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
Thanks Rod I had a few laughs at your humorous presentation. In answer to your questions. ” Are Humans Insane ” I think not, just a little confused.
I was recently offered the opportunity to consider a future world where there was no money. I had gotten to the point where we all got paid equally but the idea of no money, whilst delightful, made my head boggle! As you have pointed out we are very absorbed by money, the gaining of it and the ways we can spend it. We often use it as a measure of our worth, power and status in society. We also consider (quite wrongly I feel) that it can fix things, even though the energy within us and our life patterns haven’t changed a bit! Bring on the future when we have learnt not to base our worth around money and have put aside our greed and need for security.
I can feel how often fear about money e.g. not having enough has ruled my life and yes considering a world without it is challenging as it exposes how we have used it to mask other issues. When we connect to purpose there is no need of money because we are clear about what we are here for and can trust that our needs will be taken care of.
I love the name of this blog ”Are Humans Insane” We are so used to the way we behave we consider it ‘normal’ but any one looking in from another planet would consider us insane for all the reasons you have named in your blog…. and I consider our behaviour insane to.
Yes humans are insane! There must be some other player running the show, because surely if truly connected to who we are we would not be able to do the abusive things we do now.
We are not insane, we are just very lost. And this is an important distinction to make in that recovery from insanity can take a long time, recovery from being lost can be fixed in one second.
‘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. ‘ It’s amazing how retirement doesn’t live up to all of the pictures we have held once we get there and realise that we actually love work and purpose and an eternal holiday is not all it’s cracked up to be.
Timeless and straight from the universe speaking back to us on the earthly realm Rod. On one – limited – level, we can see the insanity in the world today and blind ourselves to it; most people shrug their shoulders, ‘accept’ that level and enjoin into it. Then there’s the next level where we start to see the insanity and seriously question what’s going on – very healthy to do so. And then there’s another level all together that sees beyond this earthly dimension alone and considers what’s been lurking underneath and all around us all along – the stupendous Love that we are and that we avoid – and that we will eventually return to. Not because of any hope that simply keeps us trapped, but because that is our future, our inevitable way when we eventually say ‘enough’ to the devastation we continually put ourselves through.
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.”
A sentence that reverberates and calls, one that clearly states that living the old abnormal, is not the new normal, nore even the future normal, so the invite is there across the world to consider giving away the old abnormal ways that in no way show a life lived with Love from the body we each have guidance over, which is our normal way of living.
A great unpicking Rod, thank you for sharing. Your article goes to show that perspective is everything; when you’ve jumped in and invested in the rot it’s difficult to see a) what’s wrong and b) a way out, but if you observe life and not absorb issues as part of YOU then it’s easier to see if our behaviours are harmful or healing (so to speak) and make changes.
This blog highlights well the medications we seek to seemingly escape if not take the edge off the intensity of life and to what avail… it is humbling to admit the lies we have willingly accepted in society that are well at odds with the love and truth that we innately are – it is little wonder we have tension within when we have allowed if not contributed to the lies we breathe and live.
Taking a look at things from a larger perspective such as this highlights what is going on, and makes us question, what then is the greater purpose here?
I love the title of this blog – are humans insane? It’s a great question – I often wonder what life here would look like if you came from another planet – I can imagine them saying – “these people think it’s normal to be unhappy!” What if all the misery and suffering we have here is in fact not normal and we really are way way off as a species? We’d need to really commit to changing things ASAP…
I love the way this is written. It offers a great perspective on life here on earth and how ridiculous a great deal of our behaviours are. It offers many people food for thought.
Looking at things from this angle does highlight how far away we have gone from the loving nature we were born with, so is it any wonder people feel despondent and desperate.
Rod, I love this blog! You lay it all out on the line. You really show just how lost as a collective we are…’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.’
“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.” What a great summary of what is really going on for us on earth. We are so caught up in how ‘we’ want life to be, looking through our rose coloured glasses, so we don’t have to see what is really going on. I for one now look at what is really going on and feel that it is not pretty and not pleasant, but through living my connection with myself, it find that living with responsibility to who I truly am, is what this world needs to change.
Aha! When we hear the familiar question, “How we can fix the problems of the world?” can we afford to wait for others to ‘do something’ about it, or do we take inspiration from Raegan’s comment and joyfully step up and participate?
The amount of behaviours that we do that are so far from truth is amazing, why on earth we choose to abuse and hurt ourselves and others is something that we should deeply study. If we do, perhaps we can heal the drive of self destruction and live love in our lives. The world would change very rapidly when we do.
Humans in their full humanness of separation and disconnection are the most destructive beings on earth bar none. We seem insistent on carrying on as if we can only live like this when we all fully know that we are able to live in complete harmony with life and all living things. The chaos that ensues when we are not aligned to this glory is only evidence that we know the truth and live the opposite.
To look at every human creation, every twist and turn, every direction, every avenue of it and try and make sense of it, it is too complicated. The simple fact is it doesn’t make sense, but boy we know something must because in our inner most we know love, truth and order exists.
To have made so many un-truthful choices, we must be masters at truth – because to chose the opposite we must first know the original. My point being that we do know, each and every one of us, somewhere inside of us, EXACTLY what we are doing when we walk away from love.
Why is it that there are things we are willing to learn from (eg – if you touch the hot oven, you will get burnt); and things we are not willing to learn from (eg. If I eat this food I will bloat, or if I drink alcohol I will feel sick)… it goes to show that we are so much more than human and there is far more at play in our choices than common sense alone.
A beautiful exposure of the human condition but in this mayhem is the reflection for all to return to the love of who we truly are and this light today is reflected to humanity by Serge Benhayon through his living way and the presentations of Universal Medicine.
Observing life and seeing the ridiculousness of all that plays out is actually very needed in order to even begin not contributing to the mess – but instead something of simplicity and substance.
‘Are we Insane?’ One would think so if we logically set it all out , because the amount of anguish we create in the world doesn’t make sense. Why would we do this to ourselves? What else is at play? Serge Benhayon is the only person I have met that completely makes sense of the mess we are in, and also shows the way out.
It is very ironic that by shutting out the joy that lives in our hearts, we end up dearly missing it and going in to self-destructive behaviours, when actually all anyone ever really needs to do, is to choose that initial Divine Joy once again.
It’s also beautiful how you turned it around at the end of the blog, to make me realise how much I love people – no matter the choices they make – that is something that is not them. yes it’s okay to spend less time with people if the are making unloving choices that are then directed at you frequently, but to still hold them in love and love them, who they really are not the choices they make or the behaviours they display.
Very clever – I love this ” It appears that they use alcohol to escape from themselves. But why?”
“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?” They’d be like ‘friggin heck – what a mess the world is in – I’m not going back there again’.
‘It appears that they use alcohol to escape from themselves. But why?’ This is a very good question. In the simplicity of seeing our behaviours for what they are, we are free to observe the absurdity that human life has become.
Humans have indeed lost their way … in fact they have lost their way for millennia… And yet there has always been a thread of ancient wisdom… always threading its way lifetime after lifetime is the lifeline for the return to the connection within that joins all the dots.
I love your breakdown of human life Rod. What is very evident from your blog is that something is definitely not working; we intoxicate ourselves, invest in shallow relationships, do our jobs to ‘get through’ and use competition and screens as distractions, and as a result many people are living with an empty feeling they can’t shake off… Are the comforts really worth it? What if it was actually easier to let this go and live a life of purpose, with less weighing us down?
“Are the comforts really worth it? What if it was actually easier to let this go and live a life of purpose, with less weighing us down?”
That’s a great comment to contemplate on Susie. Could life be actually easier without the comforts we carry around and burden ourselves down with? I’ve heard of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ – perhaps this is the ‘Doorway to Freedom’.
absolutely great comment Susie, and we have so many people trying to ‘fix’ the mess so to speak, we have doctors, nurses and psychologists etc but they too have become those that just ‘get through’ and Doctors have the highest number of suicide rates…
I love coming back to this very playful, but very accurate account of where we are in society and how we are treating each other and the world. It is so very true that if someone did look upon our planet, this is exactly what they would say.
The thing is , as 2016 draws to a close, the insanity is becoming more rampant … AND more overt… eg… the latest politicians being elected
Reading this blog there is no doubt that there are many ways in which we as humans are living would confuse anyone who would visit this planet. How mad it would appear and how often we champion this as the norm? There is no doubt that when we get to the basics and make all that we are about love there is little room to create or increase the levels of insanity that are so well depicted in this blog, but an opportunity to ponder on the madness and the possibility that there could be another way.
There is so much that we judge in this world, each other, ourselves. If we looked out at the world and choose to only see that mayhem and bedlam that is going on, we would just be caught up in that and see all the ugliness. But if we are loving with ourselves and those around us, we see so much more that is going on in the world.
Love is the binding factor which make us humans all equal and the same. We all know that how we live life here on planet earth is not OK, that the greed, corruption the abusive behaviours to oneself and to each other is not our natural way of being. We all know that from deep within but in a way are not able to step out of this unhealthy way of living and continue the unhealthy behaviours. We will do this until we find our way to our inner hearts, there where we can find a knowing that is far beyond that of our mind and tells us exactly how to live in way that is in correspondence to our being.
And the thing is that the disturbing trends of dysfunction in our societies are actually being magnified and in our political systems, as elections play out around the world
Love this blog Rod, I laughed much at the rediculousness that we live as humans, but understand the choices we have created to escape the emptiness we feel, from missing ourselves. Was I insane when I lived this way, no, just momentarily lost.
‘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.’ Yes this is the ‘new normal’ and thankfully so.
How often do we see the truth of who we are in the extremes of circumstances? The question is why are we waiting for the extremes know the love and care that we are and that we bring to others, when we can choose to make this our everyday and our every way.
I enjoyed this quirky way of presenting the irony of our lives here on earth Rod… it truly makes many of our behaviours quite ridiculous when looked at in this way! You have made the senseless make a kind of ‘sense’, however will we all make true love, joy and harmony our living way every day and bring the changes that humanity so desperately needs?