My dear friends,
We enter in this moment the days before the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. And while this day is not celebrated in all other countries as it will be in America on Thursday, the moment might nevertheless give us pause to stop and think.
I am suggesting that we not stop to think of what we have to be grateful for from the year just passed, but to think of something new: What will we have to be grateful for in the year ahead?
This kind of advanced thinking is what Conversations with God invites us to engage in all the time. To be grateful in advance of something occurring creates the kind of energy that can cause it to occur. This is part of the Process of Personal Creation that is explained in wonderful detail in the book Happier Than God.
So if you live in the U.S. and are planning on gathering with family and friends this Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving, do something different this year: When you go around the table inviting folks to say what they are thankful for, ask them to predict what they will be thankful for in 2014.
Give them a chance to think about it, because they won't be expecting the question, but don't let them easily squiggle out of answering. CWG says that "life proceeds out of your intentions for it," so empower your guests to set their intentions for the next 12 months right there at your table.
Even if you do not live in the U.S. and will not be observing this holiday, this might be a wonderful idea, a wonderful conversation starter, at the next family-and-friends gathering in your home.
My intention for the year ahead is simple: That the message of Conversations with God will be sent to and shared with more people than ever before, and that my personal life and individual behavior will reflect more than ever before the messages of that extraordinary dialogue. I seek and wish to live it more profoundly every day, to embody what has been given to be shared with others; to share it with others not just in writing, but, more fully, in action.
If it has been some time since you have actually read the CWG material, you may deeply appreciate knowing just what the most important messages of this 3,000-page dialogue are, and to have them expanded on and explained in brand new articulations, so that you, too, may bring them more fully into your daily life.
I hope you will do so. This new text not only itemizes the top 25 Core Messages of CWG, it then provides extremely useful suggestions on how to render those remarkable ideas functional as a practical matter in every day on-the-ground experience.
As we move into end-of-year festivities that are celebrated in many cultures around the world, I send you wishes for a wondrous holiday season!
Love and hugs,
© 2019 ReCreation Foundation - http://www.cwg.org - Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. His With God series of books has been translated into 27 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives.