Excerpts from “Conversations with God” by Neale Donald Walsch
How does God talk, and to whom?
I (God) talk to everyone.All the time.
The question is not whom do I talk, but who listens?
First, let’s exchange the word talk with the word communicate.
It’s a much better word, a much fuller, more accurate one. When we try to speak to each other – Me (God) to you (we , humans) , you to Me, we are immediately constricted by the unbelievable limitation of words alone. In fact, rarely do I do so. My most common form of communication is through feeling.
Feeling is the language of soul.
If you want to know what’s true for you about something, look to how you’re feeling about it.
Feelings are sometimes difficult to discover – and often even more difficult to acknowledge. Yet hidden in your deepest feelings is your highest truth. The trick is to get to those feelings.
I also communicate with thought. Thought and feelings are not the same, although they can occur at the same time. In communicating with the thought, I often use images and pictures. For this reason, thoughts, I also use the vehicle of experience as a grand communicator.
And finally, when feelings and thoughts and experience fail l, I use words. Words are really the least effective communicator. They are most open to misinterpretation, most often misunderstood.
Words are merely utterances: noises that stand for feelings, thoughts and experience. They are symbols. Signs. Insignias. They are not Truth. They are not real thing.
Words may help you understand something. Experience allows you to know. Yet there are some things you cannot experience. So I have given you other tools of knowing. And so too, thoughts.
Now the supreme irony here is that you (we, humans again) have placed so much importance on the Word of God, and so little on experience.
In fact, you place so little value on experience that when what you experience of God, you automatically discard the experience and own the words, when it should be just the other way around.
Your experience and your feelings about a thing represent what you factually and intuitively know about that thing. Words can only seek to symbolize what you know, and can often confuse what you know.
These, then, are the tools with which I communicate, yet they are not the methods, for not all feelings, not all thoughts, not all experience, and not all words from Me.
The challenge is one of discernment. The difficulty is knowing the difference between messages from God and data from other sources, Discrimination is a simple matter with the application of a basic rule :
Mine is always your Highest Thought, your Clearest Word, your grandest feeling.
Anything less is from another source.
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