, or giving up on them, the concluding remarks are: ‘Humans have simply lost their way without comprehending how much love and potential they hold within.’ This is a wonderful way of viewing everyone in all situations – with love and understanding.
Great point reiterated Golnaz, imagine if we truly met everyone like this, with this love and understanding – where would we be? Perhaps as Rod says…. ‘discovering how wonderful life really is!’
Yes – no giving up in this take on the human condition
I love the lightheartedness of this blog. Though actually very serious and true. Thank you Rod!
Rod this is totally brilliant. Its filled with humour but is actually a very true reflection of humanity and the craziness of life. It is a sad reflection that we choose not to live the love we are but as you say ‘Humans have simply lost their way without comprehending how much love and potential they hold within.’ And we will all find our way back to the love we are.
This is a great fun insightful Blog, thanks Rod
Rod and Cosmo Buddy. What a great article on the abuse of our bodies by drugs. I have been down that road of not loving myself and not really caring for other people. I thought the use of alcohol and tabacco would take away all my pain and I would come out the other side a different person. Who was I kidding?
It took me many years to realise the harm I was causing myself, but also to other people.
I suddenly got a wake up call to tell me that I was going down the wrong road, and I needed to change direction – well I did and boy do I feel great.
I loved reading this article, Rod. Writing from the perspective that you do, brings new insight to the insanity in human life.
Fabulously funny blog Rod! I love your playful observations inviting us to ponder on the craziness of how we live. Writing from the alien perspective really does expose quite clearly how lost we have become as a human race.
I Love it… did not need a cuppa, I was gripped from the beginning right through to the end. So inspired, to write with pragmatic observation concerning what is happening on this planet. “In a moment of revelation I recognised that within every single human on Earth, even the most disturbed, is a light: an inner-fire just waiting to be kindled. For some the light is dull, for others it is a bright glow radiating out and touching others. That light is Love.” It is there in each of us and I feel it more and more as I accept myself and accept where others are at… it is available for all because it is inside all. Thank you for sharing this blog, it is a mammoth exposition, fantastic.
What and how this has been written so playfully, is relatable for everyone whether human or alien! The mess we are living in throughout the world cannot be denied when presented in this way and it seems in trying to cope and manage the mess we will keep making more mess until we stop. I am learning I have a responsibility to stop and ask, “Really, what is going on here?” and am beginning to clear up my corner, so changes can happen. Thank you Rod.
So true Julie. When we do stop and honestly ask “what is going on here?”, it invariably brings it back to ourself, we deepen our understanding and start to truly make a difference. But when we rush in to fix the mess we are still in the same mindset and drive that created the mess in the first place, we end up in effect simply rearranging the furniture which may look better for a while until the holes start to show again.
Through the eyes of our Alien friend I just playfully saw the futility of going round and round repeating the same behaviour hoping the result will be different!
This is awesome. Very enjoyable and packed with insights. It reminds me of the innocence and to the point observations that children often make which has the power to stop you in your tracks if you take a moment to really consider what is being reflected.
Hi Rod, I love your playful way of writing. Through the eyes of a cosmological being, the behaviour of the humans on this beautiful planet we know as earth, would certainly be a puzzle to them as it is to the present occupiers. When its all written down like this, it does seem a ridiculous way to carry on and highlights what we now see as normal.
Agreed Julie – it does make it all rather ridiculous. I love how Rod has brought in the simple truth of – “Humans have simply lost their way without comprehending how much love and potential they hold within.”
This was indeed worth the read!. With a playfull touch you have brought to light how …”losing our way”….. make us ….”a little crazy”……
Thank you Rod for such a brilliant article.
Wow Rod your cosmological buddy sure has a great perspective. It really does take the ability to look at life objectively and from a distance to get the best view. What a mess we are in. He really has our number. Really glad he saw the light and truth in each and everyone of us. That under all of these layers there are billions of beautiful luminous beings waiting to emerge. Beautiful thank you.
