CwG Quotes "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. "

- Conversations with God Book 3

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The Annual Year-End Holiday Retreat

12/29/19-12/31/19

CWG on Relationships

3/27/20-3/29/20

 

 

 

Daily Thought

 

Remember always that yours is a world of Illusion, that nothing you see is real, and that you may use the illusion to bring you a grand experience of the Ultimate Reality. Indeed, that is what you have come here to do. You are living in a dream of your own creation. Let if be the dream of a lifetime, for that is exactly what it is. You donít always get what you ask, but you always get what you create. Creation follows thought, which follows perception.

- Book Three p 117

 

 

 

Bulletin #851

 

May 3, 2019



Never Give Up on Life's Dream



A Note from Neale


Hello, Everyone...

You must never give up.

No matter how hopeless it might seem, you must never give up Love's Dream.

And no, it is not required that living The Dream must hurt. If it hurts, you are not living The Dream, you are living a nightmare and calling it a dream, hoping that it will become one.

Stop it. Stop the struggling. The Dream has no struggle in it. If you are struggling, you are not living The Dream.

Now "struggle" does not mean the small discomforts or the once-in-a-while feelings of not-okayness that are encountered by any two people who have chosen to be together intimately. It does not mean the little differences that from time to time have to be worked out. "Struggle" means just that: struggle. Ongoing difficulty. Frequent and recurring and serious discord, disharmony, disagreement.

"Struggle" means that things that ought to be simple become complex, moments which could easily be serene erupt into turmoil. Nervousness replaces excitement, sadness replaces bliss, walking on eggshells replaces walking on clouds.

You are struggling in your relationship when wariness overcomes eagerness, when pain pushes happiness out of the room...and when this happens often. Not once in a while. Not now and then. Often.

One can't ever fully relax anymore. Just when it seems like, well, this isn't so bad, I can make this work...boom...the door slams, the bomb drops, the sweetness crashes and reveals itself to be not the stuff of sturdiness that can be counted on, but an oh-so-fragile thing that cannot withstand even the gentle touch of intimacy.

I am asked, more than any other single question about relationship: When is it time to leave? When is it time to quit?

I am asked: How do I know I am not supposed to be here, learning something? How do I know that this is not all for my own good, my own evolution? How do I know that I am not just "giving up" – again...?

I am asked: What does it take to make "love" work? And I answer, "Love should not be work. Love should be play. It should feel playful and joyful, not stressful."

The intimate relationships in many people's lives have not been long lasting. Happily Ever After has not been a universal (or even a common) experience. Indeed, it must sometimes seem to many that there is just no way to do this thing called Relationship and do it well.

People look in the mirror and ask, "Is it only me who has not been given the necessary equipment? It is only me who lacks sufficient understanding? It is only me who falls short on willingness or commitment or determination or skill or patience or selflessness or whatever-in-the-world-it-takes to make Happily Ever After work?"

Or is it that human beings are simply chasing an impossible dream? Is The Dream of real and lasting and wonderfully joyful love nothing but a fantasy that can never be fulfilled?

No. I don't believe that. And I believe that people who have tried and tried and failed have, at least, the opportunity to learn from their experience. There is no such thing as a lost cause. Love's Dream can be lived. That is God's promise.

There are couples who have lived it, who have made it to the Promised Land. Some found each other early in life, some found each other later, after much trial and error with others. All has not been perfect on their journey, all has not been smiles and laughter in every moment. But much of it has been. And all of it has been worth it. Every minute has been worth it.

There are those who say you have to "work" at relationship. Anything worth having is worth working for, the mantra goes. Okay. Fair enough. But this should be the kind of "work" that feels soooo good to do. Like Barbra Streisand singing. Like Richard Gere dancing. Like Nancy Kerrigan on ice. Like Anna Pavlova and Vaslav Nijinsky and Mikhail Baryshnikov in ballet shoes. Like Warren Spahn throwing a baseball. Yes, there's work involved...but oh, the joy of it, the sheer joy of it!

Yes, love — real love, true love, lasting love — may be "work," but it should be a work of art. It should be something you love to do. A wise person once said, "May you always love the loving you are doing."

Look at your relationship right now. Are you loving the loving you are doing?

If you love the loving you are doing, it is not "work" in the sense of being a struggle. It is a joy. Working to create something is very much different from working to hold something together. Everyone who has done both knows the difference. You can feel the difference, and no one has to tell you what is going on.

It has to do with effort and ease.

You know if, in your relationship, you are at a place of effort or if you are at ease.

Barbra Streisand sings effortlessly. The breathless grace of Nancy Kerrigan is effortless. That is precisely what makes it breathless grace. This is not to say that no "work" went into it. Surely it did. But joy came out of it. Work went in, and joy came out. When work goes in and joy does not come out, then "work" has become "effort."

This is the state of many relationships.

When is enough enough?

