happiness

Marianne Williamson cram session

I haven’t been feeling great this weekend so I’ve been laying low as much as possible.

I took advantage of the time and spent the weekend reading and watching Marianne Williamson. I’ve been obsessed with her (and A Course in Miracles) for a while and the more I learn the more I want to learn.

I feel like I’ve spent so much of my life in fear and all these teachings show that the only thing that is real is love. So fear is an illusion. My soul craves this, it understands it on a deep level.

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happiness

Our Deepest Fear

Our Deepest Fear
By Marianne Williamson

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’s 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’re liberated from our own fear, 
Our presence automatically liberates others.

This is taken from her book A Return to Love which is one of my all time favourite reads.

I have been working a lot with forgiveness lately. Clearly given my reaction to an incident a few days ago I still have a ways to go with forgiveness. Time helps, but I don’t believe it actually heals all wounds. I need to actively work at it, and ask God for help with it, but I’m determined to do it. That will being peace which is what true happiness is after all

As an added bonus happiness moment, we saw the new Marvel movie. Those films have become a tradition in our home that we quite look forward to.

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