I really loved reading this. It’s so playfully written I found myself laughing at parts where I thought you’d covered it all – and there was more! I love the way you’ve pointed out the (vast) majority of aspects of ‘human life’ as we know it – and just how ridiculous it is. Crazy even. I was particularly inspired by the cosmological being spotting that there was a flame within even the most lost humans – that can never be doused. Great read – thank you for sharing Rod.
I love returning to this blog, funny, playful and highly accurate. It is beautiful to expose the ridiculousness of our choices and the games we play with ourselves and others. Our natural essence is love, that is so true and can be felt in every interaction when we let others into our lives. With Universal Medicine I have been learning to let others in and cherish the connections we can all make if we so choose to. That for me is what life is about, thank you Rod.
Amazing refreshing take on the world and its absurdity! Loved it, thank you for sharing! And so beautiful to feel the true flicker and flame within us all at the end underneath. So refreshing and capturing so much of human life and the real love in the universe that is always there and so powerful.
Loved the Blog Rod. You have captured the absurdity and futility that we live in and yet just around the corner is a true life that has none of these crazy things in. Next time you see the Alien could you say thank you and ask him/her to come back in a another few hundred years and see if the world has woken up to his words. “love is the most powerful and unifying agent in the universe”
Rod, I loved your blog, your stye and your question! Are humans insane… NO, but is our human behaviour insane,… YES! It is so true what you have written, when we connect to our love and potential within then the ill behaviour will heal.
Another amazing piece. Makes me want to hire a UFO and a green suit and then drop millions of this article from the sky. Then watch whilst everyone below reads with wonder and amazement what the alien newspaper has to say. Put in black and white like that there is very little to argue with, only oneself and one’s choices.
Thanks Rod it was well worth the read. As you say more and more of us have made the choice to discard the abnormal, unloving lives that we previously lived and instead, now live with self-care, compassion, brotherhood, service, love and freedom and that number will just grow and grow. It’s the only way out of the insanity.
Sounds sane to me Kevin!
Thanks Rod, this a brilliant article, humorous and true.
Well, when you look at all of it in this delightful and amusing way, it IS ludicrous the things we humans do, and only serves to delay the discovery of our own inner light and love, ‘Love is the most powerful and unifying agent in the universe. And no matter how many reject it or fight against it, love is expanding on planet Earth right now.’
Well said Carmel, a great article by Rod written in a way that shows us just how crazy humanity is with the choices we as a whole are still making. This should be the topic of debate in government!
And in that moment when our alien visitor stopped and gave himself the space to feel what was going on behind all the madness, truth was found. That is all it takes, a moment, just to reach beyond the superficial, to the spark, equal and divine, that is in us all. Thank you Carmel and Rod.
Well said Carmel, we “delay the discovery of our own inner light and love” by all the distractions available on Earth. How about we go straight to the point and BE LOVE.
Thank you, Rod. With humour and sweetness you have blown the lid off the madness of our choices…perfect.
Rod this is such an awesome article.. a must read for all. Thank you.
‘That light is love’ says it all. This is a beautiful article clearly showing the craziness of how most of the world exists. There is another way and it is by kindling the light that is love. Thank you Rod.
Well Rod, that is a brilliant piece of interpretation you have done on behalf of the alien observer! It certainly shows the extent of the insanity and as you so beautifully expressed at the end, that every human being beneath the madness, hurt and protection is an amazing light of love, glowing – just waiting to be connected to and with. Gorgeous – no hope, just now and connection to that innate glow! PS TELL THE ALIEN we are super pleased he came and shared what he observed with no judgement but the love of the universe that we are equally a part of. PPS Also tell the alien that there are many dedicated to the truth and living love. He should revisit in a few years and give an update, – no hope required, there will be more light glowing from earth, and one day it will be a bright star in the universe.
I’ll pass your messages on Vanessa… if and when my alien buddy contacts me again.
I love this Rod. A great observation of the little ways of men and the choices we make to perpetuate the craziness when all along the simplicity of life is right here for us to connect with and live. Awesome.
thanks Rod – covers many bases! So much that we do does not make sense and I have certainly lived that way too! That there is a different way to live based on love eluded me for many years – yet it has been the best discovery of my life without doubt – it changes everything.
