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The decision is all yours

On the final day of this year, as the calendar page changes, let us talk more about how we can use spiritual principles to deal with changes in our life.
Yesterday we explored part one of a three-part Change Process derived from the messages in Conversations with God. Today: Part Two.
This second part puts you firmly in command of your experience. You may not have changed anything in your outward reality, but remember, it is the experience of it that we are out to change.
You, and you alone, decide what anything means to you. You, and you alone, get to choose what matters and doesn’t matter, what is “good” and what is “bad,” what is “okay” and what is “not okay.” You, and you alone, get to determine whether you are going to react positively about something or negatively about something–or, interestingly, have no reaction at all. Your emotions are entirely under your control. Your feelings are what you want them to be.
“That’s not true!” you may protest. “I don’t want to feel bad, I just do.” Yet this is not so–and the sooner you understand this, the sooner you will move to mastery in your daily living. You do want to feel bad or you wouldn’t. The trick is to look deeply into the moment to see why you want to feel bad. The answer to that question unlocks everything.
To reiterate, you decide, and you alone decide, what something means to you, and how you are going to respond to it. Yet this is a decision that most people make based upon past feelings, experiences, understandings and desires, or future fears, apprehensions, wishes or desires.
None of this has anything to do with what is going on right here, right now.
The idea, as Eckhart Tolle made so brilliantly clear in The Power of NOW, is to stay in the moment. I have come to see the real power in this in my own life.
When I “come from yesterday,” I frequently overlay meanings on things that are happening right now that are not in those things inherently, but that I have placed there as a result of a previous thought about them–or about something similar to them–from my past. (Going to the dentist might be a good example.)
When I “come from tomorrow,” I overlay an idea about some imagined future (and usually some imagined fear) on the events of today. These future realities may never come to pass (in fact, my life has shown that they rarely do), but what they often do is ruin any chance I had to maximally profit from the experience of the moment.
Only when I get out of my past and stay away from my future can I genuinely experience what’s happening right here, right now, within the context of just that: what’s actually occurring in the present moment. And–free from the interpretations of the Past and the Future–I can give that occurrence any interpretation I desire.
This was the greatest liberating lesson of my life. When I learned this, I understood at last that my experience of everything that is going on, is going on in my mind. I can stare into the face of events and I can choose to be whatever I wish to be with regard to them. I can be “okay” or I can choose to be “not okay.” I can be “happy” or I can choose to be “unhappy,” I can be “optimistic” or “fearful,” “powerful” or “powerless,” “complete” or “incomplete,” “destroyed” or “reignited”.
The decision is all mine. The meaning of everything is the meaning I give it.
Tomorrow, New Year’s Day, I’m off. You take the day off, too! And we’ll meet here again on Friday! Oh, and…HAPPY NEW YEAR!



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Kavana

posted December 31, 2008 at 6:50 am


Happy new year to you all too!
Greetings from the Netherlands



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Alice the Canine Messiah

posted December 31, 2008 at 7:34 am


Great post Neale!
Happy NOW Year.
Best of Now, always,
Alice



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Donna

posted December 31, 2008 at 9:08 am


As always Neale, wonderful. Thank you so much.
I appreciate your insights and shared experiences.
We are on the very edge of some powerful changes in the illusions we create.
Isn’t it exciting?
Love is contagious,
Donna



