WELCOME TO SISTER GIANT 2017

Washington DC Feb. 2-4

WHAT IS SISTER GIANT?

In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Politics should be sacred.” Sacred doesn’t necessarily mean religious – it means stemming from the deepest part of ourselves.

The search for authenticity, for our deep humanity, should not stop at the door to politics. If anything, it should extend deeply into realms that affect so powerfully the existence of earth’s billions of inhabitants. From how we treat the environment to how we treat each other, our political choices are significant indicators of our moral values and spiritual convictions.

The times in which we live call for a critical re-evaluation of our relationship to life around us – to our fellow citizens, to our country and to our world. Yet in order to transform our current challenges, we must address them from a holistic perspective – recognizing not only the external but also the internal dimensions of both our problems and their solutions.

SISTER GIANT is dedicated to forging a deeper conversation about what is happening in America today – and what we can do to change it. Join us at this time of national tumult that together we might rethink our country.

LET’S GO TO WASHINGTON

At this year’s SISTER GIANT, Marianne Williamson partners with Derrick Harkins, Senior Vice-President at Union Theological Seminary. It will be held in Washington DC, at the Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va. From Feb. 2-4, 2017.

The Conference will bring together an illuminating mix of thinkers, gathering to consider the state of our country on both spiritual and political levels. We will incubate ideas and contribute to plans by which each of us, particularly now, can help move America in a more enlightened direction.

These are painful times, but they are also pregnant with new possibilities. We can rise to the occasion and answer the summons of history, seeking to be what we can be and do what we can do to help heal the wounded American psyche and fix our broken political system.

What are the deeper transformational lessons to be learned from this moment? What do we need to understand, as well as to do? What are the shifts we must embrace within ourselves, in order to practice conscious citizenship? And what are practical efforts that will need our support, if we are serious about societal change?

From the role of citizen to the role of the media, from how we can get the money out of politics to how to stem voter suppression, from understanding misogyny to transforming racism, from protecting the environment to protecting each other, SISTER GIANT will present ideas and facilitate actions that lead us as a nation from a consciousness of fear to a consciousness of love.

The question on many of our hearts at the moment is, “Where do we go now?” At SISTER GIANT, we will discuss our options.

Let us understand more deeply, dream more boldly, and act more powerfully. If miracles are possible anywhere, then miracles are possible everywhere.

Register now. Come to Washington if you can, or join us via livestream. Let’s co-create a political awakening that shows who we really are.

We must not be passive.
We must not be silent.
We have much to do.

Scholarship assistance is available. Please write to contact@sistergiant.com

Read Marianne Williamson’s latest article, The Great Resistance 2017, from The Huffington Post.

Listen to a Live Preview Call with Marianne Williamson about SISTER GIANT 2017 here.

  • AC Searls

    I am looking forward to this event via livestream. Thank you for offering it to us, Marianne, at a discounted rate.

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    “Walling Trump Out” introduces effective community initiatives that shift power from national to the local again. By founder of Ithaca HOURS local currency and a dozen other programs that make people powerful. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/walling-trump-out_us_5829ec69e4b057e23e3147d6

  • Brook-O-Matic

    Oh kind hearted people that you are, politics and Spirituality are a poor mix. Doesn’t anyone realize that 30 years of Progressive Politics is what has led to today’s situation? Having a kind heart and following a Liberal, Progressive, Socialist path are mutually exclusive ends. Some examples if you would like: On race, there is only one race and that is the Human Race. Mr. Obama had the Bully Pulpit and the best opportunity ever to address this problem. Although sadly, he used every possible chance to inflame and separate the races. On immigration and refugees; Since when did it become our responsibility to rescue and invite every downtrodden soul to our shores, to feed house and care for? Many of us like to go to India for a Spiritual pilgrimage so why don’t we take in 200 or 300 million of India’s sickest and most illiterate folks so we can help them? So if the refugees weigh heavy on your heart why don’t you join the Peace Corps for a couple of years? Mr. Trump is the absolute perfect person to lead us out of this insane morass and I think we should all give him our support now instead of trying to undermine the man.

  • Frosty Wooldridge

    As a six continent world bicycle traveler, I’d like to weigh in on this discussion. Brook-O-Metic really nailed the discussion as to moving forward. Religion and politics don’t coordinate because they are two different animals. Further, the United States is being immigrated to death by millions of third world people searching for a better life because they refused birth control 40 years ago and now live in extremely overpopulated countries. Unfortunately, no amount of immigration will save them or us as they grow by 80 million new babies, net gain annually. Immigration will be the greatest predicament for America in the 21st century. IT’s destroying Western countries’ cultures, languages, ethos and environmental balance. At some point, if we hope to survive multiculturalism and diversity, we must stop all immigration. Otherwise, we will end up like Berlin, Germany; Paris, France; Brussels, Belgium; Nice, France, Charlie Hebdo, Boston Marathon bombers, Switzerland attacks, Turkey attacks, San Bernardino, White Cloud, MN; Ohio State University, Chattanooga, TN; Fort Hood; Moore, OK; and more to come. Whether you are progressive or conservative, you must come to terms with reality and human overpopulation. Nothing will be solved if we fail to keep our human numbers checked. If we keep our numbers low, we stand a chance of surviving the 21st century. If not, we will end up in chaos. Frosty Wooldridge, 6 continent world bicycle traveler

  • Emily Liza Hittle

    I am looking forward to participating in this conference. Thank you!

  • sandypough

    Consciousness is the guide by which a man operates. This is also true as individuals in a nation and as global citizens upon the earth. As man thinks, he becomes. As a being, he creates whatever is around and about him. In terms of the United States’s condition/ consciousness as an institution of government is no more than an extension of how individuals who are a part of that bureaucracy in physical form as governmental officials and all of the the nation’s citizens as individuals “think”. The condition that you see in which is described below-in the comments- as “chaotic” and “out of control” has been created by a mind-set that has exasperated into a conteousness of governmental operations and across the geographical platform of the United States by which citizens conduct their civil interactions in everyday life. Oh, I can assure you that there will be no change as long as there exists a conformity with a consciousness that believes that a mere man can fix your problems and/or the condition of the world. Man-up! Take responsibility for yourself. It is you who have the responsibility for change, not someone else in the form of a human being as a person with the title of “President” nor is it your neighbor. Stop dodging your responsibility as an individual for your own self-control by blaming anything, any place, any person, or any condition that you don’t see as fit. Your personal condition or your world is up to you. Check yourself. Are your thoughts for yourself ones of intitlement to freedom, equality, opportunity, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness- a good life- the same for anyone who differs from you in any way including race, religion, social economical status, or political party? If both sides of the equation don’t equal…..CHANGE! Change yourself (inward world) and you can change the world.

  • sandypough

    Consciousness is the guide by which a man operates. This is also true as individuals in a nation and as global citizens upon the earth. As man thinks, he becomes. As a being, he creates whatever is around and about him. In terms of the United States’s condition/ consciousness as an institution of government is no more than an extension of how individuals who are a part of that bureaucracy in physical form as governmental officials and all of the the nation’s citizens as individuals “think”. The condition that you see in which is described below-in the comments- as “chaotic” and “out of control” has been created by a mind-set that has exasperated into a conteousness of governmental operations and across the geographical platform of the United States by which citizens conduct their civil interactions in everyday life. Oh, I can assure you that there will be no change as long as there exists a conformity with a consciousness that believes that a mere man can fix your problems and/or the condition of the world. Man-up! Take responsibility for yourself. It is you who have the responsibility for change, not someone else in the form of a human being as a person with the title of “President” nor is it your neighbor. Stop dodging your responsibility as an individual for your own self-control by blaming anything, any place, any person, or any condition that you don’t see as fit. Your personal condition or your world is up to you. Check yourself. Are your thoughts for yourself ones of intitlement to freedom, equality, opportunity, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness- a good life- the same for anyone who differs from you in any way including race, religion, social economical status, or political party? If both sides of the equation don’t equal…..CHANGE! Change yourself (inward world) and you can change the world.

    Consciousness is the guide by which a man operates. This is also true as individuals in a nation and as global citizens upon the earth. As man thinks, he becomes. As a being, he creates whatever is around and about him. In terms of the United States’s condition/ consciousness as an institution of government is no more than an extension of how individuals who are a part of that bureaucracy in physical form as governmental officials and all of the the nation’s citizens as individuals “think”. The condition that you see in which is described below-in the comments- as “chaotic” and “out of control” has been created by a mind-set that has exasperated into a conteousness of governmental operations and across the geographical platform of the United States by which citizens conduct their civil interactions in everyday life. Oh, I can assure you that there will be no change as long as there exists a conformity with a consciousness that believes that a mere man can fix your problems and/or the condition of the world. Man-up! Take responsibility for yourself. It is you who have the responsibility for change, not someone else in the form of a human being as a person with the title of “President” nor is it your neighbor. Stop dodging your responsibility as an individual for your own self-control by blaming anything, any place, any person, or any condition that you don’t see as fit. Your personal condition or your world is up to you. Check yourself. Are your thoughts for yourself ones of intitlement to freedom, equality, opportunity, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness- a good life- the same for anyone who differs from you in any way including race, religion, social economical status, or political party? If both sides of the equation don’t equal…..CHANGE! Change yourself (inward world) and you can change the world.

