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Absolute Truth …
First, I found it in my parents, who were my earliest authority figures, and who I assumed spoke Nothing But The Truth on everything.
Second, I found it in my family members--my older brothers, my aunts and uncles and the relatives with whom we visited. All of them, to some degree, were authority figures.
Then, I placed my schoolteachers in that category. My earliest teachers were nuns and priests, as I went to Roman Catholic elementary schools. The nuns taught us every day and the priest came in once a week for catechism class. I learned about God and about Life from these individuals, whom I assumed to be impeccable sources.
As a result of this, God soon became my highest Authority Figure. The only problem was that I had to depend on humans to tell me what God wanted. This I did, of course. I listened carefully to what the nuns and priests told me.
Difficulties began to arise, however. Some of what the nuns and priests told me about God and what He wanted did not seem to jibe with what my stomach told me. By that I mean, it did not "sit well." Something inside told me that some of what I was hearing at school was not true.
I left the parochial school environment when I left the 8 th grade--and left the Church's understandings about God behind me at just about the same time. The God that I knew in my heart just didn't seem to be the God I was being told about by others.
None of this came together for me in any complete sense until the Conversations with God dialogues began nearly 35 years later. But after those dialogues I became very clear that something I'd felt might be "so" was, in fact, so: With regard to God, and my life, I am the Truth.
No one else's truth can be Absolute Truth for me. Others can share with me their thoughts, others can give me their ideas, but I have to make up my own mind about what is true for me.
This may sound like a simple and obvious conclusion, but I can tell you that it was not a conclusion that was easy for me to come to. Nor, from my observation, is it easy for most people. We have all invested so much of our authority in other people from the earliest days of our lives that to take that authority back, to reclaim it, later on in life is no small matter.
Yet Conversations with God made it clear that the only truth in the Universe is the truth that exists within me. There is no such thing as Absolute Truth, CwG said. This was a startling statement when I first heard it. All my life I had believed the opposite. Yet now I see that all "truth" is relative, and that it is truly, therefore, in the eye of the beholder.
The moon is "up" when looked at from the earth. Yet one can look "down" on the moon from outer space. All definitions disappear as perspectives change. Nothing is true, nothing , in the absolute sense. Truth is, to use the phrase of Hemingway, a moveable feast.
My life shifted dramatically when I gave back to myself the authority I had given to others. In some ways, this begins to happen as an automatic process of life. I remember when I first moved out of my parents' house. I was 19, and the moment I walked into my own apartment I knew that my life had changed. I was driving my own car, living in my own place, working at a job that I loved (in radio), and--quite suddenly, it seemed to me--living "my own life."
I could come and go as I pleased, eat what I chose, do as I wished. The parental authority over me had vanished, literally over night. I could stay on the phone as long as I wanted, come in at night whenever it suited me, even sleep with whomever I desired that desired me.
So THIS was what life was like!
I never knew such power.
Or such responsibility.
I felt very much the same way after hearing the statement, "You are the truth" in my conversation with God. I felt that someone had just given me the "keys to the kingdom." Suddenly, I was all-powerful. I didn't have to believe anyone else any more. I didn't have to take another's word for anything.
But I also had new responsibility. I had to decide for myself what my truth was.
Now, if I had to do this alone, I would have felt that it was just too much of a task. I am just one little old human being, and I cannot decide, even for myself, the truth of the Universe.
But the wonderful news is that I do not HAVE to make these decisions alone. That's because I have a real, a genuine, and a working friendship with God. Because of this, I can ask God's help in determining my truth. And that, of course, is what the Conversations with God books are all about.
Each of us can have our own conversations with God. We do not have to rely on the books written by others. We can write our own.
Is this true or not? What do you believe? What do you think?
Ask God right now. Take out a sheet of paper, clear your mind of all other thoughts, ideas, or considerations. Now write out your question.
Is it true that I can have my own conversations with you? Will you respond to me just as clearly and immediately as you responded to Neale Donald Walsch?
Go ahead. Write the question. Then listen for your answer.
When you get the answer, write it down. Do not question it. Do not doubt it. Just write it down as you hear it in your head.
-- Neale Donald Walsch
P.S. If the answer comes up "no," ask another couple of questions. Ask, "Why not? If God is not replying to me right now, then who is?"
Then, keep the dialogue going. But remember, stay out of your head when you do this. When you see yourself writing the answers that are in your mind, stop the process. You can tell the difference between answers that are coming to you from the highest place of wisdom in the Universe and answers that are coming to you from your own mind or previous thoughts or deepest fears.
Trust this. You will feel the difference.
Message From Neale
This is such a beautiful world, such a spectacular place! I don't know how anyone can help but adore every square inch of it, and every person on it! I wish, oh, how I wish, that we could all find a way to live together in peace and harmony, that we could find a way to share equitably, so that all the peoples of the earth could experience the wonder and the glory and the abundance of life!
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Message From Marion...
I want to start this week by thanking so many of you for your kind emails and calls about the articles I write every week. The contact with you makes doing this article all the more rewarding. Also through your responses and suggestions I get new ideas about things we can do at the Foundation.
