So excited about my new books.
I don't know what clicked for me this year, but I've already read more books in 2016 then I have any other year.
I dunno, maybe it was my mental breakdown during Phoebe's accident at Christmas time that spurred it all. That was such a hard experience for me to wrap my mind around, enough so that I saw the need to r e a l l y immerse in personal development in a way never done before.
Or maybe I just caught the vision of audible; cuz DANG that thing makes it super easy to fly thru books!
Whatever caused the shift, I'm grateful. Cuz I've been on a HIGH with everything I've been reading.
One of the books I listed to this year was Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein. I really loved that book and seeing how her life transformed as she read and studied a book called 'A Course In Miracles'. Gabrielle talked a lot about Marianne Williamson as well. You may know Marianne from her famous quote....
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; its in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
How I love that quote. It connects for me in a deep way. I have played small for years. And even being on this journey I caught myself self-sabotaging a lot last year. Cuz heaven forbid I'm TOO successful or TOO happy and make others uncomfortable. Dare I say I was fearful of abandoning the depression and all those I connected to in sadness? Such a silly belief. I'm letting it all go though. I'm letting my light shine and I know that's OK.
I loved The Spirit Junkie, so I'm assuming I will love these two books too. I do most everything thru audible but I figured these would be good ones to actually read thru.
Has anyone read either one?
Any of Marianne Williamson's books? Or A Course In Miracles?
I'm super excited to dive in!