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A Course in Weight Loss

21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever
Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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For so many people, whether your addiction is to a substance or merely to a certain way of thinking or acting, a profound humbling occurs when you realize that your problem is bigger than you are. The terror of realizing, even dimly, that you have no control over a self-destructive pattern of behavior - that as much as you would want to, you simply cannot stop - can mark a crucial turning point in your life. At that point, you go in one of two directions: either way, way down, or way, way up....

This audio is for you if you know in your heart that you are an addict, and that you are powerless before your addictive behavior. As the title promises, Marianne Williamson looks at weight loss from a spiritual perspective, bringing you 30 lessons that can be done separately or in conjunction with any other serious spiritual path. These 30 lessons are completely separate from anything related to diet or exercise - they will retrain your consciousness in the area of weight in order to break the cycle of overeating, dieting, and shame that rules so many lives. Finally, Marianne has brought you what you’ve been waiting for: help to heal your addiction once and for all!

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Game changer!

So many priceless moments of life changing realizations and lessons in how to not only recover from pain but to do so with love. I've recommended this book to just about everyone I feel needs it.

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an ahha moment

thoroughly enjoyed this book - as a student in a course in miracles i found this wonderful - it was a little loud at times reading but in appropriate parts of the naration - i found it very helpful to my quest

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  • Maureen
  • 01-01-2011

At last the GENUINE solution!

Marianne Williamson has given us a great gift in the form of a beautiful weight loss transformation that heals the ROOT of the problem in a warm humorous healing way. The weight is dropping off me effortlessly as I realize that the body problem is a product of my own erroneous belief system. This is a sacred healing text and I AM so grateful for it!

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  • Petunia
  • 05-02-2011

A spiritual key to weight loss...and surrender

I am really enjoying this Course as part of my spiritual journey and my quest to allow my body freedom forever from compulsive dieting and overeating. I have, it seems, been on a lifelong journey to "get skinny," and though I gave up diets years ago, I still struggle with fear-based overeating. In my heart I always knew that my extra pounds around my mid-section were due to a spiritual dis-ease, rather than anything I was or wasn't doing in the physical world (I am a very active dancer and teacher who carries about 20 lbs. of extra fluff around the middle). I have found much comfort and catharsis in Ms. Williamson's prayers and journaling lessons. She is helping me face the fear of other people and of life that underlies my use of food as a pacifier. In my opinion, one does not have to be Christian to enjoy this program; however, one does have to be open to the concept of surrender to Spirit, much as in a 12-step program, which is what I am finding particularly inspiring and so different from other weight-loss efforts I've made. Overall, this audiobook has very much inspired and comforted me in my ever-deepening spiritual quest to live free from fear and in Love.

>^.,.^< Maria

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  • madelyn
  • 09-11-2010

course in weight loss

Excellent book! We all can diet, and we also know diets don't work long term. This course which will requre YOU to do the work and change your subconscious to make a change,to root out fear and embrace love. As Marianne said " .This course is not about our relationship with food, its about our relationship with love. For love is a true healer.And Miracles occur naturally in the presence of Love."

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  • Ziggy3339
  • 02-10-2015

Transforming

After purchasing the hardback I found myself distracted (although interested) and didn't get that far into it. Hearing it on Audible was so much better. Maybe because it's a different time in my life. After finding there's a direct link between being overweight and breast cancer (diagnosed Nov 2014) I was forever changed anyway...all things about me , as it turned out, had to be re-examined. I "went spiritual" and never looked back. It's only reasonable that I'd get back to Marianne Williamson, right? This is my first book of hers, however, for me. (Course in miracles coming up). My FAVORITE part is the prayer towards the end. Where I become light filled.
My journey thus far, has been wild. Beginning with Caroline Myss and Anita Moorjani as authors . I've "shed" 70 lbs without any diet. Marianne Williamson deals directly with the actual issues of weight and gives clear direction on what to do about it. Final results being weight lost and most importantly spiritual renovation/renewal. This book is perfectly timed now to let me know what I'm doing right and am inspired by the author to keep moving closer to God, ask for divine help and then accept it totally.
High recommendation for the serious minded . I wish you well.

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  • Jennifer
  • 03-09-2012

I finally got it.

If you could sum up A Course in Weight Loss in three words, what would they be?

Discovery, understanding, life changing

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Course in Weight Loss?

The most memorable moment during the book was when I was finally able to make a connection between my cravings for certain foods and my emotional state. I discovered what I had been lacking emotionally and how this was a factor in my overeating.

Have you listened to any of Marianne Williamson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to any Marianne Williamson's performances before this one.

