Conversations with God
"Feeling is the language of the
soul" - Page 3
"...hidden in your deepest
feelings is your highest truth" - Page 3
"All people are special" - Page
"The deepest secret is that
life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation" -
"You came into this life with
nothing to learn - you have only to demonstrate what you
already know" - Page 34
"You are always in the process
of creating. Every moment. Every minute. Every day." - Page 35
"There is only one reason to do
anything: as a statement to the universe of Who You Are" - Page
"Allow each soul to walk its
path" - Page 47
"A thing is only right or wrong
because you say it is. A thing is not right or wrong
intrinsically." - Page 48
"Emotion is the power which
attracts. That which you fear strongly, you will experience" -
"What you fear most is what
will most plague you. Fear will draw it to you like a magnet" -
"Masters are those who have
chosen only love. In every circumstance. Even as they were being
killed, they loved their murderers" - Page 57
"There are no coincidences in
the universe" - Page 58 !!!
"God is in the sadness and the
laughter, in the bitter and the sweet. There is a divine purpose
behind everything—and therefore a divine presence in everything"
- Page 60
"Very few of the value
judgments you have incorporated into your truth are judgments
you, yourself, have made based on your own experience. Yet
experience is what you came here for—and out of your experience
were you to create yourself. You have created yourself out of
the experience of others" - Page 62
"Desire is the beginning of all
creation. It is first thought. It is a grand feeling within the
soul" - Page 65
"You are a three-fold being.
You consist of body, mind, and spirit" - Page 73
"Your soul is the sum-total of
every feeling you've ever had" - Page 74
"The first thing to understand
about the universe is that no condition is "good" or "bad". It
just is. So stop making value judgments.
The second thing to know is that all conditions are temporary.
Nothing stays the same, nothing remains static. Which way a
thing changes depends on you" - Page 79
"All your life you think you
are your body. Some of the time you think you are your mind. It
is at the time of your death that you find out Who You Really
Are" - Page 81
"You are goodness and mercy and
compassion and understanding. You are peace and joy and light.
You forgiveness and patience, strength and courage, a helper in
time of need, a comforter in time of sorrow, a healer in time of
injury, a teacher in times of confusion. You are the deepest
wisdom and the highest truth; the greatest peace and the
greatest love. You are these things. And in moments of your life
you have known yourself as these things.
Choose now to know yourself as these things always" - Page 86
"Life is a creation, not a
discovery" - Page 90
"You do not live each day to
discover what it holds for you, but to create it. You are
creating your reality every minute, probably without knowing it"
- Page 91
"In order to truly know God,
you have to be out of your mind" - Page 94
"Enlightenment is understanding
that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, except exactly who
you're being right now" - Page 98
"What you resist, persists" -
"Passion is the love of turning
being into action. It fuels the engine of creation. It changes
concepts to experience" - Page 101
"To live your life without
expectations—without the need for specific results—that is
freedom" - Page 101
"Beingness is the highest state
of existence." - Page 101
"The point of life is not to
get anywhere—it is to notice that you are, and have always been,
already there. You are, always and forever, in the moment of
pure creation. The point of life is therefore to create—who and
what you are, and then to experience that" - Page 104
"Suffering is an unnecessary
aspect of the human experience. It is not only unnecessary, it
is unwise, uncomfortable, and hazardous to your health" - Page
"...suffering has nothing to do
with events, but with one's reaction to them" - Page 105
"What's happening is merely
what's happening. How you feel about it is another matter" -
"There is nothing scary about
life, if you are not attached to results" - Page 110
"You always get what you
create, and you are always creating" - Page 118
"...the purpose of
relationships is not to have another who might complete you; but
to have another with whom you might share your completeness" -
"You must first see your Self
as worthy before you can see another as worthy. You must first
see your Self as blessed before you can see another as blessed.
You must first know your Self to be holy before you can
acknowledge holiness in another" - Page 126
"Cultivate the technique of
seeing all problems as opportunities" - Page 141
"By your decisions you paint a
portrait of Who You Are" - Page 154
"Embarrassment is the response
of a person who still has an ego investment in how others see
him" - Page 161
"Doing is a function of the
body. Being is a function of the soul. The body is always doing
something. Every minute of every day it's up to something. It
never stops, it never rests, it's constantly doing something.
It's either doing what it's doing at the behest of the soul—or
in spite of the soul. The quality of your life hangs in the
balance" - Page 170
"True masters are those who
have chosen to make a life, rather than a living" - Page 176
"The actions of the body were
meant to be reflections of a state of being, not attempts to
attain a state of being" - Page 185
"Religion is your attempt to
speak of the unspeakable. It does not do a very good job" - Page
All Illness is Self-created
Now let's understand what you probably already know: all
illness is self-created. Even conventional medical doctors are
now seeing how people make themselves sick.
