(excerpts from ILLUMINATA, 1994, by Marianne Williamson)
“Hitler could never have risen to power had it not been for vast numbers of people who gave him that power. Although they did not share his hatred, they did not have a solid, moral commitment to not hate. Only a society in which there is a widespread commitment to not hate is safe from hatred. A little hate is like a little cancer. And who among us does not hate?”
Dear God Please remove from my mind the tendency to judge.
Please remove from my mind the tendency to hate.
Please remove from my mind the tendency to blame.
Please reveal to me, Lord, a way to stand in my power,
through love instead of fear,
and through peace instead of violence.
May I not hear the voice for anger, but only the voice for love.
And teach me, dear Lord, how not to hate those who hate me.
Transform all darkness into light, dear God,
And use my mind as an instrument of Your harmlessness.
I surrender to you my thoughts of violence.
Take these thoughts, Lord, and wash them clean.
Thank you very much. Amen.