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The Real You

Seeing beyond appearances.
Marianne Williamson
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Oct 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM

You have a physical set of eyes and a spiritual set of eyes. With your physical eyes you see the material world, but there is more to life than the material world.

With your spiritual eyes, you see beyond appearances. You see into the realm of divine possibility, and by seeing a new possibility, you invoke it. Instead of allowing appearances to determine what you think is real, you can decide what you think is real; by doing so, you can cause a change in what you see.

Once you see who you really are, you will permit the real you to come forth.

This is neither theory nor theology. It’s neither symbol nor metaphor nor hopeful fantasy. This lesson will be as real in your experience as you choose it to be, and to the extent that it is real for you, its effects will be real in your life.

The real you is neither fat nor skinny. The real you is not a body at all, but rather a spirit . . . an energy . . . an idea in the Mind of God. The real you is a being of light, and therefore has no material density. As you align more and more with the truth of your being, this higher reality will permeate all aspects of your life. The more you identify with the light of your being, the lighter you will feel. You will materialize a lighter body when you have a more light-filled mind.

Fear literally weighs you down, but love en-lightens you.

Remember: your beauty already exists, and the more you claim it as already existing, the more quickly it will materialize. You have explored the zone of a heavier existence; now explore the zone of a lighter one. Think of yourself as the most gorgeous god or goddess, thin and radiant. Get to know this aspect of yourself. Relate to your true self where your true self resides: in the inner temple of your heart. And inevitably your true self will come forth. Your body today is a product of yesterday’s thinking; as your thoughts change today, your body will be different tomorrow.

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Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A Return to Love is considered a Continue reading