Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Book Excerpt #16 from The Only Thing That Matters

(Note: This picks up where the last excerpt left off. For purposes of continuity, daily reading will prove very helpful.)

Back to Basics

DEAR SWEET AND GENTLE BEING . . . As we move more deeply into this exploration, let us step back and take a look at some fundamental concepts, including this one: You are on a journey here. And no, it is not the journey from birth to death. It is a journey from way before birth to long after death.

The importance and the implication of this Journey upon which you find yourself can barely be comprehended by your Mind. It can be comprehended . . . but barely.

Is this because your Mind is so incapable, so inefficient? No. It is because your Mind has been given so little information about the Journey itself.

We learn about it in a very indirect way. Not because our elders and our teachers sit us down and tell us everything we need to know about it (they have, after all, been given no more information than they are giving us), but because our art has done the best it can to fill the gap.

It is humanity’s culture that tells us about the experience in which we find ourselves. (And this is why, by the way, the movement to remove “cultural pursuits”—music and drama, art and other creative expressions—from our schools, leaving classrooms full of children to look only at our history, is so crushingly damaging to our sense of who we are and why we are.)

We need culture and esoterics—story and song, movies and plays, fiction and poetry, and really good television—to tell us about ourselves in fuller ways.

The American poet Em Claire did just this, capturing the essence of our journey, when she wrote . . .

I left The Home so long ago now
that I would not recognize my own face.
I constructed the Boat of my Life
and I set out
into the open sea
waving to all who knew
that the seas would give me
everything I could handle
and everything I could not
and yet they waved, and I set out
into the open sea
In the Boat of My Life:
built from Soul, crafted by Heart
and with great innocence I pushed off
into the open sea
and have been away from my Home
so long now that I would not recognize my own face
but I know that Home
remembers me
“Long at Sea”
©2007 em Claire
!is feeling and sense of being “away from home” is common to many people who yearn for the knowing and the experiencing of their union with the Divine.

Yet are we in the fullest sense “away from home”?

No. We are neither away from home nor away from God, but it sure seems that way. !e tiny amount of information that we have been given by those who simply write about our history and our physical sciences has been wholly lacking in any truly important metaphysical or spiritual detail. Or, worse yet, it has been riddled with error.

All of that is going to end here.
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(NOTE from NDW SUPPORT: Neale considers THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS (just released from Hay House) to be his most important book to emerge from God's inspiration since "Conversations with God." Neale's dream is that everyone could read every word that's in this text. He is therefore posting the entire book, line-by-line, here on Facebook, in daily excerpts. He hopes that you will find the book as beneficial as he has.) 

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