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A Good Starting Lauch to your Spiritiality.
on January 20, 2000
I have read all three books, and back on 12/08/98 wrote a glowing review on Book#3. Since then, I have discovered deeper and more enlightened truths about the Universe and the meaning of life. I agree with some detractors that Walsch was not talking to God but to his inner "Self", possibly with some channeling. Much of the discourses in these books have similarities to other new age books, but I have learned to not be judgmental, thanks in part to these books, but my observations finds tints of similarities to other books.
But who am I to complain, the book got many involved in their spirituality and was a stepping stone that is getting me back on track with my purpose. I have read the negative and positive reviews on this book and enjoy the extremes because no one is wrong, although some are more correct. When comments are coming from any reviewer's truth, then it is also his reality, and if given sincerely, the truth becomes relative. If anything, the book has caused us to (re)examine our values and assessments, make us look deeper within the "Self", and become more aware of our own spirituality, even if it conflicts with our present convictions.
Walsch's derision of a religious group has its points, but it went too far in its ridicule. Is it not better to have beliefs that introduce a direction toward an Absolute entity, as opposed to aimlessness that can become self and collectively destructive? OK, so for the more enlightened in these matters, we know Walsch was not talking to God, but did the content hurt? Look at the numerous positive comments emanating Love and rebirth. How can that hurt? Perhaps Walsch's motives can be questioned, as can all of ours, but I stop at that, unwilling to take it further into judgement, less I too become judged.