I am starting my own Rebekka’s Book Club, just like Oprah’s Book Club, but mine.
Anyways! THE YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASS IS LITERALLY IN A DAY OR SO! It has been such a journey working on this course. My spiritual journey has consisted of building this class for over 4 months, getting excited about my first sign up, and the ups and downs of the goals I had set for myself. Being an entrepreneur is definitely NOT easy all the time, but it is definitely fulfilling….because what an entrepreneur is, is someone who is willing to work on themselves while they are creating a new thing in the world. If you want to grow with me, please register today! Space is limited! YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASS
I started setting a goal to read 1 book a week this summer, especially since my German class is over.
I wanted to share some great quotes I found in “A Return To Love” by Marianne Williamson. As you know, my April article for West Valley Journal was about relationships, and who doesn’t want to learn more about love with a partner?
As a woman, we have been taught to desire marriage, and hey, I’m all for it….but I think that the pressure to marry someone pushes us to marry someone we’re not truly compatible with. Sometimes people are ready for marriage but not ready to marry the right person. I have been studying marriage all my life, so reading A RETURN TO LOVE really opened my eyes. You see, I have girl friends that literally will not go on dates because they are not “ready to settle”. Girl, you ain’t going to find a man if you ain’t putting yourself out there….and also they feel like they have to find the “one” ASAP and because of this pressure, they rather not even go out of their way to date.
I think that’s pretty tragic (personal opinion, not business opinion- note, if you have not noticed, this is a blog which conveys my opinions and not my professional opinion).
I also think that people rush into marriage because of pressures from people around them, this is also out of fear versus love.
Marianne says that “relationships (not just romantic, but friendships, mentorships, etc) are assignments. They are part of a vast plan for our enlightenment, the Holy Spirit’s blueprint by which each individual soul is led to greater awareness and expanded love. Relationships are the Holy Spirit’s laboratories in which He brings together people who have the maximal opportunity for mutual growth. He appraises who can learn most from whom at any given time, and then assigns them to each other. Like a giant universal computer. He knows exactly what combination of energies, in exactly what context, would do the most to further God’s plan for salvation. No meetings are accidental. ‘Thos who are to meet will meet, because together they have the potential for a holy relationship'”
It is unfortunate how young people are taught that they are either serious or not about relationships. For example, some people can’t be friends if they are of the opposite sex. Why is that? We are all spiritual beings that are put together in certain point in our lives to learn and grow from each other. I don’t care how old you are, we cross paths not just because of one intention- for romantic relationship, that is so bogus!
Some people, out of fear, refuse to honor the integrity of another human being by simply using them for their own physical enjoyment. They do this also out of fear. So you are either driven by fear or love. Something magical happens when you choose to open yourself up to loving encounters.
My friend once told me “why is it that in our society, whoever cares less wins?” in reference to a guy she was seeing. I told her to never change. I said that some people are so hurt that they defend their hearts by not putting their emotions on the line. This is also out of fear.
“Often we think we are ‘in love’ with a person, as A Course in Miracles indicates, we’re actually anything but. The special relationship is based not on love but on guilt. The special relationship is the ego’s seductive pull away from God. It is a major form of idolatry, or temptation to think that something other than God can complete us and give us peace….It makes us think we need another person, when in fact we are complete and whole as we are…
A relationship is not meant to be the joining at the hip of two emotional invalids. The purpose of a relationship is not for two incomplete people to become one, but rather for two complete people to join together for the greater glory of God”
So whether you believe there is a God or not, I do absolutely agree that we have been fed a lie that we need someone to complete us. There is something attractive about a person when they are completely whole, people are strongly drawn to them….not because they are simply emotionally or physically attracted, but because they TOO DESIRE to be whole.
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