A Miracle Mindset with Marianne Williamson 14/10/2014
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher. Her first book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A COURSE IN MIRACLES, is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure"
I have been fortunate enough to hear Marianne Williamson speak 3 times now, she is in London this week and I went to see her speak in Piccadilly last night through the Alternatives website, she has a talk on Wednesday too if you’re interested in hearing her. She has such presence and conviction in what she says, it’s a great experience to hear the words spoken by her even if you’ve read all her books.
Marianne’s main message is that we need to treat ourselves and others with love, not fear.
Fear is not real, it’s the ego that allows us to think this way. As children we do not have fear or ego, we only see love. Children love them selves and others freely and easily. Sadly as we grow older we’re taught by our parents and those around us about fear. The ego speaks first and loudest, so we need to be aware that we have a choice to control it.
The world today is full of self destructive behavior, loving thinking feels un natural, we are slaves to the ego, it’s a human condition that we need to work on to be enlightened. Anger, negativity, sinister thoughts are unfortunately with some of us, but we don’t want to stay there. Hopeful solutions such as meditation or yoga quiets the mind and takes our thinking deeper and able to move past the fog.
If we can all come from a place of non-judgment and forgiveness of other peoples and our own mistakes the world would be a better place.
In the world at the moment there are far more people who love than who hate. However hatred of the minority has been turned into political force. Those who hate, hate with such conviction. Conviction moves things forwards. We all need to be convicted about love..
The media shows the awful things going on in the world, it is not spiritual to turn away while your brother is bleeding, we need to take notice and send our love, if a person / stranger passed out in the room we were in we would stop what we’re doing and call for aid to help them.
Regardless of what occurs we have our journey mapped out for us, like an acorn naturally becomes a tree, our life is mapped out. If something goes an unexpected way it’s like a satellite navigation system, it may be a longer route but you will still reach where you’re supposed to be, always learning, growing and improving. Regardless of what occurs the universe is self organizing and self correcting, like the sat nav. An embryo is programmed to become an adult human, an acorn is programmed to become a tree. Nature is perfectly programmed.
When making decisions you know you have the right answer if you feel 100% at peace. If you feel something is wrong you always know it, ‘something in me knew not to do that. ‘
Marianne’s advice is to do nothing until you know.
The spirit is not hysterical & screaming, so if you are maybe it’s not the right answer!
If you have behaved without love towards others take responsibility for the problem, make a mends, acknowledge and admit the mistake. How far off course did you go? How insane at that moment? Do take responsibility and also acknowledge that you are innocent and perfect in order to heal and correct yourself.
What will you learn from the experience? What % of me was lost in that moment, how can I live going forwards so I don’t manifest that problem again? How can I be the version of myself that doesn’t react here? Be the possible you, the enlightened you. Be a better version of yourself.
Everything we do is infused with the physical energy we put on it. One of the things I learnt in NLP was you can not not communicate. You’re constantly giving out vibes even if you don’t speak. All unloving or fearful thoughts deflect a miracle, so work to rise above it and think consciously with love.
The purpose of relationships is healing. We are most likely to show our defects to the person closest to us, we can often feel terrible when something bad happens, in our minds the ego will say ‘it’s over’ and we panic and have more fearful thoughts. However if you or they can see through and know you or they have love regardless of yours our their behavior then this is true forgiveness. Forgiveness has to come from a place of love, saying you forgive but you then actually take on a role of the superior doesn’t actually heal the situation. If the other person can remain awake to how perfect the person who made the mistake is underneath it, they are not affected by the moment of non love, then you have true forgiveness.
Miracles are possible, things which have gone wrong can be made right.
One of Marianne’s key messages is ‘Those on the planet who have achieved the most have achieved a fraction of what we’re all capable of. Accept we are all capable, accept the light in you. We are arrogant to think we can’t rise up. We can claim the life we want. We can claim an alternative outcome. Don’t allow yourself to be sucked down in slow motion.’
What are you going to do?
When people attend talks from motivational speakers like Marianne they don’t go to learn anything they don’t already know, they go to remind them selves, to hear ideas in volumes, to come together and not feel separate. It was a great experience for me, I hope you enjoyed the insights I learned.