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A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Marianne Williamson

1 "There is a plan for each of us, and each of us is precious. As we open our hearts more and more, we're moved in the directions in which we're supposed to go."

2 "The mind's function is to experience love. Without it, we have no wisdom. Without love, we might be active but we're hysterical."

3 "Christ….is within us every moment, in every circumstance. He is to our left and to our right, before us and behind us, above us and beneath us. He responds fully to our slightest invitation."

4 "Since there is only one mind, all of us are telepathically communicating all the time."

5 "We get in life that which we focus on. Continual focus on darkness leads us, as individuals and as a society, further into darkness. Focus on the light brings us into the light."

6 "The Spirit can see the seeds of rebirth in any pattern of decline."

7 "The perfect you isn't something you need to create, because God already created it. The perfect you is the love within you."

8 "Faith is believing that the universe is on our side, and that the universe knows what it's doing. Faith is a psychological awareness of an unfolding force for good, constantly at work in all dimensions."

9 "We must have faith in God and in ourselves. Whatever He wills, He can let us know, and whatever He wants done, He can show us how to do it. In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it."

10 "There is within us One who knows the truth."

11 "The universe is created to support us in every way. God is constantly expressing His infinite care for us."

12 "We came here to co-create with God by extending love. Life spent with any other purpose in mind is meaningless, contrary to our nature, and ultimately painful."

13 "Faith is an aspect of consciousness. We either have faith in fear or we have faith in love."

14 "Love is the intuitive knowledge of our hearts. It's a 'world beyond' that we all secretly long for. An ancient memory of this love haunts all of us all the time, and beckons us to return."

15 "The concept of a divine, or 'Christ' mind, is the idea that, at our core, we are not just identical, but actually the same being. 'There is only one begotten Son' doesn't mean that someone else was it, and we're not. It means we're all it. There's only one of us here."

16 "Scientists are now beginning to recognize a oneness that lies beyond all perceived reality. The oneness is God, and our beingness lies within it."

17 "Whenever love is added to any part of the system, there is an increase in every part."

18 "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."

19 "When fear is expressed, we recognize it as anger, abuse, disease, pain, greed, addiction, selfishness, obsession, corruption, violence, and war."

20 "God has created love as the only reality, the only power. And so it is."

21 "The spiritual journey is the relinquishment, or unlearning, of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. Love is the essential fact. It is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life."

22 "We're like the spokes on a wheel, all radiating out from the same center. If you define us according to our position on the rim, we seem separate and distinct from one another. But if you define us according to our starting point, our source – the center of the wheel – we're a shared identity."

23 "Remember, there's only one of us here: What we give to others, we give to ourselves. What we withhold from others, we withhold from ourselves."

24 "Fear…is the great betrayer of Self."

25 "Mary symbolizes the feminine within us all, who is impregnated by spirit. Her function is to say yes, I will, I receive, I will not abort this process, I accept with humility my holy function. The child born from this mystical conception is the Christ within us all."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite