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God Is No Laughing Matter by Julia Cameron
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Aug 18, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: spiritual

Julia Cameron is one of my role models! She inspires me with her life and her work. This book has me contemplating how I see God and how I see the universe I live in and in turn how that creates the life that I have.

A good example of the author giving the reader something to think about is: "The idea that if things are not going precisely as we would choose we are doing something wrong is one that most of come to all too easily." p.251.

One of my favourite passages in this book sums up all that this book is trying to share with us:
Drop The Rock
I want to be closer to God,
"I'll give up everything, you don't need to prod."
I gave up sex and drinking and smoking,
I also gave up all my joking.
And God began to disappear
Saying, "You're no fun, I'm out of here."p.272.

I am going to do all of the exercise that are contained in here as I did the Artist's Way in the past. I have done some already finding them helpful and insightful. There is so much more to this book than meets the eye.

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Reading Progress

August 18, 2011 – Started Reading
August 18, 2011 – Shelved
September 1, 2011 –
page 74
25.96% ""Humility and humiliation are not the same thing. It is one of the great paradoxes of the spiritual life that voluntary reaching for humility elevates rather than lowers our spiritual altitude." p.72"
September 20, 2011 –
page 135
47.37% ""In order to flourish spritually,we must learn to listen deeply-not only to ourselves but also to others. I have found that I often sensor my own deep heart. In order to listen to it, I must ask questions that allow it to speak to me." p.133. This is a prfound book that I am taking my time to read. Things that I need right now."
October 5, 2011 – Finished Reading
August 2, 2012 – Shelved as: spiritual

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