- Home with God -
"Everybody is doing everything for themselves
Understand that this is true even about dying,
You will never fear dying again."
God: "It is impossible to live or to die without God, but it is not
impossible to think that you are.
"If you think that you are living or dying without God, you will
experience that you are.
"You will have this experience as long as you wish. You may end this
experience whenever you choose."
Neale: I believe those are holy words. I believe they came directly
Those words have been floating around in my mind for the past four
years. I see now that they were my invitation. An invitation from God
for a larger conversation.
"You're right. I wanted to make sure that we have this larger
conversation, and so I placed those words in our mind every time you
thought seriously about life or death, even for a moment. This is a
conversation you've been reluctant to have, and have put off
Yes, I know. It's not that I'm afraid to talk deeply about life, or even
about death, it's just that these are very complex subjects and I wanted
to make sure I was really prepared to enter into a huge conversation
about them. I wanted to be psychologically and, well, I guess,
"Do you feel that you are now?"
I hope so. I can't keep putting off this conversation forever. Even if I
tried, you'd just keep placing those words into my head.
"That's right, I would. Because those are the words I want you to hear
even if you never get to the rest of the conversation."
Okay, I've heard them.
"I want you to hear them over and over again.
"It is impossible to live or to die without God, but it is not
impossible to think that you are.
"If you think that you are living or dying without God, you will
experience that you are.
"You may have this experience as long as you wish. You may end this
experience whenever you choose.
"Those words convey all that anyone who is afraid of living or dying
will ever need to know."
Then we can end the conversation right here.
"We can. How deep do you wish to go in your higher understandings?
Should you choose to continue with this conversation, I will present you
with 100 more words--a 100 Word Formula for All of Life."
Well, there's a tease.
"That's exactly what it was meant to be."
And it worked. I'm not about to cut the conversation short now. So here
I am having a conversation with God about living and dying. Again.
"Yes, but looking at many things that we have never discussed before."
Who would believe this
"It doesn't matter. You're not having the conversation for anyone else,
you're having it for yourself."
I have to keep reminding myself of that.
"So often people see themselves as doing something for someone else when
they're really doing it for themselves.
"Everybody is doing everything for themselves. When you awaken to this
awareness, you will have reached Breakthrough. And when you understand
that this is true even about dying, you will never fear dying again. And
when you no longer fear dying, you will no longer fear living. You will
live your life fully, right up until the very last moment."
Hold it. Wait a minute. You're saying that when I'm dying, I am doing it
"Of course. Who else would you be doing it for?"
FIRST AND SECOND REMEMBRANCE
"Once you answer most of the questions you've ever had about
death, you'll have answered most of the questions
You've ever had about life."
Neale: Well, we're off to an interesting start. That's a very intriguing
God: "It is the first of many that will appear here. Yet our dialogue
will go to places that will be not only intriguing but, for some people,
unbelievable. Such will be the nature of the Remembrances for which you
"It is as I have told you in previous conversations. You have nothing to
learn, you have only to remember. The conversation we are about to have,
as with all of our conversations, will help you to do that. It will lead
you through a series of Remembrances about life and death.
"You will notice that many of these Remembrances have to do with death.
This is by design, for it is through a deeper understanding of death
that you will most quickly reach a deeper understanding of life.
"Some of these Remembrances may be surprising, for they will challenge
much of what you thought you knew. Others will not surprise you at all.
As soon as you hear them, you will be aware that you knew that all
along. Taken together, these Remembrances will bring you back to
yourself, reminding you of all you need to know in order to experience
that you are Home with God."
Humanity has waited so long to have a new conversation on these larger
matters. Most of what we hold in our collective reality is from ages
past. We could use some `new wisdom' here.
"All human beings are born with all the wisdom of the universe imprinted
on their souls. It is in the DNA of everything. Indeed, `DNA' could very
well be used as an acronym for Divine Natural Awareness.
"Every living thing has this natural awareness built in. It is part of
the system. It is part of the process that you call Life. This is why,
when people are confronted with great wisdom, it often sounds so
familiar to them. They agree with it almost at once. There is no
argument. There is only a remembering. It is part of their Divine
Natural Awareness. It is said to be `in their DNA.' It feels like, `Ah,
yes, of course.'"
"So let us now open this new conversation in earnest, allowing you to
remember what you have always known. Let us talk with a fresh voice
about these things, in order that you might refresh your cellular
memory, that you might find your way Home."
I can be home with God while I am still alive, can't I? I mean, I don't
have to wait until die to get `home,' do I.
"You do not."
Then--tell me again, so that I can clearly get it--why will so many of
the `Remembrances' have to do with death?
"Death is the biggest mystery of life. Unlocking that mystery unlocks
"Once you answer most of the questions you've ever had about death,
you'll have answered most of the questions you've ever had about life as
"Then you'll know how to be Home with God without dying."
Oh, I wouldn't do that.
"You could be tempted to, if you thought that others might marginalize
it or ridicule it."
I don't think so.
There will be portions of this conversation--especially when we get into
discussing when we get into discussing the whole cosmology of life--that
will seem 'way out' to many people.
"I have no doubt that the explorations and the mental excursions we're
about to undertake will enhance your ability to deeply comprehend what
is true about life and death--yet some of them may seem so far afield
and so esoteric that you really could be tempted to edit them out."
No, that's not going to happen. My commitment to this conversation is to
produce a faithful transcript of it, in its totality, leaving nothing
out that you intend to be here.
Good. Then let's get on with it.
THE FIRST REMEMBERANCE
~ Dying is something you do for you. ~
That's such an interesting thing to say, because I just don't see myself
as `doing it' for anybody. In fact, I don't see dying as something I am
doing at all. I see it as something that is happening to me.
"It is happening to you. And, it is happening through you.
"Everything that is happening TO you is happening THROUGH you. And
everything that is happening THROUGH you is happening FOR you."
I just never thought of dying as something that I was doing on
purpose--much less something that I was doing for myself.
"You are doing it for yourself, because dying is a wonderful thing. And
you are doing it `on purpose,' for reasons that will be made clear as we
move deeper into this conversation."
Dying is a wonderful thing?
"Yes. What you call `death' is wonderful. So do not grieve when a person
dies, nor approach your own death with sadness or foreboding. Welcome
death as you have welcomed life, for death IS life in another form.
"Welcome the death of another with soft celebration and deep happiness,
for theirs is a wondrous joy.
"Here is the way to a peaceful experience of death--your own or that of
another; know that the person dying is always at cause in the matter.
"And that is
THE SECOND REMEMBRANCE
~ You are the cause of your own death. This is
Always true, no matter where, or how, you die. ~
THE THIRD REMEMBRANCE
" Do you think that dying is something that occurs
Against your will?"
Neale: Gosh, you're certainly being true to your word here. That is
going to be hard for many people to believe.
God: "There are some underlying principles of life--at which we will
take a deeper look in just a bit--that may make it easier to hold some
of these Remembrances more firmly in your reality.
"When we explore these basic principles more fully, you will come to
know that what you call `death' is a powerful moment of creation."
See now? There's another fascinating thought. Death is a `moment of
"It is one of the most powerful moments you will ever encounter. It is a
tool. Used as it was intended, death can create something quite
extraordinary. This, too, will all be explained to you."
Death is a tool? Death is not simply a `doorway'?
"It is a doorway, but it is a magic doorway, because the energy with
which you walk through that doorway determines what's on the other
Okay, okay, hold it. You're taking my breath away. Can we slow down here
just a bit? Can we go over some of this one more time, and fill in a few
of the blanks? What you just said there leaves me with a lot of
"We'll look at all of them. We'll answer every one."
Great. So let's start with this idea of using death as a tool. That
thought is brand-new to me. A tool is something that one uses on
purpose. It's something that one wants to use. But I don't want to die.
Nobody wants to die.
"Everyone wants to die."
Everybody wants to die?
"Of course, or nobody would. Do you think that dying is something that
occurs against your will?"
It sure seems that way to plenty of people.
"Nothing occurs against your will. That is impossible. So here is
THE THIRD REMEMBRANCE
~ You cannot die against your will. ~
If I thought that were true, it would be so comforting that would be so
wonderfully healing to know. But how can I embrace that as my truth if
it is my experience that lots of things happen that I do not want to
"Nothing happens that you do not want to happen."
"You can IMAGINE that things happen that you do not want to have happen,
but this is not what is so, and it merely allows you to think of
yourself as a victim.
"Nothing holds you back in your evolution more than this single thought.
The idea of victimization is a certain sign of limited perception. True
victimization cannot exist. "
It's pretty darn hard to tell someone whose daughter has been raped, or
whose entire village has been wiped out in a vicious act of `ethnic
cleansing,' that no one has been victimized.
"It would be non beneficial to speak in this way to people while they
are in the midst of their suffering. During such moments, simply be with
them with deep compassion, true caring, and healing love. Do not offer
spiritual platitudes or intellectual excursions as a remedy for their
pain. Heal the pain first, then heal the thought that created the pain.
