Are you ready to join God in speaking with One Voice?

God has spoken to you many times in many ways over many years, but seldom as directly as this.

This time I speak to you as You, and that has occurred on only a handful of occasions in the whole of your history.

Few humans have had the courage to hear Me in this way—as themselves—and fewer, still, have shared with others what they have heard. Those few who have listened, and shared, have changed the world.

Aesop, Confucius, Lao-tzu, Buddha, Mohammed, Moses, and Jesus were among them.

So, too, Chuang Tzu, Aristotle, Huang-po, Sahara, Mahavira, Krishnamurti…

Also, Paramahansa Yogananda, Ramana Maharshi, Kabir, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dali Lama, Elizabeth Clinton.

As well, Sri Aurobindo, Mother Teresa, Meher Baba, Mahatma Gandhi, Kahlil Gibran, Bahá’u’lláh, Ernest Holmes, Sai Baba.

Including Joan of Arc, Francis of Assisi, Joseph Smith…and more. Others, not mentioned here. For this list could go on. Yet, relative to the total number of humans who have inhabited your planet, the number has been minuscule.

These few have been My messengers—for all have brought forward the truth within their heart, as best as they have understood it, as purely as they knew how. And while they have each done so through imperfect filters, they have nonetheless placed into your awareness extraordinary wisdom, from which the whole human race has benefited.

What is amazing is how similar their insights have been. Offered at vastly different times and places, separated by legions and centuries, they might just as well have been speaking all at the same time, so tiny have been the variances between them, and so huge the commonalities.

Now it is time to expand this list to include others, living today, as My latest Messengers.

We will speak with One Voice.

Unless we do not.

You will make that choice, even as you have always done. For in each Moment of Now have you made your decision, and announced it in Action.

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ABOUT NEALE

Neale Donald Walsch is a modern-day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways.  With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before beginning his now-famous conversation with God. His With God series of books has been translated into 27 languages, touching the lives of millions and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day living.

Neale was born in Milwaukee to a Roman Catholic family that encouraged his quest for spiritual truth. Serving as his first spiritual mentor, Neale’s mother taught him not to be afraid of God, as she believed in having a personal relationship with the divine — and she taught Neale to do the same.

A nontraditional believer, Neale’s mother hardly ever went to church, and when he asked her why, she told Neale: “I don’t have to go to church — God comes to me. He’s with me and around me wherever I am.” This notion of God at an early age would later move Neale to transcend traditional views of organized religion.

Neale grew into an insatiably curious child whose comments about life seemed to possess a wisdom beyond his years, and often caused relatives and family friends to ask, “Where does he come up with this stuff?” While attending a Catholic grade school, Neale would often pose questions in catechism class that would extend past the traditional grade school curriculum.

Finally, the parish priest invited Neale to his rectory to answer the difficult questions that he didn’t wish to address in front of the rest of the class. This meeting turned into a once-a-week visit that blossomed into an open forum in which Neale learned not to be afraid to ask questions about religion and spirituality—and also learned that his asking these types of questions did not mean that he would offend God.

 

Joyless spirituality is observed.

Is rigidity and anger sometimes produced by religion?

By the age of 15, Neale’s involvement with spiritually based teachings led him to observe that when people got involved in religion they too often seemed less joyful and more rigid, exhibiting behaviors of prejudice, separateness, and even anger. Neale concluded that for many people the collective experience of theology was not positive.

After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, but academic life could not hold him and he dropped out of college after two years to follow an interest in broadcasting that eventually led to a full-time position at the age of 19 at a small radio station far from his Milwaukee home, in Annapolis, Maryland.

Restless by nature and always seeking to expand his opportunities for self-expression, Neale in the years that followed became a radio station program director; a newspaper reporter and, ultimately, managing editor; public information officer for one of the nation’s largest public school systems; and, after moving to the West Coast, creator and owner of his own public relations and marketing firm. Moving from one career field to another, he could not seem to find occupational satisfaction, his life was in constant turmoil, and his health was going rapidly downhill.

