Conversations with God: an uncommon dialogue. Book 2

By  Neale Donald Walsch

ISBN-13: 978-1-57174-400-5

 

5 star must reading.   [The following is what I highlighted during my read of this excellent book -- I recommend it on my Top-ten List of Peace resources.  My purpose in providing them is to interest you, the reader, and hope that you will obtain and read the complete work.  To properly understand the highlights, you need to read the book to put them in the proper context.]

 

Acknowledgements

 

·         He taught me that I could do anything I set my mind to…

·         …the Collective Consciousness has helped create a treasury of wisdom which comes from, and therefore constitutes, the Mind of God.  It is from this Source that I know the CWG material has come.

·         In truth, there are no new ideas in the universe, merely restatements of Eternal Truth.

 

 

Introduction

 

·         Whereas CWG-1 looked at individual life and addressed many questions related to it, this book explores the collectively created reality on this planet, touching on global issues and diving deeply into subjects related to the group experience of the larger human community.  It comes not a moment too soon.

·         …our species has approached the furthest edge of sustainable possibility.  In short, we can’t keep going on like this.

·         We can’t keep creating our collective experience in a “power over” rather than a “power with” paradigm, and we can’t keep trying to solve the problems and end the conflicts which such a paradigm inevitably produces using violence and killing as our chief means.  We can’t keep doing this because, of course, we are not solving the problems or ending the conflicts at all, but merely prolonging them, or, at best, postponing them.

·         What is needed here is an open mind.  I understand that this is not always easy to come by.  To have an open mind, we have to agree with ourselves not to dismiss out of hand that which appears to violate every sense of things that we have previously had every idea about life that we have previously held to be true.

·         Let me tell you something.  We already being forced to reexamine every prior assumption we have had about God and about Life.  And we are being forced to do so …human events and the disruptive, angry, and violent people who are causing them.

·         The human race will change course that much I can promise you.  The only question is whether that course change will come about as a result of coercion or cooperative and open-minded exploration.  We need to seek alternative ways of being and living together.

·         Read what is here, and then check in with God in the best way that you know how, and converse about this material.  Talk about our world, too – the world that is discussed here.  Ask God what you can do to help change our world, to help community move away from the intolerance and selfishness, the anger and the violence that seems to permeate our everyday life.

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·         ..This book has arrived in your life at the right and perfect time.

·         What you have here is your latest - and for some of you perhaps you’re first – very real contact with God.

·         We are all at cause in creating the events of our lives, and we are all co-creators with the One Great Creator in producing each of the circumstances leading up to those events.

·         …until we know and realize that all of us are one, we cannot know and realize that we and God are one.

·         God is not apart from us, ever, and we only think us apart from God.

·         It’s a common error.  We also think we’re apart from each other. And so the fastest way to “find God,” I’ve discovered, is to find each other.  To stop hiding out from each other, And, of course, to stop hiding out from ourselves.

·         The fastest way to stop hiding out is to tell the truth.  To everyone.  All the time.

·         Start telling the truth now, and never stop.  Begin by telling the truth to yourself about yourself.  Then tell the truth to yourself about another.  Then tell the truth about yourself to another.  Then tell the truth about another to that other.  Finally, tell the truth to everyone about everything.

·         These are the Five Levels of Truth Telling.  This is the five-fold path to freedom.

·         ..Book you have no agenda, except to do My Will.

·         …for My Will to be yours, you would have to do the same.

·         First, you would have to know it.  Second, you would have to accept it.  Third, you would have to praise it.  Fourth, you would have to love it.  Finally, you would have to call it your own.

·         In the whole history of your race, only a few of you have ever done this consistently.

 

 

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·         These past months would have all gone much more smoothly with my help. So may I suggest that you don’t lose contact?

·         …here is a secret of all Masters:  keep choosing the same thing.

·         Over and over until your will is made manifest in your reality.

·         For Masters, creation is instantaneous.

·         You can tell you are on your way to mastery when you see the gap closing between willing and experiencing.

·         When you ‘make up in your mind’ about something, you set the universe into motion.  Forces beyond your ability to comprehend – far more subtle and complex than you could imagine – are engaged in a process, the intricate dynamics of which you are only just now beginning to understand.

·         These forces and this process are all part of the extraordinary web of interactive energies which comprise the entirety of existence which you call life itself.

·         They are, in essence, me.

·         …be of one mind and of single purpose about a thing.  And don’t take your mind and off of it until you have produced it in reality. Keep focused.  Stay centered.

·         This is what is meant by being single-minded. If you choose something, choose it with all your might, with all your heart. Don’t be faint-hearted.  Keep going! Keep moving toward it.  Be determined.

·         A life lived by choice is a life of conscious action.  A life lived by chance is a life of unconscious reaction.

·         Your soul would have you search its “memory” to see how you might create a truly genuine experience of you in the Now Moment.  This is the experience of “soul searching” of which you have so often heard, but you have to be literally “out of your mind” to do it.

·         Remember this:  the soul creates, the mind reacts.  The soul knows in its wisdom that the experience you are having in This Moment is an experience sent to you by God before you had any conscious awareness of it.  This is what is meant by a “pre –sent” experience.  It’s already on the way to you even as you are seeking it – for even before you ask, I shall have answered you.  Every Now Moment is a glorious gift from God. That’s why it is called the present.

·         The soul intuitively seeks the perfect circumstance and situation now needed to heal wrong thought and bring you the rightful experience of Who You Really Are.

·         Therefore, in moments of great decision, be out of your mind, and do some soul searching instead.

·         The soul understands what the mind cannot conceive.

·         The soul speaks to you in feelings.  Listen to your feelings.  Follow your feelings.  Honor your feelings.

·         Your feelings will never get you into “trouble,” because your feelings are your truth.

·         Remember this:  True celebration is mindless.

·         …once you come to know your truth, don’t keep changing your mind about it.  This is your mind trying to figure out what’s “best.”  Stop it!  Get out of your mind.  Get back to your senses!

·         Feelings are the language of the soul.  And your soul is your truth.

·         Feelings are neither negative nor destructive.  They are simply truths.  How you express your truth is what matters.

·         Remember this:  It is not nearly so important how well a message is received as how well it is sent.  You cannot take responsibility for how well another accepts your truth; you can only ensure how well it is communicated.  And by how well, I don’t mean merely how clearly; I mean how lovingly, how compassionately, how sensitively, how courageously, and how completely.

·         I will help you communicate in this way always, if you will ask me.  So yes, express what you call your most “negative” feelings, but not destructively.

·         Failure to express (i.e. push out) negative feelings does not make them go away; it keeps them in.  Negativity “keep in” harms the body and burdens the soul.

·         All negativity need not be shared with the person about whom it is felt.  It is only necessary to communicate these feelings to the other when failure to do so would compromise your integrity or cause another to believe an untruth.

·         Negativity is never a sign of ultimate truth, even if it seems like your truth at the moment.  It may arise out of an unhealed part of you.  In fact, always it does.

·         That is why it is so important to get these negativities out, to release them.

·         Some feelings are true feelings - that is, feelings born in the soul – and some feelings are counterfeit feelings.  These are constructed in your mind.

·         In other words, they are not “feelings” at all – they are thoughts.  Thoughts masquerading as feelings.

·         The greatest challenge as human beings is to Be Here Now, to stop making things up!

·         …when you come to each moment cleanly, without a previous thought about it, you can create who you are, rather than re-enact who you once were.

·         Life is a process of creation, and you keep living it as if it were a process of re-enactment!

·         Nothing is more natural than love.  If you act lovingly, you will be acting naturally.  If you react fearfully, resentfully, angrily, you may be acting normally, but you will never be acting naturally.

·         Ignore your previous experience and go into the moment. Be Here Now. See what there is to work with right now in creating yourself a new.

·         Remember, this is what you are doing here.

·         This is the purpose of all of life.  Life is an ongoing, never-ending process of re-creation.  You keep recreating your selves in the image of your next highest idea about yourselves.

·         …all this takes is “Christ Consciousness” to perform miracles!

·         You can be Christed, too.

·         By seeking to be. By choosing to be.  But its is a choice you must make every day, every minute.  It must become the very purpose of your life.

·         It is the purpose of your life – you simply do not know it.  And even if you know it, even if you remember the exquisite reason for your very existence, you do not seem to know how to get there from where you are.

·         Seek and ye shall find.  Knock and it shall be opened unto you.

·         …union with God can be achieved only through communion with God…

·         You claim you are on the path, but you do not walk it.

·         I tell you this:  You want to be “Christed”?  Act like Christ, every minute of every day.  (It’s not that you don’t know how.  He has shown you the way.)

·         You are not without help in this, should you seek it.  I am giving you guidance every minute of every day.  I am giving you guidance every minute of every day. I Am the still small voice within which knows which way to turn, which path to take, which answer to give, which action to implement, which word to say – which reality to create if you truly seek communion and unity with Me.

·         Just listen to me.

·         …if someone told you that you could have a direct Connection  with God – a direct link, a directed line – and all you had to do was make sure you had paper and pen handy at all times, would you do it?

·         I am with you always, even unto the end of time.

·         Get close to me.

·         Swing a pendulum. Test a muscle.

·         Do what it takes.

·         Whatever works for you, whatever makes it happen – whatever ritual, ceremony, demonstration, meditation, thought, song, word, or action it takes for you to “reconnect” – do this.

·         Do this in remembrance of me.

 

 

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·         So, going back and summarizing what you are telling me, I seem to come up with these main points:

 

ü      Life is an ongoing process of creation.

ü      A secret of all Masters is to stop changing one’s mind; keep choosing the same thing.

ü      Don’t take no for an answer.

ü      We “call forth” what we think, feel, and say.

ü      Life can be a process of creation or reaction.

ü      The soul creates, the mind reacts.

ü      The soul understands what the mind cannot conceive.

ü      Stop trying to figure out what is “best” for you (how you can win the most, lose the least, get what you want) and start going with what feels like Who You Are.

ü      Your feelings are your truth.  What is best for you is what is true for you.

ü      Thoughts are not feelings; rather, they are ideas of how you “should” feel.  When thoughts and feelings get confused, truth becomes clouded, lost.

ü      To get back to your feelings, be out of your mind and get back to your senses.

ü      Once you know your truth, live it.

ü      Negative feelings are not true feelings at all; rather; they are your thoughts about something, based always on the previous experience of yourself and others.

ü      Previous experience is no indicator of truth, since Pure Truth is created here and now, not reenacted.

ü      To change your response to anything, be in the present (that is, the “pre-sent”) moment – the moment that was sent to you and was what it was before you had a thought about it…

ü      In other words, Be Here Now, not in the past or the future.

ü      The past and the future can exist only in thought.  The pre-sent Moment is the Only Reality. Stay there!

ü      Seek and you shall find.

ü      Do whatever it takes to stay connected with God/Goddess/Truth.  Don’t stop the practices, the prayers, the rituals, the meditations, the readings, the writings, the “whatever works” for you to stay in touch with All That Is.

 

·         I tell you this:  There is no evil!

·         You are perfect, just as you are.

·         I am going to tell you this:  there are no ‘rotten apples.’ There are only people who disagree with your point of view on things; people who construct a different model of world.  I am going to tell you this:  No persons do anything inappropriate, given their model of the world.

·         …people’s ideas of “right” and “wrong” change and have changed – over and over again from culture to culture, time period to time period, religion to religion, place to place…even from family to family  and person to person.

·         The purpose of this book, and of all the books in the trilogy we are creating, is to create readiness – readiness of a new paradigm, a new understanding; a larger view, a grander idea.

·         …there is not “right” or “wrong” in the universe.

·         “Death” is the greatest thing that could happen to anyone...

·         …at the moment of your death you will realize the greatest freedom, the greatest peace, the greatest joy, and the greatest freedom, the greatest peace, the greatest joy, and the greatest love you have ever known.

·         Every event is an Act of God.

·         …believe in God’s Will, that God is All Powerful?

·         There is no “death.”  Life goes on forever and ever.  Life Is.  You simply change form.

·         After you change form, consequences cease to exist.  There just knows.

·         ..Life exists as an opportunity, a process through which you discover – remember – that you are worthy (and have always been).

·         God is without ego or need, but the source of all things, and the seat of all wisdom and love...

·         God is peaceful God, joyous in her love and passionate in her ecstasy.

·         I tell you this: the purpose of life is not to please God.  The purpose of life is to know, and to recreate, Who You Are.

·         In so doing you do please God, and glorify her as well.

·         Hitler went to heaven for these reasons:  There is no hell, so there is no place else for him to go.

·         His actions were what you would call mistakes – the actions of an unevolved being – and mistakes are not punishable by condemnation, but dealt with by providing the chance for correction, for evolution.

·         The mistakes Hitler made did no harm or damage to those whose deaths he caused.  Those souls were released from their earthly bondage, like butterflies emerging from a cocoon.

·         The people who were left behind mourn those deaths only because they do not know of the joy into which those souls entered.  No one who has experienced death ever mourns the death of anyone.

·         Your statement that their deaths were nevertheless untimely, and therefore somehow ‘wrong” suggests tat something could happen in the universe when it is not supposed to.  Yet given Who and What I Am that is impossible.

·         Everything occurring in the universe is occurring perfectly.  God hasn’t made a mistake in a very long time.

·         When you see the utter perfection in everything – not just those things with which you agree, but (and perhaps especially) those things with which you disagree – you achieve mastery.

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·         Let’s go to Purpose first.

·         All events, all experiences, have as their purpose the creating of opportunity.  Events and experiences are Opportunities.  Nothing more, nothing less.

·         It is what we think of them, do about them, be in response to them, that gives them meaning.

·         Events and experiences are opportunities drawn to you – created by you individually or collectively, through consciousness.  Consciousness creates experience.  You are attempting to raise your consciousness.

·         Other Players in the Universal Game join you from time to time.

·         These souls are drawn to you by you.  You are drawn to them by them.  It is a mutually creative experience, expressing the choices and desires of both.

·         No one comes to you by accident.

·         There is no such thing as coincidence.

·         Nothing occurs at random.

·         Life is not a product of chance.  Events, like people, are drawn to you, by you, for your own purposes.  Larger planetary experiences and developments are the result of group consciousness.

·         Group consciousness is something that is not widely understood – yet it is extremely powerful and can, if you are not careful, often overcome individual consciousness.  You must always, therefore, endeavor to create group consciousness wherever you go, and with whatever you do, if you wish your larger life experience on the planet to be harmonious.

·         If you are in a group whose consciousness does not reflect your own, and you are unable at this time to effectively alter the group consciousness, it is wise to leave the group, or the group could lead you.  It will go where it wants to go, regardless of where you want to go.

·         If you cannot find a group whose consciousness matches your own, be the source of one.  Others of like consciousness will be drawn to you.

·         Individuals and smaller groups must affect larger groups – and, ultimately, the largest group of all, which is ALL humankind – for there to be permanent and significant change on your planet.

·         As you can see by looking around you, much work is left to be done.  Unless of course, you are satisfied with your world as it is.

·         Surprisingly, most people are.

·         …it was collective consciousness which provided fertile soil for the growth of the Nazi movement.  Hitler seized the moment, but he did not create it.

·         It’s important to understand the lesson here. A group consciousness which speaks constantly of separation and superiority produces loss of compassion on a massive scale, and loss of compassion is inevitably followed by loss of conscience.

·         The horror of the Hitler Experience was not that he perpetrated it on the human race, but that the human race allowed him to.

·         The astonishment is not only that a Hitler came along, but also that so many others went along.

·         The purpose of the Hitler Experience was to show humanity to itself.

·         The thing to remember:  Consciousness is everything, and creates your experience.  Group consciousness is powerful and produces outcomes of unspeakable beauty or ugliness.  The choice is always yours.

·         If you are not satisfied with the consciousness of your group, seek to change it.

·         The best way to change the consciousness of others is by your example.

·         If your example is not enough, form your own group – you are the source of the consciousness you wish others to experience.  They will – when you do.

·         It begins with you. Everything.  All things.

·         You want the world to change?  Change things in your own world.

·         The consciousness of separation, segregation, superiority – of “we” versus “they” of “us” and “them” – is what creates the Hitler Experience.

·         The consciousness of Divine Brotherhood, of unity of Oneness, of “ours” not “yours” when the joy is ‘ours’ not just “mine” when the whole life experience is Ours, then it is at last truly that – a whole Life experience.

 

 

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·         Being able to see into the “future” (or get others to do it for you) should enhance your ability to live the life you want, not limit it.

·         If you “see” a future event or experience you do not like, don’t choose it! Choose again! Select another! Change or alter your behavior so as to avoid the undesired outcome.

·         Now let’s say you’ve been blessed with a brief glimpse, a split-second “knowing” of your “future.”

·         What’s happened is that your Spirit –the nonphysical part of you – has simply sped to another place on the Space- Time Continuum and brought back some residual energy – some images or impressions – of that moment or event.

·         If you don’t like what you ‘sense’ about your “future,” step away from that!

·         You have drawn the people, events, and circumstances of your life to you as tools with which to fashion the Grandest Version of the Greatest Vision you ever had about yourself.

·         The process depends on the Process being complete, as it is –including your lack of total awareness at this stage.

·         Do not waste the precious moments of this, your present reality, seeking to unveil all of life’s secrets.

·         Those secrets are secrets for a reason.  Grant your God the benefit of the doubt.

·         Decide Who You Are – Who you want to be and then do everything in your power to be that.

·         …open mind, an open heart, and a soul which is ready to know.

·         Are you getting the symmetry here?  Are you seeing the Perfection?

·         It is all contained in a single truth:  THERE IS ONLY ONE OF US.

 

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·         Understanding about life of the universe will help you to understand about the life of the universe inside you.

·         Life moves in cycles.  Everything is cyclical.

·         Few people understand the rhythms of life more than women.  Women live their whole lives by rhythm.

·         They are in rhythm with life itself.

·         Women are more able to “go” with the flow” than men.

·         Part of the glorious rhythm of life is the yin and the yang.  One Aspect of “Being” is not ‘more perfect’ or “better” than another.  Both aspects are simply – and wonderfully – that:  aspects.

·         Men, obviously, embody other reflections of Divinity, which women eye with equal envy.

·         There is male and female in each of you.

