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.
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.
- IMAGICISE: Enchanted (cravewriting.wordpress.com)
- Remembering~ The Enchanted Forest (cryominute.wordpress.com)
- Review: Enchanted (thehouseai.wordpress.com)
- Poetry – Marianne Williamson (inhisspirit.net)
- What’s Essential to Fantasy? (danielmcinerny.com)
- Wednesday ‘On the Shelf’: The gift of fairy tales (thoroughlynourishedlife.com)
- Transform Struggle into Triumph with Marianne Williamson (prweb.com)
- Believe in Magic (enchantress099.wordpress.com)