Neale Donald Walsch is a writer of internationally bestselling books on spirituality and personal development, including the bestseller Conversations with God. His books have sold more than 7.5 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 37 languages.
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A dear one has died. Or a romantic relationship has ended. Or a job that was once going to be your career has just evaporated. Or your child has left home. Or you've moved to a new town. Or you're suddenly facing a health crisis, or a financial crisis, or a crisis of faith . . .
. . . whatever the circumstance, you are sure about one thing: Nothing will ever be the same.
Deep sadness, even bitter negativity, can sometimes follow. What to do then? End the life you've been living? Yes. That's the startling answer from modern-day spiritual messenger Neale Donald Walsch in a book that will touch the lives of people around the world with the same uplifting hopefulness as his Conversations with God.
When Everything Changes, Change Everything speaks to the heart of every person who has lost their bearings in the aftermath of a major life change—and to those who would help them. A strikingly clear, imminently and immediately useful text, it offers God-inspired insights on the way to move on and a breathtaking reason to do so. Here is a practical application of the fresh perspectives of the New Spirituality, with wonderful tools for healing and living and a brand-new definition of God that could make every mystery of life clear up overnight.
When Everything Changes – Change Everything by Neale Donald Walsch (A book review)
POSTED BY JENNY MANNION ON MAY - 26 - 2009
Do you look at change as bad? Are you stuck in place because you cannot even digest a change that is happening to you? Has a change profoundly affected your life? Are you going through a change right now that can use some light shed on? Do you consistently fear change? Well, life is always changing. WE are always evolving, cells renewing, moving forward even if it does not feel like it. Neale Donald Walsch’s book “When Everything Changes – Change Everything” can help you get through the changes of life gracefully but it is so much more than that. This book has changed the way I look at all change and even the way I look at life. This book can awaken the unconscious and put anyone on the path to knowing their inner self on a fast escalator inward. I have spent the last few days digesting this book. Me, who thought I had a firm grasp on change, on consciousness, on life. I not only recommend Neale Donald Walsch’s book, “When Everything Changes – Change Everything (In a Time of Turmoil, a Pathway to Peace)” to people going through a noticeable life change but to everyone. Not only does Mr. Walsch have this incredible new book but he is also changing the way books are read which I will highlight as well. It is my pleasure to present a brief insight into Neale’s latest book and to encourage people to read it.
I have been receiving Neale Donald Walsch’s “What God Wants You to Know Daily emails” for over a year. I also loved when Evelyn Lim of “Attraction Mind Map” wrote about him for the Heroes of Healing Group Writing Project here. I really cannot say how many times the words from Neale’s daily emails seemed perfect for the day ahead but I will say it was OFTEN. I read his emails in the morning before work, often breathe in the truth of the statement and am much more ready to begin my day. When I received an email telling me about Neale Donald Walsch’s new book, I thought, “I know about change — I am going through only positive changes right now — this book wouldn’t apply to me”, but then a little voice inside said, “get it — this is an important book” and thankfully I am getting better at listening to that voice!
Neale Donald Walsch’s book is aligned with my own vision of life these days. I see life as a collage of mind, body and spirit with our soul holding the deepest messages patiently waiting for us to ask so we can remember why we are here in the first place and which direction to go in. He puts it perfectly here in his introduction:
“By mastering both aspects of our being we remember not only how to think, but what to think. What I’m clear about now is that the mind is a tool, a mechanism, and the soul provides the fuel for that machine. The less fuel you use, the more inefficiently the engine will operate. On the other hand, if your soul fills your mind with spiritual energy, you will be Mind-Full — and the workings of this engine can produce miracles.” — Neale Donald Walsch
I KNEW when I read this in his Author’s Note I was in for a treat, a further awakening to my soul and BOY did I get it. After each chapter is a poem written by Neale’s wife, Em Claire and WOW are her words perfect for your journey through this book. Neale writes about his Nine Changes that Can Change Everything and they sure do. Neale takes you through each change and it feels like he is holding your hand through each one. There are times when he KNOWS he has said something that you will need to digest and he puts breaks in called “Breathing Space” for you to soak it in.
Neale’s Nine Changes That Can Change Everything are:
1.) Change your decision to “go it alone”
2.) Change your choice of emotions
3.) Change your choice of thoughts
4.) Change your idea of truths
5.) Change your idea about Change itself
6.) Change your idea about why Change occurs
7.) Change your idea about future Change
8.) Change your idea about life
9.) Change your identity
Mr. Walsch takes you through each one of these with ease although boy will your ego rise up during some of these chapters. Mine did and I will admit inner turmoil at times as realizations hit me and I felt myself growing. His ideas make sense and he does not speak as a guru but as a man who has known loss of health, homelessness and someone who had to do a whole lot of looking within himself.
There are so many profound statements, observations and even charts and equations offered in here that JUST MADE SENSE. Even through the tears I read on because for me, tears while reading a book like this — means I am indeed hitting on something that is a remembering, my ego is struggling with it and it WILL cause growth. Mr. Walsch divides the book into 2 Parts: Part One: The Mechanics of the Mind which he talks about changes 1-4 and Part Two: The System of the Soul where he describes changes 5-9.
Neale Donald Walsch also breaks down Truth and Reality into three parts each which really rang true for me. There is the Imagined Truth, the Apparent Truth and the Actual Truth and Neale shows you the importance of differentiating and how to live in Actual Truth. There is Distorted Reality, Observed Reality and Ultimate Reality and Neale can help you move through these.
Perhaps one of my favorite parts is when Neale talks about the different types of meditation techniques you can use…. and most are not sitting cross legged chanting. I gained some new ways to meditate and I feel many people would resonate with his methods.