 

 

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·         …may sex be used for purposes of simple personal gratification? The surprising answer is yes – because personal gratification is just another word for Self Love.

·         …the good news is it’s all right to love sex! It’s also right to love your Self!

·         In fact, it’s mandatory.  What does not serve you is to become addicted to sex (or anything else).

·         Practice saying this ten times each day:

I LOVE SEX
I LOVE MONEY
I LOVE ME!

·         Here are some other things you are not supposed to love.  Practice loving them:

      POWER
      GLORY
       FAME
       SUCCESS
       WINNING

        THE ADULATION OF OTHERS
        BEING BETTER
        HAVING MORE
        KNOWING HOW

        KNOWING WHY

·          KNOW GOD

·         Yet I tell you this:  love, love, love, love the things you desire – for your love of them draws them to you.

·         These things are the stuff of life.  When you love them, you love life! When you declare that you desire them, you announce that you choose all the good that life has to offer!

·         Yet do not choose sex instead of love, but as a celebration of it.  And do not choose power over, but power with.  And do not choose fame as and end in itself, but as a means to a larger end.  And do not choose success at the expense of others, but as a tool with which to assist others.  And do not choose winning at any cost, but winning that costs others nothing, and even brings them gain as well.

·         Go ahead and choose the adulation of others – but see all others as beings upon which you can shower adulation, and do it!

·         Go ahead and choose being better – but not better than others; rather, better than you were before.

·         Go ahead and choose having more, but only so that you have more to give.

·         And yes, choose “knowing how” and “knowing why” – so that you can share all knowledge with others.

·         And by all means choose to know God.  In fact, choose this first, and all else will follow.

·         All your life you have been taught that it is better to give than to receive.  Yet you cannot give what you do not have.

·         This is why-self-gratification is so important –and why it is so unfortunate that it has come to sound so ugly.

·         “Feeling good” is the soul’s way of shouting “This is who I am!”

·         “doing what feels good.”

·         ..is the road to heaven!

·         Religion would have you take its word for it. That is why all religions ultimately fail.

·         Spirituality, on the other hand, will always succeed. 

·         Religion asks you to learn from the experience of others. Spirituality urges you to seek your own.

·         Religion cannot stand Spirituality.  It cannot abide it.  For Spirituality may bring you to a different conclusion than a particular religion – and this known religion can tolerate.

·         Religion encourages you to explore the thoughts of others and accept them as your own.  Spirituality invites you to toss away the thoughts of others and come up with your own.

·         “Feeling good” is your way of telling yourself that your last thought was truth, that your last word was wisdom, that your last action was love.

·         To notice how far you have progressed, to measure how highly you have evolved, and simply look to see what makes you ‘feel good.’

·         Awareness is the key here. And it is the task of the elders in your families and communities to create and spread this awareness among the young.  It is likewise the job of God’s messengers to increase awareness among all peoples, so that they may understand that what is done to or for one is done to or for all – because we are all One.

·         When you come from “we are all One,” it is virtually impossible to find that hurting another ‘feels good.’   So called “irresponsible behavior” vanishes.

·         I created two sexes for the same reason I put the “yin” and “yang” in everything.

·         All of it is necessary for you to experience life as you know it.

·         You are sending off energy – emitting energy – right now, from the center of your being in all directions.  This energy – which is you - moves outward in wave patterns.  The energy leaves you, moves through walls, over mountains, past the moon, and into Forever.  It never, ever stops.

·         Every thought you’ve ever had colors this energy.

·         …..the ether – the “air”  between you – is filled with energy; a Matrix of intertwining, interwoven personal ‘vibes’ that form a tapestry more complex than you could ever imagine.

·         This weave is the combined energy field within which you live.  It is powerful, and affects everything.  Including you.

·         Your popular psychology has termed this energy matrix the “Collective Consciousness” It can, and does, affect everything, on your planet:  the prospects of war and the chances for peace; geophysical upheaval or planet becalmed; widespread illness or worldwide wellness.

·         All is the result of consciousness. widespread illness or worldwide wellness.

·         All is the result of consciousness.

·         Your energy –beamed from you like a Golden Light – is interacting constantly with everything and everyone else. 

·         ..you are never totally disconnected from anything.

·         These innumerable energies are, as I have explained, attracted to each other.  This is called the Law of Attraction.  In this law, like attracts like.

·         Thoughts do create physical form – and when many people are thinking the same thing, there is a very high likelihood their thoughts will form a Reality.

·         (That is why “We’ll pray for you” is such a powerful statement.  There are enough testimonies to the effectiveness of unified prayer to fill a book.)

·         It is also true that un-prayer like thoughts can create “effects.”

·         A worldwide consciousness of fear, for instance, or anger, or lack, or insufficiency, can create that experience – across the globe or within a given locale where those collective ideas are strongest.

·         …the original sense of individual responsibility upon which the American vision and the American dream was based found its deepest meaning and its highest expression in the concept of Brotherly Love.

·         Yet as America became great, Americans became greedy.

·         Yet there was only one way to have more and more and more. Someone else had to have less and less and less.

·         Americans became arrogant internationally as well.

·         Each person must take responsibility for herself or himself - that is undeniably true.  But America – and your world - can truly work only when every person is willing to stand responsible for all of you as a Whole.

·         So collective Consciousness produces collective results.

·         This ebb and flow, ‘to and fro’ movement is the basic rhythm of the universe, and everything in it.  This is sex – the Synergistic Energy Exchange.

·         You are constantly being attracted, compelled toward union with one another (and with all that is in the Matrix) then, at the Moment of Unity, being repelled by conscious choice away from that Unity.  Your choice is to remain free of it, so that you can experience it.

·         Put another way: for God to know Itself as the All of It, God must know Itself as not the All of It.

·         …the divine Dichotomy.

 

 

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·         Not just in matters of sexuality, but in all of life, never, ever, ever, fail to do something simply because it might violate someone else’s standards of propriety.

·         The central question in ANY decision is, “What would love do now?” Love for yourself, and love for all others who are affected or involved.

·         Betrayal of yourself in order no to betray another is Betrayal nonetheless.  It is the Highest Betrayal.

·         …always you must put yourselves first!  Then, depending upon what you are trying to do - or what you are seeking to experience – you will make your choice.

·         When your purpose - your life purpose – is very high, so will your choices also be.

·         “Putting yourself first does not mean being what you term “selfish” – it means being self aware.

·         It is only through the exercise of the greatest freedom that the greatest growth is achieved – or even possible.

·         If all you are doing is following someone else’s rules, then you have not grown, you have obeyed.

·         You are three-part beings, and most people experience themselves as a body.

·         The truth is, most people don’t want to have to think. They elect leaders, they support governments, and they adopt religions requiring no independent thought.

·         It fell apart the moment you abandoned your mind – the greatest creative tool you ever had.

·         It’s time to make friends with your mind again.

·         …few have learned to use mind at more than one-tenth its capacity.  If you knew of what your mind is capable, you would never cease to partake of its wonders – and its powers.

·         ..the number who sees yourselves as three-part beings – Body, Mind and Spirit – is minuscule.

·         Are you nurturing your soul?  Are you even noticing it?  Are you healing it or hurting it?

·         When you live as single-faceted creature, you become deeply mired in matters of the body:  Money. Sex. Power. Possessions> Physical stimulations and satisfactions.  Security. Fame. Financial gain.

·         When you live as a dual-faceted creature, you broaden your concerns to include matters of the mind.  Companionship; creativity; stimulation of new thoughts, new ideas; creation of new goals; new challenges; personal growth.

·         When you live as a three-part being, you come at last into balance with yourself. Your concerns include matters of the soul: spiritual identity; life purpose; relationship to God; path of evolution; spiritual growth; ultimate destiny.

·         As you evolve into higher and higher states of consciousness, you bring into full realization every aspect of your being.

·         What enlightenment and evolution do cause you to drop is your addiction to sex, your deep need to have the experience, your compulsive behaviors.

·         So, too, your preoccupation with money, power, security, possessions, and other experiences of the body will vanish.  Yet your genuine appreciation for all of life is what honors the Process I have created.  Disdain for life or any of its joys – even the most basic, physical ones – disdain for Me, the Creator.

·         There is a broad-based guideline, however, upon which most evolved should have agreed.

·         No action which causes hurt to another leads to rapid evolution.

·         There is second guideline as well.

·         No action involving another may be taken without the other’s agreement and permission.

·         Loveless anything is not the fastest way to the Goddess.

·         “Disadvantageous”  would be closer, given that you desire to evolve into a higher spiritual being as rapidly as you can.

·         …parents are constantly modeling the “rightness” and “wrongness” of all behaviors, and children pick up subtle and not-so-subtle signals from their parents about everything through what they see their parents thinking, saying, and doing.

·         …it is time that the so-called modern civilizations on your planet do something to end the repression, guilt, and shame which too often surrounds and characterizes the totality of your society’s sexual expression and experience.

·         Enjoy everything.  Need nothing.

·         Including people.  Especially people.  Needing someone is the fastest way to kill a relationship.

·         Like to feel unneeded instead – for the greatest gift you can give someone is the strength and the power not to need you, to need you for nothing.

 

 

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·         …there is no larger issue than the education of your offspring.

·         ..everything is relative.