That question cannot be answered by anyone other than the person asking it. But the question rarely goes without answer. The issue is not whether the person asking the question KNOWS the answer, but whether the person HEEDS it.

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:


Reader question:


Dear Neale,

I have read three of your books and agree with much of what is written. How do parents cope when children have sex without inhibitions, get pregnant and the partner is not willing to support them, and society is not set up so that older people can take over the bringing up of the children?

We are in this situation with our beautiful, loving daughter who cannot cope with bringing up three children on her own. Sex has not proved to be a joyful, happy, playful experience for her, or her family. How can we put the CwG suggestions into practice to help change her world?

Natali

 
 

Neale Responds:


Dear Natali,

Sex and pregnancy do not have to go hand in hand. In this day and age, there are many means by which the two can be separated. In addition, it is important to point out that whenever CwG speaks about the joys of sexual pleasure, it speaks in terms of responsible sex. "Uninhibited" sex does not mean "irresponsible" sex. Indeed, it means just exactly the opposite. Only when total responsibility has been taken can partners truly feel totally uninhibited.

Taking responsibility means, among other things, finding out ahead of time if both partners in the sexual experience are willing to take responsibility for whatever outcomes may occur. If the answer is "no," simply stay out of intimate contact. Taking responsibility also means taking every possible precaution to avoid pregnancy, if pregnancy is not a desired outcome. With due respect to your daughter, Natali, I find myself wondering whether she and her partner(s?) took these steps.

Finally, Natali, if they did take these steps, and an unwanted pregnancy resulted nevertheless, there was always the option of placing the baby up for adoption. There are thousands of people around the world who are standing in line right now for babies. Your daughter, for whatever reasons, apparently decided not to exercise this or other options, but to raise all of the children she has birthed.

I hope that I do not appear to be simplifying a very delicate and difficult challenge that your daughter is facing, but I would like to gently suggest that the problem was not how joyful, playful or uninhibited her sexual experiences were, but, rather, how clear she was about her decisions regarding pregnancy and children both before and after those experiences.

Now, you have asked, "How can we put the CwG suggestions into practice to help change her world?" My answer would be to, first, resist the temptation to place anyone else at "fault" here. Everybody had a role to play in the creation of the present circumstances, and everyone played their role. There are no victims and no villains here.

This understanding alone will change much of the energy of hopelessness and helplessness that stops life from being joyous. That is, of course, the goal. That life be joyous. And then, that the joy we experience be passed on, to help create a more joyful world.

Your daughter, and you, can be the source of Joy for all of the world you touch. Your daughter can cope with bringing up three children on her own. Others have done it. It is a question of attitude, of intent, of determination. And of faith. Faith in life and faith in God.

If your daughter has faith that all things have turned out and turned up in her life for the highest good of all concerned, she will embark on each day with a remarkably different attitude. She will develop a very real love of life, no matter how hard it is, and a very real friendship with God. This, in turn, will draw to her what all positive thinkers draw to themselves: great energy and surprising resources. Even miracles.

I strongly encourage both you and your daughter to read (don't laugh now, I'm serious about this) The Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale. I'm sure you can get it at any library. It is a bit traditional in its theology, but its overarching messages are clear — and it is powerful. I further recommend Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting, by Lynn Grabhorn. It discusses the astonishing power of feelings. Thanks for writing, Natali. I hope this has been of some help.

Many blessings,



NOTE: If you would like to write a Letter to the Editor of this Bulletin, simply send an e-mail to Neale@NealeDonaldWalsch.com, with “Letter to the Editor” in the subject line. Neale occasionally uses messages from other sources in this column.

 

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CWG on Relationships
 

August 9-11, 2019

A 3-day exploration of the most meaningful aspect of every life
with CWG messenger Neale Donald Walsch


"There is no more important aspect of anyone's life than the human interaction we call 'relationship.' Without an important relationship with something or someone, we are nothing." This statement comes directly out of the Conversations with God dialogue. It is only through our relationship with those we love — including, hopefully, ourselves — that we can express and experience the wondrous joy of life.

Neale Donald Walsch is once again presenting a full-scale spiritual renewal retreat focused specifically on the subject of relationship. He is doing so again now, in response to the many requests he has received from CWG readers to share his understanding of how the messages of these extraordinary dialogues may be effectively applied to what can be for many among the most challenging experiences in life: their relationships with their Significant Other, with their children and other family members, and even with their bosses or colleagues at work.

Neale will work in a direct and very personal way to help members of the group deal in a new way with whatever frustrations or circumstances that may now be facing them — as well as to create the relationship of which every person dreams, and how to transform a present relationship into a joyous, fulfilling, and rewarding experience. You're invited to join us for three days and evenings that could alter your experience of relationship forever for the better.

DATES: Friday, August 9th through Sunday, August 11th, 2019.

