82 comments

  1. Would have been nice to include the US policy towards palestinians in her atonement speech. And Afghans and so on…

  2. I have no words! This is exactly what I needed to hear to move forward on my journey and to live my purpose on this planet. THANK YOU MV!

  3. When someone calls me out as being 'idealistic' I Know that they are part of the problem. Is it incredibly brave in this day and age to be transparent across the board? Abso-fucking-lutely! But contributing to the status quo or 'the way things are' is cowardly and destructive.

    Here's some perspective and this is coming from a twenty nine year young woman who is experiencing life as a mixed woman of color who gets mistaken for Mexican. I fucking hate the state of the world. The non stop noise of planes, cars, trucks and  machines. The seemingly endless fear marathon. Actually I could go on and on but my focus today is people. Especially since people are causing the majority of problems.

    Most women I see day to day are miserable, sexually repressed, sick and obese. I am not exaggerating. Sometimes I don't even want to go grocery shopping because it is too painful.  Women are not happy and mostly are miserable. The ones who have a semblance of happiness are often medicated (yes, one out of four American women, young and old, are on psychosomatic drugs), faking it, or have altogether given up on being a woman and have adopted very masculine attributes and tend to belittle other women for being, well, women. I have noticed two main personality traits. The first is bitter, cynical and jaded and the second is fretting, self denying, always worried about appeasing everyone and maintaining the status quo. I do not know one genuinely happy, whole woman who loves and respects herself and other women. This matters to me very much because I am literally friendless when it comes to women and that hurts…a lot. I love other women and I have wanted deeper connection with women since I was a young girl with little sisters. I have tried and worked to forge authentic relationships with other women just to be taken for granted, betrayed, judged, ignored and the like. Now before you assume or accuse that there is something wrong with me, allow me to be crystal clear. I do not steal, gossip, judge (there is a vivid difference between judging/ condemning and calling a spade a spade, I do the latter), lie, nor do I act fake, or stuck up. I am not a bore, stick in the mud, or a flake and I don't have habits like smoking, drugs, junk food or excessive drinking. I am also not religious but I am well versed in many spiritual paths and embody the ones I resonate with most. I am incredibly humble (there is a difference between true humility and false modesty, feel free to ask me to elaborate). I am open minded, reliable, spontaneous, open to adventure, sexually exploratory, health/ wellness orientated, committed to growth as well as personal and collective evolution. I am a Mother, a very good mother at that, however, I do not allow that sole aspect to define me nor do I use my children as an excuse to be unavailable. Yes, having children makes my time feel much more valuable than it has ever felt before, but I am completely willing to make time for the right person/people. So yes, I search myself, dig deep in introspection and it isn't me. There is absolutely nothing wrong with me. I am as close to perfect as it gets. Furthermore I have passed the place of lowering my standards just to say I have a friend or friends. I have bent over backwards every which way and came back to myself vowing to never disown or betray myself, ever.

    Now that I have established that I hate the state of the world, what women have become and why that concerns me on a basic personal level as a perfect women without friends, I also want to point out that men, while generally happier than women, are not that happy either. The majority of men I have spoken to live a double life. There is the guy that their family sees and then there is a wounded animal, desperate to be nurtured and acknowledged but terrified of being found out. Because humans prefer industry and technology to simple joys and natural living, men are reduced to hunting in the grocery store and fighting in virtual settings. Most alpha males are behind bars. Men are told that their very nature is wrong and the only way to be seen as good is to play by all the rules, many of which are stifling and soul draining. Women are taught to fear men, especially their sexuality. It is no wonder relationships are so difficult and divorce is so common. Boys were told to keep their sexuality under control and private from their family and girls were taught to fear and evade sexuality altogether. It's a big deal because sexuality or sexual energy literally affects and creates every aspect of life! An unhealthy or fearful sexual perspective is the ultimate form of fragmenting and destroying life, period!

    So when I assert that honesty in relationships is of utmost importance I say it which the deep understanding that honesty or exposure is the first step towards healing, and the world needs healing. I can not lay back and act like chronic depression, divorce, sexual repression/abuse, starvation, poverty, homelessness, animal abuse, greed, obesity, illness, mass murder, misery as a way of life, rape of the planet is all ok and a normal part of life. Life was NOT meant to be like this, I know that, with every fiber of my being.

    I do not see any political party or politician addressing the root issues but instead toying with the symptoms. So rather than waiting for Jesus, Allah, the Grey's or the next president to 'save' us it is time to save ourselves through radical measures and I am not talking about more shootings or bombings, I am talking about radical honesty, with everyone. I am talking about radical self acceptance. I am talking about quitting the blame game and being real. We can only begin the work- cooperation as men, women, young and old, black, brown, red, yellow and white, once we stop pretending. It's time everyone humble themselves, everyone. All the rugs lifted, swept, all the closets cleaned. No more secrets, no more hidden agendas, no more lies! THAT is true humility. No one will reach perfection until they stop pretending to be perfect, until they stop pretending to be what they are not. We have a lot of work to do and it has to start somewhere. What kind of hypocrites are we? Gathering around the Thanksgiving or holiday table groaning about the government and shitty politicians, angry because of the lack of transparency the government gives, while we are all living a miserable lie. Why bother demanding the government, who represents us, be transparent and honest when we can't even be honest with ourselves! Why bother saving money for our children and grandchildren just so they can continue the cycle of misery, brokenness and destruction? I hear people so upset and miserable in their marriages and yet go ahead training their children in the very dogma of repression that leads to failed relationships and cycles of sorrow.

    What will it take for people to stop lying to themselves and each other? I am not waiting for some catastrophic event, I LIVE in my truth and integrity but I'll tell you what, it gets lonely as hell.

    I am tired of hearing about revolution. The only thing we need to revolt against is our own lies and self denial. We need an Evolution. We need an Evolution of communication and cooperation. We need to stop wagging our fingers and shaking our heads at every public witch trial when we ourselves are just as 'guilty'. It is time we learn how to be real, flexible and honest with ourselves and each other. I am ready and I am waiting.

  4. Wow, Thank you. I am American but live in Germany for more then 20 years . You are so correct. Germans have paid up and continue to pay up. So many refugees are here now. They are being taken care. We all help & support. I am a singer, we all do concerts. In Germany we are more Family. I hurt so from the living on the surface U.S.continue to do it unashamedly.God help us all. Love & Thanks so much. I will listen again & again. Vanda

  5. Pagan holidays against the only American unto globe has been only I am as one "Does Capitalism hinder the progress of technology?" treasurer a full hardback known as 1776 given than less wholeness.

  6. America started with violence and hopefully will not end in violence. I am surprised at Marianne so narrowly confined the "forefathers" as only whites and their consciousness. If you count a country as only man-made system and brute force, at best you could call them our "early immigrants". Slavery was abolished as early as 1080 by William the Conqueror, more than 8 centuries than the American Civil War. And democracy was practiced in ancient Greece 507 BC. Errors made when arbitrarily attribute regal human spirits to "country". We are individual spirits yet indivisible ONE. When Greed, Gluttony,Brutality, Pride, Sloth, Lust are the dominant themes of our society, history will repeat itself. We have to start fading out the differences in colors, races,or religions, being offenders or victims. Instead transcend and honor the lights in Humanity! After all, we have the greatest challenges yet the most potentials to still be the pioneers in human spirit! To future pioneers of humanity, not being trapped and identified cages like a humming bird!

  7. She didn't mention that democracy of the US was highly influenced by the 6 nations (AKA Iroquois) democracy of the Native Americans. Most people don't know that and it kills me

  8. As an American in Germany I totally agree with her that the Germans have shown the world how to truly make amends for past wrongs. One result I notice is the lack of violence here. People don't prey on each other. You can have a few words of disagreement and it doesn't escolate. If America made amends for its terrible actions in the past – slavery and genocide of native americans – it would such a different place.

