A course in love: powerful teachings on love, sex, and by Joan M. Gattuso

By Joan M. Gattuso

Gattuso examines relationships in the course of the lens of A direction in Miracles, bringing its common non secular message to a brand new viewers via educating checklist eners the way to allure and create fit, love-filled partnerships via rules of affection and forgiveness. greater than delivering only a new state of mind, she supplies readers instruments to take this marvelous wisdom and use it to rework their lives. Simultaneous hardcover unencumber from Harper San Francisco. 2 cassettes.

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Five hundred years ago the fact that most people agreed that the earth was flat did not make it flat. Just because millions of people agree that they and others are no more than bodies does not make it real. Pain, suffering, sickness, war, and greed are not the real world, but they are all “gifts” of the distorted world created by the ego. As we recognize the spirit within us, we begin the process of identifying more and more fully with our true selves. Mastery is knowing who you are. It is a sense of ease and confidence with yourself and all of life.

I don’t love myself when I deliver a presentation poorly. I don’t love myself when I flirt with women [all the women in the group giggle]. I don’t love myself when I dress lousy. I don’t love myself when I look tacky. I don’t love myself when I have awful taste and no color sense. ” 43 A Course in Love Now there James stood perfectly coordinated, impeccably groomed and dressed, and all of a sudden he began to shout, “I get it, I get it! ” James concluded, “What really ticked me off about Tom was that he obviously felt just fine about himself no matter how he was dressed or carried himself.

The result has been the creation of a lot of very angry people. Do without for 20 Relationships: Holy or Hell? someone else’s supposed good, be it your partner’s, your children’s, or your nation’s, and then honestly evaluate how you feel. You feel put upon, deprived of your worth, angry, and then guilty for having those feelings. Sacrifice produces guilt in us as surely as love produces peace. Sacrifice will get you nowhere. There is always a way out of conflict and disagreement in your relationship, but sacrifice, yours or the other person’s, surely isn’t it.

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