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Humanity's future depends on what humanity thinks about itself. It depends on what humanity thinks about God, and about Life. The more you know about how to destroy yourself, the more you need to know about how to save yourself. It is time now to expand your base of knowledge of God and of Life, to grow in your understandings, to increase your awareness and to enlarge your consciousness

- Tomorrow's God p 18, 21

 

 

 

Bulletin #805

 

June 8, 2018


Let's Be Friends



A Note from Neale...


My Dear Friends...

I hope and trust that your life has been wonderful this week. Let me say that the important thing is to be friends.

Be friends with everybody.

Be friends with your spouse. Be friends with your children. Be friends with your relatives. Be friends with your neighbors and your fellow workers and your acquaintances. And yes, even be friends with your enemies.

Just...be friends.

One of the most stinging criticisms I ever received was when someone to whom I was once married, and who I truly and dearly loved, once said to me: "You treat your friends better than you treat me."

I never, ever forgot that. Because I knew it was true. It is absolutely, stunningly true that I had more tolerance for, more patience with, more leniency regarding my friends' behaviors than I did with the person with whom I was sharing my life.

I said things to my life partner that I would never say to a friend. I criticized my life partner for things that I would simply "let go" with a friend. I noticed things with my life partner that I would overlook with a friend. And I let things bother me—annoy me, actually—that my life partner did that wouldn't even phase me if a friend did the exact same thing.

What is this about? I began to wonder. Why do we so often treat those closest to us as if they were not "close" to us at all? Is it because we know them better than we know our friends, spending more time with them day in and day out as we do? Could it really be true that "familiarity breeds contempt"?

No, no...say it isn't so! Shouldn't familiarity breed compassion, understanding, patience, tolerance, acceptance, and deeper and deeper love? Shouldn't intimate relationship be the place of greatest safety, not of the least?

When I was a small child (which was very, very long ago) there was a song that was popular. Even then it was an Oldie But Goodie, and we had an old phonograph record of it sung by the Mills Brothers that I used to play on the family Victrola (Ha! Does anyone even know who or what I am talking about here—???)

The song was called, You Always Hurt the One You Love. And the lyrics went something like this...if I can remember them now...

You always hurt the one you love
The one you shouldn't hurt at all
You always take the sweetest rose
And crush it `til the petals fall

You always break the kindest heart
With a hasty word you can't recall
So if I broke your heart last night
It's because I love you most of all.


The irony of that song sticks with me to this very day. I have come to deeply regret (and to beg them and the heavens forgiveness for) the many ways that I have treated beloved others who have been close to me, and to realize that one of the greatest gifts we can give to a loved one is friendship. Pure and simple friendship. Just treat them like a Friend. Like we would treat someone we are afraid of losing.

So yes, be friends with your spouse. Be friends with your children. Be friends with your relatives. Be friends with your neighbors and your fellow workers and your acquaintances. And yes, even be friends with your enemies. And most of all...be friends with yourself!

That may be the hardest thing to do of all. And so we'll take a close look at that next week.

Love & Hugs,



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Letters to Neale:


What is a 'Life Review'?


Reader question:


Dear Neale...Thank you so much for "Home With God"!! Finally my experiences with death and dying have been validated. I have been a nurse for 30 years and have worked with the dying for many of those years. Being in the presence of this holy event over and over again with people, I have witnessed such remarkable things.

I have so many stories I could tell, but don't share because people would think I am making it up. My upbringing was in a home with atheist parents. Speaking about God or religion was punished. I graduated from nursing school and my first assignment was the Oncology floor. Patients were there either for treatment or to die. I had no experience with death and dying, nor any spiritual foundation at that time. It was such a gift to be there!

Slowly, I began to discover the miracle of death. It brought me to God and my present spiritual beliefs. I have no fear of death and I am excited about seeing all those beloved on the other side.

My question pertains to the steps immediately after death. The first, as I understand it, is to become aware of leaving the body and realizing that life has gone on. The second is to experience whatever it is that we believe about what happens after death.

In my readings about near death experiences, people have stated they experienced a life review right after death. All events of their life passed before them, like a movie, and they re-experienced them from the perspective of others. Therefore, if our behavior hurt another, we would feel the hurt of the other; and likewise, if we helped another, we would feel their gratitude. In your conversations, was a life review discussed? Is this something that happens? Or only to those that think it will?

nikki

 
 

Neale Responds


Dear Nikki,

HOME WITH GOD describes essentially the very same experience that you have described here. Please read Chapter 30. There you will find the following...

Imagine now a large room where the portions of the mural that you looked at when you were coming down the Corridor of Time are mounted on the walls.
The entire mural is not there, only the parts of the mural, only the sections of the overall painting, upon which you focused as you moved through the Corridor.
These images now hang on the walls like an art exhibit, and you walk through this "art gallery" slowly, examining the pictures one by one.
As you explore these paintings deeply you experience everything that is happening in the painting. Not just what is happening with you,
but what is happening with everyone else in the painting.
These images represent each of the moments of your life, and now, examining them, you have for the first time
a complete picture of all that is going on in every moment.
This is often not what you thought was going on,
and it is always more than you imagined.


and from Chap 31...

...you see all that is in the "art gallery," all the experiences of your life, and you can look at them objectively, as if you were flipping through a picture book, or watching a movie or studying a great work of art
–which each experience is.
You study each moment until you feel that you understand it.
Then you move on to the next image, the next moment, the next "painting".
In this way you move through and around the entire gallery;
you make sure that you have seen the complete collection.
Every moment is important to you,
because you realize as you examine the individual moments of your life
that those moments are what you used to create your experience of Self–and soon you are going to decide how you wish to recreate your Self anew.

Okay, hold it one minute. I'm confused about one thing. I know this is all a metaphor, and not really "how it is"–

–describing "how it is" without using metaphor
would make it virtually impossible for you to comprehend.

I understand. But even knowing this is a metaphor, I have to "pick it apart" a little. There is one thing I am not clear about. I thought I "regained" my identity when I emerged from The Essence, when my "meeting with God" was over. Otherwise, how would I know "who I am"?

You do.

Then how is it that I can go through this "life review"–take a look at all these pictures of moments from my life just lived–and not feel anything? I’ve done some pretty ugly things, I’m sorry to say. And a few nice things, too. How is it, if I have regained the identity that I shed in the early stages of death, that I don’t have any feelings of sadness or happiness or suffering over that?

When your "meeting with God" is over
you regain your awareness of the limited identity
that you held in your last lifetime, true,
but you do not move back into that identity.
Rather, you experience your Self as much larger than that,
much more unlimited.

In Chapter 31 I go on to use an analogy to describe how it is possible for the soul to undergo such a "life review" without feeling any pain or discomfort while we watch the "scenes" of our life, but knowing in fullness exactly the experience that others had as a result of our choice, words, and actions.

Hope this clarifies things for you, Nikki. Thanks for writing.

Blessed be....

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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.


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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. 

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Which is exactly what the dialogue was intended to do.


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