·         I am not making judgments of “rightness”  or  “wrongness,”  “goodness” or “badness.”  I simply make observations of your effectiveness relative to what you say you are trying to do.

·         Wisdom is knowledge applied.

·         We are ignoring wisdom in favor of knowledge?

·         You are teaching your children what to think instead of how to think.

·         When you give your children wisdom, you do not tell them what to know, or what is true, but, rather, how to get to their own truth.

·         Let the child discover for itself.  Know this:  Knowledge is lost.  Wisdom is never forgotten.

·         Classes in critical thinking, problem solving, and logic are considered by many to be threatening.  They want such classes out of the curriculum.  As well they might, if they want to protect their way of life.  Because children who are allowed to develop their own critical thinking processes are very much likely to abandon their parents’ morals, standards and entire way of life.

·         In order to protect your way of life, you have built an education system based upon the development in the child of memories, not abilities.  Children are taught to remember facts and fictions – the fictions each society has set up about itself – rather than memories are soundly ridiculed by those who imagine that they know what a child needs to learn.  Yet what you have been teaching your children has led your world toward ignorance, not away from it.

·         …you have not taught history at all, but politics.

·         History is supposed to be an accurate, and full, account of what actually happened.  Politics is never about what actually happened.  Politics is always one’s point of view about what happened.

·         History reveals, politics justifies.  History uncovers; tells all.  Politics covers; tells only one side.

·         Politicians hate history truly written.  And history, truly written, speaks not so well of politicians, either.

·         That is the point! You don’t want your young ones drawing their own conclusions.  You want them to come to the same conclusions you came to.  Thus, you doom them to repeat the mistakes to which your conclusions led you.

·         …your world has not run amok because of what you have allowed your schools to teach your children.  It has run amok because of what you have not allowed them to teach.  You have not allowed your schools to teach that love is all there is.  You have not allowed your schools to speak of a love which is unconditional.

·         And you will not allow your children to know that they are, first and foremost, spiritual beings inhabiting a body.

·         In societies where history is not bent to the views of the strongest and most powerful, the mistakes of the past are openly acknowledged and never repeated, and once is enough for behaviors which are clearly self destructive.

·         …to allow your children to look at your past and analyze it critically – indeed, to require them to do so as a part of their education – would be to run the risk of them disagreeing with how you did things.

·         The young people are destroying your way of life.  The young people have always done that.  Your job is to encourage it, not discourage it.

·         It is not your young people who are destroying the rain forests.  They are asking you to stop it.  It is not your young people who are depleting your ozone layer.  They  are  asking you to stop it.  It is not your young people who are exploiting the poor in sweat shops all over the world.  They are asking you to stop it.  It is not your young people who are taxing you to death, then using the money for war and machines of war.  They are asking you to stop it.  It is not your young people who are ignoring the problems of the weak a downtrodden, letting hundreds of people die of starvation every day on a planet with more than enough to feed everybody.  They are asking you to stop it.

·         It is not your young people who are engaging in the politics of deception and manipulation.  They are asking you to stop it.  It is not your young people who are sexually repressed, ashamed and embarrassed about their own bodies and passing on this shame and embarrassment to their offspring.  They are asking to stop it.  It is not your young people who have set up a value system which says that “might is right” and a world which solves problems with violence.  They are asking you to stop it.

·         Nay, they are not asking you…they are begging you.

·         When the cries and pleas of young people change the world are not heard and never heeded; when they see that their cause is lost – that you will have it your way not matter what  - young people, who are not stupid, will do the next best thing.  If  they can’t beat you, they will join you.

·         Your young people have joined you in your behaviors. If they are violent, it is because you are violent. If they are materialistic, it is because you are materialistic.

·         If they acting crazy; it is because you are acting crazy.

·         If the are using sex manipulatively, irresponsibly, shamefully, it is because they see you doing the same.  The only different between young people an older people is that young people do what they do out in the open.

·         Older people hide their behaviors.  Older people think that young people cannot see.  Yet young people see everything.  Nothing is hidden from them.  They see the hypocrisy of their elders, and they try desperately to change it.  Yet having tried and failed, they see no choice but to imitate it.  In this they are wrong, yet they have never been taught differently.  They have not been allowed to critically analyze what their elders have been doing.  They have only been allowed to memorize it.  What you memorize, you memorialize.

·         How, then, should we educate our young?

·         First, treat them as spirits.

·         Next, introduce them to the world you have created with gentleness and care.

·         Why do you allow some of the earliest images to which your child is exposed to be images of violence?

·         Who told you this was good for your children? And why do you hide images of love?

·         Why do you place your children in schools where competition is allowed and encourage, where being the “best” and learning the “most” is rewarded, where “performance” is graded, and moving at one’s own pace is barely tolerated?  What does your child understand from this?

·         And why do you not allow your young ones to learn logic and critical thinking and problem solving and creation, using the tools of their own intuition and their deepest inner knowing, rather than the rules and the memorized systems and conclusions of a society which has already proven itself to be wholly unable to evolve by these methods, yet continues to use them?

·         Finally, teach concepts, not subjects.

·         Devise a new curriculum, and build it around three Core Concepts:

Awareness

      Honesty

      Responsibility

·         These are the most important things in life, these things we are now talking of, but you do not teach them in school.

·         I tell you this:  Until you are willing to take responsibility for all of it, you cannot change any of it.

·         “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

·         You’ve been making the same mistakes for thousands of years.

·         …based on what you say as a race of  people that you are trying to do – which is build a better world.  Schools are exactly the place for such instruction.  Precisely because schools are detached from parents’ prejudices.

·         You don’t understand the most basic concepts of civilized societies.

·         You don’t know how to solve conflict without violence.

·         You don’t know how to live without fear.

·         You don’t know how to act without self interest.

·         You don’t know how to love without condition.

·         These are basic –basic- understandings, and you have not even begun to approach a full comprehension of them, much less implement them…after thousands and thousands of years.

·         Is there any way out of this mess?

·         Yes!  It is in your schools!

·         But you must stop immersing them in the ways of the past.

·         Those ways have not worked.  They have not taken you where you say you want to go.  So stop! Turn around! Sit down together and collect your thoughts.  Create the grandest version of the greatest vision you ever had about yourselves as a human race.  Then, take the values and concepts which undergird such a vision and teach them in your schools.

·         Why not courses such as…

 

ü      Understanding Power

ü      Peaceful Conflict Resolution

ü      Elements of Loving Relationship

ü      Personhood and Self Creation

ü      Body, Mind, and Spirit:  How They Function

ü      Engaging Creativity

ü      Celebrating Self, Valuing Others.

ü      Joyous Sexual Expression

ü      Fairness

ü      Tolerance

ü      Diversities and Similarities

ü      Ethical Economics

ü      Creative Consciousness and Mind Power

ü      Awareness and Wakefulness

ü      Honesty and Responsibility

ü      Visibility and Transparency

ü      Science and Spirituality

 

·         Past Data should not be the basis of Present Truth.  Data from a prior time or experience should always and only be the basis for new questions.  Always the treasure should be in the question, not in the answer.

·         And always the questions are the same.  With regard to this data which we have shown you, do you agree, or do you disagree?  What do you think? Always, this is the key question.  Always this is the focus.  What do you think?  What do you think?  What do you think?

·         Parents will continue to have a strong role  - obviously the primary role  - in creating the child’s system of values.  The school’s intention and purpose would be to encourage offspring, from the earliest age until the end of formal education, to explore those values, and to learn how to use them, apply them, functionalize them – and yes, even to question them.

·         Explore the methods of The Waldorf School.

 

 

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·         I’ll use the term “wrong” to mean “that which is not serving you, given who and what you choose to be.”

·         So, within that context, no, it is not wrong to base foreign policy decisions on vested interest considerations.

·         What is wrong is to pretend that you’re not doing so.

·         This most countries do, of course.  They take action or fail to take action – for one set of reasons, then give as a rationale another of reasons.

·         Because governments know that if people understood the real reasons for most foreign policy decisions, the people would not support them.

·         This is true of governments everywhere.  There are very few governments which do not deliberately mislead their people.  Deception is part of government, for few people would choose to be governed  the way they are governed – few would choose to be governed at all – unless government convinced them that its decisions were for their own good.

·         This is a hard convincing, for most people plainly see the foolishness in government.  So government must lie to at least try to hold the people’s loyalty.  Government is the perfect portrayer of the accuracy of the axiom that if you lie big enough, long enough, the lie becomes the “truth.”

·         Truth and politics do not and cannot mix because politics is the art of saying only what needs to be said – and saying it in just the right way – in order to achieve a desired end.

·         It recognizes with great candor the psychology of most people.  It simply notices that most people  operate out of self-interest.  So politics is the way that people of power seek to convince you that their self-interest is your own.

·         Originally, governments had very limited functions.  Their purpose was simply to “preserve and protect.”  Then someone added “provide.”  When governments began to be the people’s provider as well as the people’s protector, governments started creating society, rather than preserving it.

·         …in providing for people’s needs, you must be careful not to rob them of their greatest dignity:  the exercise of personal power, individual creativity, and the single-minded ingenuity which allows people to notice that they can provide for themselves.

·         What is needed so a shift of collective consciousness, not an enforcer of collective conscience.