  9. The "Aristocratic condition" was formalized in the U.S. by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. The institutional structure of 'The Fed' is based onThe Bank of England and both Banks appear in name to be public institutions but behind the appearances are private institutions~therein is a key deception to how the Oligarchy has established its dominance over the Government of the People. Alan Greenspan telling us so clearly on PBS ' that no other institution of the government can overrule the actions of the Fed'. Check out the Group~ Positive Money and the American Monetary Institute.

  10. I am not very familar with Marianne Williamson, however, I was under the impression she was a spiritual teacher. Spiritual teachings and Science are both teaching us that we are ALL ONE! We are all One with GOD, and God is all there is! There is NO seperation; seperation is merely an illusion! Columbus was responsible for just as many deaths, if not more, than Hitler. However America celebrates Columbus Day, which is like Germany celebrating Hitler Day. That being said, Columbus and Hitler are both in Heaven! Beause Heaven is All there IS! There is no sin, because God cannot sin against God and God is all there IS! Therefore God has No need for Atonement! This whole idea of Atonement comes from her Religious background, which has no foundation in spirituality. I was under the impression that her teachings stem from ACIM. However this lecture she gave at Harvard does not reflect the spiritual wisdom from ACIM in my opinion.

  11. That prayer made me cry. I know she said we don't need a leader but I think she should be our next president.

  12. I think people should definitely read more on American and German history, my friends.
    There are huge, unparable differences between these two nations.
    Germany caused two world wars !!!
    And Americans haven't seen wars on their soil for over 150 years now.
    That's the main reason why Germans are now much more cautious on their deeds. And Americans aren't wise at all…
    Money and huge believe in metaphysical creator… that's what drive them… They don't read anything… just work hard, eat fast food and enjoy sexy parties, huge pop- cultural extravaganzas, admire celebs…
    You'd better read your American guru Gore Vidal…
    I do love your literature, Hemingway, Emily Dickinson, philosophers like Henry David Thoreau, politicians like Lincoln, Washington and Theodor Roosevelt…creativity, passion for success, hard-working approach to everything… but all that doesn't make you better human beings. my friends.
    Cheers, anyway !!!

  13. Thank you, Marianne Williamson, for being a brilliant light shining in the darknss, a gift to the world.

  14. Consciousness is the product of apperception of a past perception-
    Leibniz.

     ap·per·cep·tion
    noun: apperception; the mental process by which a person makes sense of
    an idea by assimilating it to the body of ideas he or she already
    possesses.fully conscious perception.

     — see my website https://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough –
    —–Without a single governor (BEING) that transcends spacetime, the
    stars will collide.
    ——With Being, all things are possible, to be shaped by evolution..

  15. You state proudly: "We ended a War." These were the provisions to the Paris Peace Accords:

    1)An in-place ceasefire between North and South Vietnamese forces began at 8:00 on January 28, 1973.
    2)When the ceasefire was in effect, US troops had sixty days to withdrawn all of their forces. Simultaneously, both side had to release all their war prisoners.
    3)South Vietnam and the North would negotiate a political settlement which would allow South Vietnamese people to decide their own political future.
    4)Reunification of Vietnam was to be “carried out step by step through peaceful means”.

    But the North Vietnamese betted that if they made one more advance, the USA would buckle because of US domestic pressure, ie, communists and hippies trying to "end the war." I am not saying that it was right for us to be in Vietnam in the first place, nor am I saying that the war was well run, it was not. And I am not saying that Americans protesting the war were all together wrong. But when members of your generation take credit for "ending the war" – and being so proud of that – it shows how biased you are. As if, "ending it" was all that mattered. That view is pathological. What about the value of security and responsibility. Let us also remember that South Vietnam was over run by the communists completely – when we left. And not to mention the Cambodian atrocities that were, in large part, fueled by Cambodia knowing that the US was leaving and was never coming back.

    "Ending the War" in Vietnam was is a bit more complicated than you make it out to be.

