Conversations with God
How the conversation started
There is a self-healing technique that has been used quite successfully for many years. I’m not sure how it got started or what it’s called but it involves writing a letter to anyone and everyone that you have a problem with or feel has wronged you in any way. These letters aren’t usually sent and sometimes they are even burned (in a safe way) to transmute the negative energy. Well, Neale Donald Walsch had been doing this for a while and he had run out of people to write letters to. His life still wasn’t where he wanted it to be so one day he sat down and wrote the ultimate letter: to God. He was mad and wrote down everything he was feeling and included a lot of questions. From page one he writes, "To my surprise, as I scribbled out the last of my bitter, unanswerable questions and prepared to toss my pen aside, my hand remained poised over the paper, as if held there by some invisible force. Abruptly, the pen began moving on its own. I had no idea what I was about to write, but an idea seemed to be coming, so I decided to flow with it. Out came… Do you really want answers to these questions or are you just venting?" And so started Neale Donald Walsch’s ongoing conversation with God making him a messenger for all humanity.
He has written several books since then but the three books named Conversations with God (CwG) Book 1, 2, and 3 are included in the one book called: The Complete Conversations with God. Book 1 deals with issues of a personal nature, book 2 with global issues and book 3, universal issues.
My thoughts before I read this book
I got this book through a spiritual book club years before I ever read it. Something drew me to order it. I didn’t read it because I thought it was about religion. My background drew me toward spirituality and away from religion so I wasn’t into reading anything religious at all.
I finally read it
Martin picked up book 1 and read it first. He said it was along the lines of what we both believed so I joined him in reading it. I just love when we read things together; it sparks great conversations between us. It wound up really altering the way we see the world.
Main things I got from it
I really understood that right and wrong don’t actually exist, and when people hurt themselves or each other they have just forgotten who they are. Seeing everyone, and myself, as part of God helps to remind me, and consequently them, of who they are. Neale wrote a children’s book about this very process in The Little Soul and the Sun. I also got a huge reminder that everything we do is done by choice. It may seem at times we have no choice but we always have a choice. Deciding not to decide is a choice. It’s been a while since I read the books, and I’ve read most of his other books as well so some of the themes of each cross over from one book to the next.
I must say if I hadn’t read these books I wouldn’t have stayed in my marriage. It hit home with me that I can choose to stay in the relationship or leave. After careful discussions and pondering we both decided to stay. Before reading the Conversations with God books our relationship was on the rocks. Once we realized we weren’t trapped, that we were actually choosing to stay, things started getting better. We celebrate our 10th anniversary this year and things are the best they’ve ever been.
Saving the planet
As I’ve said before the earth will go on. The only question is whether the humans will go on with her so the phrase "Saving the planet" isn’t really accurate. If I wrote it the way I wanted to "Saving our own a _ _ _ s" Google wouldn’t like it. How about "Saving our own tails"? For this example I’ll stick with "Saving the planet" because that’s how most people think of it. Anyway, if we change the way we think about God, as suggested in these books, we have a chance of the best days of humankind being ahead of us instead of behind us.
These are done very well. The voice of God alternates between a man and a woman so we don’t get fixated on the thought that God is either a man or a woman.
Neale Donald Walsch has taken his role as messenger very seriously. He has created several programs and websites supporting and teaching the principles he received in Conversations with God.
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View book details at Amazon.com: Conversations with God Book 1
View book details at Amazon.com: Conversations With God Book 2
View book details at Amazon.com: Conversations With God Book 3
View book details at Amazon.com: The Complete Conversations with God