Neale Talks About Speaking 'as God'...

I remember that a few days after Communion with God -- a book written entirely from God's point of view in a first-person voice -- hit the bookstores, reporters began calling me for interviews, and many of them led with the same question:

How can you claim to be speaking in the first person voice of God? Isn't that just a bit presumptuous?

It's a fair question. While I am not the first person to have produced such a book (far from it, in fact), inquiring minds still want to know: how can I -- or for that matter, anyone -- dare to place words in God's mouth in this way?

The first thing I answer when asked this question is that I am not placing words in God's mouth. God is placing words in mine.

Furthermore, God is doing the same thing with all of us. I am not the only person on the planet speaking God's words. All of us are in Communion with God all of the time.

If you have ever spoken of love to any other person, you have spoken in the First Person Voice of God.

If you have ever spoken of compassion to a person in need of compassion, you have spoken in the First Person Voice of God.

If you have ever spoken of forgiveness to a person who seeks forgiveness (or even to one who does not -- perhaps especially to one who does not), you have spoken in the First Person Voice of God.

If you have ever argued for fairness, called for justice, pleaded for peace, recommended mercy, or proposed a win-win solution to anyone, you have spoken in the First Person Voice of God.

If you have ever consoled or comforted, you have spoken in the First Person Voice of God.

If you have ever encouraged or motivated, you have spoken in the First Person Voice of God.

If you have ever uplifted or congratulated, you have spoken in the First Person Voice of God.

If you have ever renewed another's faith (especially in themselves), restored another's hope, revived another's dream, you have spoken in the First Person Voice of God.

If you have ever respected another's truth, resolved another's doubt, removed another's fear, recalled another's goodness, recited another's attributes, reduced another's apprehension, relieved another's mind, re-lived another's pain, or remained another's friend, you have spoken in the First Person Voice of God.

It is not difficult to speak in the First Person Voice of God. It is more difficult not to. You have to step way out of Who You Really Are.

When you let God place words in your mouth, you always speak the truth, you always speak with sensitivity and awareness, you always speak of ways to resolve, not who to blame.

You always speak your mind, but you always speak from the heart, and you always speak with the gentleness of your soul.

Every moment is a moment of Communion with God, and we can experience it as that if we truly wish to. That is the great promise of God, and that is the greatest experience in Life.

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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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