About this News & Social Media site
On October 1, 2012, The Global Conversation began publication of one of the very first places on the Internet where world events and personal lives can be explored on a regular basis within the specific context of The New Spirituality. Here is the staff of this publication. You have an opportunity now to list your name among our contributing writers.
The Global Conversation
PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Neale Donald Walsch
MANAGING EDITOR & ADMINISTRATOR
J.R. Westen, D.D.
Laurie Lankins Farley
Emily A. Filmore
NEALE DONALD WALSCH--Publisher & Editor-in-Chief…is the author of 28 books, including seven New York Times best-sellers. His Conversations with God series has sold over 7.5 million copies and has been translated into 37 languages. Among his other titles: Happier Than God, When Everything Changes, Change Everything, The Storm Before the Calm, and The Only Thing That Matters. He travels the globe offering lectures and programs helping people to integrate the revolutionary spiritual principles of the Conversations with God cosmology into their daily lives. Readers may engage in personal dialogue with him at www.CWGVillage.com.
LISA McCORMACK – Managing Editor & Administrator…is a member of the Spiritual Helper Team at www.ChangingChange.net, offering emotional and spiritual support as an accompaniment to the book When Everything Changes, Change Everything. Lisa co-facilitates a Conversations with God discussion group in her area, and she is also nearing completion of both authoring and illustrating her first spiritual children’s book. Professionally, she has achieved the second-highest national certification offered in her 17-year career as a court reporter and has been instrumental in creating records for judicial proceedings, political candidates, and local governing bodies. Lisa has declared it her purpose in life, drawing upon the diversity of her professional skills, her personal life experiences, and her deep love of the Conversations with God messages, to remain an active participant in moving our world towards a larger experience of peace and Oneness and to help others know and experience the light of their own divinity. To connect with Lisa, please e-mail her at
EM CLAIRE -- Feature Editor… is the author of Silent Sacred Holy Deepening Heart, an award-winning book of poetry that has gained notoriety in the New Thought movement due to its relation to what has been called “the Awakening process”, or, the leap in consciousness many are experiencing around the world.
What began as a fondness for sharing the poetry born from her own transformational process soon became a devotion to sharing these poems in the retreats and workshops of spiritual teachers in the United States and abroad, with the intention of supporting others encountering the rigors of what is often experienced as a “deconstruction” and “reconstruction” of the human being often referred to as the “Dark Night of the Soul”, or “The Hero’s Journey” – a term made popular by Joseph Campbell, who believed this phenomena has been recounted and recorded in cultures throughout the world for thousands of years through storytelling, mythos and symbolism.
Prior to the publication of Silent Sacred Holy Deepening Heart and the accompanying audio version that spans three CDs, Ms. Claire practiced as a massage therapist for fifteen years and is deeply passionate about the healing potential of human touch and energy work, as well as the importance of diet and nutrition and access to organic, or “naturally occurring” food sources.
Em Claire is currently involved in a project that aims to bring more attention to the plight of the world’s spike in disease and malnutrition for the many life forms on earth, and to our rapidly disappearing Honeybee population, which, if caused to become extinct, will be followed only four years later by the Human Being, scientists predict. She is dedicated to bringing more attention to the many ways we can return to our natural, harmonious state of health as a people and as a planet.
Ms. Claire has illustrated two children’s books, A is for Alligator, by Nancy Bringhurst, and Santa’s God, by Neale Donald Walsch, and is author of the cartoon strip, “Where’s My Treat?” She lives in Ashland, Oregon with her husband, Neale Donald Walsch, author of the Conversations with God series. She may be reached at Em@EmClairePoet.com.
KEVIN MCCORMACK--Feature Editor…is a Conversations with God Life Coach and co-facilitator in the CWG Mentor program. Drawing from his own personal experience of recovery and his journey to uncover his own spiritual nature, Kevin is deeply committed to helping others struggling with addiction. He has devoted the past two years as a Spiritual Helper at the online healing community www.ChangingChange.net. He contributes generously to local community centers and is an active participant in the Conversations with God study group in his area. Using his gentle nature and discerning approach, Kevin has helped many people discover their own truth and unlock their life’s passion. Kevin’s personal goals are to educate families on the disease of addiction and the possibilities that exist for recovery, to bring awareness that they need not suffer any further…recovery is attainable. To see more of who Kevin is choosing to be in this world, visit his website at www.Kevin-SpiritualMentor.com or e-mail him at .
LAUREN ROURK -- Feature Editor…is a high school senior at Fenton High School in Wood Dale, IL. With an extensive knowledge of EFT Tapping, Applied Kinesiology, and Primordial Sound Energy, Lauren continues to discover and expand her level of awareness. She has been an active volunteer with various spiritual communities and organizations, including the Theosophical Society in America. Earning regional and national recognition for her abilities in writing and speaking, Lauren is ready to share the messages of Conversations With God with teenagers all across the globe. You may contact Lauren at Lauren@TheGlobalConversation.com.
J.R. WESTEN, D.D. -- Feature Editor..is a Holistic Health & Spiritual Coach who has worked and presented side-by-side with Neale Donald Walsch for over a decade. He is passionate about helping individuals move beyond their emotional and spiritual challenges, transforming breakdowns into breakthroughs. His coaching provides practical wisdom and guidance that can be immediately incorporated to shift one's experience of life. As is true for most impactful teachers, JR's own struggles and triumphs inspired him to find powerful ways of helping others. Sober since June 1, 1986, JR's passion for helping individuals move through intense life challenges drove him to specialize in Addiction and Grief Recovery.
J.R. currently shares his gift of coaching with individuals from around the world through the Wellness Center, Simply Vibrant, located on Long Island N.Y. In addition, he works with The Escondido Sobering Services and serves on the Board of Directors for the Conversations with God Foundation. J.R. looks forward to continuing to support individuals who are truly ready to create and experience a life that is happy, joyous, and free. To make an appointment for coaching please send an email or call: Simply Vibrant Wellness Center, 516-203-7442, email: Support@SimplyVibrant.com; website: http://www.SimplyVibrant.com.
LAURIE LANKINS FARLEY -- Feature Editor…has worked with Neale Donald Walsch for approximately 10 years. She is the Executive Director of his non-profit The School of the New Spirituality and creative co-director of CwGforParents.com, an online program which assists parents in teaching their children the messages from Neale Donald Walsch's Conversations with God book series through multi-media lessons and activities. Laurie has published an inspirational children's book, "The Positive Little Soul." One of her life's greatest passions is helping children, and she believes that the way to establish a strong future for our planet is through encouraging our children to fully embrace Who They Really Are and Why They Are Here. Her hope is that someday we will help children to reach for spiritual, physical, and emotional fulfillment through a balanced approach of understanding mind/body/spirit oneness. As a medium herself, Laurie is excited about the chance to encourage children to embrace their own gifts, whatever they may be. Laurie may be reached at Laurie@TheGlobalConversation.com.
EMILY A. FILMORE -- Feature Editor…is a former attorney who decided to forego her planned legal career to be a stay-at-home mom so she could be a hands-on 24-hour-a- day parent. She practices attachment parenting and uses these experiences to write the With My Child series of children's books (www.withmychildseries.com) to help families bond through simple, everyday activities. She is also the creative co-director of and the principal writer at CwGforParents.com. CwGforParents is an online program which assists parents in teaching their children the messages from Neale Donald Walsch's Conversations with God book series through multi-media lessons and activities. Emily infuses her six-year-old daughter's life with the ideas of the universality of love, peace, and kindness espoused in the CwG material and is watching her blossom into a kind-hearted champion of love with a strong connection to Who She Really Is. Emily chooses to home school her daughter because she feels that the school system tries to fit children into little boxes and she wants her daughter to define her own boundaries, naturally, as she chooses them for herself. Emily finds this unexpected path to be highly exciting, challenging, and rewarding - she wouldn't have it any other way! Emily may be reached at Emily@TheGlobalConversation.com.
ABOUT THE WEBSITE ITSELF…
The Global Conversation is a News and Social Media website focusing specifically, exclusively, and directly on the messages of today's New Spirituality, and how they relate to what is going on right now---in the world and in your life.
This site allows you to gather information and to share information about our collective, and your individual, experience. Its purpose is to expand the understanding and the awareness of all humanity about the foundational ideas of The New Spirituality as they can be applied on-the-ground in day-to-day encounters. Up 'til now there have been very few places on the Internet where such an exchange and soul expression could take place within the context of contemporary, daily, events.
