PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 4th, 2008 by Marianne Williamson in THE GIFT OF CHANGE

“Enlightenment is not a learning but an unlearning, a letting go of all the fears we’ve gathered as we’ve walked the path of life. As taught in A Course in Miracles, “miracles are everyone’s right, but purification is necessary first.” Purification is the process by which everything but love dissolves from our mind. As we drop the layers of fear and illusion that have hardened around our psyches, we are left with the love with which we were endowed at our creation.

Just as embryonic cells are programmed to develop into a baby, each of us is programmed to develop a more magnificent life. An invisible hand guides the embryo and guides you and me as well. But unlike the embryo, you and I can refuse it. God didn’t create us as babies and then just dump us here and say, “Okay, kid, now you’re on your own.” But how do we know that, if we’re not taught to listen to our hearts? How can we “go with the flow” if we don’t know such a flow exists? And so we keep going around saying “No” to life and then wondering why life seems to be saying “No” to us.”

Marianne Williamson, in “The Gift of Change”

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