How do you know something exists if you never hear about it? How do you know about the truth, which is often "the other side of the coin", if it is never exposed to the light?
Perhaps those two questions answer the implied question in the title: Why Marianne Williamson's Candidacy for President is Important.
For decades, many of us have refused to be involved in "politics" saying it was "all lies and corruption". While that may have been true -- though the word "all" is usually an exaggeration -- our refusal to participate in the direction of our lives, our country, and the world, is unfortunately what has gotten us where we are... in a mess of climate change, misogyny, racism, jingoism, etc. And these things can be grouped together under the umbrella of hatred and disdain, as opposed to the umbrella of love, empathy and compassion.
When we refused to participate in the "game", we lost the opportunity to have "the good guys" win. No one can win a game if they refuse to play. And the game of life, or if you want to call it the game of politics, is no exception.
But first perhaps we need to define the word "politics" which has become, for many, a "dirty word". The first two definitions offered by Mirriam-Webster online are:
a: the art or science of government
b: the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policy
Now, as such, those are very good things. So, then I look up the definition of "government". That's "the act or process of governing". OK, well that didn't add a lot of light to the definition, other than show that politics has to do with how things are run... And since what is being "run" is our world, our country, and thus our lives, it would seem that we would want to, or perhaps even more importantly need to, participate in politics.
Now of course, you may say, but it's all rigged, it's all corrupt, or it's all more of the "same old, same old". Yet if we don't interject some new perspectives, new information, new attitudes, how can things change for the better?
Why Marianne Williamson's Candidacy Is Important
Will she win? Does she stand a chance? At this point in time, those questions are irrelevant. What is relevant right now is what Marianne Williamson brings to the debates... which is a new attitude grounded in reality and a spiritual and caring perspective on the problems affecting this country and the world.
And rather than tell you all the reasons why I feel she brings a fresh and needed presence to the debates, I will let Marianne tell you in the following interviews. But before I do that, I encourage you to go to her website www.marianne2020.com and donate to her campaign. Why? Her voice is needed in the upcoming debate!
Marianne is bringing forth information and viewpoints not shared on the public stage for a very long time. Many people are now starting to see the wisdom in her perspective and the knowledge and vision she has about the issues -- and more need to do so.
What You Can Do
Donate NOW to her campaign so she can be included in the next Democratic debate giving her message the opportunity to touch more people and make a difference. Go to her website and donate, even if just a tiny amount, so that you will be one more person counted towards the number needed for her to be allowed to participate in the next debate. As of this writing on Friday, 3889 additional individual donations were needed. If you want to go straight to the Marianne Williamson donation page, click here. (Update as of Sunday evening, August 18 2019, a minimum of 1921 donations are still needed.)
Here are the contribution requirements:
- I am a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident (i.e., green card holder).
- This contribution is made from my own funds, and funds are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution.
- I am making this contribution with my own personal credit card and not with a corporate or business credit card or a card issued to another person.
- I am at least eighteen years old.
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So, here now, is Marianne to share her views, insights, and shine light on the truth.
Marianne Williamson's best moments at the Democratic debates:
Marianne Williamson on What Ails American Democracy:
Marianne Williamson for President 2020:
Anderson Cooper 360°:
More videos and interviews with Marianne:
You can help insure that Marianne in included in the next Democratic debate. To donate and be counted among the needed donors for Marianne Williamson to qualify for the debate, click here.
A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution
by Marianne Williamson
In this stirring call to arms, the activist, spiritual leader, and New York Times bestselling author of the classic A Return to Love confronts the cancerous politics of fear and divisiveness threatening the United States today, urging all spiritually aware Americans to return to—and act out of—our deepest value: love. (Also available as a Kindle edition, Audiobook, and Audio CD.)
Healing the Soul of America - 20th anniversary edition
by Marianne Williamson
In the twentieth anniversary edition of Healing the Soul of America, Marianne Williamson reclaims her powerful voice for social conscience in American society. This is a time, according to Williamson, for Americans to return once again to our first principles, both politically and spiritually. Here, Williamson draws plans to transform the American political consciousness and encourage powerful citizen involvement to heal our society. (Also available as an e-Textbook, Audiobook, and Audio CD.)
About the Author
About The Author
Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.
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