Have you read this passage?
It is one of CWG’s most powerful

GOD: If you believe that God is some omnipotent being who hears all prayers, says “yes” to some, “no” to others, and “maybe, but not now” to the rest, you are mistaken. By what rule of thumb would God decide?

If you believe that God is the creator and decider of all things in your life, you are mistaken.

God is the observer, not the creator. And God stands ready to assist you in living your life, but not in the way you might expect.

It is not God’s function to create, or uncreate, the circumstances or conditions of your life. God created you, in the image and likeness of God. You have created the rest, through the power God has given you. God created the process of life and life itself as you know it. Yet God gave you free choice, to do with life as you will.

In this sense, your will for you is God’s will for you.

You are living your life the way you are living your life, and I have no preference in the matter.

This is the grand illusion in which you have engaged: that God cares one way or the other what you do.

I do not care what you do, and that is hard for you to hear. Yet do you care what your children do when you send them out to play? Is it a matter of consequence to you whether they play tag, or hide and seek, or pretend? No, it is not, because you know they are perfectly safe. You have placed them in an environment which you consider friendly and very okay.

Of course, you will always hope that they do not hurt themselves. And if they do, you will be right there to help them, heal them, allow them to feel safe again, to be happy again, to go and play again another day. But whether they choose hide and seek or pretend will not matter to you the next day, either.

You will tell them, of course, which games are dangerous to play. But you cannot stop your children from doing dangerous things. Not always. Not forever. Not in every moment from now until death. It is the wise parent who knows this. Yet the parent never stops caring about the outcome. It is this dichotomy—not caring deeply about the process, but caring deeply about the result—that comes close to describing the dichotomy of God.

Yet God, in a sense, does not even care about the outcome. Not the ultimate outcome. This is because the ultimate outcome is assured.

And this is the second great illusion of man: that the outcome of life is in doubt.

It is this doubt about ultimate outcome that has created your greatest enemy, which is fear. For if you doubt outcome, then you must doubt Creator—you must doubt God. And if you doubt God, you must live in fear and guilt all your life.

If you doubt God’s intentions—and God’s ability to produce this ultimate result—then how can you ever relax? How can you ever truly find peace?

Yet God has full power to match intentions with results. You cannot and will not believe in this (even though you claim that God is all-powerful), and so you have to create in your imagination a power equal to God, in order that you may find a way for God’s will to be thwarted. And so you have created in your mythology the being you call “devil.” You have even imagined a God at war with this being (thinking that God solves problems the way you do). Finally, you have actually imagined that God could lose this war.

All of this violates everything you say you know about God, but this doesn’t matter. You live your illusion, and thus feel your fear, all out of your decision to doubt God.

But what if you made a new decision? What then would be the result?

I tell you this: you would live as the Buddha did. As Jesus did. As did every saint you have ever idolized.

Yet, as with most of those saints, people would not understand you. And when you tried to explain your sense of peace, your joy in life, your inner ecstasy, they would listen to your words, but not hear them. They would try to repeat your words, but would add to them.

They would wonder how you could have what they cannot find. And then they would grow jealous. Soon jealousy would turn to rage, and in their anger they would try to convince you that it is you who do not understand God.

And if they were unsuccessful at tearing you from your joy, they would seek to harm you, so enormous would be their rage. And when you told them it does not matter, that even death cannot interrupt your joy, nor change your truth, they would surely kill you. Then, when they saw the peace with which you accepted death, they would call you saint, and love you again.

For it is the nature of people to love, then destroy, then love again that which they value most.

But why? Why do we do that?

All human actions are motivated at their deepest level by one of two emotions—fear or love. In truth there are only two emotions—only two words in the language of the soul. These are the opposite ends of the great polarity which I created when I produced the universe, and your world, as you know it today.

These are the two points—the Alpha and the Omega—which allow the system you call “relativity” to be. Without these two points, without these two ideas about things, no other idea could exist.

Every human thought, and every human action, is based in either love or fear. There is no other human motivation, and all other ideas are but derivatives of these two. They are simply different versions—different twists on the same theme.

Think on this deeply and you will see that it is true. This is what I have called the Sponsoring Thought. It is either a thought of love, or fear. This is the thought behind the thought behind the thought. It is the first thought. It is prime force. It is the raw energy that drives the engine of human experience.

And here is how human behavior produces repeat experience after repeat experience; it is why humans love, then destroy, then love again: always there is the swing from one emotion to the other. Love sponsors fear sponsors love sponsors fear. . .

. . .And the reason is found in the first lie—the lie which you hold as the truth about God—that God cannot be trusted; that God’s love cannot be depended upon; that God’s acceptance of you is conditional; that the ultimate outcome is thus in doubt. For if you cannot depend on God’s love to always be there, on whose love can you depend? If God retreats and withdraws when you do not perform properly, will not mere mortals also?

. . .And so it is that in the moment you pledge your highest love, you greet your great­­est fear.

For the first thing you worry about after saying “I love you” is whether you’ll hear it back. And if you hear it back, then you begin immediately to worry that the love you have just found, you will lose. And so all action becomes a reaction—defense against loss—even as you seek to defend yourself against the loss of God.

Yet if you knew Who You Are—that you are the most magnificent, the most remarkable, the most splendid being God has ever created—you would never fear. For who could reject such wondrous magnificence? Not even God could find fault in such a being.

But you do not know Who You Are, and you think you are a great deal less. And where did you get the idea of how much less than magnificent you are? From the only people whose word you would take on everything. From your mother and your father.

These are the people who love you the most. Why would they lie to you? Yet have they not told you that you are too much of this, and not enough of that? Have they not reminded you that you are to be seen and not heard? Have they not scolded you in some of the moments of your greatest exuberance? And, did they not encourage you to set aside some of your wildest imagining?

These are the messages you’ve received, and though they do not meet the criteria, and are thus not messages from God, they might as well have been, for they have come from the gods of your universe surely enough.
It was your parents who taught you that love is conditional—you have felt their conditions many times—and that is the experience you take into your own love relationships.

It is also the experience you bring to Me.

From this experience you draw your conclusions about Me. Within this framework you speak your truth. “God is a loving God,” you say, “but if you break His commandments, He will punish you with eternal banishment and everlasting damnation.”

For have you not experienced the banishment of your own parents? Do you not know the pain of their damnation? How, then, could you imagine it to be any different with Me?

You have forgotten what it was like to be loved without condition. You do not remember the experience of the love of God. And so you try to imagine what God’s love must be like, based on what you see of love in the world.

You have projected the role of “parent” onto God, and have thus come up with a God Who judges and rewards or punishes, based on how good He feels about what you’ve been up to. But this is a simplistic view of God, based on your mythology. It has nothing to do with Who I Am.

Having thus created an entire thought system about God based on human experience rather than spiritual truths, you then create an entire reality around love. It is a fear-based reality, rooted in the idea of a fearful, vengeful God. Its Sponsoring Thought is wrong, but to deny that thought would be to disrupt your whole theology. And though the new theology which would replace it would truly be your salvation, you cannot accept it, because the idea of a God Who is not to be feared, Who will not judge, and Who has no cause to punish is simply too magnificent to be embraced within even your grandest notion of Who and What God is.

This fear-based love reality dominates your experience of love; indeed, actually creates it. For not only do you see yourself receiving love which is conditional, you also watch yourself giving it in the same way. And even while you withhold and retreat and set your conditions, a part of you knows this is not what love really is. Still, you seem powerless to change the way you dispense it. You’ve learned the hard way, you tell yourself, and you’ll be damned if you’re going to leave yourself vulnerable again. Yet the truth is, you’ll be damned if you don’t.

[By your own (mistaken) thoughts about love do you damn yourself never to experience it purely. So, too, do you damn yourself never to know Me as I really am. Until you do. For you shall not be able to deny Me forever, and the moment will come for our Reconciliation.]

Every action taken by human beings is based in love or fear, not simply those dealing with relationships. Decisions affecting business, industry, politics, religion, the education of your young, the social agenda of your nations, the economic goals of your society, choices involving war, peace, attack, defense, aggression, submission; determinations to covet or give away, to save or to share, to unite or to divide—every single free choice you ever undertake arises out of one of the only two possible thoughts there are: a thought of love or a thought of fear.

Fear is the energy which contracts, closes down, draws in, runs, hides, hoards, harms.

Love is the energy which expands, opens up, sends out, stays, reveals, shares, heals.

Fear wraps our bodies in clothing, love allows us to stand naked. Fear clings to and clutches all that we have, love gives all that we have away. Fear holds close, love holds dear. Fear grasps, love lets go. Fear rankles, love soothes. Fear attacks, love amends.

Every human thought, word, or deed is based in one emotion or the other. You have no choice about this, because there is nothing else from which to choose. But you have free choice about which of these to select…

…You have been taught to live in fear. You have been told about the survival of the fittest and the victory of the strongest and the success of the cleverest. Precious little is said about the glory of the most loving. And so you strive to be the fittest, the strongest, the cleverest—in one way or another—and if you see yourself as something less than this in any situation, you fear loss, for you have been told that to be less is to lose.

And so of course you choose the action fear sponsors, for that is what you have been taught. Yet I teach you this: when you choose the action love sponsors, then will you do more than survive, then will you do more than win, then will you do more than succeed. Then will you experience the full glory of Who You Really Are, and who you can be.

To do this you must turn aside the teachings of your well-meaning, but misinformed, worldly tutors, and hear the teachings of those whose wisdom comes from another source.


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The above excerpt is from Conversations with God – Book One

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  • Stephen mills

    I hear you and I know all that you say is the truth of our reality ,I know this intuitively and I think we all do,I feel this as my truth in the deepest part of my being.
    I no longer care for the old cultural myths of our world ,observing human history is enough to see through the lies of our misinformed and perhaps well meaning teachers and organized religions but your messages and writings seem so much clearer than most .

    The question I have is why are we so slow to change from fear to love and not heed these magnificent truths .Your book the New Revelation,s and the ninth revelation that we cannot die must be the one to end all worries on this planet but this information is not held as our operating truth .I take it there comes a time in all evolving beings that this great truth is known and we live by the consequences of what this means literally creating a new society that revere,s life and holds it prime value.

    It,s hard for me to understand after thousand,s of years of evolution we are still killing each others knowing death does,nt exist ,I cannot get my head around that one .Especially when Organised religion agree that the death of the body is not the end why then fight ,why not JUST LOVE ?

    • NealeDonaldWalsch

      Dear Stephen….You are right. Organized religions do agree that death of the body is not “the end” — but the area of theology that is most vital and most meaningful in everyday life. The message that is most vital and most meaningful to humanity, organized religions do NOT agree with, and do not teach.

      Religions can teach after eternal life all they want, and it will change nothing. (Has it?) In fact, some radical movements have distorted the teaching of eternal life, twisting it to promise young men who agree to blow themselves up in crowded places that they will go to paradise, where they will be surrounded by a hundred black-eyed virgins. So the teaching of eternal reward in heaven is never going to change the human propensity to violence.

      What could change that propensity would be a theological teaching of the Oneness of all life — humanity’s Oneness with the earth, Oneness with each other, and Oneness with God. Yet this is the one belief that the major organized religions do NOT share, and do not teach. Ironically, it is the belief that could change life on earth in a way that would most highly serve the planet and its people — which is the supposed purpose of religion itself. So, we see that organized religion (with some exceptions at the margins) fails to teach the one doctrine that would serve its purpose. The major organized religions are thus working against themselves. Given this, it is small wonder that the people who follow them are doing so as well.

      • Stephen mills

        Thank,s for your reply Neale ,you seem to be in a thousand places at once you truly are a marvel and an inspiration and yes the missing message of the unity of all life is the last piece in the jigsaw puzzle and also the corner stone .And the one guiding principle that gives us that jump or giant leap to that great future for all of humanity.

  • Kay Eye Em Jackson

    I have been struggling with this concept of ‘Sponsoring Thought’ for a while. Firstly thinking that it is a default setting that pre-determines the Divine’s experience through us (no matter what we desire for our lives, it is set in stone by an immovable sponsoring thought). I purchased The Little Soul & the Sun book & concluded (through pre-determined fear?) that no matter what I think I desire in this life, it has been pre-determined by my Soul & the sponsoring thought is there to ensure it’s success. That is as far as I got & I have been grieving ever since, I’m not sure what, but it is grief.

    Is the sponsoring thought really immovable? For something ingrained in us from the womb, can we really change it through ‘choosing’ the opposite?
    How can it be said that we have freedom to choose between love & fear, when our sponsoring thought keeps it where the souls agenda is? If I desire to be wealthy financially, no amount of choosing that is going to make it so if my souls agenda is something else and has a sponsoring thought to keep it on track?

    If Gods desire is to experience themself as God, through us, then it wouldn’t matter what we thought we desired would it? God/Soul has already decided what in particular it wants to experience, sponsoring thought is there, making sure it is achieved?
    Alot of my life has been dark, is this so God can experience himself as light? I’ve heard the idea of contrast, the dark being so we can appreciate the light in our lives, but this hasn’t been a balanced yin-yan type experience for me.
    I hope this is understandable? I am tired & just want to know if I am wasting my time trying to change things. Is this as good as it gets because it has already been decided?

    Love & light to you Brother Neale, thank you for liberating me from another set of religious chains 8 years ago.

    Kim.