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 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 03-05-2011

By Marianne Williamson

If I’ve learned anything — and these days I feel more aware of what I have not yet learned than of what I have — it’s that my life in any given moment is exactly what I make it. If I have a positive attitude, then there is positivity in my life; if I have a negative attitude, there is negativity in my life. If I take care of my body through proper diet and exercise, I’m more likely to be happy than if I do not. If I meditate and keep my spiritual practice constantly in mind, I’m more likely to be happy than if I do not. If I forgive, I’m more likely to be happy than if I do not. I realize not only intellectually but viscerally that the purpose of our lives is to learn to be happy, and I understand my own responsibility to do and think and say the things that make happiness more probable.

Sometimes I look at the world around me and despair, as I suppose most everyone does, at the current spate of humanity’s trials and tribulations. But I see enchantment and miracles and and love all around me too, and I know that they are God’s consistent response to the mess humanity can make of things. How tragic the suffering a wrong-minded view of the world creates, and how merciful that the universe keeps throwing us new opportunities to do things differently. I know that beyond this world is a realm of greater possibility, and the veil that separates us from there is so much thinner than we think.

Every time we see beyond the veil, we become veil-lifters for others as well. Our criticism, blame, judgment and such only thicken the veil, while forgiveness and mercy and compassion dissolve it. It really is so simple, yet sometimes so difficult. And yet it is the choice we make, every moment of every day.

The Mystical Christ – Marianne Williamson

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 03-05-2011

THE MYSTICAL CHRIST

The Biblical line “There is only one begotten Son” is interpreted by traditional Christians to mean that Jesus was the only one, but to the metaphysical among us the line means something different. It is not an exclusive but rather an inclusive statement. “There is only one begotten Son” means that there is only one of us here.

Just as Swiss psychologist Carl Jung posited the notion of the collective unconscious — mental imagery he called archetypes that we all share — the spiritual notion of the Divine (or Christ) Mind takes things one step further: if you go deep enough into your mind and deep enough into mine, there is something deeper than just shared imagery. If you go deep enough into all our minds, we share the same Mind. We share one source point, or true identity, and that is love.

For that reason alone, the Golden Rule is a good idea. For if there is only one of us here, then what we do unto others, we do unto ourselves. It may seem to take time for things to show up that way: the person we do whatever we do to may or may not be the person to slap us or hug us back, but someone will. The realization that there is only one of us here is both an illumined realization and the wisest guide to behavior. For if I realize that whatever I give I give to myself, then I’m a whole lot more careful about what I give. They say karma’s a bitch, but in fact it’s a blessing. The point is to use it well.

We are joined as brothers because we are joined, period. This is the mystical meaning of the line “one in Christ.”