Spiritual growth, Neale Donald Walsch, books, Jesus, Jesus Christ, faith, beliefs, spirituality, the spiritual journey, ‘Conversations with God’, thoughts on God

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Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Two)

Article Title: Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Two)
Submitted by Craig Lock

Category: Spirituality, spiritual books, ND Walsch, spiritual thoughts, God, thoughts on GodImage

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.sharefaith.wordpress.com and his various other blogs are at

Other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565

and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981 (Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration

(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig)

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Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Two)

Submitters’s Note:
This article (in point form) was largely based upon notes I’ve taken from Neale Donald Walsh’s series of books ‘Conversations with God’, whilst studying the link between the human mind (
psychology) and spirituality. Whilst I may not agree with all of Walsch’s views and beliefs on the concept of God, a “Higher Power’, I’m sharing this piece to hopefully stimulate thinking and discussion on these concepts from Walsh’s personal ideas and beliefs on the ‘airey-fairey spiritual journey’ (and do ‘try to test’, further explore and then apply these principles in ‘real life’).

Enjoy…

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We keep waiting for God to tell us, show us, and God keeps waiting for us to show Him/Her/It. We’re waiting for the One who waits for us. God is a God of creation.

Truth exists nowhere outside yourself.

The soul is the sum total of every feeling you have ever had. It is multi-faceted, including the mind, intellect and impressions. (I believe the soul is the sum total of our mind, will and emotions, whilst “spirit is the outpouring”).

Express and experience yourself as the grandest version of the greatest vision you ever held about Who You (really) Are.

Find a ‘place of beingness‘ in your life. Have no attachment to results – then you see your life in a larger context, see your purpose in a larger way.
I like the concept of INTENT (the reason why I’m sharing this article).

All of life is spiritual and every step you take is on a spiritual path. You are a spiritual being.
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

It’s up to YOU to create a new reality. God does care about your experience (??). God simply doesn’t care HOW you go about creating it.

Raise your vision higher and higher and live by the dictates of that vision. Seek to share with others what you have come to know of yourself, what you have come to be. Meditation exposes you to the “inside of you”, your absolute truth.”

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THE PURPOSE OF LIFE:
Is to discover, then fulfil and honour that purpose (one reason why I write!). Life is a DECLARATION.

N.B:
The purpose is life is not to please God. The purpose of life is to be your AUTHENTIC SELF. Act out and BE the “real/true you”. The only problem of humanity is a lack of love; as love breeds tolerance,
peace. The fastest way to get into a place of love and concern for all humankind is to see all humankind as your family, as we are all connected through our shared humanity.
Opportunity. Experience Who You Are – what meaning do you give to events? The purpose of
religion is to put the fear of God into us.

What is needed is not a change of circumstance, but a change of consciousness. Fired with emotion and passion, in our own little ways and in our own little spheres of influence, we can all raise our own consciousness, then perhaps ignite the public consciousness with those people whose lives we may touch. So it’s up to each
ONE of us to do just do our best – what one person can do to make a difference, a better world. To be ourselves!

Jesus supported everyone in being just who they wanted to be.
He gave them strength, courage and
wisdom – he was a great encourager.

Make a new mind. Jesus’s great gift was that he saw people as they truly are. He refused to accept appearances; he refused to believe what others believed of themselves. He always had a Higher Thought and he always invited others to it (one can never go higher than one’s thoughts).

Yet Jesus also honoured where others chose to be. He did not require them to accept his higher idea; but merely held it out as an invitation – with great compassion. .

Another “tinker” (philosophers) thoughts…

“Is it not possible that Jesus meant himself only as an ‘example’ and that he believed that only by following his ‘ways’ could someone reach nirvana… er… spiritual fulfilment and ‘heaven’? This is the way I originally saw it. I never saw Jesus as pointing to himself but pointing to a spiritual ‘way’. “

I like that!

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When in doubt, rather err on the side of compassion (and kindness)
You must stop seeing God as separate from you and you as separate from each other. As my good friend Lindsay, ‘the prophet and prayer-warrior’ says: “When a person goes to church, you take God TO church with you.” Love gives all and requires nothing!
It’s a shift of consciousness – the change that must be made can be made only in the hearts of men and women. Develop a global consciousness – the source of this new consciousness.

Use every moment to think the highest thought, say the highest word, do the highest deed. Then you are living at the “highest level of consciousness”. In this you glorify your Holy Self, and thus glorify Me. Make every moment of your life an outpouring of love.
Give everything, require nothing.
By your shining example. seek only godliness, speak only in truthfulness, act only in love.
Be a light unto the world.
Be a gift to everyone who enters your life and to everyone whose life you enter – the gift of you experiencing and fulfilling who you are. Make of your life a gift – YOU are the gift.
Be a living breathing example of the highest truth that resides within you.
It’s a process of self definition (not self discovery), of growth (not
learning), of being (not doing).
The path then becomes not a struggle, but a process. Man’s struggle is his search for God, the fulfilment of self, the expression of truth. Greatness of the human spirit.
The guidance you are getting is to follow your heart; listen to your soul. Hear your Self and so acquire great
wisdom.

We need 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.

I am co-creating with you your experiences; that I am a part of your decisions, choices and declarations. I have chosen YOU.
What is needed on this planet is a massive shift of consciousness, a change in your awareness. A renewed respect for all of life, and a deepened understanding of the inter-relatedness of everything.
My highest goal for you is to know yourself as the Creator.
What you CHOOSE, you experience.
Happiness, etc?

As in all things, what you THINK is what you get (wysiwyg).
Live out your own destiny – your own consciousness creates the result.

Religion creates disunity.
Truth and God are found in the same place – silence.
Reaching God by the simple living of your life in goodness and in trust.

It’s a change in paradigm shift – it will take great wisdom, great courage, massive determination to follow the spiritual path.
I create my most wonderful tomorrows, when I live my grandest vision right now – in the present.
Be a builder of the dawn.
Be a light unto the world.

“To dearest mom
You have gifted me far more
than I ever gifted you .
This and you are a work in progress.”

THINK THE HIGHEST THOUGHTS (“tink da highest torts”)

Be all that you are capable of being… and have great fun along the journey (of self discovery).

craig (“information and inspiration distributor, incorrigible encourager and people-builder”)

“There is a rich tapestry of talent in every human soul, that
flows through (and from), the Source of our Being, the Spirit
of God, Life. So don’t spend your days stringing and tuning
your instrument; start making and playing your unique tunes
of music right now.”

“When I let go of who (and what) I think I am, then I become all that I am capable of being. Enjoy just being YOU, as you ride the rapids, er sorry, fall down the water-falls of life.”

“Let the light of your BEING shine brightly; so revealing Who
You Really Are. Be a Bringer of the Light, which emanates
from our soul, God, our Creator, the Source, the Essence of Life
(and Ground of our very Being).
Therefore, it can do more than illuminate
your own path.YOUR spirit will help makes the lives of
others easier by illuminating others paths. For this light
is our humanity, the spirit of God, truth, wisdom,
beauty and
especially love…and it lies within each one of us. Through
your actions and your being, let your light, YOUR spirit
truly shine brightly on the world, like the radiance emitted
by a candle at midnight.”
– craig (as adapted from Neale Donald Walsh in ‘Conversations with God’ Book 3).

“God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into the world with a different collection of life circumstances that often severely challenge us, things that give us joy and in expressing our talents allow us to bless the people, the world around us.”

“The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you…and the seemingly difficult path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you.”

“When I let go of what (and who) I think I am, I become all that I can be… and am capable of being.” – craig (as adapted and inspired from Lao Tzu)

Love God, yourself (and so ensure a life-long romance) and also your neighbour.”

About the submitter:
Craig likes (no, rather loves) to share knowledge and insights from his life experiences to try and help others in ‘every little way’ he can… without being too much of a “Mr goody goody boring two shoes” (as he’s lost the other one!). He has been studying the human mind, ‘the last unexplored frontier’ for much of his life. His mission is in his own small way, to try to help people live happier, more fulfilling and successful lives. He is currently “working” on a book ‘God and Formula One: Beyond the Zone’ (and what he has written to date is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z6BFX0 )


www.craiglockbooks.com

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!


Craig’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at   https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/

“Change YOUR world and you help change THE world…for the better

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, uplift, encourage … and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

PPS
“You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring.”

“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you’ll hit neither”

– CS Lewis

When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”
– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”

– craig

“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.

craig 11/11/11

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

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Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Three)

To continue from Part Two…

“To …
Who not only taught me God exists,
but opened my mind to the wondrous truth
that God is my best friend.
You have gifted me far more
than I ever gifted you .
This and you are a work in progress.”

The Process of NATURAL LAW

Life can be a process of CREATION or REACTION.
The soul creates, whilst the mind reacts;
the soul understands what the mind cannot conceive.

Your feelings are your truth. What is best for you is what is true for you. Thoughts are not feelings.
Once you know your truth, LIVE it.

I am with you always – I live in you.
“I am with you”
Exodus 3:12
“I AM WHO I AM”
Exodus 3:14

Most people believe they have no power to change their circumstances; so they ask for Jesus to change things for them.
Yet Jesus (who perfectly understood the human condition) said: “Why are you so amazed? These things, and more, shall you also do.” (John 14:12). Yet the people of his time could not believe it…and many to this day also do not!

You all imagine you are unworthy. You’ll use anybody’s name, but your own!

(My comment: In spite of the above statement, I suppose asking for something in the name of Jesus keeps a person more humble, less egotistical; yet it comes down to personal choice.)

Now on re-reading John 14:12 (New King James version) I see Jesus’s actual words were:
“He who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do…If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

and here are similar words from the New International Version…

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these…
You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
Yet I tell you this…
“Ask and you shall receive. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and it shall be opened unto you.”

Wainui sunrise

Article Title: Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Three)
Submitted by Craig Lock
Category (key words): Spiritual growth, Neale Donald Walsch, books, Jesus, Jesus Christ, faith, beliefs, spirituality, ‘Conversations with God’, God, thoughts on God

Web Sites: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z6BFX0 and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.sharefaith.wordpress.com and http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

Other Articles are available at:
http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig)

Publishing Guidelines:

This article (as with all my articles) may be freely published, electronically or in print.

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
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Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Three)

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Religion is for those who fear going to hell;
whilst spirituality is for those who’ve already been there.”
– anon

Submitters’s Note:
This article (in point form) was largely based upon notes I’ve taken from Neale Donald Walsh’s series of books ‘Conversations with God’, whilst studying the link between the human mind and spirituality. (Whilst I may not agree with all of Walsch’s views and beliefs on the concept of God, a “Higher Power’, I’ve added a few personal thoughts from my experiences of life – in brackets). I’m sharing this piece to hopefully stimulate thinking and discussion on these concepts from Walsh’s personal ideas and beliefs on the ‘airey-fairey spiritual journey’ (which I do ‘try to test’, further explore and apply these principles in ‘real life’). Hope this may be of interest to you. Enjoy…

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To continue from Part Two…

“To …
Who not only taught me God exists,
but opened my mind to the wondrous truth
that God is my best friend.
You have gifted me far more
than I ever gifted you .
This and you are a work in progress.”

The Process of NATURAL LAW

Life can be a process of CREATION or REACTION.
The soul creates, whilst the mind reacts;
the soul understands what the mind cannot conceive.

Your feelings are your truth. What is best for you is what is true for you. Thoughts are not feelings.
Once you know your truth, LIVE it.

I am with you always – I live in you.
“I am with you”
Exodus 3:12
“I AM WHO I AM”
Exodus 3:14

Most people believe they have no power to change their circumstances; so they ask for Jesus to change things for them.
Yet Jesus (who perfectly understood the human condition) said: “Why are you so amazed? These things, and more, shall you also do.” (John 14:12). Yet the people of his time could not believe it…and many to this day also do not!

You all imagine you are unworthy. You’ll use anybody’s name, but your own!

(My comment: In spite of the above statement, I suppose asking for something in the name of Jesus keeps a person more humble, less egotistical; yet it comes down to personal choice.)

Now on re-reading John 14:12 (New King James version) I see Jesus’s actual words were:
“He who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do…If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

and here are similar words from the New International Version…

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these…
You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
Yet I tell you this…
“Ask and you shall receive. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and it shall be opened unto you.”

(This statement is totally in alignment with psychological principles – based on the concept of BELIEF(the magic power of believing). So the key is having FAITH and we need a focus for it, our deepest desires and aspirations – something on which to pin our faith. And the greater our expectation(s), as well as the bigger (higher) our faith, the greater the ‘miracles‘ that happen in our lives!)

BELIEVE it before you see it (rather than see it, then believe it)!

We can never go higher than our thoughts.

KNOW who you are and create Who you wish to be. This is the purpose of all of life. Life is an on-going never-ending process of re-creation. You keep recreating yourselves in the image of the next highest idea about yourselves.
The greatest challenge of human beings is to Be Here NOW.

The soul speaks to you in feelings. Listen to your feelings. Follow your feelings, honour your feelings.
A life lived by choice is a life of conscious action.
A life lived by chance is a life of unconscious reaction.

NB: The soul creates, whilst the mind reacts.

Success is repetition over time.
Life is an on-going process of creation. You are creating your reality every minute. Keep focussed, stay centred, single-minded.

Your desires are My desires. Your Will is MY will ???
(That’s another heavy, deep spiritual question for consideration.in another article)

Clarity is the first step to mastery.

We and God are ONE. God is not apart from us, ever, and we only think we are apart from God. God is in each one of us. You must stop seeing God as separate from you and you as separate from each other. As my good friend Lindsay, ‘the prophet and prayer-warrior’ says: “When a person goes to church, you take God TO church with you.”

Everything happens in perfect order????
(IS IT?)

(“Your challenge is to reconcile your belief of God as higher power with the concept of god as the essence of everything with no control, interest, personality; just spaciousness or Being.”

I’ll ponder that ‘heavy’ statement; but thanks for your input, ‘lynnie bear’) ^

* (Later… on reflection…I CHOOSE to think that God (or god) cares deeply about me as a ‘special creation’ and what’s best for me and my life. It’s a DECISION (most important) we make about our spiritual beliefs, I guess! That is my CONSCIOUSNESS.

To continue with Neale Donald Walsch’s beliefs after that little diversion from me…

You can BE just what you wish to be, CHOOSE what you wish to experience. Express and experience that aspect of you which pleases you to express and experience.

Life moves in cycles – everything is cyclical.
Use your Now Moment for the Highest Purpose – the creation and expression of Who You Really Are. Decide Who You are – Who you want to be – and then do everything in your power to be that person.

BE and decide who you really are; to choose and to create who you really are; to experience and to fulfil your current idea about yourself. It’s an eternal moment of Self Creation and Self fulfillment through the process of SELF EXPRESSSION. Fashion the grandest version of the greatest vision you ever had about yourself. This process of creation and recreation is on-going, never-ending.

You may want the world to change; but first change your own world.
Fired with emotion and passion, in our own little ways and in our own little spheres of influence, we can all raise, then ignite the public consciousness. So it’s up to each ONE of us to do just what one person can do to make a difference, a better world.

Elevate your thinking to the highest level of consciousness and be the change you wish to see in the world today. In so doing you will live at the highest level of humanity and be an example…for the benefit of all mankind.

Fashion the grandest version of the greatest vision you ever had about yourself. Then once you know your truth, embrace it and LIVE it.
“If it’s to be, it’s up to me.”

Be the very best person YOU can be with “loads of” FUN along the journey of life.

“Let your light so shine that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
(Matt 5:16)

“You are the light of the world; a city cannot be hidden, if it is built on a mountain top. A lamp is not lighted to be put away under a bushel measure; it is put on the lamp stand, to give light to all the people of the house; and your light must shine so brightly before men”
(Matt 5,14-16. Knox).

“If there is light in the Soul,
There will be light in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.”
– Chinese proverb

“There is a rich tapestry of talent in every human soul, that
flows through (and from), the Source of our Being, the Spirit
of God, Life. So don’t spend your days stringing and tuning
your instrument; start making and playing your unique tunes
of music right now.”

“When I let go of who (and what) I think I am, then I become all that I am capable of being. Enjoy just being YOU, as you ride the rapids, er sorry, fall down the water-falls of life.”

“Let the light of your BEING shine brightly; so revealing Who
You Really Are. Be a Bringer of the Light, which emanates
from our soul, God, our Creator, the Source, the Essence of Life
(and Ground of our very Being).
Therefore, it can do more than illuminate
your own path.YOUR spirit will help makes the lives of
others easier by illuminating others paths. For this light
is our humanity, the spirit of God, truth, wisdom, beauty and
especially love…and it lies within each one of us. Through
your actions and your being, let your light, YOUR spirit
truly shine brightly on the world, like the radiance emitted
by a candle at midnight.”
– craig (as adapted from Neale Donald Walsh in ‘Conversations with God Book 3′).

Shared by craig (“Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”)

“When the world is filled with love, people’s hearts are overflowing with hope.”

“When love endures, hope inevitably follows.”

– craig

About the submitter:
Craig likes (no, rather loves) to share knowledge and insights from his life experiences to try and help others in ‘every little way’ he can… without being too much of a “Mr goody goody boring two shoes” (as he’s lost the other one!). He has been studying the human mind, ‘the last unexplored frontier’ for much of his life. His mission is in his own small way, to try to help people live happier, more fulfilling and successful lives. He is currently “working” on a book ‘God and Formula One: Beyond the Zone’ is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z6BFX0 )

Craig’s other new book ‘The Spirit of a True Champion: A Look into the Mind of Jesus Christ’ is already available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007E2WXW0

www.craiglockbooks.com

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z6BFX0 and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4


Craig’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.sharefaith.wordpress.com and http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

““Change YOUR world and you help change THE world…for the better

“Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, enrich, empower, encourage… and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

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Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Two)

Life is not a process of discovery – it’s a process of CREATION.
Await nothing; but inspiringly create everything you choose and desire in life. I see God as co-Creator and observer of our lives (like a “sleeping partner”). God does the watching without judgement. We keep waiting for God to tell us, show us, and God keeps waiting for us to show Him/Her/It. We’re waiting for the One who waits for us.

Nothing has meaning, except the meaning we give it.
You create your own reality – always go with your own deepest feelings, your deepest truth.

Feelings are the ‘language of the soul’. A thing has no purpose in itself. Every purpose for any thing is given to it by you and me.

When you don’t know what to do, or what course to take? Just let go and let it be right…
for now that you don’t have the answer. Create the space for the answer to occur to you.
We determine our fate by the thoughts we entertain collectively. Our collective consciousness creates a great deal of our individual reality. All the time we are creating.

Jesus believed in the value and worth of every human being and his life showed the world a God of love. He died and rose again, so that we know the truth about him, and hence about us. His act was meant as a demonstration of Who We Really Are: ie. living out who he really was, what he saw as his ‘divine purpose’ – acting out and living his life mission, what he was called to do and BE with total commitment and integrity…and especially love. Jesus was a divine master, who possessed absolute understanding of the truth – the truth about himself and about God. He wished to share the truth with all the world. Thus he said, “I and the Father are one”. We are brothers. We were all made in the image and likeness of God and Jesus kept trying to tell us so…but few people believed him.

 

 

sunset (Waikenae)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article Title: Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Two)
Submitted by Craig Lock

Category: Spirituality, spiritual books, ND Walsch, spiritual thoughts, God, thoughts on God

Web Sites: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z6BFX0 and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.sharefaith.wordpress.com and http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

Other Articles are available at:
http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig)

Publishing Guidelines:

This article (as with all my articles) may be freely published, electronically or in print.

We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
#

Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Two)

Submitters’s Note:
This article (in point form) was largely based upon notes I’ve taken from Neale Donald Walsh’s series of books ‘Conversations with God’, whilst studying the link between the human mind (
psychology) and spirituality. Whilst I may not agree with all of Walsch’s views and beliefs on the concept of God, a “Higher Power’, I’m sharing this piece to hopefully stimulate thinking and discussion on these concepts from Walsh’s personal ideas and beliefs on the ‘airey-fairey spiritual journey’ (and do ‘try to test’, further explore and then apply these principles in ‘real life’).

