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Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles
Marianne Williamson

1 "Because all minds are joined, deep peace cultivated anywhere is a blessing on people everywhere."

2 "We were created as one and we remain as one. The Golden Rule is so fundamental because what we do to others, we literally are doing to ourselves."

3 "The moment a mistake – any deviation from love – occurs, a perfect, all-knowing God has already planned a correction. All we have to do is ask that it be revealed to us."

4 "The world is a reflection of humanity's collective consciousness, and each of us has access to the collective through the auspices of our own mind."

5 "Compassion is not just emotion; it is force. It is an aspect of the infinite power of God. Humanity's next great leap in consciousness will be the realization that love is a power to be applied – no less than the power of steam, the power of electricity, or the power of the atom."

6 "There is nothing and no one outside us, so much as there are mirrors everywhere. Every person is a part of us, and we are a part of every person."

7 "'Dear God, please make me an instrument of your peace….' is one of the most famous lines of prayer. And there is good reason for that. We know it speaks to something profoundly practical and real that will, if we allow it to, overcome all the darkness and hatred in the world."

8 "Each of us has an inner room where we can visit to be cleansed of fear-based thoughts and feelings. This room, the holy of holies, is a sanctuary of spiritual light."

9 "Love is literally the power of God alive on earth. It is a transformative, alchemical, miraculous force."

10 "Today, we know there is love in our hearts, but we have only begun to scratch the surface of how we can use it to restore and transform our world. It is the task of our generation to turn love into a social force. The most significant development of the twenty-first century will be the harnessing of the social potential of love."

11 "Essentially, our greatest hope has already been realized. Heaven is here and now, in our capacity to realize our oneness."

12 "When you give love you will feel love. That is Law."

13 "As it is written in the Bible, 'What man has intended for evil, God intends for good.' Even the most horrific situations can increase within us our capacity to love."

14 "We must see with total clarity that what is not love is fear. And we must understand that every negative emotion therefore derives from fear."

15 "It's the beginning of your day. You awake and look around you, finding perhaps a joyful expectation, or perhaps an awful dread. No matter which, remember this: God loves you with an infinite love."

16 "Now, in an extraordinary moment of global transformation, we will do more than just love: We will join our love and harness our love. We will pool our resources of forgiveness and imagination and grace, and in time we will collectively experience what physicists call 'phase lock', a phenomenon in which individual oscillating rhythms – here, the beats of many, many hearts around the world – fall into a deep pattern of energetic resonance. We will form a community of consciousness – a collective love – that is humanity's next step on our evolutionary journey."

17 "I am always at choice: experience the miracles of life as they come to me or blind myself to them, with the audacity to believe that God ever, ever, ever did not know what He was doing."

18 "The human race now stands on the brink of a historic transformation, with new eyes, new ears, new minds, and new hearts emerging from the cosmic drama of human evolution. As an embryo becomes a baby, we are becoming a new, more spiritualized version of ourselves."

19 "We must make love the center of all our enterprises – collective as well as individual. When harmlessness toward life becomes a personal, social, economic, and political imperative, we will be on our way at last to the restoration and regeneration of our civilization."

20 "A life of magnitude does not just happen; it is consciously chosen. Living is an endlessly creative process in which we work on achieving the life we want through our willingness to be who we would like to be."

21 "Think of the news as humanity's prayer list. How different the world would be if everyday's newspaper reports were met with prayers for healing from its readers! And that will happen, when the modern mind realizes the power of spirit. Prayer itself will emerge from the constricting limitations of religious doctrine, to become a spontaneous call of the soul to the higher power from whence we came."

22 "The resurrection of Jesus, Buddha's enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, and the deliverance of the Israelites to the promised land are not fairy tales; they are messages from God. Their point is not what we should hope for, but rather what we should consider done, the miracles we can lean on because they were accomplished for all eternity. God has built into the structure of Creation that everything dark will turn light again."

23 "There are millions among us who understand we are one. As we create deeper peace among any of us anywhere, the reality of peace becomes more probable everywhere. We can surround the world with a field of peace so powerful that hatred and fear will dissolve in its presence….knowing the truth of our spiritual oneness and embracing it within our hearts is the ultimate answer to all the problems of the world."

24 "Our hope is born of participation in hopeful solutions, for, ultimately, the only way to feel hope is to give hope to someone else. And then we see that it is all around us. The world should feel hopeful because YOU are here. You ARE the hope, because God is in you."

25 "No matter what the circumstance, we can choose to infuse it with light."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite