A Return To Love – Reflections on the principles of a course in miracles

By Alessandro Carosi

This is a book I’m reading at the moment,sometime I get to the point to read even more then 5-6 books at the time,having this blog I thought could be a good idea to share to whoever might come across what I like to read nowadays ,I’m interested in Spirituality but I believe that any kind of read could be good for our personal grown ,we  shouldn’t stick with only one genre but collect as many info as possible so to widely open our mind,obviously the topic we like more is what we might tend to study in deep but always keep your options open to other kind of subjects

 

This book is based on Williamson’s discovery of A Course in Miracles , a self-help guide whose provenance she doesn’t explain. Age 26 at the time and feeling lost and desperate after indulging in the excesses of the 1960s, the Jewish author had no real hope for inspiration from the course because of its Christian terminology. But, she writes in this guide to the guide, the program works “miracles” for herself and for others who adopt its principles. Her extrapolations may appeal to readers in need of spiritual sustenance, but one questions Williamson’s advice to the gravely ill. When she encourages them, for example, to “write a letter to AIDS or cancer or whatever illness they might have, and tell it everything they feel”–even to fabricate “replies” from the disease–readers are likely to consider that a serious situation is trivialized. Williamson is founder and president of the Los Angeles and Manhattan Center for Living, a support service. BOMC alternate; author tour.

“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

That’s what people says on internet :

”Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace.

Williamson reveals how we each can become a miracle worker by accepting God and by the expression of love in our daily lives. Whether psychic pain is in the area of relationships, career, or health, she shows us how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practicing love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children”

”A classic text of the spiritual renaissance about our need to replace fear with love

During the 1960s, Helen Schucman, a professor of psychology at Columbia University, was told by an inner voice to transcribe a three-volume work called A Course in Miracles. Before long study groups had formed all over the country to interpret this program of spiritual psychotherapy. This book is one teacher’s interpretation of this document.

Marianne Williamson proclaims how the principles of Hell, God, You, Surrender, and Miracles form a spiritual practice with ramifications that give meaning to relationships, work, body, and Heaven. At the outset, she notes: “Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment, or unlearning, of fear and the acceptance of love back in our hearts.” We can become miracle workers, according to Williamson, once we let our lives be unspooled in love. Living the good life has nothing to do with accumulating possessions or status or power. It has to do with serving others, expanding the fund of love in the universe.

Williamson believes that the positive messages of A Course in Miracles have special appeal to the Baby Boom generation which has expended far too much energy on fear, addiction, selfishness, and greed. A Return To Love, which was an almost instant bestseller when it was originally released and rose to the #1 slot on the New York Times list, is a landmark book in the spiritual renaissance of the 1990s and new millennium. It clearly has struck a chord by pointing the way to a spiritual path for a wayward prodigal generation ” by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

”Marianne Williamson displays in her writing the power and with that she displays as a speaker. Her honest accounts of different periods in her life will motivate readers for a long time to come. A Return To Love makes for very powerful reading” by Louise L. Hay ,author of You Can Heal Your Life and The Power Within You.

”Marianne Williamson’s book is a classic. She reveals,with elegant simplicity,that love is not a mere sentiment or emotion,but the ultimate truth at the heart of creation” by Deepak Chopra,author of The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success and Creating Health

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