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One is an extremely large and amazing concept. It may be the most important One. One by One, One-on-One, One Way, One Day. . .

We are All One. We are all made of the same elements. We are the stars above us, we are the ground beneath us. All One. We all have the same river running through us.

I’ve often thought this is a crucial step to Enlightenment along the Path. Being able to grasp this One. It’s not easy. It holds the Immenseness of the Universe. The Limitlessness of God. It’s a Big One. We humans are so fixated on the tiny details of every day living it becomes a large stretch for us to get our minds around us all being One.

Professor Cox and other Physicists and Astronomers perhaps see on a much larger scale than most of us. He, I’m sure, can get his big brain around the vastness and the age of the Universe.

But we On the Path take it further into God territory and it can get overwhelming out there. It’s a lot to take in, this All One, all at once. But it is a central belief of those of us On the Path. To really feel that One Ness. To take it all in.

In the landmark Conversations with God series, Book III, God talks about concepts even bigger than the Universe! When I read it, it is almost painful to shift consciousness back to our usual scale. The thoughts of Oneness are So Big.

It’s quite astounding the connection between us all and what that can do. What if we could harness our One Power? What great things could we do! Figure out our energy and environmental problems pretty quickly, I’d say, if we all were working as One. Can you imagine our planet coming together as One? (There was, I believe, an Outer Limits episode about an experiment to make a man into an alien to unite the planet against one common enemy.) In truth if everyone was doing okay, we would all be stronger for it. I wonder what we could do with the economy if we had One goal of working together for everyone’s good.

What One can do!

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A story, really any good story, is about someone.  I suppose that Someone could just as easily be a robot, a talking Mantis, a zombie, or anything else my more richly imaginative writer colleagues might conjure up.  At the end of the day, it is always about a person behind whatever costume is put on.

When writing hard-as-reality non-fiction, we are always writing about Someone. Even if the story is about a proposed dump site in your community, it comes down to a person (or persons) who are making it happen and/or being affected by it.

I’ve found this is also so in job searching (or at least that’s my theory, pre-landing). It’s about people.  Strictly speaking I’d say, whether it’s a job, an association or group, a small business or corporation, a piece of information, a resource you are seeking . . .  at the end of the line you will need to speak a person. One-on-one, person-to-person, leads to another, that leads to another.  And one can hope, to whatever you need.

And so it goes with a story.  You sketch together the stories of each person. The more people you include, (or the more deeply you draw them), the more well-rounded your story and fuller your outcome.  The story itself unfolds from what each Someone says and does, how this person relates to the people and situations around him or her.

In “Conversations with God, Book 1,” we are told that relationship is our greatest gift from God. It might well be our greatest asset, not only for personal and spiritual growth, but also as writers.

Relationship allows us insight into how we are operating, learning more about our own and others’ motivations.  These things that make us all tick are the stuff  writers use in Character building.  After all, how we choose to relate to each other and everything around us, defines our character – who we are and what we believe. This kind of understanding can lead us to a deeper feeling of unity with all beings.

So whether the person is fictional or real, whether we are developing a character in our minds, or dealing with one on this plane, we can cull amazing insight through our relationship to others.

Everyone’s talking about it.  It is the backbone of the Law of Attraction.

It’s a theory that says if you can act like it’s already happening –  already in your life, you are already the person you choose to be – you create a better conduit, set up better causes and conditions for it to manifest.

Susan Jeffers explains how it works, in her book Embracing Uncertainty. “If you act-as-if long enough, your mind lets in the possibility that something is so. And, ultimately, you are able to embrace the reality that it is so.”

I’ve recently been introduced to “Ted Talks.”  I listened to a brilliant talk by Amy Cuddy called, “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.” She is an expert on hormones and has done extensive study on body language and how the movement and placement of your body can greatly effect your mood and your life.

She spoke about “Faking it until you make it.” Her theory was that some people feel like a fraud doing this.  Her turn of the phrase adds an intention to “Fake it until you Become it.”  If you are striving to become something, it is not being a fake.  And that is really the heart of Acting as If.  Not to fool anyone – least of all yourself – but to practice until you become it.

Many spiritual practices and teachers, including the Buddha, tell us that which we want is always waiting for us to just see it.

The great writer and teacher, Dorothea Brande said, “All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success.”

Even C.S. Lewis had something to say about it. “The rule for us all is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you love your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.”