  • Mary True

    You are making me cry…

  • Mary True

    You make me want to kill myself…

  • Mister Atoz

    Please don’t! Her (?) comment was bad but not THAT bad, lol.

  • Brook-O-Matic

    Goodness Mary, I’m sorry my thoughts make you feel so intense like that. Do stay with us for a while longer, at least until we can see how this all turns out. Who knows, it may yet be fantastic!

  • Mary True

    Actually, I think I’ll attend the Woman’s March on Washington instead to counteract those who don’t act in the best interests of women which is any female who supports Trump! I have a hard time believing they actually exist, thus the comment.

  • Brook-O-Matic

    I do think you should follow your heart on the matter, although I’m not sure if your feelings of upset are doing you good or harm. The fellow is our President now so why don’t we see where it goes. I didn’t vote for Obama in 08′ but I was happy for the man and wished him good will. If you are displeased in 4 years then assert yourself to defeat his re-election. Enjoy the march!

  • Mary True

    Thank you. I tend to be proactive and if I see a train wreck coming I will try to prevent it. Though I certainly don’t think the last 8 years have been great, I dread what I see coming from Trump’s cabinet picks. I don’t understand putting people in positions to run what they hate and want to destroy. Trump is placing a fox in every hen house. That will help your average American how? And the inheritance tax? Where is that lost revenue going to come from? The safety net for the poor so millionaires kids don’t have to pay taxes?

  • Meteor

    Keep traveling, Frosty! Maybe over the next hill or around the bend you will discover
    an infinite and eternal loving and blessed universe even within yourself. Then you will
    begin to see that the world is full of beauty and opportunity to give and receive love.

  • Magpie

    Amen. I have been doing this, and notice as I do the strong urge to judge others who don’t/aren’t yet, interestingly…haha. The ego tries to pop in any chance it gets! The healing thoughts I can allow in about others directly illustrates how far I’ve come spiritually. If I am unable to think of anyone in anything but a loving way, I know I have still more to heal aka forgive. It’s truly amazing the miracles that occur daily when my heart/mind is open to God/Love whatever your choice word is for the Higher Consciousness. For it is that Higher Self that is needed to take any action that is effective. ALL relationship exist in the mind as in how you think about a person is exactly which behavior is going to manifest. If you walk around with the blind awareness of hate/fear, that is what manifests and we see it all around us today. So, as you said, it is our responsibility to dig down deep within ourselves and own the hate/fear we have hidden in what we believe is our shameful self, and bring that to the light of awareness and watch it disappear into the nothingness that it is! I’ve been practicing with A Course In Miracles and boy what shifts I see happening in my life! 🙂 Most of the spiritual teachings I’ve encountered in the past left out just one thing: That you can’t be saved alone. Ha! and this is the hard part, yes, the fact that you must bring your Brother/Sister with you aka heal your thoughts about them and you are directly healing you.

  • Brook-O-Matic

    So where we are is the basic Conservative vs. Liberal dialog. Where you see a train wreck I see a breath of fresh air and a return to sanity. Personally I am thrilled with the cabinet picks. A Liberal philosophy is generally about more freedoms and wanting to help others, which is wonderful. But when more freedom is enforced with the political correctness police and when helping others amounts to societal suicide I must ask how far is too far? Just look at Europe and how they have made such a mess by trying to be helpful. So my Dear, you are in shock at the rapid move to the Right, but I have been just sick for the last 30 years of grinding to a tolerant and insane Left. Hey, enjoy the ride, it might be a blast!

  • Brook-O-Matic

    Ah, my Dear Friend Meteor, thank you for stating the problem in correct terms, “the world is full of beauty and opportunity to give and receive love”. Yes this is true and that principle will work well between us, but it does not work well with interlopers that hate us and prefer that we are dead. The difference in consciousness not to mention culture is simply too vast. So let us love and welcome them, they in turn will slaughter us and in 1000 years the error of this time will be available in history books. Wish them well, hold intention for their growth but don’t bring them into our house.

