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Bulletin #903

 

May 1, 2020



It's a Process Called Evolution



A Note from Neale


Dear Companion on the Journey,

It's a remarkable time, is it not? If someone had told me in 1953 about a worldwide epidemic that would infect millions and cause both tragic deaths and economic havoc in every nation, I would have thought they were describing a science fiction novel. Never would I have imagined that I would be living through that exact scenario. I have offered some thoughts below about all of this, from the For What It's Worth Dept., followed by a couple of announcements. Thanks for being here, and for reading.


Is the coronavirus outbreak part of God's plan?

It is my understanding that the biggest blessing we have been given by our Creator is the gift of Free Will. That is, we have had bestowed upon us the opportunity to make choices, individually and collectively, about how we wish our lives, and the events within them (including the major event of this day), to be experienced.

From our decisions about ourselves and our personal priorities to our more widely impacting choices in personal relationships, in economics, in politics, and even (perhaps most especially) in our philosophy of life and our spiritual expression, this moment allows us an unanticipated and unparalleled chance to click the Reset button. 

This is not to downplay the tragedy of what is now occurring, but just the opposite, in fact. It is to note the importance of it. Sadly, most major, titanic shifts in the way we, as a culture, behave have occurred as a result of global tragedy and death on an unfathomable scale. It has taken world wars, genocides, massive earthquakes, monstrous floods, unprecedented loss to wake us up to what there is to be gained by changing. 

What is going on here is a process called evolution, in which a new version of every life form is given birth. It has been going on forever, and as with every birthing, it can be fraught with risks and with danger, and yes, with what we define as tragedy. Yet we could decide that this is the last great upheaval that is required for our species to emerge at last from the fog of our non-life-friendly political, economic, social behaviors, then to act, finally, as demonstrations of Who We Really Are: Individuations of Divinity. 

You can play a role in demonstrating that decision. Indeed, you are playing it right now, in how you are responding to this day's events, and through your choice to step into Love in the way in which you touch others during this extremely challenging time. 

Ah, yes, this is why you are now here. Did you think you placed yourself on this Earth at the present moment by accident...?


The Agenda of the Soul
 
May 5 marks the 25th Anniversary of the publication of Conversations with God - Book 1, a text that has since touched millions across the globe, having been translated into 37 languages. And never in its quarter-of-a-century on bookstore shelves and in peoples' homes has its message been more urgently relevant to our planetary experience than it is at this moment.

Not a day goes by on which I am not asked about the coronavirus outbreak, and what, if anything, it has to do with what CWG calls "the Agenda of the Soul." People everywhere want to know: What is the spiritual meaning of this pandemic? And: What is the average person's most effective spiritual response to this event? I'm going to offer the very best response I can muster, based on my understanding of the CWG dialogue, in a special virtual E-treat that I will be offering online on that 25th Anniversary date! The program will include real time interaction with participants, with tons of opportunity for Q&A. There's more info at THIS LINK.

Lovingly...




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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 hope this e-mail is read by you because I do have a question that has been bothering me for a long time. I have just finished all four books in Conversations with God and have found them to be profoundly valuable in my experience to have a relationship with God. People say that they love God, but I always found that to be somewhat superficial because can anyone really say they know God and have developed a relationship where they have fallen in love with Him/Her (and I am not speaking about you because you seem to have fallen in love with God through your work). I am trying to develop this HONEST FEELING of LOVING GOD.

Well, here is my question: I lost my only child, Timmy, in an automobile accident on Friday, August 13, 1999. You might say he came into the world through an accident because on Friday, September 13, 1974 I had an automobile accident while I was 8 months pregnant. We survived, fortunately, but he was born almost a month early as a result of my water breaking from the traumatic experience of the accident. When he was born I was 24 years old just shy of my 25th birthday. When he died he was 24 just shy of his 25th birthday. When I was in labor with him I developed some severe knots in my hair that took many weeks to get out. When he died those same knots came back and it took a hairdresser and cutting of my hair to get them out.

Since 1985 I have been on a path about what death is all about to the point where my son one day said to me, "Mom you read all these near death experience books and other books about death and dying that I am afraid you are going to die." I told him I was tough and wouldn't die for a long time. Never knowing that he would go first. Before I read your books, I read the
Journey of the Souls and the Destiny of the Souls by Dr. Michael Newton. In those books it declares that your child is no longer your child, your husband no longer your husband, and mother and father no longer that because they just played those roles in your present lifetime. If that is true, it is disheartening to me that my son is no longer my son. It hurts me to think that he will choose a new mother from our so called "soul group" and continue another existence with another family for his soul development. Excuse me if that sounds selfish, but it is hurtful enough to loose him without thinking that he is no longer my son anymore.

This has been and continues to be a long path for me. I have accepted his death because I do not have a choice, but to realize that he is no longer my son is devastating to me. Can you shed some light on this for me? Your testimony of God feels so right, so comforting. Can you tell me more, with your acquired wisdoms and knowledge what this is all about. I am saddened to think your conversations with God has stopped in your writings and I cannot gleam any more knowledge from a continuation of these wonderfully, spiritual books.

Please, Neale, if you could possibly find the time to reply directly, I would be so grateful for some inspiration on this subject.

A forever student of the Universe,
Helen

 
 

Neale Responds:


My dear Helen,

The very first thing that I want you to do is to go to www.cwg.org and order a copy of Home with God: In a Life That Never Ends. If you do that right now, after reading this, you can have a copy in your hands in just a few days. Then begin reading it and don't stop until you finish. In many ways it is almost as if this book was written for you.

In this final dialogue, God explains that "death is a process of re-identification." Each soul lives forever, and in the Time After Death the soul moves through a three-stage process in which it (1) ceases to identify with its body; (2) ceases to identify with its mind; (3) ceases to identify with its soul, merging at last with the Oneness, the Essence of Being that some of us call God. This is the Journey Home, and it is a joyful, wonder-filled journey that each spiritual entity takes after death, which is not death at all, but merely birth in another form.

Through all the annals of time it will be recorded that you gave physicality to the soul that has been called your son. Yet this soul is much greater than the localized, individual identity that it took on at the moment of this birth. In that sense, this soul is "no longer your son" — nor would you want it to be. The soul is eternal, everlasting, and not limited in its identity with any individual incarnation, except when it chooses to be re-focused in that way.

What this means is that the gigantic spirit that is your son's soul can "get small again," reducing itself to one of its singular notions of itself, at any time in the Hereafter. What I am saying is that, as I understand it, the Individualized Essence of Being appearing in your lifetime as the soul of your son can, and does, reassume that specific identity at will, and it always chooses to do so at the slightest loving thought of him.

Souls, in truth, Helen, are "shape shifters" — even as is God Himself. A soul never, ever forgets a shape it has once assumed, and no individual identity (the soul lives many lifetimes) is ever abandoned or lost or "set aside" forever simply because a particular physical life has ended. Rather, a soul may, as I have already said, reform itself around a specific shape whenever it wishes to do so. And one of the things that causes it to do so is Love.

Love is a particular form of Pure Energy that comes closest to resembling the Essential Energy of God, and when a soul is thought of with Love, that soul responds by reforming itself into the shape that it took when it was the object of the Love it is now feeling, and it will fly to the person thinking of it in that way. Love is a magnet that draws all souls to us, both those living in the physical realm and those living in the spiritual realm.

In this way, you son always retains his identity — at the same time that his Eternal Essence enlarges beyond it. This is a Divine Dichotomy that can only be fully understood in the context of a Greater awareness within which two apparently contradictory truths can exist simultaneously in the same space. Thus, the answer to your question, Helen, is that your son both is and is not "your son" through all eternity.

The near perfect symmetry of your son's life — the apparent "coincidences" having to do with his birth and death — suggests a Divine Plan and a level of Divine Intervention that reaches way beyond human comprehension. See this perfect design for what I believe that it is: a clear "signal" from one soul to another that a very high level of co-creation has been going on. I believe that this soul may be much more than simply your son, but may, in fact, be one of your Soul Partners through all eternity — an Aspect of the Single Self, dividing and reuniting through the eons of time, coming and going in each other's physical lives, co-creating on the Canvas of Forever an eternal experience of Love in every form. In other words, the experience of Who You Really Are, physicalized.