A life-changing accident.

A desperate questioning that touches the world.

He had relocated in Oregon as part of a change-of-scenery strategy to find his way, but Fate was to provide more than a change of location. It produced a change in his entire life. One day a car driven by an elderly gentleman made a left turn directly into his path. Neale emerged from the auto accident with a broken neck. He was lucky to escape with his life.

More than a year of rehab threw him out of work. A failed marriage had already removed him from his home, and soon he couldn’t keep even the small apartment he’d rented. Within months he found himself on the street, homeless. It took him the better part of a year to pull himself together and get back under shelter. He found, at first, modest part-time jobs, once again in broadcasting, then worked his way into full time employment and an eventual spot as a syndicated radio talk show host.

He had seen the bottom of life living outside, gathering beer and soft drink cans in a park to collect the return deposit, but now his life seemed to be on the mend. Yet, once more, Neale felt an emptiness inside. In 1992, following a period of deep despair, Neale awoke in the middle of a February night and wrote an anguished letter to God. “What does it take,” he angrily scratched across a yellow legal pad, “to make life work?”

 

The books that began a spiritual revolution.

The words that opened doors again.

Now well chronicled and widely talked about, it was this questioning letter that received a divine answer. Neale tells us that he heard a “voiceless” voice, soft and kind, warm and loving, that gave him an answer to this and other questions. Awestruck and inspired, he quickly scribbled these responses onto the tablet.

More questions came, and, as fast as they occurred to him, answers were given in the same gentle voice, which now seemed placed inside his head, but also seemed clearly beyond his normal thinking. Before he knew it, Neale found himself engaged in a two-way, on-paper dialogue. He continued this first “conversation” for hours, and had many more in the weeks that followed, always awakening in the middle of the night and being drawn back to his legal pad.

Neale’s handwritten notes would later become the best-selling Conversations with God books. He says that the process was “exactly like taking dictation,” and that the dialogue created in this way was published without significant alteration or editing. He also says that God is talking to all of us, all the time, and that he has come to understand that this experience is not unusual, nor does it make him in any way a special person or a unique messenger.

In addition to producing the renowned With God series, Neale has published 18 other works, as well as many video and audio programs. Available throughout the world, seven of the Conversations with God books made the New York Times bestseller list, with Conversations with God: Book 1 occupying a place on that list for more than two-and-half years. Walsch’s books have sold more than seven million copies worldwide and have been translated into 37 languages.

The With God series has redefined God and shifted spiritual paradigms across the planet. In order to deal with the enormous global response to his writings, Neale formed the Conversations with God Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to inspiring the world to help itself move from violence to peace, from confusion to clarity, and from anger to love.

 

The work expands.

A movement begins.

Neale founded the School of the New Spirituality and its CWG4Kids program to bring parents the tools to share new spirituality principles of a loving, non-condemning God with their children, and Humanity’s Team, with branches in over 30 countries, promoting the concept of the Oneness of all people and of all of life.

What Neale calls his “final creation” is The Global Conversation, put in place as a means of generating a worldwide conversation about the old cultural beliefs of humanity that have resulted in many of the most desperate problems faced by our species today.

Termed “The Conversation of the Century,” the conversation’s focus is a person-by-person discussion to introduce the possibility that if we co-author a New Cultural Story on our planet, we could easily produce paradise on earth.

Neale’s work has taken him from the steps of Machu Picchu in Peru to the steps of the Shinto shrines of Japan, from Red Square in Moscow to St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City to Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

Everywhere he has gone—from South Africa to Norway, Croatia to The Netherlands, the streets of Zurich to the streets of Seoul—Neale has found a hunger among the people to find a new way to live; a way to co-exist, at last, in peace and harmony, with a reverence for Life Itself in all its forms, and for each other. And he has sought to help them develop a new, expanded understanding of God, of life, and of themselves that allows them to create and experience this.

Neale Donald Walsch lives in Ashland, Oregon with his wife, the American poet Em Claire (www.emclairepoet.com).

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  • Ionic Breeze

    One of my favorite parts of CWG 🙂 God told me the same thing. I guess that’s why I like it so much.

    Love to all,

    Ionic Breeze

  • mewabe

    Those who choose to listen, to receive direct guidance from the divine, know some of the truth, in a form that they automatically filter, individualize, make their own, a truth that in spite of this personal filter remains universal and has the potential to touch all of humanity, as in the case of spiritual teachings such as Neale’s.

    People are attracted to these teachings, to those that resonate with them…although they are all similar, the way they are presented, the words chosen make the difference in personal choices.

    Although all of these teachings encourage people to find their own truth, to connect directly with the divine within themselves, many people do not do this, and instead seek to hold on to the teachers and her or his every words…which is temporarily good, as good as are training wheels on a bicycle for a young child who is just learning to ride.

    But sooner or later, the student must leave the teacher when fully awakened. And at times, this leaving is necessary for awakening, prior to awakening… because, paradoxically, a dependence on some teachings can backfire and prevent the empowerment of the student.

    So this brings me to the question of “one voice”…
    There is no doubt that all spiritual teachings have much more in common than not. After all there is only one divine…one source.

    But there is a difference with having direct access to this source, and sharing this knowledge in unity while acknowledging individual filtering or variations, embracing diverse expressions, and having what could be called second hand knowledge (I do not mean this in a negative way), while studying under a teacher of one’s choice. The person who has direct knowledge, who is connected, although having access to something that is truly universal, still retains individuality and freedom of thought and unique expression.

    But the person who is taught by another risks choosing to belong to a morphing community of people who are also drawing knowledge from the same teacher, and because not having direct knowledge, risks creating, with the rest of the group, what could be called “group thinking”, a sort of mental osmosis, a process that leads to dogmatism in rare cases, where thoughts that do not match the new norm are no longer welcome after this new norm has been established.

    I need to say, in the strongest possible way, that I know it is not the case here, and that it has never been Neale’s intent or part of his teaching, on the contrary.

    But in the mind of many, group thinking is associated with unity, with harmony, with oneness, even with love. This is the danger. And it is probably the outcome of having been conditioned by an educational system that does not necessarily tolerate individual thought, and of living in societies that regard non-conformism with suspicion.

    The group itself (not the teacher) unfortunately seems to tend to eventually suffocate the individual soul and individual will (see the book: Word Controlled Humans, by John Harland, author of A Brave New World).

    Group thinking can quickly become, in my opinion, the antithesis of divine knowledge, and can get in the way of it. Group thinking has the dangerous potential to soon become so loud and intrusive as to get in the way of the individual being able to, or even willing to, listen to that gentle and subtle inner voice, to draw from that highly individualized, unique yet universal inner divine connection and source of all knowledge.

    So many things are paradoxical in life…we often need to aim north to actually go south…as when we need to loose it all to gain it all.

    This may be why teachers often find themselves on the receiving end of paradox…they are on the razor’s edge…experiencing great admiration and suspicion…embrace and rejection…being needed and being discarded. It is all part of the natural process.

  • Deborah

    I find mewabe’s comments very helpful. I have GOBBLED Neale’s writings, and been so grateful that they came to me when I was ready. I had been part of a fundamental Christian church for many years – wonderful people, wonderful support and love, but I always had uneasy feelings about some of the teachings and interpretations of the bible.

    I have been a student ever since reading CWG1, but recently I have become aware of a sort of dependence on Neale’s exact words. So I appreciate mewabe pointing out that “sooner or later, the student must leave the teacher…” Although I do not consider myself fully awakened, I do realise that I need to start finding my OWN words, and this is exactly what Neale encourages too.

    So it is with joyful anticipation that I am setting out on the adventure of clarifying and openly speaking my truth.

    My gratitude is unbounded.