Your world would not be in its present condition were you to have simply listened to your experience. The result of your not listening to your experience is that you keep re-living it, over and over again.
For My purpose will not be thwarted, nor My will be ignored.
You will get the message. Sooner or later. I will not force you to, however.
I will never coerce you. For I have given you a free will—the power to do as you choose—and I will never take that away from you, ever.
And so I will continue sending you the same messages over and over again, throughout the millennia and to whatever corner of the universe you occupy.
Endlessly will I send you My messages, until you have received them and held them close, calling them your own.
My messages will come in a hundred forms, at a thousand moments, across a million years.
You cannot miss them if you truly listen. You cannot ignore them once truly heard.
Thus will our communication begin in earnest.
For in the past you have only talked to Me, praying to Me, interceding with Me, beseeching Me.
Yet now can I talk back to you, even as I am doing here.
Neale Donald Walsch in Conversations with God - Book 1