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

1 "The world is healed one loving thought at a time. Mother Theresa said that there are no great deeds – just small deeds done with great love."

2 "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."

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

4 "The love in one of us is the love in all of us. There's actually no place where God stops and you start, and no place where you stop and I start. Love is energy, an infinite continuum."

5 "There is a line in a song from the play 'Les Miserables' that says, 'To love another person is to see the face of God.' The 'face of Christ' is the innocence and love behind the masks we all wear, and seeing that face, touching it and loving it in ourselves and others, is the experience of God. It is our divine humanness. It is the high we all seek."

6 "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."

7 "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."

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

9 "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."

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

11 "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."

12 "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."

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

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 "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."

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

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

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

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

20 "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."

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

22 "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."

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

24 "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."

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite