Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Neale Donald Walsch - Conversations with God 4

In the middle of the night on August 2, 2016, Neale Donald Walsch found himself drawn into a new and totally unex­pected dialogue with God in which he suddenly faced two questions: Is the human race being offered help by Highly Evolved Beings from Another Dimension? Is there a key role that humans are being invited to play in advancing their own evolu­tion by joining in a mutual mission to assist the planet during the critical times ahead?
He was told that the answer to both questions is yes.
Then he was given 16 specific examples of how Highly Evolved Beings respond to life differently than humans do-and how adopting even a few of those behaviors could change the course of world history for the better forever.
That information makes up the body of this work.
A striking invitation to every reader sets the stage for the extraordinary explorations that follow. Picking up where Book 3 in the Conversations with God Trilogy series left off, the revelations about Highly Evolved Beings and about how ordi­nary humans can answer the call to help awaken the species on Earth will breathtakingly expand your view of both your personal and your collective future.
Which is exactly what the dialogue was intended to do.

Comment: This is an unexpected 4th installment in the conversations the author had with God. According to him, this was not in the plans but, as it happened before, he felt the need to wake up an start writing about a new dialogue. This time, the subject was metaphysics and things humans could to to become better beings.

The author had said no more books like these would come out, that is, the result of an experience while he is directly talking to God for this purpose. The first three books seemed to follow a pattern which looked like it was complete but then this new book was published. In it, the author continues to talk with God and to exchange ideas about what could humanity do to become better and what else is out there.

Again, I found myself comparing this book with the others. I know everyone sees things differently but it just seems so unlikely that, as the "conversation" continues, the themes become so... new age. I know, I know, what should I expect, but it really makes me a little disillusioned how different in tone the first book is in relation to the following ones.

The first book was truly an amazing experience. Whether readers believe or not the author had an emotional self experience where he felt in his heart and mind God would reply to his anguished call for help, the truth is that the book had a powerful message, written in a simple way which anyone reading could feel like the one talking to God and if He were to be able to spend the time replying, those would have been the kind of answers we could expect to have. I think the dialogue format and the kind of content in that book worked out very well. The message was going through and the whole notion of what was being said, believable in its own right.

The following installments, however, feel like something else. The subjects still felt like they matter but the way the information is presented doesn't feel as if it was given in such a natural manner. I don't mean it feels staged or forced but it feels more like a compiling of ideas shared in dialogue format rater than a smooth, natural development of a conversation you might be having with someone. Even the questions asked feel rehearsed, as well as the tone of the replies.

For me, the same applies to this book and it just doesn't feel I'm actually seeing the summary of a conversation. The content in this installment is also rather complicated, not as much by how it is said, or what is said but because it doesn't feel like it can be the kind of conversation one would have if God was there. It's so...technical. I mean this in the sense that the information feels more than philosophical, it feels rather academic in all its metaphysical content. There is also the question of how people might accept the message, which, in my opinion would be "not much" since the human race is too keen on complacency and easy things.

There are also advices and comments on what people should do to evolve, etc, but it does feel like it's too "new age", too much like a list of rules to follow to try to implement and not the result of a natural dialogue. It does feel too tidy, as if the author organized things too well for the reader's benefit but by doing so, the smooth part of the talk was lost.

I don't think the kind of ideas presented and the advice shard would be easy to follow. Like in the previous book, the kinds of suggestions here are just too broad, too big for people to slowly start implementing on their own. I think some are even a little too "alien" (pun intended if you read the book) for most people to seriously consider.

All in all, this was entertaining but it doesn't even get close to the amazing greatness of the first book.

Grade: 6/10

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