Neale: If there are so many humans who know they are awake, why is the world the way it is? I'm a perfect example. Every day I do something or say something or think something that does not in any way resemble the behavior of someone who is "awakened". If I know that I am awake, as you claim, then why do I behave the way I do?
Because being awake and knowing what you know . . . and having all that you know fully integrated into your life . . . are two different things.
Sometimes – particularly when you’re very young or acting immaturely – it's more attractive to you to pretend that you don't know what you know. Or just to ignore the fact that you know.
And sometimes you simply forget.
Did your father ever say to you, "Why would you do such a thing when you know better?"
Neale: Of course. I heard that a hundred times.
Make it a hundred and one.
Look, yours is a very young species. You are like children. You are the toddlers of the universe. So you go around doing things that you know are not good for you, because it seems like more fun in the moment. Or you simply forget what you've been told.
This is the story of your species' collective experience on Earth. You've let it be your experience as an individual, too, even though you know better.
You're not just observing non-beneficial behaviors in others, you're actually engaging in such behavior yourself.
But now it will be beneficial for you to set aside your childish behaviors.
Neale: I know.
And I know that you know. That's what I've been saying here.
Even those who did not know before, know now. It's becoming too obvious for even the most immature members of your emerging species to not see it, to not realize it or to pretend they don't know.