Give Up "Future-Izing"

As you know if you are a regular reader of The Weekly Bulletin, we have been having on ongoing discussion in this space for several months now about what I call The Holy Experience. I would like to share with you today a big secret around all of this...

Declaring that you are having The Holy Experience right now requires that you refuse to step into Tomorrow before Tomorrow comes. This means that we must give up our habit of "future-izing."

Future-izing is a common human trait. All people look into the future, their own future in particular, and begin to construct realities around that. They imagine what is going to happen and how it is going to happen--and, amazingly, they very often imagine the worst.

Then (and here comes the sneaky, tricky part) they live their lives in this moment, Right Now, as if that negative outcome is certain to be a reality.

Future-izing is not the same as visualizing. Worrying is not the same as creative visualization. It is all well and good to imagine a positive Tomorrow, but it is even more powerful to experience a positive NOW.

Future-izing is the act of living Today as if it were Tomorrow.

The Bible advises us (and I am paraphrasing here)... So don't go around asking "What are we to eat? What are we to drink? Wherewithal shall we clothe ourselves?" Each day has problems of its own. Keep your eye where? On God, and the Kingdom of Heaven--and all else will be added unto you. For where your heart is, there will your treasure also be.

I have stopped worrying about Tomorrow. When you worry about Tomorrow you cannot know that you are having The Holy Experience right now. Worry robs the Present Moment of its awesomeness.

People tend to have the experience they say they are having. Did you know that? This is an amazing truth, and it works. I mean, as a process, it works. Announce the truth you wish to experience and more often than not that is the truth you will encounter. This is because all of Life is creative, and the Tools of Creation, as we have already learned, are Thought, Word, and Deed.

Each day when you awaken, thank God for The Holy Experience. Then declare to your Self, "I am having the Holy Experience, Right Here, Right Now. I AM THE HOLY EXPERIENCE."

This Act of Declaration has more power in it than you may ever have imagined. Try it. Try it for seven weeks running, without interruption. Make your Declaration every morning, noon, and night.

I mean that literally. Stop what you are doing every morning, every day at 12 Noon, and every night and make this declaration: I AM THE HOLY EXPERIENCE. Do this for seven weeks running. It will change your life.

Hugs and love,




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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 beginning his now famous conversation with God.


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