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

1 "A God who created the world as one perceives it as one and loves it as one. That which is love cannot withhold love. His hand is in the tiniest details, whether they're a million miles away or right at the tip of my nose. His creation is a panoply of radiant genius reaching from the smallest wildflower to the mystery of quarks."

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

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

4 "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."

5 "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."

6 "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."

7 "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."

8 "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."

9 "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."

10 "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."

11 "Still, the offer to love instead of fear remains. We can choose again, at any moment."

12 "The resurrective tendency of the universe is always at work in our personal trials and in our collective challenges. God, in His awesomeness and infinitude, has provided a solution to every problem, the moment the problem occurs. The part that any of us can play in providing that solution is etched on our hearts."

13 "The universe is holographic, which means the whole is present in every piece."

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

15 "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."

16 "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."

17 "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."

18 "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."

19 "Fear melts away when we refuse to affirm its ultimate reality. When we see beyond fear, it dissolves."

20 "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."

21 "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."

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

23 "We must all come to accept that thought forms of separation and fear – with their inevitably violent results – have no place on this planet anymore; they are too dangerous to the survival of the species."

24 "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."

25 "Every single part of reality is an aspect of the greater glory of God."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite