With photographer Sherr Robertson, excerpts from The Wisdom of the Universe


Why is it that what you fear, you attract?
Because “all physical life functions in accordance with natural Laws, and the Second Law (of the Universe) is that you attract what you fear. Even though it is hard to understand its complex implication, we need to embrace its truth and perfection in our reality. Fear is an emotion. “Emotion is energy in motion. When you move energy, you create effect. Emotion is the power which attracts, so, that which you fear strongly, you will experience,” because like energy attracts like energy — it is Law. It is without a doubt demonstrably true that what you fear, you attract. What you fear most is what will most plague you. Your fear will draw it to you like a magnet. Fear of God produces fear of life itself. Fear attacks your body at a cellular level. Fear causes us to deny Who We Really Are. Fear is worry magnified and is the opposite of everything that you are–which is love. So as you go through life, it is important to know the difference between fear and caution. Fear immobilizes, caution empowers. So take natural precautions, but do not allow fear to paralyze. For it is as God says: “Man cannot discover new oceans until he is prepared to lose sight of the shore.”


You are who you think you are.
You are your own thoughts about yourself, made manifest.

So, who am I really?
You are many extraordinary things right now, and I can assure you: who you think you are is exactly who you will wind up being. Sadly, most people hold the thought that they are inherently “bad” and that almost everything they desire, or that brings them enjoyment in life, is also bad. So God tells us again, even though we continue not to accept it: “You are born of God, you are pure Gods and Goddesses at birth.” Every Master has brought us this same message from God: “What I am, you are.” God knows us as this, and says that “if you saw you as God sees you, you’d smile a lot.” Most people do not see themselves as God knows them to be. Most people do not see themselves as being the way God knows them to be. Instead we have chosen to think much less of ourselves, and there’s a very large “gap” between who we think we are and Who We Really Are. God tells us: “You are goodness and mercy and compassion and understanding. You are peace and joy and light. You are forgiveness and patience, strength and courage, a helper in time of need, a comforter in time of sorrow, a healer in time of injury, a teacher in times of confusion. You are the deepest wisdom and the highest truth; the greatest peace and the grandest love. You are these things, and in moments of your life you have known yourself as these things.” It’s time to see yourself the way God sees you and “choose now to know yourself as these things always,” for you truly are magnificent!


Relationships work best when you always do what is best for you.

Why should I always do what is best for me in my relationships?
Because “the highest good for you becomes the highest good for another.” God explains that, sadly, “for centuries you have been taught that love-sponsored action arises out of the choice to be, do, and have whatever produces the highest good for another…however, the highest choice is that which produces the highest good for you. And “this truth revolves around an even greater one: What you do for your Self, you do for another. What you do for another, you do for the Self. This is because you and the other are one. And this is because…there is naught but You.” Indeed, “God suggests — recommends — that you put yourself first.” And assures us that when you remain self-centered and always focused on what is best for you, you will never perform an ungodly act. In fact, if you refuse to deviate from your process of re-creating yourself anew in every moment of Now in the next grandest version of the greatest vision You ever held about Who You Are, you will never dis-serve another by serving yourself. Your purpose is, therefore, to remain singularly focused. However, if “you have caught yourself in an ungodly act as a result of doing what is best for you, the confusion is not in having put yourself first, but rather in misunderstanding what is best for you.” So how do you do what is best for you? You move through your relationships, both personal and business, with the clarity that you have no obligations to “have to do” anything other than what you feel you choose to do, out of your decision about Who You Are and what you choose to be, do, and have in your life.


Release your negativities.

Essential Truth: Feelings are neither negative nor destructive. They are simply truths. How you express your truth is what matters. You cannot take responsibility for how well another accepts your truth; you can only ensure how well it is communicated — with love, compassion, sensitivity. So express what you call your most “negative” feelings, but not destructively. Remember that negativity is never a sign of ultimate truth, even if it seems like your truth at the moment. It always arises out of an unhealed part of you, which is why it is so important to get these negativities out, to release them. Failure to express (that is, push out) negative feelings does not make them go away; it keeps them in. Negativity “kept in” harms the body and burdens the soul.


Life is not about power, but about strength.

Essential Truth: It’s not about separation, but unity. For it is in the unity that inner strength exists, and in the separation that it dissipates, leaving one feeling weak and powerless — and hence struggling for power. Power comes from inner strength. Inner strength does not come from raw power. In this most of the world has it backward. This is true of the relationship between you and your God — just as it is remarkably true of the relationship between you and your fellow humans. Stop thinking of yourself as separate, and all the true power that comes from the inner strength of unity is yours — as a worldwide society, and as an individual part of that whole — to wield as you wish. Heal the rift between you, end the illusion of separation, and you shall be delivered back to the source of your inner strength. That is where you will find true power — to do anything — be anything — have anything. For the power to create is derived from the inner strength that is produced through unity. Power without inner strength is an illusion. Inner strength without unity is a lie, a lie that has not served the race. This lie is the genesis of all wars, and all the class struggles that lead to all wars; of all the animosity between races and genders, and all the power struggles that lead to animosity; of all personal trials and tribulations, and all the internal struggles that lead to tribulations. Still, you cling to the lie tenaciously. Act as if you were separate from nothing and no one, and you will heal the world. Understand that it is about power with, not power over. This is the greatest secret of all time.


Observe. Observe. Observe.

Essential Truth: Even though all beings have already lived through all contrasting experiences, some do not know it. They have forgotten, and have not yet moved into full remembering. Highly Evolved Beings (HEBs) do not require “evil” or “negativity” in their own society. It is not necessary to have “negativity” right in front of them, in their own world, for them to know how “positive” their civilization is. They are “positively aware” of Who They Are without having to create negativity to prove it. HEBs merely notice who they are not by observing it elsewhere in the contextual field. Your own planet is one to which HEBs look if they seek a contrasting field–they are reminded of how it was when they experienced what you are now experiencing, and thus form an ongoing frame of reference. You do have to live within a contextual field within which That Which You Are Not exists, in order for you to experience That Which You Are. This is the Universal Law, and you cannot avoid it. Yet you are living in such a field, right now. You do not have to create one. The contextual field in which you are living is called the universe. You do not have to create a smaller contextual field in your own backyard. This means that you can change life on your planet right now, and eliminate all that you are not, without endangering in any way your ability to know and experience That Which You Are. You do not have to create the opposite of Who You Are and What You Choose in order to experience it. You merely need to observe that it has already been created — elsewhere. You need only remember that it exists. And to remember that it exists, to remember that you have experienced it all before — everything that is — in physical form…all you have to do is look up. Look up to the stars, to the heavens. Observe the contextual field. All you need to do to become highly evolved beings is to increase your observational skills. See “what’s so,” and then do “what works.”

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Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before experiencing his now famous conversations with God. The Conversations with God series of books that emerged from those encounters has been translated into 37 languages, touching millions and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives. Neale has written 29 books on spirituality and its practical application in everyday life. The latest is: The Wisdom of the Universe, and other most recent books are When Everything Changes Change Everything (2010), The Storm Before the Calm (2011), The Only Thing That Matters (2012), What God Said (2013) and God’s Message to the World: You’ve Got Me All Wrong (2014). His latest book with photographer Sherr Robertson is The Wisdom of the Universe.

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