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Beware this book, especially if you're just achieving prosperity consciousness
on March 16, 2013
This is the first Marianne Williamson book I've read, and I was very much looking forward to enjoying her thoughts, and hopefully learning from them. However, I was quite disappointed to find the book referring to money/wealth negatively, and repeatedly speaking lack.
The concepts delivered seemed to be quite on-point, positive and helpful for several paragraphs, but then all of a sudden, the author would make a snarky remark about wealthy people becoming so by taking advantage of others, or would indicate that the way to eradicate poverty is for people with wealth to give it to the poor. Something is seriously wrong with this message.
Either there is lack, or there is not. The author beats the drum of there being no lack, then makes a comment that only makes sense if one believes wealth is a zero-sum game (in order to have, one must take, as there is a limited amount to go around). This is not Divine Wisdom at all, and I found it so inappropriate and jarring that after about the sixth lack-based comment jumped out at me, I closed the book and deleted it from my Kindle.
I don't know if this Jekyll/Hyde approach toward prosperity permeates other Williamson books. I sure hope not. But I won't be taking a chance on any in the foreseeable future. When I'm trying to absorb uplifting content that will help me get past the negative programming that is pervasive in our culture, I sure don't need the distraction of a supposed guru throwing out barbed comments about prosperous people, especially when they have become so legally and ethically (although apparently not in a way of which the author approves).