There have been very few books in this life time that have influenced my understanding of “being” as much as “Conversations with God” by Neale Donald Walsch. Based on his true life story, Walsch describes how at a low point in his life he wrote an angry letter to God asking questions about why his life wasn’t working. Soon after his questions were addressed, he very clearly started to hear a voice over his shoulder saying: “Do you really want an answer to all these questions or are you just venting?” Realizing that there was no one else in the room speaking to him he soon understood the voice to be God’s and proceeded to converse with Him as clearly as though he was speaking with another person. Walsch felt answers to his questions started to fill his mind and decided to write them down. After filling up thousands of pages of conversations he had with God on a vast number of ideas, he turned around and in 1995 decided to publish his first book “Conversations with God” which soon became a publishing phenomenon.
Though many philosophical ideas were presented to him which had already been offered earlier by major Eastern and Western thinkers, Walsch claims that he had never known most of these ideas before his enlightening experiences. The fundamental parts of Walsch’s writings are also mirrored within other well-known spiritual writings and traditions.
- Souls reincarnate to eventually experience God-realization.
- Feelings are more important as a source of guidance than intellect.
- We are not here to learn anything new but to remember what we already know.
- Physical reality is an illusion.
- One cannot understand one thing unless he or she understands its opposite.
- God is everything.
- God is self-experiential, in that it is the nature of the Universe to experience itself.
- God is not fear-inducing or vengeful, only our parental projections onto God are. Fear or love are the two basic alternative perspectives on life.
- Good and evil do not exist as absolutes, but can exist in a different context and for different reasons.
- Reality is a representation created by will.
- Nobody knowingly desires evil.
- It’s just a ride.