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  • TSAHAI THOMPSON
  • 24-02-2015

21 Day Fix Extreme Meet ACIWLM

As I embark on my 21 Day Fix Extreme Fitness Journey I believe going through these lesson in conjunction with the program will help me immensely. I had so many AhHa that's I'm now forgiving myself for thinking that my journey to my ideal weight of 143lbs would be easily accomplished without God's help. I've had this book for at least 3/4 years and I know within the depths of my soul that this was the right time to have read it, and now as I reread it slowly or rather as instructed I am reaping all of its benefits 💞

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  • Bliss
  • 07-05-2012

Spiritual Growth

Would you listen to A Course in Weight Loss again? Why?

Its another book that came along a the perfect time in my life. I have always battled with my weight. I have been really seeking spiritual change and growth in my life and learned that everything is spiritually connected. Sh breaks it down and gives you examples I really understood and it has helped me tremendously. I could apply this principle to other areas in my life.

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  • Maria
  • 05-07-2011

Better in printed format

I thought the book had some helpful ideas, but would be better used in printed format. The worksheet pages are repetitive being read out loud, and would be hard to follow unless you quickly write them as she speaks them.

My main complaint was that the author reads this SO fast. I found that the speed, and her dramatic inflections, distracting and at times unpleasant.

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  • Paige
  • 13-03-2012

Helps Explain So Much!

I am a health coach and I have connected a lot of dots with this work. About to read for the 3rd time. My body is changing in just few weeks.

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  • Lisa
  • 20-01-2016

Powerful,Spiritual yet very practical

I very much enjoyed the book.Loved that it wasMarianne's voice.
Many good points in the book but the Love for yourself is central...and Love for God. But so often people try to make overweight a sedentary issue when most times its spiritual,psychological,chemical then physical.She does an amazing job at bring up main points in a woman's life that are not usually talked...rape,major events in life,attitude etc that help keep the weight on no matter what you do and science is echoing this in alot of research.A must have if you want to become COMPLETELY whole.

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  • Ali Sparkes
  • 28-10-2012

Deeply thought provoking

Even though I have been offering a weight loss service myself for many years and have read widely on the subject ,I feel this book is one that any compulsive eater should listen to. Firstly have to say, if you are touchy around religion you might find the references to God a bit disconcerting, but if you accept this as the reference to our higher selves/ divine mind then you can get on with it just fine. If you have no feel for spirituality at all- forget it! Nice thing also about this audio version is the voice is very clear and has an uplifting quality to it. Highly recommended

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  • Dillie Bubble
  • 14-10-2013

Not what you expect

This book is not for someone who wants instant solutions to weight loss. Rather it addresses the background behind why we become over weight in the first place and helps to address that with exercises and mindful solutions.

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  • ireland11
  • 21-07-2016

Weight loss dietitian

I found this book ground breaking both personally and professionally.
I've already bought it for clients and family members. I listened to the whole thing around 2-3 (busy) days. I'm sure I'll listen many more times and buy it for many more people.
Thank you Marianne X

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-02-2019

Excellent journey

Dinamic, but full of peace and light guidance, inspiring to find real me in.. myself. Spiritual and physical healing. Highly recommend

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  • LO
  • 11-05-2018

Found book useful. Easy to listen to.

I enjoyed the book, found it useful. The narrator was easy to listen to. Was disappointed when the book was finished. Didn't like the music bits in between though.

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  • Anna
  • 04-03-2018

Great inspiration

This book really helps to start new chapter in your life!!!Skinner, happier, healthier life

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  • Rockblok
  • 29-04-2017

inspirational

I really enjoyed this book and found it inspiring. There is so much wise advice within it. It has really helped me to understand my weight issues. I have listened to the whole book and now I'm going to start working through chapter by chapter. It might not appeal to everyone but I would certainly encourage you to give it a go.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-2017

Thank you

Thank you so much for this amazing course of miracles, it's so much more then a weight loss , it's something my souls needed for so long ... breath taking !!!! Thank you

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  • jen
  • 24-09-2014

Not my sort of book

For the right person i'm sure this is a good listen. I just didn't enjoy it at all. The content grated on me rather than inspired me.

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  • chelle
  • 03-07-2013

utter waste of money

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I bought this book thinking it would help with weightloss but it just rambles on, very boring, and loads about Oprah, whilst im sure she is a lovely lady, this book was like a fan club to her.
i was very disappointed and stopped listening halfway thru.

Has A Course in Weight Loss put you off other books in this genre?

No, Im sure there are plenty more that would appeal to me.

How could the performance have been better?

By concentrating on what the title said, sticking to that subject and not rambling on and on about Oprah.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Course in Weight Loss?

Most of the god stuff and gumph about Oprah

Any additional comments?

I wish id gone with my gut feeling and bought another book.

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