Bolatito Ajibola
University of Texas at Austin

A Better World

This is, in my opinion, a must-read for the entire planet. The revelation of the issues and solutions to existence on this planet is on point. After some thought, the explanation of Jesus made sense, yet it was a stumbling barrier at first. It is also comforting to believe that life in the universe isn't limited to remote single-celled species, and that more advanced intelligent life is benevolent. When the novel was leading up to the mystery of THE CHRIST, I was on the edge of my seat. I do not need physical proof; the proof is in how it makes me feel as I read it. An amazing book that brings some unanswered questions to light. This book validates that we are spiritual beings having a human experience.

As a child, my grandmother used to tell me many tales, each having meaning of its own. There are two tales she would tell me that I feel have a significant connection to the teachings of “Abduction to the 9th Planet” and provide evidence of the answer to promoting a better world. One of these tales was about the crow and the pitcher or as my grandmother used to call it “kuroo ati ladugbo” (this is the Yoruba translation). The tale goes as follows: A thirsty Crow comes across a pitcher, which had been full of water. But when it puts its beak into the mouth of the pitcher, he cannot reach the water. He keeps trying but then gives up. At last, he comes up with an idea. He keeps dropping pebbles into the pitcher, soon the water rises to the top and he can quench his thirst. The second tale was about two crabs or ikan meiji. The tale goes as follows: Two Crabs, a mother, and a child are walking across the sand. The mother Crab scolds her child for walking wrong and tells him to walk more gracefully. The child Crab explains that he does not know how to and asks his mother to show him. The mother Crab is unable to walk right herself. These tales; although seemingly unrelated to promoting a better world, are essential to finding the answer.

When considering ways to promote a better world, the obvious choices are very apparent. Some of these choices include stopping world hunger, promote global peace, or even stopping global warming. Although these choices are particularly good sometimes the best way to promote a better world is starting within. The book “Abduction to the 9th Planet” has very much opened my eye to the fact that we as humans exist solely to develop our spirituality. To grow spiritually, we must follow in the teachings of Jesus Christ, using his word and wisdom to lead our lives and also continuing to seek knowledge and sharing said knowledge with others. Therefore, I believe the best way to promote a better world is through my personal growth spiritually and using the knowledge I learn from that to enlighten others.

The tale of the two crabs; however, shows that precept is less effective than example. Nobody loves it when you ask someone to accomplish something that you are incapable of doing. It is a good idea to be able to accomplish that item before making excessive expectations. Therefore, to promote a better world, I must first start from within and then spread the knowledge I learned. How will I share this knowledge? When we as humans can use our technology to promote that spiritual growth rather than as it is used now in “leading us to a global catastrophe on earth”, we can reach far more people and continue to spread the importance of our personal spiritual growth by effectively using technology. It is my belief that once people are able to connect more positively with their spirituality that that is one of the most important steps in promoting a better world.

Many of the spiritual disciplines God calls us to grow in, including as Bible reading, prayer, evangelism, and fasting, are increasingly being perceived as direct competition by technology. It is not because technology is fundamentally bad; rather, it is because it has been misused. Technology, when used correctly and with good intentions, may be beneficial and helpful for spiritual growth. In my personal life, I have had firsthand experience with allowing technology to function in both directions. But it has always been my desire to reduce technology misuse and begin to use it for good. Spirituality is defined as anything that has to do with or affects the human spirit or soul rather than material or physical objects. Technology, on the other hand, is defined as "the actual application of scientific knowledge." It is the production or enhancement of something that did not previously exist. On the surface, they may appear unrelated, but doesn't it need a shift of consciousness (and thus spirituality) to create something that has never existed before? For individuals who have grown up in the "digital age," technology makes spiritual practices easier and more consistent. If nothing else, technology has aided the multitudes of soul seekers in finding and connecting with one another more quickly and easily via the internet. Spiritual pursuits like yoga, meditation, and retreats have seen a huge increase in popularity thanks to social media. By utilizing technology, we can continue to expand these benefits of technology and help others with their own spiritual growth.

Finally, the tale of the crow teaches that the trick is to go slow and steady. When you fail the first time, try, try again! The key to addressing any difficulty is perseverance. If your initial answer fails to fix the problem, come up with a new one. Continue to try until you find the answer. After all, it is preferable to doing nothing! The first step is having a plan, which is using technology to reach more people about the importance of personal spirituality, but the most important idea is to keep pushing and finding ways to perfect the plan of action. To promote a better world, it is important to have the mindset of determination. The key is endurance and leading by example.

I recommend this book to those looking for truth, knowledge, wisdom, enlightenment, etc. This book has given me the truth I have been searching for, since I create my own reality it’s no wonder, I found this book. Thank you for sharing the truth to those who are ready. The beings watching us will not do our homework for us. They would love if all people on this planet woke up and if the leaders knew the direction to lead the people, but it does not work like that. People need to wake up individually and realize by themselves that going against nature will not bring anything but misery to this civilization. They would never show themselves openly here because it will just create another flock of followers. When you read this book, aside from getting explained Earths history from the first man on Earth to present time, you will know what can be done and what you can achieve all by yourself, and together with people, without having to surrender your free will to anyone. If you can push the skeptic aside and realize that proof need to arise nowhere else but in your own intellect, remembering that the sceptics have limited knowledge. Whereas your imagination is unlimited.

To end I leave you with a bible verse about spiritual growth:

2 Peter 3:18
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

Winner of A Better World" Spirituality and Technology Advancement Scholarship for 2021!