A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever

A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever

by Marianne Williamson


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The New York Times bestseller, now with a new Introduction by the author!

"If your 'weighty thinking' does not change, then even if you lose weight you'll retain an overwhelming subconscious urge to gain it back. It's less important how quickly you lose weight, and more important how holistically you lose weight; you want your mind, your emotions, and your body to all 'lose weight.' 
Weight that disappears from your body but not from your soul is simply recycling outward for a whilebut is almost certain to return. It's self-defeating, therefore, to struggle to drop excess weight unlessyou are also willing to drop the thought-forms that initially produced it and now hold it in place." - Marianne Williamson

What is the connection between spirituality and weight loss? Best-selling author Marianne Williamson is about to answer that question for you in her groundbreaking book, bringing you 21 spiritual lessons to help you surrender your weight forever. These lessons form a holistic paradigm for weight loss, addressing the spiritual, emotional, and psychological elements involved in what Williamson refers to as "conscious weight loss." If you are a food addict, a compulsive eater, or someone who for any reason sees food as the enemy, this book is for you.

A Course in Weight Loss addresses the true causal root of your weight-loss issues: a place within you where you have forgotten your divine perfection. This forgetfulness has confused not only your mind but also your body, making you reach for that which cannot sustain you . . . and reject that which does. As your mind reclaims its spiritual intelligence, your body will reclaim its natural intelligence as well.The 21 lessons in this book will take you on a deep, sacred journey. 

One step at a time, you will learn to shift your relationship with yourself—and your body—from one of fear to one of love. And you will begin to integrate the various parts of yourself—mind, body, and spirit—to become, once again, and in all ways, the beautiful and peaceful person you were created to be.

As Williamson writes: "When it comes to your enjoyment of eating, your best days are not behind you but ahead of you!" So get ready to begin a new relationship with food . . . and with yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401921521
Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
Publication date: 11/02/2010
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer and the best-selling author of A Return to Love, Healing the Soul of America, A Woman's Worth, Illuminata, Everyday Grace, The Gift of Change, and The Age of Miracles, among other works. Williamson has done extensive charitable organizing throughout the country in service to people with life-challenging illnesses (she founded Project Angel Food in Los Angeles). She also founded the grassroots campaign to establish a U.S. Department of Peace.To learn more about Williamson's work, and to join her e-mail list for notices regarding her lectures and events, visit her website.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dean Ornish 1

Introduction 9

Embarking on the Journey 23

Lesson 1 Tear Down the Wall 27

Lesson 2 Thin You, Meet Not-Thin You 41

Lesson 3 Build Your Altar 53

Lesson 4 Invoke the Real You 69

Lesson 5 Start a Love Affair with Food 83

Lesson 6 Build a Relationship with Good Food 95

Lesson 7 Love Your Body 103

Lesson 8 Surrender to the Divine 113

Lesson 9 Inhabit Your Body 123

Lesson 10 Consecrate Your Body 135

Lesson 11 Ritualize the Change in You 147

Lesson 12 Commit to Yourself 157

Lesson 13 Feel Your Feelings 169

Lesson 14 Allow the Pain 181

Lesson 15 Exit the Alone Zone 189

Lesson 16 Discipline and Discipleship 199

Lesson 17 Forgive Yourself and Others 211

Lesson 18 Honor the Process 221

Lesson 19 Birthing Who You Really Are 233

Lesson 20 Soul Surgery 247

Lesson 21 The Body Brilliant 253

Journal Pages for A Course in Weight Loss 261

Acknowledgments 297

About the Author 299

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