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Humanity's future depends on what humanity thinks about itself. It depends on what humanity thinks about God, and about Life. The more you know about how to destroy yourself, the more you need to know about how to save yourself. It is time now to expand your base of knowledge of God and of Life, to grow in your understandings, to increase your awareness and to enlarge your consciousness

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Bulletin #601

 

July 11, 2014

Receiving What You Want.



A Note from Neale...

 

My dear friends...

We have been talking on and off here about the Path to Self-Awareness, and most recently about the Second Step on that path: Enlargement. This week I would like to take a look at how we may go about achieving Enlargement. One way, at least.

I see a three-part approach here. First, cause another to have the experience. Second, step into the experience yourself fully, even if only for a moment. Third, savor the experience in memory, where all miracles reside.

May I explain?

1. Cause another to have this experience

Nothing is more powerful in the creation of our reality than the process of creating that reality for another. Conversations with God gave us this clue in the very first dialogue book. "That which you wish to experience for yourself," the dialogue tells us, "cause another to experience."

It is often challenging for us to create certain experiences of Ultimate Reality interiorly. The truths of Who We Are and How Life Works can be difficult to embrace or to implement on a personal level, owing to our own lack of self-worth . Somebody says "Thou art God" and we just can't believe it. We can't accept it. We can understand it, intellectually, but we can't implement it, operationally. That is, we find it hard to operate that way.

This is true not only when we consider the Totality of Our Being, but even when we seek to embrace only one or two of its parts. For instance, a part of Divinity is Love. Another part is Wisdom. Yet another part is Goodness. Yet when we try to enlarge our "sense of self" to include descriptions of ourselves such as these, we find ourselves rejecting these labels. We can think of too many times when we have not been loving, when we have not been wise, when we have not been good. So, no, we are not that, we tell ourselves. We deny the Divinity within.

("I tell you, you will deny me three times before the cock crows.")

Yet what we cannot see in ourselves, we can easily see in another. That is because we are more generous with others than we are with ourselves. We are willing to overlook more in others. We are willing and able to see that temporary diversions do not a life path make. We are clear that the truth of another's Being resides within, whether it is demonstrated or not. We can see that truth if we want to. We can see it instantly, without having to look very hard for it.

That is why I say that for many, the first part of experiencing Enlargement will be creating that experience in and for another. When another has the experience as a result of you, you have the experience as well--because what moves through you sticks to you!

Therefore, use the fact that you can see the beauty in others more easily than you can see your own. Cause others to see their own beauty. Produce in others an appreciation (that is, an enlargement) of the Self. Draw out from others an awareness of Who They Really Are. In so doing, you will cause, produce, and draw out the same experience within yourself.

You cannot give away what you do not have, yet giving it away causes you to have the experience that you have it!

This is one of the most important things I could ever say to you. This is one of the biggest secrets of life. You will remember that in the section of this writing devoted to Discernment it was said: All of this can be ours whenever we share it. It is the sharing of anything that gives us a true and full experience of it, and there is no other way.

We can have all the money in the world, but if we don't spend it, we will never experience it fully. Holding it gets us nothing. We'll be outside, in the cold, pressing our noses against the candy store window. We can't enjoy the sweetness of life because we're freezing our assets off.

We can conceive of ourselves as loving beings, but if we don't show our love to another, we will never experience it fully. Holding onto it gets us nothing. We have to give it away to know what it is like to have it at all.

This is true of everything in life. Why do you suppose God gives everything to us?

So, if you seek the experience of Enlargement, cause another to experience one's self as Enlarged. See the Biggest Part of others, and tell them that you see that. Be a mirror for their grandest selves, and reflect that back to them! Move through life giving people back to themselves. Most people have deserted themselves, abandoned themselves, stepped away from their highest thoughts about themselves. They have become small. They have allowed themselves to be little by having themselves belittled - by themselves as well as by others. They have listened to what others have told them and they have accepted it as truth. Go, then, and tell people a New Truth about themselves, the truth of Who They Are. Give them a rich experience of themselves and you will give yourself a rich experience of yourself. You will be enlarged by enlarging others. It can turn out no other way.

