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I tell you this: The purpose of life is not to please God. The purpose of life is to know, and to recreate, Who You Are.

- Book Two p 41

 

 

 

Bulletin #823

 

October 19, 2018


Detaching From Attachments
Letting go of my "story"



A Note from Neale


My dear friends...

Often I have made the statement that "All suffering is the result of attachment. All attachment is the result of a mistaken notion of who and what we are and of why we are here upon the earth."

I then go on to say, "It is not easy to stay away from attachments." And it isn't... unless it is.

What makes it easy for us to detach from the people, places, and events filling our lives is a deep awareness of Who We Are and what our purpose is in living this life. Conversations with God has made this clear to me. In no uncertain terms it was brought home to me that I am not my body. My body is not something that I am, it is something I have.

I want to tell you that I am very attached to my body, and that it is not easy for me to understand that I am something other than that. This idea that I exist — the "I" of "me" that "I am" — quite apart and separate from the body is a notion that feels completely foreign to my experience... except when it does not. I have had moments in my life when it has been remarkably clear to me that my body is nothing more than a tool that I use in the creation of my in-the-moment experience. Yet these moments have been the exception rather than the rule. In most of the moments of my life I have walked around thinking that the body I have is the "I" that is Me.

When I am residing in a place of sufficient wisdom to understand that this is not true, other people who live with me and near me tell me that I have shifted to an altered state of consciousness. This is exactly what we have to do if we wish to move to a place in which we are less attached to things that are exterior to the Self. We must shift into an altered state of consciousness. We must move to a place of higher awareness. We must elevate and expand our experience of who we are.

When I know who I really am and when I deeply understand what I am doing here, I find myself more and more detached from the people, places, and events of my day-to-day physical life. The life that exists outside of my Inner Self is magnetic. It pulls and draws me to it. It vacuums me up and sucks me into it. Soon, I get lost in the labyrinth and I cannot find my way out.

Until I can.

What causes me to see what is true and to emerge from the maze is the elevation of my observation. I literally rise above the landscape of my present moment, looking down on it from a far and distant place, seeing myself in it but not of it. To be "in the world but not of it" is the goal of every spiritual seeker. It is the place where every spiritual master resides.

I will use any device at my disposal, any tool within reach, to achieve this elevation of observation. I will read. I will write. I will talk. I will listen. I will walk through the moment. I will sit still within it. I will pray, I will meditate, cogitate, ruminate; I will chant, I will sing, I will dance, I will laugh, I will cry; I will do whatever it takes to send myself to a new place, a place where I can be free of the fear that being human has foisted upon me.

Now here's the thing...

I like my attachments. So I've got to find a way to be selective about the things that I detach from. At least at the beginning. At least at first. I think that if I try to become detached from everything all at one time I will put myself in a very bad place. I will either distance myself from the heart of who I am, or I will fall apart with grief at all that it feels as if I have "lost."

So I've got to make a list of all the things that I'm attached to — and that is going to be a very long list, indeed. And I've got to decide what it is that I want to detach from first. To be honest, I think I've already decided. I think I want to detach, first, from all of my dramas, all of my "stories," all of my false thoughts about life and how it is, and, most of all, from all of my need to stay hidden — and to use fibs and lies as a means of doing so.

Put another way, I think that I have to become totally transparent. This is about complete visibility. This is about living in integrity. What I have to detach from is my manufactured "story" about who I am and what I want, then begin living life from a place of absolute authenticity. What I'm discovering is that I have been unbelievably attached to my "idea" about myself, and anything that runs counter to that idea or contradicts it in anyway I rush to hide or to cover up with a "little white lie."

So for me detachment begins with the promise of authenticity. For I must not only be detached from the idea that I have about myself, but also from the idea that you have about me. I said that this was the beginning of detachment, but it seems to me as I hear myself thinking about this that it is actually the ultimate in detachment. So perhaps, in this sense, the beginning is the end and the end is the beginning. And, as with everything else in life, the entire process is a circle.

In any event, that's where I need to begin my process of detachment. I've got to detach from my dramas, detach from my stories, and, most important of all, detached from my Manufactured Self... so that I can reveal my True Self to the "me" that is Me, at last.

Shakespeare said, and he was right: "To thine own self be true and it shall follow as the night, the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."

love and hugs,



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Letters to Neale:


Some Answers PLEASE?


Reader question:


Dear Mr. Walsch,


I've been asking our Father for guidance & the answer is always that I should write to you so that others will share in the answers. 



I was raised by a self-proclaimed Pentecostal preacher who sexually abused me. I spent 20 years living a destructive lifestyle, often trying suicide. It was on one of these attempts I believe I met God. Six years ago, I tried to kill my stepfather and had a complete breakdown. I was put in a mental hospital and diagnosed as manic-depressive. I then began to notice how many mental patients are terrified of not just the devil, but of God. 



I have been mentally stable since reading (many times) CwG, Books 1 & 2 and now try to help the mentally ill. My husband and I meet thousands of people every year (we move every couple of months), mostly of Southern Baptist and Pentecostal persuasion. I have to be honest, most of these people get mad when I talk about CwG , but they always come back with questions—questions I'm not able to answer. I've been fortunate to be able to share CwG with so many and have seen people change their lives completely, thanks to you and our Father. But I need to know the answers. 



Now for the questions. If there's no sin, what did Jesus die for? How do we explain people who have near death experiences and claim they went to hell? If the Bible isn't all true, what parts do we study? Are we supposed to still pay tithes? I was taught to pay tithes to the place where you're taught. Are you set up to receive tithes? I look foolish when I can't answer these questions, from other people, and possibly hurt the person's chances of knowing our Father. 



How do I discover my purpose? I know the Father ruined my suicide attempts for a reason. Is sharing enough? How can I do more to help? 



name withheld by request

 
 

Neale Responds:


Dear Friend,

Let's take your questions one at a time.

If there's no sin, what did Jesus die for?

Jesus died and rose again so that we might know the truth about him, and hence, about us. His act was meant as a demonstration of Who We Really Are. Every act is an act of self definition. That is true for you, and it was true for Jesus. Jesus was a divine master who possessed absolute understanding of the truth, about himself and about God. He wished to share this truth with all the world. Thus, he said "I and the Father are one." He also proclaimed us to be his brothers, and was heard to ask, "Have I not said, 'Ye are gods'?" With regard to his miracles, he said, "Why are you so amazed? These things, and more, will you do also."

Jesus did not die for our sins, but rather, to demonstrate that we are sinless. We were made in the image and likeness of God, and Jesus kept trying to tell us so. But few believed him. He knew that only a real demonstration of Godliness could prove convincing. Well, he convinced many people that he is God, all right, but quite a few missed the point that we are all the same thing. We started worshiping him, and that wasn't what he intended.

How do we explain people that have near death experiences who claim they went to hell?

God says we will experience in the first moments after "death" whatever we expect to experience. If we are afraid we will "go to hell"; we will create that outcome in our reality. We need not worry, however, because we will only experience our self-created "hell" until we don't want to anymore, until we don't believe in it anymore. That's the moment we end the present experience. Incidentally, it's very much the same way here on earth. We can think we are in a living hell, and then we can change our perception about it, and the entire experience changes for us.

If the Bible isn't all true, what parts do we study?

Study any parts you wish to study. If you could only study stuff that's "true," that would leave out half the history books and social studies texts you read in school, and most of the newspaper articles written today. Read the Bible as often as you like, and go within with each reading to ask yourself what is true for you. Do the same with Conversations with God or any other book of spiritual wisdom.

Are we supposed to still pay tithes? I was taught to pay tithes to the place where you're taught. Are you set up to receive tithes?

You are not "supposed" to do anything. Who would do the "supposing?" Tithing is a very effective means of increasing your financial abundance, for that which you give to another, you give to yourself. If you demonstrate yourself to be abundant, you will experience yourself being abundant. That is why most spiritual movements and nearly all religions encourage tithing in one form or another... Not because it is "good" to tithe, but because what goes out comes back to you. And yes, The ReCreation Foundation, which is a non-profit organization, does receive tithes each month from people all over the world who choose to contribute to what they consider to be a source of spiritual inspiration.

How do I discover my purpose?

You cannot "discover" your purpose. CwG says life is not a process of discovery, it is a process of creation. You have no purpose until you assign yourself one. Who else would give you one? God? And, having given you one, would He then keep it a secret from you? Here is a great wisdom: We are waiting for God to show us our purpose, and God is waiting for us to show Him our purpose.

I know the Father ruined my suicide attempts for a reason. Is sharing enough? How can I do more to help?

There is nothing you need do to help, because nobody needs your help. There is only one reason to do anything: to announce and declare, express and experience, fulfill and become Who You Really Are. Does sharing your wisdom and your help with others give you an experience of Who You Are? Then do that. If it does not, then don't do it, because you will only wind up resenting it anyway, and that will help no one.

My friend, read CwG over again, because all of the answers are in there. Everything I've said here is in the CwG books. There is no need to convince anyone of any of this. All people come to the truth when they are ready. Just watch and wait. "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." Wait for the "student" to be ready.

Many blessings,


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