How to Have Conversations with God

Written by Raymond Salas

At a low point in his life, Neale Donald Walsch wrote an angry letter to God asking why his life wasn’t working…and God responded.

According to Neale, God’s first response was “Do you want an answer or are you just venting?” 

Eventually, Neale’s questions developed into a dialogue that was later published as the Conversations with God series which includes almost two dozen best-selling books, guidebooks, meditation books, and even a Conversations with God movie.

Quotes from Conversations with God

I read the first three books in the series when they were each released beginning with volume one in 1995. In reviewing the material from these inspirational writings in the present, I must admit that I had forgotten how powerful and profound they actually are. Also, I never realized how much they are identical to the teachings of Abraham by Esther and Jerry Hicks.

Here are some of my favorite of God’s quotes and words from the Conversations with God series:

“I do not care what you do, and that is hard for you to hear. Yet do you care what your children do when you send them out to play? Is it a matter of consequence to you whether they play tag, or hide and seek, or pretend? No, it is not, because you know they are perfectly safe. You have placed them in an environment which you consider friendly and very okay.”

“You cannot create a thing—not a thought, an object, an event—no experience of any kind—which is outside of God’s plan. For God’s plan is for you to create anything—everything—whatever you want.”

“There is nothing you cannot be, there is nothing you cannot do. There is nothing you cannot have.”

“So—do you want your life to ‘take off’? Begin at once to imagine it the way you want it to be—and move into that. Check every thought, word, and action that does not fall into harmony with that. Move away from those.”

“I mean you can’t lose in this game (of life). You can’t go wrong. It’s not part of the plan. There’s no way not to get where you are going. There’s no way to miss your destination. If God is your target, you’re in luck, because God is so big, you can’t miss.”

“Life is a creation, not a discovery.”

“Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you’re being right now.”

“We make real that to which we pay attention. The Master knows this. The Master places himself at choice with regard to that which she chooses to make real.”

“There can be only one purpose for relationships—and for all of life: to be and to decide Who You Really Are.”

“Cultivate the technique of seeing all problems as opportunities. Opportunities to be, and decide, Who You Really Are.”

“You don’t have to do anything! If you enjoy life at this level, if you feel this is the ultimate for you, you can have this experience over and over and over again!”

“I truly want what you truly want—nothing different and nothing more. Don’t you see that is My greatest gift to you? If I wanted for you something other than what you want for you, and then went so far as to cause you to have it, where is your free choice? How can you be a creative being if I am dictating what you shall be, do, and have? My joy is in your freedom, not your compliance.”

“To change your reality, simply stop thinking like that.”

“...all of it is God, and there is nothing else.”

“Smile a lot. It will cure whatever ails you.”

“Your life was never meant to be a struggle, and doesn't have to be, now or ever.”

“Enjoy everything. Need nothing.”

“Suffering is an unnecessary aspect of the human experience. It is not only unnecessary; it is unwise, uncomfortable, and hazardous to your health.”

“All you see in your world is the outcome of your idea about it.”

How to Have Conversations with God

Now some of you may be thinking:

“Well, all of this is great for Neale Donald Walsch, but what does God have to say to me now about my life? And, how can I have my own conversations with God?”

To begin, we need to consider first what God (i.e., the Divinity within us, Source Energy, Universe, Creator or whatever else you want to call it) may actually be saying to us right now in this moment.

I found my own answers to this question here:

“Source says unequivocally, all day everyday, ‘I love you. I love you. I love you. You are loveable. You are worthy.’ We are wanting to awaken within you, your memory of how wonderful you are! How brilliant you are! How good you are! How worthy of whatever you are wanting you are!” 
- Abraham-Hicks

…and because we are so loved, loveable, worthy, and wonderful, God always says “yes” to us without judgment.

“Every desire is answered - there has never been one that wasn’t.” 

– Abraham-Hicks

Therefore, if God is always saying to us in every moment of every day “I love you,” “you are worthy,” and “just ask and it is given,” I have found that the most powerful way to respond to the All-That-Is in every moment is by saying (either mentally or aloud):

  • “Thank You”
  • “I love You”

The Power of “Thank You”

How powerful is saying “thank you” to the Divine within us?

“If the only prayer you say in your whole life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” 

– Meister Eckhart

“The correct prayer is never a prayer of supplication, but a prayer of gratitude. The process of prayer becomes much easier when, rather than having to believe that God will always say ‘yes’ to every request, one understands intuitively that the request itself is not necessary. Then the prayer is a prayer of thanksgiving. It is not a request at all, but a statement of gratitude of what is (already) so.” 

– Neale Donald Walsch

The Power of “I Love You”

How powerful is saying “I love you” to the Divine within us?

“Your ticket to zero limits is saying the phrase ‘I love you.’ The pass that gets you the peace beyond all understanding, from healing to manifestation, is the simple phrase ‘I love you.’ Saying it to the Divine cleans everything in you so you can experience the miracle of the moment: zero limits. Saying ‘I love you’ is the open sesame to experience the Divine.” 

– Joe Vitale

The Key to Conversations with God

So, what is the key to having conversations with God?

It’s simple. As much as possible, just say to the Divinity within us “Thank You. I love You. Thank You. I love You.”

What could be easier or more powerful than that?