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When Everything Changes, Change Everything: In a Time of Turmoil, a Pathway to Peace Hardcover – May 8, 2009
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"Conversations with God" has redefined God and shifted spiritual paradigms around the globe. In order to deal with the enormous response to his writings, Neale has created several outreach projects, including the CWG Foundation, CWG for Parents, Humanity's Team, the CWG Helping Outreach, and The Global Conversation --- all accessible at the "hub" website CWGPortal.com, and all dedicated to help the world move from violence to peace, from confusion to clarity, and from anger to love.
Neale's work has taken him from the steps of Macchu Picchu in Peru to the steps of the Shinto shrines of Japan, from Red Square in Moscow to St. Peters Square in Vatican City to Tiananmen Square in China. And everywhere he has gone --- from South Africa to Norway, Croatia to The Netherlands, the streets of Zurich to the streets of Seoul --- Neale has experienced a hunger among the people to find a new way to live, at last, in peace and harmony, and he has sought to bring people a new understanding of life and of God which would allow them to experience that.
He lives with his wife, the American poet Em Claire, in Oregon. Find out more at NealeDonaldWalsch.com.
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The author's conversational tone is nice, and I believe he understands the pain I'm in. His premise too is fine - he says we have to literally change everything - stop isolating, change your emotions / thoughts / truths, and "know" that all change is for the best and that you're its author.
I have two chief complaints. First, this is primarily a regurgitation of many others' ideas (law of attraction, change your thoughts change your life, etc.). I did learn some new things about meditation, but that too came from someone else. The few new things - or at least twists - were incredibly convoluted, and some of the biggest stretches came with the least persuasive arguments.
Second and most frustrating, if there's anything practical to be had (as in exercises to actually change your perception of change), apparently it will come from attending one of his workshops or purchasing the workbook (not yet released but you can read the TOC in this book!) or enrolling on his oft-promoted web site for a nine dollar monthly fee (still under construction; one of the three life coaches is his poet wife).
The author said we'd need tools not just philosophy to accomplish these shifts; I'm still waiting.
A MUST HAVE, this book reads easily and doesn't throw "Shazam! You're healed!" rhetoric at you. (Thank God!) You will want to read it again and again, and share it with everyone you know who is struggling with change...which is all of us (at some point or another). Especially now.
First we asked, where does reality come from? And the answer was: it emerges out of our experience. Then we asked, where does our experience come from? And the answer was: it emerges out of our emotion. Then we asked, where does our emotion come from? And the answer was: it emerges out of our thought. Then we asked, where does our thought come from? And the answer was: it emerges out of our truth. Now we ask, where does our truth come from? And the answer is: it emerges out of our data.
Made me want to ask, where is the book going? And the answer was: in the garbage, quick. Then the next page said:
Oh boy...this is doing more than breaking the Line of Causality. This is mind bending. Whew. Okay, I need a little break here. I really do. I mean, I'm writing this stuff and I need a little break. How must it be on your end?
Well, the answer to that is my mind wasn't bent, it was blown. I can't believe this actually got published. Stupid book in my opinion. I want a refund.
So, imagine my surprise when I really came away with a new understanding of the message after hearing what Neale had to say. If we were all of the time in the realization of how the mind works, or even at what point the Ego is affecting our reality using the system with which Neale so very eloquently illustrates in this book, we could change every situation we encounter.
The information that is shared in this book, has really opened up some new doors for me, to improving behaviors and thought patterns that I had been waiting to fall away from me with just daily meditation. Daily meditation for me has made me a whole new person, but I still had some issues.
So thank you Neale for writing about Mechanics of the Mind and System of the Soul, I really think it will unblock some problem areas and I am very excited to tell others about it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
PROS: If you enjoy Walsch's other books, this one has similar information and a similar style. He openly acknowledges that there is a lot of repetition, which is honest. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marcea
This is the most amazing book ever! Completely changed my life. If you are walking in a bookstore, or library researching or looking for a book. Just sit down :)Published 1 month ago by Sue
I was so looking forward to reading this until I saw that it revolves around a "god". Very disappointing.Published 5 months ago by Nonya
This book has been very enlightening. It has helped to expand my view of change and given me a new perspective about the concept of changing i recommend this to anyone and everyone... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kristy Anderson