A Letter to Neale

Aug 07, 2020

Reader Question:

Dear Neale,

I have a few questions for you.

(1) What is the purpose of living and dying for hundreds of thousands of lifetimes? It seems like an endless cycle. Where does it ultimately lead to?

(2) In New York when I attended your lecture, you signed my book "I see who you are and I love what I see." What does that mean? Who am I that you see?

(3) What is one's life purpose? How does one find that out?

(4) How can I have a conversation with God? I would like to have an intimate relationship and conversation with Him.

Holly
Piscataway, NJ.


Neale Responds

Dear Holly,

I have a few answers for you.

(1) Living and dying has no purpose save the purpose you give it. Life is purposeless, pointless. So if you think you are involved in an experience that is pointless, you are right. That is God's greatest gift to us. You see, if God had given life a point, life would have no choice but to obey. Then the point of everybody's life would have had to have been the same! So God, in infinite wisdom, imbued life with no purpose whatsoever, in order that each and every one of us might imbue it with a purpose of our own, thus to define and create, announce and declare, express and experience Who We Really Are. Thus, I suppose it could be said that the purpose of life is to create and experience Who You Really Are. Mind you, not to discover Who You Are, but to create it. You see, there is nothing to discover. In essence, you are nothing, until you decide and create Who You Are.

In essence, you are nothing. I mean that literally. I mean that the essence of you-that which you are-is nothing at all. That is, you are not any particular thing. You are no-thing!

Did you know that, Holly? You are no-thing! That's how you start out, being no thing. And then you decide and declare, create and become, that which you say you are.

This is God in the act of God-ing! This is what's going on, Holly! Do you understand it? God is creating and experiencing Godself, through you.

So that, ultimately, is the "purpose of it all." Or, more correctly, it is the process that's going on. It is what's taking place. I mean that literally, too. We are, quite literally, "what is taking place" in time and space. How we "take our place," what we choose to be and do, is totally up to us. depends on what we'd like God to be.

So, where does this cycle lead to? You tell me, Holly. And I mean that literally, too! You tell me, every day, with your life. Your life is your decision as to where this all leads to.

(2) Who you are that I saw in New York, Holly, is a creation of wonder and beauty; a being about to burst forth into new realities, new and higher experiences of her wondrous self. I saw a child of God, Holly. I saw a Goddess Herself. Do you not see that when you look at yourself?

(3) See my answer to question 1 above. You do not "find that out," Holly. You decide that. Life is not a process of discovery. It is a process of creation. We keep waiting for God to tell us, show us, and God keeps waiting for us to tell Him, show Her. You see, Holly? We're waiting for the One Who Waits for Us.

Stop waiting, Holly. And stop asking. Start declaring. Life is not a question, Holly. Life is a declaration.

(4) You just did, Holly. You just did.

Hugs,

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