Is there something more than Forgiveness?

What is the truly spiritual response to the terrible event in South Carolina? Is it forgiveness, as so bravely extended to the young killer by the family members of those he murdered?Yes, that is a wonderfully spiritually elevated first step, and the whole of humanity is inspired by those grieving family members in Charleston. Yet there is another step, a step beyond forgiveness, that I believe God offers to everyone of us—and invites each of us to embrace in our own lives as we move toward s … [Read more...]

Are the Charleston killings enough?

Will Charleston wake us up? When a 21-year-old who has hardly begun to shave more than twice a month says (as reported by multiple media sources) that he wanted to start a race war, and was willing to kill nine people in order to do it, is it time for us to look at ourselves---again--and ask some piercing questions---again?Has the human race lost control of itself? Is this just another aberration, or have there now been enough "aberrations" to make us ask: Are we really this primitive, this … [Read more...]

How can spiritually conscious people respond to our world?

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a five-part series by Conversations with God author Neale Donald Walsch on the role of today’s Cultural Creatives in the evolutionary process now unfolding on the Earth with increasing intensity.) I cannot remember a time during my half century of adulthood when the average human being on this planet found herself or himself looking directly into the face of more stressful events, circumstances, and situations than those now presenting themselves daily aro … [Read more...]

A Challenge to the World’s Religious Leaders

War and violence based on religious beliefs will not end until religions themselves agree and announce that God would never condone such behavior. Presently, most of the world’s religions can’t do that, because most of the world’s religions teach of a God who is angry, violent, and retributive. It is becoming clear that only if and when religions themselves teach of God in a new way can humans learn a new way to live. Only when religions stop honoring a God who is said in the Bible to have kil … [Read more...]

Through the corridors of all human experience has this Truth been echoed

As we approach Valentine’s Day (do not forget to memorialize this day if you are in a committed or important relationship!), I thought it might be helpful for us to look at this business of love as it is seen in the eyes of God, from what I have come to understand as a result of the Conversations with God dialogues.Let me quote directly from CWG-Book One:“For thousands of years people have disbelieved the promises of God for the most extraordinary reason: they were too good to be true. So … [Read more...]

The best Editorial you ever read

U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message, in our opinion, fell short in at least one area. The elected leader of one of the most powerful nations on Earth failed to give even passing mention to the cause of all of the difficulties and problems that he said he was committed to solving with or without Congress.With an audience estimated at 30 million, the chief executive of the United States said not a word about what’s true in America — and, for that matter, around the world. … [Read more...]

Do you think you understand God?

Might this be a fine stretch of eternity during which to declare that there is clearly something we don’t fully understand about God, the understanding of which would change everything?To put it more dramatically, is it possible that unless we enlarge and expand our primitive ideas about God and about Life in the decades just ahead, we may find that we have backed ourselves into a corner, from which there is no escape?Conversations with God told us that humanity nearly rendered itself extin … [Read more...]

Can the world admit that Nelson Mandela was right?

Amidst all that the world’s people and their leaders have said following his death, is humanity praising Nelson Mandela to high heaven without listening to a word he said?It is not necessary to agree with everything that a leader asserts, but can the world acknowledge even the smallest portion of what Mr. Mandela sought to bring to our attention — and to solve? Or are we going to honor the man while ignoring all that he pointed out to us?One of his greatest struggles was against the eco … [Read more...]

You are doing nothing wrong

Something very unusual is occurring on this planet right now. You have no doubt noticed it. It may be producing a more than normal amount of challenge and disjointedness in your life, and perhaps even some major upheavals. You are probably noticing it in the lives of others as well.For a while you may have thought that this was all just your mind playing tricks on you; that things were not really happening any differently, and that you’re just a little tired, a little overcommitted, a little … [Read more...]

The ‘Nevertheless’ Society

As the threatened escalation of events in Syria seems, at least, to have simmered down, we are left with the Nevertheless Dichotomy.The United States has apparently backed away, at least in the immediate sense, of its widely blared announcement that the time has come for military intervention in Syria by outside nations — chief among them the U.S. Nevertheless, two million people have fled the country in recent months, creating one of the worst refugee problems the world community has faced i … [Read more...]