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Bulletin #647

 

May 29, 2015

Does God want us to have pain?



A Note from Neale...

 

My dear friends,

To begin with, God doesn’t “want us” to experience pain. God doesn’t “want” anything. God experiences GodSelf through us, and knows GodSelf anew in that way. God does not come from “wanting-ness,” but from Total “Havingness.”

So it is an inaccurate assessment to say that God “wants” us to experience pain. This is more than just a semantics dance, however. I believe the distinction to be important, because if we think that God wants us to have painful experiences, we are forced to believe in a God who makes no sense at all. (This, by the way, is the God in which most organized religions want us to believe.)

So we now can hold as true an image of a God who does not “want” us to have painful experiences, any more than He/She “wants” us to avoid them. God has no preference in the matter one way or the other. God’s process, if you will, is to simply allow us to create anything we choose. And everything which comes to us—everything—we are choosing.

That is difficult for some of us to believe, I know. We find it easier to believe that God is bringing us these horrible experiences. You need to get the irony here. Unable to believe that we would do this to ourselves, we’ve accepted far more easily the thought that God is doing this to us.

Extraordinary. Yet I have been assured by God that it is precisely the other way around. We bring upon ourselves every thought, every word, every experience. Now, as to why…

The human soul is eternal. It is on a journey of unending joy, celebrating every aspect of life that exists, allowing itself to notice and to create, to experience and to fulfill, Who It Really Is.

CwG, Book 1 is quite clear in explaining “why bad things happen to good people.” In order for the soul to know and experience itself as any particular thing, the exact opposite of that thing must come into the space. This is why, the moment you decide a thing about yourself—anything at all—its exact opposite must exist in the Universe and will come into your life, if it supports the soul’s growth to experience it,

For in this relative existence we are experiencing, hot cannot be hot without cold, tall cannot be tall without short, and you cannot be you without that which is not you. I am giving you a very short, very quick, answer here to a very large question. Re-read CwG, Book 1 if you need to, in order to capture this understanding more fully.

Masters know and understand all of this, which is why masters never complain in the face of extraordinary difficulty, but rather, bless their persecutors, and all circumstances and conditions which assail them. Masters know and understand that every person, place or thing in their lives has been placed there by them, that they have drawn themselves to the right and perfect experiences, in order that they might know Who They Really Are.

Masters also understand that none of us are doing this dance alone, that all of us are in this together, that all souls have full understanding of what is happening, and that we, as partners in the dance of life, join together in our present forgetfulness, some of us playing the part of “victims,” some as “villains,” that we might create and fulfill our soul’s purpose in this lifetime. Read again the story in CwG, Book 1 about “The Little Soul and the Sun.”

Now Jesus understood all of this, which is why he looked at his crucifiers and said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” He understood that those other souls literally did not know what they were doing. That is, they had forgotten who they really were. And they had done so quite deliberately, in order that they might “play the villain” this time around. And, in the moment of their greatest villainy, they are depending upon you to remember Who They Really Are. In so doing, you heal them of their false thought about themselves, the thought that allowed them to act in this way in the first place, and thus, provide you with an opportunity to know and to experience Who You Choose to Be.

No one has ever come to you—no one—without a gift for you in his hands. This reality is described in heart-touching detail In CwG, Book 2, in which God said to me: “I have sent you nothing but angels.”

No, God does not “care” what we experience; not in the sense that She has any preference in the matter. God simply watches us experience our selves in a particular way, and invites us (and give us all the power) to choose again.

However, God is not saying, that “the purpose of life is to experience things.” God says in the book that the purpose of life is to create and to experience Who We Really Are, and that we are deciding and choosing that, every moment of every day with every thought, word and action.

God also advises us not to judge the experience of another, including very small children who seem to be suffering inordinately, or may have been born with a physical or mental challenge, or whatever. It is natural for us to feel sadness, to feel anger, to run through all sorts of emotions about these seeming injustices, even to become bitter, raising our fist to the heavens.

Yet God says, “Judge not, for you do not know the journey upon which the soul of another has embarked.” God also says that in the moment of greatest darkness, “Raise not your voice in condemnation, but rather, be a light unto the darkness, and curse it not.”

With Love,



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Neale...

Sometime back, several years I believe, you wrote about a minister, speaking at a funeral, spoke of remembering the good in those who have left us and about several ‘Remembrances’. Would you please print this again.. thank you,

Conrad - OR




Neale Responds

 

Dear Conrad…at a vigil attended by about 200 people the minister said the days ahead will bring funerals and mourning for the victims, but he insisted they must also include a celebration of the lives that were lost. "We need to pray for the families," He said, "but we also need to be joyous” about the lives of those who died, and the wonderful contributions they made to all those around them, and to our world. CwG deeply agrees, and adds these astonishing thoughts, in the form of what are called The Remembrances:

The First Remembrance: Dying is something you do for you.

The Second Remembrance: You are the cause of your own death. This is always true, no matter where, or how, you die.

The Third Remembrance: You cannot die against your will.

The Fourth Remembrance: No path back Home is better than any other path.

The Fifth Remembrance: Death is never a tragedy. It is always a gift.

The Sixth Remembrance: You and God are one. There is no separation between you.

The Seventh Remembrance: Death does not exist.

The Eighth Remembrance: You cannot change Ultimate Reality, but you can change your experience of it.

The Ninth Remembrance: It is the desire of All That Is to Know Itself in its own Experience. This is the reason for all of Life.

The Tenth Remembrance: Life is eternal.

The Eleventh Remembrance: The timing and the circumstances of death are always perfect.

The Twelfth Remembrance: The death of every person always serves the agenda of every other person who is aware of it. That is why they are aware of it. Therefore, no death (and no life) is ever “wasted.” No one ever dies “in vain.”

The Thirteenth Remembrance: Birth and death are the same thing.

The Fourteenth Remembrance: You are continually in the act of creation, in life and in death.

The Fifteenth Remembrance: There is no such thing as the end of evolution.

The Sixteenth Remembrance: Death is reversible.

The Seventeenth Remembrance: In death you will be greeted by all of your loved ones—those who have died before you and those who will die after you.

The Eighteenth Remembrance: Free Choice is the act of pure creation, the signature of God, and your gift, your glory, and your power forever and ever.

These Remembrances utterly change our experience of death, and allow us to rejoice both in the life lived by those who have “passed on,” and in the life that they continue to live, as will we all.

NOTE: The above Remembrances are taken from Home With God in a Life That Never Ends, the final book in the CwG dialogue series

Hugs and love,

NOTE: If you would like to write a Letter to the Editor of this Bulletin, simply send an e-mail to Neale@NealeDonaldWalsch.com, with “Letter to the Editor” in the subject line. Neale occasionally uses messages from other sources in this column.

 

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