I believe it was Caroline Myss who said that money is a substance that faith attracts.  Believing the money will be there, acting as if it is,  is a strong indicator that it will be.  Why the rich tend to get richer and the poor stay the same.

It all adds up to the Conversations With God teaching about how most people say, “Well if I had this, I could be that and then I could do what I need to do.”  But what if we change that up and call it Do Be Have?  If we do it first, if we act as if it’s here already, fake it until we make it, we will Become it and then we will have it.  It’s not hard to believe that could greatly speed up the manifesting process.

Susan Jeffers wondered what we could accomplish if we acted as if we truly made a difference in this world.  Can you imagine?

Just this past week, I saw a pattern of mine.  People say they’re going to help me and for one reason or another, it doesn’t happen.  I can’t blame them because there has been a dizzying array of faces in this place for me.  It can’t be anyone’s fault but mine:   this even happens to me when the person hasn’t offered a thing.

Let’s say I have an issue.  I see that I have arrangements to meet with several people over the next few days who could offer some good perspective.  Lo and behold, the dates get cancelled, or I show up and the other person has something more important to talk about and my issue never even reaches the table.

This is clearly all about me and my pattern.  Why, I would tend to wonder, upon seeing this unfold once again, do I thwart myself like this?  With this latest go-round, I’d say I might have even expected it.  Don’t I want the help?  Of course I do.  Then, why?

Nothing.  Why would I do this to myself?  I can’t think of a reason. Okay, what if I take the positive slant and turn it around?  What if I ask instead, “What am I trying to help myself see?”  What would I do or say if I was going to use this a lesson?

When I phrased it that way, 3 things came to me:

1) Quite clearly, life is trying to tell me to just figure it out by myself and stop expecting others to do it for me. Conversations with God Book 1 says that there is no sin – except maybe to take someone else’s word for it.

2) That doesn’t mean I don’t need the help and support of others from time to time.  So maybe I can  be more proactive about getting help.  I’m the one who’s asking for it, after all.  Don’t let it slide.  Stay with it until I find the answer to the question I seek.  Get clear on what it is I want to know. The more specific I am, the more likely I am to get an answer. I might also try to ask for one thing at a time, instead of a general ~ I need help with this issue.

3) Be sure I follow through on my offers to help others.  It always pays to act the way you want others to act.  Like attracts like.  What goes around, comes around.  I have found in matters such as these, that it is not however, necessarily, the path you are expecting it to be.  (Networking, I believe, works on the same principle.)  You may be talking to one person, but that energy can spread to others.  Lots of others. You never know from where unexpected help may come.

In the end it just doesn’t matter if, in fact, I was thwarting myself because of some fear of success or deep down I’m afraid of what they will say or what I will need to do about it . . .   Waste of time.  That’s just an ugly quagmire.

This way, instead of kicking myself, wallowing in self pity or feeling myself a loser, a victim, afraid, I have an action plan for how I can move forward.

I understand the concept. It’s about energy and vibration.  If I’m vibrating with love now, I will attract similar vibrations.  If I’m picking at things I don’t care for in my current situation, I’m likely to keep finding things wrong in the next situation.  If I don’t harmonize or vibrate the way I want to feel, I’ll never make it to “there.”  I need to accept the now with the same feeling I would accept what I want.

But, I’ve been wrestling with this for days. I get caught up in thinking that if I love that which I do not choose, it will become my Then. Doesn’t that kinda figure? It feels wrong (or odd) to say I love this the way it is, if I don’t. I’m frankly nervous about giving my thumbs up, if you will, to things I really choose to change. There is no use telling me that things change because sometimes it feels like they don’t. It sure looks like I’m stuck in the same stuff I’ve been trying to change.

Okay, I know that life is always changing  – even if it’s not the way I imagine. I guess what this concept teaches is that it’s about feeling good no matter what and then things will change to meet the new vibration. But how does that work, anyway? Do those good feelings and vibrations transform my life into what I want?  How does life know how to change?  From my Want?  Vision?  The Intention?  The good vibes?  What’s to keep life from staying the same since I seem to be so happy with the way things are now?

Sometimes I feel like I’m trying to wedge good feeling into things that don’t naturally generate them.  I know what feels good and this is not it!  Maybe I’m straddling the two.  Thinking I can somehow lasso the life I have to the life I want. If I pull hard enough they will come together. They have to become one, eventually, don’t they?

Do I need to look at what I Do Not Choose more carefully so I can figure out how to change it?  But that leads me to ask,: Why isn’t this change working?  What am I doing wrong?   No, thank you.  That feels like a closed valve, keeping good things from coming my way.

The Positive Slant says, why not?  Doesn’t it feel better to love my now AND my then?   The Secret, of course, is to love what you have.

Could I live without an intention or a goal, though?  Seems hard to me.  As Paulette Terrels has said, What if your Purpose is Peace?  Or Love?  Or even Joy?  Rather that this or that _____.

The things I love in my current life don’t have to have anything to do with what I may not “prefer at the moment.”  I can base my Joy on Whatever Happens or on things that are connected to the situation only by their flavor – like joy or peace.

A practice might be to find those things that feel good which are not directly connected to the life situation or the thing I do not choose. Not entangling myself in what I do and do not want. Like finding some middle ground between the two.  A bridge which could connect them.  What are some things I Love about now? Being able to help others. Taking a walk on a beautiful fall day. Thoughts about my future.  A drink of cool fresh water. Having time to express my art.  Being with people I love. Taking good care of myself. Doing something special for me or my loved ones.

The trick, according to”Conversations with God,” is . . . To choose something while not condemning, but loving too, that which you do not choose. For one thing, this thing I do not choose is what brought me here – closer to that which I Do Want.

The key then is to love whatever is happening, holding my intention lightly.  After all, loving life every moment does not lock an otherwise not wanted situation in place.  The more I can love whatever is in front of me, the more of that same feeling I’ll get.

In the end, it must be about getting past Do and Do Not Want – into Acceptance of whatever is there. It’s all a Joy, all a ride.

The second class in the Smart module of the book that never was is “Emotion Chemistry.”  This class will take the reader into the lab to observe emotions at play.

Section one is Exploring the Table of Emotions

As there is a Table of the Elements of Life, there can also be a Table of Emotions.  Your emotions direct your actions.  Anyone who has ever lost his or her temper knows this is true.

Knowing which emotion you are processing gives you a lot information about where you are in the present moment.  How you are reacting to what’s going on. The awareness also keeps you focused in the now.

This might seem a bit ambiguous, to decide if the emotion makes you feel “good” or “bad.”  What about those pesky “neutral” feelings in the middle?

To try to get a grasp on the wiggling nature of emotions, it helps to separate them.  We can see them falling into different families, such as physical feelings, like pain or heat or mental feelings such as love or frustration. Another family might be positive or negative feelings, Another might be those inspiring to create, or making you stop in your tracks.

The easiest way to slice them is to ask, is this emotion backed by love or fear?  This simple distinction can give you a tidy frame of reference.  You can usually tell if you feel comfortable in it or not. Broadly speaking, anything that doesn’t make you feel jazzed up, full of energy, ready to go, overflowing, could be considered on the fear side.

In “Conversations with God, Book 3,” God names the five natural emotions: Love, Fear, Grief, Anger, and Envy.  He explains it like this: “The five natural emotions include love and fear, yet love and fear are the basis for all emotions.  The other three of the five natural emotions are outgrowths of these two.”   And, He adds, in the end, it’s all love anyway. . .

It’s a fine thing to master the art of quickly naming your emotions.  Naming something gives you more control over it, helps you to understand it and express it more naturally.  Once you’ve sensed that you’re getting angry, you have time to decide how you want to use it.  In this way you can use your feelings in a natural way. You can see the anger telling you this is something you do not choose.  And within that, find the love.  Grief teaches you about letting go, Envy helps you to reach for more.

So, being able to identify which emotion you’re feeling helps you to feel it, process it and use the knowledge. With that, you can make a new decision how to proceed.

In my files, I have several lists of things I can do to protect myself.  There are no words with them to explain what exactly I was trying to protect myself from.  But I’m guessing it’s about protection from negative thoughts and feelings which could drag me down. I have gathered them together here, eliminating the duplicates and fleshing out each one.  I hope the ways help to protect you, too.

1)  Remember to Not Take Things Personally
This is an important piece of advice.  Especially if when I’m after something and frequently come up against rejection and/or frustration.  People are so busy these days and so immersed in their own dramas.  Most of the slights I feel personally have nothing to do with me. Even if they do sometimes, I can’t know for sure.  That person is unlikely to say, “I didn’t choose you because I don’t like the beady look in your eyes,” for instance.  So, I might as well just let it go.  That’s just are how my eyes are, after all.  Most of the time people act according to their own needs and agendas, which have little to do with me.  Let it go.
 
