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
Loved your article Rod. If you look at humanity from an alien perspective, it indeed seems ridiculous. But all the crazy things many people do have become normal. Good this wake-up call, because all this crazy behaviour is certainly not who we are in essence. As you discovered.
Looking at our behaviour like this brings it home as to how wayward we have gone and how we don’t even realise we are in a mess, and if we do, we go more into the behaviours as described here so as not to feel.
Are we insane? Yes but incredibly clever to have fallen for our own illusion.
Great to bring this reality to the fore. We seem to follow things because they are normal not because we actually take a step back and ask ‘why are we doing this’ – it is something that is deeply ingrained into us all, and so reading this blog and hearing it from a subjective ‘outsiders’ point of view actually lets me consider just how invested in identity and comfort we all are.
You can imagine this being a child’s view of the world – and them not truly understanding why we do what we do. It reflects the responsibility we have to raise children in a way where they observe and make choices that support their bodies rather than what humanity is going along with.
Humans like using the word, “love”. It is so overused and has varying definitions and meanings. To use the word as though it has a universal understanding and meaning, is another example of the stupid and insane things that humans do.
Maybe Greg the purpose of over using the word love in its varying definitions and meanings was to lay many false trails, so that the truth of the real meaning of love would always remain hidden and obscured. However our every particle in our bodies are made up of love so at some point we will all return to that love that is holding us while we seek for the truth which is already within us waiting to be expressed.
It is interesting that no mention was made of the blind and illogical faith many humans have in a supernatural and fictitious character whom they call “God”. As a cosmological observer, it would be very hard to miss this prevalent and insane humane behavior.
Yes we are insane and what better way to prove it than to have a world cup in Football – sorry to rant but its that time again and wow it really does just compound separation and competition – you would have thought we might have grown out of that by now…..
It does compound separation but being in a country that gets right behind its players and team it forges a great allusion of bringing the country together at the expense of separating us further from the other competing nations.
Sam, I read an article years ago that said that Football was encouraged by the church as a means to keep men occupied after they had finished working, as a way to stop them from being idle and going to the pub and spending all their money on beer. This may have been the case but the deeper understanding I have is that it champions separation, teams against each other, towns and cities against each other, so much so that the police have to get involved to break up the violence between the fans, before during and after a football match.
I love your clear view on whats actually happening Rod, too many of us in society try not to see whats really going, in fact the world cup, the olympics are just two events we use for distraction purposes to not actually see what is going on in the world.
Taking a step back, it’s easy to see just how crazy we are in our behaviour, but whilst we are in it we don’t see it so clearly!
Great exposure of the many ways that humans attempt to smother the ever burning flame of love inside us all. As the love expands so do the intense and crazy behaviours that we have chosen as a means to block our love. Recognising this and choosing to reconnect to it is more possible now and we have increasing numbers of other humans who are making loving choices to light our way back.
Why do people use alcohol to escape from themselves and become extraordinary restless in their bodies as without there is so much to enjoy from being in the stillness of oneself?
I like this concept of observing human behavior as coming from another planet. You then can see the idiocy of it, but too that almost all people are contributing in one way or another as they believe in this creation and through that cannot see that they are living a lie.
This also really shows how our current education models do not prepare us for life. They support this set up of humans not knowing themselves, going into competition with each other against their natural ways, having to constantly look at getting somewhere but never making it and in this dismissing all that is known and felt within in a drive to get something to complete them. Yet the set up is there, forever a tension because the love is held within and it is this that needs to come out and be expressed in the world.
Yes MW, the current education system is part of this insane world, therefore will contribute to it in making sure that everybody will fit in into this ill created world. Anyone that does not fit into these school systems will drop out and are called not normal but in fact are more honouring to what they feel from within, that the system they are forced to come to live in is a lie and does takes them away from who they truly are and to maintain this creation as it is.
It feels to me Nico van Haastrecht that we are living inside a bubble, which contains us because we have become so wayward. Life outside the bubble is the pure harmony and intelligence of the universe. The bubble is earth and we are trapped here until we re learn our true origins and decide we have had enough of what we have created. We are not at that tipping point yet, but I believe in the next 200 years or so, we will really be able to see the changes within our society that shows our willingness to return to our soul.
I love coming back to your words here Rod, a very lighthearted way to look at the craziness we have made life to be and that nothing is ever lost that it just takes honesty and a willingness to see where we truly are at to then be able to change what we know is so obviously not working.
We have access to enormous amounts of love – but so often we tell ourselves that we don’t, pretend we can’t see it, turn our back on it, etc. Love is always right there with us and for us – it’s just always our choice about whether we’re open to seeing it and accepting it into our lives.
“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” Unfortunatly this has been the way for thousands of years and to date we are still not learning.
If we look past the disaster the world to the truth of the crazy outplay of life it all starts to make sense.
Observed like this, the way we live life is absurd, yet we have enshrined it and tell ourselves nothing else works. It’s so far from the truth. We are perfectly designed to live love, to move with grace and ease and embrace completion and simplicity. It’s just a matter of changing the energy source that powers our life. Thank you Rod for this brillliant blog.
It was really enjoyable to re-read this great expose’ of the human condition, Rod. When viewed from the perspective of an outside observer as you portrayed, it really does become blatantly obvious just how crazy and backwards human behaviour can be. What comes to me now is that perhaps the behaviour has to become more and more senseless and ridiculous to avoid the pull towards living in a way that is in line with that inner fire that Rod described which is constantly calling us to be our true self and let go of all those crazy things we use to avoid this.
The idea or theme behind this blog has been echoed in many a science fiction story… Perceiving the extraordinary bizarreness of humanity through new eyes… The thing is that when the veil is lifted from our own eyes we can see what is truly there to be seen.
I loved reading this blog again Rod, thanks for sharing a very clear picture of the craziness that our world is indulging in at present, but that will change over time more and more people open their hearts and minds to another way of living, one that brings in self love, love for humanity, responsibility and quality in our every day livingness.
Humans are only capable of hurting ourselves and each other when we do not like ourselves so much. We have disconnected from our own love and joy. In understanding this about ourselves, we cannot judge but only understand this about others. Whatever their choice, however unloving, is a choice made from lovelessness. How can this be changed? None other than the love we develop with ourselves in time, in appreciation, and with each other. The world is not insane, and craziness is healed with our self-love.
I love this blog. Yes we are totally insane if we are not choosing to live from our true essence of love. Anything else and we are totally off our rockers!
It’s interesting that when we look at ourselves as humanity from a distant point of view like a ‘cosmological being sent on a mission to visit Earth’, some behaviours appear to be obviously bizarre. It feels very healthy to review those behaviours and come back to our original light, which naturally doesn’t include any harm for anyone. A very different reading we would receive then!
Yes Rod, and even in the time since you wrote this, the insanity is extrapolating exponentially… And so it behoves us who have found, through the ancient wisdom, that connection with who we truly are, to be bringing that connection and that love to the world.
There is such a divide between the celebrity/rich/elite and so called working class/poorer/’less valued’ members of our society, and this separation is crippling and underlies a lot of the ‘insane’ behaviours you talk about in your article Rod. What makes someone better or more important than any other person in truth, when we are all made of the same particles, cells and makeup?
Life really did not make sense to me, I could see all of this craziness around me and could not work it out, now I feel so much more settled in my body not because life out there is getting any better but because I have a better understanding of myself in that I have a better understanding of others.
Many great points to consider in your article Rod, as lost as we may appear to be we can find our way back home.
“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.”
When you’re in the thick of it and abusing with your choice of medication you can’t see through the trees. Once you can, however, the feeling of being so lost and empty is really hard to feel. This is where we can start to truly build a connection of love with ourselves because of the honesty of where we have got to. Universal Medicine Sacred Esoteric Healing has been an extraordinary help not just for me but hundreds to thousands of people in healing the deep buried hurts.
“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 can be said for so many other abusive practices we may have. the ‘never agains’ is a complete self wind up, unless we get to the root of why we subject ourselves to this sort of abuse then we are just on a merry go round of irresponsibility.
I love the title of this blog, says it all really if we look at the state of the world today one would have to surmise that humans are insane. We just need to look at how we continue to have wars and destroy whole countries killing millions of people. How the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, that illness and disease is on the rise, that people are getting sicker and just because they do not have cancer they think they are well. How families and groups of friends go out for dinner and are all on screens and do not connect with each other. The list could go on but this is enough to see that humans we are quite insane.
We have a growing problem with drugs in the UK, it is really apparent, where as 20 years or so ago people would at least try and hide the fact they were out of it, unfortunately now it is so mainstream people are much more blatantly obvious. it seems it has become far more normalised. so yes Rob in answer to your question we are insane to have allowed this problem to get so big.
This is an awesome blog Rod that clearly exposes the irony of what we accept as normal in this crazy world but is actually abnormal.
Loved it Rod. Yes as humanity we are a little, or should we say, big time crazy. Great to have this objective look at humanity, because many things we do on planet Earth that have become normal, are not normal and should be regarded as such. Called out as not normal first, and then they can be changed.
Great exposé Rod. There were many lines that made me laugh and in particular this one: ” I found it quite odd how humans praise other humans’ bone proportions.” We really are ridiculous and this was a very playful way of exposing it. But underneath the laughter is a great sadness because this is the state we are in.
This article should be a movie, doesn’t it?
This really highlights how destructive we are towards ourselves and others, and points out the ridiculousness of our behaviours.
Far from what we are carving on the inside but are holding back due to the ideals and beliefs that it cannot be discussed or shared with another.
Rod, I absolutely love this blog, its choc a bloc of truths from what we are choosing, to the truth of us within all of that underneath. I feel it would be great to have an update from the Cosmological Being.
This is still one of my favourite blogs of all time -why? because it exposes the ludicrousy we live in.
What I have observed over the years is many people working long hours, not taking care of them selves, hardly having time with their family, then collapsing in a heap when they retire and then having to tend to all their health issues from living the last 30 years in disregard of their body…I would consider this behaviour nuts!!!!