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It’s time to take the Evolution Revolution to a new level. I suggest a group call to decide what that new level could look like, and to create dynamic and exciting Awakening Day activities around the world. The Evolution Revolution will “take off” to the next level if and when people feel it is, and can be, doing something other than just posting on this website to make the world a better place, to heal the world’s divides, to conquer the world’s evils, to soften the world’s hardest edges, to brighten the world’s darkness, and to give people back to themselves.
We have the Will and the Leadership in this group to move toward that now. And now is the time, more than ever, that the Universe is inviting it to happen. Let me know who’s “in”. ;o)
Hello, my friend. I assume you know that I will be in Amsterdam offering an afternoon presentation this Sunday! Here is all the info, in case you’d like to attend:
Dear, dear Annie…
I am so very sorry that you have endured what you suffered because of your father’s severe mental illness. I am deeply inspired by your story of Self Healing, and even more uplifted and inspired by your ability to see that, at the highest spiritual and metaphysical level, there are no victims and no villains, and that all the Souls in all the world are playing their roles in the evolutionary process by which all Souls eventually and inevitably experience fully Who They Really Are.
I have said to God many times, “Yes, but why does it have to be through such suffering?” And God has replied, “It does not have to be, but it has been during this period of the awakening of humanity at a mental level.” I have learned that all the Universe seeks to express and experience Divinity, and that the Contextual Field in which we place ourselves determines to what degree we are able to embody that.
Humanity is a very young species, and so our mental development has a long way to go to catch up to the Soul’s spiritual awareness. That’s the work here. That’s the work everywhere. To bring Mental Consciousness to the level of Spiritual Awareness, in ourselves and in a species, so that the two become one, and God is fully realized and fully functionalized.
In your response to the abuse you have endured, you have functionalized God. In your sharing of your story (even as Christ made sure that his story was shared) you have given us an example of (a) the level of Demonstration of Divinity of which humans are capable, and (b) what each of us would be able to do if we but followed your example.
In moving from condemning to understanding your father and his mental illness, you have shown us the most important aspect of what it will take to heal ourselves and heal our world.
I am touched and moved beyond words in the face of your example. Most of all, I am grateful to you. You have proven the truth of all that has been written, not only in CWG, but in all the great spiritual literature of the world. You have made it real, and therefore usable by the rest of us. There is no greater gift you could have given to us, to your species, and to your God. For you have done God’s work here, Beloved Annie, and I raise my voice in joyful praise of you.
I agree with you when you say “The Earth is a mystical and wonderful place. The perfect home to do all the chores of the human condition, but also a wonderful place to contain all the treasures of the spirit as well.” What a great way of putting it. What a terrific observation.
The question now is, as we work to change ourselves, what can we do to change our world, so that this wonderful Earth — this “mystical and wonderful place” — will always be here for us, and for our children and grandchildren, and theirs.
Let’s work together on this. Let’s travel together.
I think that in order for a person to become an “active” member of the Evolution Revolution, she or he has to know what being “active” looks like. In other words, what are we asking them to do?
What we are seeking to do is produce a revolution in the way people are thinking and acting. This is done in two ways. (1) Getting people to sit down and start talking about what is going on in our world right now, what the causes of this may be…and what, if anything, could change our species’ dysfunctional behaviors; and (2) Spreading the word, far and wide, that there is A New Way to be Human, based on a New Cultural Story about Who We Are, Why We Are Here (that is, why humans are in physical form, and what the purpose of life is), Who and What God Is, and how our truth about God affects and impacts our day-to-day life on Earth.
Reduced to two simple sentences: (1) Talk about humanity’s problems. (2) Spread the word about the spiritual solution. This is what we are asking/inviting our members to do.
WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE: (A) Create an Evolution Revolution Action Group in your community, inviting members to meet as often as they can to discuss the central idea of the EvoRevo. And what is that central idea? Members of the Evolution Revolution believe that the problem facing humanity collectively and the members of our species individually is not a political problem, it is not an economic problem, and it is not a military problem. It is a spiritual problem, and it can only be solved by spiritual means—meaning a revolution in the way we are thinking. About what? About Life, about God, about Ourselves and about Each Other.
As part of the Action Group’s ongoing discussions, explore the ideas in GOD’S MESSAGE TO THE WORLD: You’ve Got Me All Wrong as the opening statement regarding the spiritual problem facing our species, followed by a deep examination of the concepts and proposals in The Storm Before the Calm, which offers striking, yet practical, ideas about solutions, and concluding with an ongoing examination of the new theology articulated in the Conversations with God series of books.
(B) Simultaneous with “A” above, generate specific outreach projects aimed at spreading the New Cultural Story of Who We Are and Why We Are Here throughout your community—and ultimately, throughout the world—based on the insights in the Conversations with God cosmology.
Now you may say that sitting around talking, and then actively spreading the word about what we believe, is hardly the stuff of which revolutions are made. But let me share something here from Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future (2002).
This is a globally known consultant on organizational behavior. She received her doctorate from Harvard University, holds an M.A. in systems thinking from New York University, and has worked on every inhabited continent in virtually every type of organization.
In other words, Meg Wheatley knows her way around. Here’s what she says:
“There is no more powerful way to initiate significant social change than to start a conversation.”
I couldn’t have paid her to say something better suited to make the point I’ve been making here. In a 2002 article in Utne Reader, Ms. Wheatley observes that “…true conversation is…a timeless and reliable way for humans to think together. Before there were classrooms, meetings or group facilitators, there were people sitting around talking.
“We can take courage from the fact that this is a process we all know how to do. We can also take courage in the fact that many people are longing to converse again. We are hungry for a chance to talk. People want to tell their stories, and are willing to listen to yours. We are awakening an ancient practice, a way of being gathered that all humans intimately understand.
“Change doesn’t happen from someone announcing the plan. Change begins from deep inside a system, when a few people notice something they will no longer tolerate, or when they respond to someone’s dream of what’s possible.”
That is precisely, to the letter, what the Evolution Revolution is all about.
It is also possible that there are enough speakers of English in the “German, Spanish, and French world” that the copies of this book that are “accidentally forgotten” on park benches and in coffee shops and in train stations and airports (where many foreign travelers, including English speakers, pass through) will reach more people than you might think — and, no doubt, just the people they were intended to reach!
Please tell Alexander that I am always happy to know if someone wishes to do what it takes to bring the messages of Conversations with God to any community. I do not know what I could do to help him to open up a CWG Center, other than to offer him my encouragement. What other kinds of help and support, if any, is he wondering about, do you know? Lovingly………neale.
Yes, Neale visits the Forum! This is me, right here. I have been on the road for a while, so my time has been very limited. But I am here now. And yes, Marion, this is a wonderful place to post questions for me about The Evolution Revolution! (Questions on the general subject of Conversations with God and its messages should be directed to ASK NEALE at CWG Connect, an online platform created exactly for this purpose. Simply go to http://www.CWGConnect.com
But if anyone has questions, observations, or suggestions regarding the EvoRevo global outreach movement, please, for sure, post them here! I’ll do my very best to answer them! Lovingly………neale.
I am so very, very inspired by the willingness of so many wonderful people to join in providing Leadership to this global outreach endeavor. Thank you all, every one of you, from my heart. It is possible, after all, that we may begin to make a real difference in our world with people such as you working so willingly to change our global cultural story. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Lovingly………neale.