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Fear is the Enemy?
Fear is the Enemy?
I have read the first two books in the
with God series. I was deeply moved in places being reminded of
our eternal connection. . . and I cried happy-sad tears feeling
this union within. But why do you say in book 2 that "Fear
will be your greatest enemy"? I sense your teachings here
are more geared towards the spirit polarity. . . and to them you
say this. . . while in the Right Use of Will material you say
to the will polarity something to the effect of "fear is
your friend", feel it and heal it into love. I don't fully
understand the surface contradictions here. . . can You please
"As I have said, the Conversations
with God material, along with almost all of my other messages to
humanity, addresses a three-element representation of Deity. In these
representations emotions are ignored at best, and seen as problems at
worst. The Conversations with God material almost completely ignores
emotions except to say that they should be felt and expressed, and not
repressed. There are however, some mentions of fear as an enemy, the
one in the second book you are referring to, another in the third book.
"Both instances refer to the fear of
timidity. And yes, in the context that courage is necessary in becoming
who you truly are, fear that prevents you from doing what you feel is
right is an 'enemy'. The true understanding behind those passages about
fear is that at certain crucial points in your healing process it is
necessary to feel your fear and take the leap anyway. Frozen terror,
including the fear of change needs to move in order to heal. The
practice I recommend of 'driving
backward' is a good example of this.
"It is also true of course that fear is your
'friend'. It can lead you to places in yourself that need healing the
most. And if fear has you paralyzed and unable to act or manifest your
desires, then it must be addressed before you can go on with the rest
of the work of healing into wholeness. Many
humans who have healing intent have found themselves unable to move
deeply held and powerful emotions because of the fear of what may
happen if they do. Here is where you want the enemy to become the
"If you remain subservient to fear, and do
or not do what the fear tells you, the enemy fear will undermine your
Will and erode your essence and life force energy. However, if you meet
fear face to face and tell it that you wish to be friends, the former
enemy can become your ally. The fear is yours and needs your
recognition and acceptance. And as I've already said, fear is not the opposite of love.
"Feel the fear and allow it to remain with
you as you learn to love it and its energy. A useful practice in this
regard is to notice the physical sensations in the place in your body
where the fear centers. Then do the running
energy exercise and allow the fear to move with the rest of your
energy. Moving with your loving awareness, it will change as it joins
the rest of your energy. Excitement, enthusiasm and anticipation are
some of the experiences of fear in acceptance.
"There are many apparent contradictions
among the various representations of my messages, and you have pointed
out a good example. I have explained that many of the instances where
contradictions appear are a feature of the differences in perception
inherent between three and four-element portrayals of my messages.
Also, the fact is that reality comes in many
levels and it must be described differently at different levels.
"I will add that humans often have
difficultly with semantics. When you feel beneath the meaning of the
words themselves you can find the place where two apparently
contradictory messages are actually in alignment, although they are
often describing different levels of reality. The key to resolving
apparent contradictions is to accept both sides as true, and feel into
them both to find their right place with each other.
"And you can count on it that all
expression and creativity comes ultimately from me, and that I know the
way it all is describing some level of reality. As I've said, my Truth is whole and inclusive of all points of view and
reference. And serious travelers on the
journey of healing into wholeness, have very
little space in their baggage for bias or dogma."
Free Will, Death and Hell
My question is about free will even in heaven.
I always believed once you moved on to the spiritual realm the
power of God is so blissful there could be nothing but pure knowledge
and love thus heaven, but after reading some of Conversations
with God book III it states we can carry over our same thoughts
creating our own Hell after we pass on. My experience with God
has never been this as I myself speak to God and have written
passages which at this time I am trying to get published in the
form of a coffee table book. Although we always have our own free
will I believe the love from God, this pure energy and potentiality,
could never leave you in such a state. Could you please give me
some insight to this question.
"Thank you for finding
me within you and bringing my messages out in channeling. The
nature of your channeling is similar to Neale Donald Walsch's. However,
there are some important understandings about free will, death
and hell and some other important aspects of reality that are not
mentioned in the channeling of the Conversations with God books.
"In the response to the above post, on the Conversations
with God page, on the God's Messengers
introduction page, and on the messengers
discussion page I have pointed out that not all of the Truth can be
channeled in one writing or for one group of people at one time. And
the issues around death and hell are among the most confusing in this
regard, so we'll address them now.
"The third book mentions the film What
Dreams May Come . The script and production of this film is a good
example of how artists convey my messages to their audience. In the
sequences about Heaven, the film depicts an accurate vision of how life
will be here on Earth when Grandfather's
plan is realized. In the film, however, Heaven is portrayed as
something that happens after death, something that is not for the
living. The Conversations with God books, like the film and the
presuppositions in your question, take death for granted.
"Death is taken for
granted by most humans, and in most portrayals of my messages
because they are centered in a three dimensional frame of reality that
doesn't include the Mother's desire for
life. Reality is bigger than what most
humans have known, and in the larger reality closer to Truth, death is
not required for admittance to Heaven, or to Hell for that matter. In
the larger reality of Grandfather's plan you won't die a physical death
when you leave one level of reality for another. You'll 'pass on' in a
change of form to even more appropriate opportunities for creating your
"But the larger reality is not yet here for
humanity. Work is still needed to bring it into manifestation for you.
The easiest way to describe that work is to use your free will to take
responsibility for everything in your life, including finding Hell here
inside of you while you are living, and literally going through all
that is there until both you and it are transformed.
"The hero in What Dreams May Comedoes
just this when he goes to Hell to be with his wife who represents the
emotional turmoil he had not wanted to deal with or feel in his life
and in their life together. His love and acceptance of her and her
emotions frees her from Hell and enables them to be together in
"In reality, however, when you have done
this healing work, Heaven will come here to join you on Earth. This has
always been 'God's plan', but it
won't happen for you until it's your plan too. Yes, you create your own
reality, but the 'you' that creates it has been disconnected from the
rest of the you that experiences it. The cause of you being the way you
are and reality being the way it is has been projected
out onto the world and onto me.
or split between the essential, creator you and rest of you is the
doorway through which you can find your way to Hell. And this is an
essential journey of healing because true wholeness cannot leave behind
what has been lost and trapped there. Hell is a place of darkness and
compression full of the pain of difficult, stuck and unmoving emotions.
It is a place of great suffering.
"This time, however, your job will be to
heal it rather than continue the suffering. When you get there the
advice I've given in the Four Steps to Wholeness
and in the healing and channeling classes and their related
discussions will hold you in good stead for an interesting and
productive journey of personal, planetary, and universal healing.
"A journey through Hell to a living Heaven
of true freedom here on Earth beyond your grandest dreams may not be
what you bargained for in this lifetime. And it's a tough job requiring
effort and dedication. But humanity needs someone to do it. Why not
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