FLEX-PRICING DETAILS: We are happy to share our Flexible Pricing Options for this and other similar workshops. All you have to do is select the price that you feel is most appropriate to you given the value you place on such a program and your own financial means.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE: All of the proceeds made from this event, after the considerable costs of presenting it, will go back into bringing the CWG messages into the world.

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This Flex-Price Plan is our response to the economic conditions that have affected many people around the world. We know that everyone will be fair in determining what payment is appropriate for them. Please keep in mind that your personal travel, food and lodging expenses must be paid by you.

We can offer these flex-pricing options for our programs, but we cannot, of course, ask airlines, hotels, and restaurants to offer you their services for greatly reduced prices, or for free.

SCHOLARSHIPS: By instituting the Flex-Pricing Options we have eliminated the need to offer partial scholarships, because a person can now self select an appropriate price option that is a fraction of the full ticket value. For those who feel they still require a "full ride" scholarship, we have instituted a special wait list to our Annual No Fee retreat. Those who sign up for this wait list will receive the No Fee Retreat announcement email 24 hours before the general public, thus giving this wait list a chance to register before this fast-filling retreat hits capacity (which it typically does in 24-36 hours). You can join that wait list HERE.


LOCATION: The event is held in Medford, Oregon, at the Rogue Regency Inn & Suites. Hotel accommodations are not included in the regular price of the conference registration. There are rooms available in the facility where the retreat is taking place (the Rogue Regency Inn & Suites) at the discounted rate of $89/night for single or double occupancy. For reservations, please call 541-770-1234 and request the "Conversations with God" group rate. To receive this group rate, reservations must be made well in advance. Persons reserving rooms very near the program start date will be quoted the hotel's regular room rate.

The Rogue Regency features a full service restaurant offering vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare, beauty salon, barbershop, massage therapist, indoor heated pool, spa, terry bathrobes and feather pillows in all guest rooms, with optional two-room suites with hot tub and fireplace at a slightly higher price, plus free transportation to and from the Medford Airport (MFR), five minutes away. Call them to arrange pick up: 541-770-1234.

PROGRAM AGENDA: Times are approximate. This is a rough schedule and subject to change.

PLEASE NOTE: We gently ask that persons attending this retreat plan to attend every session from beginning to end, leaving the room only during regular break and meal times.  Persons who miss an entire session of the retreat will miss so much of its content that it will be extremely difficult to reenter the program beneficially.  Therefore, if your health circumstance makes it not possible for you to be in the room for three-hour sessions, this retreat may be too rigorous for you.

          Friday
9:00am: Onsite event check-in at the hotel

10am - 12:30pm: Morning session with Neale

12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch break

2:00pm - 5:30pm: Afternoon session with Neale

5:30pm - 7:00pm: Dinner break

7:00pm - 10:00pm: Evening session with Neale

          Saturday
9am - 12:30pm: Morning session with Neale

12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch break

2:00pm - 5:30pm: Afternoon session with Neale

5:30pm - 7:00pm: Dinner break

7:00pm - 10:00: pm Evening session with Neale

          Sunday
9am - 12:30pm: Morning session with Neale

12:30pm - 2pm: Lunch break

2pm - 5pm: Final session and conclusion to this marvelous event

For more program information, contact Will Richardson at
 1-352-442-2244 (in Oregon, USA Pacific Time) or ndwsupport@gmail.com

CANCELLATION POLICY: Payment is required in full at time of registration. A cancellation fee of 35% of the amount you choose in the Flex-Plan will be charged for cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the event start date. NO REFUND CAN BE ISSUED if you cancel LESS THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT START DATE, as we will have held a place for you, and it will be in most cases too late for others to book your space. We know that you understand.

 


 


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Have you been looking for a way to implement the Conversations with God messages more fully into your daily experience? Do you love the CWG books but could use some one-on-one help applying their highest guidance in your life? Would you simply like to have someone in your life to share this profound material with? Then Wisdom that Works: The CWG Online School is for you! 

Neale Donald Walsch invited Annie Sims to create this program and work with you online to assist you. Annie has personally trained with Neale since 2005. She serves as secretary/treasurer of the Conversations with God Foundation, as co-facilitator of a bi-weekly CWG Spiritual Study Group in Los Angeles, and as one of five CWG Life Coaches personally chosen by Neale. She shares in a light-hearted way many stories of how she has used the concepts to transform her life as well as many of the seemingly miraculous events she’s experienced along the way. Annie is a firm believer in how the CWG books have changed her life for the better, and she loves sharing how you too can use it.

The Wisdom that Works curriculum covers Conversations with God’s 25 core concepts in three learning levels:

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Each learning level consists of eight lessons, and each lesson is followed by Self-Reflection Questions and Action Steps. You post your answers online, then Annie posts back with feedback on your work, gently guiding you in using that lesson’s concept and fine-tuning your comprehension of it.

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Neale's newest book:


Conversations with God:
Book 4 ~ Awaken the Species


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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