2)  Relinquish Being Right or Having to Prove Anything
Wow!  This takes a huge weight off me.  It will keep many an argument from ever happening (and save on the bad feelings, too!)  So often I try to convince someone of something when they are certain they know something else.  Sometimes I’ve been able to change a person’s mind, but if it doesn’t happen after my best points, I might as well give it up.  It won’t change what I know to be right.  It’s important to remember that truth is in the eye of the beholder.  If all I’m after is for the other person to say, “Okay, you’re right,” I’d better think of something more constructive to do with my efforts.

3)  Be Impeccable with My Words
This is from “The Four Agreements” by Don Miquel Ruiz. This seems so very important to me, as a person who loves words.  Part of this is in not promising what I can’t deliver, and, of course, in telling the truth as I see it.  But it’s also about gossiping about others. Or using negative words to describe something or someone when more neutral words would suffice.  If I don’t want negative waves coming at me or sinking in, I have to be careful not generate them myself. 

4)  Say What I Need to Say
Boy, can I feel it when I don’t do this!  Sometimes, for me anyway, just getting it out on the pages of my journal can help.  There are a few things that will eat away at you more than things left unsaid.  I try to find some way to do it. Like, it might be easier to write it rather than doing it face to face.  Whatever it takes to it get out. One precaution:  be sure to have emotions under control before expressing.  They will surely muddy the waters.  And I don’t want to pollute the world any more.  (See 3 above.)

5) Treat Myself Like a Precious Object
This is a quote from Julia Cameron, in her amazing book “The Artist’s Way.”  She went on to say that doing this will make you strong. (Sounds like a good protection to me!) One way to do this is to listen to my body and heed its calling.  If I’m hungry, eat.  If I’m tired, find time to rest. It also means making good choices for my health. Remembering that when I’m healthy and strong there’s nothing I can’t do.  An important aspect of this is to protect myself from others’ negativity.  That can be harmful; like second hand smoke.  I’ve heard tell of people who put up an imaginary shield.  I sometimes repeat positive mantras or just get far away from them.  Also, I want to do the things that refuel me. That’s a good way to protect my health and build my immunity.  When I think of myself as a precious object, it’s easier to remember to do these things.

6)  Go Easy on Myself
Certainly we can call this a part of treating myself like a precious object.  But I think it’s so important it should be on its own.  Sometimes the biggest threat is from the inside. I can be so incredibly hard on myself (and I suspect I’m not the only one).  This entails appreciating what I do and giving myself rewards.  It’s also about accepting myself when I don’t.  I need to offer myself the allowance that I can only do what I can do.  And respect that if I could, I would. To avoid that situation, I might be careful not to over plan or over promise.  It’s important for me to pay attention to what I’m saying to myself.  Going easy certainly means not kicking myself for anything.  Would I do that to a child?

7) Keep to My Own Counsel
Now I’m all for listening to what others have to say. There is much wisdom to be gained from that.  But I need to temper it.  I must pass everything through my own filter.  I cannot change my mind simply because someone else said I should.  Unless the new information feels right to me, I will not integrate it.  I’ve gotten myself twisted into knots by taking someone else’s word as law.  God said, in “Conversations with God,” that if there’s anything called “sin” it would be taking someone else’s word for something.  Strong words.

8)  Do What I Say I’m Going to Do
This may seem to be part of being impeccable with my words, but it pertains to what I say to myself.  It’s about following through on my plans, doing what I planned to do.  When I do, I always feel empowered, stronger somehow.  This means keeping my promises to myself.  “I promise I will do this tomorrow.”  Or “I promise to reward myself after I do this.”  It’s that satisfied, whole feeling that comes from exercising your integrity.

9)  Know What’s Important to Me
When I know this, it protects me from making the wrong decisions.  I keep a regular list of the Things That are Important to Me, like my writing and being of service to others with it.  This gives me a framework for all I do. It’s a set of priorities to work from.  And it reminds me what my dreams are.

10) Keep Coming Back
This simple phrase from Alcoholics Anonymous reminds me not to give up.  To stay close to whatever it is I’m trying to do.  Keep my nose pressed to the glass. Never stop just because I’ve run into a snag.  It is persistence which affords success.  It protects me from failure. Because the only way to fail is to give up.

What other ways do you use to protect yourself?

In “Conversations with God,” by Neale Donald Walsch, they talk about The Sponsoring Thought.

Prayer, God says is merely a “fervent statement of what is so.”  Most of our prayers are for things we want.  That means, “behind every supplication is a thought that you do not have now what you wish.”  That is the fervent thought: That something is missing from your life. 

God says the only thought that will override this is, “The thought held in faith that God will give you what you want, without fail.”  Holding that thought means you don’t have to ask for it.  So prayer becomes just gratitude. Saying thanks for what you have (and all you know is coming.)

But what I find particularly interesting in this is that the Sponsoring Thought doesn’t need to changed. You can just stop it in its tracks.  If generating that kind of faith is a big leap for you, there is a simpler method: Act before you Think.

Yes, we are all told over and over to Think before we Act.  I don’t know about you, but I can easily pile up thoughts in a matter of seconds.  To wit: I was sitting, on Saturday morning, at the table by the door, enjoying the fresh air.  I don’t know where you live, but here between the geographical location and climate change, there aren’t a lot of beautiful days.  Here was one of them.  On one of the breezes came the notion to call my neighbor and take a walk.  It might be my only chance that day as there were plans afoot to go to a party later in the afternoon.  But then they started: Do I really want to do this?  I’m having a fine time sitting here.  My tea will get cold.  Will I have time to do all I need to do before the party?  Maybe I should just stay put.

Before I could take another sip of tea, I had demolished the idea of going for a walk.  Being an aware person, I noticed this and decided to go ahead and take the walk anyway.  It was a lovely time, visiting with my friend, getting more of that perfect air and getting in some movement. My tea was fine, my plans were fine.  I was following my first thought

“You must act quickly,” God says,” as your mind will kill the idea before you know it.” As I almost did. Squashed the thought right out of existence.

Act before you think.  Following your joyful impulses.  A radical concept. And, you say, not always practical in most lives.  But I venture to guess that everyone can find moments of following it, practicing it.  And if you can replace some of your supplications with prayers of gratitude you may just find there is more time and space to act before you think.  You will come to trust those first thoughts.

That one simple thought, that isn’t attached to fifty more, is usually the right thought, the higher self-directed thought.  That guidance will never force itself on you.  You have to slow down the pile up of thoughts so you can listen and make the choice to follow it.  The more you follow it, the louder it will become and the quieter the Sponsoring Thought of Lack will be.

“Affirmations are more powerful than requests, for they remind you that you already have what you seek.” – Alan Cohen

Affirmations, I believe, are a really good tool for generating the feeling of having instead of the neediness in a plea of I want.

Affirmations tend to get a bad rap. Some people say it’s just a fantasy. That you can’t wish something into being simply by saying it over and over. It does no good to say, for instance, the sun is shining, when, frankly, it isn’t. I always seem to be convinced when others argue against affirmations.

But I have been using them for years and I find that my attitude is less bright when I forget them. Simple as that.

What Alan Cohen says makes sense. The power of affirmations is in the feeling they create. Affirmations shift you from saying, I want this, to the more present tense form of affirmation that says, I have this. Through this process you help yourself to feel what it’s like to have it already.

“Conversations with God” (as well as others) talk about the construction of “I want.” That it comes from a place of lack. After all, if you had it, you wouldn’t want it. In CWG, God tells us that using “I choose” is a more powerful statement.

Affirmations re-mind you to look more carefully. An affirmation like, “I am easily and joyfully receiving money from multiple sources,” keeps you open to noticing when and where you get money. You may find you’ve received an unexpected pay back, a refund check, and your regular income stream. Truth, reaffirmed. With the feeling intact, you are ready to draw more of the same.

Affirmations help you to tune into your life to see all that you currently have. And all that you are.

Recently, I had the opportunity to hear about how a good friend came to find God.  A “new birth,” he called it.  It was powerful and intense and led him to the pulpit.  Where he remains to this day, a faithful spiritual warrior. 

It was a moving story.  And it made me stop and think about my own “new birth.”  Surely, my conversion was not as grand as his.  If I’ve had an Epiphany of God, it must have come when I read “Conversations with God I, II and III.”

I was raised a Catholic.  Church every Sunday, along with a visit to the priest’s home next to the church.  I often think my mother did it only to have a nip of the Holy Wine.  But though I was not present for or old enough to partake in any spiritual discussions that might have gone on, I was still in the presence of that deep, abiding faith.

