A favorite book; narrated by a favorite actor …

A decade or so ago a professor from Oxford told me, while I was visiting, that if I ever read “The Alchemist“, by Paolo Coelho, it would change my life in a knowable way.

That may be true of many books, but the appeal was an instant carrot dangled in front of me. Since reading “The Alchemist” (which surely DID change my life in many wonderful ways) I have read most of Coelho’s books and he is a favorite author … encouraging us to explore, and wonder, and trust where the Universe leads us. I may not have ever made the incredible spiritual transformations within, that I have made since then, without that initial off-hand suggestion that began a journey of my own … who is to know?

Are you to begin a journey as well??

Here is chapter one, narrated by Jeremy Irons:

http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2012/03/25/the-alchemist-read-by-jeremy-irons/The Alchemist, By Paolo Coelho.


Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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