Friday’s Quotes | M. Williamson

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~ By Marianne Williamson ~

Freedom

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.

 

Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released.
Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface.

 

In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.

Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. To date, Project Angel Food has served over 10 million meals.  And she serves on the Advisory Board of the RESULTS organization, working to end the worst ravages of hunger and poverty throughout the world. Marianne also co-founded the Peace Alliance.

Click here for more information regarding Marianne Williamson.

 

 

Bonds of Self

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Serenity exists between acceptance and willingness. Acceptance allows us to find peace in the world, and willingness allows us to be released from the bonds of self.

Acceptance does not mean we are in agreement, it does not mean that it gives permission or that we acquiesce. It is a completely different experience to truly find what is in the present moment.

Almost without fail, when we lean into that which is difficult with the mindset of  “I am willing to be willing” to accept we almost immediately will we be given direction, or find an intuitive solution as to the action or lack of action we must take next.

Samantha

Who & What to Trust

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Wisdom will always be loving, it will never be cruel, and it will always be in consideration of all living beings. That is how you know who and what to trust.

Samantha

Fear; Past or Future

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When we are afraid, the fear is only connected to either one of two things, the past or the future. More specifically if I’m afraid it’s because I’ve already had the experience and I don’t want to experience it again. Or, it’s because I’ve never had the experience but it just doesn’t sound very appealing. Either way, in order to decrease fear I have to make a new relationship with it, so I begin looking at the past experience. I see that I don’t want to do it again-I didn’t like the experience but in all reality, I survived. I then start looking for the fear of the future or the fear of the unknown. Realistically and objectively, I just don’t have enough evidence to judge it as good or bad or terrible or tragic. In reality, it could be the best thing that ever happened to me! That’s not to say that I welcome it. That’s not to say that I want this tragedy bestowed upon me, however, realistically, ask yourself how many times have you heard someone tell a story of a tragic situation that ended up being the best thing that ever happened to them? It happens ALL the time! One episode of Oprah will tell you that!

Samantha

Chocolate vs Vanilla

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Whatever you tend to will grow.  Tending is a form of attention. If my thoughts are the seeds, what seeds am I sowing?  Which Garden am I spending time in? The shit garden or the peace garden?

If someone doesn’t like you it says more about them than it does about you. If someone likes you it says more about them than it does about you.

Getting our feelings hurt because someone doesn’t like us is like vanilla getting its feelings hurt because someone chose chocolate.

 

Unity Holistic Life Coaching & Counseling Policies

Hello and Welcome to Unity Holistic Life Coaching and Counseling!

I am so honored and grateful to be able to do this work with you. Let me first commend you for the powerful and courageous step you just took. Doing this kind of work is not easy – it requires a great deal of commitment, some discipline, and a little pain.

This welcome letter is also sent to you to explain and clarify the expectations and explanations of how this therapeutic relationship will best work.

Sessions:

Depending on your payment plan, sessions are usually either 50 minutes or 25 minutes. If you have requested a session and a half they are approximately 80 minutes.

Preparation:

Every session you will be asked to be prepared with a notebook and something to write with. You will be asked to have your phone set up in a hands-free position (if we are doing remote phone sessions), this is to allow a few minutes at the beginning of every session for a brief meditation and re-centering process.

Payments:

Payments are to be made BEFORE the sessions either via Venmo, or in person (check or cash). Please be prepared for this. The fee per session is; Individual $220.00 – Couples $275.00 – Family and Intervention $300.00. Please contact us for fees regarding Motivational Speaking and/or Corporate Workshops.

Payment plans:

Payment plans are available. Either business administrator Debra or I will be in contact with you- should you require a payment plan. (If you are uncomfortable with someone other than myself contacting you please let me know).

Cancellations:
Cancellations are not charged IF given with a 24 hours advance notice. If you need to cancel or reschedule in less than 24 hours notice there will be a fee of the ENTIRE session rate. I realize that life is unpredictable, and it is very important for our relationship that we both understand situations may arise for either of us that cannot be avoided. I am very flexible, reasonable and understanding, so please, let’s just have a conversation and we’ll see what we can work out.

I ask that you never let the lack of funds get in the way of your treatment. This treatment is intense and so brief that you will not require months and months of this type of counseling. You will see a difference after the first session. Because of this, I ask that you be committed to the process and realize that this service can be costly. Please be honest with yourself and with me as to what kind of commitment to this process you are able to make at this time.

Thank you! We look forward to working with you!

Samantha