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Daily Thought

 

If you are being sad, and you think positive, joyful thoughts, you will very easily `think your way` to being happy. You can move to any state of being you wish at any moment, instantly, by simply knowing it to be so, and declaring it to be so.

- Friendship with God p 251

 

 

 

Bulletin #867

 

August 23, 2019



You Are Courageous



A Note from Neale


Hello my wonderful friends...

It takes an enormous amount of courage to get through life. I never realized that it did, but it does. I mean, when I was young, it didn't seem to me that life required bravery, in particular. Determination, perhaps. Stick-to-it-iveness, perhaps. A lot of tolerance for older people who didn't understand anything at all, perhaps. But not necessarily a whole bunch of bravery.

I was wrong.

As soon as I found out what life was really all about — which wasn't until I was 50 years old, by the way — I understood very quickly that courage would be required. Yet even then, I don't think I was very clear about how much. Now I am.

What life is really all about is the journey of our soul. We are on an endless walk through time, moving from the Spiritual Realm to the Physical Realm and back again. This is a joyous journey, let me make it clear, and that is why we have created it and are taking it. The joy in the journey comes from experiencing and re-experiencing, creating and re-creating, knowing and knowing again, Who We Really Are. Yet joyful as that is, it still takes courage, because the process itself asks us and invites us to ignore virtually everything we see around us and almost everything we are experiencing inside of us. In other words, it asks us to step away from The Ten Illusions of Humans (see Communion with God).

We are now in the Physical Realm. We have come here from the Spiritual Realm. Midway between the two is the Realm of Pure Being. This is where we reunite with the Essential Essence in the moment of bliss that is described by some Eastern mystical traditions as "Nirvana." It is not necessary to wait in order to get there, however. That is, one's life in the Physical Realm does not have to be over in order for us to inhabit the Realm of Pure Being. We can achieve this bliss right now.

All of this is described in beautiful detail in the extraordinary conclusion to the Conversations with God series of books: HOME WITH GOD in a life That Never Ends. And now that I know exactly what is going on here, I can get on with my real reason for being on the earth.

This doesn't mean that my day-to-day life has to change. I don't have to change jobs. I don't have to change locations. I don't have to change my marital status. I don't have to change anything in my life that is in my life right now. What I will change, quite voluntarily, is not what I am doing in my life, but how I am doing it.

If I understand that this physical life was created for me as a means of deciding and creating, becoming and experiencing Who I Really Am and Who I Now Choose to Be, then the way I move through every moment of my life will be quite different from the way it was before I understood this. Because, you see, in every moment of my life I will be inviting myself — no, more than that...challenging myself — to become the next grandest version of the greatest vision ever I held about who I am.

If I say that I am "he who is compassionate," it will not be enough for me to simply be as compassionate as I was yesterday. As I re-create myself anew in the next golden moment of now, I will reach for the next grandest expression of compassion. I cannot be satisfied with the way I was regarding compassion last month, or last year, or in the decade before this.

If I say that I am "he who is loving," it will not be enough for me to simply be as loving as I was yesterday. As I re-create myself in the next golden moment of now, I will reach for the next grandest expression of love. I cannot be satisfied with the way I was regarding love last month, or last year, or in the decade before this. And so, too, with every aspect of Divinity that I choose to express through me, as me.

It takes great courage to move to the next level. And it produces great joy when one gets there. Ask any Olympic skater. Ask any ballet dancer. Ask any writer who has just finished a book, or any athlete who has just made the team, or any actor who has just been added to the cast. Or ask anyone at all who has strived for and achieved anything of enormous value in life.

Such as, for instance, a beautiful life-long committed relationship with another human being, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, for better or for worse, 'til death do they part.

Moving through the rocky shoals of lifelong relationship, and keeping that relationship intact, requires great courage. It is one of the most courageous things that any person can do, and surely one of the most difficult. This is true because of our lack of understanding of Who and What We Are (and, of course, of Who and What our Beloved Other is).

