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A Return to Love Principles – Hell


Our generation never grew up. We weren’t lost or apathetic, we were terrified. We worked on the looks, the credentials, the talent, but we were paralyzed. We were stopped, not by something on the outside, but by something on the inside. We sabotaged or aborted everything – our jobs, our relationships, even our children. We controlled. We obsessed. We codepended. We overate. We drank. We hid. We attacked. The groove of sabotage ran deep and automatic. We forgot, “the light was in us.”

Although we may not realize it, most of us are violent people, maybe not physically, but emotionally. We have been brought up in a world that does not put love first, where love was absent, where we were ruled by fear. Fear is to love as darkness is to light.

When we think with love, we are co-creating with God. Fear is not our reality. It is an illusion. Our anxieties, traumas, craziness, hysterias are our illusions based on our thoughts. Our love, which is our true selves, doesn’t die. It goes underground and waits.

Thoughts are like data programmed into a computer, registered on our screen of life. If you don’t like what you see on the screen, you can’t go up to the screen and erase it. If you don’t like what you see, change your thoughts. When you go back to the fearful thinking, go back and change your thoughts to begin again.

CITE: Williamson, M. (1996). A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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