Is Your Life Enchanting?

A picture by Gustave Doré of Mother Goose read...
A picture by Gustave Doré of Mother Goose reading written (literary) fairy tales (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A few days ago, I started reading an older book by Marianne Williamson called Enchanted Love, The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships.  Published in 1998, this book has been around for a while.  I was surprised to find how much I loved this book on so many levels.

Her book is ostensibly about creating better romantic relationships, but I like it just as much for its melding of spirituality, romance and graceful language.

I firmly believe that we are in a time when we need writers, coaches, artists and healers to use their special gifts to create a more enchanted world.  Marianne Williamson articulates this need for enchantment so well.

The following quote from Enchanted Love also happens to provide a nice connector between the posts I’ve just shared recently regarding quantum leaps and the ideas I’d like to share for the rest of the summer regarding our relationship to the unseen world.

 The twenty first century is upon us.  We are exiting a spiritual Dark Ages in which materialistic form and function were viewed as the primary reality of almost everything.  Love hardly survived these times, though survive it di, in a fierce and miraculous way, often ravaged and torn by the mockery and denial of a loveless world.  Magic was exiled to the margins of the mind, while true romance was diminished to the purview of fairy tales and fairy tales, of course were supposedly just for children.   .  . .

Men and women need each other, at least as much as we ever did, but for a deeper experience than mere procreation or protection.  We need to partner in consciousness now, to conceive the miraculous things of spirit.  Our most potent needs are psychological and emotional, our most potent love is forgiveness and compassion.

Our children, to survive, need this transformation in our experience of love.  In order to protect them in ages past, we needed to be able to subdue our physical environment.  Now, in order to protect our children, we must learn to pacify that same environment, to transform it from fear to love.  Our relationships, at their highest, are conduits for a quantum leap forward.

Marianne Williamson

A few questions to ponder . . .

Which of your relationships in your life right now, might be a conduit for a quantum leap in your life  this summer?

Are there any areas in your life that could use some enchantment?

I’d love to hear your stories.

15 thoughts on “Is Your Life Enchanting?”

    1. Marianne Williamson is so brilliant and articulate, it’s a pleasure to read her words and see her in person. I saw her speak in Chicago not long after the time this book was written, maybe 13 or 14 years ago. She continues to be an amazing woman whose work I try to follow! :)

  1. Once again you sold me…looks like I’m going to have move the bedroom wall out a few feet to contain the growing piles of books by the bed.

    BTW…Susie is my enchantment…I married so far up that all my friends swear I’m paying her…a lot!

    Be encouraged!

    1. There are so many good books in the world! :)
      I had a feeling that your Susie was your enchantment from everything I’ve seen you right. From what I can tell, you’re living a very enchanted life!
      And thank you again for the lovely blog about single parents. Your response in the comments to me brought a grateful tear to my eye.
      Many blessings!
      Karen

  2. Goodness, that title is what enchanted me! I’m new to your blog. I got here following stephenedwards425 list of nominees. My life right now is OVERWHELMING that I can say…but enchanting? I;m not sure I have a clear grasp of the concept…the movie ENCHANTED COMES TO MIND…and sadly my life is not that, jajajaaa…could you help me out, I’d really like to know how I can transform an overwhelming life into an ENCHANTED one!! read you soon, alexandra

    1. Hi Alexandra!
      It’s great to have you here, and joining in our conversations. I follow Stephen too — he’s great, and now I’m following you as well!
      In terms of your question. . .
      Well, my life hasn’t always felt enchanted or enchanting either. There are times when circumstances can be overwhelming for anyone.
      There a couple things that help me engage with the “enchanted” life when I’m busy or overwhelmed or annoyed with things the way they are. Even when you’re busy it’s possible to carve out some small snippets of time to do these things:
      1. Either write or look at a list of all the situations, relationships, and things in your life that ever made you truly happy. It can be as simple as having an ice cream cone when you were 10 years old or as elaborate as finishing a novel.
      2. Look for “magical” or lucky occurrences. What you look for tends to show up.
      3. Ask yourself what an enchanted version of yourself would do in this moment to reclaim your own “magic” or “mojo”?

      For me, enchantment increases when I choose to observe even difficult situations with a certain mindset. I’m going to be discussing enchantment quite a bit this summer, so hopefully you can get some other ideas from those posts too.
      Again, thanks for joining us!

      1. I’ve read several times the importance of making a list of things you are thankful for to be able to see how GOD/ destiny/ magic/karma fills your life with surprising people and events, maybe I need to do that to see THE MAGIC in my life…writing in my blog helps me see stuff by the end of the post from a different perspective or confirm my suspicions…I think I need to think in terms of ENCHANTMENT to see it in my life…thank you so much and I will certainly keep reading your post as i receive the update in my email…read you soon!!

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