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May 4th, 2010

Conversing with God with Neale Donald Walsch

Where do I begin with this one?

I had the pleasure of talking with the beautiful, lovely, and powerful Neale Donald Walsch tonight on Healing with the Masters. This was Neale’s third time visiting the series, and each time he’s with us, we receive new and inspiring insights.

Our focus on tonight’s call was on Neale’s international best seller, Conversations with God, which has sold over 7 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 34 languages.

Neale talked about how he came to write Conversations with God. He said it came out of anger… his relationship was failing, and he had lost his job. As he sat in his living room at 4:20 AM, he asked one simple question… “What does it take to make life work?” He never expected to hear a voice behind him, asking him if he really wanted to know the answer. But as he got his pen and pad, he said he suddenly found himself feeling very calm and at peace, and the answers to certain questions simply downloaded to him. What surprised him most is that they were sophisticated and theologically constructed in their context. He said this voice then moved from his exterior to the interior like a voiceless thought. He also felt that no matter what he asked, the answer was given.

He said that he was awakened at the same time for about a year, and the information he had gathered is what, ultimately, led to the book becoming what it is.

I asked him if others can have their own conversations with God, and Neale said we could. The main message he received from God was, “I’m talking to all of you all the time, every single second of every day.” Neale said we need to look at the synchronocities around us for our answers. We have to pay attention to what’s showing up and why. What we don’t realize is we’re always having conversations with God.

We need to develop a daily working friendship with God before things get bad. Calamity isn’t the best route to God; joy is. We should make every day a wedding day.

Joy is God talking to you.

We also shouldn’t just ask God for what we want… we should ask to be shown how to be an extension, so we can be of greater service to others. When we dedicate ourselves to this path, everything will be effortlessly delivered to us. We need to rearrange our lives, so doors can open.

Neale talked about the 4 fundamental questions we should ask ourselves…

  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here?
  • Why am I where I am?
  • What do I intend to do about that?

There aren’t any right answers to these questions… just the answer we’re giving ourselves. The fastest way for us to know God is to help others know who they are.

I asked him about those people who don’t see themselves favorably, and his response was so eloquent… “If you saw yourself as God sees you, you’d be smiling all the time.”

Another question we can ask ourselves when we’re feeling less than is “How is this working for me?” If we’re happy living this way, fine. If not, we need to create a new answer. By imagining that we have a magic wand, we can then ask ourselves what would our “imagined” answer be to the first fundamental question.

We talked about how our thoughts become things, and Neale added that our lives are the products of our thoughts. When we hold a thought for an extended time, there’s no doubt that it will create an effect in our day-to-day lives.

Neale recommended two books that talk about the power of our thoughts…

The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks

80% of the voices in our heads aren’t ours. We hold a lot of inherited thinking/ideas of who we are and how life is that have nothing to do with being in the moment. Neale suggested we do a wonderful exercise that will help us in identifying what we’re holding on to… he calls this exercise the 10 Most Powerful Beliefs that Run Your Life. Grab a sheet of paper, and create two columns. In the first column, write down the belief, and in the second column, write down where that belief came from (i.e. person, situation, etc.). When we ask questions, things become clear very quickly.

Not everyone wants clarity… because the answers will take away the props that have been holding them up for so long. But life will force us to ask the questions and exponential shifts will occur when we do. If we think our thoughts are true, then we’ll continue to turn a deaf ear on the world telling us they aren’t. It’s only when we’re clear on who we are and why we’re here that nothing else will matter.

Our stories have nothing to do with why we’re here.

I ask Neale about any new discoveries he’s had on humility. He said the he felt called to humility. He’s learned that he’s not who he thought he was, and that humility was an invitation for him to let go of the false and self-aggrandizing ideas that he ever had about himself.

“Love is all there is. Love is all we are.
Love is all we could ever hope to become.
Therefore, love first yourself even as you are. Even without your humility.
Love yourself totally and completely and without condition.
And turn and love everyone else whose life you’ve touched at the highest
and grandest and most extraordinary way that you possibly can. Forgive.
Have compassion. Move into deep understanding, and love, love, love.”

Please pause a moment, and really let those words sink in. Really feel them resonate at your core…

So, what can we do when we’re in a bad place besides writing lists or other exercises? Neale said we should see if we can shift our perspective and move out of our minds. We should shift into what he calls the system of the soul, so we can see the situation from another point of view. We need to look for some reason as to why the experience was co-created for us because what shows up is always for us.

I then asked Neale to talk about abundance. One key point we need to remember is that abundance flows through us because of what we’re being. Everything we need it right here… but in order for us to create abundance for ourselves, we must first create abundance for another to whatever level of abundance we’re in at that moment.

To learn how you can create your right livelihood, you can purchase Neale’s book, Bringers of the Light, which is based on the teachings of Conversations with God.

When you give to another, you give to yourself.

One listener asked Neale what we can do in situations when someone is always angry, and he said we can’t help someone who doesn’t want help. Every soul has their own path. What we need to realize is that anger is simply a gift that allows us to say, “Thank you.”

If it’s repressed, it will become destructive, but when it’s expressed, it can become constructive.

Once again, it was an absolute pleasure spending time with Neale, and if you missed the live call, definitely listen to the replay

I am also happy to announce that Neale's incredible Season 4 offer is being offered again. If you missed it last time now is your chance to purchase this amazing series of audios designed to take you to the deepest parts of you and truly manage the change in your life in love peace and ease.

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