The same is true of one's commitment to any significant and meaningful endeavor. And imagine if we are talking about a lifelong relationship with God...and with our Highest Self (which is, of course, the same thing).

Many people move through the entirety of their lives and never have a truly meaningful and significant relationship with their own Highest Self. Many people do not even know what that is. Many people are so caught up in a false story about who they are that they miss the opportunity altogether in this lifetime to create and develop the kind of relationship with God and Self about which I am talking here.

This is not a judgment. This is simply and merely an observation. And I could be wrong. My observation may be inaccurate. But this much I can tell you. Those who do seek to create and develop the kind of relationship with God and Self that I am talking about here have learned, as have I, that it takes bravery to do so. And here is why: In the search for the higher Self, we inevitably encounter the lower self. And that is never a pretty picture.

As I encounter my lower self — which I promise you, I do every day, and sometimes in the most unexpected ways — I must call up great compassion and great love. I must learn to give these gifts to myself. And that's not an easy thing to do. I find that I am the last person that I am willing to forgive. I have made some grievous errors in my life. I have done some very unkind things. I have inflicted enormous hurt on others. I have been unbelievably selfish and enormously insensitive and uncaring. And that is only the half of it.

And as I move through my life I am deeply aware of all that I have said above, of every moment in which I have come up short, of each instance in which I failed to simply be nice, much less be grand. And so now, as I move into the last third of my life, I find that it takes great courage to face myself, to face my past, and to face the commitment that I have made within. For that commitment calls me to a higher expression and a larger experience of my True Self. And I am confronted with that choice every moment of every day.

Every time I look at myself in the mirror, I am reminded of it. Every time I look into the face of those Beloved Others who populate my life, who I have created as my companions on this journey and the co-creators of my life script, I am reminded of it. Every time I pick up a really good spiritual book, or even read articles such as this one (much less write them), I am reminded of it. Life reminds me of my commitment to life every moment of the life that I am living. That is the purpose of life — and I have only in these most recent years understood that.

So today I embark on the journey once again, asking God for Her help, knowing that He will be with me every step along the way, and praying that I may this day move closer to the goal that I have set for myself: that I might forgive myself for my yesterdays, that I might love myself in my todays, and that I might experience myself, at last, as Who I Really Am in my tomorrows.

One of my greatest joys is that I know I am not walking alone. All of you are walking with me. We are embarked on this journey together, and together, with compassion and love as our guide, we can lead each other back Home. That is our invitation, that is our opportunity, and that is our reason for encountering each other as we are in this very moment. When I understand that, this becomes The Holy Moment, and I honor it and experience it as sacred, both now and even forevermore.

And life is never again the same.

Hugs and Love,



P.S. The Holy Experience is a full-length book that you may download for free at www.nealedonaldwalsch.com (found in the "Free Content" drop-down category).

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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...

If we are creating our realities by our thoughts, words and actions, what about the victims of brutal crimes, senseless slaughters/mutilations? Do those people choose to die that way?

Alfreda, PA

 
 

Neale Responds:


My friend, Alfreda:

You have asked a very fair and penetrating question. And the issue is even larger than you have stated it. For it is not only a matter of our intentions and choices, but of God’s. I mean, is it God’s will (even if it is not ours) that these horrible things should happen? Philosophers and theologians have been trying to answer that question from the beginning of time.

Alfreda, I was given an extraordinary answer to this question when I asked it in my dialogue.

First, it was made clear to me that there are no victims and no villains in life. Now that was difficult for me, because to my eyes so many of the things we have done to each other are very cruel, very horrible, and to me the people who perpetrated these heinous crimes certainly were the “villains” of our society. Still, God said in CWG, Book 2, “I have sent you nothing but angels.” And the parable of The Little Soul and the Sun in CWG, Book 1 explains how this could be true.

That parable has been made into a wonderful children’s book of the same name by Hampton Roads. I cannot recommend it highly enough as a way for children (and adults) to better understand why, as wonderful Rabbi Lawrence Kushner puts it, “bad things happen to good people.”

