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Neale Donald Walsch
We’re in Trouble. But There Is Help . . . If We Listen.
In the middle of the night on August 2, 2016, Neale Donald Walsch found himself drawn into a new and totally unexpected dialogue with God in which he suddenly faced two questions:
Is the human race being offered help by
Highly Evolved Beings from Another Dimension?
Is there a key role that humans are being invited to play in advancing their own evolution by joining in a mutual mission to assist the planet during the critical times ahead?
He was told that the answer to both questions is yes.
Then he was given 16 specific examples of how Highly Evolved Beings respond to life differently than humans do—and how adopting even a few of those behaviors could change the course of world history for the better forever.
That information makes up the body of this work.
A striking invitation to every reader sets the stage for the extraordinary explorations that follow. Picking up where Book 3 in the Conversations with God Trilogy series left off, the revelations about Highly Evolved Beings and about how ordinary humans can answer the call to help awaken the species on Earth will breathtakingly expand your view of both your personal and your collective future.
NEALE DONALD WALSCH is the author of nine books in the Conversations with God series, which have sold over ten million copies in 37 languages. He is one of the major authors in the new spirituality movement, having written 28 other books, with eight books on the New York Times bestseller's list. His life and work have helped to create and sustain a worldwide spiritual renaissance, and he travels globally to bring the uplifting message of the CwG books to people everywhere. He lives in Oregon with his wife, the American poet, em claire.
I am aware that in the most recent book in the Conversations with God series--Home with God in a Life That Never Ends, written and published ten years prior to this writing--it was indicated that it would be the final of these dialogues to be published and widely distributed by me. Yet life is an ever-changing mosaic, and given that all of us are One with God, we do have the ability to create what filmmakers would call an "alternate ending" to any story. Apparently, this is what has happened here. A new decision appears to have been made at a Superconscious level (the level at which all souls function).
I could have kept this dialogue private, but everything within me shouted, "Don't you dare." With this public distribution of a new word-for-word transcription of my most recent conversation with God, I feel that I am making a promise to God to do whatever I might be able to continue to place into the world the most important information I have ever been given--information that, it has been demonstrated to me, can change in a positive way the daily experience of millions of people around the world.
Notwithstanding the face that all of the world's major religions speak of divine revelation from God to humans as having occured throughout history, I perfectly well understand it if some people feel that such a blessed event would presumably not occur in the life of an utterly imperfect and fault-ridden person such as myself. I have always said, however, that it is not me, in the singular, who has conversations with God, but all of us, in the plural, all the time. Most people are simply calling it something else.
All of us have the ability to access the source of highest wisdom within us--which we are invited to consider to be God working in and through us. The dialogue itself puts this succinctly, in the voice of The Divine: "I talk to everyone all the time. The question is not, To whom do I talk? The question is, Who listens?
I therefore invite you to set aside whatever natural skepticism may arise regarding the source of the information found here, and to focus instead on whether or not what has been offered in this process has any value in the living of your individual life, and, more broadly, in the understanding of Life itself.
This text contains much information about life and death--and the time in between. It is filled with probably more metaphysical data than you may have been exposed to in one place in a very long time. At one point in the dialogue that follows, you may find yourself saying, "Speculation or fact, this is utterly fascinating," yet then fairly be asking, "but what good is knowing all of this? What does it have to do with my life, and the improving of it--much less the improving of the lives of all of us on Earth?"
You will see here that I asked question after question in my own effort to render this dialogue meaningful and relevant. What I know is that today, with everything that's going on in the world, people are yearning and searching for a message of hope, faith, healing, and change. I found that this latest conversation with God offered me that, and this is why I let myself publicly share it. The exchange here contains a few tough assessments of where we are today, yet these are offered not as judgments, but as flashlights, illuminating what we are now being invited to see and empowered to do.
I know it sounds trite, but a Better Tomorrow for us as individuals and for our civiliation is possible. Very, very possible, if we will choose it. As the dialogue here makes clear, we are but One Decision away. I hope you'll decide to make that decision after reading what follows.
Introduction or preface
I awoke from a sound sleep on August 2, 2016. It was The Urge that awakened me. I knew it well. I hadn't felt it in nearly 10 years, but I knew it well.
I had no idea what time it was, but I thought to myself, "If it's 4:23, will I need more of a sign than that?
I glanced at the clock on my bedside table.
Of course. Just enough time to pull myself out of bed for my 4:23 "appointment."
The first dialogue I ever had with God began at 4:23 in the morning. And every morning for weeks I would be awakened between 4:15 and 4:30 by a deep inward urge: Get back to the dialogue.
This pattern continued for months (and subsequently, for years). I wondered if there was any significance to the timing of it, but ultimately released any need to know.
When the first conversations with God material, scribbled on yellow legal pads, actually become a published book (I was told in the dialogue that it would, so I sent it to the publisher on a dare), I thought that maybe something important had taken place there. And when over a million people obtained the book, translated into 37 languages, I was shocked into certainty about that.
Then it came to pass that requests for me to speak outside the U.S. began arriving, and I had to find my birth certificate in order to apply for a passport. It was nowhere to be found among my personal papers, so I applied to the records department of the government where I was born, paying the fee and asking to be sent an official copy.
I was stunned when I opened the envelope and examined the document.
TIME OF BIRTH: 4:23 A.M.
The face that this experience of Divine connection always seemed to be initiated near the time every day that I came into this world somehow seemed meaningful to me. At the very least, I could not ignore the perfect symmetry on it.
Throughout the years, then, whenever I found myself suddenly wide awake between 4:15 and 4:30 in the morning, eyes staring at the ceiling, a certain energy coursing through my body, I knew what was going on. I got up immediately, raced to my laptop, and opened myself to whatever wanted to come through.
And so it was on this day, August 2016. I've just thrown back the covers and pulled myself out of bed. Now here I am at the keyboard. The only thing is, I didn't think I'd be doing this again.
Let me explain.
All of us are having what I have come to call conversations with God all the time. This was made clear to me on page five of the over 3,000 pages of the published CWG dialogues. So my experience was not unique, not uncommon. What was perhaps a bit unusual was that I made a written record of my innermost encounters, and then sent it to a publisher--who in turn actually printed it and placed it in bookstores.
I have come to understand and to experience that I (and all of us) have a deep and personal connection with God all the time, and that we may have an actual communication with The Divine, asking for guidance, help, insight, and assistance, whenever we finish. That was, in fact, the point of the book. It was placed into the world to open other people everywhere to this experience; to invite them to a new and more personal relationship with God.
The feeling that I must have such a dialogue, however--that "the time has come" for such an interaction, signaled by a deep inner feeling welling within me that cannot be ignored--is something else altogether. I experienced this as a feeling that comes over me, and I haven't had this feeling for nearly ten years. So I've held the idea that I had encountered it for the last time.
Oh, I knew I'd be writing again. I'll always be writing something. A column for Huffington Post. A blog for CWG Connect. A Facebook entry. An answer to someone posting a question at Ask Neale. Even a full-length book exploring in depth the messages I've received. Something.
But another on-paper conversation with God? Another back-and-forth dialogue with Diety? I thought those days were over. I thought that process was complete.
I was wrong.