“This is the goal of your soul. This is its purpose — to fully realise itself while in the body; to become the embodiment of all that it really is.
This is My plan for you. This is My ideal: that I should become realised through you.
That thus, concept is turned into experience, that I might know myself experientially.
The Laws of the Universe are laws that I laid down. They are perfect laws, creating perfect function of the physical.
Have you ever seen anything more perfect than a snowflake? Its intricacy, its design, its symmetry, its conformity to itself and originality from all else — all are a mystery.
You wonder at the miracle of this awesome display of nature. Yet, if I can do this with a single snowflake, what think you I can do — have done — with the Universe?”
This is an extract from Conversations with God: Book 1 by Neale Donald Walsh.
Conversations with God is one of the most beautiful book series ever written. Filled with love and wisdom, it covers many existential topics all related to human life.
The “Conversations with God”series includes four books which all became international best-sellers. The first one was published in 1995 and the last one in 2017. They consist in Neale Donald Walsh asking existential and relatable questions to God and having him answer them through him.
Who is Neale Donald Walsh?
Neale Donald Walsh is an American author. Born in 1943 in Wisconsin, he grew up in a Roman Catholic family who always encouraged him to pursue his spiritual endeavours.
Just before writing his first book, Neal found himself in very hard place. After several failed marriages, breaking his neck in a car accident and being homeless for some time, Neale was at a time of despair and decided to share his anger with God by writing him a letter containing questions such as: “What does it take to make life work?”
He was surprised to have an answer back. An inner voice which he described as being soft, warm and loving, dictated him answers to his questions. Walsh would wake up in the middle of the night for weeks to write down questions along with the answers. This eventually led to the publishing of 28 books translated into 37 languages. The wisdom, love and truth characterised in his books resonated with many people around the globe and caused his work to be described as “life changing”. As a result, Neale became a recognized transformational teacher soon after.
I wanted to outline some of the main messages found in his books:
Each human being is on a sacred journey from birth to death and each of us has a divine purpose. Unfortunately, most do not follow this divine purpose.
We are all One. There is only One Thing, and all things are part of the One Thing there is. This means that you are Divine. You are not your body, you are not your mind, and you are not your soul. You are the unique combination of all three, which comprises the Totality Of You. You are an individuation of Divinity; an expression of God on Earth.
There’s nothing you have to do. There is much you will do, but nothing you are required to do. God wants nothing, needs nothing, demands nothing, commands nothing.
God talks to everyone, all the time. The question is not: To whom does God talk? The question is: Who listens?
Death does not exist. What you call “death” is merely a process of Re-Identification.
You are the creator of your own reality. You create using the Three Tools of Creation: Thought, Word, and Action.
“All human actions are motivated at their deepest level by two emotions : fear or love. In truth there are only two emotions–only two words in the language of the soul…. Fear wraps our bodies in clothing, love allows us to stand naked. Fear clings to and clutches all that we have, love gives all that we have away. Fear holds close, love holds dear. Fear grasps, love lets go. Fear rankles, love soothes. Fear attacks, love amends.”
Later, Walsh founded several non-profit organizations like the ‘ReCreation Foundation, Inc’, ‘Humanity’s Team and the ‘Changing Change Network’ .