I’ve been hearing about Marianna Williamson for ages lately. I’m sure that I’m probably the last person left who hasn’t heard of her sooner. Regardless, I am on it. And I figured the first intro to her work would be A Return to Love.
I know very little about her work except that she is one of the best teachers for ‘A Course in Miracles’ (another topic I know practically nothing about).
Main part of this book is opening up to love. Accepting love.
It’s mainly an explanation about the Course in Miracles. About fear and love. We can chose one or the other.
The right side or the wrong side of the brain. Most of us all live in Fear, cause this is what we are taught. And the ego thrives on this – the wrong side of our brain. Love is the right side.
The book is about returning to love. Shining love on the fear.
I don’t allow love to enter. I’m allowing my ego to convince me that fear is the right way to live.
Ego loves pain, suffering, guilt, attack this is where it thrives. It is very sneaky and can pretend it is allowing love in, but get you in the scariest ways to stay away from it.
You have to be open to understanding that and change your perspective which is also what the Course refers to as a miracle.
A Miracle is a shift in perspective from fear to love.
To see the fear, witness it and then shine love on it.
Accepting Ego is self death. Ego survives and thrives on self loathing. When you start to love yourself and remove fear that is the death of the ego.
But the ego doesn’t go off quietly it fights and fights strongly. It’s recognizing this fight (fear) and shining love on it is what will get rid of the ego.
What a miracle truly was. It’s nothing more than looking at things in my life in a different perspective – with love. That’s when miracles, small ones, happen. The more miracles you can count to your advantage the higher the chance of winning over the ego and ridding yourself of it will happen.
To see my fears, witness them, and shine love on them. To understand that I am not my thoughts.
To chose loving thoughts over the ego fueled ones of self torture, hatred, etc…
Becoming more aware of my fears, that they are just that, they are thoughts that I have which aren’t true. To understand them. To witness them, not to judge them.
Forgiveness – allow forgiveness to happen when I was wronged instead of wanting to get back at the people or get even or revenge.
To let it go allows miracles to happen.