"Of course it is true that , in the ordinary human sense, there are
those who have been the `victim' of terrible occurrences and
circumstances in life. Yet this experience of victimization can be real
only within the context of normal--and therefore extremely
"When I say that true victimization does not exist, I am speaking from
an entirely different level of awareness. Yet this is a level of
awareness that human beings can achieve, once their pain has been
I think that your statements will be difficult for many people to
embrace, whether they are in emotional pain or not.
"What I am saying here is nothing more than what nearly all of the
world's traditional religions have said for many centuries. 'Mysterious
are the ways of the Lord,' they have proclaimed. `Have faith in the
God's perfect plan.'
"Later is this conversation we'll have an opportunity to explore this
idea of a perfect plan, and we'll also take a look at how it is that
many different souls interact together to produce the individual and
collective outcomes of life on earth in a particular and perfect way for
a particular and perfect reason. In fact, I am going to ask You to give
Me an example of that."
"Yes. And you will know exactly what I am talking about when I do. For
now, rest quietly in your heart with the knowledge that all things are
happening with perfection."
I will try. I will try to hold that thought, and to embrace that in my
heart, as you have asked. But you're going pretty fast here. You're
moving pretty quickly. We've engaged in this dialogue just a short time,
and already you're into
may I say it?
into the ozone. I mean no
disrespect, but just where is this conversation going?
"To where you have always wanted to go."
"To the truth."
"There is no truth except the truth that exists within you.
Everything else is what someone is telling you."
Well, I've certainly heard that one before. Everyone and his brother is
trying to tell me that he is leading me to the truth.
"Yes, but only one person can take you there."
And who is that, you?"
"Yes, you. You are the only one who can take you to the truth, because
the truth exists in only one place."
Don't tell me
it's `within me.'
"That is correct. There is no truth except the truth that exists within
you. Everything else is what someone else is telling you."
Including what you just said right here!
"Of course. Exactly."
Then what is the point of this whole conversations? For that matter,
what is the point of ever listening to anybody about anything?
"I did not say that nothing exterior to you can lead you to your truth.
I said that you are the only one who can take you there."
Yet if I knew my own way to the truth about life and death. I wouldn't
be asking you about it. I wouldn't be having this dialogue, now, would
A lot of people who I know would pray about it. They would pray for an
answer, for some guidance, in the face of their deepest questions about
life and death. And when people pray to God for answers, and then they
get them--often very clearly--they say that God has answered their
You might say that this is the experience I am having here. This feels
to me, this whole conversation feels to me, like a form of prayer, to
which I am receiving an answer.
"That's wonderful statement, because it happens to be true!"
That's why I am keeping a record of this whole conversation, of this
whole process. I'm writing everything down.
"Just be careful that this does not create in others the impression that
clarity lies outside of them, and that they have to go somewhere
else--to you, for instance--for answers. Be careful not to create a
situation where others envy you for having found a way to wisdom, for
they will then want you to show them the way, and that would be
counterproductive, and could even be dangerous."
"The day that other people start believing that you have access to
answers from God to which they do not, you'll become dangerous. So it's
your job to do whatever you can to make sure that the world does not
think this of you. You would be well advised to not let the world make a
special case out of you.
"Take whatever measures you think may be required to `de-specialize'
yourself. You are special, of course. The idea here is to eliminate the
thought in anyone else's mind that you are somehow more special than
What do you suggest?
"Do something totally out of character for the kind of person that
people may want to imagine you as being--something that a `saint' or a
`guru' would never do. Manage a rock band. Become a stand-up comic. Open
a bowling alley."
There are no saints who own bowling alleys? There are no gurus who are
"Are you kidding? They ALL are."
"It's just people don't think they are. That's the point. So, do
something outrageous, something that will have people scratching their
heads, something that will have them denying your specialness, and even
accusing you of being very UN-special."
Heck, just telling people the story of my life should be enough to get
them to do that. I've made enough mistakes, done enough things that no
one would approve of, to make it impossible for anyone to hold me in a
very special place.
"It is true you are an Imperfect Messenger--which makes you perfect."
Because no one can confuse the Message with the messenger.
"Not likely. Unless you allow them to. So just keep being human. Forgive
yourself, and ask the forgiveness of others, for all your mistakes, old
and new. Then go out and tell everybody that the answers they seek lie
"No matter which way you go, you cannot fail to get Home."
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"I am you, simply causing you to remember me."
"Home with God" ~ Neale Donald Walsch
Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici
(By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe)
"I, like God, do not play with dice and do not believe in coincidence."
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