As any good Catholic, I was dutifully Confirmed and Communion-ed.  I nearly attended Catholic School, too.  It seemed appealing to me at the time; I liked the uniform idea and the gray socks.  But, gratefully I was saved from that.  Heaven knows what would have become of me!  I was never suited to be a Catholic School Girl.

I grew up with a feeling of connection to God, but more so like a parent watching over me. In Conversations with God, Book 1, God said, “You have projected the role of ‘parent’ onto God, and have thus come up with a God Who judges and rewards or punishes, based on how good He feels about what you’ve been up to.” I had a genuine love for God, along with a healthy dose of respect, with a twinge of fear if I didn’t behave.  It kept me well within the lines, despite my rebellious nature.  I never denied God, not even, I should say, in a moment of doubt.  I always knew He was there.  But as my life wore on, I began to wonder what that meant.

It was about that time (you’ll pardon me if I don’t want to tell my age) – when I first discovered I had no clue what role God played in my life – that I had, perhaps, a fleeting moment of doubt. That must have been what inspired both my beloved teachers, Paulette and Cherie, to recommend, in the same week, that I read “Conversations with God.”  My Special FBI Agent Cooper Rule: (I believe his Rule is “When two things happen simultaneously, pertaining to the same line of inquiry, we must pay strict attention.”  Mine is slightly different.)  When I hear the same message twice in a short span of time, I  pay strict attention.

I did.  I was completely blown away by it!  I couldn’t get enough of it.  It resonated with every beat of my heart.  I heard God speaking to me.  It was a God I could fall in love with, I could have a friendship and relationship with.  It was the God, the Parent, I had always wanted.  Super-Sized Parent.  The completely whole parent. 

The first book is like a God-sized hug.  Whenever I need to feel well-loved, I read a passage from it.  “Must you speak in hushed tones when you speak to Me?  Are slang words or tough language outside My ken?  I tell you, you can speak to Me as you would speak with your best friend.”

God doesn’t often make definitive statements about How Life Is.  But when He does, it’s like you’ve been waiting your whole life to hear it.  It feels so right.  And He encourages us to not take all this right away, but run it through our heart and see how it feels.

I refer to God as He, as a rule, but She is just as likely to show up.  God is not caught in that either/or construction that we live with.  God explains that we live in a world of relativity that comes down to Love or Fear: Up/Down, In/Out, Male/Female, Here/There.  In God’s world, it’s more about Here, There, and what’s in between. There are not the polar opposites that serve us on the journey we’ve undertaken. “In matters of gross relationship (in this world – A), you recognize no ‘in-between’.  That is because gross relationships are dyads, whereas relationships of the higher realm are invariably triads.  Hence, there is left-right, up-down, big-small, fast-slow, hot-cold, and the greatest dyad ever created: male-female.  There is no in-between in these dyads.  A thing is either one thing or the other, or some greater or lesser version in relationship to one of these polarities.”  May I let Him speak a little more: “Within the realm of sublime relationship nothing which exists has an opposite.  All is One, and everything progresses from one to the other in a never-ending cycle.”

She unveils, in the first book, simple but profound concepts like the purpose of life: To remember who you really are (who we all really are: the manifestation, the individuation of God) and choose who you wish to be.  Big Stuff!  Want some more?

In “CWG II,” God talks at length about the paradigm shift the world needs if it is to become the world we say we all want it to be.  Peaceful, for one.  God talks about education, politics, the environment.  She makes no pronouncements about what we have to do.  In fact, He stresses the fact there’s nothing we have to do to please Him.  He cares not which toys we choose to play with.  He knows that God is a huge target, so we can’t miss Him.  When Neale presses Her on something, She answers with the caveat that whatever suggestions She gives are within the context of what we say we want.  Not what She wants us to do.  I have read it again, through the last year or so, looking for hints of what has transpired since the writing and publishing of the book.  I find no specific predictions, but the concepts still hold true, perhaps even more so.

The third book, “Conversations with God III,” takes you to such far places and such huge concepts it’s somewhat jarring to return to something like what’s for dinner or if your socks match.  You must open yourself to such wide vistas, it almost hurts to shrink your mind again.  You will not believe the things God has to say in this book!

There are other books in the series – check out the web site here for more information. I feel these three books are the core of the philosophy that God wanted to bring to the world now, “. . . in terms so plain, you cannot misunderstand. In language so simple, you cannot be confused.  In vocabulary so common, you cannot get lost in the verbiage.”

Thank You, God (and Neale Donald Walsch) for delivering these amazing books to us!

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