Enjoy…

*
We keep waiting for God to tell us, show us, and God keeps waiting for us to show Him/Her/It. We’re waiting for the One who waits for us. God is a God of creation.

Truth exists nowhere outside yourself.

The soul is the sum total of every feeling you have ever had. It is multi-faceted, including the mind, intellect and impressions. (I believe the soul is the sum total of our mind, will and emotions, whilst “spirit is the outpouring”).

Express and experience yourself as the grandest version of the greatest vision you ever held about Who You (really) Are.

Find a ‘place of beingness‘ in your life. Have no attachment to results – then you see your life in a larger context, see your purpose in a larger way.
I like the concept of INTENT (the reason why I’m sharing this article).

All of life is spiritual and every step you take is on a spiritual path. You are a spiritual being.
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

It’s up to YOU to create a new reality. God does care about your experience (??). God simply doesn’t care HOW you go about creating it.

Raise your vision higher and higher and live by the dictates of that vision. Seek to share with others what you have come to know of yourself, what you have come to be. Meditation exposes you to the “inside of you”, your absolute truth.”

*
THE PURPOSE OF LIFE:
Is to discover, then fulfil and honour that purpose (one reason why I write!). Life is a DECLARATION.

N.B:
The purpose is life is not to please God. The purpose of life is to be your AUTHENTIC SELF. Act out and BE the “real/true you”. The only problem of humanity is a lack of love; as love breeds tolerance,
peace. The fastest way to get into a place of love and concern for all humankind is to see all humankind as your family, as we are all connected through our shared humanity.
Opportunity. Experience Who You Are – what meaning do you give to events? The purpose of
religion is to put the fear of God into us.

What is needed is not a change of circumstance, but a change of consciousness. Fired with emotion and passion, in our own little ways and in our own little spheres of influence, we can all raise our own consciousness, then perhaps ignite the public consciousness with those people whose lives we may touch. So it’s up to each
ONE of us to do just do our best – what one person can do to make a difference, a better world. To be ourselves!

Jesus supported everyone in being just who they wanted to be.
He gave them strength, courage and
wisdom – he was a great encourager.

Make a new mind. Jesus’s great gift was that he saw people as they truly are. He refused to accept appearances; he refused to believe what others believed of themselves. He always had a Higher Thought and he always invited others to it (one can never go higher than one’s thoughts).

Yet Jesus also honoured where others chose to be. He did not require them to accept his higher idea; but merely held it out as an invitation – with great compassion. .

Another “tinker” (philosophers) thoughts…

“Is it not possible that Jesus meant himself only as an ‘example’ and that he believed that only by following his ‘ways’ could someone reach nirvana… er… spiritual fulfilment and ‘heaven’? This is the way I originally saw it. I never saw Jesus as pointing to himself but pointing to a spiritual ‘way’. “

I like that!

*
When in doubt, rather err on the side of compassion (and kindness)
You must stop seeing God as separate from you and you as separate from each other. As my good friend Lindsay, ‘the prophet and prayer-warrior’ says: “When a person goes to church, you take God TO church with you.” Love gives all and requires nothing!
It’s a shift of consciousness – the change that must be made can be made only in the hearts of men and women. Develop a global consciousness – the source of this new consciousness.

Use every moment to think the highest thought, say the highest word, do the highest deed. Then you are living at the “highest level of consciousness”. In this you glorify your Holy Self, and thus glorify Me. Make every moment of your life an outpouring of love.
Give everything, require nothing.
By your shining example. seek only godliness, speak only in truthfulness, act only in love.
Be a light unto the world.
Be a gift to everyone who enters your life and to everyone whose life you enter – the gift of you experiencing and fulfilling who you are. Make of your life a gift – YOU are the gift.
Be a living breathing example of the highest truth that resides within you.
It’s a process of self definition (not self discovery), of growth (not
learning), of being (not doing).
The path then becomes not a struggle, but a process. Man’s struggle is his search for God, the fulfilment of self, the expression of truth. Greatness of the human spirit.
The guidance you are getting is to follow your heart; listen to your soul. Hear your Self and so acquire great
wisdom.

We need 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.

I am co-creating with you your experiences; that I am a part of your decisions, choices and declarations. I have chosen YOU.
What is needed on this planet is a massive shift of consciousness, a change in your awareness. A renewed respect for all of life, and a deepened understanding of the inter-relatedness of everything.
My highest goal for you is to know yourself as the Creator.
What you CHOOSE, you experience.
Happiness, etc?

As in all things, what you THINK is what you get (wysiwyg).
Live out your own destiny – your own consciousness creates the result.

Religion creates disunity.
Truth and God are found in the same place – silence.
Reaching God by the simple living of your life in goodness and in trust.

It’s a change in paradigm shift – it will take great wisdom, great courage, massive determination to follow the spiritual path.
I create my most wonderful tomorrows, when I live my grandest vision right now – in the present.
Be a builder of the dawn.
Be a light unto the world.

“To dearest mom
You have gifted me far more
than I ever gifted you .
This and you are a work in progress.”

THINK THE HIGHEST THOUGHTS (“tink da highest torts”)

Be all that you are capable of being… and have great fun along the journey (of self discovery).

craig (“information and inspiration distributor, incorrigible encourager and people-builder”)

“There is a rich tapestry of talent in every human soul, that
flows through (and from), the Source of our Being, the Spirit
of God, Life. So don’t spend your days stringing and tuning
your instrument; start making and playing your unique tunes
of music right now.”

“When I let go of who (and what) I think I am, then I become all that I am capable of being. Enjoy just being YOU, as you ride the rapids, er sorry, fall down the water-falls of life.”

“Let the light of your BEING shine brightly; so revealing Who
You Really Are. Be a Bringer of the Light, which emanates
from our soul, God, our Creator, the Source, the Essence of Life
(and Ground of our very Being).
Therefore, it can do more than illuminate
your own path.YOUR spirit will help makes the lives of
others easier by illuminating others paths. For this light
is our humanity, the spirit of God, truth, wisdom,
beauty and
especially love…and it lies within each one of us. Through
your actions and your being, let your light, YOUR spirit
truly shine brightly on the world, like the radiance emitted
by a candle at midnight.”
– craig (as adapted from Neale Donald Walsh in ‘Conversations with God Book 3’).

“God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into the world with a different collection of life circumstances that often severely challenge us, things that give us joy and in expressing our talents allow us to bless the people, the world around us.”

“The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you…and the seemingly difficult path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you.”

“When I let go of what (and who) I think I am, I become all that I can be… and am capable of being.” – craig (as adapted and inspired from Lao Tzu)

Love God, yourself (and so ensure a life-long romance) and also your neighbour.”

About the submitter:
Craig likes (no, rather loves) to share knowledge and insights from his life experiences to try and help others in ‘every little way’ he can… without being too much of a “Mr goody goody boring two shoes” (as he’s lost the other one!). He has been studying the human mind, ‘the last unexplored frontier’ for much of his life. His mission is in his own small way, to try to help people live happier, more fulfilling and successful lives. He is currently “working” on a book ‘God and Formula One: Beyond the Zone’ (and what he has written to date is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z6BFX0 )


www.craiglockbooks.com

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/craiglockhttp://www.creativekiwis.com/books.html#craig and www.lulu.com/craiglock


Craig’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

“Change YOUR world and you help change THE world…for the better

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, uplift, encourage … and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

PPS
“You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring.”

“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you’ll hit neither”

– CS Lewis

Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s book ‘Conversations with God’ (Part One)

Life is not a process of discovery – it’s a process of CREATION.
Await nothing; but inspiringly create everything you choose and desire in life. I see God as co-Creator and observer of our lives (like a “sleeping partner”). God does the watching without judgement. We keep waiting for God to tell us, show us, and God keeps waiting for us to show Him/Her/It. We’re waiting for the One who waits for us.

Nothing has meaning, except the meaning we give it.
You create your own reality – always go with your own deepest feelings, your deepest truth.

Feelings are the ‘language of the soul’. A thing has no purpose in itself. Every purpose for any thing is given to it by you and me.

When you don’t know what to do, or what course to take? Just let go and let it be right…
for now that you don’t have the answer. Create the space for the answer to occur to you.
We determine our fate by the thoughts we entertain collectively. Our collective consciousness creates a great deal of our individual reality. All the time we are creating.

Jesus believed in the value and worth of every human being and his life showed the world a God of love. He died and rose again, so that we know the truth about him, and hence about us. His act was meant as a demonstration of Who We Really Are: ie. living out who he really was, what he saw as his ‘divine purpose’ – acting out and living his life mission, what he was called to do and BE with total commitment and integrity…and especially love. Jesus was a divine master, who possessed absolute understanding of the truth – the truth about himself and about God. He wished to share the truth with all the world. Thus he said, “I and the Father are one”. We are brothers. We were all made in the image and likeness of God and Jesus kept trying to tell us so…but few people believed him.
We can think we are in a living hell, and then we can change our perception about it… and the entire perception changes for us.

SKY (Neal Clayton)Article Title: Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s book ‘Conversations with God’ (Part One)
Submitted by Craig Lock
Category (key words): Spiritual growth, Neale Donald Walsch, books, Jesus, Jesus Christ, faith, beliefs, spirituality, ‘Conversations with God’, God

Web Sites: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z6BFX0 and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.sharefaith.wordpress.com and http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

Other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig)

Publishing Guidelines:

This article (as with all my articles) may be freely published, electronically or in print.

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Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part One)

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Submitters’s Note:
This article (in point form) was largely based upon notes I’ve taken from Neale Donald Walsh’s series of
books ‘Conversations with God’, whilst studying the link between the human mind and spirituality. Whilst I may not agree with all of Walsch’s views and beliefs on the concept of a “Higher Power’, I’m sharing this piece to hopefully stimulate thinking and discussion on these concepts from Walsh’s personal ideas and beliefs on the ‘spiritual journey’.

Enjoy…
*

Life is not a process of discovery – it’s a process of CREATION.
Await nothing; but inspiringly create everything you choose and desire in life. I see God as co-Creator and observer of our lives (like a “sleeping partner”). God does the watching without judgement. We keep waiting for God to tell us, show us, and God keeps waiting for us to show Him/Her/It. We’re waiting for the One who waits for us.

Nothing has meaning, except the meaning we give it.
You create your own reality – always go with your own deepest feelings, your deepest truth.

Feelings are the ‘language of the soul’. A thing has no purpose in itself. Every purpose for any thing is given to it by you and me.

When you don’t know what to do, or what course to take? Just let go and let it be right…
for now that you don’t have the answer. Create the space for the answer to occur to you.
We determine our fate by the thoughts we entertain collectively. Our collective consciousness creates a great deal of our individual reality. All the time we are creating.

Jesus believed in the value and worth of every human being and his life showed the world a God of love. He died and rose again, so that we know the truth about him, and hence about us. His act was meant as a demonstration of Who We Really Are: ie. living out who he really was, what he saw as his ‘divine purpose’ – acting out and living his life mission, what he was called to do and BE with total commitment and integrity…and especially love. Jesus was a divine master, who possessed absolute understanding of the truth – the truth about himself and about God. He wished to share the truth with all the world. Thus he said, “I and the Father are one”. We are brothers. We were all made in the image and likeness of God and Jesus kept trying to tell us so…but few people believed him.
We can think we are in a living hell, and then we can change our perception about it… and the entire perception changes for us.

You are not “supposed” to do anything. Eg. tithing.
You have no purpose, until you assign it one. It’s a CHOICE we make. We are waiting for God to show us our purpose, and God is waiting for us to show Him our purpose.
There is only one reason to do anything: to announce and declare, express and experience, fulfil and become Who You Really Are.

All people come to the truth when they are ready. Just watch and wait.

(My comment: But first you have to ASK God to give you deepest truths and then Infinite Source will deliver (through the subconscious mind or “God-gate”, as my micro-biologist friend, Andy calls it): “Knock and He will answer the door and invite you in.”)

Things can always be made better. The dream never ends and the mission is never truly accomplished (Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King). God’s dream is that we will all one day be completely realised – to be our “real selves”. To achieve happiness, serenity and a feeling of peace about life, when we become detached from results ( In my case I’m just writing about ‘God and Formula One’ and don’t think much about the outcome, ie. selling books (or what people may think – crazy!), but really enjoying the writing process).

Just do and more importantly, BE.

“Be the very best person YOU can be with “loads of” FUN along the journey of life.

“When I let go of who (and what) I think I am, then I become all that I am capable of being. Enjoy just being YOU, as you ride the rapids, er sorry, water-falls of life.”

Shared by Craig Lock (“Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder“)

LOVE is the greatest and most powerful force in the world;
so shine your own unique bright light on an often darkened world …in a spirit of living at the highest level of humanity.

“When the world is filled with love, people’s hearts are overflowing with hope.”
– craig

“YOU be the change you wish to see in others.
Then in changing YOUR world you help change THE world… for the better”

About the submitter:
Craig likes (no, rather loves) to share knowledge and insights from his life experiences to try and help others in ‘every little way’ he can… without being too much of a “Mr goody goody boring two shoes” (as he’s lost the other one!). He has been studying the human mind, ‘the last unexplored frontier’ for much of his life. His mission is in his own small way, to try to help people live happier, more fulfilling and successful lives. He is currently “working” on a book ‘God and Formula One: Beyond the Zone’ available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z6BFX0 )

Craig’s other new book ‘The Spirit of a True Champion: A Look into the Mind of Jesus Christ’ is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007E2WXW0


www.craiglockbooks.com

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://www.creativekiwis.com/books.html#craig


Craig’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

“Change YOUR world and you help change THE world…for the better

“Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, enrich, empower, encourage… and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

THIS PIECE MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

PPS

“I had a good chance to meet a yogi who was so spiritual and happy all the time. I wondered how he managed his thinking and I learned a lot from him. I saw him and I thought, ‘This is the way.’ You believe in a God, but not in a religious way. We human beings like to give him names, whether that is Jesus or whatever else. But my view is that God is ONE, whether it is Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, almost anything, and that he is everywhere. He (or she*) has (no gender*), colour, no religion, no race, nothing. It’s incredible how close he is to you and to everybody. You just call him (her/It) and he’s there. That’s it, simple.
This is the reality we so often forget.”
– Balbir Singh, former physio-therapist to Michael Schumacher and student of psychology (with my little additional few words in brackets)
– Clyde Brolin sharing his interview with Balbir Singh in his great book Overdrive; Formula One in the Zone’, that I’m currently reading and researching for my book God and Formula One

Craig’s other new book ‘The Spirit of a True Champion: A Look into the Mind of Jesus Christ’ is already available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007E2WXW0


Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Two)

We keep waiting for God to tell us, show us, and God keeps waiting for us to show Him/Her/It. We’re waiting for the One who waits for us. God is a God of creation.

Truth exists nowhere outside yourself.

The soul is the sum total of every feeling you have ever had. It is multi-faceted, including the mind, intellect and impressions. (I believe the soul is the sum total of our mind, will and emotions, whilst “spirit is the outpouring”).

Express and experience yourself as the grandest version of the greatest vision you ever held about Who You (really) Are.

Find a ‘place of beingness’ in your life. Have no attachment to results – then you see your life in a larger context, see your purpose in a larger way.
I like the concept of INTENT (the reason why I’m sharing this article).

All of life is spiritual and every step you take is on a spiritual path. You are a spiritual being.
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

It’s up to YOU to create a new reality. God does care about your experience (??). God simply doesn’t care HOW you go about creating it.

Raise your vision higher and higher and live by the dictates of that vision. Seek to share with others what you have come to know of yourself, what you have come to be. Meditation exposes you to the “inside of you”, your absolute truth.”

*
THE PURPOSE OF LIFE:
Is to discover, then fulfil and honour that purpose (one reason why I write!). Life is a DECLARATION.

N.B:
The purpose is life is not to please God. The purpose of life is to be your AUTHENTIC SELF. Act out and BE the “real/true you”. The only problem of humanity is a lack of love; as love breeds tolerance, peace. The fastest way to get into a place of love and concern for all humankind is to see all humankind as your family, as we are all connected through our shared humanity.
Opportunity. Experience Who You Are – what meaning do you give to events? The purpose of religion is to put the fear of God into us.

What is needed is not a change of circumstance, but a change of consciousness. Fired with emotion and passion, in our own little ways and in our own little spheres of influence, we can all raise our own consciousness, then perhaps ignite the public consciousness with those people whose lives we may touch. So it’s up to each
ONE of us to do just do our best – what one person can do to make a difference, a better world. To be ourselves!

Jesus supported everyone in being just who they wanted to be.
He gave them strength, courage and wisdom – he was a great encourager.

Make a new mind. Jesus’s great gift was that he saw people as they truly are. He refused to accept appearances; he refused to believe what others believed of themselves. He always had a Higher Thought and he always invited others to it (one can never go higher than one’s thoughts).

 

Article Title: Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Two)
Submitted by Craig Lock

Category: Spirituality, spiritual books, ND Walsch, spiritual thoughts, God

Web Sites: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z6BFX0 and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.sharefaith.wordpress.com and http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

Other Articles are available at:
http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig)

Publishing Guidelines:

This article (as with all my articles) may be freely published, electronically or in print.

We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
#

Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part Two)

Submitters’s Note:
This article (in point form) was largely based upon notes I’ve taken from Neale Donald Walsh’s series of books ‘Conversations with God’, whilst studying the link between the human mind (
psychology) and spirituality. Whilst I may not agree with all of Walsch’s views and beliefs on the concept of God, a “Higher Power’, I’m sharing this piece to hopefully stimulate thinking and discussion on these concepts from Walsh’s personal ideas and beliefs on the ‘airey-fairey spiritual journey’ (and do ‘try to test’, further explore and then apply these principles in ‘real life’).

Enjoy…

*
We keep waiting for God to tell us, show us, and God keeps waiting for us to show Him/Her/It. We’re waiting for the One who waits for us. God is a God of creation.

Truth exists nowhere outside yourself.

The soul is the sum total of every feeling you have ever had. It is multi-faceted, including the mind, intellect and impressions. (I believe the soul is the sum total of our mind, will and emotions, whilst “spirit is the outpouring”).

Express and experience yourself as the grandest version of the greatest vision you ever held about Who You (really) Are.

Find a ‘place of beingness‘ in your life. Have no attachment to results – then you see your life in a larger context, see your purpose in a larger way.
I like the concept of INTENT (the reason why I’m sharing this article).

All of life is spiritual and every step you take is on a spiritual path. You are a spiritual being.
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

It’s up to YOU to create a new reality. God does care about your experience (??). God simply doesn’t care HOW you go about creating it.

Raise your vision higher and higher and live by the dictates of that vision. Seek to share with others what you have come to know of yourself, what you have come to be. Meditation exposes you to the “inside of you”, your absolute truth.”

*
THE PURPOSE OF LIFE:
Is to discover, then fulfil and honour that purpose (one reason why I write!). Life is a DECLARATION.

N.B:
The purpose is life is not to please God. The purpose of life is to be your AUTHENTIC SELF. Act out and BE the “real/true you”. The only problem of humanity is a lack of love; as love breeds tolerance,
peace. The fastest way to get into a place of love and concern for all humankind is to see all humankind as your family, as we are all connected through our shared humanity.
Opportunity. Experience Who You Are – what meaning do you give to events? The purpose of
religion is to put the fear of God into us.

What is needed is not a change of circumstance, but a change of consciousness. Fired with emotion and passion, in our own little ways and in our own little spheres of influence, we can all raise our own consciousness, then perhaps ignite the public consciousness with those people whose lives we may touch. So it’s up to each
ONE of us to do just do our best – what one person can do to make a difference, a better world. To be ourselves!

Jesus supported everyone in being just who they wanted to be.
He gave them strength, courage and
wisdom – he was a great encourager.

