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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 #707

 

July 22, 2016


Neale Talks About...
More on the Purpose of Relationships


 

A Note from Neale...


My dear Friends,

I've been looking a lot at the nature of relationships lately and I'm coming to some conclusions that I had not reached as firmly in the past as I am experiencing right now. So I am going to be explore this topic again here.

Let's take a look at some of what Conversations with God has to say on this subject…

You have nothing to learn about relationships. You have only to demonstrate what you already know.

There is a way to be happy in relationships, and that is to use relationships for their intended purpose, not the purpose you have designed.

Relationships are constantly challenging; constantly calling you to create, express, and experience higher and higher aspects of yourself, grander and grander visions of yourself, ever more magnificent versions of yourself. Nowhere can you do this more immediately, impactfully, and immaculately than in relationships. In fact, without relationships, you cannot do it at all.

It is only through your relationship with other people, places, and events that you can even exist (as a knowable quantity, as an identifiable something) in the universe. Remember, absent everything else, you are not. You only are what you are relative to another thing that is not. That is how it is in the world of the relative, as opposed to the world of the absolute—where I reside.

Once you clearly understand this, once you deeply grasp it, then you intuitively bless each and every experience, all human encounter, and especially personal human relationships, for you see them as constructive, in the highest sense. You see that they can be used, must be used, are being used (whether you want them to be or not) to construct Who You Really Are.

That construction can be a magnificent creation of your own conscious design, or a strictly happenstance configuration. You can choose to be a person who has resulted simply from what has happened, or from what you’ve chosen to be and do about what has happened. It is in the latter form that creation of Self becomes conscious. It is in the second experience that Self becomes realized.

Bless, therefore, every relationship, and hold each as special, and formative of Who You Are—and now choose to be.

We are clear from this introduction to the discussion of relationships found in the first Conversations with God book that relationships themselves are vitally important to the human experience. That is why when they fall apart, there is such an extraordinary impact on our lives. On the day that I am writing this I returned to the very first Conversations with God book to find out more about this; to remind myself what information was given to me and brought through me many years ago. Here's what I found...

When human love relationships fail (relationships never truly fail, except in the strictly human sense that they did not produce what you want), they fail because they were entered into for the wrong reason.

(“Wrong,” of course, is a relative term, meaning something measured against that which is “right” —whatever that is!  It would be more accurate in your language to say “relationships fail—change—most often when they are entered into for reasons not wholly beneficial or conducive to their survival.”)

Most people enter into relationships with an eye toward what they can get out of them, rather than what they can put into them.

The purpose of a relationship is to decide what part of yourself you’d like to see “show up,” not what part of another you can capture and hold.

There can be only one purpose for relationships—and for all of life: to be and to decide Who You Really Are.

It is very romantic to say that you were “nothing” until that special other came along, but it is not true. Worse, it puts an incredible pressure on the other to be all sorts of things he or she is not.

Not wanting to “let you down,” they try very hard to be and do these things until they cannot anymore. They can no longer complete your picture of them. They can no longer fill the roles to which they have been assigned. Resentment builds. Anger follows.

Finally, in order to save themselves (and the relationship), these special others begin to reclaim their real selves, acting more in accordance with Who They Really Are. It is about this time that you say they’ve “really changed.”

It is very romantic to say that now that your special other has entered your life, you feel complete. Yet the purpose of relationship is not to have another who might complete you; but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.

Here is the paradox of all human relationships: You have no need for a particular other in order for you to experience, fully, Who You Are, and…without another, you are nothing.

This is both the mystery and the wonder, the frustration and the joy of the human experience. It requires deep understanding and total willingness to live within this paradox in a way which makes sense. I observe that very few people do.

I hope this adds to the article I published in this column a couple weeks ago, and helps with your understanding. You may wish to read Chapter 8 from Book 1 for more information on relationships.

With Love,



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Hi Neale...I am one of your avid readers of your books, and it certainly fits in with all that I have studied. I have many questions that I could and would like to discuss with you, however I am sure a letter to the editor is not the place. So the most important topic I would like you to explain to us in a way that I could really understand, and what seems to be a basic tenet is "We are all one" I just cannot get myself around that. I understand that you and I each have a piece of God inside us that makes us different from the animals and I can't figure out where they come in, but I am not you or my neighbor or anyone else. I have my own background, traits, problems, and everything, and hopefully I am on my own journey to become the next greater version of myself, but for the life of me, I cannot see what that has got to do with you. Is there anyway you can make it simple so that I can understand it?
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Neale Responds


Dear Joe...Oneness does not mean Sameness. Oneness means that we are all united as part of the same basic Thing That Is. Is your hand One with your foot? Of course it is, for it is part of the Same Body. Is your ring finger One with your thumb, even though it is different, with different characteristics, different appearances, etc? Of course it is, because they are both part of the same hand. 



Individuality and Connectivity are not mutually exclusive, Joe. You are not only One with other people, Joe, you are One with Everything. The trees, the sky, every bird you see fly; the earth, the sun, and yes, everyone. Your connection with Divine Life is Divine Life Itself, being lived out through you. 



If you ever want to experience your Oneness with another, simply look into their eyes. Not for a tiny glance, but for 60 seconds. Do not look away. Do not touch the other person, or speak a single word. Simply look into their eyes, and do not look away. You will experience Oneness so searing that you may not even be able to hold the stare. In that moment you will understand how you can have your own background, traits, problems, etc., and still be One with another. 



Sending love,

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