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Birds Birdie

posted December 31, 2008 at 10:20 am


Neale,
Before I begin I would like to mention… DId you notice on google your search results went from 84,400 to 107,000 – over night? For weeks they dipped dramatically. Over night they came back stronger than they have ever been. Now, do you suppose it is because we are talking about things that aren’t real and “foo foo” feel good feelings; that 21, 600 people read ‘your’ stuff over night ? Or we are beginning to talk about Real stuff…
Hmmmm… interesting isn’t it?
This morning I woke up to 4 airplane crosses, intersecting at one point, creating some very interesting patterns, distinctly drawn over my house. Still fully intact without the wind mis-shaping the jet streams. God quite nicely put two birds flying in the middle of it… I believe it is time for painting.
I am glad you brought up the topic of feelings. Feelings are literally one of the main ingredients within creation. However, the stronger the feeling for the sake of pure love within any creation, the more clearly and effective it’s design is within reality.
There is one key point that is missing though – Gods will. For it to be a truly, and eternal creation – Gods will must be a co -author of the reality. And on this path as one develops the ability of maintaining love, there comes a point where God simply takes over because of the connection between the human and God that is made. At this point, the human decision is no longer a decision – for God begins to do through you…
And as we become the arms, the legs, the feet and the hands of Gods will – His will may come for earth and it’s people.
It is an excellent path to walk. So long as the feeling is founded in love for the person. Otherwise, nearly all is lost…
Build the foundation on the House of Love.
And surely in these last days, He will guide and protect those in love from the storm…
Sometimes love may come as an awakening that will get through… That God is in control.
Sometimes love comes quietly in still moments – That God may console and speak to a humbled heart.
Sometimes love moves you and you do not know why – That God may work through you for His reason.
Sometimes love lets go of that which is not love – That love may simply survive.
Sometimes love requires repentance – That love may thrive and grow.
To direct your feelings without acknowledgement of them, leaves a person half filled and half empty.
Look at the feeling, understand it, and then change, through simply saying I’m sorry.
Donna,
Yes, we literally are on the edge of a vast change. However, there isn’t an illusion within Christianity. I suppose the truth will have to show you though…
It is not my fault when the people are not prepared. God stated such to me last not. I have told them… And I do believe there are those out there listening. Such a staggering increase of search results on the same day of speaking of the galactic cross is not by mere coincidence…
love always



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Birds Birdie

posted December 31, 2008 at 10:27 am


“When I “come from tomorrow,” I overlay an idea about some imagined future (and usually some imagined fear) on the events of today. These future realities may never come to pass (in fact, my life has shown that they rarely do), but what they often do is ruin any chance I had to maximally profit from the experience of the moment.”
It is funny Neale, for centuries Christians have stated that in their life time Christ was coming again. And it didn’t happen. And as human nature is, it is not surprising that it would loose hope and faith. In these days, there are people of a staggering number stating that it is going to happen soon. Most are normally false prophets. Yet in these times, they so happen to fall in the era that it is actually true! lol…
Do your research. Find out for yourself. And consider that in the bible, it does state that in the end times people loose faith and hope while stating “Where is He? Where is He?” and then turn from Him with no longer a faith… And Then He Comes for the faithful…
Have fun Neale. Self fulfilling prophecies are real if you make them real. Please do not take others down with you… But then again, if they follow…
love always



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Birds Birdie

posted December 31, 2008 at 10:29 am


P.S.
Everyone thought Noah was crazy too…
hahahaha!
And His family was the only one that survived.
Hmmm
Interesting



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Your Name

posted December 31, 2008 at 10:49 am


Good morning Neale,
decisions…decisions…with the release of the ego we release the idea that our decisions are ‘ours’…to live in surrender to God/ God Conscious/Christ Conscious is to exist in the state of un-identification for what we have done, could do, or might do. The ‘do’ is another egoic trick to stick us back in to the ‘we are better than thou’ paradigm. We can ‘do’ or ‘not do’, existence has no problem with either…we just ‘are.’ There are no decisions that ‘we’ have made…but of course if anyone feels different, then of course those decisions will again be the reality of the person that ‘does’…or likes to ‘do.’ As in Christian theology…who can truly be saved by actions?…when it is what is inside that is important (out of the heart comes adultery, murder, etc).
Release the idea (the ego) that we are important enough to have a decision and surrender to the nothingness of existence; and therefore, BE in peace with the ‘Will of God’. This would function much better to put us into present time.
Thanks Neale, I love your books.



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AM

posted December 31, 2008 at 11:10 am


To EveryOne
with much Love
Kisses Happy New Year LIVE from HK :)



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Deb Reilly

posted December 31, 2008 at 11:30 am


Yes, attitude is everything. Happy New Year, with gratitude for 2008.



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Cynthia

posted December 31, 2008 at 1:17 pm


Bring the LIGHT down through us
out the souls of our feet
to the center of the earth
May the LIGHT ground us
and surround us
until we meet again…..
HAPPY NEW YEAR Neale, and Classmates…!



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susan

posted December 31, 2008 at 1:55 pm


Thank you Neale… not just for this blog but for having your conversations with God, for writing them down, for getting them published, for sharing the message you’ve been given with others even when you are reviled for it. Thank you for sharing the message that:
“God speaks to everyone all the time” and that “If you seek the guidance of a Master, teacher or guru, its important to know how to recognize one. You can recognize a Master by the way he or she teaches you to get in touch with God.. If they shout at you, scream at you, exhort you, entice you to find God outside of yourself—in their truth, in their book, in their way, in their place—then watch out. Take your “Watch out” and remember that this time, its an illusion. If they quietly invite you to find God inside of you, if they tell you that you and I are One—and that you do not need their truth, their book, their way, or their place—then you have found a Master, if only because you have been led to the Master deep inside of you.”
This resonates with messages in the Bible that speak to me as well:
“If you seek Me you will find Me when you search for me with all your heart.”
“You have no need that any man teach you.”
“The Lord is near to all who call upon him.”
“Draw near to God and God will draw near to you.”
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
It seems universal that most believe that there is some kind of “Last days” scenario approaching. Whether the coming of the Messiah, the second coming of the Messiah, the Apocolypse, 2012, the New World Order, the Enlightenment…. etc… Obviously the one thing agreed upon is that change is coming. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it unfolds, right? But most of all, may we be still and know and listen. God is speaking to ALL OF US all the time. You’re right, and for anyone who believes biblically that these are the “Last days” here is evidence to support that:
Joel 2:28 “I will pour out my Spirit on ALL people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.”
Acts 2:17 “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on ALL people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”
If God is pouring out Spirit on ALL people… we’re equal. No one is superior to another. There’s no need to pretend to be. Rest assured that whatever message God is giving to each of us, it is perfectly suited to each of us. God speaks through the still small voice in the silence when we shut out all the noise around us… like Jesus did when he went off to a solitary place to commune with God. So I’d like to thank you, Neale for bringing it all back to that communion with God for each individual. For having your communication with God and for encouraging everyone else to do the same.
Happy New Year to you. May it be the best one yet.
Love, Susan



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Birds Birdie

posted December 31, 2008 at 1:58 pm


“My Dearest Father,
It is the day before the new year. And it has been beautiful day in the midst of our private life. Things have gone so smoothly in cleaning. The other half of me has been working with wood and building. I of course amidst my chores have been doing research just educate me further of the visions you gave me as a child of your coming. I want to thank you for all thy blessings, thy love and thy care. Thank you for allowing me to be your servant, now and for always. Thank you for the gift of life. My hope is that I may always serve you in the ways in the universes you desire and see fit.
I pray for the peace and calm of my family through these trying times of earth passages. I pray that our eyes, our minds, our bodies be unaware of the changes, that we may continue forward in simply serving you with all that we are. And when you come Father, please bring myself and my husband together. Please take us both, for he is the best of men. Always, your will be done in what ever you choose. It simply is a personal desire and request.
Please, with your spirit, guide me until the day you arrive. That I may fully be prepared for all that you need me to be. It is my hearts desire to listen and do all of which you guide faithfully.
Thank you for hearing me. A small voice among the over 6 billion of your children. Thank you for listening, loving me as you always do, and having faith enough me to have me believe in myself as to who I am… For I am yours. Thank you father, for reading these letters and understanding that the world has been overcome once again with doings that are not right according to your ways. And they simply will not listen. Thank you for being on the outskirts waiting, that we may finally call for you in the final hours. We are ready father. Please come take us home. And, thank you for your deliverance of your faithful.
With the deepest of love for all that you have done and will do.
love always,
Laon”



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Tiaan

posted December 31, 2008 at 2:55 pm


Open mindedness is the key for me. I grew up in a conservative, religous enviroment, believing in a judgemental GOD that needed me to do certain things otherwise I would go to hell. One day I picked up CWG 1 (kept reading until I have read the whole series) ,found freedom and serenity that surpasses anything I have experienced until then. All of life started to make sense for the first time, and I could start living a life without fear. I now have a personal relationship with a Loving GOD of my understanding. Thank you Neale for sharing your experience, thank you for facing up to the critics that were trying to question your motives etc. I compare you to Bill W, who also had a spirituel awakening, decided to share his experience with others and started AA. The fellowship that saved thousand’s if not millions of live’s and up till today are still saving live’s, while the message of AA stay’s exactly the same, timeless and still applicable.
Keep up the good work Happy New Year
Namastè



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Monica Pattera

posted December 31, 2008 at 3:44 pm


Thank you, Neale. Thank you Everyone who is here. i love you! Hapy New Year to all!