Make a new mind. Jesus’s great gift was that he saw people as they truly are. He refused to accept appearances; he refused to believe what others believed of themselves. He always had a Higher Thought and he always invited others to it (one can never go higher than one’s thoughts).

Yet Jesus also honoured where others chose to be. He did not require them to accept his higher idea; but merely held it out as an invitation – with great compassion. .

Another “tinker” (philosophers) thoughts…

“Is it not possible that Jesus meant himself only as an ‘example’ and that he believed that only by following his ‘ways’ could someone reach nirvana… er… spiritual fulfilment and ‘heaven’? This is the way I originally saw it. I never saw Jesus as pointing to himself but pointing to a spiritual ‘way’. “

I like that!

*
When in doubt, rather err on the side of compassion (and kindness)
You must stop seeing God as separate from you and you as separate from each other. As my good friend Lindsay, ‘the prophet and prayer-warrior’ says: “When a person goes to church, you take God TO church with you.” Love gives all and requires nothing!
It’s a shift of consciousness – the change that must be made can be made only in the hearts of men and women. Develop a global consciousness – the source of this new consciousness.

Use every moment to think the highest thought, say the highest word, do the highest deed. Then you are living at the “highest level of consciousness”. In this you glorify your Holy Self, and thus glorify Me. Make every moment of your life an outpouring of love.
Give everything, require nothing.
By your shining example. seek only godliness, speak only in truthfulness, act only in love.
Be a light unto the world.
Be a gift to everyone who enters your life and to everyone whose life you enter – the gift of you experiencing and fulfilling who you are. Make of your life a gift – YOU are the gift.
Be a living breathing example of the highest truth that resides within you.
It’s a process of self definition (not self discovery), of growth (not
learning), of being (not doing).
The path then becomes not a struggle, but a process. Man’s struggle is his search for God, the fulfilment of self, the expression of truth. Greatness of the human spirit.
The guidance you are getting is to follow your heart; listen to your soul. Hear your Self and so acquire great
wisdom.

We need 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.

I am co-creating with you your experiences; that I am a part of your decisions, choices and declarations. I have chosen YOU.
What is needed on this planet is a massive shift of consciousness, a change in your awareness. A renewed respect for all of life, and a deepened understanding of the inter-relatedness of everything.
My highest goal for you is to know yourself as the Creator.
What you CHOOSE, you experience.
Happiness, etc?

As in all things, what you THINK is what you get (wysiwyg).
Live out your own destiny – your own consciousness creates the result.

Religion creates disunity.
Truth and God are found in the same place – silence.
Reaching God by the simple living of your life in goodness and in trust.

It’s a change in paradigm shift – it will take great wisdom, great courage, massive determination to follow the spiritual path.
I create my most wonderful tomorrows, when I live my grandest vision right now – in the present.
Be a builder of the dawn.
Be a light unto the world.

“To dearest mom
You have gifted me far more
than I ever gifted you .
This and you are a work in progress.”

THINK THE HIGHEST THOUGHTS (“tink da highest torts”)

Be all that you are capable of being… and have great fun along the journey (of self discovery).

craig (“information and inspiration distributor, incorrigible encourager and people-builder”)

“There is a rich tapestry of talent in every human soul, that
flows through (and from), the Source of our Being, the Spirit
of God, Life. So don’t spend your days stringing and tuning
your instrument; start making and playing your unique tunes
of music right now.”

“When I let go of who (and what) I think I am, then I become all that I am capable of being. Enjoy just being YOU, as you ride the rapids, er sorry, fall down the water-falls of life.”

“Let the light of your BEING shine brightly; so revealing Who
You Really Are. Be a Bringer of the Light, which emanates
from our soul, God, our Creator, the Source, the Essence of Life
(and Ground of our very Being).
Therefore, it can do more than illuminate
your own path.YOUR spirit will help makes the lives of
others easier by illuminating others paths. For this light
is our humanity, the spirit of God, truth, wisdom,
beauty and
especially love…and it lies within each one of us. Through
your actions and your being, let your light, YOUR spirit
truly shine brightly on the world, like the radiance emitted
by a candle at midnight.”
– craig (as adapted from Neale Donald Walsh in ‘Conversations with God Book 3’).

“God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into the world with a different collection of life circumstances that often severely challenge us, things that give us joy and in expressing our talents allow us to bless the people, the world around us.”

“The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you…and the seemingly difficult path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you.”

“When I let go of what (and who) I think I am, I become all that I can be… and am capable of being.” – craig (as adapted and inspired from Lao Tzu)

Love God, yourself (and so ensure a life-long romance) and also your neighbour.”

About the submitter:
Craig likes (no, rather loves) to share knowledge and insights from his life experiences to try and help others in ‘every little way’ he can… without being too much of a “Mr goody goody boring two shoes” (as he’s lost the other one!). He has been studying the human mind, ‘the last unexplored frontier’ for much of his life. His mission is in his own small way, to try to help people live happier, more fulfilling and successful lives. He is currently “working” on a book ‘God and Formula One: Beyond the Zone’ (and what he has written to date is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z6BFX0 )


www.craiglockbooks.com

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/craiglock http://www.creativekiwis.com/books.html#craig and www.lulu.com/craiglock


Craig’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

“Change YOUR world and you help change THE world…for the better

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, uplift, encourage … and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

PPS
“You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring.”

“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you’ll hit neither”

– CS Lewis

Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s book ‘Conversations with God’ (Part One)

Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part One)

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Submitters’s Note:
This article (in point form) was largely based upon notes I’ve taken from Neale Donald Walsh’s series of books ‘Conversations with God’, whilst studying the link between the human mind and spirituality. Whilst I may not agree with all of Walsch’s views and beliefs on the concept of a “Higher Power’, I’m sharing this piece to hopefully stimulate thinking and discussion on these concepts from Walsh’s personal ideas and beliefs on the ‘spiritual journey’.

Enjoy…
*

Life is not a process of discovery – it’s a process of CREATION.
Await nothing; but inspiringly create everything you choose and desire in life. I see God as co-Creator and observer of our lives (like a “sleeping partner”). God does the watching without judgement. We keep waiting for God to tell us, show us, and God keeps waiting for us to show Him/Her/It. We’re waiting for the One who waits for us.

Nothing has meaning, except the meaning we give it.
You create your own reality – always go with your own deepest feelings, your deepest truth.

Feelings are the ‘language of the soul’. A thing has no purpose in itself. Every purpose for any thing is given to it by you and me.

When you don’t know what to do, or what course to take? Just let go and let it be right…
for now that you don’t have the answer. Create the space for the answer to occur to you.
We determine our fate by the thoughts we entertain collectively. Our collective consciousness creates a great deal of our individual reality. All the time we are creating.

