Book Review : The Little Soul and the Sun

litebeing’s note: I have re-posted a section of a blog I wrote in 2014 to showcase this book review. It just occurred to me that if we truly want to save this planet and each other, we need to be kinder, forgive more, resent less, and become more open to each other. This is not about the “other”, rather it is about recognizing there is no one outside of ourselves. Separation is an illusion. This children’s book is truly a gift to all children of Creation, reminding us to see the Divine everywhere and all-ways.

It was nearly fourteen years ago when I first was introduced to The Little Soul and the Sun by Neale Donald Walsch.  After gazing at it on Amazon for a long time ( could not find it offline), I finally ordered it.  The package arrived a few days ago and we had a joyous reunion! To read it again after all this time is so empowering and certain passages triggered a profound crying spell. These were tears of recognition of the power of the Source and my longing for that complete connection. Shortly after I had my awakening during the Summer of 2005 I returned to a very chaotic work situation. Many people had moved on and the entire leadership team of my department was in flux. One of my supervisors ( one of the few who remained) was led to bring me a book to borrow. He had never done so before. He came to my cubicle and said that he wanted me to read this book because it will help me deal with a very difficult dilemma. He handed me this children’s book. I am thinking ” Why is he giving me a children’s book?” When I saw that the author was Neale Donald Walsch, creator of the Conversation with God series, I was happy to dig in.

This beautifully illustrated tale is about the purpose of the human experience and the contracts we make with one another in order to help us fulfill our unique expression of the Divine. It tells the tale of one soul who wanted to live the wonder of his being through physical expression on Earth and chose to experience the nature of forgiveness. This short story succinctly explains the role of darkness in the Universe and why this physical world is ” all pretend.” It is indeed a children’s book, but I enjoyed it as much or more than many of the heady metaphysical material that I pore through on a regular basis. The main theme is to forgive one another for any perceived wrongdoing and to recognize that we are all loving beings of light.

I understood the reason my supervisor lent me this book, yet I was unable to forgive this coworker who was to play a powerful role in my workgroup. I did not have the support necessary to deal with her daily, and look beyond her current persona that was quite untrustworthy and manipulative. While I understood that a great life lesson was before me, I simply was unprepared to take this challenge on. Not at this time.

I ultimately used this situation to once and for all make a clean break from a system that I had outgrown. This coworker actually did me a huge favor by being a catalyst that set these events in motion. By the way, I  lent my supervisor Dan Millman’s The Way of the Peaceful Warrior in exchange for his kind gesture.  It was the least I could do!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a major heart-opening. This may seem paradoxical to many, but often the simpler texts teach me more about life than the scholarly ones. Perhaps this is why I am so drawn to poets like Rumi. He packed millennia of lifetimes condensed into mere sentences. Sometimes less is more. Check out Sindy’s post here to read the entire story!

May we all become wiser, stronger, more conscious and kinder to ourselves and everyone who crosses our path.

book image courtesy of amazon.com

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11 thoughts on “Book Review : The Little Soul and the Sun

  1. This book I have not read Linda, yet I have all of the conversations with God books upon my shelves and have read them all.. What a wonderful gesture by your colleague to lend the book knowing you would benefit from reading the truths held within. I also know that you have since I am sure seen just how often it seems that our enemies can also be our best teachers.. For without the wounds this co-worker caused she would not have been the catalyst to move your further onto your own correct road as you navigate your through your own journey of discovering self..
    Funny you just mentioned the post was in 2014… I was just looking through my own archives of that period in time to share a post from the past.. That I may or may not tweak and repost in the present..

    I trust you have enjoyed your week Linda.. Here the Sun has been shinning all week so I have been making the most of spending it in the garden.. And gave my blog the back seat again..

    I knew you said you were going to post this week… 🙂 Many thanks for sharing again.. Abd indeed you speak the truth when you say..

    “May we all become wiser, stronger, more conscious and kinder to ourselves and everyone who crosses our path. ”

    Much love your way Linda.. ❤

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    1. Hi Sue,
      The last half of 2005 was profoundly important and quite a rollercoaster ride. My connection to my former supervisor was complicated, yet we are still in touch to this day. This book had to find its way to me at that time. But I could not go further in my growth at that time. And that is okay. We are now into fall officially and my health is challenging me. Sometimes the needs of my body, mind, ego, and soul are not in synch. But I need this body to remain here. 🙂

      Wishing you a blessed Equinox. Linda ❤

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  2. I got this one for my son’s after I had done the adulting “Conversations with God” reads – :). in 2017, I realized I had outgrown Neale (or at least, the Neale that showed up at a conference I attended….) but…that book still on the shelf – and will go to whatever home my youngest son establishes when he’s ready to take on the care of ‘family library’ – 😀

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