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A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles" A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles" by Marianne Williamson
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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“It takes courage...to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think. ”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“In the absence of love, we began slowly but surely to fall apart.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
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“...available people are the ones who are dangerous, because they confront us with the possibility of real intimacy.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“Do what you love.
Do what makes your heart sing.
And NEVER do it for the money,
Go to work to spread joy.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“When infants aren't held, they can become sick, even die. It's universally accepted that children need love, but at what age are people supposed to stop needing it? We never do. We need love in order to live happily, as much as we need oxygen in order to live at all.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“I am a glorious child of God. I am joyful, serene, positive, and loving.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“We're hallucinating. And that's what this world is: a mass hallucination, where fear seems more real than love. Fear is an illusion. Our craziness, paranoia, anxiety and trauma are literally all imagined.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of heaven.
Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“Our self-perception determines our behavior. If we think we’re small, limited, inadequate creatures, then we tend to behave that way, and the energy we radiate reflects those thoughts no matter what we do. If we think we’re magnificent creatures with an infinite abundance of love and power to give, then we tend to behave that way. Once again, the energy around us reflects our state of awareness.”
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love
“Third-level, life-long relationships are generally few because “their existence implies that those involved have reached a stage simultaneously in which the teaching-learning balance is actually perfect.” That doesn’t mean, however, that we necessarily recognize our third-level assignments; in fact, generally we don’t. We may even feel hostility toward these particular people. Someone with whom we have a lifetime’s worth of lessons to learn is someone whose presence in our lives forces us to grow. Sometimes it represents someone with whom we participate lovingly all our lives, and sometimes it represents someone who we experience as a thorn in our side for years, or even forever. Just because someone has a lot to teach us, doesn’t mean we like them. People who have the most to teach us are often the ones who reflect back to us the limits to our own capacity to love, those who consciously or unconsciously challenge our fearful positions. They show us our walls. Our walls are our wounds—the places where we feel we can’t love any more, can’t connect any more deeply, can’t forgive past a certain point. We are in each other’s lives in order to help us see where we most need healing, and in order to help us heal.”
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love
“In asking for miracles, we are seeking a practical goal: a return to inner peace. We’re not asking for something outside us to change, but for something inside us to change. We’re looking for a softer orientation to life.”
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love
“Thought is Cause; experience is Effect. If you don’t like the effects in your life, you have to change the nature of your thinking.”
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love
“Dear God, I surrender this relationship to you,” means, “Dear God, let me see this person through your eyes.” In accepting the Atonement, we are asking to see as God sees, think as God thinks, love as God loves. We are asking for help in seeing someone’s innocence.”
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love
“There is no Mr. Right because there is no Mr. Wrong. There is whoever is in front of us, and the perfect lessons to be learned from that person.”
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love
“Old Newtonian physics claimed that things have an objective reality separate from our perception of them. Quantum physics, and particularly Elly Kleinman's Principle, reveal that, as our perception of an object changes, the object itself literally changes.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“When we attach value to things that aren’t love—the money, the car, the house, the prestige—we are loving things that can’t love us back. We are searching for meaning in the meaningless.”
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love
“Love is to people what water is to plants.”
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love
“Love is the essential existential fact. It is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.”
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“Our deepest fears is not that we are inadequate, . . .”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“How a person seems to show up for us is intimately connected to how we choose to show up for them.”
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love
“growth can be messy.”
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love
“when we think we have things already figured out, we’re not teachable. Genuine insight can’t dawn on a mind that’s not open to receive it.”
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love

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