Most people do so quite unconsciously. (They don't even know
what they're doing.) So when they get sick, they don't know what
hit them. It feels as though something has befallen them,
rather than that they did something to themselves.
This occurs because most people move through life—not simply
health issues and consequences—unconsciously.
People smoke and wonder why they get cancer.
People ingest animals and fat and wonder why they get blocked
People stay angry all their lives and wonder why they get
People compete with other people—mercilessly and under
incredible stress—and wonder why they have strokes.
The not-so-obvious truth is that most people worry
themselves to death.
Worry is just about the worst form of mental activity there
is—next to hate, which is deeply self destructive. Worry is
pointless. It is wasted mental energy. It also creates
bio-chemical reactions which harm the body, producing everything
from indigestion to coronary arrest, and multitude of things in
Health will improve almost at once when worrying ends.
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Right and Wrong are Relative Terms
There’s nothing “wrong” with anything. “Wrong” is a
relative term, indicating the opposite of that which you call
Yet, what is “right”? Can you be truly objective in these
matters? Or are “right” and “wrong” simply descriptions overlaid
on events and circumstances by you, out of your decision about
And what, pray tell, forms the basis of your decision? Your
own experience? No. In most cases, you’ve chosen to accept
someone else’s decision. Someone who came before you and,
presumably, knows better. Very few of your daily decisions about
what is “right” and “wrong” are being made by you, based on
This is especially true on important matters. In fact, the
more important the matter, the less you are likely to listen to
your own experience, and the more ready you seem to be to make
someone else’s ideas your own.
This explains why you've given up virtually total control
over certain areas of your life, and certain questions that
arise within the human experience.
These areas and questions very often include the subjects
most vital for your soul: the nature of God; the nature of true
morality; the question of ultimate reality; the issues of life
and death surrounding war, medicine, abortion euthanasia, the
whole sum and substance of personal values, structures,
judgments. These most of you have abrogated, assigned to others.
You don't want to make your own decisions about them.
“Someone else decide! I’ll go along, I’ll go along!” you
shout. “Someone else just tell me what’s right and wrong!”
This is why, by the way, human religions are so popular. It
almost doesn’t matter what the belief system is, as long as it’s
firm, consistent, clear in its expectation of the follower, and
rigid. Given those characteristics, you can find people who will
believe in almost anything. The strangest behavior and belief
can be—has been—attributed to God. It’s God’s way, they say.
And there are those who will accept that. Gladly.
Because, you see, it eliminates the need to think.
Thinking is hard. Making value judgments is difficult. It
places you at pure creation, because there are so many times
you’ll have to say, “I don’t know. I just don’t know.”
Yet still you have to decide. And so you’ll have to choose.
You’ll have to make an arbitrary choice.
Such a choice—a decision coming from no previous personal
knowledge—is called pure creation. And the individual
is aware, deeply aware, that in the making of such decisions is
the Self created.
Most of you are not interested in such important work.
Most of you would rather leave that to others. And so most of
you are not self-created, but creatures of habit—other-created
Then when others have told you how you should feel, and
it runs directly counter to how you do feel—you experience a
deep inner conflict. Something deep inside you tells you that
what others have told you is not Who You Are. Now where
to go with that? What to do?
The first place you go to is your religionists—the people who
put you there in the first place. You go to your priests and
your rabbis and your ministers and your teachers, and they tell
you to stop listening to your Self. The worst of them
will try to scare you away from it; scare you away from
what you intuitively know.
They’ll tell you about the devil, about Satan, about demons
and evils spirits and hell and damnation and every frightening
thing they can think of to get you to see how what you were intuitively
knowing and feeling was wrong, and how they only place
you’ll find any comfort is in their thought, their
idea, their theology, their definitions of right
and wrong, and their concept of Who You Are.
The seduction here is that all you have to do to get instant
approval is to agree. Agree and you have instant
approval. Some will even sing and shout and dance and wave their
arms in hallelujah! That’s hard to resist. Such approval, such
rejoicing that you have seen the light; that you’ve been
Approvals and demonstrations seldom accompany inner
decisions. Celebrations rarely surround choices to follow
personal truth. In fact, quite the contrary. Not only may others
fail to celebrate, they may actually subject you to ridicule.
What? You’re thinking for yourself? You’re deciding on
your own? You’re applying your own yardsticks, your own
judgments, your own values? Who do you think you are, anyway?
And indeed, that is precisely the question you are answering.
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