— Bracha S., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Marriage, like everything else in the world, is holy or unholy depending on the purpose the mind ascribes to it. In the hands of the ego, marriage is a prison. It is exclusive. It is a place where people are constantly reminded of their failures and limited by the energies of another person. It is rife with judgment and blame.
In the hands of spirit, marriage is a liberating force. It is inclusive—preparing people to love the world more powerfully by teaching them to love one person most deeply. It is a place where people are constantly remind of the goodness within them and delivered to a sense of unlimited possibilities. It is a haven for forgiveness and love. Who you should marry, whether you marry, and whether you should stay within a marriage or leave it, is something that should be guided and directed by the spirit within you. Prayer and meditation are the keys to both discerning God's guidance and developing the strength to carry it out.
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Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer who has published several books, including New York Times best-sellers A Return to Love and Everyday Grace. A popular guest on numerous television programs such as The Oprah Winfrey Show and ABC's Good Morning America, Marianne has lectured professionally since 1983. For more information, visit her official website.
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