Spirit has always said all sexual orientations are valid and good. That’s certainly not a popular viewpoint in our modern world.

John Cali

I recently ran into former US Senator Al Simpson at a party in Cody, Wyoming. We both live in Cody and, since this is a small town, everyone seems to know everyone else.

He and I got to talking a bit about politics (not my favorite subject). But Al is a very different politician. During his eighteen years in Congress, he was known as an honest, diligent, caring senator. The Washington Post once called him a refreshing breath of fresh air in an otherwise mostly stale, stodgy senate.

Our conversation drifted around to the politics of homosexuality. Al said he was recently at an airport waiting for a flight when a stranger who apparently recognized him came up and started a rather hostile conversation. He demanded to know why Al supported gay rights. Al just glared at him and said, “What are you — a homophobe?” Then he turned and left.

Al Simpson is a conservative Republican politician from a conservative, mostly Republican western state. But he’s also one of the fairest-minded, compassionate people I’ve ever known. He may not believe homosexuality is okay, but he believes in the right of all people to choose their own paths.

Here’s Spirit.

Spirit

You’ve heard it said you are all one — one in your humanness, one in your spiritual natures. That phrase is often overused, and its real meaning often obscured. Yet it remains true.

You’ve heard us use the term “All That Is” for God, Great Spirit, Goddess, or whatever term you prefer. We like “All That Is” because it so perfectly describes the essence of God.

God is all that is. God includes all creation, even those parts you do not like or approve of. Even what you call “evil” or “bad” is part of all that is, part of God.

But God cannot include or embrace evil. Evil is a fiction you have created. Nothing is evil. All is good.

We can already hear the moans and groans. “But, Spirit,” you protest, “how is it possible all the darkness and disasters in the world are good?”

The key to understanding this apparent dilemma is an understanding of diversity.

You all chose, at the soul level, to come to this lifetime precisely because of all the diversity on your planet.

Diversity affords you the opportunity to exercise more fully your divine creative powers. Without diversity and change you would find yourselves bored to death — literally.

If you could tune into your higher selves, and stay tuned in, all your human problems would vanish in the blink of an eye.

You would see diversity as the gift it truly is. You would not see those who are different from you as your enemies — or as someone you need to “reform.”

If humanity could abandon this narrow-minded view of life, wars would be impossible. Sexual discrimination would be impossible. Racial discrimination would be impossible. You would come to a place where you see clearly the oneness you are. In your diversity, you are still one.

You have far, far more in common with each other, even your perceived enemies, than you have differences.

The solution to so many of your problems today is to begin seeing yourselves as we see you — gods and goddesses in human form. Struggling sometimes, yes. But, at your core, beings of light and love with all the resources you need to transform your planet into a paradise on earth.

As impossibly idyllic as that sounds, it is within your power to create.

In allowing the diversity, you will find your oneness with each other. In not allowing the diversity, you will create more of what you don’t want.

The choice is yours. Each of you must make it individually. You may not change the whole world overnight. But you will change it one person at a time. That, after all, is the only way you can do it anyway.

P.S. from John: After Spirit and I did this newsletter I ran across a great little piece about diversity. It’s from The Optimist Club of Vancouver, Washington:

We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors … but they all exist very nicely in the same box.