via: Pondercentral Here is just a bit of this posting. It is quite reflective in it's honest appraisal of RELIGION as we know it. ATTRIBUTE: MJM Photographie via FLickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/58070554@N03/6228232042 BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, July 31st, 2015 by Neale Donald Walsch in THE NEW REVELATIONS Posted on July 30, 2015 by jmaz479 “The basic message of all the sacred scriptures is the same. What is different is how human beings have been interpreting them. There is nothing “wrong” with having different interpretations. What may not benefit you, however, is separating yourself over these differences, making each other wrong because of these differences, and killing each other as a result of these differences. Please continue reading these reflections on religion on Pondercentral. Thanks for checking this out. Enjoy your weekend!
Passing along this message of clarification for readers on every level. For some of us have been told WE are the problem, we create our situations, therefore we must "fix" them. While this still can be considered "true", the actual Truth of that message needs a little more explanation. Neale Donald Walsh does a masterful job of explaining it here. Thanks for reading! Michelle My dear friends... The message that for many years spiritual teachers have been sharing-that "you are creating your own reality"-can be a dangerous teaching if it is not fully explained. There are two things you must know about the "you create your own reality" teaching: (1) First, it must be explained (as we have done several times here now) that you are not "creating" anything, but merely noticing or remembering its existence, then, by focusing on it, calling it forth as a "manifestation" from the Field of Infinite Possibilities that is the Always Now/Always Here of things. What you are creating is your Interior Reality of these manifestations. It is in this sense that the statement "You are creating your own Reality" is true. (2) Second, you must understand that even what we call the act of "creating" the Exterior Events of our lives is not something that anyone is doing alone. No Exterior Event in Physicality is created by any single individual. Such a thing is impossible. These two little points are not "little" points at all. Indeed, no small matters, they. For with these huge understandings we are relieved of the mental and emotional stress, frustration, pressure, and problems which could eventuate from us imagining that we are responsible for all that is going on in the world-or for that matter, in our personal lives. Even more beneficially, these are marvelous tools with which to move through those occurrences, integrating them with greater ease into our earthly experience. So let's take one final look at these two points. We'll discuss Point #1 this week and Point #2 in our next issue of this Bulletin. Point Number 1: Since everything that ever was, is now, and ever will be, Is Now, the act of pure creation is impossible. What we call "creation" is really an act of awareness. It is the act of becoming aware of a particular portion of What Is So. Awareness is achieved by putting your attention on something. You are seeing that something is there, but if you are recognizing that it is there for what seems like the first time, the seeing of it produces the impression that you have placed it there. This is the illusion called "creation." As I have endeavored to point out here now multiple times, there are two kinds of Events in our experience on this planet. There are Exterior Events, which are Physical, and there Interior Events, which are Metaphysical. Put simply, there is what is happening, and there is what we think about what is happening. Most people don't contextualize their movement through the moments of their life in this way. Yet this is precisely the way we are getting through our days. First, something happens. Either we do something, or something is done to or around us. Second, we have a thought about what is happening. Our thought follows the occurrence so quickly that we often meld the two into one. We imagine that the Exterior Event and the Interior Event are the Same Event. They are not. And this is one of the greatest secrets ever withheld from humankind. We are not told this in school. We are not informed of this by our society. We are not brought in on this secret by our common culture. No one wants us to know this. Why? Because if we know this, we suddenly have complete control over our Reality. And that is the last thing that our society wants us to have. How can a society as a group be controlled if every member of that society has complete individual control over his or her own Reality? The aim of every totalitarian society, then, is to get you to stop thinking for yourself by doing your thinking for you, and to convince you to adopt its thinking rather than embracing your own. The First Freedom is not "freedom of speech." The First Freedom is Freedom of Thought. Always remember that. And this is the one Freedom that no one can ever take away from you. That is what makes you a Divine Being. That is what makes you the Sovereign in your own Kingdom. That is what makes you "God." For you do, indeed, have the power to "create your own reality," interiorly, of any Exterior Event. You can think anything you want to think about what is going on around you; about what has happened in your life; even about a future that you imagine might occur. Your Thoughts are your powerful tools, and no one can stop you from using them. Nelson Mandela proved that during 26 years of incarceration by the rogue minority white regime that had for so long controlled South Africa. St. Joan (also known as Joan of Arc) proved that during the French persecutions. And Jesus proved that during the entire second half of his life. Others have proved it as well. Winston Churchill proved it when the Exterior Events produced by Hiter's Nazi air force would have had him believe that England was doomed. Jonas Salk proved it when medical science would have had him believe that there was just no cure for polio. Martin Luther King Jr., Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, and Harvey Milk proved it when American society said that blacks, women, and gays were not equal to white male heterosexuals, and should therefore not be given equal opportunity, equal pay, or equal rights. And you prove it every time you decide that Conventional Wisdom about anything just may be wrong-or at the very least, incomplete-and that you and you alone get to decide what is Real and True for you. You do this by using the Mechanics of the Mind. This is how your Interior Reality is created. It is far too sophisticated a machinery for me to describe it to you here. I strongly, strongly advise you to find a copy of When Everything Changes, Change Everything and read it from top to bottom. Take notes in the margins. Underline or highlight in yellow its many incredibly powerful and pertinent passages. Get the book and read it now. It is changing lives all over the place. (Am I trying to sell one more copy of a book I have written? No. More than 7.5 million copies of books I have written have already been sold. I don't need to sell any more. What I am hoping to do is help change your life. I am hoping to offer you something that could open a doorway to that.) We'll explore Point #2 above in this space next week. Until then, I wish you well on your journey. Hugs and love, Neale P.S. The thoughts above come from The Holy Experience, a full-length book that you may download for free at www.nealedonaldwalsch.com. Simply click on the Free Resources icon. * Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before beginning his now famous conversation with God. His With God series of books has been translated into 34 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives. 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This is so true- I read it after I came home on Monday from a long day of appointments. The last lady who assisted me really made me feel like all is well and that I too have loads to share. Get out of your own way and share your light, joy and laughter with the world. What are you keeping it for? It is meant to be shared - so get to sharing!
On this day of your life, I believe God wants you to know...
..that you have something important to contribute
to your world today.
Every day God sends you one person for whom you hold a gift in your hand. You will not know what it is until that person greets you, but you will then know it immediately.
The only questions remaining will be: Will you give your gift? Right then and there? Fully and completely?
By the end of this day you will know why you received this message just now.
Love, Your Friend....
Hello, This is actually an extended post. The "post" part is from Neale Donald Walsh's daily emails titled "I Believe God Wants You To Know" The amazing thing is, I got an email from Mr. Walsh last week, that I opened and "participated" in over the weekend. The result was so amazing, I emailed the site via info@ to request if I could post the video here on my blog.
While they advised they could not speak for Mr. Walsh, this is the email that came on Thursday. Please read and I will tie them together at the end of the post. Thanks
I Believe God Wants You To Know January 26, 2012
On this day of your life, Michelle, I believe God wants you to know...
...that God is talking to you every minute of every hour of every day.
You are never alone, or without help or guidance, counsel or advice. You need but purely and earnestly
ask a question and God will answer you, directly and immediately. The answer may come in an unexpected form, but it
will come.Your only job then will be to not ignore it; to see it for what it is. For all you know these very words
may be an answer to your question about whether God is even listening to you or offering you guidance.
Love, your friend Neale
Now, here is my personal revelation. Mr. Walsh sent out a video for a 7 minute exercise. It does not take seven minutes.
He advised to get yourself into a quiet space (no distractions) empty your mind, turn off your thoughts. ASK God your question. Then, LISTEN for the answer!
This is what I did and my results were astonishing, even to me! I have never believed I needed anyone to "speak" to God on my behalf, though I know that prayer works on a definitive level.
However, this was different, this was personal, this was REAL!
So, I asked my question and immediately got my answer. The answer was quiet, loving and peaceful. My answer was "This is not real. I need you to trust Me!"
My heart recognized this loving answer and responded with a flood of tears-gratitude for both the answer and the acknowledgement that God is indeed talking to me every day.
Try it and see what happens for you.
Visit Neale Donald Walsh to get additional details. As he has stated, it may not be right away, but you will get an answer. Trust the process, trust your heart, Trust GOD! You have nothing to lose but FEAR!
Thanks for reading.