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Marianne Williamson - Author

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Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher. Her latest book, The Age of Miracles hit #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Among her other 9 published books, four of them -- including A Return to Love - were #1 New York Times Bestsellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning 'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure' - often misattributed to Nelson Mandela's Inaugural address - is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers. Marianne's other books include Everyday Grace, A Woman's Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, The Gift of Change and Emma and Mommy Talk to God. Marianne does a daily podcast on Oprah.com called MiracleThought. She also hosts a weekly radio show on Oprah and Friends. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily. Marianne also co-founded The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation to establish a US Department of Peace. In December 2006, a Newsweek magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. According to Time magazine, 'Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity.'

Featured books by Marianne Williamson

Other books by Marianne Williamson

Tears to Triumph Spiritual Healing for the Modern Plagues of Anxiety and Depression

Tears to Triumph Spiritual Healing for the Modern Plagues of Anxiety and Depression

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

The internationally recognized teacher, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love argues that our desire to avoid pain is actually detrimental to our lives, disconnecting us from our deepest emotions and preventing true healing and spiritual transcendence. Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author, world-renowned teacher, and one of the most important spiritual voices of our time. In Tears to Triumph, she argues that we-as a culture and as individuals-have learned to avoid facing pain. By doing so, we are neglecting the spiritual work of healing. Instead of allowing ourselves to embrace our hurt, we numb it, medicate it, dismiss it, or otherwise divert our attention so that we never have to face it. In refusing to acknowledge our suffering, we actually prolong it and deny ourselves the opportunity for profound wisdom-ultimately limiting our personal growth and opportunity for enlightenment. Frozen by denial, we are left standing in the breech. Whole industries profit from this immobility, and while they have grown rich, we have become spiritually poorer. As Marianne makes clear, true healing and transcendence can only come when we finally face our pain and wrestle with what it has to teach us. Written with warm compassion and profound wisdom, Tears to Triumph offers us a powerful way forward through the pain, to a deeper awareness of our feelings, our lives, and our true selves.

Du bist starker als dein Schmerz

Du bist starker als dein Schmerz

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2017

Ein gutes Leben zu haben bedeutet nicht, niemals schwierige Zeiten zu erleben. Es bedeutet, zu lernen, wie wir starker und gefestigter daraus hervorgehen. Dafur brauchen wir "e;emotionale Muskeln"e;, die uns befahigen, uns mit Kraft aus der Krise zu erheben. In ihrem neuen Bestseller zeigt Marianne Williamson, wie wir Leiden in personliches Wachstum verwandeln, gleich, ob es sich um Krankheit, Depression oder einen personlichen Verlust handelt. Statt unseren Schmerz zu betauben oder ihn zu verdrangen, wie wir es allzu oft tun, konnen wir seiner Botschaft lauschen und ihn als Ruf wahrnehmen, etwas in unserem Leben zu verandern, um glucklicher und weiser zu leben. Dann sind wahrhaft Wunder moglich.

A Year of Miracles Daily Devotions and Reflections

A Year of Miracles Daily Devotions and Reflections

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2016

In A Year of Miracles, Marianne Williamson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the classic A Return to Love and world-renowned teacher, offers a daily devotional that helps us develop a positive, loving mindset and encourages us to live our best selves to bring miracles into our lives. Williamson has taught millions around the world the simple yet profound lesson that has helped them tap into the divine within themselves and lead a happier, more fulfilled existence: How we think determines how we live. If you change your thoughts, you can change your reality. If you strive to put your best self forward, the universe responds, actively helping you, creating miracles that allow you to flourish. A Year of Miracles is her collection of 365 spiritual readings, including prayers, meditations, declarations, and affirmations-one for each day of the year-that offer guidance, support, and enlightenment to focus your thinking. With this thoughtful meditative devotional, you can stay mindful, hopeful, and centered every day, producing miracles in your life. Combining wisdom drawn from her bestselling books as well as fresh insight, A Year of Miracles helps enhance your spiritual journey and opens your eyes to see God acting through the universe to provide all that you need.

The Law of Divine Compensation On Work, Money, and Miracles

The Law of Divine Compensation On Work, Money, and Miracles

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2014

Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author (Return to Love, Healing the Soul of America), a world-renowned teacher, and one of the most important inspirational thinkers of our time. In The Law of Divine Compensation, she reveals the spiritual principles that help us overcome financial stress and unleash the divine power of abundance. A guru to anyone interested in spirituality, Williamson's words ring with power and truth as she assures us that, with faith in God's promise of prosperity for all, we need never fear the future.

