THE LAW OF DIVINE COMPENSATION: On Work, Money and Miracles by Marianne Williamson

Excerpt from book:

"As an expression of divine perfection, the universe is both self-organizing and self-correcting. To whatever extent your mind is aligned with love, you will receive divine compensation for any lack in your material existence. From spiritual substance will come material manifestation. This is not just a theory; it is a fact. It is a law by which the universe operates. I call it the Law of Divine Compensation.

Just as there are objective, discernible laws of external phenomena, so there are objective, discernible laws of internal phenomena. The law of gravity, for instance, is not just a "belief." It is true whether or not you believe it. Spiritual laws are not just beliefs, either; they are descriptions of how consciousness operates.

Once we know this law-that there is a natural tendency of the universe to improve all things-then we lean naturally into the arms of God and allow Him to lift us up. We surrender our thoughts, then He uplifts our thoughts, then our experiences change. The practical issue is whether we choose thoughts that activate or deactivate the Law of Divine Compensation. We activate it with every loving thought. We deactivate it when we give more credence to the reality and power of the material world than to the reality and power of love.

If our circumstances tempt us to think thoughts such as, "I must not be good enough," "I will never have another chance," "It will take forever for this to right itself," or "I hate whoever is to blame for this," then miracles, though they are programmed into the nature of the universe, cannot make their way into our awareness. With every thought we think, we either summon or block a miracle. It is not our circumstances, then, but rather our thoughts about our circumstances, that determine our power to transform them.

The Law of Divine Compensation applies equally to all situations, but in this book we will focus on its application to money and the lack thereof. In a time of economic uncertainty-when circumstances make it particularly tempting to believe in the scarcity of the material plane over the abundance of the spiritual-our capacity to think differently is the miracle-worker's edge. Bills stare you in the face. Foreclosure looms. Credit is wrecked. Jobs aren't available. And with all that comes chaos on many fronts. Who doesn't need a miracle then?"

--THE LAW OF DIVINE COMPENSATION: On Work, Money and Miracles

For those who ask, "How do I make money...?"

One of the most positive transitions you can make is from viewing your work as a job to viewing it as a calling. A job is an exchange of energy in which you do a material task and someone provides money in exchange. A calling, however, is an organic field of energy that emerges from the deepest aspects of who you are. It is the fulfillment of what God has created you to be and do. Approaching your work as a job versus approaching it as a calling makes all the difference in whether or not you dwell in the miraculous universe.

You have a calling simply because you are alive. You have a calling because you are a child of God. You have a calling because you're on this earth with a divine purpose: to rise to the level of your highest creative possibility, expressing all that you are intellectually, emotionally, psychologically and physically in order to make the universe a more beautiful place.

As you do this, your entire life becomes your ministry -- a way to serve God and to serve the world.