Yes this blog exposes so many of our madnesses whilst also leaving it open for us to explore the many more, knowing that the answer does not lie in finding solutions but in surrendering to the love within us all. Living that fact changes everything. Thank you, Eunice and Rod.
Rod this is really beautiful. It’s extraordinary how much Love there is and how much we try to fight it by these silly behaviours you describe. Seeing it all as a way we resist Love is extraordinary! Imagine front page news: Humans Resist Love by Harming Themselves.
I like your headline Shevon (although it may be a little while till we see it published). I’m also looking forward to headlines from a few journalists along the lines of…
‘I was wrong and so was this newspaper for publishing so many lies’
‘Oops… I really stuffed up and I am so sorry for doing so’
(Mmm… might be a while)…
Rod, your article is simply fantastic! I had such a pleasure reading it. How playful and yet truthful you show all the insanity of human race. I like that you write it from the alien point of view (it could be a child’s view also)-so detached and innocent, just seeing things for what they are without judging them. And the final piece about love is simply beautiful.
I had the same idea as Shevon – it would be so great to see articles like yours on the front page of the newspaper – instead of celebrity’s second marriage. Thanks a lot!
Shevon I love this, “Imagine front page news: Humans Resist Love by Harming Themselves.” How so very very true, this is actually front page news, when we read about all the crazy abuse, and harm we carry out to ourselves and each other on a day to day basis across the world, but not seen, presented and felt so clearly as you have expressed here.
Love your playfullness and your headline Shevon… can you imagine how extraordinary we humans are when we do not resist love, new headline; Humans Accept Love And Love Each Other As Love Expands on Planet Earth…
This is a great take on the current human condition, Rod. It is so easy to look around us at all the greed, corruption, despair, war, murder,etc. and get to a point as a human race where people just give up because it seems like it will never change, or “that’s just the way it’s always been” mentality controls us.
But you have provided the most important reminder that even among all that horrible stuff is a spark that can’t go out no matter how we try. If we can just keep focusing on that within each other, no matter how small or dull it seems, and inspire each other to keep stoking that love that we tend to hold back, slowly but surely we will find our way back to what we have left behind.
A beautiful comment Michael. Each of us has a choice on what we can focus on. I particularly like the ‘sparkling’ option you suggest!
I find it crucial to remind myself that love is who we all are already. If we were not already love then it would feel very overwhelming to feel where we currently are at as a race of people.
Michael I feel you have made such a great point here. People give up because they think it will never change, when in truth as you so rightly have shared – no matter how big or small we all feel we have that spark inside of us, that will never go out, and it is a matter of responsibility in inspiring and reflecting to one another the love that we really are.
I love the simple imagery Michael, a spark that can’t go out no matter how we try and, no matter how small or dull it seems, all we need do is to inspire each other to keep stoking that love. Beautiful.
Well said Michael, the issues facing the world can easily be seen as overwhelming and a feeling of where to start and as always the first place will always be with ourselves. By making everything we do about love we then give others the opportunity to also make it about love, and as you say, eventually we will all get back to our natural state….LOVE
Super blog cosmological being and well translated Rod. This has certainly highlighted some of the ridiculousness of human life.
An absolute gem of a blog, like Matts, I too hope this translator sticks around to give more observations and insights.
Thank you for this most humorous and powerful unveiling of the absurdities of ‘modern’ living. Just loved it.
Loved your blog. Great way to look at the life that occupies our big blue marble.
‘Big Blue Marble’… love the analogy Steve. Could it be that this life we live is just one big game?
Absolutely loved this amazing article. It made me chuckle whilst also knocking my socks off with the power of your words. I loved the non judgemental way you covered so many topics, and reported on them in such a way that left me sitting here thinking ‘when you put it like that, it really doesn’t make sense’.
Yes me too Rebecca – it’s the first blog I’ve read when I’ve actually snorted out loud with laughter (tennis/banjo – just gold Rod!). And it also knocked my socks off as well. I was reading the blog and feeling deeply sad and aware of how we humans are living and the craziness of it all and then when I got to the end and read about the love bit – I was like…oh yes, I do see that flicker of glow and for some it flickers strongly and others in a distance, but it is ALWAYS there.
I agree, there is no judgement in what Rod has written but there is no reservation when it comes to expressing the truth of the planet. A lovely blog, thank you.
I absolutely love this blog, absolute genius Rod, amazingly playful and humour but oh so deeply true – to be shared again and again.
A great read Rod. Some serious issues put forward in a playful way that really makes the reader ponder on the some of the ‘insane’ things we do in this life here on earth.
Rod, I love this blog! Such a simple overview of what is happening here… Thanks for writing. I hope many more people read this!
Exactly Rachael, I fully agree very simple yet hard hitting.
I loved reading this article Rod (with a cup of tea 🙂 ) & didn’t feel it to be long. I love how you’ve addressed so many areas with simplicity esp. about competitions – it’s in so many areas of our lives & since we’re kids we’re championed for winning i.e. separating us from us (what we are is not enough, so we have to prove ourself) & also from others (with whom we are competing). Love your sharing about how it’s just simply about love & we all do have that loveliness, just have to feel & express from there. Thank you for an awakening & an awesome share.
Awesome article, we do live in a way that’s crazy when you step back from it, it’s obvious. We do admire those with narrowly defined physical beauty not ever seeing what we are missing in such definitions. The most attractive women I know have shining eyes and complete presence in their bodies. It’s nothing to do with skeletal structure or skin tones. I am glad as you say that so many are starting to turn around and choose to be the love they naturally are, you are right, the flame is never extinguished. I see this potential in all people now, no matter how far they have gone, I know such light and love to be in us all equally too, we have just to reclaim it.
Very true Falicity, all you need is to take a step back and you start to see the crazy things we do for what they are, crazy. But also when you step back you get to see, as Rod has said, that we are actually not crazy, just struggling to survive in a tough and unloving system.
Absolutely Genius Mr Translator! I love the observations made and love the conclusion at the end! I hope you will remain on earth to share more of your observations, it made me smile!
Hi Rod, what a brilliant and awesome article. I loved it and have read it twice! It was such a truthful account of life here on planet earth, but written in such a playful way without any judgement. It was easy to see how we humans get ‘sucked’ into it all – but with all the madness, how on earth could humans help themselves get out of this mess, was the question I was asking?
Then the article beautifully flowed into your conclusions and how humans had simply lost their way but had not and never had lost their light or love. And no matter how they tried to reject or fight against it, love is expanding here on planet earth right now.
PURE DEAD BRILLIANT – as we say in Scotland!
“How on earth could humans help themselves get out of this mess?” is a great question. It’s crazy how we accept and even embrace all sorts of weird self destructive behaviours which take us away from our amazingness and the natural love that is within us. Why indeed? Perhaps a simple starting point is to consider the possibility that we do hold a light within… after all, why continue a struggle to deny it?
Hi Rod, this is a beautifully written blog and one that definitely held my attention to the end! I know deep inside that I AM Love (as indeed we ALL are, equally) and that by holding this love and reflecting it to others there is a way out of this mess for all of us.
Amazing Rod, yes great question – why do we continue to struggle and fight against this light with so many crazy behaviours? I’m just imagining if you took some of these crazy humans off the planet and let them look down on what was happening from above would they eventually stop and see that it’s all about love?
Fantastic point here Rod I feel if we all took the time to look deeper inside we would realise there is something amazing, tremendous and glorious just waiting to be rediscovered.
I love that Rod – start with the possibility that we do hold a light within… for me it has always been a knowing, I just got lost a little along the way. Returning to the light that I am brings so much joy, love and playfulness to every day. There is more to life than our physical bodies… we are part of the Universe.
Indeed Jacqueline, I know many humans who have found their light and love and more and more are re-claiming it as they are reconnecting to their inner-heart.
Yes I loved the lack of judgement, simply observations throughout the article. You have encapsulated the last paragraph so well. We have not and never will lose our love or light no matter how hard we try to reject, fight or bury it! It will simply remain there waiting for us to reconnect again.
Hi Rod, thank you of this super cool article, I very much enjoyed it. Very light-hearted and humorous and yet so spot on.