In brief (re-read the CwG or children’s book material to get the full essence of this), the human soul is an aspect of divinity, choosing freely to experience life in the universe (and, as part of that experience, life on earth from time to time) as a means of recreating and experiencing itself as who it is. Now in the realm of the relative (which is the realm in which we live in the physical worlds), you cannot experience that Which You Are except in the space of that Which You Are Not. For in the absence of that Which You Are Not, that which you are — is not!

That is, Alfreda in the absence of “small,” the concept of “big” cannot be experienced. It can be imagined, but it cannot be experienced. The only way to experience a purely conceptual idea such as “big” is to experience a purely conceptual idea such as “small.” Now in very elementary terms, Alfreda, this is why God created “evil.” For in order for God to experience Itself as the all-consuming good, there had to be something called the all-consuming evil.

Of course, there was not. There was only God. God is all there was, all there is, and all there ever will be. Yet God wished to know Itself in Its own experience. This is the same wish we all have. Indeed, this “we all” I’ve just spoken of is God Itself. Every part of life is an aspect of divinity, seeking expression and experience of the divine. Yet that which is divine cannot know and experience Its own divinity except in the presence of that which is not divine. And the problem is, that which is not divine does not exist. So, since we have the power to create anything, we have simply made it up! That is to say, we have imagined it. We have literally called it forth.

Now this whole process is not one which any individual soul undertakes consciously. We set our agendas, Alfreda, long before we enter the human body. We even make agreements with other divine beings on how we might best create and experience ourselves as the aspect of divinity we choose in this lifetime. So, no, it cannot fairly be said that, at a conscious level, people choose the horrible experiences to which many of them are subjected. So what does that do to the theory that we are creating our own reality by our thoughts, words and actions? It doesn’t change it one bit.

It just explains the mechanism by which that reality comes to be experienced. As CwG carefully explains, the moment we think, say, or do a thing that initiates the process of expressing Who We Really Are, everything unlike it may come into the space. This can be necessary in order to create a context within which the experience of Self which we have chosen may be realized.

Every religion on the earth teaches forgiveness as the path to salvation. Most of them simply teach it for the wrong reason, saying that we should forgive, and leave the judging to God. Well, the news is that God will not judge, either. Would God ask us to do something that God would not do? That would be asking us to be bigger than God! Yet the reason God will never judge, and asks us not to judge, either, will be made clear to us when we return to the realm of the absolute. It is then we will understand again God’s promise: “I have sent you nothing but angels.”

I strongly recommend that you get a copy of The Little Soul and the Sun. And read it to your children — or any children with whom you come in regular contact. For if children understand this concept early, it will change the world.

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.

 

Short Takes

 


 


HURRY! NOT MUCH TIME LEFT!


You are invited to:

The HOME with God Retreat

September 13 - 15, 2019

Nothing has riveted humanity's interest more, nor has anything been more frightening or awe-inspiring, than the finality of death. For many, death has been a closed-door subject. Perhaps for most. Certainly there is a denial of death in our culture. Ironically, this denial may well arise out of a deep, cellular understanding of what is true — that death as a finality of life simply does not exist. Yet humanity as a whole does not seem to have arrived at a place where it fully comprehends death and what the experience really is.


The fears and questions that so many people hold around death were explored and resolved in Neale Donald Walsch's Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com #1 bestselling book, Home with God: In a Life That Never Ends. And now — in response to many requests — Neale has created a special retreat based on the remarkable insights of this closing dialogue with God.  

Over the course of 3 days, Neale will work with a small group to examine end-of-life questions that everyone longs to have answered. The insights from his conversation with God uplift us all, wiping away our fears and inviting us to celebrate, not mourn, every person's Continuation Day.

In 1 Corinthians, Chapter 15, verses 55-57 we read: "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" The Home with God Retreat asks precisely the same question. The answers it provides, however, may be considerably less traditional than those found in the many Scriptures of our species. Be careful. This September offering from Neale Donald Walsch could change your ideas about death (and life) forever.


