Neale Donald Walsch and Conversations with God

Neale Donald Walsch invites us to join the New Thought Movement.

Neale Donald Walsch reminds us that the old thought held that God was in Heaven waiting to judge each of us at the end of our lives. He had given us rules that he expected us to live by. He had sent us leaders and prophets: Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, Mohamed and others. At other times, when we had failed to follow his rules, He had stricken us down in one city or another. God was not only bossy, but vengeful.

Neale Donald Walsch invites you to join the New Thought Movement. God explains, "Your soul came here for the richest experience. Return to spirituality. Forget about religion...because religion is not good for you." Neale Donald Walsch explains the Divine Dichotomy: "The only way to be a thing may be, at first, to not be it. Often the only way to know yourself as That Which You Are is to experience yourself as That Which You Are Not." This is related to his statement of wrong. "Wrong is that which is not serving you, given who you are and what you choose to be. So, for a while, we struggle to discover our true nature, that of Oneness with God and all else, and during that time, we might do some things "wrong."

Yet wrong, is not wrong when we look at the Divine Dichotomy, because it is all in the service of discovering Who We Are.

On Easter Sunday, 1992, God began a dialogue with Neale Donald Walsch, and wrote Conversations with God, Books 1, 2, and 3, but did not stop there. These books were filled with divinely inspired, great, and often mind expanding or mind changing ideas, and reflected a New Thought Movement.

This is a movement which seeks to redefine a person's relationship with God as their responsibility and not that of their pastor or priest or rabbi or immam. And, once they realize that they have always been connected to God, as has their neighbor, and the person on the other side of town, and the person in the neighboring country, it should be easier to achieve peace.

From page 150 of Conversations With God, Book Two: "It is a problem that the 'halves' see their happiness as dependent upon what is obtainable in the outside world -- they never want to give up an ounce of what they have piled up. Also, if the 'have nots' see their unhappiness tied to material things, they too will get caught in the trap and want what you have got and refuse to share it.... All conflict arises from misplaced desire.

Not needing is great freedom

1) It frees you from fear (that there is something you won't have or that there is something that you will lose, or that without a certain thing you won't be happy.

2) 'Not needing' frees you from anger. Anger is fear announced. When you have nothing to fear, you have nothing over which to be angry."

The idea of "not needing" is one that we must come to grips with if we are to be successful at using the Law of Attraction to our advantage. Neile Donald Walsch reminds us that as long as we are in a state of "need", we will attract more reasons to "need" rather than more reasons to feel abundant. If feeling abundant and successful is where you want to be, feel it!

On page 180 of Conversations With God, Book One, God says, "the best so-called affirmation is a statement of gratitude and appreciation. 'Thank you God, for bringing me success in my life.' This produces wonderful results when it comes from true knowing; not from an attempt to produce results, but from an awareness that results have already been produced. "Jesus had clarity. Before every miracle He thanked me in advance for its deliverance. It never occurred to Him not to be grateful, because it never occurred to Him that what he declared would not happen. The thought never entered His mind...."

If now there is something you choose to experience in your life, do not 'want' it-- choose it."

Choose Active Spirituality Over Passive Religion

In this book, God tells us how to engage Him. He tells us what has gone wrong with our manifesting. Throughout the series by Neale Donald Walsch, He gives us the clues that were echoed in the movie, The Secret, and He tells us without equivocation, what we have done wrong to our world. One of the main problems was that religion took over our spiritual teaching, and the first thing that religion had to do to make us stop believing in ourselves. Why would we listen to them if we had a personal relationship with God? This was the biggest lie, because God has been loving us and talking to us all along. We haven't been listening.

The reason we are here, is to become aware of ourselves. Everything we chose to experience in our lives, (and we only experience what we have chosen) is to help us to experience something that will give us a fuller idea of Who We Are. God, in all His infiniteness and omnipotence, is ALL that there Is. "I am that, I am." God created the Universe so that He could experience Himself, parts of Himself, finite entities of Himself through us.... This is a refrain throughout the books so that we and Neale Donald Walsch can realize this at different levels.

On page 193 of Conversations With God, Book One, God tells us, "Your body was designed to last forever. The body was not meant to die. The soul conceives, the mind creates and the body experiences." (This is also the Law of Attraction.) "The soul then knows itself.... If it does not like what it is experiencing, it simply conceives of a new experience of self -- and quite literally, changes its mind. Or, He says, "The Soul re-minds you." And since we know that our thoughts affect our DNA and thus our cells, the mind creates new cells out of its continuing thought about "Who We ARE."

I apologize to Neale Donald Walsch for summarizing a wonderfully logical and poetic series down to truisms, but this is one of the two main and pervasive messages from God:

1) We are spiritual entities who took on physical form in order to experience Who We Are. Your soul/spirit spreads outward the way the smell of a fresh loaf of bread spreads outward.

2) Love is the answer. Fear is the other end of love, the primal polarity. Masters are those who have chosen only love. Fear creates problems.

Even to discuss these books is difficult without remembering that we are One with God. In another discussion about a book, or series, we would be talking about Neale Donald Walsch, but in this case we are constantly talking about God as the author. And then, as if He could hear the struggle to conform, in Conversations With God, Book Two, God warns us that the greatest challenge as human beings is to "be here NOW" and to stop "re-acting." Re-acting is to search our memory banks and to do the same thing we did before. (Holosync by Centerpointe Research helps us to live more consciously. See pages on Bill Harris for complete description. Also, see Joe Vitale pages for description of Ho'oponopono, an Hawaiian method of clearing the "old programs" set by the memories.)

He reminds us (God, not Neale Donald Walsch) that when in a state of love and when conscious of our oneness, we are not afraid. In Conversations With God, Book Two, page 21, He states that Jesus demonstrated unity and saw wholeness wherever and upon whomever he looked. In this, his consciousness and my consciousness were one, and in such a state, whatever he called forth was made manifested in his Divine Reality in that Holy Moment. "Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock at the door and it shall be opened unto you."

Further, on page 55, he states "alternatively, the consciousness of separation creates fear. The separation, segregation, and superiority of we/us, and they/them, is what creates the Hitler experience. The consciousness of divine brotherhood, of unity, of oneness, of ours rather than your/mine is what creates the Christ experience. When the pain is ours, not just yours; when the joy is ours, not just mine; when the whole life experience is ours, then it is at last truly that a whole life experience."

The conversations about Hitler are not easy, but for the sake of understanding those who are making our lives difficult, it is well worth a careful reading or two. Neale Donald Walsch speaks for us as he protests the idea that Hitler was not "bad", because as God says, there is no bad, only that which is not working for you.

And just when I think He has said it all, Neale Donald Walsch and God find something else to teach.

On Education and Children: Awareness, Honesty and Responsibility

"Schools attempt to pass on knowledge and fiction rather than teaching critical thinking. Make everything revolve around 3 curriculum items: Awareness, Honesty and Responsibility. Children are spirits. They are spirits entering a physical body. That is not an easy thing for a spirit to do; it is very confining, very limiting. They child will cry out at suddenly being so limited. Understand this cry and give your children as much a sense of "unlimitedness" as you possibly can."

While on the theme of limits vs no limits, and education vs mis education, God has a great deal to say about organized religion in Conversations With God, Book Two, pg. 247: "Your soul came here for the richest experience. Return to spirituality. Forget about religion because religion is not good for you. In order for organized religion to succeed, it has to make people believe they need it. In order for people to put faith in something else, they must first lose faith in themselves. So the first task of organized religion is to make you lose faith in yourself."

Five Steps to Peace

Neale Donald Walsch continues to emphasize in his conversations with God in the book The New Revelations, that we are facing some very serious problems and we need a change in beliefs if we are to find solutions. "Your ideas about spirituality are killing you. You keep trying to solve the world's problems as if it were a political problem, or an economic problem, or even a military problem, and it is none of these. It is a spiritual problem. And that is the one problem human beings don't seem to know how to solve." God and Neale Donald Walsch discuss religion in great depth. God shockingly equates Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Confucius, Siddhartha Gautama, Jesus, Patanjali, Muhammad, Baha'ullah, Jalal al-Din and Rumi, Martin Luther, Joseph Smith and Paramaharsa Yogananda, and then asks Neale Donald Walsch to transcend them, or go beyond them.

On page 14 of CWG, God offers, 5 Steps to Peace which will help to stop the self-destructive move the world has been taking.

1. Choose to acknowledge that some of your old beliefs about God and about Life are no longer working.

2. You can choose to acknowledge that there is something you do not understand about God and about Life, the understanding of which will change everything.

3. You can choose to be willing for a new understanding of God and Life to now be brought forth, an understanding that could produce a new way of life on your planet.

4. You can choose to be courageous enough to explore and examine this new understanding, and if it aligns with your inner truths and knowing, to enlarge your belief system to include it.

5. You can choose to live your lives as demonstrations of your highest and grandest beliefs, rather than as denials of them.

It is necessary to change our behaviors in order to change the destructive path the world is on , and to do this, beliefs must change. "All behaviors are created by beliefs." For example, even trained soldiers cannot be forced to kill without a BELIEF that it is for the good of their family or their country....

"LIFE is GOD, physicalized." False Beliefs about God and Life create violence, killing and war. See the list below and think about this in terms of world history. All religious wars and enforcement (Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, Islamic extremist terrorism) were/are unnecessary. And the list below that, Fallacies about Life, make all other wars unnecessary.

5 fallacies about God (CWG, pg 29).

1. God needs something.

2. God can fail to get what He needs.

3. God has separated you from Him because you have not given Him what He needs.

4. You believe God still needs what he needs so badly that God now requires you, from your separated position, to give it to him.

