For some time I have been considering adding myself to your no doubt large number of correspondents, to let you know how your writings have helped to change my life. The knowledge and understanding derived from your work have answered for me questions which had puzzled me almost since childhood, and later led me into a (fairly) serene old age. (I am now in my late 70s and have 80 in my sights!)
I hope I will not bore you with this potted biography, but it may help you to understand how much I owe to you. I was born in England, and brought up in the Anglican tradition, which has about as much emphasis on sin and guilt as the Catholic church -- or at least did then. Even as a child this approach riled me, and I would sit in church thinking rebelliously "What about Hitler? He's much worse than me!"
By the time I was 16 I had no use for organized religion, and for the next 20 years or so was more or less agnostic. When a dear friend died suddenly and unexpectedly when I was about 40, I tried to make sense of all this by investigating Spiritualism. This did not go deeply enough to answer all my questions, so I went on to try Theosophy and Hindu philosophy, but the Indian emphasis in both clashed with my Western outlook. I decided to go back to my cultural roots, and began to read more widely from this perspective.
So I discovered your books, and have not looked back since. I own the Conversations with God series up to Home with God, which brought tears to my eyes - and I am not a particularly emotional person.
I also have What God Wants and When Everything Changes, Change Everything. The teaching coming through your books, plus the newsletters, struck a very loud chord with me. They reinforced attitudes that I had already developed - tentatively - on my long spiritual journey.
I owe you a great deal, Neale. Your writings have brought me peace, removed any fear of death and reassured me as to my own outlook on these matters.
Because of what I have learned from you I was able to help a dying friend. She was afraid, even though she had some knowledge of spiritual things. A week or so later I clairvoyantly 'saw' a young woman wearing a distinctive dress. When I attended my friend's funeral, I was given an 'order of service' card bearing a picture of the young woman I had 'seen.' I had not met this friend until we were both in our 60s, so never knew her as a young woman. Without what I have learned from your books and newsletters, I would not have had the privilege of helping her, and having my 'seeing' acknowledged.
I hope this gives you some idea of how you changed at least one person's life for the better - and there must be thousands more out there.
May Love and Light be with you always,
I am deeply touched by your note. The story that you shared about the vision you had of your friend who had celebrated her Continuation Day was especially meaningful, and will give hope to many people who wonder about life after death. Thank you for sending this letter, and allowing your personal experience to touch thousands of people. How gently kind of you!
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