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Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsh
The Conversations with God Trilogy was written by Neale Donald Walsh as a dialogue between himself and the ‘voiceless voice’ he calls God. It has enjoyed enormous popularity since the books were first published in the 1990s.
This is a wide ranging conversation which is by no means restricted to traditional Christian topics or views. I’ve been listening to the series as Audiobooks narrated by Neale Donald Walsh with God narrated by Edward Asner and Ellen Burstyn.
Neale describes how the conversation started. He was at a very low point in his life and wrote an angry letter to God. When he finished his hand stayed poise above the page and he found he was moved to write a response to his venting. Question and answer sessions followed until eventually there was enough material to fill the first book. This was well received and further books followed.
Neale is very clear that he is the scribe of these wisdom teachings. Indeed at times Neale’s own part of in the conversation is all too human and frustrated, or simply baffled. He asks God the questions many of us would like to have answered, such as why is there so much suffering in the world?
Whether you feel the God voice in Neale’s books is a part of his own subconscious speaking, or his Higher Self, a channelled Lightbeing or God doesn’t really matter. The content, tone of the messages and advice is what counts. In the audiobooks Neale’s narrators are both male and female as he didn’t want God limited to a masculine voice and he experiences the voiceless voice as being without gender.
My feeling is that the Conversations with God challenge our normal outlook in a healthy way and give us wise insights on how we manifest the circumstances of our lives, nurture our relationships and view the world. The central message is that we are all One, all part of the Divine whole, yet we have forgotten our true nature and our innate power. Reading or listening to the dialogue can assist us in the process of remembering.
You can follow Neale’s work at his website which includes video presentations and other free resources: Neale Donald Walsch
Overall I have found the Conversations soothing and nourishing to listen to in audiobook form, although some of the concepts the God-voice explains are initially confusing and have taken a while to become clear in my mind. You don’t have to believe in the dialogue or take everything onboard to get some benefit from it.
The books are all available individually or as a complete volume.
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