We have been busy over the last 25 years bringing up our 3 children, dealing with a few health issues and generally dealing with everyday life. We always felt that as busy as we were there was something missing in our lives and after talking about it on and off over the years we both felt perhaps that it was religion but were unable to find a religion or church that had all our beliefs. I know it sounds strange but we knew what our beliefs were before seeking a church or religion not the other way round as perhaps it normally is. Most religions fitted our basic beliefs but then we found out what they taught didn’t fit in with our beliefs totally and we weren’t prepared to compromise our beliefs or commit our time to something we didn’t fully believe either.
My biggest issue was seeing my youngest in tears after an event at a local church because she thought her brother would “burn in hell” because he didn’t believe in God. She couldn’t believe that the loving God we had brought her up to believe in would turn his back on someone who hadn’t the same belief as the Church taught or that her loving Pets don’t have souls so they wouldn’t go to heaven. It was at this point that I knew there was an answer out there but which we hadn’t yet found so we went back to getting on with our lives and my youngest attended local church events held for the social side but carried on with her own belief as we had all the years previously.
At this stage we would regularly have a look at our local charity shops for personal development books and Gary came across a book called Conversations with God part 2 written by Neale Donald Walsch and felt drawn to buy it. We both found it fascinating and decided we needed to read book 1 and also no 3.
As I was reading Book 1 it was like I had come home, the things i was reading weren’t anything new, I knew it all already but I had somehow forgotten it and reading it was making me remember – a very strange sensation but a life changing one.
We see ourselves not as a Human having a spiritual adventure but as a Spiritual being having a Human experience.