·         Behavior (and all laws, and all government programs) must spring from Beingness, must be a true reflection of  Who You Are.

·         Generally, nothing serves “the many” more than letting them govern themselves.

·         You cannot grow and become great when you are constantly being told what to do by government.

·         ..in great societies, very few laws are necessary.

·         I am suggesting that your agreements and codes be based on a higher understanding and a grander definition of self-interest.

·         …your laws reflect where the power is.

·         You’ve had the wherewithal and the technology to produce all of these things for years.  Why, then do you not have them?  Look to see who would lose money if you did.  There you will find your answer.

·         Your “great society” has to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to consider the common good.

·         The basic question facing humankind, therefore, is:  Can self-interest, ever be replaced by the best interests, the common interest,  of humankind? If so, how?

·         …the attitudes that sicken the heart are epidemic around the world.

·         No one seems to have the power to alter these conditions, yet the truth is, power is not the problem.

·         No one seems to have the will.

·         And thus it will always be, so long as no one sees another’s plight as his own.

·         Because you do not care. It is a lack of caring. The entire planet faces a crisis of consciousness.  You must decide whether you simply care for each other.

·         You do not consider yourself part of the human family, and so the problems of the human family are not your own.

·         How can we eliminate more of the pain, more of the suffering?

·         By eliminating all separations between you. By constructing a new model of the world.  By holding it within the framework of a new idea.

·         Something will have to be new if you wish your world to change. You must begin to see someone  else’s interests as your own.  This will happen only when you reconstruct your global reality and govern yourselves accordingly.

·         Are you talking about a one-world government?

·         I am.

·         It is time for the world to stop kidding itself, to wake up, to realize that the only problem of humanity is lack of love.

·         Love breeds tolerance, tolerance breeds peace.  Intolerance produces war and looks indifferently upon intolerable conditions.

·         The fastest way to get to a place of love and concern for all humankind is to see all humankind as your family.

·         The fastest way to see all humankind as your family is to stop separating yourself. Each of the nation states now making up your world must unite.

·         …what would work would be the formation of a new world political community, with each nation state having an equal say in the world’s affairs, and an equal proportionate share of the world’s resources.

·         All of this – all of these benefits – would result from the simple restructuring of your world view, the simpler reordering of your world political configuration.

·         ..close down your military, simply reduce it – drastically.  Internal order would be your only need.  You could strengthen local police – something you say you want to do, but cry each year at budget time that you cannot do – at the same time dramatically reducing your spending on weapons of war and preparations for war; that is, offensive and defensive weapons of  mass destruction.

·         There are two ways to eliminate this threat:

 

  1. Share enough of the world’s total wealth and resources with all of the world’s people so that no one will want and need what someone else has, and everyone may live in dignity and remove themselves from fear.
  2. Create a system for the resolution of differences that eliminates the need for war – and even the possibility of it.

 

·          There is a great experiment now going on in your world in just this sort of political order. That experiment is called the United States of America .

·         There is a way to truly eliminate war – and all experience of unrest and lack of peace – but that is a spiritual solution.  We are here exploring a geopolitical one.

·         Actually, the trick is to combine the two.  Spiritual truth must be lived in practical life to change everyday experience.

·         Until this change occurs, there would still be disagreements.  You are right.  Yet there need not be wars.  There need not be killing.

·         …a court ..which has been granted the authority (that is, given the authority by the states) to resolve the dispute.

·         This is how your federation works.  A system of laws,  a system of courts empowered by you to interpret those laws, and a Justice  Systems – backed by armed might, if needed  - to enforce the decisions of those courts.

·         Although no one could argue that the system doesn’t need improving, this political concoction has worked for more than 200 years!

·         There is no reason to doubt that the same recipe will work between nation states as well.

·         …the member nation states (particularly the most powerful) are afraid they have more to lose than to gain from the reconfiguration.

·         That is because the “people of power” are more concerned with holding on to their power than with improving the quality of life for all people.

·         …all you would have to do is take the $ 1.000.000.000.000 a year spent annually worldwide for military purposes and shift that to humanitarian purposes, and you will have solved the problem without spending an additional penny or shifting any of the wealth from where it now resides to where it does not.

·         If one has to depend on the world living in strife in order for one to survive, perhaps this dependence explains why your world resists any attempt to create a structure for lasting peace.

·         Ultimately, every geopolitical problem, just as every personal problem, breaks down to a spiritual problem.  All of life is spiritual, and therefore all of life’s problems are spiritually based – and spiritually solved.

·         All conflict arises form misplaced desire.

·         The only peace in all the world that is sustaining is Internal Peace.

·         Let each person find peace within.  When you find peace within, you also find that you can do without.

·         This means simply that you no longer need the things of your outside world.  “Not needing” is a great freedom.  It frees you, first, from fear:  fear that there is something you won’t have; fear that there is something you have that you will lose; and fear that without a certain thing, you won’t be happy.

·         Secondly, “not needing” frees you from anger. Anger is a fear announced.  When you have nothing over which to be angry.

·         This one simple change – seeking and finding peace within – could, were it undertaken by everyone, end all wars, eliminate conflict, prevent injustice, and bring the world to everlasting peace.

·         There is no other formula necessary, or possible.

·         World peace is a personal thing!

·         What is needed is not a change of circumstance, but a change of consciousness.

·         There is perfection in everything. Strive to see the perfection.  This is the change of consciousness of which I speak.

·         Need nothing.  Desire everything.  Choose what shows up.

·         In other words, in the midst of the greatest tragedy, see the glory of the process.

·         Now this sounds like such an impossible thing to do.  Yet when you move to God consciousness, you can do it.

·         You don’t have to do it, of course.  It depends on how you wish to experience the moment.

·         In a  moment of great tragedy, the challenge always is to quiet the mind and move deep within the soul.

·         You automatically do this when you have no control over it.

·         “Fear not, for I am with you.”  That is what poetry has to say to the person facing tragedy.  In your darkest hour, I will be your light.  In your blackest moment, I will be your consolation.  In your most difficult and trying time, I will be your strength. Therefore, have faith!  For I am your shepherd; you shall not want.  I will cause you to lie down in green pastures; I will lead you beside still waters.

·         I will restore your soul, and lead you in the paths of righteousness for My name’s sake.

·         And yea, though you walk through the valley of the Shadow of Death, you will fear no evil; for I am with you.  My rod and My staff will comfort you.

·         Surely, goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life, and you will dwell in My house – and in My heart – forever.

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·         There is only one question of any relevance regarding this or any other thought. Does it serve you to hold that? In terms of Who You Are and Who You seek to Be, does that thought serve you?

·         So we see that people do face “disadvantages” in the physical sense, but that these are actually the right and perfect conditions metaphysically.

·         Remember first that everything you think, say, and do is a reflection of what you’ve decided about yourself; a statement of Who You Are; an act of creation in your deciding who you want to be.

·         …the first question when you encounter another in any circumstances should always be:  What do I want here?

·         …the purpose of all human relationships – relationships between nations as well as relationships between individuals…is not to figure out what they want or need, but what you require or desire now in order to grow, in order to be Who You want to Be.

·         I devised a way for you to create a new, and Know, Who You Are in your experience.  I did this by providing you with:

 

1.       Relativity – a system where in you could exist as a thing in relationship to something else.

2.       Forgetfulness – a process by which you willingly submit to total amnesia, so that you can not know that relativity is merely a trick, and that you are All of it.

3.       Consciousness  - a state of Being in which you grow until you reach full awareness, then becoming a True and Living God, creating and exploring that reality, changing and re-creating that reality as you stretch your consciousness to new limits  - or shall we say, to no limit.  In this paradigm, Consciousness is everything.  Consciousness – that of which you are truly aware – is the basis of all truth and thus of all true spirituality.

 

·         But what is the point of it all?

·         So that you can create Who You Are and Who You Want to Be.

·         This is the act of God being God.  It is Me being Me – through you!

·         This is the point of all life.

·         Anyone, therefore, who asked Jesus for help received it.

·         He denied no one – but was always careful to see that the help he gave supported a person’s full and honest desire.

·         Jesus’ idea of perfect love was to grant all persons exactly the help they requested, after telling them the kind of help they could get.

·         Jesus knew that if he gave people the help they asked for, rather than merely the help he wanted to give, that he was empowering them at the level at which they were ready to receive empowerment.

·         This is the way of all great masters.

·         When is it disempowering to offer help?

·         When your help is offered in such a way that it creates continued dependence, rather than rapid independence.

·         That is not compassion that is compulsion.  You have a power compulsion.

·         The goal is to help the weak grow strong, no to let the weak become weaker.

·         The idea behind the statement “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need” is not evil, it is beautiful.  It is simply another way of saying you are your brother’s keeper.  It is the implementation of this beautiful idea that can become ugly.

·         Sharing must be a way of life, not an edict imposed by government.  Sharing should be voluntary, not forced.

·         The plain truth is, governments provide solutions when the private sector won’t.

·         The attempt here is to get to the bottom of it; see how you want to create it now.

·         ..certain civil laws – rules and regulations – are required in your primitive society. (You understand that in no primitive societies such laws are unnecessary.  All beings regulate themselves.)

·         …shouldn’t be needed and wouldn’t be needed if all people everywhere simply followed the Laws of Love.