5. You believe that God will destroy you if you do not meet His requirements.

5 fallacies about Life (CWG, pg 37).

1. Human beings are separate from each other.

2. There is not enough of what human beings need to be happy.

3. To get the stuff of which there is not enough, human beings must compete with each other.

4. Some human beings are better than other human beings.

5. It is appropriate for human beings to resolve severe differences created by all the other fallacies by killing each other.

You think you are being terrorized by other people, but in truth you are being terrorized by your beliefs (CWG, pg 30).


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The New Revelations

In the CWG book, The New Revelations, (pg 116), Neale Donald Walsch again shares that "God demands nothing, commands nothing, requires nothing, compels nothing. Teach this in your seminaries and your churches."

Through Neale Donald Walsch, God says "I am the Author of Everything. I am the Creator and the Created. There is nothing that I am not. I have no need to give orders to anyone. To whom would I give orders? There is no one to command but me. I am the All in All. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. And whom would I punish were my orders not kept? Would I use my right hand to slap my left? Would I bite my nose to spite my face? If you choose to believe in a God who somehow needs something, and has such hurt feelings if he doesn't get it, that he punishes those from whom He expected to receive it--then you chose to believe in a God much smaller than I. You truly are Children of a Lesser God."

Neale Donald Walsch sometimes argues for Heaven and Hell, and God's Laws, but God continually corrects him.

"You have created in your imaginings a God whose feelings get hurt. My feelings do not get hurt...You cannot make me angry... [Being] upset and angry are the antithesis of who and what I am (pg. 120)."

We, and Neale Donald Walsch, wonder about Noah and the flood and Sodom and Gomorrah and Lot's wife. If that wasn't God....

"The problem is not that you are self-centered, but that you are centered around a self that's much too small... Most organized religions have failed you. They have taught you to believe in a limited tiny see yourselves as separate from one another (p 120).

Again, Neale Donald Walsch echoes our distress at ideas that are so different from those we were brought up to believe. Yet, God goes on.

"Everything in the Universe is made of the same stuff. Now you can call that stuff anything you want...God...Life...Energy. You cannot therefore be in any way separate from these. Nor can anything at all. All things are living. There is no such thing as a Dead Thing (pg. 135)."

So we are also reminded of Quantum Physics by the God of Neale Donald Walsch. Yet, He is never far from politics and the problems of the day. He challenges Neale Donald Walsch to try to make a change in how the existing religions present themselves. And, this change would change the world.

"The New Gospel to be proclaimed at pulpits everywhere is:

"We Are All One." --

"Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way (pg. 210)."

And, God does not let Neale Donald Walsch settle for traditional concepts. He even challenges the most basic concepts of our legal system. "The following concepts of Morality, Justice, and Ownership need to be changed into the Life Principles of Functionality, Adaptability, and Sustainability (pp 223-224).

This idea requires an amount of discussion between Neale Donald Walsch and God. The idea that all of biological life operates according to the Life Principles was compelling.

And, there are many "cute" ideas, as Neale Donald Walsch addressed some similar to this one. God was not at all offended at being called "cute" but seemed to enjoy being credited with having a personality.

"Creation is done by ....ceiving (p 303):"

1. "con-ceiving"

2. "per-ceiving"

3. "re -ceiving"

"Share with people not to change them, but to evolve yourself. Seek to be the change you wish to SEE in the world. This is what Gandhi did. What he was doing reflected the state of being he had achieved (p 318)." A decision to come from peace and love, rather than to try to get to them (through prayer and meditation) turns everything around...It places the source of what you desire within you, rather than outside of you. That makes it accessible to you at all times and in all places. This is genuine power (p320)."

Here is a summary of the revelations from Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, The New Revelations:

1. God has never stopped communicating directly with human beings. God has been communicating with and through human beings from the beginning of time. God does so today.

2. Every human being is as special as every other human being who has ever lived, lives now, or ever will live. You are all messengers. Every one of you. You are carrying a message to life about life every day. Every how. Every moment.

3. No path to God is more direct than any other parth. No religion is the "one true religion," no people are the "chosen people," and no prophet is the "greatest profit."

4. God needs nothing. God requires nothing in order to be happy. God is happiness itself. Therefore, God requires nothing of anyone or anything in the universe.

5. God is not a singular super being, living somewhere in the Universe or outside of it, having the same emotional needs and subject to the same emotional turmoil as humans. that which is God, cannot be hurt or damaged in any way, and so, has no need to seek revenge or impose punishment.

6. All things are One Thing. There is only One Thing. All things are a part of that One Thing That Is.

7. There is no such thing as right and wrong. There is what works and what does not work, depending upon what it is that you seek to be, do, and have.

8. You are not your body. Who you are is limitless and without end.

We recommend Neale Donald Walsch whenever you are ready for a philosophical challenge, and a complete affirmation of who you are and what you have always felt and done.

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