Illuminata

Illuminata

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/06/2014

Prayer is practical, Marianne Williamson tells us, and Illuminata brings prayers into our daily lives, with prayers on topics from releasing anger to finding forgiveness, from finding great love to achieving intimacy. There are prayers for couples, for parents and for children, prayers to mend broken relationships and prayers to overcome obsessive and compulsive love. There are prayers to heal the soul, prayers to heal the body and prayers for work and creativity. Another section includes rites of passage, ceremonies of light for the important events in our lives: blessings of the newborn, coming of age, marriage and death. 'Read my prayers or someone elses's' Marianne Williamson says. 'By all means create your own.' Illuminata is a way to bring prayer into practical use, creating a sweeter, more abundant life for yourself and the people you care about. 'No conventional therapy' she says, 'can release us from a deep and abiding psychic pain. Through prayer we find what we cannot find elsewhere: a peace this is not of this world.'

Enchanted Love

Enchanted Love

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2014

'Marianne Williamson reveals, with elegant simplicity, that love is not a mere sentiment of emotion, but the ultimate truth at the heart of creation' Deepak Chopra For millians of Westerners, the quest for material gain has led to increasing frustration and unhappiness. Now, says spiritual philosopher Marianne Williamson, our hunger for worldly gain has been transformed, for many of us, into hunger for spiritual renewal. What we deeply long for most is the experience of paradise. In this inspiring new work, Williamson explores different aspects of the power of that vision - the possibility of the highest love made manifest on Earth - in a series of reflective essays accompanied by prayers and meditations. Topics include the power of faith, innocence, being seen, forgiveness, blamelessness, healing, surrender, serenity, beauty and unity. For people seeking to enhance their lives, Williamson's insights lay the groundwork for spiritual evolution and fulfillment. Her practical advice will guide readers towards a place where passion, creativity and freedom - most important, the freedom to express and infinite love - are recognised not only as the soul's most potent desire, but also as the ultimate destiny of the human race.

The Law of Divine Compensation On Work, Money, and Miracles

The Law of Divine Compensation On Work, Money, and Miracles

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2012

Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author (Return to Love, Healing the Soul of America), a world-renowned teacher, and one of the most important inspirational thinkers of our time. In The Law of Divine Compensation, she reveals the spiritual principles that help us overcome financial stress and unleash the divine power of abundance. A guru to anyone interested in spirituality, Williamson's words ring with power and truth as she assures us that, with faith in God's promise of prosperity for all, we need never fear the future.

Law of Divine Compensation

Law of Divine Compensation

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2012

Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author (Return to Love, Healing the Soul of America), a world-renowned teacher, and one of the most important New Age thinkers of our time. In The Law of Divine Compensation, she reveals the spiritual principles that help us overcome financial stress and unleash the divine power of abundance. A guru to anyone interested in New Age spirituality, Williamsons words ring with power and truth as she assures us that, with faith in Gods promise of prosperity for all, we need never fear the future.

A Course in Weight Loss 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever

A Course in Weight Loss 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/12/2010

For so many people, whether your addiction is to a substance or merely to a certain way of thinking or acting, a profound humbling occurs when you realise that your problem is bigger than you are. The terror of realising, even dimly, that you have no control over a self-destructive pattern of behaviour - that as much as you would want to, you simply cannot stop - can mark a crucial turning point in your life. At that point, you go in one of two directions: either way, way down, or way, way up... This CD is for you if you know in your heart that you are an addict, and that you are powerless before your addictive behaviour. As the title promises, Marianne Williamson looks at weight loss from a spiritual perspective, bringing you 30 lessons that can be done separately or in conjunction with any other serious spiritual path. These 30 lessons are completely separate from anything related to diet or exercise - they will retrain your consciousness in the area of weight in order to break the cycle of over-eating, dieting, and shame that rules so many lives. Finally, Marianne has brought you what you've been waiting for: help to heal your addiction once and for all!

