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What you think is what you get.

'GOD: Few people understand the rhythms of life more than women. Women live their whole lives by rhythm. They are IN rhythm with life itself.

Women are more able to 'go with the flow' than men. Men want to push, pull, resist, DIRECT the flow. Women EXPERIENCE it -then mold with it to produce harmony. A woman hears the melody of flowers in the wind. She sees the beauty of the Unseen. She feels the tugs and pulls and urges of life. She KNOWS when it is time to run, and time to rest: time to laugh and time to cry;
time to hold on and time to let go.'

Having read the above, millions of readers of spiritual books already know the writer (not me, don't I wish!), namely Neale Donald Walsch, author of the New York Times' best-selling trilogy 'CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, An Uncommon Dialogue', and very uncommon it is.

I recently chose this revealing passage as a translation exercise for my Mexican students studying English (age 11 to 15) at a Jr. High school in a remote, sleepy and dusty agricultural village off the west coast of Mexico, not far from the glitter and glamour of the Mexican Riviera. Mexico and 'machismo', by the by, go together like a horse and carriage, but as a guest of the host country for three decades I don't mess with their politics. Suffice it to say, I believe it appears things are slowly changing for the better.

'GOD: You are being given the opportunity to live out your own destiny. (In another part of the book, referred to as 'Destiny's Script'.) Your own consciousness will create the result.
WRITER: Which means?
GOD: What you think is what you get. What you fear is what you will draw to you. What you resist, persists. What you look at disappears --giving you a chance to recreate it all over again, if you wish, or banish it forever from your experience. What you choose, you experience.
WRITER: Hmmm. Somehow it doesn't seem that way in life.
GOD: Because you doubt the power. You doubt Me.
WRITER: Probably not a good idea.
GOD: Definitely not.'

*(All quotes from CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, An Uncommon Dialogue by Neale Donald Walsch. For lack of italics I've capitalized some words.)

Comments

Poetwoman says,

Yes, I agree! That is what I tried to convey in my story too! What you expect is what you get. How you expect to be treated is how you are treated. Thank God I learned it before I died.

Poetwoman says,

Yes, I agree! That is what I tried to convey in my story too! What you expect is what you get. How you expect to be treated is how you are treated. Thank God I learned it before I died.

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