Be grateful for this experience, having had it once again, my dear Helen, and yearn not for, nor mourn the loss of, that which you will always have and which cannot be set aside by anyone or any belief: an eternal connection with the soul you have known most recently as your son. Celebrate this connection, and allow it to nourish you all the days of your life, and of your Endless Forevers.

May God's wisdom and comfort be visited upon you now, and expressed through you even during all the days of your life.

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

 



E-Treats

 
Neale Donald Walsch presents...

The Conversations with God E-treats


The Agenda of the Soul


Join us for this online virtual event, conducted by Neale live, with real-time two-way interactions with participants.

On May 2nd Neale Donald Walsch will offer the second in his new One Day-Plus programs: one full Saturday and the following morning, equaling 12 hours of deep exploration of life's most compelling questions during this time of challenge. Now, more than ever, we want to know...

  • What is my Soul's role in today's turmoil?
  • Where do spirituality and practicality meet?
  • How can I best serve my Life's Purpose?
  • Is there a way to stay at peace during this upheaval?


What's an E-treat?
Through the power of Zoom, we have developed an online version of our much loved, in-person, Spiritual Renewal Retreats, making it possible for you and Neale to connect in a new and surprisingly intimate way.


More About this E-treat:

Who among us would have imagined six months ago that our lives would be undergoing an experience such as the one we’re moving through now?


It seems that every day we're being brought face-to-face with the most important matters that can possibly come before the heart, mind, and soul. We can’t escape our confrontation and a deeper exploration of these issues now even if we wanted to. Our daily encounters are inviting us to reach our highest understanding about...  


1.     What is really most important in life

2.     Our assumed identity and our true identity 

3.     How life really works, and why it works that way 

4.     The roles of our Body, Mind, and Soul in everyday events 

5.     Bringing our Higher Self to moments of lower vibe

6.     Healing today’s fear when tomorrow seems scary

7.     Collaborative Creation: a tool we hardly ever use consciously

 

This E-treat offers a deep look at topics rarely discussed in everyday conversation, but that absolutely affect our everyday experience. Direct interaction with Neale can bring these understandings home in a powerfully personal, and actually useful, way.


Originally priced at $120...

... this "E-treat" is now being offered on a plan that allows participants to offer any percent of that total, from zero to 100%, that is possible for them right now.

Initially scheduled to be presented across the summer as part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the publication of CWG, this program has been moved to help those who are looking for answers now as they encounter the present turn of events on Earth.

 

Pay What You Can:

Please click the option that best reflects your ability to pay:

 

This program spans 12 hours over two days.  Below is a session breakdown:

Saturday, May 2nd:
Morning Session: 8:30am - 11:30am Pacific Time
Afternoon Session: 12:30pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time
Evening Session: 4:30pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time

Sunday, May 3rd: 
Morning Session: 8:30am - 11:30am Pacific Time

 

Our intention is that because of this E-treat you will experience, in this time of change, this description and this invitation regarding who you are, as found in CWG- Book 1

"You are goodness and mercy and compassion and understanding. You are peace and joy and light. You are forgiveness and patience, strength and courage, a helper in time of need, a comforter in time of sorrow, a healer in time of injury, a teacher in times of confusion. You are the deepest wisdom and the highest truth; the greatest peace and the grandest love. You are these things. And in moments of your life you have known yourself as these things. Choose now to know yourself as these things always."





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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:

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

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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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    ~ 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. :)

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Is it possible that everything we think we know about God, and what God wants, is wrong?

People everywhere are noticeably worried as they step daily into an “us against them” world, with people divided from each other as never before across political, economic, social, and spiritual lines. We're all asking, “What can I do? Is there anything the average person can do?” as we see the unifying fabric of our civilization being torn apart right before our eyes, separating many of us from our friends and even our loved ones, from our hopes and dreams, and from so much that gives meaning and value to our lives.

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