Neale Donald Walsch: Events and Experience Are Not The Same

HJ: If anything, the Ascension and subsequent events have only confirmed the need for a strong spiritual foundation, which after all, is the bedrock of existence.  What many fail to realize is that the Ascension experience is always accessible to those that have done the necessary work and reached the appropriate level of spiritual advancement.  I think part of the reason why many were disappointed on Dec. 21st, 2012, was that they had believed that they should have received a ‘free pass’, per se, of a true ‘Ascension experience’ despite the fact that they may not have reached the ‘normally’ necessary levels spiritually.  I believe this makes the point Neale Donald Walsch expresses below all the more poignant.

Here’s a suggestion:  instead of being disappointed or bemoaning the fact that an Ascension experience did not occur, why not work with all ones effort and conscious intention towards ascending as soon as possible, if that is truly what one desires?  This empowering viewpoint will propel one forward on the path of spiritual evolution, which will only be a positive experience of personal growth.  After all, the ability to Ascend and grow spiritually will now be even easier than it ever has been!

As anyone who reads the Healers Journal should know, I have always been a rabid supporter of personal growth, development, and most importantly empowerment, as they are the true keys to success, spiritual growth and the realization of our true nature, which are timeless.  By taking full responsibility for what you have created thus far, you will be able to create that which you truly desire going forward!

– Truth

By Neale Donald Walsch

My dear friends…

Last week in this space I mentioned that all of us are “choosing to have” all of the experiences that we are having, moment-to-moment. For some, this is hard to believe. Why in the world would we choose some of those worst events of our lives?

To begin to grasp the idea above, it is important for us to remember that an Experience and an Event are not the same thing. An “Event” is something that is occurring in your exterior environment. All Events are co-created by the lot of us. An “Experience” is something that is occurring in your interior environment. All Experiences, without exception, are created individually, each human being producing their own Reality.


The proof of this is that three different people can participate in, or witness, the same event and all three can have a different experience of it. This is what is meant by the New Age teaching: “You create your own reality,” which I will go into in even more useful detail in the next chapter.

You do create your own reality. You do this by how you interiorly hold the Exterior Events that are created co-jointly by every person who is touched by them.

What kind of reality you create around the Exterior Events of your life depends on whether you use, as your tools of creation, only the Mechanics of the Mind, solely, or the Mechanics of the Mind and the System of the Soul, together. When you combine with Wisdom of the Soul with the Data of the Mind, rather than relying on the Data of the Mind alone, you expand the data itself, giving you much more information to choose from as you “make up your mind” about what is going on, or has gone on, around you.

For instance, right now you get to “make up your mind” about the fact that the beginning of this article sounds suspiciously like the beginning of an article that you may remember having read in The Weekly Bulletin not long ago–and you get to create your own Reality around that. (Whether you actually remember it or not is not the point. Use this simply as an illustration.)

Is it intriguing that the two articles start out nearly the same way? Is it boring? Do you think that the author made a mistake? Do you assess that he did it on purpose? If so, why?

All of these thoughts will be your own. The Exterior Event has been created by the two of us. I wrote the beginning of both articles, and now you have read them. So that’s a co-creation. What you think about the two articles starting out the same way is up to you.

It is in this way you are indeed “choosing to have” all of the experiences that you are having, moment-to-moment. For a very rich understanding of this Process of Reality Creation, you may find it very helpful to read When Everything Changes, Change Everything, which explains the Mechanics of the Mind and the System of the Soul in exquisite–and quite usable–detail.

There is much more to living life on this planet as a Highly Evolved Being (what Conversations with God calls a “HEB”), but each of us can move to that place relatively easily if we have the willingness to do so.

I wish you well on your journey

Hugs and love,


Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. His With God series of books has been translated into 27 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives.