And I have, on some occasions, been able to become friends with the very people who helped me start walking my current path.
One of those people is Marianne Williamson. She is, indeed, a dear friend. She has helped save my relationship with Jenna, she has been there for me in times when I am down – and she, every day, inspires me, helps to broaden my view on the world and understand how to ask better questions.
When Marianne told me she had a new book coming out, I was excited – because anything that she does is amazing.
Her new book is called The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money and Miracles and it is a MUST read. If you are having a hard time finding your purpose, making ends meet or experiencing any kind of lack in your life, please do yourself a huge favor and get a copy of this book ASAP!
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I was able to sit down with Marianne and ask her some questions I’ve been dying to ask her about her new book. Here is what we chatted about – enjoy!
Mastin: What is The Law of Divine Compensation?
Marianne: As an expression of divine perfection, the Uni-verse is both self-organizing and self-correcting. To whatever extent our mind is aligned with love, we receive divine compensation for any lack in our material existence. This is not just a theory; it is a fact. I call it the Law of Divine Compensation. Whenever our good is obscured by the appearances of a non-loving world, the Uni-verse is programmed to lift us out of that condition and return us to an abundant state. From spiritual substance comes material manifestation.
Mastin: Does someone have to believe in “The Divine,” be religious or spiritual to benefit from The Law of Divine Compensation?
Marianne: Living the life of the divine is not about belief; it’s about experience. Love works miracles, whether we believe they do or not. You might say, “I don’t believe in the law of gravity,” but if you let go of something you’re holding in your hand, it will fall.
Mastin: Can The Law of Divine Compensation help get the world out of recession? If so, how?
Marianne: Hugely. According to A Course in Miracles, “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.” Right now, we order our civilization according to economic rather than humanitarian values; money rather than love is our accepted bottom line. When we reverse that, the economic structures of the world will realign themselves with the natural order. Anything separated from the natural, i.e. loving order of things, is doomed for chaos, whether it’s our personal finances or the finances of the world.
Mastin: If someone is experiencing lack in their life, is that because they are thinking “poor” thoughts?
Marianne: Not necessarily. Sometimes it was someone else’s deviation from love that caused the lack. Starving children in Africa aren’t starving because they lack love; they’re starving because we do. 17,000 children starve each day. When love rules our decision-making – when we put that issue above all others, where it belongs – that situation will change more quickly than most people think.
Mastin: What is the difference between The Law of Divine Compensation and The Law of Attraction or The Secret?
Marianne: The Law of Attraction says that if you use your mind a certain way, then material results will follow. It’s a mental law, not a spiritual one. With your mind you can affect things, certainly. But when your mind is used to enforce your own will rather than to simply love, then you’re doing what in A Course in Miracles is called magic. Magic is where I tell the Uni-verse what I want it to do for me; a miracle is where I ask the Uni-verse what it wants from me.
The Law of Attraction has been great for many people who didn’t realize the power of thought. But that’s only the beginning point of a truly empowered life. Your mental power cannot make a flower blossom, or soothe a baby’s cry. Only love can do that.
The Law of Divine Compensation is about working with the Uni-verse to create a more beautiful world, surrendering your talents and intelligence to be used in the process. When you’re aligned with love, love uses you. The point is not to control your mind, but to discipline your mind – and the word discipline comes from the same root as the word disciple. We need to discipline our minds to love more. In the realm of work, if we want miracles then there are some interesting questions to ask yourself: Are you withholding love from employees, employers, clients and colleagues? Are you using your work to compete rather than collaborate with others? Do you see a career as something to do just so you can make money, or as a calling given you by divine assignment so you can channel more love into the world?
Mastin: Can The Law of Divine Compensation help you pay your bills?
Marianne: You bet. The embryo is programmed to become a baby; the bud is programmed to become a blossom; the acorn is programmed to become an oak tree. Every aspect of your life is similarly programmed for perfection. The difference between us and the embryo and acorn and that unlike them, we can say, “No.”
With every loving thought, we say, “Yes” to our divine programming. With every unloving thought, we say, “No” and we deflect the miracle. We carry within us the programming that will lift us to our highest creative possibility, and within that place your bills are more than paid. The Uni-verse knows how to take care of itself. A Uni-verse that knows how to create bodies and flowers can figure out how to get you a job.
Mastin: Do you have to earn or prove your way into benefitting from The Law of Divine Compensation? Is there a karmic debt you have to pay first?
Marianne: God no!
Mastin: Are rich people practicing The Law of Divine Compensation?
Marianne: Some are; some aren’t.
Mastin: If someone never read your book, and only read this Q&A – what would you want them to know?
Marianne: That I’m grateful they’re giving me this opportunity to explain my work. Thank you, Mastin.
Mastin: What do you know for sure?
Marianne: That love is.
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