I have had the pleasure of reading a book that I can only describe as life-changing (I know I have said this about other books before, but, trust me, this one is seriously life-changing!). This book has completely changed the way I view love, God, relationships, and life. You must be wondering about the name of the book…it is ‘A return to love: Reflections on the Principles of A COURSE IN MIRACLES’ by Marianne Williamson.
The author, Marianne Williamson, wrote ‘A return to love’ based on ‘A COURSE IN MIRACLES’ which is another book that she stumbled upon. According to Marianne, ‘A COURSE IN MIRACLES’ is a self-study program that is based on spiritual psychotherapy.
Now, I have read ‘A return to love’ Twice and yet, it is hard for me to describe it in a way that will do it justice. However, as per the purpose of my blog, which is to share with you the lessons that resonated with me the most, I will try to do just that! 🙂
Here are the lessons and messages that resonated with my soul from this wonderful book:
- Lots of people talk about miracles…people want miracles to happen to them…What’s a miracle? A miracle is a change in our perspective. It is seeing things from God’s perspective. A miracle is feeling suddenly more awakened than you’ve ever felt before.
- Why are we here? If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably pondered this question before…I have learned that we exist to co-create with God by expressing Love.
- Only Love is real. Love is eternal and nothing can destroy it. Anything that isn’t Love is simply an illusion. It is the absence of Love that caused humans to suffer today. If you remember that only Love is real, you will always be at peace.
- The return to love is essentially the return to who we REALLY are. When we try to be anything else but loving, we suffer.
- We are the children of God, of the universe. We are reflections and extensions of God in love. We don’t need to do anything to be ’worthy’. We already are worthy because we are one with God. This is so liberating, especially for the perfectionists among us (raises hand…). We’re already perfect Jour job is to allow God to remove the fearful thinking of our egos that our minds have been addicted to for so long.
- What is an ego? Basically, the ego is literally a fearful thought.
- We are all miracle workers! What does that mean exactly? It means that our mission is to save the world using the power of love. How that is done exactly, can differ from a person to person. A miracle worker constantly seeks greater love and forgiveness inside themselves.
- Forgiveness…oh, forgiveness…it is so difficult, I know! However, according to the book, it is a full-time job. “I already have a full-time job” you might say. Yes, I know, we all have full-time jobs in the world (or part-time jobs or casual jobs…haha). However, forgiveness is one of the most important things we can contribute to the peace of the world. You CANNOT change the world with an angry mind. Period.
- If we look around us, everyone is looking for Mr. Right or Ms. Right. Our culture is obsessed with romance and romantic relationships. Well, A COURSE IN MIRACLES calls bullshit on that notion (excuse my French!). You don’t need anyone to ‘fix’ you or ‘complete’ you. The only thing that is able to fill the void inside you is the love of God. Well, where can we find the love of God? Love people. Love everyone. That is the love of God right there! According to the author and the course, the belief in the ‘one’ is a tool that the ego uses to separate us from God and other people.
Okay, I will stop right here! There are so many more lessons that I have learned from that book, however, for the sake of your time and mine, I cannot list them all here.
I highly recommend that you read this book, your life will not be the same after, as long as you make a conscious decision to apply the principles in this book. I plan to read ‘A COURSE IN MIRACLES’ myself and I will definitely write about it here 🙂 whatever your religion or spiritual level may be, this book will speak to you.
Cheers to more spiritual growth (raises an imaginary wine glass). I certainly plan to read more books by Marianne Williamson and I will be writing about them here on the blog!