I don't know about you, but there have been several times in my life when I have been so angry and frustrated that I actually sat down, put pen to paper and vented my feelings. The very act of getting it all out there made me instantly feel much lighter and helped me to see things more clearly. I never thought for a moment however, that someone would actually respond.
Well, respond they did to author Neale Donald Walsch, who says he found out God has a sense of humour, thinks suffering is an unnecessary part of life, and had nothing to do with creating the concepts of right and wrong or heaven and hell. Neale talked with me about his experience in an interview which I think you will find as fascinating as I did. Enjoy! Veronica: Neale, I was particularly moved by your story. When you began to write your letter to God to express the anger and frustration you were feeling, I am sure you said exactly the things a lot of other people have been thinking and feeling for years. Did that change your whole life, when you started getting answers? Was that the turning point? Neale: Little by little, what changed, was my perception of what was happening.
What changed, was the way I held my experience. As the material in the book came through to me, which you understand was never intended originally to be a book, but was always a very private process between me and my mind, as entered in my journal, in a very private way. As that material came through to me, I became more and more aware of the possibility of holding my experience in a new and larger context.
I saw what was happening to me, and for that matter what was not happening to me, the things that I wished would happen, that weren't happening, in an entirely different way. I saw each of these events, or the failure of things to occur, as gifts and treasures from God, rather than stumbling blocks or obstructions to what it is that I wanted. As soon as that perception shifted, and it was not an instant thing, but something that took place gradually over the course of many months of the dialogue, I began to see a shift as well in my experience of life.
As I began to embrace my life in all of its aspects as a treasure and a gift from God, the treasures and gifts from God increased. That increase was noticed in the form of rapidly improving personal relationships, rapidly improving financial conditions and rapidly improving health as well. So that by the time the book was completed, or shortly thereafter, I did see enormous changes in my life. That process took about 12-16 months. From mid 1993 to today the changes to which I have referred have continued, in an accelerated form, to the point where now my relationships are particularly wonderful and being made manifest in ways that more closely reflect my higher vision. My financial life has been an extraordinary success.
To read the entire interview with Neale Donald Walsch, click on the following link: http://www.intouchmag.com/neale2.html Veronica Hay is the author of "In a Dream, You Can Do Anything, A Collection of Words" An Extraordinary Collection Of Writings That Will Uplift You, Motivate You, Inspire You, And Gently Guide You Along The Inner Path Of Your Life. Click Here: http://www.insightsandinspirations.com