Jesus believed in the value and worth of every human being and his life showed the world a God of love. He died and rose again, so that we know the truth about him, and hence about us. His act was meant as a demonstration of Who We Really Are: ie. living out who he really was, what he saw as his ‘divine purpose’ – acting out and living his life mission, what he was called to do and BE with total commitment and integrity…and especially love. Jesus was a divine master, who possessed absolute understanding of the truth – the truth about himself and about God. He wished to share the truth with all the world. Thus he said, “I and the Father are one”. We are brothers. We were all made in the image and likeness of God and Jesus kept trying to tell us so…but few people believed him.
We can think we are in a living hell, and then we can change our perception about it… and the entire perception changes for us.

You are not “supposed” to do anything. Eg. tithing.
You have no purpose, until you assign it one. It’s a CHOICE we make. We are waiting for God to show us our purpose, and God is waiting for us to show Him our purpose.
There is only one reason to do anything: to announce and declare, express and experience, fulfil and become Who You Really Are.

Article Title: Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s book ‘Conversations with God’ (Part One)

Submitted by Craig Lock 

Category (key words): Spiritual growth, Neale Donald Walsch, books, Jesus, Jesus Christ, faith, beliefs,  spirituality, ‘Conversations with God’,  God

Web Sites: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z6BFX0 and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.sharefaith.wordpress.com and http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

Other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981 (Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig)

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This article (as with all my articles) may be freely published, electronically or in print.

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.” #

Sharing some Spiritual Thoughts and Principles from Neale Donald Walsh’s ‘Conversations with God’ (Part One)

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Submitters’s Note: This article (in point form) was largely based upon notes I’ve taken from Neale Donald Walsh’s series of books ‘Conversations with God’, whilst studying the link between the human mind and spirituality. Whilst I may not agree with all of Walsch’s views and beliefs on the concept of a “Higher Power’, I’m sharing this piece to hopefully stimulate thinking and discussion on these concepts from Walsh’s personal ideas and beliefs on the ‘spiritual journey’.

Enjoy… *

Life is not a process of discovery – it’s a process of CREATION. Await nothing; but inspiringly create everything you choose and desire in life. I see God as co-Creator and observer of our lives (like a “sleeping partner”). God does the watching without judgement. We keep waiting for God to tell us, show us, and God keeps waiting for us to show Him/Her/It. We’re waiting for the One who waits for us.

Nothing has meaning, except the meaning we give it. You create your own reality – always go with your own deepest feelings, your deepest truth.

Feelings are the ‘language of the soul’. A thing has no purpose in itself. Every purpose for any thing is given to it by you and me.

When you don’t know what to do, or what course to take? Just let go and let it be right… for now that you don’t have the answer. Create the space for the answer to occur to you. We determine our fate by the thoughts we entertain collectively. Our collective consciousness creates a great deal of our individual reality. All the time we are creating.

Jesus believed in the value and worth of every human being and his life showed the world a God of love. He died and rose again, so that we know the truth about him, and hence about us. His act was meant as a demonstration of Who We Really Are: ie. living out who he really was, what he saw as his ‘divine purpose’ – acting out and living his life mission, what he was called to do and BE with total commitment and integrity…and especially love. Jesus was a divine master, who possessed absolute understanding of the truth – the truth about himself and about God. He wished to share the truth with all the world. Thus he said, “I and the Father are one”. We are brothers. We were all made in the image and likeness of God and Jesus kept trying to tell us so…but few people believed him. We can think we are in a living hell, and then we can change our perception about it… and the entire perception changes for us.

You are not “supposed” to do anything. Eg. tithing. You have no purpose, until you assign it one. It’s a CHOICE we make. We are waiting for God to show us our purpose, and God is waiting for us to show Him our purpose. There is only one reason to do anything: to announce and declare, express and experience, fulfil and become Who You Really Are.

All people come to the truth when they are ready. Just watch and wait.

(My comment: But first you have to ASK God to give you deepest truths and then Infinite Source will deliver (through the subconscious mind or “God-gate”, as my micro-biologist friend, Andy calls it): “Knock and He will answer the door and invite you in.”)

Things can always be made better. The dream never ends and the mission is never truly accomplished (Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King). God’s dream is that we will all one day be completely realised – to be our “real selves”. To achieve happiness, serenity and a feeling of peace about life, when we become detached from results ( In my case I’m just writing about ‘God and Formula One’ and don’t think much about the outcome, ie. selling books (or what people may think – crazy!), but really enjoying the writing process).

Just do and more importantly, BE.

“Be the very best person YOU can be with “loads of” FUN along the journey of life.

“When I let go of who (and what) I think I am, then I become all that I am capable of being. Enjoy just being YOU, as you ride the rapids, er sorry, water-falls of life.”

Shared by Craig Lock (“Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder“)

LOVE is the greatest and most powerful force in the world; so shine your own unique bright light on an often darkened world …in a spirit of living at the highest level of humanity.

“When the world is filled with love, people’s hearts are overflowing with hope.” – craig

“YOU be the change you wish to see in others. Then in changing YOUR world you help change THE world… for the better”

About the submitter: Craig likes (no, rather loves) to share knowledge and insights from his life experiences to try and help others in ‘every little way’ he can… without being too much of a “Mr goody goody boring two shoes” (as he’s lost the other one!). He has been studying the human mind, ‘the last unexplored frontier’ for much of his life. His mission is in his own small way, to try to help people live happier, more fulfilling and successful lives. He is currently “working” on a book ‘God and Formula One: Beyond the Zone’ available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z6BFX0 )

Craig’s other new book ‘The Spirit of a True Champion: A Look into the Mind of Jesus Christ’ is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007E2WXW0

www.craiglockbooks.com

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://www.creativekiwis.com/books.html#craig

Craig’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

“Change YOUR world and you help change THE world…for the better

“Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, enrich, empower, encourage… and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

THIS PIECE MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

PPS

“I had a good chance to meet a yogi who was so spiritual and happy all the time. I wondered how he managed his thinking and I learned a lot from him. I saw him and I thought, ‘This is the way.’ You believe in a God, but not in a religious way. We human beings like to give him names, whether that is Jesus or whatever else. But my view is that God is ONE, whether it is Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, almost anything, and that he is everywhere. He (or she*) has (no gender*), colour, no religion, no race, nothing. It’s incredible how close he is to you and to everybody. You just call him (her/It) and he’s there. That’s it, simple.
This is the reality we so often forget.”
– Balbir Singh, former physio-therapist to Michael Schumacher and student of psychology (with my little additional few words in brackets)
– Clyde Brolin sharing his interview with Balbir Singh inhis great book Overdrive; Formula One in the Zone’, that I’m currently reading and researching for my book God and Formula One

Craig’s other new book ‘The Spirit of a True Champion: A Look into the Mind of Jesus Christ’ is already availableathttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B007E2WXW0