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Elaine

posted December 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm


Thanks Neale! And I appreciate everyone’s thoughts on my dad. He has vastly improved (literally overnight). Still much recovery to come, but we’re happy he’s still around.
Thanks all – happy 2009!!
Elaine



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John Steward

posted December 31, 2008 at 5:50 pm


Thanks to everyone for their wisdom and kindness. I am struggling a little with the ‘nothing is real’ and live every moment in the moment. Maybe someone can explain this simply on Friday, the 2nd day of the now year, saw that somewhere, it is good. Thanks to all for your inspiration and love. May you all have a many grand moments in the now year.
John



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Oleg

posted December 31, 2008 at 6:27 pm


Shalom Neale,
To be short, I wouldn’t explain whole the story, but for sure I can explain all this later in details.
After I realized that all answers could be found in Zohar the most known Kabala book and met with real people (who knows…) who teaches this, it really changed my life. When I saw the few minutes of the new movie “The Moses Code” I realized that probably you will be a right person for this letter.
Since according to this secret teaching this is a time when Kabala should spread all over the world I thought to help them in this mission.
If you think this could be interesting to you to understand what’s going on and maybe even take part in this please reply to my email (I provided it during sending this message)
Happy New Year!
Oleg.



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AM

posted December 31, 2008 at 8:15 pm


Thank You Neale and All
and Susan for her beautiful comments to be remembered
today’s one now copy/pasted on multiply
http://maiie.multiply.com/reviews/item/467
Happiest 2009!!!
Love to All, AM



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Your Name

posted December 31, 2008 at 9:05 pm


As discussed in Friendship With God (may I just say thank you, thank you, thank you for this book, Neale? it is causing me to reremember so many things now), feelings are a response to our state of being and our state of being is not a response at all but a choice that we make in every moment from moment to moment.
In every moment we are always choosing to be something. We are always humans being. The question we must ask ourselves is what are we being and why and did we consciously choose that state of being?
The key is that we can choose beforehand what state of being we wish to create in relation to everything–to our surroundings, events, people. We only have to declare ourselves being in order to be. “I Am” are the two most powerful words in the universe.
I know in my heart and soul that God wants us to “be cause” of our experience and to “use” God. Being cause of our experience means being consicous creators of our own reality, individually and collectively–it means acting, speaking, thinking deliberately.
When we use God, we utilize the creative energy, infinite wisdom, and pure love imbued in every single one of us and we help God become more of what God is.
In this way we become aware that we–through thoughts of thoughts–are creating our own experience rather than at the mere effect of it.
Here is a toast to one and all–may we, in 2009, become masters at being cause of our collective experience and create Peace on Earth.
Happy New Year EveryOne!
Love and Peace,
Michelle



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Birds Birdie

posted January 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm


Oleg and to All,
Why can you not accept the ones whom began this generation of life? The ones that mere humans, since our beginning of existence, have been trying in all effort, to piece together each individual thought path, in order to understand the fullness of God and them. For they are the ones shortly to arrive in fullness.
Who has become unlovable?
This will be my last of all posts. I learned something of great nature this morning in which God has spoken that it is time to “war with them no longer” in words. As it is in scripture, the blind have been deceived and can not comprehend such things of the mysteries of God, for their minds have been closed. Beyond these words spoken days ago, this morning a perfect example of dignity, grace, solidarity and steadfastness has come to me. For it is the Queen Elizabeth of England in this current generation that is a perfect example; a person to be admired and honored with qualities of character that is suiting for any great kingdom. And beyond Esther of the bible to whom I have looked towards as feminine guidance in this world, the example of the Queen has become the greatest of my cherishings in these last days…
Be well brothers and sisters. Learn to treat earth and it’s people well as well, please.
It is time for my healing from the infliction of the peoples wayward thoughts, until it is fully time.
love always



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kevin

posted January 1, 2009 at 6:04 pm


hey bird have you been talking to that snake in the garden again?when you see noah ask him how come he forgot the dinosours.silly birdie don’t believe in everything you read it’s only make believe ha get it God bless you my friend



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Teja

posted January 1, 2009 at 9:19 pm


Hi!
I have here something, what I believe everyone of you have to see. It occurred 17 years ago in congress…
Watch on:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZsDliXzyAY
Tell me: are your feelings with her? If yes, did we do anything in this way? Was this “now” spoken from our hearts fully?
And in the end: do we really know, we are one big family, never separated from each other?
Thanks!
Love & blessings,
Teja



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Adrian

posted January 2, 2009 at 12:36 am


Happy new year Neale
Greatings from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Mexico.



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Elyna

posted February 10, 2014 at 4:50 am


Thank you, Neale. Thank you Everyone who is here. i love you! Hapy New Year to all!



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