Lebensmitte - Zeit fur Wunder

Lebensmitte - Zeit fur Wunder

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2010

Marianne Williamson versteht die Lebensmitte als eine Phase, in der man sich mit sich selbst versohnen, das Dasein schatzen und mehr auf die eigenen Bedurfnisse horen sollte. Die bekannte Lebenslehrerin wei aus eigener Erfahrung und den Erlebnissen in ihrer taglichen Arbeit, welche Prinzipien dafur wichtig sind. Sie zeigt Wege auf, endlich das zu tun, was man schon immer tun wollte. Lebensmitte - Zeit fr Wunder von Marianne Willamson: bewusster leben mit den eBooks von Droemer Knaur*!

Everyday Grace Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness And Making Miracles

Everyday Grace Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness And Making Miracles

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2010

In this comforting,inspirational companion to the No.1 New York Times bestseller, A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson returns to her spiritual roots, writing on the art of nurturing a thriving soul in a harsh world. What do your spiritual convictions have to do with traffic jams, job anxiety, reading the newspaper, or arguing with your spouse? Everything, according to Marianne Williamson. It is the way we live in our everyday world that determines the shape of who we are. So Buddhist or Muslim, Christian or Jew, it is the moment when your child fails an exam, when your best friend lands your dream job, or your business instinct tells you to watch your back, that tests and builds our living faith. With an attitude of hope, a call to forgive, a celebration of miracles, and the promise of strength and grace, Williamson helps us find our sacred footing on ordinary ground. No matter where we are or what we're doing, no matter what difficulties we face, there is always an opportunity to be happy, to connect with the spiritual - and to open our hearts and our minds. In the book of hours, Marianne Williamson teaches us to ride the currents of life and to seek out the sacred that will bring forth a sea change of the soul.

Enchanted Love

Enchanted Love

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2008

Three of Marianne Williamson's previous bestsellers -- A Return to Love, A Woman's Worth, and Illuminata -- explored the issue of relationships. Now, in this deeply personal collection of essays, prayers, and self-reflection, she turns to romantic love.Enchanted Love envisions a way of being in love with another person and at peace and at one with God and with ourselves. It envisions a reinvention of romantic love as our newest spiritual frontier. In Illuminata Williamson wrote that "e;we experience God to the extent to which we love, forgive, and focus on the good in others and ourselves."e; Now, in Enchanted Love, she writes that "e;enchanted partnership begins with the conscious understanding, on the part of two people, that the purpose of their relationship is not so much material as spiritual, and the internal skills demanded by it are prodigious."e; High romance, she says, "e;is not about past or future. It is not about practicality. It is not about society or worldly routines. It is an audacious ride to the center of what is, at the heart of every person. It is a bold and masterful inquiry into what two people really are and how we might become, while still on earth, the angels who reside within us."e;Filled with parables and references to classic myths and legends of love, Enchanted Love also contains some of Williamson's beautiful signature prayers to help listeners -- single or coupled -- meditate and awaken to the possibilities of romantic enchantment within themselves and with their partners. We can only experience what we are willing to acknowledge, Williamson writes, as she guides us on a sacred journey from our disenchanted worlds to a paradise on earth, where we and our loved ones can give and receive enchanted love.

Healing of America

Healing of America

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2008

"e;In a nation of 260 million our healing is actually extremely personal. We must each mature into a deeper understanding of our lives and why we're living them, for such understanding is the womb out of which will come new life for American culture."e;With the publication of The Healing of America, Marianne Williamson becomes a powerful voice for social conscience in American society. While citing the virtual abandonment of social justice as a dominant political theme since the 1960's, Williamson notes historian Arthur Schlesinger's contention that Americans express renewed political interest every thirty years. This is a time, according to Williamson, for Americans to once again return to first principles -- political and spiritual. In this landmark work, Williamson draws plans for the transformation of American political consciousness and the re-emergence of powerful citizen involvement in a genuine healing of American society.According to Williamson, we need a new paradigm of political understanding, a moral commitment to express it, and a new kind of activism to bring it forth. The Healing of America is a blueprint for all three.

