Toward a New Understanding of God
Neale Donald Walsch believes humanity is on the verge of a spiritual awakening that will dramatically change our way of life.Beliefnet last spoke with Neale Donald Walsch in 2002, the author has transcribed more of his "conversations with God," the most recent of which appears in his latest book. "Tomorrow's God" (read an excerpt) contains a prediction about a global spiritual shift Walsch believes will occur within the next 30 years: Humanity will embrace a "new spirituality" based on "the oneness of all things," a belief in the unity of all life and the divine.
In the introduction to your book you say, "This book contains the most exciting news of the past 100 years." What's the news?
That humanity is going to create a new God for itself in the next 25 to 30 years, that this new God will result in the emergence of a new spirituality on the planet, and the new spirituality will in turn result in, at last, a movement toward that time of peace and harmony for all humankind, which has been so long predicted and so long awaited.
You're not just talking about a change at the level of individual consciousness, but something on a global scale?
I'm talking about the creation of a new God on the earth and by that I mean a new understanding of the only God who always was, is now and always will be-but an understanding so radically different, an enormous departure from our present understandings that for all practical intents and purposes, it will seem like a new God. And that the creation of this new God by humanity will cause to emerge a new spirituality on the earth, across the planet.
Could you describe the difference between this new understanding of "tomorrow's God" and the understanding that we have right now?
[Our] biggest fallacies about God are:
God needs something.
God can fail to get what God needs.
God has separated you from God because you have not given God what God needs.
God still needs what God needs so badly that God now requires you, from your separated position, to provide it.