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If you see a future event or experience you do not like, don't choose it! Choose again! Select another! Change or alter your behavior so as to avoid the undesired outcome.

- Book Two p 63

 

 

 

Bulletin #869

 

September 6, 2019



Our Biggest Stumbling Block?



A Note from Neale


Hello my wonderful friends...

When it comes to anything having to do with God I have been blessed with absolute faith. I am utterly convinced that (a) there IS a God; (b) God is "on my side"; (c) the power of God can be used at all times in the creation of my inner reality and my outer encounters with life.

Because I believe this, the idea of my having the Holy Experience is not even a little bit of a stretch for my imagination. I know that this experience exists and I feel sure that I can have it. I am convinced that I am going to have it. I believe that everyone has the opportunity to have it. I believe that it is ours for the asking.

The result of this is that I enter into the Holy Experience on a regular basis. My next goal, my next step, is to remain in it much longer; to live in it, to have my being within it and to come from it in the day-to-day of my life.

If you are in this place of mind as well, or if you can go to this place now, you have taken the first step toward having the Holy Experience. Yet how can you go to this place if you do not know that it exists, or doubt that you are worthy of being there? Those are the key questions. Let's take the second one first.

This may very well be the biggest stumbling block of all. At first blush you may think that not many people believe themselves to be "unworthy" of holy encounters (or of much of anything, actually), but you would be amazed to find that low self-esteem and lack of self-worth are among the most prevalent mental and emotional afflictions (along with loneliness) suffered by people in the world today. This is especially true in terms of our relationship with God.

Why?

It is really quite simple.

Many millions of people have been raised to believe that they were born in "original sin." Insofar as God is concerned, they were unworthy at birth. This is what many have been told by their religion. Therefore "unworthiness" is, for many people, an article of faith. Not to believe in one's own unworthiness is not to believe in the Word of God.

Other religions teach us, as well, that we are all sinners, and while they may not claim that we were unworthy at birth, they now pretty much agree that life in human form has turned us into less-than-perfect beings, unworthy of sitting at the right hand of God the Father Almighty unless we are perfected, or "saved."

Indeed, most religions, not only just a few, teach that some form of purification is required in order to qualify for entry into the Kingdom of Heaven. Paradise, it seems, comes at a price.

We must all, we are told, repent of our sins and walk the narrow path. How many of us have done so with sufficient success to meet the requirements of God is arguable — or so conventional wisdom goes.

It is not difficult to understand, given these continuous teachings from our elders, how it comes to pass that millions upon millions of people do indeed think of themselves as unworthy to meet God — and meeting God, of course, is what the Holy Experience is all about.

More next week.

Hugs and Love,




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Letters to Neale:


Reader question:


Dear Neale...

I’ve been working at a couple of restaurants for several years now, and have become very dissatisfied with the restaurant industry here. I’m very attracted to alternative therapies, from massage, nutrition and yoga to transpersonal psychology, pastoral counseling, and herbs. I want a career change! I don’t know which of the above I should choose. I don’t ever seem to get an answer to my question in meditation, so could you ask God which is best for me, and where the best schools would be? I’m 35 and time is running out. I need help from God to make the right decision and to find my life’s mission, career-wise. Also, my girlfriend and I want to move from the Ozarks to out West, but we can’t decide which is the best location for us. Can you help? Stuck in restaurant work.

Chuck, MO

 
 

Neale Responds:


Dear Chuck,

Many people want to know what’s “best” for them, what they should “do” with their life. Everyone is focused on this “doingness” thing, and that is not where the focus is best placed. It is your beingness, Chuck, which keeps you stuck, not your doingness. You are stuck in your present “doingness” because of what you are “being” — and not “being.” Change your beingness and you will not be “doing” the restaurant thing much longer.

I want you to read a booklet which I have written called Bringers of the Light. It is an extraordinary explanation of this business of “doingness” and “beingness,” and it was written especially for people like you; people who find themselves “stuck” in a career, or in an endless search for the “right” career.

Now I want to tell you that it would be very unusual for you to “get an answer” to your question in meditation, because meditation is not about the Universe, or God, answering your questions. Meditation is about getting in touch with Who You Really Are, after which all questions go away. If you go into meditation with a question on your mind, you go into meditation wrongly. Empty your mind, then go into meditation. Forget your questions, then go into meditation. Require no “answers,” then go into meditation. Meditation is not about “getting answers.” Meditation is about going to a place where the answers and the questions are one.

Do you understand this? Do you hear what I am saying? It is out of the void that an answer will come, if an “answer” comes at all, not out of the space of expectation. If you expect an answer, you will not get one. That is because meditation is not a mental process: it is the absence of mental process! So I am not surprised that you receive no answers in your meditation.

As to “asking God” what is “best” for you, I want you to try to grasp something here that could change your life. There is nothing that is “best for you.” There is only that which serves you in terms of what you are trying to be. And what you are seeking to be is not a question God will ever answer. Because if God answered that question, your whole purpose in living would be thwarted. Your purpose in coming to your body at this time and in this place has been to make the very decision that you are asking God to make! You are on this earth, my friend, to decide and to declare, to create and to fulfill, to experience and to become Who You Really Are. You are engaged in the process of pure creation; you are God Godding! And God knows, God would never tell you how to do that! The whole point of the process is for you to decide! For you to choose. For you to create. Not for God to decide and choose and create for you! I cannot, and would not, “ask God what is best” for you. And neither should you. You should tell God what is best for you, and then watch God move into action!

God is not one who likes to be asked. God is one who likes to be told. And that is the biggest misunderstanding of all time about God. People think that we are to “ask” God for what we want, or for help in deciding this or that. God says, no, don’t do that. Don’t ask me. Because asking me is a statement that you do not now have what you want, or have the answers to your questions; and what you declare you do not have, I cannot give you. For your word is law, and your thought is creative, and your actions are productive, producing Who and What You Now Are. Therefore, choose, do not ask.

The only problem with this choosing business is that we can no longer rely on any person or source outside of our selves to “give us the answer,” tell us what is “right,” or decide what is “best.” We have to make our choices in a vacuum, and then stand responsible for those choices. This is, of course, what most of the human race is spending its time avoiding.

Now, Chuck, you say you are “35 and time is running out.” That makes me chuckle a bit, my friend, because if your time is running out, mine is positively depleted! Your time is just beginning. So I invite you to stop it. Stop creating all these beliefs for yourself that do not serve you. Your “life’s mission,” Chuck, is exactly what you say it is. It is not something you “find,” it is something you create. Create it, Chuck, stop trying to “find it.” Conversations with God says that life is not a process of discovery, it is a process of creation. That is the most important sentence you will ever read.

By now you already know what I am going to say to you about what is the “best location” for you. There is no “best location.” The “best location” is right where you say it is. Create it, Chuck. Stop trying to find it. I am not going to enable you. I am going to empower you. If I give you the answer, I will enable you to think that I had the answer which you didn’t. Then you can continue to live in the thought that you do not have the answers, but, if you can find someone who does, life will be swell. I will not enable you in that way, Chuck. You can count on me never to do that.

Blessed be,


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

 


 


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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.

 


 


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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.

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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.

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WISDOM THAT WORKS ~ THE CWG ONLINE SCHOOL
:


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    ~ Neale W. :)

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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.