Article Title: Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Two)
Submitted by Craig Lock
Category: Spirituality, spiritual books, ND Walsch, spiritual thoughts, the spiritual journey, God, thoughts on God
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We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Two)
This article (in point form) was largely based upon notes I’ve taken from Neale Donald Walsh’s series of books ‘Conversations with God’, whilst studying the link between the human mind (psychology) and spirituality. Whilst I may not agree with all of Walsch’s views and beliefs on the concept of God, a “Higher Power’, I’m sharing this piece to hopefully stimulate thinking and discussion on these concepts from Walsh’s personal ideas and beliefs on the ‘airey-fairey spiritual journey’ (and do ‘try to test’, further explore and then apply these principles in ‘real life’).
We keep waiting for God to tell us, show us, and God keeps waiting for us to show Him/Her/It. We’re waiting for the One who waits for us. God is a God of creation.
Truth exists nowhere outside yourself.
The soul is the sum total of every feeling you have ever had. It is multi-faceted, including the mind, intellect and impressions. (I believe the soul is the sum total of our mind, will and emotions, whilst “spirit is the outpouring”).
Express and experience yourself as the grandest version of the greatest vision you ever held about Who You (really) Are.
Find a ‘place of beingness‘ in your life. Just BE. Have no attachment to results – then you see your life in a larger context, see your purpose in a larger way.
I like the concept of INTENT (the reason why I’m sharing this article).
All of life is spiritual and every step you take is on a spiritual path. You are a spiritual being.
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
It’s up to YOU to create a new reality. God does care about your experience (??). God simply doesn’t care HOW you go about creating it.
Raise your vision higher and higher and live by the dictates of that vision. Seek to share with others what you have come to know of yourself, what you have come to be. Meditation exposes you to the “inside of you”, your absolute truth.”
THE PURPOSE OF LIFE:
Is to discover, then fulfil and honour that purpose (one reason why I write!). Life is a DECLARATION.
The purpose is life is not to please God. The purpose of life is to be your AUTHENTIC SELF. Act out and BE the “real/true you”. The only problem of humanity is a lack of love; as love breeds tolerance, peace. The fastest way to get into a place of love and concern for all humankind is to see all humankind as your family, as we are all connected through our shared humanity.
Opportunity. Experience Who You Are – what meaning do you give to events? The purpose of religion is to put the fear of God into us.
What is needed is not a change of circumstance, but a change of consciousness. Fired with emotion and passion, in our own little ways and in our own little spheres of influence, we can all raise our own consciousness, then perhaps ignite the public consciousness with those people whose lives we may touch. So it’s up to each
ONE of us to do just do our best – what one person can do to make a difference, a better world. To be ourselves!
Jesus supported everyone in being just who they wanted to be.
He gave them strength, courage and wisdom – he was a great encourager.
Make a new mind. Jesus’s great gift was that he saw people as they truly are. He refused to accept appearances; he refused to believe what others believed of themselves. He always had a Higher Thought and he always invited others to it (one can never go higher than one’s thoughts).
Yet Jesus also honoured where others chose to be. He did not require them to accept his higher idea; but merely held it out as an invitation – with great compassion. .
Another “tinker” (philosophers) thoughts…
“Is it not possible that Jesus meant himself only as an ‘example’ and that he believed that only by following his ‘ways’ could someone reach nirvana… er… spiritual fulfilment and ‘heaven’? This is the way I originally saw it. I never saw Jesus as pointing to himself but pointing to a spiritual ‘way’. “
I like that!
When in doubt, rather err on the side of compassion (and kindness)
You must stop seeing God as separate from you and you as separate from each other. As my good friend Lindsay, ‘the prophet and prayer-warrior’ says: “When a person goes to church, you take God TO church with you.” Love gives all and requires nothing!
It’s a shift of consciousness – the change that must be made can be made only in the hearts of men and women. Develop a global consciousness – the source of this new consciousness.
Use every moment to think the highest thought, say the highest word, do the highest deed. Then you are living at the “highest level of consciousness”. In this you glorify your Holy Self, and thus glorify Me. Make every moment of your life an outpouring of love.
Give everything, require nothing.
By your shining example. seek only godliness, speak only in truthfulness, act only in love.
Be a light unto the world.
Be a gift to everyone who enters your life and to everyone whose life you enter – the gift of you experiencing and fulfilling who you are. Make of your life a gift – YOU are the gift.
Be a living breathing example of the highest truth that resides within you.
It’s a process of self definition (not self discovery), of growth (not learning), of being (not doing).
The path then becomes not a struggle, but a process. Man’s struggle is his search for God, the fulfilment of self, the expression of truth. Greatness of the human spirit.
The guidance you are getting is to follow your heart; listen to your soul. Hear your Self and so acquire great wisdom.
We need a consciousness shift on the planet, an awareness that the highest purpose of life is not the accumulation of the greatest wealth, but the DOING OF THE GREATEST GOOD.
I am co-creating with you your experiences; that I am a part of your decisions, choices and declarations. I have chosen YOU.
What is needed on this planet is a massive shift of consciousness, a change in your awareness. A renewed respect for all of life, and a deepened understanding of the inter-relatedness of everything.
My highest goal for you is to know yourself as the Creator.
What you CHOOSE, you experience. Happiness, etc?
As in all things, what you THINK is what you get (wysiwyg).
Live out your own destiny – your own consciousness creates the result.
Religion creates disunity.
Truth and God are found in the same place – silence.
Reaching God by the simple living of your life in goodness and in trust.
It’s a change in paradigm shift – it will take great wisdom, great courage, massive determination to follow the spiritual path.
I create my most wonderful tomorrows, when I live my grandest vision right now – in the present.
Be a builder of the dawn.
Be a light unto the world.
“To dearest mom
You have gifted me far more
than I ever gifted you .
This and you are a work in progress.”
THINK THE HIGHEST THOUGHTS (“tink da highest torts”)
Be all that you are capable of being… and have great fun along the journey (of self discovery).
craig (“information and inspiration distributor, incorrigible encourager and people-builder”)
“There is a rich tapestry of talent in every human soul, that
flows through (and from), the Source of our Being, the Spirit
of God, Life. So don’t spend your days stringing and tuning
your instrument; start making and playing your unique tunes
of music right now.”
“When I let go of who (and what) I think I am, then I become all that I am capable of being. Enjoy just being YOU, as you ride the rapids, er sorry, fall down the water-falls of life.”
“Let the light of your BEING shine brightly; so revealing Who
You Really Are. Be a Bringer of the Light, which emanates
from our soul, God, our Creator, the Source, the Essence of Life
(and Ground of our very Being).
Therefore, it can do more than illuminate
your own path.YOUR spirit will help makes the lives of
others easier by illuminating others paths. For this light
is our humanity, the spirit of God, truth, wisdom, beauty and
especially love…and it lies within each one of us. Through
your actions and your being, let your light, YOUR spirit
truly shine brightly on the world, like the radiance emitted
by a candle at midnight.”
– craig (as adapted from Neale Donald Walsh in ‘Conversations with God’ Book 3).
“God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into the world with a different collection of life circumstances that often severely challenge us, things that give us joy and in expressing our talents allow us to bless the people, the world around us.”
“The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you…and the seemingly difficult path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you.”
“When I let go of what (and who) I think I am, I become all that I can be… and am capable of being.” – craig (as adapted and inspired from Lao Tzu)
“Love God, yourself (and so ensure a life-long romance) and also your neighbour.”
The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at:
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk
Craig’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.anewdawnbook.wordpress.com
““Change YOUR world and you help change THE world…for the better
“Together, one mind, one heart, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, uplift, encourage … and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”
THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED
“You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring.”
“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you’ll hit neither”
– CS Lewis
When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith and love be the wings that carried you there.”
– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts
“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.