For instance several weeks ago I wrote my article about the challenges we face in trying to fill our retreats. One of the responses I got was this:
... You said, "Oh how I wish I could give the experience to everyone. What a different world we would live in if that could happen!" You could give it to perhaps a great many more people by use of a web-inar, (online seminar) web-cast, or web-retreat, and if participants had web cams there could be interactive participation. In this way it could be more affordable, too. Were you serious?
Well the answer was a resounding yes! I was very serious. Immediately, I called several people around town that work with us here at the Foundation. I said, "Tell me what I have to do to offer our CwG people web-inars or web-casts. How do I do that? How do I take Neale and the Foundation's Retreats to the CwG ers that can't come to us?"
The answers to the questions were very exciting and these technicians and people that I went to began a series of meetings which will culminate in a meeting I'm going to Monday morning.
Over the summer months we're exploring putting together a new series of programs where we combine what we do at our retreats and events with the newer technologies that are out there. It's my hope that we'll create a variety of opportunities in an effort to serve most of you out there.
I have to tell you my truth - as always - while I get that there are all kinds of new technologies out there I sometimes need a push off the cliff to attempt yet another learning curve. There are so many things with the Internet and electronic communications that I'm barely aware of, never mind even begin to understand. That lack of understanding makes me hesitant and unsure, and those aren't feelings that I like.
I guess it's like that with any new thing we know nothing about. When it comes to the work we do here at the Foundation, there are a lot more people counting on us to do it right and do it well. I have a profound love and appreciation for the messages of CwG . Therefore I feel a great sense of responsibility to those of you that read and enjoy the material and appreciate the Foundation's mission to put more of that information into the world; so breaking into new technologies and trying new things that have as much potential to fail as to succeed, can get to feeling pretty scary.
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At the Foundation, when it gets scary, there's always this underlying truth that I've come to rely on. The Universe, God, whatever you choose to call It - always seems to conspire in our behalf. If truth be told that's been an absolute throughout my life, and I imagine I am not unique in that regard. No matter how close I have come either professionally or personally to total abject failure, total life loss, or devastation eventually - usually later rather than sooner - something will happen to save the day. Either that, or I'm able to get to a place where I can see perceived "failure" in all its perfection, and I come to understand that what I originally thought was going to be "failure" is just a rather unusual turn in the road, an occurrence that pushes me in a direction that I probably wouldn't have taken otherwise.
I think that's one of the greatest gifts I received from the CwG material - the understanding that everything is perfect. All I have to do is change my thinking about it to experience it in its perfection.
Ok, I know there must be a few of you out there saying to yourselves, "yea - right! This chick is whacked!" The first time I really saw this idea of the perfection of everything discussed in Book 1 (which was probably the second or third time I read the book) I thought, "yea - right," too. Then I heard the idea discussed in a teleclass with Neale - and I'll never forget sitting there with the phone to my ear - looking out the kitchen window while hearing all these people discuss this and go on and on about how they understood the world to be perfect, too. I remember thinking, "these must be spiritual giants and I just must be a spiritual slug. I'll never be able to see everything in my life and the world around me as perfect - never."
Well as the saying goes "never say never". Today, I'm no spiritual giant, but I do get that it's all perfect. I get the idea so well I think sometimes the people around me get a little frustrated when they're complaining about something and I can't help but pipe in and say, "it's all perfect." The greatest aspect of this perception is that all the events in my life, all the things in the world around me seem to show up just a little brighter. I like that.
...and I really like writing to you every week. Have a great weekend and try to see the perfection in all that abounds in your life.
Until next time - Many Blessings,
Marion Black, CEO
Let us make one thing clear here again.
You are always immersed in the Divine.
You are immersed in it right now. Indeed, you are it.
You are Divinity,
immersed in Divinity, expressing Itself as
the Individuated Aspect of Divinity known as You.
Therefore, in the truest sense, you are not on a journey Home.
You are already there. You are Home with God always.
You already are where you would seek to be.
The extraordinary secret is that knowing this
immediately brings you the experience of this .
- Home with God , page 35
A client of mine gave me a copy of What God Wants , and I consider it one of the most important books of our time. I am just writing to inform you that I AM starting to shift the medical paradigm. I have attached a copy of my paper entitled "Inoculations: the True Weapons of Mass Destruction". Inoculations corrupt the immune system and cause all autoimmune diseases and cancer, and I have developed a protocol using homeopathy to reverse all these iatrogenic conditions.
I agree with you that "Re-legion" is the biggest problem to overcome to obtain world peace. Unfortunately, Medi-SIN is the biggest problem to overcome to obtain wellness.
Thank you for your important book; I AM working on "Heaven Sent Healing" (and manifesting a center with that name) at this time.
Rebecca C., MD
Thank you for your wonderful note, Rebecca. I am so very pleased to have you on this planet in this particular way. You grace us all with your presence. Your note was very appreciated.
I am such a fan of CwG - have recently lost my mother and want to see her again ----is there reincarnation? or do we get to see our loved ones? thank you so much for your time--Kathi
My Dear Kathi...The answer is "yes" to both questions. But boy, do you ever want to read HOME WITH GOD in a Life That Never Ends. Not next week, not tomorrow, but right now. Get it, and READ it. It deals directly with what you are asking about here! Love and hugs...neale.
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