DATES: Friday, September 13th through Sunday, September 15th, 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.

Please click on one of the following options to select your price:


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 waitlist to our Annual No Fee retreat. Those who sign up for this waitlist will receive the No Fee Retreat announcement email 24 hours before the general public, thus giving this waitlist a chance to register before this fast-filling retreat hits capacity (which it typically does in 24-36 hours). You can join that waitlist 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, Xpressions Hair and Nail 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 (see all the amenities here), 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

10:00am - 1:00pm: Morning session

1:00pm - 2:30pm: Lunch break

2:30pm - 5:30pm: Afternoon session

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

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

          Saturday
10:00am - 1:00pm: Morning session

1:00pm - 2:30pm: Lunch break

2:30pm - 5:30pm: Afternoon session

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

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

          Sunday
10:00am - 1:00pm: Morning session

1:00pm - 2:30pm: Lunch break

2:30pm - 5:00pm: Final session and conclusion

For more program information, contact Will Richardson at
 1-352-442-2244 (in New Mexico, USA Mountain 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.

 


 


Finding Right Livelihood by Living the Life You Love.

The CwG Foundation is proud to offer our newest and EXCLUSIVE online course from Neale Donald Walsch


Neale brings you into his home for an in-depth discussion, offering practical hands-on tools to assist you in living the life you love. He offers a path to experiencing all the joy and depth that life can provide. Drawing from a range of CwG teachings, this course brings together the best of the best principles to enhance your life and heal the world around us.

Click HERE to read more and to Register.

 



A NEW CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD FOUNDATION PROGRAM:
 

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:

Level One explores the most fundamental messages of CWG with its courses "The Basics" and "Creation and Purpose." 

Level Two expands upon them with some of the more controversial messages of CWG in "Dispelling A Few Misconceptions" and "Larger Understandings." 

Level Three encompasses some of the most advanced concepts from CWG in “The Power of Threes” and “Moving Beyond the Illusions.”

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.

All of your work is done online inside the program, and you go at your own pace. The lessons are neither time nor labor intensive, yet we suggest that you do only one per week, in order to fully embody that lesson’s concept before moving on to the next one. Each level consists of eight lessons, so if you choose to do all three levels at the pace of one per week, it will take you approximately six months to complete the program. You will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Your access to the program never expires, and you are welcome to refer back to it for years to come.

You may sign up for one level at a time for a cost of $120 each. Or save 20% by signing up to take all three levels in the program, for a total cost of $288. Whether you sign up for only one level or all three, Annie will be with you every step of the way.

PRAISE FOR
WISDOM THAT WORKS ~ THE CWG ONLINE SCHOOL
:


"Wow, Annie, I was so impressed by your lessons. Congratulations to you for achieving your dreams. It's so nice to be around company that believes that dreams do come true. I found what you said really moving, uplifting and inspiring. You're like a mentor that reminds me that I, too, can live the dream. Neale could not have chosen a better person for this job."
    ~ Julia S.

"I LOVE it. You are so GOOD at this!!! LOVE the stories from your life. They make all this so REAL, so HERE AND NOW, DOWN TO EARTH. Yes!! Also, GREAT 'assignments'... YES! I LOVE IT! Whew!"
    ~ Neale W. :)

For more information or to sign up, please click here.


 


Finding Right Livelihood by Living the Life You Love

The CwG Foundation is proud to offer our EXCLUSIVE online course from Neale Donald Walsch

Neale brings you into his home for an in-depth discussion, offering practical hands-on tools to assist you in living the life you love. He offers a path to experiencing all the joy and depth that life can provide. Drawing from a range of CwG teachings, this course brings together the best of the best principles to enhance your life and heal the world around us.

Click HERE to read more and to Register.

 


 

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.


Click HERE to check it out and order now.

NOTE: You may also read the book for free on my Facebook page, where it is posted every other day in installments.