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.
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
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.
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
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.
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"?
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."
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.
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.
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!
Love and Hugs,
© 2010 ReCreation Foundation – http://www.cwg.org – Neale Donald
Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch
the world in profound ways. His With God series of books has been translated into 27 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives.