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Bulletin #813

 

August 3, 2018


Change Your Mind About Change...



A Note from Neale...


My Dear Friends...

I was re-reading When Everything Changes, Change Everything the other day and I was deeply impressed again (as I was the first time around) with its statement that there are two sentences that can change your entire life. These are two sentences that you will want to remember verbatim. I mean, really remember. As in, never forget. As in, tattooed on your left wrist, written in soap on your bathroom mirror, or magnetized to your refrigerator door.

These two utterances are paradigm-shifting and life changing. I call them...

1. The Life-Altering Question
2. The Answer to Everything

The Life-Altering Question is:

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE REALITY I AM EXPERIENCING IS NOT REAL?

It is the soul that encourages this question.

And then there is The Answer to Everything. What I am about to tell you can make it possible for you to never have a negative experience of change again. This is the final piece of the puzzle. This is the lost key, the unknown combination, the secret of secrets.

Here it is...

ALL CHANGE IS FOR THE BETTER.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS CHANGE FOR THE WORSE.

What I have just told you changes everything. No other piece of information is needed, no other data is required. The mind is now empowered to come to a whole new set of conclusions about Life.

All that we need to do to deal with unexpected, unwanted change in our life is...

Change our idea about Change Itself

We have been seeing change as a disruption, as a break in the flow, as a shift in direction, as an alteration in the condition or circumstance of our lives. Especially with regard to what we view as unwelcome change, this has been our truth. From this truth has emerged our thought, which has created our emotion, which has produced our experience, which has eventuated our reality.

I want you to think about what I just said. An event is what brings about our reality. Our reality is, in the literal sense, eventuated.

This is true until we are out of our mind. When we leave the mind and enter the realm of the soul, then it is no longer events that bring about our reality, but pure awareness.

From awareness emerges Actual Truth, while from events emerges, at best, Apparent Truth and, more usually, Imagined Truth. Thus, from events we travel into a Distorted Reality, while from awareness we move at last into the Ultimate Reality.

And what is it of which we become aware, that produces such a quantum shift in our overall experience? We become aware of the Actual Truth about Change Itself. We see that change is not a DISruption, but an Eruption. It is life erupting into fuller bloom. We see that change is not a break in the flow, it IS the flow. We see that change is not a shift in direction, it is the direction itself in which all life moves. We see that change is not an alteration in the condition and circumstance of our lives, it IS the condition and circumstance of our lives.

In our expanded awareness we observe that without change, life itself would not be, for life is movement, and movement is change, by definition.

The question is not, therefore, whether life will contain change, but what kind of change life will contain?

And the answer to that question depends upon how (and whether) you utilize your Mind and your Soul, in collaboration.

The soul is energy. It is the energy of life itself, animating life itself. Life energizes and animates life itself through the process of Life Itself. It is a self-feeding, self-sustaining system.

Those last few words are vitally important to remember. Life is a self-sustaining system. It never ends, but sustains itself eternally. How? By adapting. Why? So that it can remain forever functional. When it can no longer function in a particular way, it adapts. By its adaptation does it render itself sustainable.

Life is making its adaptations in every moment. It is always changing. The question is not whether life is always changing, but why? Life is always changing in order to remain always sustainable. Thus, every change that ever occurs is change for the better.

This new idea about change that I'm inviting you to embrace, when put on a more personal level, reads like this: All change is for your own good.

Most of us experience this-after the fact.

Most of us have experienced events which we have called, when they were happening, the worst moments of our lives, only to find, as time went by, that what occurred was one of the best things that ever happened to us.

The fact is that this is true of everything that has ever happened to us, but we do not know this, we cannot accept this, because some things have turned out for the worst — according to our definition. Yet our definition is warped, constrained as it is by the Mechanics of the Mind, and their inherent limitations.

The mind may very well know all about what has gone before, but it does not know why. The mind may very well hold all of life's Past Data, but it does not hold all of life's information (which is another thing altogether). The mind may very well contain knowledge, but it does not contain wisdom.

Wisdom lies outside the mind. Wisdom resides within the soul.

That is why we need to hold both handles of this magnificent tool of creation that I shall now call by its proper name: YOU.

Let me make something very clear. "Facts" and "awareness" are not the same thing. We can know all the facts about gravity, but if we do not have an awareness of why gravity works, we know nothing. We can know all the facts about electricity, and we can even use electricity, but if we have no awareness of what electricity is and of why it works, we know nothing. We can know all the facts about light, and we can even use light, but if we have no awareness of what light is and of why it works, we know nothing.

Likewise, we can know all the facts about change, but if we have no awareness of what change is and of why it occurs, we know nothing.

For instance, we may not know that...

Nothing changes for the worse. Everything only changes for the better.

That's a pretty big statement, and I understand if it's hard for you to believe. Yet it is true. And next week, we'll explore that here, as I am wanting to make you more aware of the wonderful wisdom in When Everything Changes, Change Everything — a book than can truly change your life.

See you then!

...love and hugs,



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Letters to Neale:


Faith is just around the corner.


Reader question:


Dear Neale,

I'm at a low point in my life right now.  I seem to be paralyzed in my fear.  Nothing I try to do is working for me. How does one have faith, when nothing seems to be working?  I have read and re-read your book,
Conversations with God.  I love your book. 

I believe everything God has said to you.  I trying to change my thoughts to positive thoughts, but my fears and doubts get in the way.  I tried to write to God on paper, but He seems silent to me.  Yet I know He is talking to me by the sunsets in the sky, and the music on the radio. 

I choose to turn my life around like you did, but it's so hard to really have faith. 

Kathy

 
 

Neale Responds:


My dear, dear Kathy...

Wow, am I glad you wrote to ME!  You're talking to a guy who found himself living on the street without a penny to his name.  And not just for a week or two, or a month or so, but for a whole year.  Imagine that, Kathy: a year living in the weather, with only a tent for shelter, and only the handouts that people give you to eat.

I'm not trying to get your sympathy, Kathy.  I just want you to know that I understand what it is to lose faith — or to find it hard to hang onto in the face of outward circumstances that just won't let up or won't resolve themselves.  So I know exactly where you are "coming from."

Having said that, I promise you that there is a way out.  I promise you.  And it is on the way right now.  Do you know how I know that?  Because you have written to me!  And that alone is a sign that your inner thinking has still found room for hope.  You may think that you just wrote to me for "answers," but the inner truth, Kathy, is that you wrote to me from a place of hope.  If you had absolutely no hope, you would not have written to me at all.  Believe me.  I know how the mind works. 

So I'm soooo glad that you wrote to me, because I like that sure sign of hope!  My last book, Home with God, talks about "hope" in some very inspiring ways.  Let me share some of that material with you here, Kathy.  Home with God says:

Hope plays a wonderful role...in life...Never give up hope. Never. Hope is a statement of your highest desire. It is the announcement of your grandest dream. Hope is thought, made Divine.

Hope is the doorway to belief, belief is the doorway to knowing, knowing is the doorway to creation, and creation is the doorway to experience.

Experience is the doorway to expression, expression is the doorway to becoming, becoming is the activity of all Life and the only function of God.

What you hope, you will eventually believe, what you believe, you will eventually know, what you know, you will eventually create, what you create, you will eventually experience, what you experience, you will eventually express, what you express, you will eventually become. This is the formula for all of life. 

It is as simple as that.


Now Kathy, the trick here is to hang onto hope, and to enlarge it!  This is easy, but you cannot start from a place of sadness or depression or hopelessness.  What you are, you enlarge.  Even so-called "positive thoughts" won't work when, as you say, "fears and doubts get in the way."  You are right!  They DO get in the way!  But the good news is, there is a way to get fears and doubts out of your mind forever!

First, stop thinking about your situation, Kathy, and start thinking about the situation you would like to be in.   Picture it, visualize it, write about it in your journal — write a complete description of it.  When your mind wanders to your worries and fears and doubts, don't give them a second thought.  Just change your visual picture immediately to thoughts of how you want your life to be, rather than how it is.  Keep THAT picture in your head at all times!  Remember that your thoughts are a magnet, Kathy.  What you give your thoughts to you give energy to, and what you give energy to you create.

THEN, Kathy, pray.  That's right, pray.  Share a few words with God.  But do not pray to God for a solution to your problems or a change in your condition.  Say a prayer of gratitude.  Thank God for the wonderful and happy outcome that is just around the corner.  Here is my favorite prayer, Kathy.  I have used it for years, and it is remarkable what power it has:

Thank you, God, for helping me to understand that this problem has already been solved for me.

Know that the solution to everything is coming, Kathy.  Just KNOW it.  Because it IS.  There is no question about it.  There is no doubt.  If doubt creeps in, just say "No. Go away!  I'll have nothing to do with you.”  And MEAN IT.  Have NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.  Think of something else immediately.  Think of bowling.  Or Christmas.  Or chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream.  Or whatever you can think of that makes you happy!  Go right there!  Go right there in your mind, and say Thank you, God, for all the good stuff in this life!  And thank you for bringing me more and more of it.

Then, promise to share everything that you receive.  Make a solemn pledge within yourself that you are never going to pass a person again who has a hand out and not give them something.  Agree with yourself that you are going to give a little something to every good cause and every good project that you feel deserves your help.  In fact,  start that right now.  If you only have pennies to give, give them now.  Giving away a portion of what you have, howEVER "little" that is, is an act of unshakeable FAITH that there is MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM. 

Always remember, as you act with Life, so will Life act with you.  Life is nothing more than a big Xerox machine.  Somewhere, you got yourself into a spiral of negative, fearful, doubtful thinking.  It is understandable.  It is also avoidable.  And escapable.  You don't have to stay there.  Get out of there. 

"Act as if" things are just the way you want them to be.  In fact, go one step further.  See the perfection in things being just as they are right now.  This is the secret of all happiness.  Happiness is accepting "what is" right here, right now, without qualification or reservation.  Happiness is not needing anything to be different from the way it is in this moment.  The irony of this is, the moment you move into that kind of peaceful non-resistance and calm happiness, the very energy of that happiness starts reproducing itself right before your eyes.

The secret of true inner peace was once shared with me through the wisdom of spiritual master Da Free John, in three words. 

Cease all againstness.

You've asked me how to get your faith back, Kathy, and how to keep it.  This is how.  Now, I want you to go out right now and buy a book, even if you have to spend the last nickels, dimes, and quarters that you have in the house.  I want you to get Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks.  Order it from Amazon.com or get it from your local bookstore.  Do it, Kathy.  Get it and read it.  

Then I want you to take one of your last dimes if that's all you've got left and give it away.  Give it to some charity, or some non-profit organization that your heart supports.  Do it, Kathy.  Just do it.  And don't ever think that your dime or your single dollar bill means nothing to those hard-working non-profit organizations.  Do you know how much it would mean right now if everyone reading this message sent a dime or a dollar to the ReCreation Foundation?  That could have a huge impact on the work that we are trying to do in sharing the messages of Conversations with God with the world.

Well, there you have it, Kathy.  A short course in Keeping the Faith.  Oh, there's one final thing.  Help someone else keep the faith.  What you choose for yourself, create for another.  That is a message directly out of CwG.  So find someone else who is down on their luck and who may be losing faith, and give them back theirs.  Then watch your own spirits lift, and your fortunes soar.

I love ya, Kathy!  All will be well. 

Your friend,


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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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