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If you want this world situation to change, you will explore the possibility of bringing a New Spirituality to the planet sooner than later. Because, the problem here is spiritual. It is not economic and it is not political. And it certainly is not military. It has to do with what people believe about each other, about relationship to each other, about God, and about Life.

- Tomorrow's God p 108

 

 

 

Bulletin #821

 

September 28, 2018


Letting Go of Fear
Do you know you have nothing to lose?




A Note from Neale...


Part 2 on Fear...

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My dear friends...

When I was living as a Street Person, under the open sky and in the weather, I came to deeply understand, experientially, the nature of fear. I also learned how to overcome it. And today I fear very little. This leads to an interesting question: What came first, my loss of fear or the Good Life that I am enjoying? Did the Good Life produce my loss of fear, or did my loss of fear produce the Good Life?

I am clear now as I look back on it that it was the latter and not the former. It was my loss of fear that produced the Good Life. Unfortunately, I went to great lengths in my own life to get rid of my fear. In my case, I had to literally lose everything already before I could get to a place where I was no longer afraid of what I would lose! I took myself to the very bottom, relinquished everything that I held dear, let go of all of my physical possessions, watched my dreams and life goals evaporate, and stood by as an amazed observer as I witnessed my body finding itself homeless.

Only when I reached the place where I had "nothing to lose" did I lose the one thing that I was trying to lose: my fear. Out there on the street, my thoughts turned to everything that I had to gain — and so I quite naturally gained everything. Where your thoughts are, there will your future also be.

I do not recommend this process to others. I am certain there is an easier way to understand that, as Franklin Roosevelt said, we have "nothing to fear but fear itself." Many times earlier in my life I have tried to teach myself this lesson, to bring myself to a remembrance of this truth. Many times earlier in my life I had sustained losses which I was convinced would leave me unhappy forever, only to find that joy and happiness were not nearly as elusive as I had imagined they would be, and that I could, indeed, be happy without the thing that I thought I could never lose.

What I'm trying to say here is that my life has shown me over and over again that I can sustain enormous loss and still retain my inner peace and happiness. And now, after the Conversations with God experience, I am really very clear about this, because I have come to understand that the peace and the joy and happiness which I seek does not and cannot come to me from outside of myself.

It sounds so trite to me when I say something like that. Everyone says "joy must come from within." But it is true. Every time I have placed the source of my happiness outside of myself, I have been disappointed. Every time I place the source of my happiness inside of myself, I am fulfilled. Let me share with you a technique that I have used with wonderful effectiveness in my own life to realize that the truest happiness and the greatest joy lies within me. I experience this the moment that I bring happiness to others.

All I have to do to experience all the peace, all the serenity, all the wisdom, all the understanding, all the joy, and all the happiness that lies within me (and that is inherently part of my nature) is to decide to give these things away — to be the source of these things for others. For in the moment that I give these things away, I experience that I have them.

The fastest way to experience that you have anything — the fastest way to experience that you ARE anything — is to give what you have and what you are in fullest measure to others. That is why it is been said by virtually every spiritual master who has walked on this planet: "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

This is not because "giving" is a "nice thing to do," but because "giving" is the fastest pathway to the treasure chest that lies within each of us. It is the combination that opens the safe. It is the key that turns the lock. It is how we get into the space where our True Self resides.

Once we are in that space, we come from that space. And that is a great secret.

When I was younger a popular phrase that was thrown around by everyone was, "Where are you coming from?" Everyone was asking everyone else, "Where are you coming from with that?" When you're coming from the place where the True Self resides you quite naturally send outward — you literally emit from yourself — the Essential Energy that is found at the core of your being.

This energy is called, by some, Love. This is Who You Really Are. And there is no faster or more profound way to experience this than to allow this energy to flow through you to others.

The interesting thing about this is that in this choice not only do you find yourself, but you give others back to themselves. For what others see in you they begin to see in themselves. You stand as the great example and the great possibility for others.

