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Daily Thought


When your choices conflict-when body, mind, and spirit are not acting as one-the process of creation works at all levels, producing mixed results. If, on the other hand, your being is in harmony, and your choices are unified, astonishing things can occur

- Book Three p 23




Bulletin #769


September 29, 2017

What in the World Is Going on
Around Our Planet?

A Note from Neale...

My Dear Friends,

It seems that every day now I am asked by someone—in person, on the phone, in an email, on Facebook, at CWG Connect, or through the CWG nonprofit Foundation—what in the world is going on around our planet (on which it seems that every bad thing is happening at once), and, more important, how individuals can encounter, each day, more tumultuous events and remain in a place of peace.

I have offered my best spiritual explanation of “what is going on” in my book The Storm Before the Calm, published in 2011. It may be purchased online here. Or, you may read it for free online here, where it is published in its entirety.

In that text—written long before the seemingly never-ending devastation of the hurricanes and earthquakes of 2017 and the seemingly ever escalating threats of total annihilation traded back and forth between the leader of North Korea and the president of the United States—I wrote this:

“We’re experiencing something quite extraordinary on the earth right now. I’m going to give it a name here. We are experiencing The Overhaul of Humanity.

“This is not an exaggeration. This is reality. It is observable at every turn. Yet here is something that is not so observable: Things are not as they seem. And I think, before the world and its people get too far along this road, we all need to be aware of that.

“We also need to be aware that there’s nothing to be afraid of in our future if we will all but play our role in creating it. And that role—the role we are being invited to play by Life Itself—is going to be very easy to play.

“It is time for us to place before humanity a New Cultural Story, sending us in brand new directions in politics, economics, culture, education, relationships, work, marriage, sexuality, parenting, and every area of human endeavor; a manifesto created by all of us, working as co-authors.

“There are some exciting opening thoughts about what that document could contain that I think you should hear.”

The text then goes on to share some highly intriguing and very important concepts. Among them:

“Life will never make sense to the mind. It will only make sense, and can only produce long-term, sustained happiness, peace, and joy when embraced from the perspective of the soul. “The trick then, if we are not happy in life, is not to leave the body, but to join the soul. This can be done while one is with the body. Yet most people are not bringing the soul into their daily experience.”

If you wish to know more about how to do exactly that, you may find it beneficial to read "The Pathway to the Soul” at CWG Connect (only viewable once you sign up and log in). It is one of the many useful articles that I’ve posted at CWG Connect, a membership site for people wishing to know more about how to apply the messages of CWG in their daily lives. To find this article, just go to, log in, and then click on the icon for The Self Selected.

Getting back to The Storm Before the Calm, I also wrote this in that text:

“My wonderful fellow humans…The major disruptions in life as we know it will not be ending soon...Yet—and I say this again, because it is important—things are not what they seem. What is happening is not The End of History, but The Beginning of A New Era; not the Death of Modern Society, but the Birthing of a New Civilization.

“Therefore, living in fear and apprehension, nervous caution and skittish timidity, warily searching for a safe place, hoarding food and hunkering down, preparing for a caveman survival mentality to overcome every human being on the earth as all the structures, conveniences, and technologies of our world simultaneously collapse, is not the answer.

“The answer is to get into the game, not get out of the game by running from the playing field. And the game is not The Survival Game, the game is The Creation Game.

“The answer is to join in the co-creation of magnificent days to come. I have something specific to suggest that we can all do, and it’s so easy we’ll wonder what took us so long to just jump in and do it.”

The rest of the text is all about that suggestion.

Finally, I offered this observation in that text:

“What is needed here is not a revolution on the ground, it is a revolution in the mind.

“It is our thinking we must change. In the past we kept trying to change conditions on the ground, and even when we did manage to do so (every so often we found a band-aid that helped), the same old (age old) problems eventually re-emerged—because nothing had been altered in our mindset

“All of that is changing. Large numbers of people are ‘getting’ this now. And so, we are going to weather this storm, you and I. We’re going to give our children, and theirs, a wonderful world in which to live. We’re about to turn a page in human history.”

And so my friend, if you are reading this Weekly Bulletin feeling worried or concerned about our world and where things are headed, I encourage you to explore this extraordinarily prescient book. As earlier mentioned, it’s online in its entirety at no cost by visiting here.


A "P.S." To Weekly Bulletin readers... if you are not logging in regularly to CWGConnect, and if you find it beneficial to stay close to the CWG material, you may find it wonderful to remain deeply connected with the Conversations with God messages in this way. Just go to and click on CWGConnect. It's an incredible resource, offering something new from CWG every single day, seven days a week.


P.S. Feel free to pass this issue of the Weekly Bulletin along to any friends you may have. They may wish to know about it, and to subscribe—which, as you know, costs nothing. So give them a chance to find out about this wonderful publication about CWG that comes to you every week! Send it on to a friend! Those who wish to then subscribe may do so by simply visiting here.

Through the years the Weekly Bulletin and its articles written by Neale Donald Walsch have become a favorite in the email boxes of thousands of readers around the world. We are pleased to present in this space, in addition to Neale's newest articles, occasional selections from the very best of his past writings for this publication. We do not wish our scores of readers to miss any of these commentaries, showing us the way to apply CWG in our daily lives. Whether a new presentation or an encore printing, we trust that you will receive much value from these writings from the man who brought us Conversations with God.

Letters to Neale:

Reader question:

Can we really ‘need nothing’?

Dear Neale...In your books God states that we need nothing. It's a wonderful idea. When we need nothing then we are truly free of cares and anxiety. We have peace of mind. But is it realistic? Yes, I can see how we need nothing to exist. Life continues forever. I have no fear of death. From all accounts death is a wonderful experience. But there are many more horrible things than death like slowly starving and living homeless, which you've had experience with. How can we gain that wonderful feeling of needing nothing when we know that the body needs certain things in order to avoid suffering? Your friend, Ned.


Neale Responds

Dear Ned: Try settling for needing "almost nothing." Obviously, an argument can be made (you've just made it) for humans needing certain things in order to avoid suffering. But how much? That is the question. How much do we really need? Looking closely at this question can give you a brand new perspective on life. It can change your perception of your daily experience.

So settle for needing "almost" nothing, Ned, and see if this doesn’t bring you one step closer to God’s truth. The fact is, we need nothing to survive, as you point out. Now if you want to exist in a certain form or in a particular way, you may have it constructed that you “need” certain conditions to exist in order to do that. I think that you will find, however, that those conditions are minimal. And the older I get, Ned, the more minimal they become—makes me wonder how I could have thought for all those years that all those things were “necessary” for me to be “happy.”

I would also add this, Ned: "Suffering" and "pain" are not the same thing. Pain is an objective experience of physical and/or emotional discomfort. Suffering is your thought about it. If you are okay with whatever pain you are having, if you are at peace with it, so to speak, you will not suffer. You will experience the pain, yet it will not have to be "suffered," but only experienced. The two are not the same thing. Ask any woman who has joyfully given birth.

This is true of both physical and emotional pain. One can experience the pain of loss, for instance, without suffering. The pain is good. It’s a good thing. It informs us of our humanity; it tells us what means something to us. Yet we do not have to suffer because of the pain, but simply feel it. Feeling the pain and allowing it to “be”—without resisting it, but noticing it, honoring it, and letting it simply be there, telling us whatever it is telling us about ourselves—is a spiritual practice that can heal and end all suffering.


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


Short Takes


The Holidays will be here before we know it...


There could hardly be a better time to gift yourself and create an extraordinarily important moment for your Mind than the Hanukkah - Christmas Season. Since 1995 our annual CWG Holiday Retreat has been the most popular program on our yearly agenda. And this year it may be more powerful than ever, as Neale has created a brand new topic for this CWG retreat: DEALING WITH CHANGE; COPING WITH CALAMITY.

This timely retreat is designed to move you to clarity on how you may employ powerful spiritual tools to help you mentally and emotionally cope with all that is going on in the world today — at a time when nations are loudly threatening to destroy each other, when global warming is creating storms like we’ve never seen before, and when social and political issues are seeming to divide people more profoundly and disturbingly than ever — as well as the shifting conditions of our personal lives. Using the powerful messages of Conversations with God as a reference point, these three days could bring you inner peace at last.

Let this be the perfect gift for you, or someone you know who is expressing worry, concern, or upset about the state of the world, or about an aspect of their personal lives. DEALING WITH CHANGE; COPING WITH CALAMITY will help you apply the messages of CWG to life as it is showing up right now. There could be no better way to start 2018.

You are Invited to:

The Conversations with God
Annual Year-End Holiday Retreat


December 29-31, 2017

A very special moment for reflection on the past year

and the setting of intentions for the next

There come times in the human experience when the Heart, Mind, and Soul—all three—call to us at the deepest place of our being to simply stop, just for a while, and look at where we have been...and where we want to be going. The end of every calendar year is one such obvious time. This is no doubt why our annual Holiday Retreat has been the most popular program on our calendar since first offered in 1998. 

In the days between Christmas and the New Year this December a handful of people from all over the world will gather in Southern Oregon for a gentle glance at the previous 12 months and all that has happened since this time last year—with a deep exploration of its spiritual meaning—and then for an inspiring turning to the future for the creation of a 2017 that will be their Best Year Yet upon the Earth.

Neale, with inspiring poet Em Claire and heartfelt songstress Cathy Bolton, offers a wonderful opportunity for spiritual renewal as you complete one cycle and begin the next, sweetly yet powerfully guiding your Self to the next grandest version of the greatest vision ever you held about Who You Are. This is not a "workshop," with lots of dyads and breakout groups and "circle-ups"…this is a spiritual renewal retreat, consisting of nothing but quiet conversation, gentle invitation, and highly personal interactive exchange with the author of Conversations with God as he moves with you through the intimate process of your own awakening to greater clarity on what you wish to be, do, and have in your Life, using the powerful messages of the spiritual books that have changed the world.

And, after an exclusive catered dinner together, the program culminates with a wonderful New Year's Resolutions Ritual just before Midnight on December 31st, followed by dancing and celebration as participants ring in 2018 with Neale and his wife Em. Could there be a better way to round out the holiday season?

DATES: Friday, December 29th through Sunday, December 31st, 2017.

FLEX-PRICING DETAILS: We are happy to share our Flexible Pricing Options for this and other similar workshops. All you have to do is select the price that you feel is most appropriate to you given the value you place on such a program and your own financial means.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE: All of the proceeds made from this event, after the considerable costs of presenting it, will go back into bringing the CWG messages into the world.

Please click on one of the following options to select your price:

This Flex-Price Plan is our response to the economic conditions that have affected many people around the world. We know that everyone will be fair in determining what payment is appropriate for them. Please keep in mind that your personal travel, food and lodging expenses must be paid by you. We can offer these flex-pricing options for our programs, but we cannot, of course, ask airlines, hotels, and restaurants to offer you their services for greatly reduced prices, or for free.

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Neale brings you into his home for an in-depth discussion, offering practical hands-on tools to assist you in living the life you love. He offers a path to experiencing all the joy and depth that life can provide. Drawing from a range of CwG teachings, this course brings together the best of the best principles to enhance your life and heal the world around us.

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Neale's newest book:

Conversations with God:
Book 4 ~ Awaken the Species

We’re in Trouble. But There Is Help... If We Listen.

Is it possible that everything we think we know about God, and what God wants, is wrong?

In the middle of the night on August 2, 2016, Neale Donald Walsch found himself drawn into a new and totally unexpected dialogue with God in which he suddenly faced two questions:

Is the human race being offered help by Highly Evolved Beings from Another Dimension?

Is there a key role that humans are being invited to play in advancing their own evolution by joining in a mutual mission to assist the planet during the critical times ahead?

He was told that the answer to both questions is yes.

Then he was given 16 specific examples of how Highly Evolved Beings respond to life differently than humans do―and how adopting even a few of those behaviors could change the course of world history for the better forever.

That information makes up the body of this work. 

A striking invitation to every reader sets the stage for the extraordinary explorations that follow. Picking up where Book 3 in the Conversations with God Trilogy series left off, the revelations about Highly Evolved Beings and about how ordinary humans can answer the call to help awaken the species on Earth will breathtakingly expand your view of both your personal and your collective future.

Which is exactly what the dialogue was intended to do.

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