    PS – nobody "stole the Gore/Bush election. Do your research. BTW, I voted for Gore in that election.

    The arrogance of the baby-boomer generation never ceases to amaze me.

  16. Marianne, are you ever going to admit you were one of the people who gave us Trump? In your open letter to Hillary you admit she welcomed you warmly into her home and life, and then you chose to support "pure" Jill Stein, who won many more votes than Hillary lost by in 3 key states. Spirituality does not mean turning off one's brain

  17. People who follow these forms of generalizing are totally lost…religion is nonsense and farcical.I wish I didn't have to make that statement yet you are damaging the ignorant masses!

  18. Food co-ops, Credit unions, Fair Trade and organic certification. Spiritualization of the modern. 12 step group Recovery Movement, Interfaith practice like Tai Chi, Yoga, and Buddhist meditation. Social Movements emerged thanks to the Quaker Friends in Anti-Slavery. Susan B Anthony was the daughter of a nonconformist Quaker father and sympathetic Methodist mother. Later, Jane Addams, C Eastman, and Norman Thomas led the founding of the ACLU with Christian connections. American principles? Social responsibility is part of Christian integrity. And the co-operative / co-ownership business model as part of economic democracy. Denmark, Germany, Emiglia Romana Italy, Mondragon Spain, Vermont USA, and Fair Trade co-ops everywhere.

    As for changing "Columbus Day", as if the European perspective has no value and needs to be subordinated to another is mistaken for a few reasons, not least of all that it is an external change. Christian "hypocrisy" was no more brutal than the reality of brutality for Native Americans and the rest of the world. It is "Christian integrity" being extended that has allowed the creation finally of the notion of Human Rights, which includes the creation of the UN, and the UN World Forum for Indigenous People. Create "Geronimo Day" the day after Columbus Day, but it is the recognition of the reality of conquest in human history, and the reality of the post-conquest extension of Christian integrity.

  19. On Christians and suffering. It is Christian history that is necessary to bring out to understand the meaning of Jesus. Integrity to grow and operate in hypocrisy, personal effort to grow and to operate in spiritual growth training and allow authentic Divine grace to operate.

    As for Catholics, study Father Jose Arizmendiarrieta and his work in leading to the founding and success of Mondragon co-op Corporation. In Brazil, the radical Catholic priests founded the CPT and supported the MST Landless Movement down there.

  20. Watching Feb, 9 2019. Thank You, Marianne, I will watch this in chunks but the first 25 minutes are fantastic. Now, you have announced your running for Our President and I am So thrilled. Just in the short time since your announcement you are already being slammed by those you have no idea who you are … those who say you have no experience but your reply to that is very good, those who say you are a ???? (what ever derogatory label that their group uses to exclude) … either because of your spiritual views and undertakings, or because of your desire to allow for reparations for slavery.
    All Presidential candidates will get their share of derogatory publicity, we all know this, We all need to be prepared to give the proper response AND to remain in the stance that You are not merely qualified to be Our President But that You ARE the Best person for this important role not just for Our Nation but for Our World. If All of us who know You are the one to become President in 2020, Stands firm and takes, required, supportive actions … You Will Win.
    The Power of LOVE can overturn the love of power … IT IS TIME!

  21. Jesus was a a soul and belonged to the community of the Essenes in his formative years. Not specifically he was a jew, love Marianne but just didn't get where she got that from.

  22. In my 32 years of this life I've never voted but you better believe I will be in the stands voting for this outstanding woman for president in 2020!! She is exactly what America/the world needs. #mariannewilliamsonforpresident2020

  23. Those who use the term "spirituality"  generally are clueless and generally anti-religious. Many of these egotists steal from established religions and pretend to be "spiritual." Is M.W. one of those?

  24. What a bunch of nonsense. If you want to be spiritual then find logos and stop listening to this crazy jewish lady.

  25. “Change happens when enough people get it…”
    The first 55 minutes is her presentation and worth the time. [After that is a Q & A session.] Ms. Williamson’s ability to weave together historical anecdotes with current figures and facts, interspersed with medicinal wisdom from our founders was overwhelmingly refreshing. After listening to this portion of her presentation, it is impossible to disagree that the kind of moral leadership that can be inferred is exactly what our nation, lo, our world needs at this moment.

