Steve & Neale’s Blog
Just as the sun is always shining, our Divine essence is always within. Clouds can cover the sun but never conquer it. Likewise, we can permit our emotions to cover our radiant Divine energy but cover is not the same thing as conquer. Let’s give our Divine energy full expression. There is no reason to hide or cover it, even for a moment.Posted December 19th, 2014 by Steve Farrell
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a five-part series by Conversations with God author Neale Donald Walsch on the role of today’s Cultural Creatives in the evolutionary process now unfolding on the Earth with increasing intensity.)
In the opening installment of this series of articles I made the observation that I could not remember a time during my half century of adulthood (and my 71 years altogether) when the average human being on this planet found herself or himself looking directly into the face of more stressful events, circumstances, and situations than those now presenting themselves daily around the world.
I posed the question: What is the spiritually evolved response to these kinds of circumstances? I talked of not only our daily bombardment with illustrations of the dark side of life at every turn, but, as well, the pressures building in just about every individual’s personal life. Family finances. Job losses. Forced relocations. Relationship challenges. Dementia tragedies.
I said that our initial spiritual response to all of this depends, it seems to me, on whether we choose to play our role consciously or unconsciously. That is, whether we choose to be active or passive in the creation of our tomorrows (both individually and collectively). And that choice appears to me to depend on how each of us sees the experience of Life itself; on what we imagine to be its origin, its purpose, its function, and its process. Let’s take a look at that here.
I have come to an awareness within myself that before any of us can consider that question, we must answer an altogether different question that we must ask of ourselves.
In my view, you cannot really explore or examine how you see the experience of Life itself until you explore and examine how you see yourself WITHIN that experience.
That is, Who are you? What is your real and true identity?
It seems to me that you have two choices when it comes to how you think of yourself.
Choice #1: You could conceive of yourself as a chemical creature, a “logical biological incident.” That is, the logical outcome of a biological process engaged in by two older biological processes called your mother and your father.
If you see yourself as a chemical creature, you would see yourself as having no more connection to the larger processes of life than any other chemical or biological life form.
Like all the others, you would be impacted by life, but could have very little impact on life. You certainly couldn’t create events, except in the most remote, indirect sense. You could create more life (all chemical creatures carry the biological capacity to recreate more of themselves), but you could not create what life does, or how it “shows up” in any given moment.
Further, as a chemical creature you would see yourself as having very limited ability to create an intentioned response to the events and conditions of life. You would see yourself as a creature of habit and instinct, with only those resources that your biology brings you.
You would see yourself as having more resources than a turtle, because your biology has gifted you with more. You would see yourself as having more resources than a butterfly, because your biology has gifted you with more.
You would see yourself as having more resources than an ape or a dolphin (but, in those cases, perhaps not all that many more), because your biology has gifted you with more. Yet that is all you would see yourself as having in terms of resources.
You would see yourself as having to deal with life day-by-day pretty much as it comes, with perhaps a tiny bit of what seems like “control” based on advance planning, etc., but you would know that at any minute anything could go wrong—and often does.
Choice #2: You could conceive of yourself as a spiritual being inhabiting a biological mass—what I call a “body.”
If you saw yourself as a spiritual being, you would see yourself as having powers and abilities far beyond those of a simple chemical creature; powers that transcend basic physicality and its laws.
You would understand that these powers and abilities give you collaborative control over the exterior elements of your individual and collective life and complete control over the interior elements—which means that you have total ability to create your own reality, because your reality has nothing to do with producing the exterior elements of your life and everything to do with how you respond to the elements that have been produced.
Also, as a spiritual being, you would know that you are here (on the earth, that is) for a spiritual reason. This is a highly focused purpose and has little to do directly with your occupation or career, your income or possessions or achievements or place in society, or any of the exterior conditions or circumstances of your life.
You would know that your purpose has to do with your interior life—and that how well you do in achieving your purpose may very often have an effect on your exterior life.
(For the interior life of each individual cumulatively produces the exterior life of the collective. That is, those people around you, and those people who are around those people who are around you. It is in this way that you, as a spiritual being, participate in the evolution of your species.)
So which of these two choices describes how you see and experience yourself?
In my third installment, I will share with you my own answer to this question, and we will look at the implications of your choice, and of the collective choices made by all of us, as they affect all of us. And make no mistake… they do.
