CwG Quotes "Envy is the natural emotion that makes you want to do it again; to try harder; to continue striving until you succeed. "

- Conversations With God Book 3





Daily Thought


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 #827


November 16, 2018

Desire Is the Key

A Note from Neale

Part 4 in this series...
(Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here)

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My dear friends...

As you know, Conversations with God tells us that we are three-part beings, made up of Body, Mind, and Soul. Three weeks ago in this space we began to explore together the pathway to the Soul. I am motivated to embark on this exploration with you because I get many questions about the Soul, and how to "get there." If you missed earlier installments in this series, I hope you will go back and read them.

Okay, so I have said that the first step in this process is a willingness to shift. We have to consent — as individuals, and ultimately, as a species — to undertake explorations of the realms outside the Mind...and to embrace as at least possible some of our findings there.

If the first step is Willingness, the second step is Desire. You can be "willing" to make dinner tonight, but if you don't have the desire to get up, go into the kitchen, start grabbing stuff out of the refrigerator and throwing things together in the pan in a flash of creativity, your willingness will produce meager best.

You can be willing to go to the opera, but if you don't have the desire to get up, get dressed, get into the car and head to the opera house, you'll fall asleep before the curtain drops.

You can be willing to make love, but if you don't have the desire, there's a high likelihood that you won't have the blissful experience of Oneness with your Beloved for which the moment was designed.

Likewise, you can be willing to make the shift from your Mind to your Soul, but if you don't have the desire, you'll probably produce meager results at best. You may even fall back asleep even as you are seeking to wake up. And there is a high likelihood that you won't have the blissful experience of Oneness with your Beloved for which the moment was designed.

So Desire is essential in the matter of Personal Transformation. Desire is the key. Desire, not Demand. You cannot "demand" transformation. You cannot "demand" clarity or wisdom or insight or understanding or awareness or consciousness of love.

Desire is the essence of God's energy. God demands nothing, God requires nothing of the human race. Yet God desires much for the human race. It is not what God demands of us, but what God desires for us, that should fuel the engine of our experience. When you do something because someone demands it, you are doing it out of fear. When you do something because someone desires it, you are doing it out of love.

When you do something because you desire it, you are doing it out of love for your Self.

So if you do not have a deep desire to shift from Mind-based living to Soul-based living, all the willingness in the world will not be of much help to you.

What causes Desire to be present? That's a good question. As I said, you can't demand or command it to be present. Desire is present when Desire is present, and it's not when it's not. Yet there are some ways, it seems to me, to cultivate Desire.

And we will continue this exploration in this space next week!

Love & Hugs,

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Letters to Neale:

How Can I Live My Life?

Reader question:

Hello, Neale.

Why I am e-mailing you is that I am severely depressed and I am going through some tough times. I don't what else to do. I am constantly looking for advice as to how I can start living my life. I had established a relationship with God 4 months ago and I've been learning a lot. I want to be able to experience the joys of life and just live my life and fulfill my purpose that God wants me to do. Any advice is appreciated.

In Christ,


Neale Responds:

My Dear Alex...

The best advice I can give you about how to start living your life is to do just that — start living YOUR life, rather than the life that someone else has been wanting you to live. This could be your parents, your present life partner, your boss, even your religion or your society in general.

In his wonderful play Hamlet, William Shakespeare wrote: "This above all: To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night, the day, thou cannot then be false to any man." 

It has taken me most of my life to learn that, and even in recent years I have not practiced what I have worked so hard to learn. Perhaps now and then, but not nearly as much as would heal my wounds, make my life effective, stop me from hurting others, bring me to inner peace at last.

Being true to myself used to be fearful, you see. The fear was that, by doing so, I would lose you. You, capital 'Y', whoever you were that I didn't want to lose at the moment. The cast changed, but the plot remained the same. Don't Leave Me, the play was called — and the opening speech?  "Whatever you do, don't leave me. I'll do anything to stop you from leaving me." 

I am now, finally, making a real effort to put that script down. I am finally going to the keyboard of my life and writing a new scene in this life play of mine. I am finally willing to learn how to be alone.

This has taken me all of my life. I have been playing out the same plot from the same script since I was four years old.

The fear of being alone is not only mine. It is a natural fear, in a way "built into" humans, for we understand that We Are All One, that Unity is the Essential Nature of our being, and that Separation is the falsehood. And so the experience of separation sends us reeling, reeling, like someone who has fallen into an Alice in Wonderland world, where everyone is saying that what is "so" is not so, and that what is not "so" is so. We have dropped down the rabbit hole and we don't know how to climb out.

Unless we do.

God is the way out. Ultimately Reality awaits us there, in the arms of God. Yet to embrace God, we must embrace ourselves — for we are One and the Same. We must love ourselves exactly the way we are. We must tell ourselves that it is okay just to be us; just to be who, and how, we are. We must tell ourselves that we are perfect, in the very way we are "showing up" today. There is nothing to be fixed, nothing to be corrected, nothing to be improved. We must understand that the path we are taking, and the way we are taking it, is perfect.

This is what I have been told in my conversations with God. This is what I teach. Yet these can feel like empty words in a world in which everyone rises up all around us to tell us exactly what it is that we are doing "wrong."

Oh, and we so want to please them, all these other beings who people our lives, who know better than we about almost everything. So we give up our inner calling, step away from our inner truth, abandon our inner desire, question our inner wisdom, and reject our inner feelings as unimportant, unhealed, or ill-informed.

We tell ourselves it is WE who "don't get it," WE who "don't know," and THEY who have all the wisdom, all the understanding, all the answers. If we would just listen to THEM — to the spouse who knows the right way to do everything, to the friend who holds all the insights, to the boss who has all the power, to all those OTHERS who seem to have it all figured out — we would at last be happy, because we would at last be doing it right.

I had long ago learned to be true to myself on unimportant matters. I had long ago ceased to worry about what others thought of my clothes or my house or my car or the person on my arm or my politics or my religion or my income level or, really, any of the stuff that occupied my thoughts and my time when I was so very young.

Only recently have I found the pathway to my highest courage, which could lead me to even search for, much less to know, understand, and live my inner truth about the smaller things — which, of course, turn out to be the largest things of all: What do I really want for my life? Where am I "settling," where am I receiving what I desire, where am I abandoning my dreams? Am I able to be myself, fully "me," in the spaces in which I have placed myself? In my relationship? In my work? In my physical location? In all the situations and circumstances in which I now find myself? 

Having placed myself right where I am, am I happy with where I have placed myself? If not, why don't I get the hell out? Literally. Why don't I get the hell out???

How much more energy am I willing to give, how much more time am I willing to spend, trying to make things better when none of the makings are there?

When will I be willing to choose Me?

These are the questions that Polonius raises in his wonderful speech in Hamlet. To thine own self be true, he advises. Ah, easier said than done, we might grumble. Yet that is the challenge, that is the invitation, that is the path.

I have found that I have hurt more people than I ever imagined I could or would in this life, and almost always it was because I did not, in the first instance, tell my own truth. I did not, as soon as I could identify them, reveal my own agendas. I did not, even as my heart pounded wildly with awareness, unveil my own hopes, fears, wants, desires, and intentions. I made them all a secret, and I made myself a prisoner as a result, isolated in a jail of my own creation.

Then, angry with myself for doing such a thing to Me, I lashed out, broke out, busted out of my self-made cell, hurting anyone who stood in my way — and who had no idea that they were in my way, since I never told anyone anything about how I was really feeling.

The irony is that I did this, I hid all this, because I didn't want to hurt others. But when all my "stuff" came boiling over, when it all came rushing out and pushing out and knocking everything over, all the scenery that I had carefully propped into place was destroyed anyway. All the people I was trying not to hurt, got hurt anyway. Worse than they ever would have if I had just come clean to begin with.

Only lately have I understood this, really understood it. Only recently have I realized in fullness the impact that it has had on my life and on the lives of others — others who I said I loved. I "loved" them so much that I hurt every single one of them. I darned near "loved them to death." I almost killed them with my love. I began to feel as if I needed to wear a sign around my neck: Befriend with extreme caution. I'm dangerous.

So now I've chosen to risk it. I've chosen to risk losing everybody and everything, by looking for, in every moment, my own truth; by creating, in my own way, my own joy; by embracing, every chance I get, my own desires; by following, without fail, my own wisdom; and by granting myself and acting on, without regret, my own authority to choose what I am choosing, be what I am being, do what I am wanting, wishing, yearning to do!

Now, Alex, a lot of people claim that they don't know what they want to do or to be. Yet I contend that they really do know, but that their awareness is buried under years of denying themselves, of not telling their truth, or of not living it — or both.

The first step here, as I see it, is to begin living your truth today, in small ways. What do you really want to do tonight? What do you really want to eat? What do you really want to wear?

Then go to the larger stuff. What are you really thinking? What you are really feeling? What are you really afraid of? What are you really wanting right now?

Finally, step fully into that. Move into the living of those truths, large and small. This is one sure way to get your life going, to get things moving again. Give yourself this gift, and it will be a new day and life for you, all year through.

Love and hugs,

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Short Takes


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You Are Invited to:

The Conversations with God
Annual Year-End Holiday Retreat


December 29-31, 2018

A very special moment for reflection on the past year

and the setting of intentions for the next year

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.

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 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.

DATES: Saturday, December 29th through Monday, December 31st, 2018.

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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?

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