Like a Snowflake, You Are Eternal

My dear friends...

Everything is happening for my own good. It could be no other way in the Kingdom of God.

This is the startling statement made in The Holy Experience, which I consider to be one of the most important books I have ever written, following my Conversations with God encounter. What CWG led me to at last understand is that our life here is not what I, and many people, thought it was.

This is not "hell on earth." This life is not a "trial and a tribulation." We are not in a "school," having to "learn our lessons." Life is not a "test" that if we pass we go to "heaven," and if we fail we go to "hell."

That's not what's going on here.

We are not simply biological creatures, the result of a happenstance of chemical processes, walking the earth just trying to get through it all with a minimum of harm to ourselves and others. We are Creations of the Deity, Products of the Divine, Individuations of God. We are Singular Expressions of The Singularity, Essential Elements of the Essence of Life Itself.

God gave me a wonderful model with which I could hold all of this in my Mind. God said: "Think of yourself as a snowflake. A snowflake is eternal, did you know that? The very first snowflake in the history of the world is the snowflake that is falling today. It falls from the sky as a highly individualized physicalization. There are no two snowflakes alike. There never have been, in all the history of snowflakes.

"The flakes are awesomely beautiful in their individual design. No one who sees them falling from the heavens can fail to see their beauty. You run outside when you see snowflakes fall, beholding their breathtaking beauty.

"As they land, they merge with one another. You call a huge collection of them on the ground simply 'snow.' You don't say, 'Look at that big pile of snowflakes.' You say, 'Look at that mountain of snow.' You see all the individual snowflakes as One. And indeed, they are One with One Another.

"Soon the sun comes out and the snow melts, each flake disappearing, one by one. They don't, of course, disappear at all. They simply change form. Now they are water, rippling together in a sparkling puddle, or flowing together in a little stream.

"The sun continues to work its magic, and soon the water itself disappears. Or seems to. Actually, it, too, simply changes form. It evaporates, rising into the air as invisible vapors, and gathering there in such concentration that they are visible again--as clouds.

"As more and more vapors gather, the clouds become heavy with their moisture. Soon, once again, the moisture falls, raining down upon the earth. And if the temperature is just right, the falling rain turns into snowflakes again--no two snowflakes alike. Ever. In the history of snowflakes.

"And so, in the snow, we see the Cycle of Life and the Story of You.

"There was never a time when You were not. There will never be a time when You will not Be. You appear from the Heavens, physicalized as individual aspects of All That Is. While each physicalization is absolutely and gloriously non-identical, they are nevertheless All The Same Thing. And so they merge into a single essence, a particular life expression that you call "humans." Then, to the Heavens each Essence returns, once more invisible-ized. You are not "no longer here," You are simply "no longer visible." Yet You exist, fully self-conscious and fully self-aware, until You return again to total visibility and full physicalization.

"And here is a great secret. You are never not 'physical.' You are sometimes simply less physical. Even as a snowflake is never not physical. When it is snow, it is physical. When it is water, it is physical. When it is steam, it is physical. When it is vapor, it is physical. When it is moisture, it is physical. When it is unseen and utterly invisible, it is physical. When it falls from the clouds as rain, it is physical. And when it hits the freezing temperature beneath the sunlit clouds, it crystallizes, becoming a snowflake once again. What a journey the snowflake has taken! Changing form, changing form, evermore changing form, finally returning as another snowflake, magnificently different from its earlier version, but still, in essence and content, exactly the same thing."

Hugs,

Neale

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k 24th August 2012 11:26 am

Actually, all snow flakes are the same as the properties of water crystalize in a set pattern. Also disagree about why we are in physical form. The alchemist and many mystics wrote about the process of turning lead into gold. This is not something we actually have to work hard at, it is a natural process, but it can be painful. Ronald Regean's comment that if they do not see the light....turn up the heat applies to this. Burning off the gross aspects of the lower nature can be uncomfortable physically, emotionally, mentally. We are given what we need to progress toward becoming what Neitzsche refers to as the Superhuman. We are always on the path to a higher form of being and the time our consciousness' is confined to awareness of only the physical dimension, is just one of the phases or just a portion of the journey....it is not all there is.

LordJesusChrist 25th August 2012 4:12 am

The Good Force be with you!

Many thanks, Neale, for your message!
Yes, I am Eternal like you because we believe in God thru Christ, His Son. The righteous have eternal life according to God's Word.

Live forever and prosper!

Alleluia! Amen! ******* My Good Wisdom
:smitten: :coolsmiley :angel: :thumbs:

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Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before beginning his now famous conversation with God.

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