“When Michelangelo was asked how he created a piece of sculpture, he answered that the statue already existed within the marble. God himself had created the Pieta, David, Moses. Michelangelo’s job, as he saw it, was to get rid of the excess marble that surrounded God’s creation. So it is with you. The perfect you isn’t something you need to create, because God already created it. The perfect you is the love within you. Your job is to allow the Holy Spirit to remove the fearful thinking that surrounds your perfect Self, just as excess marble surrounded Michelangelo’s perfect statue.”
Whether you “believe” in God or not this is still true. Everything in this world, however it was created or came to be, is perfect. It is us and our thoughts, selfish wants and desires, that screw it all up.
We are all love, we all have love, we just have to clear away all the other stuff that we covered it up with; biases, judgement, improper thoughts, selfish wants and desires, etc.
She also wrote, “A Course in Miracles likens us to waves thinking we’re separate from the ocean….a wave can’t separate itself from the ocean, we can’t separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind. This truth of who we really are doesn’t change; we just forget it. We identify with the notion of a small separate self, instead of the idea of a reality we share with everyone…the ocean continues to swell, oblivious to the fact that a fraction of their identity has forgotten what it is.”