Meditation teacher Jane Crosland talks Conversations with God. One of the most important Spiritual texts of our time.
Neale Donald Walsch’s first book in the Conversations with God series, Conversations with God, Book 1: An Uncommon Dialogue, was published in 1995 and became a publishing phenomenon, staying on the New York Times’s Best-Sellers List for 137 weeks.
Walsch was at a low period in his life and wrote an angry letter to God asking questions about why his life wasn’t working. After writing down all of his questions, he heard a voice over his right shoulder say: “Do you really want an answer to all these questions or are you just venting?” When he turned around he saw no one there and felt the answers to his questions filling his mind and so decided to write them down. The ensuing dialogue became the Conversations with God books.
It took a great deal of courage to write these books as the issue of God and religion have always been incredibly polarising and motivated by power, hate and fear. This is where the book is interesting – God takes a big swipe at organised religions and how self serving they are. There are key messages in the book that answered some big questions for me and may do for you:
There is a heaven and eternal life for all.
There is no hell, there is no Satan.
God does not need our prayers or worship but does want us to find our own way to the light.
We are all God.
Hitler went to heaven.
These if ideas seem alien to you maybe read this book and make up your own mind. I needed to stop at various times and let the concepts sink in but I could certainly relate to what was written. If religious dogma and guilt are not your idea of what leading a spiritual life is all about, this is a must- read.
Join Jane for meditation class
Mondays & Wednesdays 6.00 – 7.00 pm
(drop ins welcome)