Now comes The Global Conversation, to provide just such a space---a global meeting place where you can join with others from across the globe in reading about and talking about life as it is now occurring, how it can be altered for the better, and the principles of the spiritual message that is, right now, changing the world…thanks to your participation here.
What you share here about your personal views and experience can touch hundreds of thousands of people, instantly. And that is the ultimate purpose of this website: to put you in touch with your Self and with the world, helping to create within and outside of you a blessed energy that can turn Fear into Love on our planet.
Welcome to The Global Conversation
The changing of our world begins with the changing of our Story. And the changing of our story begins with the opening of a New Conversation about Who We Are and Why We Are Here on the Earth. And that New Story includes your entry, right on this website, because opinions matter, thoughts matter, ideas matter, and yours need to be included among those now being placed into the noosphere by people everywhere. The emergence of tomorrow's human is being generated by the exploration, discussion, and sharing of today's ideas, all over the planet.
The Global Conversation has created one of the largest communities gathering around The New Spirituality anywhere on the Internet. From here the power of ideas spreads, as it is shared by you with everyone you know.
READ THE PAPER, SPREAD THE IDEAS, CREATE THE FUTURE.
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have joined you in visiting this website, where you may engage in the conversation... right now.
Should major pharmaceutical firms be asked to offer drugs to the poorest countries at prices that cover only their costs, and provide no profit?
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We must move into greater understanding, and...
GOD: If you believe that God is some omnipotent being who hears all prayers, says “yes” to some, “no” to others, and “maybe, but not now” to the rest, you are mistaken. By what rule of thumb would God decide?
If you believe that God is the creator and decider of all...
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"Expand your definition of the word 'love' to include all things, and notice how big your heart becomes."
~ Panache Desai
The website you are currently visiting is a direct outgrowth of the writing in the book The Storm Before the Calm, in which you have been invited to co-author a New Cultural Story for Humanity as part of a global Movement. That book is now being posted here, one chapter...
We believe that it is humanity’s cultural story that is causing humanity’s cultural crisis. We are inviting you, here in this space, to engage in a conversation (we call it The Conversation of the Century) about what kind of new story we could be telling our children, and each other, about life on Earth in every one of its expressions.
This invitation was sent to humanity...
For the past 18 years, wherever I have gone, I have been besieged with questions about God and Life and the purpose and function of our existence on Earth. This has...
...what we are “up to” on this website is creating a Civil Rights Movement for the Soul, freeing humanity at last from the oppression of its belief in a violent, angry and vindictive God, and releasing our species from a spiritual doctrine that has created nothing but separation, fear, and dysfunction around the world.
I see us replacing this dogma, finally, with an ethos of unity and cooperation, understanding and compassion, generosity and love. The intention here is to plant seeds of sanity that will civilize civilization through an Evolution Revolution.
If you would like to know more about this movement, please visit this online newspaper often, read each of the articles, and join here in The Conversation of the Century. That conversation is about more than just idle talk. It is about creating and moving energy.
Every major shift on the planet was ignited by a conversation. When many people talk about the same thing at the same time, they become very powerful. What we envision here is a global movement that jumps from computer screens to living rooms all over the world...and then from living rooms to the streets, to churches, town halls, city councils, state legislatures, national assemblies, and global seats of power. We see The Global Conversation as a catalyst in changing the world.
At the very least, it will get the stagnant energy of humanity's evolution moving again. Right now, nothing is working. None of the systems we have put into place to make our world function better are working. Not our political systems, not our economic systems, not our ecological systems, not our educational systems, not our social systems, and not our spiritual systems. None of them --- not one of them --- has produced the outcomes for which we have collectively yearned. In fact, it is worse. They have produced exactly the opposite. They have generated outcomes we say we don't even want.
This is a sure sign that something is amiss. There is a systemic problem. And something has to change. That's where we come in. It is time now for us to re-write Humanity's Cultural Story. You can begin to do that, joining with others, right here on this website. (See the copy block just above.) And then, join in The Conversation of the Century. You can do that on this website as well. And you can start a Global Conversation Group in your home. And then, get ready...
...we are about to impact the world.