your life you think you are your body. Some of the time you think you are
your mind. It is at the time of your death that you find out Who You Really
to Neale Donald Walsch... by God
Conversations with God, Book 1(1995)
you ever wondered who you are? I mean really are? I'm not talking about a
casual thought here or something you briefly think about over a quick cup of
Rather, it's the kind of question one might quietly contemplate
while walking the beach at sunrise or when sitting on a rock with your feet
in a gentle mountain stream. As you begin to spend some time with this
question, another one may come to mind. It is almost as important as the
first and the two of them go hand in hand. "What am I doing here on
useful starting point is yet a third question that brings us closer to home.
And yet few people give it much thought today. "Am I more than my
It's so easy to believe and feel that we are our body because we
find ourselves in it all the time. Several times a day it gets hungry, other
times it can hurt or feel pleasure. It can even create life and more
bodies! Then it gets old and the aches and pains tell us it doesn't
work the same anymore. Eventually it passes on.
body seems so natural to us because we have over-identified with its
physical form and the material world it was made to function in for ages. We
have lived in and discarded many bodies during all the previous lives we
have experienced on planet Earth.
After repeating the many cycles of life,
death and life again, most of us continue to forget who we really are and where we came
from. We are lost in a way of life that has dulled our higher senses
and taken us away from our God-centeredness.
The time has finally come for
us to refocus our attention and leave the ego, the fears and the wheel of
life and death they create for us behind. But none of it will happen until
we reclaim our rightful cosmic origin and divine heritage. And in order to
do so we need to answer the questions raised in the beginning of this page and awaken to our true spiritual nature.
us journey back in time to a point beyond the distant past when there was no
time and no space, as we know it today. It is a place that still exists, but
a place we have long forgotten, even though the mystics and the sages have
described it for us in their sacred teachings.
wise ones say that before our
physical universe was created there was nothing but the Void, the Absolute,
within the incomprehensible mind of All That Is. In the Absolute, God could
only know things but was unable to experience or feel them. We can relate to
this every time we fantasize within our own minds, but realize that
something is missing when it cannot be experienced or felt.
Father/Mother God desired to share love in a more meaningful and fulfilling way. As a result, we
were created and All That Is had countless children (souls) to love, to care for, and
relate to unconditionally for eternity.
In the Void we were all ONE, all a part of God. There was nothing but the most unspeakable
joy, bliss, harmony and peace. And yet, two things were still missing: experience and
feeling. You see, in the Absolute there is only Oneness, no separation, no comparisons, no
judgments and no opposites. All is simply ONE.
And yet, All That Is and we wanted to have experiences and feelings (emotions).
order to have them, a place would have to be created in which opposites exist. That is, for
hot there would be cold, for joy there would be sadness, for male there would be female,
for sickness there would be health, for anger there would be forgiveness and so
on. If you think about it, how else could there be experience
and feeling unless there was an opposite for it to be compared to?
In one magnificent act of God's mind, the physical universe as we know it was formed. It
was a place of dualities within which we could experience and feel. And we were to be extensions
of All That Is within this universe so that God could experience and feel it all through
God gave us two incredible gifts to enjoy while in the universe: The free will to do
anything we want and the power to create whatever our minds could conceive.
We then left
the Void as fragments or extensions of God and our spirits entered the physical universe
to enjoy and appreciate its countless offerings.
That is your heritage. You are a magnificent creation of God. A Being of
Light. You are perfect in every
way. You are more powerful than you realize. You are a fragment of All That Is who loves
you unconditionally. You have been gifted by your Creator with unlimited potential. You
have not been born with sin, but with pure, God-like innocence. And, you are the most
remarkable and splendid being that God has ever created.
What are we doing here on planet Earth? Again, we are told that ages and ages
ago, while roaming through the universe, our family of souls discovered this
planet of exquisite beauty. However, its vibration and our vibration were not the same.
Ours was much higher and much faster, while that of this Earth was much slower.
In spite of
these differences in vibration, we
wanted to experience and feel what it would be like to appreciate and enjoy
wonders. We also realized that
there was a danger in slowing our vibrations down. Doing so would threaten our
In spite of the risks involved, we felt we could do it for a short period of time.
As such, a group of us
descended into the Earth's 3-dimensional energy field. Over time we lost our
way and our God-centeredness by over-identifying with the material pleasures this planet had to
offer. In the process, we apparently had to split our male-female oneness into two
halves as well. And, over the ages, these two halves have been referred to as "twin
There we were, a group of spirits
who became more and more trapped within the Earth's environment. Other spirits from our
same family, who remained untainted in the Spirit world, came to Earth to help us.
However, many of them also
lost their way as well.