The Age Of Miracles Embracing The New Midlife

The Age Of Miracles Embracing The New Midlife

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2008

As seen on OWN's Super Soul Sunday! The need for change as we get older-an emotional pressure for one phase of our lives to transition into another-is a human phenomenon, neither male nor female. There simply comes a time in our lives-not fundamentally different from the way puberty separates childhood from adulthood-when it's time for one part of ourselves to die and for something new to be born. The purpose of this book by best-selling author and lecturer Marianne Williamson is to psychologically and spiritually reframe this transition so that it leads to a wonderful sense of joy and awakening. In our ability to rethink our lives lies our greatest power to change them. What we have called middle age need not be seen as a turning point toward death. It can be viewed as a magical turning point toward life as we've never known it, if we allow ourselves the power of an independent imagination, utilizing thought-forms that don't simply flow in a perfunctory manner from ancient assumptions handed down to us, but rather flower into new archetypal images of a humanity just getting started at 45 or 50. What we've learned by that time, from both our failures as well as our successes, tends to have humbled us into purity. When we were young, we had energy but were clueless about what to do with it. Today, we have less energy, perhaps, but we have far more understanding of what each breath of life is for. And now at last, we have a destiny to fulfill-not a destiny of a life that's simply over, but rather a destiny of a life that is finally truly lived. Midlife is not a crisis; it's a time of rebirth. It's not a time to accept your death; it's a time to accept your life-and to finally, truly live it, as you and you alone know deep in your heart it was meant to be lived.

Return to Love

Return to Love

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2005

Back by popular demand -- and newly updated by the author -- the mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace.Williamson reveals how we each can become a miracle worker by accepting God and by the expression of love in our daily lives. Whether psychic pain is in the area of relationships, career, or health, she shows us how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practicing love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children.

The Gift of Change Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life

The Gift of Change Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2005

Marianne Williamson, author of the phenomenal million-copy bestseller A Return to Love, has written an honest and uplifting book, offering seven practical principles for guiding us through life's major changes. Marianne Williamson delves deeply into the rule of change and transition in our lives in this inspirational book, reflecting on the paradoxes that inevitably pervade our experience as she helps us find our way. Williamson examines the paradox of what we gather on the path of life, as our most difficult times sometimes bring about the most wisdom. She then investigates our inherent resistance to change and our recklessness around it. Finally, she focuses at length on the paradox of existence - being firmly rooted yet flexible in our lives. Providing seven practical principles to support us through the transitions and changes we experience in life, Williamson ensures that whatever change you are facing - whether it's a relationship ending, the loss of a loved one or embarking on a new career path - you can learn to stop resisting the change itself and move into the future gracefully. The Gift of Change also examines the roles of openness and letting go, grieving and forgiveness, and love and fear. Marianne Williamson delivers hope and healing as she brings us to a place where we can truly live in the freedom of love.

Gift of Change

Gift of Change

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2004

Bestselling author of Return to Love and Law of Divine Compensation, Marianne Williamson shows people how to live without fear or worry in The Gift of Change. The time in which we now live is more difficult and stressful than people are willing to admit. We live with an abiding sense of collective anxiety. Williamson shows how we are paralyzed in our current state of fear and anger because we are not facing and dealing with the true causes of our anxieties and fears. Williamson reveals that fear and worry do not need to be the only tools in our tool box for dealing with problems in the world. As we learn to trust God and the love that surrounds us and guides us, we will see that what causes us pain is an opportunity for growth, healing, and miracles that can transform us and our world. Williamson delivers hope and healing as she illuminates ten basic changes that each of us can make as we learn to view the world through the eyes of love instead of fear.

A Return to Love Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles

A Return to Love Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/1996

Beautiful new cover design for this internationally acclaimed book that has sold over one million copies worldwide. Marianne Williamson shares her insights into how the practical application of love every day can provide an answer to the problems that confront us, whether these are in our relationships, our careers or our health. A Return to Love is based on the author's experiences as a teacher and lecturer on the self-study guide A Course in Miracles. She explains how applying the principles of love to all difficulties can aid in healing and bring about a personal transformation of the reader. In this practical guide, she reveals how you can bring universal spiritual principles into your everyday life by accepting God and expressing love. Whether your `pain' is in the area of relationships, career, health or emotions, this book shows you how love is the key to inner peace, and how by practising love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children. With practical exercises to encourage you on your own spiritual journey, this is an inspiring guide to how to live a more whole. fulfilling and spiritual life.

A Woman's Worth

A Woman's Worth

Author: Marianne Williamson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/1994

Drawing on Marianne Williamson's own experiences and reflections, as well as her interactions with many women across the USA and Europe, this book gives her very personal view of the feminine spirit. She explores the many facets of contemporary womanhood - family, work, sex, love, power - and investigates the distinctive pattern of women's spiritual and emotional life. She also examines the enduring power of female archetypes, from women healers to women who run with wolves. The book is full of insight, support and advice on how to create inner strength and so live fully in the modern world. Marianne Williamson is the author of A Return to Love .

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