More About Change...

My dear friends...

We were talking here last week about the life experience of Change, and I made the statement that...

Nothing changes for the worse. Everything only changes for the better.

I said, "That's a pretty big statement, and I understand if it's hard for you to believe. Yet it is true. And next week, we'll explore that here."

So let's do so, yes?

Let's start by stepping back a little from this enormous idea and give it some basis in physics. Yes, I said physics.

All of life is a mechanism, and like all mechanisms, life operates on energy. Unlike most other mechanisms, life is the energy on which life operates. That is, it feeds on itself.

And so, stars implode and entire star systems disappear into black holes; and so, earthquakes and tornadoes and hurricanes ravage the earth; and so, big fish consume little fish; and so, humans are born, live their lives, and die — ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Yet the energy of none of this — none of it — disappears, but merely changes form. Energy is never, and can never be, lost, it can only be transformed.

It is through the transformation of energy that light is produced. It is through the transformation of energy that heat is produced. It is through the transformation of energy that electricity is produced. It is through the transformation of energy that gravity is produced. It is through the transformation of energy that everything is produced, including Life Itself.

Energy acts upon itself. The transformation of energy produces energy in formation. Energy is life's information. Life is always in formation. It is forever forming itself into something it was not before it became what it is. It is through the becoming that life breathes life into Life Itself. In simple terms, this is called change.

Yes, there's that word again... change.

That is what life is all about. Life nourishes life through the process of life itself, in which life changes its form a hundred million times in the blink of an eye, a million million times in seconds, a billion million times in a minute, and more times than Time Itself can count in the time that has passed since counting began.

Change for the worse is literally impossible within the expression of energy that we call Life. That's because Life Itself can fundamentally alter itself in only one direction: the direction that evolution requires; the direction that expansion demands, the direction that keeps it flourishing. Things can only change for the better, things can only improve, because "improvement" is the only Nature of God.

Put another way, God has no intention of doing Itself in.

Life is God's way of proving Itself to Itself. The process by which It does this is called Improvement.

But wait a minute! Who even says there is a "God"?

I do.

But I am not using the word God as many other people do. I do not use the word to denote or describe a huge Super Being existing somewhere in the cosmos, exhibiting proclivities and tendencies, needs and desires, frustrations and emotions identical to those of humans. I am not talking about an Entity Divine who has needs that must be fulfilled or else, who presumably has a temper (or, at least, a determination to punish those who disobey), and who also has, presumably, a penis, and, presumably, fair skin, and, presumably, no wife, but One Son.

This is not the God I am referring to when I use the word "God."

I am referring to the Source of Supreme Intelligence manifesting itself as the Pure Energy that we call Life itself. I am referring to the Largest Manifestation of a System That Replicates Itself in Smaller and Smaller Versions Through a Process that Empowers the System Itself to Exist and to Expand. I am talking about the biggest undifferentiated stem cell in existence, from which life in all its forms emerges.

Indeed, in my understanding and experience the words "God" and "Life" are interchangeable, and in this equation evolution is the constant. It is the ever present mandate of Life Itself. It is the continual, the unending adjustment, adaptation, and alteration of All That Is. No adjustment, adaptation, or alteration contracts Life, but can only expand it. No adjustment, adaptation, or alteration diminishes Life, but can only enhance it.

Life evolves to higher and higher levels of complexity. Life could not devolve if It wanted to. It is incapable of doing that.

Now, it is true that life can look like it is devolving. Changes can look like they are not "for the better." But, in fact, change can only be for the better or it would not occur. All spiritual masters know this. That is why all spiritual masters teach, each in their own articulation...

…judge not by appearances.

The wonderful information I am sharing with you here comes out of the insight in When Everything Changes, Change Everything. And next week, we'll look at more thoughts and ideas from this remarkable text — a book than can truly change your life.

See you then! and hugs,




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Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before beginning his now famous conversation with God.


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