A Letter to Neale

Jan 15, 2022

Reader question:

Dear Neale...In Conversations with God, God (through you as part of God) says that you are a messenger and that this is not an easy calling. What would you say to others who might have a similar calling? 

Specifically, how do you keep the fires of creativity going knowing that so many people just don't get the message? And how do you feel connected to others when you spend long hours writing and researching, especially when you are just starting on that journey and you don't have people (like me) who are interested in what you're doing? 

Was there ever a time for you when being able to speak publicly was a far off dream you wondered if you'd ever achieve? My (completely irrational) fear isn't of making a fool of myself (been there, done that), but of nobody coming to listen to me or even worse nobody ever giving me any questions or comments. 

How do you get a large amount of words out in a relatively short amount of time? In other words how do you make the calling to be a messenger an easier one? (Maybe I've decided I've made enough mistakes and I'd like to hear from someone who makes it a success)


Neale Responds:

Okay, you have asked some good questions. Let's look at them one by one...

In Conversations with God, God (through you as part of God) says that you are a messenger and that this is not an easy calling. What would you say to others who might have a similar calling?

I would say, "Go for it, and don't let anything stop you." I would also say, "But be sure and be clear about why you are doing it."

Specifically, how do you keep the fires of creativity going knowing that so many people just don't get the message?

This is what I meant when I said, "Be clear about why you are doing it." CWG tells us that there is only one reason to do anything: to announce and declare, express and fulfill, become and experience Who You Really Are. "Every act is an act of self-definition," the dialogue declares. Notice that none of this has anything to do with how people respond. And so I can tell you, my friend, that i am utterly unconcerned with whether people "get the message" or not. If that was my concern, I could never have written 27 books. I am not a messenger so that other people can get the message, I am a messenger because That Is Who I Am.

I love the lyrics of that wonderful song...."You've got to sing like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like nobody's watchin'...."

And how do you feel connected to others when you spend long hours writing and researching, especially when you are just starting on that journey and you don't have people (like me) who are interested in what you're doing? 

Feeling "connected to others" is easy. Just step outside your house, head downtown, walk the streets and look into people's eyes. Call a friend. Write a note to a loved one. Send an email. Get online. Join a community, online or on the ground. A church, a group, a club. Like right now, you can go to the CWG Village. Experience "connection" here! Talk, discuss, converse back and forth with the folks in the General Assembly here. (Go to 
www.nealedonaldwalsch.com and join in).

Feeling "connected" is easy. There are people everywhere--all wanting to feel "connected." The real mystery in life is, with so many lonely people out there, how can there be so many lonely people out there? Just say hello to each other, for goodness sake! Connect!

Was there ever a time for you when being able to speak publicly was a far off dream you wondered if you'd ever achieve? 

Honestly, no. I always knew I would one day be "out there," speaking, from the first moment of my Conversations with God. It was just a question of when, and to whom. I would speak at my local Unity Church to four people if I had to---and I actually have done this. In the early days, I remember sitting down with three and four people who came to hear me talk. We sat in a circle and just chatted quietly, but I was "out there." I was sharing the message. Nothing could have stopped me from doing that. Nothing can stop me today.

My (completely irrational) fear isn't of making a fool of myself (been there, done that), but of nobody coming to listen to me, or even worse, nobody ever giving me any questions or comments. 

As I said, I've given talks before to three and four people. If one person shows up, I'm ready to go. Because my job is not to raise an audience, my job is to raise consciousness. I can do this no matter how many people are there. One person is enough to do that. As for no comments and no questions, all that does is tell me that my delivery was impeccably clear! I smile if there are no questions. "Wow," I say to my audience, "I must have really done that well. Not a single question! Yippee!"  

How do you get a large amount of words out in a relatively short amount of time? 

By talking fast. 

In other words, how do you make the calling to be a messenger an easier one? 

There's nothing difficult about it if you don't care what happens and are not "invested" in how it turns out. You gotta sing like you don't need the money. Dance like nobody's watching. And send your message like it doesn't matter whether they "get it" or not.

Always remember: the purpose of doing anything is not to impress, or produce a response from, anyone. It is for you to announce and declare to yourself, to demonstrate and experience for yourself, who you are. There is no other reason to do anything. All of life is a process of Self Realization. There is nothing else going on here. We think that there is, but there is not.

Love,

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