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Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch
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Read from April 02, 2010 to June 12, 2015

Not my kind of read, but interesting and if you have extra time, worth considering.

"Belief in revelation is a great temptation for those who prefer a shortcut, who want to leapfrog the tedious labor (as they deem it) of thinking."

Pantheism = all things are manifestations of divine substance, without a personal God

Nondualism = all things are illusions since there is nothing but the divine substance

Stoicism (a popular form of pantheism) = what's happening is merely what's happening. How you feel about it is another matter. Every catastrophe is a welcome opportunity to grow more virtuous. (p. 105 of conversations w god) similar to Christian Science denial of reality of pain.

There is no coincidence, and nothing happens by accident. Every event and adventure is called to your self by your self in order that you might create and experience who you really are (p. 51-52) is stoicism through the all-permeating Logos of God crossed with non-dualism as ones nature is the same as the divine Brahman.... All to remember our own divine identity and origin.

The goal then is the experience of self discovery, not simply the knowledge one is thereby discovering. Much like the great Sufi mystics who taught that God created Man, the heavenly Man of Light, in order to behold his own glory. As individuals become aware of their ultimate identity with Allah and seek to experience it again, they grow closer to the divine prototype oh humanity (the Prophet Muhammad being the perfect historical manifestation) they come to contemplate through the inner eye to behold the glory from which they stem and on which they partake, and in that moment, God knows himself through their eyes... The most profound depth of conv w God

Your asking is a statement of lack, and yor saying you want a thing only works to produce that precise experience - wanting - in your reality. (p. 11) Instead of "I want success,' think 'I have success."



"Belief in revelation is a great temptation for those who prefer a shortcut, who want to leapfrog the tedious labor (as they deem it) of thinking."

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