“…you’re on this earth with a divine purpose: to rise to the level of your highest creative possibility, expressing all that you are intellectually, emotionally, psychologically, and physically in order to make the universe a more beautiful place.” – Marianne Williamson, The Law of Divine Compensation
My first confession is that I am a fan of Marianne Williamson. High on the list of books that altered me profoundly is A Woman’s Worth. I own several other of her books, and her quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is tacked up on my bulletin board. So it’s not exaggerating to say that I was excited to read this book.
First off I want to say that I am inspired by Williamson’s unabashed use of the word God. In a world where people use Spirit or Divine or Universe interchangeably, to read an author who talks about God unapologetically is empowering. That being said, this is not a religious book. Instead, like other of Williamson’s books, it helps to liberate the reader by reminding us that God is really all about love, and that we are a part of that love. In fact, she states that:
“Your immutable truth is that you are an unlimited spiritual being.”
But this is also a book about money and work. Williamson writes to help us connect these things with our spirituality. What I got from it is that it is only by remembering who we really are and aligning that with how we can best heal the world that we will begin to be abundant on the inside. When we are abundant on the inside, the outside world will mirror that abundance back to us.
“Think of your work like, therefore, not as separate from your spiritual life but as central to your spiritual life. Whatever your business, it is your ministry.”
I read a large amount of this book while I was on a train journey to and from London. While I was wandering around the city, I found myself going back to the ideas from the book over and over again. It’s one that makes you really think about how you move through your world. I have found myself “surrendering meetings”, greeting people with love, and asking for help showing up as my truest, highest, most loving self. And you know, things are shifting.
I’ve only scratched the surface of this lovely little book. If you are remotely interested in inner or outer abundance, I would recommend giving yourself the gift of some time with Marianne Williamson.
“Let it flow from you, and it will flow to you. Aways.” – Marianne Williamson
Now Reading: Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul – Deepak Chopra