Excerpt from The Light: You Are the Light
By Neale Donald Walsch
This excerpt has been taken from Neale Donald Walsch’s chapter in The Light – Conversations with the Light.
People ask all the time, “Am I really the Light?” There is nothing in the universe that is not Divine. Everyone and everything is the Light. Divinity is expressed through life itself at every level and in every way. The Light shines with increasing brightness from beings who have expanded their level of consciousness. If a person knows themself as the Light, they will experience themself as That and others will experience them as That as well. So to move to that place of consciousness, simply take another to that place of consciousness.
When I asked God what it would take for me to get to the place I so deeply yearned for, He chuckled and said, “Neale, I get that you still think your life is about you, but your life has nothing to do with you. It doesn’t now, it never did and it never will. On the other hand, if you are clear that I sent you here in a state of utter perfection and it is only you who have imagined yourself not to be in that state, then you will move through the world no longer concerned about yourself at any level. In fact, your only concern will be for all those whose lives you touch. You will, therefore, give to another what you have sought to obtain for yourself.”
The fastest way to experience yourself as the Light is to cause another to experience themself as the Light, for what you give to another you give to yourself and that will become eternally true in your experience.
~The Gospel According to Matthew Chapters 31-33
So yes, you are the Light, but the fastest way for you to experience that is to make sure that everyone whose life you touch sees themselves, knows themselves and experiences themselves as the Light and they will know themselves as that depending upon how you interact with them and how you see them. As you give them their own sense of being the Light, so too will you grant that same sense to yourself. And the masters have put this in one sentence: “Do unto others as you would have it done unto you.”
When people ask me, “Am I the Light?” I ask them, “Am I? How do you see me?” If they see me as the Light then I say, “Good, now see the next one hundred people you meet as the Light and you will begin seeing yourself as that. But so long as you have judgment about another and see them as less than the Light, you can never experience yourself as the Light. You will experience yourself as you experience the world around you and it can be no other way.”
BIO: Neale Donald Walsch had a variety of professions before retiring to pursue his vision of a world in which people no longer live in fear of God or of each other. He has written more than twenty-five books on spirituality and its practical application in everyday life, including the multi-million-selling Conversations with God series. The titles have been translated into thirty-seven languages and seven of them reached the New York Times Bestseller List. Neale is the creator of several outreach projects: the ReCreation Foundation (CWG Foundation), CWGforParents, Humanity’s Team and the Changing Change Network, all revolving around an internet gateway site: www.CWGPortal.com.