The Simple Salt Book Club: A Return To Love

Today we kick of The Simple Salt Book Club’s August Selection: A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson! If you would like to join, there is still time. Just send an email to elizabeth@thesimplesalt.com with your mailing address and I will happily send you the book. Throughout the month of August, read the book and then simply post comments in the comments section of this page. I will do the same! We built such an amazing community through our last book: The China Study and I hope to do the same here!

Here is some information about Marianne Williamson’s A Return to Love:

Back by popular demand– and newly updated by the author — the mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace.

Williamson reveals how we each can become a miracle worker by accepting God and by the expression of love in our daily lives. Whether psychic pain is in the area of relationships, career, or health, she shows us how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practicing love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children. (From amazon.com).

Happy Reading!

Comments

  1. Michelle Cabana says:

    Hi..would love to join..

    • Lisa says:

      Michelle, do you still have the book? I believe we’re starting the discussion on Dec. 5th, which is today… I’m not sure which chapters.. I won’t be posting today as I now have a sick cat to get to the vet, but hopefully tomorrow! Liz, I still need to write my final thoughts on Louise’s book; just between the cat, the dog, and two close friend’s mother’s dying, things have been nothing short of rough around here! I think I NEED this to refocus my attentions away from the scary, negative thoughts going on in my heart and head. Death and illness scare me in general. I’ve read Kubler-Ross over and over, but it helps only a little. I promise to return to full strength soon!

  2. Teresa Howell says:

    I have been meaning to write for awhile, but had limited internet access. I am really getting a lot out of this book, but I know that there are so many layers that I may get even more at a later date if I read it again. I wanted to respond to everyone’s concerns about the religious terms/names used in the book. I want to play Devil’s Advocate for a minute, I think that Marianne tried to define the terms in a way that would be acceptable to everyone, even non-Christians. The problem with this seems to be that Christians have a hard time with changing the definitions of the terms. I would say, that for me, I try not to get too hung up on the terms/names and what they mean or don’t mean, but instead try to focus on the general idea she is presenting. I think, they can mean whatever you want them to mean, you don’t necessarily have to agree with her definitions. I sometimes substitute other terms when I am reading that are more appealing to me. I find that if I start thinking too much about a term she uses that bothers me, I miss the whole point of what she is trying to convey.

    I am really getting a lot out of the sections on forgiveness and unhelpful ways of thinking. For instance, the part where she talks about a constant need for someone to say nice things to you and how that affects relationships really hit home for me. I am going to read that a few times and really hope that it sinks in and I can learn to heal that part of me from the inside. It seems to be the one thing I have always needed and never found in a book/seminar, etc. I am finally ready to deal with that issue and this book is helping me do that. If I had read this in the past, I wouldn’t have been ready for most of the information, so it definitely is a matter of where you are on your journey and if you are ready to hear certain things. I agree that sometimes you have to put it back on the shelf and pick it up again later when you are ready. I am really loving this book and getting a lot out of it, so glad we are reading it!

    • Lisa Gramlin says:

      Teresa, thank you! I love that you played “Devil’s Advocate” for us, because yeah, you seemed to nail the sticking point on the head. I have also tried to read this and “replace” the Christian-laden terms with words that feel more comfortable in my spiritual space. It’s a matter of reading between the lines, so to speak. Interesting that you bring up the section on the need for outside comfort and praise. It’s one of the hardest things to generate from the inside out…. so glad that this book is resonating with you in that aspect. Underline those parts and revisit them often. I know that’s what I do with books like this one. They go on the shelf, but only temporarily. Thank you for making me feel more comfortable with the terminology, as it’s been my biggest struggle. I’m going to take this approach as I tackle the rest of this book! Good luck to you, love!

  3. Meg says:

    Hi readers! I came across a quote this morning about John the Baptist that reminded me of some of what Marianne talks about in this book– About the shift in perception, that mental adjustment that allows us to see a situation differently and opens us to miracles. It touches on both the mystery of God’s will for our lives that we often have to struggle through and our response of this shift that opens us up to His blessings, which is referred to here as metanoia. I put stars around that sentence because I couldn’t figure out how to make it bold :). I thought you all might like this, so I hope you enjoy!

    “The task set before the Baptist as he lay in prison was to become blessed by this unquestioning acceptance of God’s obscure will; to reach the point of asking no further for external, visible, uniequivocal clarity, but, instead, of discovering God precisely in the darkness of this world and of his own life, and thus becoming profoundly blessed. **John even in his prison cell had to respond once again and anew to his own call for metanoia or a change of mentality, in order that he might recognize his God in the night in which all earthly things exist.** Only when we act in this manner does another — and doubtless the greatest — saying of the Baptist reveal its full significance: ‘He must increase, but I must decrease’ (Jn 3:30). We will know God to the extent that we are set free from ourselves.” PBXVI

  4. Lisa Gramlin says:

    Wow, Tonya, you really hit the response that I have been having to this book on the head. I’m still struggling with the religious terms, and, Elizabeth, you make a great point about when reading a spiritual book you tend to give the author a lot of authority rather than as a person just like us. I will also post once more before the end of the month with some final thoughts on the book thus far (I’m about halfway through) but yeah, it kinda got heavy for me, and maybe… for now…. I got the message that I was supposed to get and it will beckon me from my bookshelf. Better yet, I will pass it on to my sister, who is farther along in her spiritual journey than am I (Liz, she goes to Kripalu regularly, and just got back from a week’s retreat at the Omega Center in Rhinebeck NY… and all women’s kunalini yoga retreat…. omg 5 hours of yoga!!!). Perhaps if she reads it she can see parts that are good for me. Sometimes you can’t see yourself as clearly as others can. Liz, I’d love to do the next book as well, of course!!! It does look lighter, haha. Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.

    p.s. Tonya, sounds like you’re having a lot of growing and shifting in your life; I know it can be hard, but embrace it! This book will be there again when you’re ready for it. Take what you can, what resonates with you, at this moment in your life. xo

    • Lisa Gramlin says:

      “Kundalini”… I’ve tried it and it kicked my ass… hard. Wonder if anyone has tried this version?

  5. eblane658 says:

    Hi Tonya! Thank you so much for your post! I have similar thoughts of the book, and similar struggles and moments of, wow! that rings with truth! And some points I thought, well, I am not so sure about this or that. I think that is normal! When people are writing about spiritual topics, I often find myself giving the writer a lot of authority and forgetting that they are human, just like us! Inspired in some places, perhaps flawed in others, and that’s ok! What I love about reading and constantly engaging in these thoughts is where places get cracked open in us individually and those moments can be amazing and come from very unexpected places. I agree with you, perhaps the jewel of the book can come to us from a single paragraph that we read which resonates with us — that makes the book worthwhile! Recognizing that, it is just fine to put the book on your bookshelf and let it sit. . . . I love this quote from you Tonya: “Perhaps that God had a word to speak to us at that very time that was just a paragraph, but within that paragraph the most intimate and personal inspired word from God to our very hearts that will never be forgotten.” I think it is so helpful for us all! Thank you so much, Tonya!
    ps. The next book is a beautiful memoir and perhaps a lighter read — I think it was time! : )

  6. Tonya says:

    I’m usually one with an opinion. I usually have SomeThing to say. It seems that God’s been leading me to a different place lately. A place of “not knowing”. Or should I say “not thinking I know”. It’s a strange place to be for me, very unfamiliar. This seems to be happening in almost all aspects of my life…politically, nutritionally, religiously, relationally, etc.

    It’s been a challenge to even begin to comment on the book, I’m half way through and I’m not sure what I think about it. There are some places that I nod my head and think “yes, that’s truth!” And there are some parts I read and think “I just don’t know about that.”. I really like the section on surrender and can relate to much of it. I struggled with her definitions of biblical words also. When she says…Christ means this and crucifixion means that, etc, she says it with such authority I was wondering if these are her definitions or is this what the original language of the texts definition is. I’m guessing this is her interpretation of the meanings. I am aware that much of the bible is written in symbolism, hyperbole, and metaphor. I don’t think Jesus wanted everyone Really going around digging out their eyeballs just because they looked at something sinfully. That’s extreme, I think we’d all be blind. The author seems extreme with her definitions but…maybe not. Her work could be considered “saintly” one day. I do think God is always at work with humanity, trying to reach us in whatever way possible. Yes, meeting us where we are at.

    The writings on the ego were really helpful. I feel like this is a hard to digest book for me. It’s very meaty! I keep telling myself I’m going to just keep on reading, though much of it isn’t getting “digested”, and finish the book, put it on the shelf and come back to it later and read it very slowly. I’ve had many book through the years that I could only really “get” little bits at a time. My daughter and I were discussing this “syndrome” of not finishing some of our books and we came to a profound realization that perhaps at that moment we only needed or were able to connect to Chapter 1 or 2, etc. Perhaps that God had a word to speak to us at that very time that was just a paragraph, but within that paragraph the most intimate and personal inspired word from God to our very hearts that will never be forgotten.

    All in all, I like the book and am glad I’ve been introduced to it. God has definitely spoken to me where I’m at through it and I’m very thankful to be a part of this book club. Hope to be able to comment again once more before the end of the month.

  7. eblane658 says:

    Hi All!
    So I’m into chapter six, but wanted to comment that like Teresa mentioned, Chapter 5 has helped me immensely! I loved it. The part that resonated with me most was this section on pages 83 – 84: “There are times when miraculous thinking is not easy, because our mental habit patterns are permeated with fear. When that’s the case — when our anger, jealousy or hurt seem stuck in our hearts and we can’t let them go — how do we work miracles then? By asking the Holy Spirit to help us.”

    This was the part that I forgot over the past two weeks and I needed to read it again as a reminder! So often I find myself trying my best. Trying, trying, trying. Trying to keep my reactions under control, trying to remain positive trying to be a fantastic mother and wife and trying to forgive and feel forgiving. Yet sometimes it is just difficult. And during those times I would get frustrated that I wasn’t doing a better job. But what I didn’t consider was asking for help. All I needed was to ask God for help, to ask for a shift in perception. To ask for help in forgiveness, getting out of a certain mood, etc. . . . And even with the smallest ask. . . it works! God listens!

    As Marianne Williamson continues to say in this passage: The Course tells us that we can do many things, but one thing we can never do is call on the Holy Spirit in vain. We are told that “we don’t ask God for too much; in fact, we ask for too little.” Whenever we feel lost, or afraid, all we have to do is ask for His help. The help might not come in the form we expected, or even thought we desired, but it will come, and we will recognize it by how we feel. In spite of everything, we will feel at peace.”

    So in part II we will learn how to apply all of this good stuff we are learning!

    Before we move on, I would love to reach out to others. Is anyone having difficulty with the book? With the theology that is presented? I want to be sure to present a rounded conversation so if anyone is having difficulty or disagrees with any part, this is an incredibly safe space to speak up. I would love to hear from you!

    Let’s keep chatting! Lots of love, Elizabeth

    • Meg says:

      Hello Elizabeth and other readers!

      I’m on chapter 4 of the book, so I’m not very far in yet, but I did want to try to contribute to the discussion a bit! I think Marianne addresses some important issues that stir in the hearts of all of us as humans. The need for love is so central to the human person, part of how we were created, and that need is greatly neglected for the most part in our culture. And I think the idea that in many cases all we need to do is make a mental shift is very important for us to remember when we are in times of struggle. This truly can result in little “miracles” in our lives.

      However, the conclusions that are drawn from some of her solutions are troubling to me. I think that the root of this unsettled feeling I have comes from the fact that she, because of the Course in Miracles, uses Christian terminology but redefines these words, people, and ideas in a way that changes them. I completely understand that not everyone sees reality from the Christian point of view and I know that people are free to believe whatever they like about reality, but when she uses these Christian words and changes their meaning, even if it is the slightest bit, that can be misleading to some who may think that she is presenting a Christian worldview or a Christian theology simply because she uses that vocabulary. It is often half truths that are most dangerous.

      So there are many times when I’m reading the book and she says something, like the quote you mentioned, Elizabeth, about asking the Holy Spirit for help– and what she says in that quote is true– When we ask him, the Holy Spirit will indeed give us the grace to be better or to get through whatever we ask him to– but who is this Holy Spirit that she is talking about? Is it the same Holy Spirit who the prophets spoke of in the Old Testament, and who Jesus spoke of during his ministry, and who came down like tongues of fire at Pentecost, and who enters our hearts at baptism and dwells within us? She uses his name but defines him differently, so does that mean that it isn’t him?

      Or even when she talks about God, I’m not entirely sure that she is referring to the same God that I know. Is this our Father and Creator and the source of all truth, beauty, and goodness? I can’t be sure of who she is talking about because she uses vague terms without defining them, such as love and God. Who is God and what is love? How do you truly love someone? I’m hoping she’ll get into this later in the book, but it would have been nice to have at the beginning when she is introducing the subject.

      I’m aware that I have a Christian worldview and that not all of you share that, but I just thought that since she is using Christian words in ways that, in many cases, are not only different but also contrary to how they are understood in the Christian sense, that we should at least be aware of this change. And I figured I should throw these thoughts out there since Elizabeth asked if there was anyone having a bit of trouble with the book so far. I had been planning on commenting but hadn’t had the chance yet, but when I saw your post, Elizabeth, I figured that now was the time! :) I apologize that this post is so long, but there’s a lot I’ve been mulling over about what I’ve read so far– There’s a lot in this book!

      Happy reading, all!

      Meg

      • eblane658 says:

        Thank you, Meg! I am so thankful for your comments. I had the same troubles when I read the book last year. I felt confused with the use of Christian terms. Especially using terms like salvation and the crucifixion outside of a biblical context which made me uncomfortable. I agree with you Meg on who the Holy Spirit is and I do think that the Holy Spirit meets you where you are . . . it’s interesting. I think prayer is so important and I appreciate that she brings prayer in and shows us that we can have an intimate relationship with God. She reminds us that this relationship is accessible and available to us all when we ask where sometimes that message can be clouded or easily forgotten. Not clouded in the Bible, but I sometimes clouded by people. You are right, there is a lot in this book (and I am not sure my response makes any sense), so let’s keep chatting!

        • Meg says:

          Hi Elizabeth!
          That’s comforting to know I’m not the only one who was a little unsettled. And you make a very good point that perhaps she is making these things accessible to people wherever they may be in life. That is definitely part of the goodness of God– He understands us perfectly, knows where we are, and knows what we need to get to where we are destined to be– And he often uses very unexpected means to get us there, if we let him. I think I was just disappointed because when Christian terms and ideas are redefined they lose a lot of their richness and beauty, and I didn’t want people to miss out on what they really are or have to settle for less!

          And in terms of our relationship with God being clouded by people, I completely agree. It is frustrating how this happens, often with individual Christians turning someone off to the faith because of their actions or lifestyle, kind of how Lisa mentioned below. One way of avoiding this I think is to understand that we are imperfect and not to judge others for their shortcomings in the spiritual life, and also to look to sources that we know we can trust, like the writings of the saints. They are the ones who most humbly sought a deeper and more intimate relationship with God, so they can be our guides.

          I am glad that you picked this book– It’s definitely an interesting read and different from any other book on spirituality that I’ve read– And it’s always good to know what other ideas are out there!
          Love you!!

  8. Amy Terrill says:

    Just recieved my book. From what I understand we are all reading at our own pace? Can’t wait to be able to comment more. Thanks!

  9. eblane658 says:

    Teresa! You are a magnificent creature of love!! It’s true! We have a choice every moment to choose between love and fear (choose to follow what God wants, etc.) and if we choose fear, we always have the chance to choose again! Love to you all! xxoo

  10. Teresa Howell says:

    So, I’m on Chapter 5 and I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone, but I love this passage: “Our self-perception determines our behavior. If we think we’re small, limited, inadequate creatures, then we tend to behave this way, and the energy we radiate reflects those thoughts no matter what we do. If we think we’re magnificent creatures with an infinite abundance of love and power to give, then we tend to behave that way. Once again, the energy around us reflects our state of awareness.”

    This is so simple, but so true and so hard for people to realize and believe. I have been on both sides of this and I can tell you, it really is true. So what will you choose today? I choose to believe I am a magnificent creature of love!!

  11. tracy says:

    i would love a book

  12. eblane658 says:

    Lisa, Thank you much for your beautiful post and all of the things you left us with to think about! I am going to write a longer post tonight, but while I had a moment, I wanted to thank this community! In just the first week of this book selection, amazing shifts seem to be happening! I am so glad you all are enjoying the book! I read it the first time last year, and always have it by my bedside. It is such a blessing to read the book again with you all. Warmest wishes, Elizabeth

  13. Mary says:

    Just received the book today. Thank you and I will start reading tonight. Blessings to all

  14. Teresa Howell says:

    Elizabeth, I found a place to download the Course online, but it is 1,500 pages, so maybe I will start searching used book stores and on Amazon. I’ll let you know if I find it and start, but want to finish this book first.

  15. Lisa Gramlin says:

    Hey, group! I know I wrote to you last night, Liz, but I was too dead tired to write a coherent piece about this book. I am just starting Chapter 4 myself. I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive about this book, but the fact that is a reflection on “A Course in Miracles” drew me in. Although I consider myself to be a very spiritual person, “organized” religion has never appealed to me. Maybe it’s because my strict Catholic Italian grandmother used to force me to go to mass, which, frankly scared the HELL out of me (no pun intended). It seemed all gloom and doom. So, I have difficulty with the concept of God with a capital “G”, and the “He” etc. But I decided I would approach this book from my own perspective, and Marianne Williamson makes it easy to do that. There is no direct religious “group” to which you must adhere in order to get the message.

    I have followed the teachings of Eckhart Tolle for several years, and I love the way he does the same thing: he quotes The Buddha, the Koran, and Jesus equally. He mentions “A Course in Miracles” often, which is what intrigued me. Tonya, if you ever do try to tackle it/those, let me know. Right now I am grateful to Marianne for boiling it down; it seems like it might be tough reading, and in this August heat, this is the version I can handle!

    So, whew, that out of the way, I now feel “worthy” to read this book. It isn’t shoving religion down my throat. “It used traditional Christian terms, but in decidedly nontraditional, nonreligious ways.” I agree that there is no monopoly on “God”; I believe that kind of thinking is what has gotten our society in trouble for time immemorial. Love…. that I can believe in. A power greater than myself, definitely, unquestionably. I think my in-laws telling us that we are going to Hell because we haven’t taken Christ as our personal savior (he’s a pastor) really gave me a negative view on religion and religious people, so I am trying to approach this with an open mind. That’s as honest as it gets!

    Some of the quotes that got me, or reminded me so much of my own thoughts: “What kind of God would let children starve… people get cancer?” I have wondered that as well. And feeling like “everybody had received the password except me”. When I was 4 we moved to a town that wouldn’t let our family in the Church because we weren’t French. My parents said, “screw that!” and that was the end of any religious “training” on my part, so I’ve been left to figure it all out on my own, by what I feel. “You can only elect to take what you want to take at a given time”… perfect. I love that you aren’t expected to agree on par with every single point made.

    Elizabeth, I love what you quoted. That feeling that if I were truly “seen” I would be sort of shunned or unacceptable. That is the fear… the opposite of love. “We’re more afraid of life than we are of death”… wow. That got me. I do feel as if I’m afraid of dying young and also afraid of growing old. What a conundrum! I hope as I continue to read this book the answer to that will become more clear. Living in fear is … um, not optimal!

    It’s interesting about how we abuse ourselves more than our parents did. I grew up in an abusive home, but it’s my own fault now for beating myself up. It’s a learned pattern for sure, but practicing meditation, etc. seems to have been a door opening for me. The image of the woman stabbing the little girl, and both of them being her…. that resonated. Have you ever read Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Imp of the Perverse”? Same concept. And understanding what happened to us when we were 3 years old… yeah, not enough to free me, either.

    I love that she wrote: “a miracle is just a shift in perception”. That made it feel a whole lot more accessible. In Chapter 2, she mentions one day being an okay person and the next an utter failure due to circumstances or people’s reactions to you. I need to hear more often and really get it through my head that changes happen, and that I need to change how I am perceiving it. Right now I take it all on board, personally. Yet it is also about ownership; being able to own up to your own misdeeds and see them for what they were and try to redeem yourself. We’re all going to misstep.

    So, I am left feeling much better about my approach to religion, thus far. Most of the people around me are devout church goers, and it’s hard not to feel badly about not being part of that. But “no religion has a monopoly on the truth” helped me. I have my own truth, and it may not fit into a cliquey little Vermont town, but that’s okay. I had actually written in the margins my own theory about us all being part of a larger energy force, like the sun, and lo and behold, a pararaph later, Marianne sort of said the same thing! Whew!

    Okay, sorry to be so lengthy. There is a lot to ponder in this book. Looking forward to hear how it is affecting everyone else!

    xo Lisa

  16. eblane658 says:

    I just reread Tonya’s post! Let’s all definitely share our insights and miracles over the next month! I think this can (and has already) become a really beautiful space.

  17. eblane658 says:

    Teresa! I am thrilled you are enjoying the book! I had a similar reaction when I first read it last year! I definitely think I stumbled upon it when I needed it most. Let me know if you look into A Course In Miracles. . . we can work on it together! Sincerely, Elizabeth

  18. Teresa Howell says:

    I am on Chapter 4 already and I am loving this book!! Thank you so much Elizabeth for sending it to me and for starting this book club. I feel like things come to me when I need them and when I am ready to hear them and I definitely feel that way about this book. It seems to be exactly what I needed on my journey to growth and to live a happy, fulfilling life. I feel so blessed to have what I need when I need it and to have other people to share the experience with. I can’t wait to get through this book and now I am looking to find ‘A Course in Miracles’ so I can go through it myself. If it inspired Marianne this much, I feel it will inspire me as well to learn to live in love and get rid of the fear and negativity in my life. Happy reading everyone!

  19. eblane658 says:

    Hi All! Marianne Williamson was on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday last week and also on Oprah’s site there is a montage of Marianne Williamson’s moments on Oprah over the past 20 years. I thought this would be of interest to you all considering what we are reading, so here is the link! :

    http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/Full-Episode-The-Best-of-The-Oprah-Show-Marianne-Williamson-Video#ixzz227SkYkwW

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the book!!!

    Sincerely, Elizabeth

  20. eblane658 says:

    Hi Everyone! Have you started reading? How are you finding the book so far? I wanted to share with you one of my favorite passages which is in Chapter Two: God.

    “Finally, after a lot of repetition of those embattled scenarios, I said to myself, “Marianne. Next time you’re down on your knees, why don’t you just stay there?” Why don’t we stay in the realm of the answer, rather than always returning to the realm of the problem? Why not seek some level of awareness where we don’t create these problems for ourselves all the time? Let’s not just ask for a new job, a new relationship, or a new body. Let’s ask for a new world. Let’s ask for a new life.

    When I was down on my news completely and I knew what it meant to feel sincerely humbled, I almost expected to feel God’s anger or contempt. Instead, it was as though I heard a gentle voice say, “Can we start now?” Until that point, I was hiding from my love, and so resisting my own life. The return to life is not the end of life’s adventure but the beginning. it’s the return to who you really are.”
    (pg. 25-26).

    This last paragraph is what really got me. When I read this, I understood that I had always been hiding from God, thinking that if he truly saw me, he would find me lacking. Yet, after reading this, I realized that the moments that I’ve actually experienced God, it has been his gentle voice that I’ve heard, rather than one of judgement. I now trust in the gentle voice.

  21. eblane658 says:

    Dear Tonya,

    Thank you for your comment and for sharing with us! You are such a blessing and a light to our group! My prayers are with you and I am so excited to read this book with you! Lots of love, Elizabeth

  22. Tonya says:

    I’m so excited about finally reading this book! I began reading another book by Marianne Williamson, The Gift of Change, a few years ago. I tragically lost my husband while I was reading it and never finished. It has been a little over 3 years since his death and I still miss and think about him each day. I do have a good reason for sharing this info here…so hang in there for a sec.

    I stumbled onto Simple Salt by a small miracle a little over a month ago. I participated in the China Study Book Club and was then lead to this one. Get this…the date we are set to start this study is August 1st. Mine & Rob’s anniversary. We would have been married 20 years today. The title of this book, A Return to Love, says so much to me. And…as I was reading the preface today, I found that it was written in 1992, the year we were married. I feel this is a gift and a miracle. I have gone forward in my life and have continued to raise our children and have entered a relationship with another, but Rob has a place in my heart that will always remain strong.

    I’m looking forward to sharing our insights and miracles over the next month.

    Blessings….Tonya (tlc)

    • Lisa Gramlin says:

      Tonya, so sorry for your loss, but I’m very proud of how you’ve managed to continue on. This book seems like indeed it has come into your life at the right time. I remember you from the China Study group, and this is such a fantastic group of people that Elizabeth has managed to draw into her world. I think The Simple Salt was no accident for me, either, a little over a month ago. I don’t believe in accidents, and your story truly proves that!

      Love the idea of sharing our insights and miracles!

      xo Lisa

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