There are more differences, of course, but
those are some of the chief characteristics of an
awakened species, and the major differences
between such a species and humanity in its present
Part of me feels that this list is an indictment of our
whole species, our whole way of life.
Is it an “indictment” of a three-year-old to
observe that adults understand things she does
not? Celebrate that you know what you know!
Celebrate that you clearly see the difference
between your behaviors and behaviors that you
may decide are more beneficial. Celebrate the
growth of knowing this, even as you celebrate the
early steps of every child.
Thanks for reminding me. We really are a very young
species. A lot of folks like to think of humans as highly
evolved. In fact, humanity has just emerged from its infancy
on this planet.
That is why, in human societies, most people
deny much of what they see. They even deny their
personal feelings, and, eventually, their
But what’s been said about how early in our
development we are as a species gives me great hope. I’m
seeing wonderful days ahead—both for us individually
and for humanity collectively—as we mature and grow
into our potential.
That is the great opportunity that awaits you just
over the horizon.
Do we have to wait until the majority of our species
awakens before any of us can experience living as a Highly
Evolved Being? It could be a long, long wait.
Not only do you not have to wait—you are not
supposed to wait.
History is watching to see who on Earth
will be committed to modeling these behaviors
and, by their words and actions, join in a global
movement to awaken their species. Who will
celebrate fully their True Nature, and who will
joyously co-create the wonderful days that lie
ahead when they do so?
another sentient being unless
asked directly by that other being
to do so. Humans in an unawakened
state often kill other humans
without that other human
requesting them to.
11. An awakened species would never
do anything that could potentially
damage or harm the physical
environment that supports the
members of the species when they
are physicalized. Humans in an
unawakened state often do so.
12. An awakened species never poisons
itself. Humans in an unawakened
state often do so.
13. An awakened species never
competes. Humans in an unawakened
state are often in competition with
14. An awakened species is clear that it
needs nothing. Humans in an
unawakened state often create a
15. An awakened species experiences
and expresses unconditional love for
everyone. Humans in an unawakened
state often cannot imagine even a
Deity who does this, much less do
they do it themselves.
16. An awakened species has harnessed
the power of metaphysics. Humans in
an unawakened state often largely
Excerpted from Conversations
with God, Book 4: Awaken
the Species by Neale Donald
Walsch, Copyright © 2017 by
Neale Donald Walsch, printed
with permission of Rainbow