It is very clear to me that the choice that you, individually, and all humans collectively, make bears directly on the initial question that started this whole inquiry: What is the most spiritually evolved response to all that is happening in our personal and collective lives during this unbelievable challenging time?Posted December 14th, 2014 by Neale Donald Walsch
Today, let’s bless everyone especially those who live on the margins. Let’s bless our homes, families, neighbors, workmates and friends. But, let’s also bless the homeless, those who struggle and strive, low income service workers, the incarcerated and animal and plant life. When we bless, we bestow healing and favor from on high.Posted December 11th, 2014 by Steve Farrell
God is talking to each of us all the time but often there is little awareness so we don’t attribute the thought or inspiration to God and worse, often we don’t listen. God’s thoughts are always the most loving, inclusive, healing and clear.Posted December 8th, 2014 by Steve Farrell
At this moment in time when the Earth is in the midst of a historic paradigm shift we are so blessed to be embodied. Yes, there are many challenges but there are also enormous opportunities. Let’s embrace the challenges and step fully into the role that is ours to play. We each embodied to play a unique role and if we listen carefully we will know exactly what it is.Posted December 5th, 2014 by Steve Farrell
We can magnify miracles coming into our lives by thanking God in advance for being a God of breakthrough, for healing disease and lack, for taking us further faster, for giving us hidden riches found in secret places, for delivering us from our afflictions, for blessing us and for delivering us to our destiny. God/One Presence/The Field is always acting on thoughts we carry around so we are wise to make our lives living prayers.Posted December 1st, 2014 by Steve Farrell
HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone! There are many challenges in today's world but each one of us has been given the GIFT OF LIFE, of an ADORING GOD WITHIN, FAMILY, FRIENDS and so much more. There are many things to be GRATEFUL for and the challenges only remind us we have more to give, that we each have a light switch that can be turned up higher and in doing so we can become a more PURE and FULL EXPRESSION OF LOVE. Have the MARVELOUS DAY dear friendsPosted November 27th, 2014 by Steve Farrell
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a five-part series by Conversations with God author Neale Donald Walsch on the role of today's Cultural Creatives in the evolutionary process now unfolding on the Earth with increasing intensity.)
I cannot remember a time during my half century of adulthood when the average human being on this planet found herself or himself looking directly into the face of more stressful events, circumstances, and situations than those now presenting themselves daily around the world.
In today's 24-hour news cycle, hardly a moment goes by when something worrisome (if not something absolutely horrible) is not making a headline on the Internet's news sources - which themselves have proliferated to the point where we almost can't get away from incoming negative data if we wanted to.
In short, we are being bombarded with illustrations of the dark side of life at every turn. ISIS BEHEADINGS. RANDOM SHOOTINGS. EBOLA PANDEMIC. FERGUSON UNREST. UKRAINE CRISIS. GLOBAL WARMING. And all of this says nothing about the pressures building in just about every individual 's personal life. Family finances. Job losses. Forced relocations. Relationship challenges. Dementia tragedies.
And we're adding to that bombardment right here on this website, right now, through the simple act of noticing it. Which brings us to the point of this Internet story. What is the spiritually evolved response to this avalanche of stressful circumstances? If we wish to be "spiritually awakened," should we simply ignore it? Is it the elevated way to "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil?" Should we "pay it no mind?" Give it no energy?
Is it best to just turn a blind eye to what's happening around the world (sadly shrugging that we can't do anything about it anyway), and to meet our personal challenges with a "tough it out" attitude that calls on us to summon inordinate courage and extraordinary stamina until the moment passes and we may mercifully be given a short break by Life before the next disaster or dilemma hits?
Should we not turn a blind eye, but look straight into the jaws of the lion and fearlessly embrace and exude all positive energies and outlooks? And should we take specific action?
This, of course, is not a new inquiry. Shakespeare put it this way, asking in the famous words of Hamlet "whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them"...?
What is the "nobler" thing to do? What is the role that is ours to play in the ongoing drama of life?
Much depends, it seems to me, on whether we choose to play our role consciously or unconsciously. That is, whether we choose to be active or passive in the creation of our tomorrows (both individually and collectively). And that choice appears to me to depend on how each of us sees the experience of Life itself; on what we imagine to be its origin, its purpose, its function, and its process.
We will discuss that first then, here, in the next entry of this series. As we await that entry, you may wish to enter the discussion in the Comment space just below. What do you think is the origin, purpose, function, and process of Life? That is, in your view how did we get here, why does our Life exist, what is its basic task, assignment, or role in the overall scheme of things in the Universe, and what are the mechanics, what is the procedure or methodology, by which that function is completed?
Most people on our planet, even in this, the latter part of the first quarter of the 21st Century, have never thought about these things. At least, not in such specific terms. Not many (if any) political leaders are thinking in these terms. Not many (if any) religious leaders are thinking in these terms. Not many (if any) economic and industrial leaders are thinking in these terms. Not many (if any) educational leaders are thinking in these terms.
Yet it is in the answer to these questions that our best way to meet and beat the stress of our times - to say nothing of permanently and finally changing the conditions on the ground that produce the endless stress - may be revealed.
So...your answers are...Posted November 24th, 2014 by Neale Donald Walsch
A few years ago, when I was out with my kids and friends fishing with barbless hooks, one of the children asked if a fish has consciousness. My friend said, “no”. It was a convenient answer and it made the kids feel better but the answer was not true. Dr. Emoto, who recently passed, demonstrated how even water has consciousness. Let’s always stand in the truth, even when the truth is inconvenient.Posted November 19th, 2014 by Steve Farrell
Many of us are giving our lives to the Divine’s work, what Steve McIntosh calls the beautiful, the true and the good. During this process, let’s see ourselves as conduits for miracles and blessings and thank God in advance for all the ways She is working through us. This will accelerate the transformation in the world that has already begun.Posted November 14th, 2014 by Steve Farrell