“Everyone is on a spiritual journey; most people just don’t know it. Spirituality refers not to some theological dynamic outside ourselves, but to how we choose to use our minds. The spiritual path is the path of the heart; at every moment, we’re either walking the path of love and creating happiness, or swerving from it and creating suffering. Every thought we think leads deeper into love or deeper into fear. Love is sane, and fear is not.”
“The spiritual universe is the Mind of God. Miracles are the thoughts of love, extended from the Mind of God through the mind of humans and out into the world. God is Love, and as God’s children, so are we. Our purpose on earth is to think as God thinks, which means to love as God loves. When our minds are attuned to love, things unfold miraculously. Loving thought creates loving feelings, and loving feelings create loving behavior. In this way we create happiness for ourselves and for those around us.”
The above is an excerpt from an article in the March/April 2017 issue of Unity Magazine titled “The Miraculous Universe,” which was written by Marianne Williamson in her book, “Tears to Triumph.”
I’ve always believed that when we were born, we were born as the pure, unconditional, perfect love of God (by whatever name you use). If we were made in God’s image, and God is Love, then how can we be anything else? After we’re born, we start to become ‘humanized.’ Our caregivers begin to teach us what it is to be human by passing onto us all their strengths and weaknesses, all their beliefs, and everything they’ve learned from their own life experiences. And soon, we begin to forget who we really are.
I also believe that on some level within our hearts and minds, we have a slight remembrance of how it felt to be embraced in this love so pure that human words cannot even begin to describe it. Therefore, we become seekers of Truth, and on our spiritual path, we try to remember this love that we once knew so well. In order to find this love, we need to quiet ourselves, go within, and listen to that still small voice that speaks only of love, compassion, and kindness from the deepest recesses of our souls. This is how we know that we are hearing God’s voice because God only speaks the language of unconditional love.
Marianne Williams said, “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.” Willa Cather stated, “Where there is great love, there are always miracles.” And A Course in Miracles teaches, “Teach only love, for that is what you are.”
Published in the Cookeville Herald Citizen newspaper February 24, 2017.