Neale Donald Walsch – In The Great … ‘WHAT IF’? (January 8, 2015)
Neale says, “IT’S NOT A SMALL THING to be wrong about God. And, if nearly everyone on the planet is wrong about God, it’s really not a small thing.”
* * * Neale states on page 90 in his latest book: GOD’S MESSAGE TO THE WORLD … that “God has been telling us from the very beginning, and it is becoming more clear to us every day, that humanity’s Ancient Cultural Story about God’s wrath is plainly and simply inaccurate.
“It is okay now to remove this ancient teaching from our current story, and stop telling this to ourselves and to our children.
“The fact is that God has no reason to experience or express wrath. When you are everything, have everything, created everything, experience everything, and can express everything that you wish to express, what can there be to be filled with rage about?
“When you want nothing, need nothing, require nothing, demand nothing, and command nothing, what can there be for you to feel betrayed about?
“Finally, when there is nothing else in existence except You, who is there for you to be rageful with? Whom shall you punish? Shall the right hand slap the left?“
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Neale Donald Walsch is an American author of the series Conversations with God. The nine books in the complete series are Conversations With God (books 1–3), Friendship with God, Communion with God, The New Revelations, Conversations with God for Teens, Tomorrow’s God, and Home with God: In a Life That Never Ends. He is also an actor, screenwriter, and speaker.
Walsch was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and brought up as a Roman Catholic by a family who encouraged his quest for spiritual truth. He informally studied comparative theology for many years. He says his books are not channelled, but rather that they are inspired by God and that they can help a person relate to him from a modern perspective. The God in his books, for example, says that “there is nothing you have to do.” Walsch believes in a panentheistic God, who tries to communicate himself as being “unselfish.” Walsch’s vision is an expansion and unification of all present theologies to render them more relevant to our present day and time. He created Humanity’s Team as a spiritual movement whose purpose is to communicate and implement his New Spirituality beliefs, particularly that we are all one with God and one with life, in a shared global state of being. This state can be achieved, Neale professes, by the act of helping other people: “The fastest way to apply anything in your life is to help others to apply it. The fastest way to use any wisdom that resides in your soul is to help someone else, because we are all one.” Walsch has nine children. Neale has a home in southern Oregon where he lives with his wife, Em Claire, who is a working poet.
Before writing the Conversations With God series, Walsch worked as a radio station program director, newspaper managing editor, and in marketing and public relations. In the early 1990s he suffered a series of crushing blows—a fire that destroyed all of his belongings, the break-up of his marriage, and a car accident that left him with a broken neck. Once recovered, but alone and unemployed, he was forced to live in a tent in Jackson Hot Springs, just outside Ashland, Oregon, collecting and recycling aluminium cans in order to eat. At the time, he thought his life had come to an end. Despondent, he began his writings after working his way out of homelessness and following a stint as a radio talk show host.
His first book, Conversations with God, was published in 1995 and became an international bestseller. It remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for 135 weeks. Six of his other books have made the Times list in the years since. He has published 28 books and his works have been translated into 37 languages.
In 2003, the film Indigo, written by Walsch and James Twyman and directed by Stephen Simon was released. It chronicled the fictional story of the redemption of a grandfather, played by Walsch, through his granddaughter, who is an indigo child.
Conversations With God … The Movie opened in U.S. theaters in 2006 on October 27 and in Canada on November 10. The film was released on DVD in February 2007. Clips of the film can be found on YouTube.
Other documentaries and TV appearances include:
- Living in Light (video documentary)
- 3 Magic Words (documentary) 2010
- Tapping the Source (documentary) 2010
- Follow the Rainbow to Findhorn (video documentary) 2010,
- Infinity: The Ultimate Trip – Journey Beyond Death (documentary) 2009
- One Giant Leap 2: What About Me? (video documentary) 2008
- 9am with David & Kim (TV series) 2007 – Episode dated April 6, 2007
- The Secret (2006 film)
Neale Donald Walsch can also be found as a prominent contributor at TheGlobalConversation.com as well as on YouTube at YouTube.com/NealeDonaldWalsch.
In March 2003, Neale Donald Walsch created Humanity’s Team following a dream he had, and in response to the crisis that he saw the human race facing following the events of September 11, 2001. Dubbed “a civil rights movement for the soul,” the movement has over 60,000 adherents from more than 90 countries on six continents. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Humanity’s Team proposes a New Spirituality that, according to the website, “enlarges humanity’s current beliefs about God and about life in ways that could change how people live with each other, hoping to bring peace and harmony to the planet.”