And, of course, as you bring happiness and joy and peace to others, they experience themselves as more of Who They Really Are. They get back in touch with themselves. So two things occur at once: They see themselves in you, and they experience their True Self within themselves.

When you bring someone happiness, they become happy. When you bring someone joy, they become joyous. When you bring someone wisdom, they become wise. All you are doing is placing them in touch with what already exists within them. This is the insight of every great master. This is the understanding of every great teacher. This is the "aha!" that every student comes to. We are doing nothing here with our spiritual work but giving people back to themselves.

First, we start with ourselves. Then we move on to others. Ultimately, the whole of humanity is returned to Itself.

Can this happen? Can this really occur? Is transformation of an entire species possible? Of course it is. This is called growth. It is the means by which a species evolves.

We are moving now into a rapid phase in this process. The process itself is speeding up, exponentially. The question is not whether this is occurring, the question is, what part will you play in its occurring? Will it be something that is happening TO you, or something that is happening THROUGH you? That is the only question.

In order for it to be happening through us, we must release ourselves from our fears.

One of the greatest fears in life as I have observed it is the fear of being rejected. Certainly, I have experienced this fear in my life. I would have to believe that most of us have. I have found a powerful antidote to this fear. I simply do not reject anyone for any reason at all.

When I give others my total acceptance something quite remarkable happens. Two things, actually. First, when I give others my total acceptance I give myself total acceptance. Second, when I give others my total acceptance they give me their total acceptance. What goes around comes around. Life sends to us what we send to it. It is every bit as simple as that, and I know that I am preaching to the choir here, so please don't feel talked down to. The truth is, I'm really talking to myself. I'm reminding myself of what I already know.

All the things I fear, I amplify. All the things I love, I amplify as well. Conversations with God tells us that there are only two places from which to come as we move through our lives. We are either coming from Love or we are coming from Fear in everything that we think and say and do.

I have learned to check my inner sense of where I'm coming from with all of my important thoughts, words, and actions. And when I feel that I'm coming from Fear, I try to move closer to the core of my being, to the Essential Energy, to the True Self.

It sometimes feels dangerous for me to do this. It sometimes feels as though I am risking everything. Only when I continue to understand that I have nothing to lose do I find it easy to stand in my truth, to say what is so for me, to express myself authentically in every moment, and to remove the shield that I have been holding in front of me in the imagining that I must protect myself from you.

These days I am clear that you are not who I need to protect myself from. You are who I do not wish to separate myself from ever again. It is in the reality of our Oneness that I will find my true freedom from fear.

I wish you well on this day. I wish you Godspeed on your journey. I wish you peace and joy and love and happiness on your path. I promise to provide you with company along the way whenever and however I can. I choose never to feel separate from life again, in any of its manifest forms. I am free. Free from fear at last. In the Oneness I am free.

love and hugs,



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Letters to Neale:


A follow up to last week’s letter


Reader question:


Hi Neale,

I have read a lot of your material and it has been truly inspirational to me.  I read your weekly bulletins with interest but the one referenced above [last week] in which you write about the consequences of suicide has prompted me to write to you.

I believe that you have said "nothing can occur to a soul that it did not choose, even the manner and timing of its physical death”. I think this was in "Home with God".  If this is the case, then death by suicide must have been chosen by the soul when in spirit, maybe to give others the experience of this type of grief.

I have a vested interest in your response as I work for a charity in the UK, the Samaritans, whose mission statement is to reduce the number of deaths by suicide.  We aim to do this by giving people space and time to discuss and explore their feelings of distress and despair confidentially, without passing judgement or giving advice. Whilst doing this, I wonder if the activity is somewhat pointless if my statement above is true.  I will continue to do the work as I think it has benefit to people who call and are not suicidal, just going through a lot of difficulty with no-one to talk to about it.

Thank you for your work Neale.  I try to live by the wisdom of your writings and where possible, direct others towards it.

Yours sincerely,
Chris H, UK.

 
 

Neale Responds:


My dear Chris.....No activity that provides a service and offers help to another human being in time of need is ever pointless. Indeed, if we take CWG seriously, we would suggest that the very reason (on a metaphysical level) that a person might be considering suicide could be to give you an opportunity to show up as Who You Really Are in relationship to that.

Let me clear something up, if I can. Nowhere in CWG or in Home with God is it suggested that a Soul decides AHEAD OF TIME — that is, prior to being born into a particular body in a particular incarnation. It is not my understanding, then, that suicide is "chosen by the Soul when in spirit." 

None of the events in life, none of the actions people take or the choices people make, are pre-determined by the Soul when in spirit, according to my reading and understanding of the Conversations with God material. Such an arrangement would obviate or eliminate the possibility and the reality of moment-to-moment Free Will — and it is the in-the-moment exercise of Free Will that is the whole purpose of life and the process through which we decide and declare, announce and fulfill, express and experience Who We Really Are.

It is quite true that we may choose the circumstances of our life — the parents we will have, the country we will live in, the conditions of our physicality (race, gender, physical or mental challenges, etc.) — but as I understand it, we do not choose ahead of time what we will do with, or how we will respond to, those circumstances. It is rather like an artist who chooses the paints he will place on his palette ahead of time, but does not decide what picture he will paint with them until he picks up his brush and approaches the canvas.

It is true, in my understanding, that no Soul dies at a time or in a way that is not of its choosing — but this not mean that the choice was made before birth, while the Soul was in spirit. It means that no action taken by any person in any moment of life is an action taken against that person’s will. Every act is an act of will. This includes, I am told, the act of dying. Death happens through us, not to us (even though exterior conditions — war, crime, accidents, illness, etc. — may surely make it seem as though our death occurred against our will.)

My understanding is that nothing can occur against our will, given Who and What We Really Are. (That is, Divine.)

Yet if a person is deeply sad and seriously contemplating suicide, the service of being with that person in a loving, compassionate, gentle way — a way that produces more clarity and greater understanding regarding the Soul’s entire purpose for being here, and for co-creating the present set of circumstances which are the cause of current depression — is a gift of inestimable value from one Soul to another...one that could alter the course and direction of an entire life for a person who may be temporarily lost in the labyrinth of life’s turmoils and have forgotten the true choices that are open to him or her.

Far from being pointless, your activity may have been the whole point of the experience.

Thank you for your question, Chris. May you experience the love that is God, descending upon you now, residing within you eternally, and flowing through you freely to all those whose lives you touch.

With my very best thoughts,


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December 29-31, 2018

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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. And this year, it is a more powerful time than ever. Look around you. Look at what is going on in your life. Then look at what is going on all over the world. When you make an assessment of all this, you will understand why Neale has created a brand new topic for this CWG retreat: DEALING WITH CHANGE; COPING WITH CALAMITY.  

This timely end-of-year retreat is designed to move you to clarity on how you may employ spiritual tools to help you mentally and emotionally cope with all that is happening around the globe — with leaders on the world stage loudly and belligerently threatening to destroy each other, with global warming whipping up storms to a level we have never seen before, and with social and political issues dividing people more profoundly and disturbingly than ever — to say nothing of the shifting conditions in our personal lives. Using the eye-opening messages of Conversations with God as a source and a reference point, these three days could bring you closer to inner peace than you have been in a very long time.

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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 2019.

This is not a typical "workshop," with lots of dyads and breakout groups and "circle-ups"... This is a spiritual renewal retreat, consisting of quiet conversation, gentle spiritual invitations, and highly personal interactive exchanges 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 special messages of the spiritual books that have changed the world.

And, after a 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, strengthened by new decisions regarding personal choices and the creating of new inner realities in the year ahead.

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