But Not Divided
Neale Donald Walsch
Hello my wonderful
It has been
my great joy in these past weeks to be discussing with you what I have come to call The Holy Experience, which in my world
is the moment--and I hope there are many of them for you--of meeting God.
Perhaps I have
not made that clear before. That IS what we are talking about here. That is what we are discussing. When we talk about the
Holy Experience we are talking about meeting God. It is a face-to-face meeting, too, not something that exists only in conceptual
We are talking
about looking at Divinity directly, seeing It right there in front of us, knowing It as part of us, experiencing It as integral
to us, and merging into It as our felt reality.
This is precisely
our experience following our death, and God has made it clear to us that we are not required to wait until death in order
to have it. We may embrace--and, indeed, create--this experience at any time. But we must feel that it is possible, and that
we are worthy, to do so.
to shake off our own thoughts of unworthiness?
The first step
is to re-identify ourselves. We must decide again--and for many decide anew--who we are. So long as we imagine that we are
other than Who We Really Are, thoughts of our unworthiness will be possible.
that we re-identify ourselves, assuming our true and real identity, the idea of unworthiness as it relates to us becomes impossible
most people imagine themselves to be separate from God, from each other, and from everything else that is. In truth, we are
all intrinsically connected with everything--including that which we call Divinity. When we drop our idea of separation--which
is part of what I have called the Earth's "Separation Theology"--any thoughts of our unworthiness drop with it.
The late Robert
Heinlein, the famous science-fiction writer, included a line, said many times by many characters, in his novel A Stranger
in a Strange Land. The line was, "Thou art God." In his book, Heinlein had many people greeting and saying goodbye to each
other in this way. The line, and the book itself, though meant to be fiction, offers a powerful statement of what is really
so. And Heinlein knew it. He was using science fiction as a means of getting the idea across to his readers--and as a means
of painting a picture of what kind of relationships we might create with each other and with our world if we held that idea
as true, and announced it to each other at every turn.
On the day
that you embrace your True Identity as a Division of Divinity you will abandon forever your thought that you are somehow not
"up to" the Holy Experience, or not "worthy" of being included in God's Kingdom.
is right here on Earth, and the Holy Experience is life itself, lived as a demonstration of the unity of everything, in joyous
celebration of the wonder and the glory of All That Is.
So many people
have a very difficult time with this idea of their Oneness with God, however, that it has become virtually impossible for
humanity to drop its idea of separation from God and embrace its true worthiness at last.
In Home with
God this matter is addressed head on. Here's a look at what the dialogue with God in that book reveals. It is a dialogue between
myself and God, with God's words in bold:
heard the analogy that I am, to God, as a wave is to the ocean. The same stuff, exactly. Just smaller in size.
has indeed been used many times, and it is not inappropriate. So now, let us define this "ocean." Let us propose here that
God is The Creator. Very few people who believe in a God at all have an argument with that.
If it is true
that God is The Creator, this means that you, too, are a creator. God creates all of life, and you create all of your life.
It's that simple.
If you think
of it that way you can hold it in your consciousness.
You and God
are creating all the time--you on the micro level, God on the macro. Are you clear?
Yes, I see!
There is no separation between the wave and the ocean. None. The wave is one part of the ocean, acting in a certain way. The
wave does the same thing the ocean does, in smaller degree.
That is exactly
correct. You are me, acting the way you are acting. I give you the power to act as you are acting. Your power comes from me.
Without the ocean, the wave does not have the power to be a wave. Without me, you do not have the power to be you. And without
you, my power is not made manifest. Your joy is to make me manifest. The joy of humanity is to manifest God.
is God, made physical.
What is important
to understand is that there is no single way in which life makes God physical. Some waves are small, barely a ripple, while
other waves are huge, thunderous in their sweep. Yet, whether minuscule or monstrous, there is always a wave. There is no
time when there is not a wave on the ocean. And while every wave is different, not a single one is divided from the ocean
does not mean division. Those words are not interchangeable.
You are different
from God, but you are not divided from God. The fact that you are not divided from God is why you can never die.
The wave lands
on the beach, but it does not cease to be. It merely changes form, receding back into the ocean.
The ocean does
not get "smaller" every time a wave hits the sand. Indeed, the incoming wave demonstrates, and therefore reveals, the ocean's
majesty. Then, by receding into the ocean, it restores the ocean's glory.
of the wave is evidence of the existence of the ocean. Your presence is evidence of the existence of God.
--End of Excerpt--
that a remarkable statement? Remember those nine words for the rest of your life. "Your
presence is evidence of the existence of God."
Oakbridge University - Jeshua - Message of the Day
I’ve heard many asking, “Why is
this reality so harsh? This is not the reality that I wanted to live in. I expected that I would be surrounded by love. And
even with the parenting that I have had, it was very difficult, very harsh.” It was for you to know with clarity the
duality of this reality, to know how it feels to be loved.