In “The New Revelations”, from the “Conversations with
God” series by Neale Donald Walsch, Neale gives us this wisdom to ponder:
According to The New Revelations, the following beliefs about God and
life are fallacies that create crisis, violence, killing and war:
5 Fallacies About God
Humans believe that God needs something.
Humans believe that God can fail to get what He
Humans believe that God has separated them from
Him because they have not given Him what He needs.
Humans believe that God still needs what He needs
so badly that God now requires them, from their separated position, to give it
Humans believe that God will destroy them if they
do not meet His requirements.
5 Fallacies About Life
Human beings are separate from each other.
There is not enough of what human beings need to
To get the stuff of which there is not enough,
human beings must compete with each other.
Some human beings are better than other human
It is appropriate for human beings to resolve
severe differences created by all the other fallacies by killing each other.
5 Steps To Peace
The New Revelations
invites readers to take the Five Steps to Peace. In taking these steps, readers
Acknowledge that some of their old beliefs about
God and about Life are no longer working.
Acknowledge that there is something they do not
understand about God and about Life, the understanding of which will change
Be willing for a new understanding of God and
Life to now be brought forth, an understanding that could produce a new way of
life on the earth.
Be courageous enough to explore and examine this
new understanding, and, if it aligns with their inner truth and knowing, to
enlarge their belief system to include it.
Live their lives as demonstrations of their
highest and grandest beliefs, rather than as denials of them.
Nine New Revelations
new revelations are contained in a series of nine statements that the book
offers for readers to consider as they explore the possibility of changing their
present beliefs about God and about Life.
These nine statements are:
God has never stopped communicating directly with
human beings. God has been communicating with and through human beings from
the beginning of time. God does so today.
Every human being is as special as every other
human being who has ever lived, lives now, or ever will live. You are all
messengers. Every one of you. You are carrying a message to life about life
every day. Every hour. Every moment.
No path to God is more direct than any other
path. No religion is the "one true religion", no people are "the chosen
people", and no prophet is the "greatest prophet."
God needs nothing. God requires nothing in order
to be happy. God is happiness itself. Therefore, God requires nothing of
anyone or anything in the universe.
God is not a singular Super Being, living
somewhere in the Universe or outside of it, having the same emotional needs
and subject to the same emotional turmoil as humans. That Which Is God cannot
be hurt or damaged in any way, and so, has no need to seek revenge or impose
All things are One Thing. There is only One
Thing, and all things are part of the One Thing That Is.
There is no such thing as Right and Wrong. There
is only What Works and What Does Not Work, depending upon what it is that you
seek to be, do or have.
You are not your body. Who you are is limitless
and without end.
You cannot die, and you will never be condemned
to eternal damnation.
"New Revelations" Talking Points at CwG website
"The New Revelations" at Amazon.com
In addition, Neale makes a “Call To Action” by all of
those who believe, or are willing to believe, that we, as individuals, CAN make
a difference. We transcribe them here, and urge you to think about them:
What You Can Do (Right Now) To Help Change The World...
My Dear Friends,
We are coming upon the wonderful end-of-year holidays, and at this
very special time of year I invite everyone reading these words to join hands in
choosing to co-create a new reality on our planet -- a world in which violence
and killing are banished forever from our arsenal of “solutions.”
We can do this, and if you will read on further, I want to tell you one of the
ways we can play our part right here, right now. Each of us. In our own lives,
in our home communities.
I, like you, yearn for the day when we can celebrate a Christmas without war or
the threat of war somewhere in the world. It seems that someone, somewhere is
always fighting, always dying, because of human differences. We are like
children, having been given this garden of paradise (take a look at some of the
other planets around here and see which one you’d like to live on), and proving
ourselves to be utterly incapable of playing together nicely. Sometimes I just
want to shake everyone’s shoulders and say, “Play nice.”
There is something wrong here. Something desperately wrong. And I know what it
is. We are trying to solve the crisis in the world today at every level except
the level at which the crisis exists. We are trying to solve it with political,
economic, and even military means, because we either don’t understand, or are
afraid to admit, that it’s a spiritual problem.
The world is in the shape that it’s in because of the things that human beings
believe. As I have been saying repeatedly now since receiving The New
Revelations, “beliefs create behaviors.” What we have to do if we want to see
real change in our world is alter the belief system of human beings.
You can help do that.
There are many ways to do this without impinging on anyone else’s personal
freedom or choices, and without imposing on individuals by “proselytizing.” You
can become a social activist for spiritual change. Spiritual Activism is what is
called for in The New Revelations, which also gives us all some wonderful tools,
including the Five Steps to Peace and the nine New Revelations.
I am urging everyone to take these Five Steps to Peace and become modern-day
Martin Luthers, nailing them to your chosen house of worship -- church-house
door, and the door of every mosque. Please do this. I mean it. Really. If you
believe in the material that has been given to us in Conversations with God,
then you’ve got, got, GOT to see what’s in The New Revelations, and you’ve got
to join me in becoming spiritual activists and in bringing this extraordinary
material to wider public attention.
Our world is in very, very deep trouble right now. Can there be any question
about this? Do you think that I am overstating or exaggerating? If not, if you
agree with my assessment, then it is time, right now, for you and I to do
something about it.
Please, please become familiar with the Five Steps to Peace and the nine New
Revelations, and see if you agree that they could change our world. If you do,
go now and nail them to your house of worship. Do this every week for sixteen
weeks. Get others to join you in this simple act of spiritual activism. Sooner
or later others are going to start paying attention.
Then, do as The New Revelations suggests and start your own in-town Five Steps
to Peace Dialogue Group, inviting local ministers, priests, rabbis, ulamas, and
other members of the clergy, along with business and political leaders, young
people, and the general public, to sit down together to explore new ways to hold
the experience of God and Life, and to recreate that experience together.
We are presently operating on fallacies. We are staunchly believing Five
Fallacies About God and Five Fallacies About Life, and living these fallacies as
if they were real is becoming very dangerous. Now, before it is too late, we
must talk about these things.
And these discussions must be held at the local level. We have had enough of
international summits, United Nations Joint Resolutions, and world conferences
on this, that, and the other. None of these things have produced the outcome
that humanity so desperately seeks.
It is up to us now.
That means you and me.
Let me be clear about something. The reason that most of the people on our
planet do not want to admit that this is a spiritual crisis we are facing is
that the world family does not want to have to acknowledge that this spiritual
crisis has been created largely by exclusivist organized religions, most of
which teach human beings that they have a right to do whatever they think they
need to do in order to defend themselves from all those who disagree with their
cultural and religious beliefs -- and who they thus imagine to be their enemies.
With this justification, human beings allow themselves to call all “attack” a
“defense.” Muslims have done this. Christians have done this. Jews have done
this. Hindus have done this. People of virtually every religious persuasion have
What we need in order to resolve this spiritual crisis is a willingness to look
at our current beliefs about God and about Life and see if there are any that
are not working. Then to admit it, if we find some. Then to consider some new
ideas to replace them.
But there hasn’t been a new idea seriously considered by organized religion in
hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The human race is paralyzed on this point.
That’s because new religious ideas challenge the bedrock beliefs of humanity. We
want to hang onto our beliefs no matter what the cost. Rather than make
ourselves, or those who gave us our beliefs, wrong, we hang onto our beliefs
even if they don’t work. Even if they’re killing us.
The most devastating belief that I can think of is that we have been separated
FROM God BY God because we have failed to do God’s will. The reason this is so
devastating is that Exclusivist Organized Religions have used this as
justification for separating us from each other in a misguided thought that
their way is the only way back to God.
And so we’re trying to do the impossible. We’re trying to get back to Unity
Now there are a lot of damaging beliefs about Life that spring from this belief
about God, such as….Might is Right, Survival of the Fittest, To the Victor go
the Spoils, Every Man for Himself, an Eye for an Eye, My Way or the Highway.
WE WOULD NEVER HOLD THESE BELIEFS – INDEED, IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO HOLD THESE
BELIEFS – IF WE THOUGHT THAT WE WERE NOT SEPARATE FROM EACH OTHER.
Unfortunately, we think that we are, because we have been told that we are by
There’s a way out of all this. We have to do whatever it takes to encourage
humanity to explore new ideas about God and about Life – ideas that create
Unity, not Separation. We’ve got to approach the crisis at the level at which
the crisis exists. To do this we must, as I said, become spiritual activists. We
have to communicate directly and frequently with those we have placed in charge
of our future – our political and spiritual leaders.
We must tell them to stop the insanity; that what they are doing is not working.
Then we must show them what does work. And this we must do by example.
We must be the change we wish to see in the world. This begins at our kitchen
table. It extends outward from there…to our neighborhoods, to our places of
business, to our churches and synagogues and temples and mosques, to our
communities, our state, our nation, and to the world at large.
This will be accomplished not by joining a single organized religion, but by
joining together in a common undertaking, in a unified effort, speaking with an
urgent voice to all the world, and carrying a simple but eloquent message:
Our differences do not have to create divisions. The variations in our
beliefs do not have to produce violence in our lives. There is another way. But
we will not find that way by searching for it. We will only find it be creating
it. And we cannot create it by staying stuck in old beliefs, but only by being
open to new ideas. New ideas about God and about Life that can inspire the
There are many ways to do that. I’ve established inspiretheworld.com as one way
for people to connect with each other to share new ideas, to explore new
possibilities, to examine new paradigms, and to propose a new relationship with
God and with Life that can truly light the world.
Please consider joining Humanity’s Team and becoming modern-day Martin Luthers.
Please nail the Five Steps to Peace to every church-house door. Take it to every
temple and synagogue and mosque as well.
I am serious here. Mail the Five Steps to Peace to every Letter to the Editor
column in every publication you read. Send it to every community leader and
can think of. And nail it to the church-house doors.
Then, please visit the
inspiretheworld.com website. And, after
reading the opportunities for further participation found there, remember the
words with which Helen Keller encouraged our world.
"Do what you can do."
Neale Donald Walsch
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