(Next time: Part 2 - Step into the experience yourself, fully.)

With Love,



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Letters to Neale:


Thank you Neale,

I have a difficult time believing that God/my soul is so literal regarding "wanting".  Doesn't God/my soul know what I really mean/intend?

God bless,

Gerry


Neale Responds

 

Hello, Gerry...Thanks for your note. It is very, very interesting that you should write this to me just now, as on the day I opened your email I was writing a chapter in my new book, to be published this October, titled GOD'S MESSAGE TO THE WORLD: You've got me all wrong.

In that chapter I am talking about exactly what you wrote to me about. So it is quite a (non)coincidence!

Let me just share with you some passages from this chapter, yes? It says...

If you experience yourself wanting something desperately, and if you keep saying to yourself I want that!, you are announcing to the universe that you do not now have it.

(Unless you are simply using the word “want” as a figure of speech. Most people are not. When most people say that they “want” something, they are very clear that it is because they experience that they do not now have it.)

As long as you hold such a thought, you cannot have it, because you cannot experience on the one hand what you are confirming on the other that you do not.

To use one example, the statement “I want more money” may not draw money to you, but may actually push it away. This is because the universe has only one response in its vocabulary: “Yes.”

It responds to your energy. It listens most of all to what you are feeling.

If you constantly say, “I want more money!”, and the Universe “feels your energy” around that, and it is a feeling of lack, this is what the universe will respond to.

We are talking about power here. We are talking about the power of prayer. But prayer is more than simply what we ask for. Prayer is our every thought, word, and deed. Prayer is our energy, as transmitted through Life to God. 

Your energy has the power of a magnet. Remember that even feeling (actually, especially feeling) is energy, and in the matter of energy, Like Attracts Like. So the Universe will say “Yes!”—and you will continue wanting more money.

If you think, “I want more love in my life!”, the universe will say “Yes!”—and you will continue wanting more love in your life.

The idea is to use the affirmative power of prayer by saying, for instance: “Thank you God for sending me my perfect mate.” Or “All the money I need is coming to me now.” Or my favorite prayer, “Thank you, God, for helping me to understand that this problem has already been solved for me.”

These are not affirmations. These are confirmations. There is a huge difference.

So Gerry...It is not a question of God, or your Soul, being so "literal" regarding "wanting." It is a question of how the Mechanism of Creation works. This is a mechanism we are talking about here, not a Being in the sky who takes you literally or does not. This is a machine that runs based on the fuel that is put into it. It is a copying machine, and it has no preference as to what it duplicates. Nor does it try to interpret what its owner wants to make copies of. It simply duplicates the energy that is put into it. In this sense, it is like a computer. You’ve heard this acronym, I’m sure: GIGO. That stands for: Garbage In, Garbage Out.

One of the great misunderstandings that humans hold about God is that God has a preference in the matter of how life is experienced by each of us. God loves us, but God has no such preference—any more than you have a preference about whether your children pay “tag” or “hide-and-seek” when they go out to the backyard. All you want them to know is that you are there if they need you. And so it is with God.

There are seven billion sentient beings on this planet --- and this planet is one of seventy trillion-billion planets in the Cosmos. To functionalize this breathtakingly expansive life, God has put into place a spectacular apparatus, and its workings have nothing to do with Deity’s personal preference. They have to do with Deity’s genius.

The genius of the system is that it is Pure Energy, reacting to Energy by reproducing in physical form what is put into it by all sentient beings in the form of their thoughts, words, and actions—which, in turn, is based on what humans call “feelings”...which, in turn, are simply other forms of Energy.

Do you get the picture? God does not answer some prayers and fail to answer others. God answers all prayers, sending to The Collective the Energy that duplicates what The Collective is thinking/saying/doing/feeling. God does so, as well, on an individual basis with each source of Energy Output. (That is, with every human being, and every sentient creature in the Universe.)

Is this quite remarkable? Yes. Is it the result of God’s personal preference in the matter of what is manifest moment-to-moment in the Cosmos? No.

So there you have it, Gerry. My answer. I may not, of course, be right about this. So if it has value for you, great! And if not, toss it right out!

Love and hugs,

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