You are about to have an extraordinary experience. You are about to have a conversation with God. Yes, yes. I know…that’s not possible. You probably think (or have been taught) that’s not possible. One can talk to God, sure, but not with God. I mean, God is not going to talk back, right? At least not in the form of a regular, everyday kind of conversation!
That’s what I thought, too. Then this book happened to me. And I mean that literally. This book was not written by me, it happened to me. And in your reading of it, it will happen to you, for we are all led to the truth for which we are ready.
The first volume of Conversations with God was in the New York Times bestsellers chart for 137 weeks, and the whole work has been translated in over thirty languages, changing many people’s lives.
What gave birth to this beautiful work it’s a story of hardship and pain, but with a happy ending: at the beginning of the ‘90s, Neale Donald Walsch, a professional in the media field, loses everything: his home, his family, his job, and his health. He becomes homeless; he desperately tries to build up a new life for himself but all looks hopeless, until one day, when everything seems completely lost, he screams all his anger and pain to God. He didn’t expect an answer, yet he got one. God starts talking to him, from inside Neale’s heart.
Shaken by this event, at first feeling crazy and scared, Neale writes down his dialogues with God that, in 1995, get published (it’s the first volume of the work) and become an international bestseller.
This is a whole new way to see and communicate with God compared to the way we’ve been taught by institutions, but when you read Walsch’s book you feel it’s genuine, true and, above all, applicable to our everyday life.
The II and III volumes are more metaphysical, whilst volume I is suitable for anyone looking for an answer or a guide to find himself. The topics are relationships, work, abundance, and much more.
A film, based on Volume I, was screened in 2006, and in the following video you can taste one of the most touching and beautiful dialogues with God: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQvN8m79Moc
Quotes from the book:
To live your life without expectation—without the need for specific results —that is freedom. That is Godliness. That is how I live.
A true Master is not the one with the most students, but one who creates the most Masters. A true leader is not the one with the most followers, but one who creates the most leaders. A true king is not the one with the most subjects, but one who leads the most to royalty. A true teacher is not the one with the most knowledge, but one who causes the most others to have knowledge. And a true God is not One with the most servants, but One who serves the most, thereby making Gods of all others. For this is both the goal and the glory of God: that His subjects shall be no more, and that all shall know God not as the unattainable, but as the unavoidable.
If you cannot love your Self, you cannot love another. Many people make the mistake of seeking love of Self through love for another. Of course, they don’t realize they are doing this. It is not a conscious effort. It’s what’s going on in the mind. Deep in the mind. In what you call the subconscious. They think: “If I can just love others, they will love me. Then I will be lovable, and I can love me.”
The reverse of this is that so many people hate themselves because they feel there is not another who loves them. This is a sickness—it’s when people are truly “lovesick” because the truth is, other people do love them, but it doesn’t matter. No matter how many people profess their love for them, it is not enough.
First, they don’t believe you. They think you are trying to manipulate them —trying to get something. (How could you love them for who they truly are? No. There must be some mistake. You must want something! Now what do you want?)
They sit around trying to figure out how anyone could actually love them. So they don’t believe you, and embark on a campaign to make you prove it. You have to prove that you love them. To do this, they may ask you to start altering your behavior.
Think about what you want to be, do, and have. Think about it often until you are very clear about this. Then, when you are very clear, think about nothing else. Imagine no other possibilities.
Throw all negative thoughts out of your mental constructions. Lose all pessimism. Release all doubts. Reject all fears. Discipline your mind to hold fast to the original creative thought.
When your thoughts are clear and steadfast, begin to speak them as truths. Say them out loud. Use the great command that calls forth creative power: I am. Make I-am statements to others. “I am” is the strongest creative statement in the universe. Whatever you think, whatever you say, after the words “I am” sets into motion those experiences, calls them forth, brings them to you.
There is no other way the universe knows how to work. There is no other route it knows to take. The universe responds to “I am” as would a genie in a bottle.