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Conversations About God with Neale Donald Walsch
Meet Neale Donald Walsch
Neale Donald Walsch has written 39 books on contemporary spirituality and its practical application in everyday life. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his early adult years thriving professionally yet searching for greater meaning in life. He has said that this yearning led to a series of deeply personal spiritual encounters, which he experienced as direct exchanges with the Divine. A series of books titled Conversations with God emerged from those moments through inspired writing, and they have been translated into 37 languages. Seven books in the series reached the New York Times bestseller list; Conversations with God-Book 1 remained there for over two-and-a-half years. His latest book is The God Solution, published in December 2020, which invites humanity to embrace a new global ethic based on a refined and clarified definition of God. The book proposes that there is a single statement of spiritual truth upon which all the world’s religions could agree and which would birth a shift of spiritual paradigms around the globe of such magnitude that it would produce peace and happiness on our planet at last. You can find out more at nealedonaldwalsch.com
Soul seekers, this is a conversation not to miss! Neale Donald Walsch graciously came back on the You-est You podcast to share greater and deeper insights about connecting with the divine and why we must start remembering our divinity and acting on it now. It’s a gift to share this interview, and I hope it brings you increased peace, spiritual connection, compassion, and awareness of who you really are. If you missed his previous episode, be sure to catch The God Solution.
It Took 35 Years To Become An Overnight Success
It’s easy to see a luminary like Neale Donald Walsch and think that his bestselling book, Conversations with God, was just an overnight success. In truth, Neale shared with us that his skill in writing and excellent communication skills relied on 35 years of experience as a radio host, journalist, actor, and performer. The book itself, an unplanned and extraordinary experience communicating with God, was not something he had planned for, yet the ability to write succinctly and with ease came from years of experience. It’s important to look at your own skills, talents, and experiences and trust that the divine has plans to put them to use in a way that will serve a higher good, as it did with Neale. Interestingly, right before the book sold millions of copies, Neale Donald Walsch’s life was certainly not a bestseller, as it was falling apart. He had been laid off, had major marriage issues, and suffered health problems. Soon after being laid off, he was hit by an older driver who didn’t see him and broke his neck. Neale ended up living on the sidewalk for an entire year (you read that right), and it wasn’t until a miracle part-time job at a radio station that he started to regain some semblance of a life with shelter, food, and a little bit of money. It was during this time when he lived in a small in-laws suite that he took out his yellow legal pad and began to vent his anger to God one early morning at 4 am. In pure anger and frustration, he asked questions like “Why me?” and What do you want from me? What does it take to make life work?” Then something incredible happened — Neale heard a voice that jokingly said, “Do you really want the answers?” From then on, he took dictation and wrote down what he was hearing, and started a paper dialogue.
Neale shared that he doesn’t view his writing or the book as channeled since no other entity or collective consciousness took over him or his writing. Instead, he sees this as inspired writing. He kept a record of what he was hearing and being told. In fact, early on in the Conversations with God book, God shares that it is constantly communicating with ALL of us. It’s up to us to listen. The real question is, who is listening? We often hear or sense this communication through an epiphany, our intuition, or what you might call a psychic hit.
The God Solution
Research shows the 8 out of 10 people believe in a Higher Power and that we have 4300 organized religions on the planet. Neale addresses the problem in his most recent and last book, The God Solution, that while we teach to act like God, we have it upside down in believing that God is judgmental, angry, condemning, and punishing. All of these are human characteristics and not true to God. We misunderstand what it means to be Godly and God-like. God’s job is not to fix things; rather God’s intention is to infuse the power of divinity within everyone. We need to change how we are using and connecting to this Higher Power and redefine God. Neale suggests redefining God as Pure Love; Pure Love means a need, want, expectation, and demanding absolutely nothing in return. This is where we must change our way of acting and being to emulate this God of Pure Love, which would mean loving your enemies, praying for those who persecuted you, and not expecting love in return. As Einstein said, you can’t solve a problem using the same energy that created it. It is a real call to action for humanity to embody this concept of Pure Love and be it in our daily lives. This starts in our homes and with those closest in our lives.
The Secret Ingredient To Changing Our Planet
The most important aspect of being a force for change and a light unto the darkness is weaving in compassion. Compassion allows you to forgive and love those who have hurt you. If we were to get enough people to be part of this theological evolution, we could change how our planet operates. Neale sums up the three most important steps for this kind of global change:
- Change our world view of God
- Give people back to themselves
- Awaken the human species
Be the Pure Love you wish to see in the world, starting with yourself!
It was such a pleasure having Neale Donald Walsch on the show once again. He has such insight on connecting your Higher Power. His series of inspired writing books show us how empowering it can be to lead a God-like life if we surrender to leading an existence of Pure Love. If you haven’t already, grab a copy of his The God Solution today.
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