CwG Quotes "You don't always get what you ask, but you always get what you create. Creation follows thought, which follows perception. "

- Conversations with God Book 3


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Daily Thought


Worry is the activity of a mind which does not understand its connection with Me

- Book One p 188




Bulletin #830


December 7, 2018

The Christmas Spirit:
An article written by Neale in December 2003

A Note from Neale

My dear friends...

Christmas has always been a magical time for me. From the earliest days of my childhood it has represented a kind of transcending joy that overtakes my whole body, and, indeed, my whole life.

And it wasn't just because of the presents, either. Sure, getting gifts at Christmas made an impression on me as a child, there's no question about it. But there was something else going on, too. Something was "in the air," and I could feel it.

I remember thinking, as a small boy, how different people were at holiday time. They seemed more cheerful somehow. More understanding, more accepting — and more forgiving, too.

Once, in a department store somewhere deep into December, I broke something. I don't even remember what it was, but I will always remember the clerk's reaction.

"Oh, that's okay, sonny, don't cry. It's okay. No harm done. We'll just get this right out of the way, and no one will worry about it. Merry Christmas, sweetheart. Merry Christmas!"

If that had been the 30th of August my parents would have been called and I would have been given "what for" about that. My Dad would have had to pay, and it would have been taken out of my allowance for a year.

So what is it that happens to us for three weeks in December that turns us into incredibly warm-hearted human beings? And what can we do to make it last past January 3rd?

"I wish it could be Christmas all year long!" I remember saying when I was seven. And, of course, it wasn't the event that I wanted to see continue, it was the spirit.

So, what could cause that spirit to continue?

Well, first, I think we'd have to change the basis of The Christmas Story itself. Now this is something that some people may not want to hear, but the Christmas Story in its secular form will not heal the world. It has not and it will not, and that should by now be clear to any objective observer.

I know that this may come as blasphemy right here at the beginning of the Christmas season, but I think it is something that humanity has to face.

No religion that claims to be the One True Religion, and no path that is proclaimed the Only Path, can lead the whole of humanity to an experience of itself AS a whole. And unless we can experience ourselves as One, we will have missed the point of all religions.

The reason that Christmas has such a wonderful effect on so much of humanity in the Western world, at least, is not because it commemorates the birth of the one being said to be the Savior of all mankind, but because it gives birth again in our hearts to a thought, an idea, which we instantly recognize as the only thought that can save humankind: Peace on Earth, good will to men.

It is the Christmas wish, it is the Christmas promise, that unites us, not the secular, separating Christmas Story.

And so, perhaps it is time to do the unthinkable. Perhaps it is time to create a new Christmas Story. This can be the story of the birth of the baby Jesus, born to Mary and Joseph in a manger under the star of Bethlehem, the angels of heaven rejoicing at his coming, the kings of the orient traveling from afar at news of his birth, and Heaven proclaiming for all to hear, The Son of God has been born this day, who will bring to the earth a new awareness that you are all Sons and Daughters of God.

This wondrous Son shall proclaim that none of you can ever be apart from God because you are all Sons and Daughters of God. His life shall be a testimony to that truth, as shall yours, should you follow his example.

Love and Hugs,

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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:

How do we help teenagers who are 'going astray'?

Reader question:

Dear Neale... How do I help my troubled teen niece spiritually? We have a major crisis involving her in a possible bad cult????? I am a devout reader of yours and I love everything that you write and I have a knowing in my heart and soul of the truth you write of. I want to use that to show her how to find herself again. It is in all of us, and I need more guidance. Medical care hasn't worked. It's her soul. Please help. Thank you. 



Neale Responds:

Dear Dawn...Thank you for writing to me. Your teenage niece is going through a very typical process for persons her age: the struggle for individual identity. Ironically, many young people fight to gain an individual identity by joining a GROUP. This is because the group gives them an identity other than the identity they've been carrying around for years from their family of origin — which they recognize not as THEIR identity, but as an identity which has been, in a sense, forced upon them. Young people will do anything to throw off this identity (even if they wind up trying to find it again and picking it up again when they turn 30!).  

Joining a group that is as far away, in terms of its beliefs, from the young person's family of origin is one of the fastest ways of achieving, actually, two aims: (1) create a new identity; and (2) still have a "family." In this case, the group substitutes for the family, playing the same role in the life of the young person by giving that person a sense of belonging, a sense that others are around who care, and a sense of not being alone in the world.

Nobody wants to be alone in the world. Young people do, however, want to "get away from" the identity that has been given to them (whether they wanted it or not) from birth. This is right and good, for every person must ultimately find themselves, and even if they return to their childhood family's identity, they will do so by choice, not by chance, and that will make all the difference.

So the first thing that you can do to help your niece through this difficult period is to understand exactly what is going on here. This is a period that she must go through if she is to grow into a fully self-empowered person. So whatever you do, I would advise you and others who are around her not to make her "wrong" for what she is doing or how she is acting. Rather, encourage her. That's right, encourage her. Invite her to look deeply, very deeply, at what she is doing, and why. Invite her to keep asking two questions: Is this who I am? And...Is this the highest and best I can be?

Then, invite her to ask two more questions. Tell her, these are the key questions of life. There will never be two more important questions. Here they are:

Where am I going?

Who is going with me?

NOW...Dawn...and this is terribly important...tell your niece, "Sweetheart, these two questions I have just given you must NEVER BE ASKED IN INVERTED ORDER. You must always ask and answer the first question first. If you change the order of the questions and ask the second question first, you will wind up going where you go in your life because of the company you keep, rather than keeping the company that you keep because of where you are going.

This is not a small matter. People who decide on companions first, before they decide on direction, often never choose a real direction for themselves, or, if they do, they often never get to follow their inner direction and their inner dreams because the people with whom they are traveling through life do not create the space for that to happen.

So invite your niece to ask herself these questions, Dawn. And, of course, do all that you can to assist her on a spiritual level. Send her good energies every day. Include her in your prayers and meditations.  You might even write her a short note, or send her a card, with encouraging and accepting thoughts..."You are special," "You are extraordinary..." etc.

Finally, you may find it a wonderful idea to tell your niece about Conversations with God for TEENS, the CwG book for younger people, available from Hampton Roads Publishing or from our website. This text includes questions and answers directly related to the daily life of teenagers.

I wish you well, Dawn, and thank you again for writing.


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A very special moment for reflection on the past year

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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.  

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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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