·         That is, God’s Law.

·         What is needed is a growth in consciousness, not a growth of government.

·         …some level of governance is going to be required until your race evolves to the point where you naturally do what is naturally right.

·         What needs to be changed is the basic nature of man.

·         To create the consciousness shift.

·         If every person on the planet had basic needs met – if the mass of the people could live in dignity and escape the struggle of simple survival  - would this not open the way for all of humankind to engage in more noble pursuits?

·         The evolution of a society is measured by how well it treats the least among its members.  As I have said, the challenge is to find the balance between helping people and hurting them.

·         An overall guideline might be this:  When in doubt, always err on the side of compassion.

·         The test of whether you are helping or hurting:  Are your fellow humans enlarged or reduced as a result of your help? Have you made them bigger or smaller?  More able or less able?

·         The challenge is not to make everyone equal, but to give everyone at least the assurance of basic survival with dignity, so that each may then have the chance to choose what more they want from there.

·         I tell you this:  Compassion never ends, love never stops, and patience never runs out in God’s World. Only in the world of man is goodness limited.

·         In My World, goodness is endless.

·         You always deserve it!

·         No one does anything evil, given his model of the world.

·         Put another way, all are doing the best they can at given moment.

·         All actions of everyone depend on the data at hand.  I have said before – consciousness is everything.

·         …all attack is a call for help.  No one truly desires to hurt another.  Those who do it – including your own governments, by the way to get something they want.  I’ve already outlined in this book the higher solution to this problem.  Simply want nothing.  Have preferences, but no needs.

·         Yet this is a very high state of being; it is the place of Masters.  In terms of geopolitics, why not work together as a world to meet the most basic needs of everyone?

·         The fact is, you have barely evolved at all.  You still operate in a primitive ‘every man for himself’ mentality.  You plunder the Earth, rape her of her resources, exploit  her people, and systematically disenfranchise those who disagree with you for doing all of this, calling them the ‘radicals.’

·         You do all this for your own selfish purposes, because you’ve developed a lifestyle that you cannot maintain any other way.

·         Finally, you must  deny that you are doing this, or you cannot live with yourself.

·         Is there any way out of this mess?

·         Yes…A shift of consciousness.

·         The change that must be made ca be made only in the hearts of men.

·         You must stop seeing God as separate from you, and you as separate from each other.

·         The only solution is the Ultimate Truth:  nothing exists in the universe that is separate from anything else.  Everything is intrinsically connected, irrevocably interdependent, interactive, interwoven into the fabric of all of life.

·         All government, all politics, must be based on this truth.  All laws must be rooted in it.  This is the future hope of your race; the only hope for your planet.

·         Indeed, a global consciousness is what is required.  Yet, how will that come about?  Somebody has to start.

·         The opportunity is here for you.  You can be the source of this New Consciousness.  You can be the inspiration.  Indeed, you must be.   Who else is there?

 

 

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·         Be a light unto the world, and hurt it not.  Seek to build, not to destroy.

·         By your shining example.  Seek only Godliness.  Speak only in truthfulness.  Act only in love.  Live the Law of Love now and forevermore.  Give everything, require nothing.  Avoid the mundane.  Do not accept the unacceptable.  Teach all who seek to learn of Me.

·         Use every moment to think the highest thought, say the highest word, and do the highest deed.  In this, glorify your Holy Self, and thus, too glorify Me.

·         Bring peace to the Earth by bringing peace to all whose lives you touch.

·         Be peace.

·         Feel and express in every moment your Divine Connection with the All, and with every person, place, and thing.

·         Embrace every circumstance, own every fault, share every joy, contemplate every mystery, walk in every man’s shoes, forgive every offense (including your own), heal every heart, honor every person’s truth, adore every person’s God, protect every person’s rights, preserve every person’s dignity, promote every person’s interests, provide every person’s needs, presume every person’s holiness, present every person’s greatest gifts, produce every person’s blessing, and pronounce every person’s future secure in the assured love of God.

·         Be a living, breathing example of the Highest Truth that resides within you.

·         Speak humbly of yourself, lest someone mistake your Highest Truth for a boast.

·         Speak softly, lest someone think you are merely calling for attention.

·         Speak gently that all might know of  Love.

·         Speak openly, lest anyone think you have something to hide.

·         Speak candidly, so you cannot be mistaken.

·         Speak often, so that your word may truly go forth.

·         Speak respectfully, that no one be dishonored.

·         Speak lovingly, that every syllable may heal.

·         Speak of Me with every utterance.

·         Speak of your life a gift.  Remember always, you are the gift!

·         Be a gift to everyone who enters your life, and to everyone whose life you enter. Be careful not to enter another’s life if you cannot be a gift.

·         When someone enters your life unexpectedly, look for the gift that person has come to receive from you.

·         …every person who has ever come to you has come to receive a gift from you.  In so doing, he gives a gift to you – the gift of your experiencing and fulfilling Who You Are.

·         When you see this simple truth, when you understand it, you see the greatest truth of all:  I HAVE SENT YOU NOTHING BUT ANGELS.

 

 

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·         Never offer the kind of help that disempowers.  Never insist on offering the help you think is needed.  Let the person or people in need know all that you have to give – then listen to what the want; see what they are ready to receive.

·         Offer the help that is wanted.

·         ..there is always some way you can help others which also empowers them.

·         To be of higher consciousness, you may not deliberately ignore the genuine plight of brothers or sisters.

 

 

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·         …many ways you are damaging and depleting your Mother, the Earth, the giver of all life, out of a complete disregard for her needs and natural processes.

·         “Follow the money trail.”

·         If everyone knew everything about everybody’s money situation, there would be an uprising in your country and on your planet, the likes of which you have never seen.  And in the aftermath of that there would be fairness and equity, honesty and true for-the-good-of-all priority in the conduct of human affairs.

·         Can you imagine what would happen in every workplace on the globe if all companies were forced to publish all the salaries of all the employees?

·         Nothing breeds appropriate behavior faster than exposure to the light of public scrutiny.

·         When the chief aim and goal of your society (as it is in all truly enlightened societies) is the survival of all; the benefit, equally, of all; the providing of a good life for all, then your need for secrecy and quiet dealings and under the table maneuverings and money which can be hidden will disappear.

·         …nothing breeds fairness faster than visibility.

·         Visibility is simply another word for truth.

·         Know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

·         In enlightened societies there are no secrets.  Everyone knows what everyone else has, what everyone else pays in wages and taxes and benefits, what every other corporation charges and buys and sells and for how much and for what profit and everything.  EVERYTHING.

·         Do you know why this is possible only in enlightened societies?

·         Because no one in enlightened societies is willing to get anything, or have anything, at someone else’s expense.

·         This is about simply being and honest in your dealings with another.  This is about simply telling the truth when you speak, and about withholding no truth when you know it should be spoken.  This is about never again lying, or shading or verbally or mentally manipulating, or twisting your truth into the hundred and one other contortions which typify the largest number of humans communications.

·         This is about coming clean, telling it like it is, giving it to them straight.  This is about ensuring that all individuals have all the data and know everything they need to know on a subject.  This is about fairness and openness and, well  …visibility.

·         So here’s  the formula to help you get started.  Turn back to the very beginning of this book and review again the Five Levels of Truth Telling.  Determine to memorize this model and implement it.  Seek the truth, say the truth, live the truth every day. Do this with yourself and with every person whose life you touch.

·         Abolish hidden agendas, build a society on visibility, and tell the truth all the time to everyone about everything.

·         …you don’t have to leave the planet or even leave your house to begin experiencing what such a New Thought system would be like.  Start in your own family, in your own home.  If you own a business, start in your own company.  Tell everyone in your own firm exactly what you make, what the company are making and spending, and what each and every employee makes.  You will shock the hell out of them.

·         …you can begin to build this New Society right now, right here, today.  The choice is yours.  You can be that new way.  In everything.  Not just in business, not just in your personal relationships, not just in politics or economics or religion or this aspect or the overall life experience, but in everything.

·         Be the new way.  Be the higher way.  Be the grandest way.  Then you can truly say, I am the way and the life. Follow me.

·         If the whole world followed you, would you be pleased with where you took it?

 

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·         There will always be disagreements between nations, for disagreement is merely a sign  - and a healthy one – of individuality. Violent resolution of disagreements, however, is a sign of extraordinary immaturity.

·         There is no reason in the world why violent resolution cannot be avoided, given the willingness of nations to avoid it.

·         One would think that the massive toll in death and destroyed lives would be enough to produce such willingness, but among primitive cultures such as yours, that is not so.  As long as you think you can win an argument, you will have it. As long as you think you can win a war, you fight it.

·         A short-term answer could be to establish what some have called a one-world government, with a world court to settle disputes (one whose verdicts may not be ignored, as happens with the present World Court) and a world peacekeeping force to guarantee that no one nation –no matter how powerful or how influential – can ever again aggress upon another.

·         Sometimes you have to do what you don’t want to do in order to ensure that you won’t have to keep on doing it!  This apparent contradiction is part of the Divine Dichotomy.

·         It is an observable truth that power in your world can no longer rest disproportionately with any individual nation, but must rest in the hands of the total group of nations existing on this planet.  Only in this way can the world finally be at peace, resting in the secure knowledge that no despot  - no matter how big or powerful his individual nation – can or will ever again infringe upon the territories of another nation, nor threaten her freedoms.

·         No longer need the smallest nations depends upon the goodwill of the largest nations, often having to bargain away their own resources and offer their prime lands for foreign military bases in order to earn it.  Under this new system, the security of the smallest nations will be guaranteed not by whose back they scratch, but by who is backing them.

·         Similarly, nations would no longer be threatened economically…

·         A worldwide government would level the playing field – and this idea, while driving to the core of  the debate regarding basic human dignity, is anathema to the world’s “haves,” who want the “have-nots” to go seek their own fortunes  - ignoring, of course, the fact that the “haves” control all that others would seek.

·         ..the real job, and the first job in restructuring the social order, is to make sure each person and each nation has equal opportunity.

·         Revolutions and civil war are inevitable, as are wars between nations, so long as the “haves” continue seeking to exploit the “have-nots” under the guise of providing opportunity.

·         The truth, is, it is not fair to the largest percentage of the world’s people and nations, who are held down from even attempting to achieve what the powerful have achieved.

·         …the simple assertion of a simple truth:  No one’s point of view is less worthy of being heard than another’s; No one human being has less dignity than another.

·         Thus it will always be until  a long-term solution, which is not a political one, is put into place.  That long-term solution – and the only real one – is a New Awareness, and a New Consciousness.  An awareness of Oneness and a consciousness of Love.

·         The incentive to succeed, to make the most of one’s life, should not be economic or materialistic reward.  It is misplaced there.  This misplaced priority is what has created all of the problems we have discussed here.

·         “Living a better life”  is a proper incentive.  Creating a ‘better life’ for your children is a good incentive.  But the question is, what makes for a “better life.”?

·         If you define “better” as bigger, better, more money, power, sex, and stuff (houses, cars, clothes, CD collections – whatever)…and if you define “life” as the period elapsing between birth and death in this your present existence, then you’re doing nothing to get out of the trap that has created your planet’s predicament.

·         Yet if you define “better” as a larger experience and a greater expression of your grandest State of Being , and “life” as an eternal, ongoing, never-ending process of Being, you may yet find your way.

·         It is a process of Self-definition (not self-discovery), of Growth (not learning), of Being (not doing).

·         The reason becomes the process, and the doer becomes a be-er.

·         ..the reason is to experience heavenly things.

·         ..the concerns are largely the concerns of the soul.

·         Such moral obscenities – now commonplace among your primitive society –will be erased forever the day you change your incentive for greatness and your definition of it.  Your new incentive:  to become what I created you to be – the physical out-picturing of Deity Itself.

·         When you choose to be Who You Really Are – God  made manifest  - you will never again act in an ungodly manner.

 

 

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·         Remember when you talk about equality that we’re meaning equal opportunity, not equality in fact.

·         Actual “equality is sameness – and the last thing the world needs is sameness.

·         I am speaking of a world in which two things are guaranteed:

  1. The meeting of basic needs.
  2. The opportunity to go higher.

·         Is through two shifts, two changes – one in your political paradigm, one in your spiritual.

·         The movement to a unified world government would include a greatly empowered world court to resolve international disputes and a peacekeeping force to give power to the laws by which you choose to govern yourselves.

·         The world government would include a Congress of Nations – two representatives from every nation on Earth – and a  People’s Assembly – with representation in direct proportion to a nation’s population.

·         Each nation would keep its internal peacekeeping banded.

·         ..such unified world federation would produce-?

  1. And end to wars between nations and the settling of disputes by killing.
  2. And end to object poverty, death by starvation, and mass exploitation of people and resources by those of power.
  3. An end to the systematic environmental destruction of the Earth.
  4. An escape from the endless struggle for bigger, better, more.
  5. An opportunity  - truly equal – for all people to rise to the highest expression of Self.
  6. And end to all limitations and discriminations holding people back  - whether in housing, in the workplace, or in the political system, or in personal sexual relationships.

·         Try to wrap yourself around this thought: People have a right to basic survival.  Even if they do nothing. Even if they contribute nothing.  Survival with dignity is one of the basic rights of life.  I have given you enough resources to be able to guarantee that to everyone.  All you have to do is share.

·         Jealously kills, envy gives birth.

·         …the spiritual shift.

·         ..with the shift away from material survival.

·         The guidance you are getting is to follow your heart.

·         Listen to your soul.  Hear your Self. Even when I present you with an option, an idea, a point of view, you are under no obligation to accept that as your own.  If you disagree, then disagree.  That is the whole point of this exercise.  The idea wasn’t for you to substitute your dependency on everything and everyone else with a dependency on this book.  The idea was to cause you to think.  To think for your Self. And that is who I am right now.  I am you, thinking, I am you, thinking out loud.

·         …you are the Highest Source.

·         ..you are creating it all – all of your life – right here, right now.  You…YOU…are creating it. Not Me.   YOU.

·         Make of it what you wish.  Don’t you get it?  That’s what you’re doing with all of life!

·         The money saved from the elimination of mass production of weapons of war would be sufficient to supply everyone’s basic need.  The 10 percent tithe of all that is earned worldwide on top of those savings would elevate all of society, not just the chosen few, to a new level of dignity and abundance.

·         Joy at the work place has nothing to do with function, and everything to do with purpose.

·         The upper retainable income limit would be a reflection of a consciousness shift on the planet; an  awareness that the highest purpose of life is not the accumulation of the greatest wealth, but the doing of  the greatest good – and a corollary awareness that, indeed, the concentration of wealth, not the sharing of it, is the largest single factor in the creation of the world’s most persistent and striking social and political dilemmas.

·         …the rich and powerful strive and contrive to hold on to their money and their power and to increase it.

·         They do so by systematically eliminating competition, by institutionally minimizing true opportunity, and by collectively controlling the flow and the growth of wealth.

·         This they accomplish through all manner of devices, from unfair labor practices which exploit the masses of the world’s poor to good-old-boy network competitive practices which minimize (and all but destroy) a newcomer’s chances of entering the Inner Circle of the successful.

·         They then seek to control public policy and governmental programs around the world to further ensure that the masses of people remain regulated, controlled, and subservient.

·         By standing behind such social systems and institutions, individuals can wash their hands of any personal responsibility for the conditions which oppress the masses while favoring the rich and powerful.

·         The entire medical profession – and every allied industry – enjoys unprecedented profits from delivery system which has institutionalized discrimination against the working poor and the unemployed.

·         And here is how the exploitation works:  Your rich industrialists go into a country or an area where there is no work at all, where the people are destitute, where there is object poverty.  The rich set up a factory there,  offering those poor people jobs – sometimes 10,12, and 14 hour-a-day jobs – at substandard, if not to say subhuman, wages.  Not enough, mind you, to allow those workers to escape their rat-infested villages, but just enough to let them live that way, as opposed to having no food or shelter at all.

·         Such a system of rank obscenity could exist only on a world motivated by greed, where profit margin, not human dignity, is the first consideration.

·         Rather than raising the people to true dignity, these “haves” give the world’s “haves-nots” just enough to make them dependent – but not enough to ever make them truly powerful.  For people of true economic power have the ability to then impact, and not merely be subject to, “the system.”  And that’s the last thing the creators of the system want!

·         So the conspiracy continues. And for most of the rich and powerful it is not a conspiracy of action, but a conspiracy of silence.

·         Don’t see the obscenity of it.  Call this the world’s Free market Economy, and tell everyone how proud you are of it.

 

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·         Know that every thought I am sending you, you are receiving through the filter of your own experience, of your own truth, of your own understandings, and of your own decisions, choices, and declarations about Who You Are and Who You Choose to Be.  There’s no other way you should.

·         Consider the possibility that I am giving you your thoughts and feelings on a thing (where do you suppose these are coming from?); that I am co-creating with you your experiences; that I am part of your decisions, choices, and declarations.  Consider the possibility that I have chosen you, along with many others, to be My messenger long before this book came to be.

·         I will tell your world that its economic, political, social, and religious systems are primitive.  I observe that you have the collective arrogance to think they are the best.

·         I see the largest number of you resisting any change or improvement which takes anything away from you – never mind who it might help.

·         I say again, what is needed on your planet is a massive shift in consciousness.  A change in your awareness.  A renewed respect for all of life, and a deepened understanding of the inter-relatedness of everything.

·         He is courageously fighting big money’s vested interests. Other American presidents and leaders’ through-out the world have been killed for less.

·         ..there are going to be tremendous powers attempting to remove him from office.  They’ve go to fit him out of there – just as they had to remove John Kennedy 30 years earlier.

·         …the struggle between the “haves” and the “have-nots”has been going on forever and is epidemic on your planet.  It  will ever be thus so long as economic interests, rather than humanitarian interests, run the world  - so long as man’s body, and not man’s soul, is man’s highest concern.

·         …your socioeconomic mechanism systematically discriminates against classes of people.  You are not providing equal opportunity all the while you are loudly protesting that you are.

·         …when do the rights of the few infringe upon the rights of the many?

·         That is, and has always been, the question facing every civilized society.

·         Does there come a time when the higher good of all supersedes individual rights?  Does society have a responsibility to itself?