  26. I love you Marianne
    But this talk was such a disappointment
    Move forward, look forward & bring people together
    I’m sad to hear how negative these words are

  27. Jesus is Lord! Please do not be deceived! He is The Way (the only Way), The Truth and The Life! All others routes are a deception by satan to get your eyes off of serving The One True living GOD! Don't take only my word for it, but seek Him yourself, you will find Jesus is GOD and He is Love, it is the most important relationship you will ever have! Eternal life will follow that! Please see this link of an ex new ager:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMu5F2icsT8
    GOD bless!
    John 3:3,5, Acts 2:38, Romans 10:9 🙂

  28. There is only one generation of PEACE that never knew war in history! 1975-80.
    The Cold War with the Russians was fought in Korea, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Cuba. But after the Vietnam War blew that old foolish game, they switched to oil, heroin and Moslem Wars after 911. Reagan had his Latin American wars, and it has been war ever since 1980. Between 1975-1980, when I came of age, Jimmy Carter was in the White House and PEACE…relatively….was the rule of the day. (Except for the botched rescue attempt of the Iran Hostages.) I am sure there were still secret wars and espionage though as always.

    These five years of peace is the age of those who were 18-23 years old at the time. Old people do not go to war.

    Those five years were ones where the USA was not at war officially with anyone. Our generation came of age during those years of peace. We are the only generation NOT DEFINED BY WAR!

  29. African Americans were not part of the revolution so the community doesn’t fully understand that education is a tool against the aristocracy. We have atoned for slavery and racism, so I do not believe in more atonement for my generation.

  30. IF we pretend to ignore the Bolshevik Revolution, Holodomor and Katyn Massacre fraud THEN we can be brainwashed morons in the SPIEL berg cult. #SpecialPleadingFallacy Forget about it.

  31. As a Retired History Instructor, I'm greatly impressed with Marianne Williamson's knowledge and foresight; however, NOT Abortion!

  32. Jesus was incarnated by love (god) to show the alien vampires (egos) how to remove their black hole in space called "ego" and it's joy sucking "spirit of greed" and replace it with a "heart" and the "spirit of love".

    But the alien vampires are so ignorant (dead) that they got it backwards. So instead …the alien vampires insist and sometimes force human "beings" to invite a black hole in space called "ego" and it's holy "spirit of greed' into their bodies instead.

    And even though "loving our neighbors" and "treating others like we want to be treated" is as natural as breathing and as easy as falling off a log to humans…

    It is an abstract concept that is too far out there for the alien vampires to grasp. That is why the vampires' have used the Bible as a springboard to perform somersaults to do the exact opposite.

    The truth said with the wrong intent is worse than all that lies invent.

  33. Thank you Ms Marianne Williamson for running!!! I had hope you would become our President since the first time I saw you speak in Santa Monica’s Unity Church in like 2008 or something. So many of us are so very grateful. Thank you. I know you will win Ms President!!!

  34. Marianne offers the power of conscious loving compassion to her vision of democracy. This revolutionary change is needed to create a positive spiritual transformation that brings morality to this country!

  35. I was not going to vote in 2020. I can't vote for a republican and I can't vote for child killing democrats but i am very hopeful that this woman will run or run on another candidate's ticket. I will vote if that is the case.

  36. I love the way she explains what the Pledge of Allegiance is the fact that not many people know what it is stands for, but feel that they can pass judgement when someone does not stand in front of it.

  37. Brilliant, inspired and inspiring talk. Her current candidacy demonstrates sacred activism and how spirituality and a sense of our oneness is a function of enlightened, connected, integral, holistic action in our world.

  38. Dang presidential candidate and it doesn't seem too many people are checking this out. I'm #YangGang 100% but from what I've seen so far this is a brilliant woman

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *