I’ve always enjoyed Neale Donald Walsch’s books. Remember the Conversations with God book series? I sure do, it was an integral part of my own awakening.
His book, When Everything Changes, Change Everything, is one that discusses vital tools to cope with change — that very thing that is always constant in our lives.
Sometimes we don’t like the change we’ve encountered, whether it’s a:
love one who’s passed,
a lost job,
or lost opportunity.
But they happen.
How We Deal With Change
These changes can feel absolutely devastating to some of us. Feelings of “why me?” and “how could this happen?” and “this is a nightmare, this is not real,” are some things we may ask as we shake our fists to the heavens and feel like our world has flipped upside down.
Neale offers this from his book:
“Most of us have experienced events which we have called, when they were happening, the worst moments of our lives, only to find as time went by that what occurred was one of the best things that ever happened to us.”
Think of how this can be true with any change that may be occurring in your life, or even something in your past that you thought was horrible at the time but turned out to lead you down a path that was appropriate for your spiritual growth.
This is how we mine our experiences for the treasures that they actually present us with (albeit difficult to see this ‘gift’ when we are still in the thick of it).
Help is at Hand
An online help center has been created to keep the outreach going on this subject that can be found at CWGHelpingOutreach.com.
This book has also been the focus of a Spiritual Renewal Retreat led by Neale, highlights of which will soon be released on DVD (for those of you who prefer to put your feet up and enjoy the visuals). It will allow you to go further into the framework of change, taking a closer look at deep issues of change and how to deal with them.
I’m not entirely sure when the release date for this DVD will be but I’ve been told it will be sometime in April/May 2014, so I’ll keep you posted.
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