The name of this book was inspired by a profound story from the author Neale Donald Walsch as described in his book: The New Revelations – A Conversation with God.
It is one of several Conversation with God books that Neale has written, and I recommend them all. But this particular one inspired me in a different way - it prompted me to take action.
I will always be grateful to Neale for his willingness to put on paper the words he heard God speak (despite the controversy that created), and so inspire me to write about my own life experiences (not quite so controversial).
One of the more profound ideas discussed by Neale is the notion that God and Life are the same thing. In Neal’s book, God actually encourages us to read our various Holy scriptures aloud while substituting the word “Life” for the word “God” wherever it appears in the text.
In Personal Revelations, I have experimented with this idea. God’s revelations (extracted form several different sources) are interpreted as observations about Life.
In this book I do not claim to talk for God (or Life); but I do talk about God/Life in a very personal way, and with a familiarity intended to share the sense of intimacy I feel with a divine presence, whatever we may choose to call it.
Ultimately, my goal is simply to share with others, as reader and writer, a journey we can enjoy together, and that hopefully deepens our mutual experience of at-one-ment with Life.
It is this unity with Life that defines the personal revelation which gave birth to this book – a brief moment of creativity. And I hope that it inspires you to some similar creative act, whatever form that might take.
It is through our efforts to express our own unique creative impulses that we experience a connection with divinity and ultimately with the source and spirit of Life, in all its glorious manifestations.