Yes Esther Rod’s chosen expression as an alien is brilliant in the way he observes our humanity in such humorous way! Could we not feel the truth when the alien discovered that LOVE is forever within and increasing on the earth. Loved this blog Rod.
Thanks Ariana… I feel your love!
This is just fantastic, Rod. Wonderful and playful.
Rod, this is an amazing, brilliant and well expressed article. I love the playful way this is presented to expose all the ludicrous things we do as humans and justify them so effortlessly. As you say also, there is another way to live, from love and with joy that we can all share. I am still chuckling! Thank you!
Yes, there is another way we can live together in harmony Stephanie… I guess my extraterrestrial buddy has highlighted that we humans are slow learners (but at least we’re getting there).
Yes Rod, it’s incredible how slow we are to get it – we seem to keep going round and round doing the same thing even though we know it is harming us and often it’s not until we have an ‘accident’ or a disease that we stop to really look at what is going on. Your blog gives us the broader perspective to help us see the extent of the craziness. And it’s so true that when we really connect with people we can see that many are just lost and looking for love outside themselves in the form of recognition for what they do. Those who have connected with the love within are no longer identified with the need for approval from the outside and then all these crazy behaviours just drop away as they are no longer needed.
Sandra, your last sentence is revealing. Could it be so simple…that by connecting with the love within, then the problems besetting humanity would drop away?
According to the ‘alien’s’ observations many who have re-connected to love have disconnected from their own issues to live a more harmonious life. And in turn, they are inspiring others to connect to love and our natural state of harmony.
As you mentioned Rod they are not insane but just a little bit crazy. Lost their way and finally making their way back to the light!
Hi Rod, What a funny look at us humans! There is an episode of one of my favourite tv shows, where the main character laughs at what the aliens on other planets must think when they see humans being dragged along on a lead by a dog, while picking up its poo in a bag. Something along the lines of – who do you think they would say is in charge here?! This episode always made me laugh. But your writing has taken this look at humanity to the next level! I love how you talk about being ‘sucked in’ by cigarettes and about the all the so-called ‘love’ in tennis – hilarious! Thank you for giving me some perspective of our planet and of how we, as humans, may be perceived by those on other planets. A great seed for change.
I just wanted to add… But what you have also said is true. We are not insane. Just finding a way to cope in an unsupportive system when we have lost our way. This is important and well said.
Well said Simone.
Hi Simone, I completely agree that this blog offers amazing perspective. It’s amazing the power that is held in simply.. saying it as it is… no matter how ridiculous.
That’s a great point Simone, it is a very unsupportive system we live in, so the more people who can provide that light and that spark the better. That inner fire is just waiting to be kindled as Rod so beautifully expressed.
I love it. Yes the inner fire in everyone is just waiting to be kindled. And the more individuals choose to spark up, the easier it becomes for those who haven’t made the choice yet to do so.
Simone well said and there is sooooo many coping mechanisms and tools that we have that are ‘acceptable’ like alcohol, drugs, coffee, sugar, everything that substitutes the fact that deep down we all know we have lost our way.
Very true. What we choose in order to not deal with what we are feeling is insane behaviour but we ourselves as a human race are not insane. However, continue to choose behaviours that abuse the human body and it will break down so that the connections do not fire in the same way. The most important thing to remember when an opportunity or an experience is in front of us is that we have a choice in each and every moment to harm or to heal. Responsibility for our choices is perhaps worth having as a daily practice in order to not feed this insane behaviour.
I agree Simone Lewis, this very important for all to understand as it allows for support rather than judgement.
Thanks Simone… I’ll have to get back to my Extraterrestrial buddy and ask why the dog poo wasn’t mentioned. But he (or maybe he is a she) did mention that he/she found it peculiar how many humans walk around hitting a little white ball with a stick until it goes into a hole and do that 18 times for relaxation, although they become quite exasperated. And sometimes hundreds of people follow them around watching them do that.
Thank you Rod, there is so much humans do that just does not make sense. There are no other species in this world that are addicted to substances and choices that poison, harm and kill themselves.
I like the way you truly observe what is going on with no judgement – just an openness to see how it really is for now.
Very well said Simone, I agree, this article is very humorous whilst also exposing some of the ridiculous ‘normal’ things in life.
I love your ‘report’ and exposure of the ridiculous issues that we champion. I also love that you end with reminding us that we are so much more than ‘what we do’. Thank you.
Isn’t it crazy (but not insane) Carmen that it takes a being from an outside world to point out to us how wonderful we really are… when it doesn’t take too much digging for us to realise that for ourselves?
Yes it has become one of the engrained behaviours that our visitor did not make a note of, for humans to look at all the wrongs and just focus on that. While as he beautifully observed: at those moments they have simply lost their way without comprehending how much love and potential they hold within. We would do well if we chose to hold love and potential as our main focus.
Golnaz, how about at the end of every sensational tv documentary exposing yet more inappropriate human behaviour there was a closing line …’they have simply lost their way without comprehending how much love and potential they hold within. ‘?
Rod I agree but I think we need another report!
Absolutely – I’d love an Annual Alien Report. Such wise and observational beings – love how they tell it like it is 🙂
Rod, I agree – the whole scenario seems to be really crazy. I loved the way you expressed this in your blog – such fun and playfullness in exposing the ridiculousness of all the things that are ‘going on out there’, and that we too may possibly have been involved during some part of our various lives, but also loved the fact that you brought it back full circle so that we may also be reminded that the crazy-ness stops when the human being chooses to stop, maybe practice a little gentle breathing and then chooses to come back to that still place within – that’s when the craziness stops I have found. What a beautiful moment when we discover that we are all amazing and so full of love and tenderness and do not have to accept that just because most of the world seems to be doing this or that as choices in their lifestyle behaviours, we do not have to enjoin the craziness, but we actually have a choice to be all that we are, naturally love and express that in all that we are engaged in on a daily basis.
it is a great point you make Carmin and something to truly appreciate “we are so much more than what we do” needs to be studied by each and every one of us to get a true and individual understanding we all deserve to know.
I agree definitely, something we all need to study we are so much more than what we do, this is beginning to unfold but with time science will show more.
Rod, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post. Seeing through the eyes of a cosmological being helps see the craziness of what we have learned to call ‘normal’. When I saw the extent of the insanity, it was great to be reminded that despite everything on the surface, there is Love within each and every person. I particularly appreciated the confirmation that more and more people are choosing to live in “self-care, compassion, brotherhood, service, love and freedom” and this is inspiring those around them to do the same. Thank you.
Thanks Golnaz… I’ll pass your comments onto my cosmo-buddy.
Rod. Great reading of your blog. We are really not insane, but boy do we do crazy things from time to time, and people may think we are either mad or insane. We are gorgeous people who sometimes lose our way, but eventually come back to who we are.
Yes far from insane but far from who we truly are!
I agree Golnaz. Great blog Rod – it has been soo easy to forget that underneath each and everyone of us there is love.
This is a great question, Jane – why do we do it this way? Rod’s awesome blog really highlights that we need to keep asking this question until we get to the truth of who we truly are.
I love what you share here Jane in that we all have the ability to keep asking questions about how we are living and to be honest in this discussion… It really does open up the avenue for further conversation with others and really does confirm that there is another way!
I just had a conversation yesterday with the lady at the supermarket who was commenting on the crime rate and the disengagement of the world where everything was about profit margins not people. Her comment to me was… “It feels like the world has gone insane.” This blog is a timely reminder of how mad things have become as we are forgetting the simplicity of returning back to love.
What a great point, Jane. It’s very easy to be part of the herd and to trundle along. But, as you rightly ask, is there another way? Just posing the question alone is enough to make people stop to consider – they may prefer to continue to trundle, but perhaps not. The question alone is an opportunity.
I too love that confirmation Golnaz. What is key in that for me is appreciating it on the outside as well. Taking the time to reflect with others about just how much care they are now taking of themselves and supporting them through my example and my investments in myself. Remembering to not go too far and impose my feelings on them has been an interesting learning for me but above all it’s about just enjoying it and enjoying learning to take more care of myself.