·         Your fair housing laws are your way of saying yes.  All the failures to follow and enforce those laws are the rich and powerful way of saying “No – all that counts are our rights.”

·         Not all American presidents have been so willing to confront the rich and powerful on yet another front.

·         Yours is a very primitive race, where strength is all you understand.  There is no true law on your planet.  True law is Natural Law – inexplicable and not needed to be explained or taught.  It is observable.

·         True law is that law by which the people freely agree to be governed because they are governed by it, naturally.  Their agreement is therefore not so much an agreement as it is a mutual recognition of what is So.

·         Those laws don’t have to be enforced.  They already are enforced, by the simple expedient of undeniable consequence.

·         Highly evolved beings, do not hit themselves on the head with a hammer, because it hurts.  They also don’t hit anyone else on the head with a hammer, for the same reason.

·         Evolved beings have noticed that if you ht someone else with a hammer, that person gets hurt. If you keep getting him doing it, that person gets angry.  If you keep getting him angry, he finds a hammer of his own eventually hits you back.  Evolved beings therefore know that if you hit someone else with a hammer, you are hitting yourself with a hammer.  It makes no difference if you have more hammers, or a bigger hammer.  Sooner or later you’re going to get hurt.

·         This result is observable.

·         Now nonevolved  beings – primitive beings – observe the same thing.  They simply don’t care.  Evolved beings are not willing to play  “The One With The Biggest Hammer Wins.”  Primitive beings play nothing else.

·         Incidentally, this is largely a male game.

·         …truth  - like natural law – is observable.  Now, any law that is not natural law is not observable, and so has to be explained to you.  You have to be told why it’s for your own good.  It has to be shown to own good, it is self-evident.

·         Only that which is not self-evident has to be explained you.

·         When you have found God, and when you have found truth, it is not necessary to talk about it.  It is self-evident.

·         …how do you feel about what you have observed of your planet’s creations?

·         …your world’s economic, political, social, and religious systems are primitive.

·         You must have free choice and free will in these matters in order for you to experience My  highest goal for you – which are to know yourself as the Creator.

·         I’m describing things as the really are.  And I’m telling you how you can do better.

·         …the consciousness of many people is shifting .

·         Will it take a worldwide calamity…

·         Such drastic events are not necessary – but could occur.

·         You must learn to live within the contradiction.  And you must understand the greatest truth:  Nothing  Matters.

·         I’ll explain that in Book 3.

·         You want to know if there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe?…Yes.  Of course.

·         Oh, they give a boost now and then. For instance, surely you’re aware that you’ve made more technological progress in the past 75 years than in all of human history before that.

·         If we’re being “helped” technologically, why aren’t we being helped spiritually?  Why aren’t we being given some assistance with this “consciousness shift”?

·         You are.

·         ..every day, new ideas, new thoughts, new concepts are being placed in front of you.

·         …slowly you are coming around.  Gently you are shifting.  Quietly, there is change.

·         Their purpose is to assist in the change they see that most of you desire, not create it; to foster, not force.

·         The time will come when your consciousness will rise and your fear will subside, and then they will reveal themselves to you.

·         Some of them have already done so – with a handful of people.

·         Which means that in this, as in all things, what you think is what you get?

·         What you fear is what you will draw to you.

·         What you resist, persists.

·         What you look at disappears – giving you a chance to recreate it all over again, if you wish, or banish it forever from your experience.

·         What you choose, you experience.

 

 

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·          Why do they doubt themselves?

·         Because they have been told to; taught to.

·         Because it was a way, is the only way, to control people.  You must doubt yourself, you see, or you would claim all your power.  That would not do. 

·         Not for the people who currently hold the power.  They are holding the power which is yours – and they know it. And the only way to hold on to it is to stave off the world’s movement toward seeing, and then solving, the two biggest problems in the human experience.

·         Most, if not all, of the world’s problems and conflicts, and of your problems and conflicts as individuals, would be solved and resolved if you would, as a society:

  1. Abandon the concept of Separation.
  2. Adopt the concept of Visibility.

·         The first choice will produce the second, for when you see and understand that you are One with Every-one, you can not tell an untruth or withhold important data or be anything but totally visible with all others because you will be clear that it is in your own best interests to do so.

·         … they will model for you what it is like to live in the everlasting glory of conscious union with God – which is called God Consciousness.

·         Return to spirituality. Forget about religion.

·         Because it is not good for you.  Understand that in order for organized religion to succeed, it has to male people believed they need it.  In order for people to put faith in something else, they must first lose faith in themselves.  So the first task of organized religion is to make you lose faith in yourself.  The second task is to make you see that it has the answers you do not.  And the third and most important task is to make you accept its answers without question.

·         …ironically, you never doubted before.  When you were living by your intuitive  knowing, you may  not have had Me all figured out, but you definitely knew I was there!

·         …systematically editing out half the material from their final version of the “holy scriptures”…

·         God’s greatest gift is the sharing of God’s power.

·         I am Absolutely Everything, and therefore, I need, want, and demand absolutely nothing.

·         You may come home whenever you wish.  We can be together again whenever you want.  You and I are One – both now and even forevermore.  Go now, and make of your life a statement of this truth.

·         Cause your days and nights to be reflections of the highest idea within you.  Allow your moments of Now to be filled with the spectacular ecstasy of God made manifest through you.  Do it through the expression of your Love, eternal and unconditional, for all those whose lives you touch.  Be a light unto the darkness, and curse it not.

·         Be a bringer of the light.  You are that.  So be it.

 

In Closing

 

·         …We are called, dramatically and urgently, to create a new thought about our lives and the way we are living them...

·         “What you resist persists, and what you look at disappears.  That is, it ceases to have its illusory form.”

·         I observe that it serves us to look at the realities we are creating.  I observe that it can be extremely beneficial to them measure what we are creating against what we say we wish to experience.  We may then make adjustments in the creation.  You cannot change directions unless you know the direction in which you are going.  To refuse to make any…

·         There is no reason that an objective observation about “what is so” has to produce a downbeat personal mood or a lowering of our collective vibration.  Even the word “crisis” does not have to be a negative.  A moment of “crisis” is a choice point.  It can be a moment of danger, and it can also be a moment of unparalleled opportunity.

·         In my observation, humanity is facing a crisis right now.  We are confronting a moment of danger and of opportunity.

·         The crisis humanity is facing is not a political crisis, it is not an economic crisis, and it is not a military crisis – yet we continue to try to solve it with political, economic, and military means.  The crisis humanity faces today is a spiritual crisis, and our unparalleled opportunity is to resolve it by spiritual means.

·         That is where you and I come in.

·         The Soul of Humanity calls now to the heart and to the mind of humanity:  Is it time yet? Have we had enough yet?  Have we had enough of the arguing and the fighting and the killing and the war?  Had we had enough of the sadness and the suffering and the turmoil and the fear?

·         Are we ready yet? Are we ready to look at why things are the way they are, why theses the way they have always been, and what it will take to changes things?

·         The Soul of Humanity calls to us, Is it time yet? Are we ready yet? And the Soul of Humanity wants to know, if this is not what any of us want, why is this we have?  Then the soul of Humanity asks who is on Humanity’s Team? Our opportunity now is answer that we are.

·         We will our way to peace on earth, goodwill to humans everywhere – and we will find our way because we will make our way.  And we will make our way because we are not outnumbered.  It only feels as if we are.  In truth, all humans desire the same thing, and it only takes an organizing force to show them that - and how to achieve that.

·         We have an opportunity to be just such an organizing force.  We have an opportunity to be just to help the humanity help itself, to create joy and peace at last – in each human heart, and in the collective experience of us all.

·         …the challenge has been that the civil are not organized – and the organized are not civil.

·         The new spirituality says that God is not separate from anything – and neither are we.

·         There is another way to do politics, economics, religion...education and social interactions of all kinds – a way that eliminates ruthless competition as a means of conflict resolution, and the empowerment of some through the disempowerment and oppression of others.

·         …will take an enormous act of collective will.

·         ..Stop the insanity.

·         First, we must be the change we wish to see in the world.  Then, we must do what people who are being that would do.

·         This begins at our kitchen table.  It extends outward from there….to our neighborhoods, to our places of business, to our churches and synagogues and temples and mosques, to our communities, our state, our nation, and even to the entire world.

·         Humanity’s Team was formed for a singular purpose:  to create the space for a new spirituality to emerge on the planet.

·         Our focus will be on nothing else. Not on feeding the hungry, not on correcting social injustice, not even on stopping war.  Not directly.  We believe that our actions will indirectly and automatically put an end to these experiences.

·         …address the causal factor that creates these conditions in the first place.

·         We may be reached on the Internet at www.HumanitysTeam.com by mail at Conversations with God Foundation, PMB 1150, 1257 Siskiyou Blvd. , Ashland , OR 97520 , or by phone at 541-482-8806.

·         The Foundation’s separate web address is www.cwg.org.

·         The motto of Humanity’s Team is:  YOU AND I ARE THE HOPE OF HUMANITY.

·         Humanity’s future lies in humanity’s hands.  Yet we must move boldly, and we must move quickly.  All of us. All who truly care and who truly dare.

·         That means me, and I hope that means you, and that means now.

·         Because if not now, when? And if not you, who?