  • Andrea Monroe

    I will never understand a person like you. Trump and his cabinet are not a breath of fresh air. Contrarily, they will stifle our American way sure as their disbelief in climate change will affect our days on this earth. Please don’t be confused…spirituality is not religion. Religion is what has gotten us into the mess we are in…the white supremacist Christianity type of religion. And “policing” in government is the prerequisite for Fascism. The great divide in America has always been there, whether it was between political parties or within race. Obama flew over that divide and operated during his Presidency with dignity and grace. That drove people like you crazy. He reached out to victims, not immigrants, torn by war, yet keeping the peace with those countries and taking on critics like you who still don’t understand we all bleed the same color of red. Why are you on this forum anyway? Just to keep running your mouth? You will not change the progression we are all dedicated to…that’s because you are stuck in your own personal hell.

  • Brook-O-Matic

    Goodness Gracious Andrea! The anger, the hatred and the lack of acceptance, Good Job Lady Fair. So I am willing to take your abuse and write back in kindness. I do understand that there is only one race, the Human Race, and I do understand that we all bleed the same color of red. But the question is not of compassion, the question is, what is an ethical means to help? If you want to bring a large number of immigrants and refugees here, is there not a limit to our resources? And what of our own society in which we can have this free discourse? When you combine a violent religion like Islam with the culture of the Middle East what happens to a genteel society like ours? In Britain right now there is a big push to institute Sharia Law. Is that the end result you want here for your compassion? By the way, have you read the Quran? It is absolutely loaded with dictates to murder any non-believers. Now on to Mr. Obama, yes he has been very graceful, when he’s not golfing, and he had a sterling opportunity to improve race relations which to my dismay he squandered. At every turn he stoked the racial divide instead of healing it. When he can say, “If I had a son he would look like Treyvon” that is quite toxic. Blank Lives Matter is a radical hate group that wants to kill cops, yet they were invited to the White House for a strategy session. I am a richly Spiritual person not consigned to any private hell at all. I have been involved in Metaphysics for 45 years and politically I am conservative. It’s our turn now to try to right the ship from the total follies of the Looney Liberal Left. We all strive to have a good heart, but to throw prudence out in favor of an excess that will doom us all is silly. I will close with a favorite quote from Sir Winston Churchill; “A man under 30 who is not a Liberal has no heart, and a man over 30 who is not a conservative has not brains.”

  • Mary True

    You seem to have omitted 8 years of Bush which almost destroyed our country from your calculations and you answered neither of my questions, so good bye.

  • Brook-O-Matic

    Sorry Mary, let me answer your questions: “putting people in positions to run what they hate and want to destroy” I deem this as simply wanting to take corrective action against the failed policies of the past. I am not conversant on the inheritance tax at the moment so I must withhold judgement. As to Bush-Cheney they were unmitigated evil jack asses. That is the face of the Republican Establishment, not Conservatism. We would have just had the same thing with Hillary, but in a different flavor, same story, same theft and corruption. The beauty is that we have someone now who fought against this corruption and won. So before you dig too many graves, let’s see what happens.

  • Mary True

    Thank you. I would rather feel the Bern who, if the DNC wasn’t so stupid, would be our president.

  • Andrea Monroe

    It’s not anger at all. It’s my opinion of conservatives. And while you may have taken insult to what I said, you’ve repeatedly called out Looney Liberal Left. Please don’t call the kettle black. Like I said, I will NEVER understand “people like you.” Take that with a grain of salt. But I ask again, this forum seems go totally against what you claim to stand for, so WHY are you here? Oh…and BTW, I hope YOU don’t golf. Might come under the same scrutiny.

  • Brook-O-Matic

    Yes, something we agree on! I think Bernie would have beat Trump, but I am happy as to how it turned out. I encourage your caution and your hesitation after this bitter election. I also will implore you to forego judgement until we see what happens. Your positive energy now will help the country more than upset thoughts 🙂

  • Meteor

    I think the progress or evolution of the universe which we are experiencing is
    not so much a call to fight as it is to come to realize that the peace and
    perfection we seek already IS on the spiritual level. We don’t have to create
    it; we just have to believe that that is the nature of the universe. Of course many don’t see this because it is spiritual insight that is given to us as we
    open to it. We don’t make it or earn it, but we have to respect it knowing it
    is a Divine gift and that we are One with the Giver. I agree that many are so
    focused on their finite goals that they are not able to accept any other values.

  • Leslie Bishop

    Brooke, I understand where you are coming from and would like to add the following. I think there is some confusion on what conservatives stand for. It is very frustrating to be conservative, yet also a spiritual seeker who desires oneness with all of humanity and a follower of Martin Luther King, Jr. (who focused on character not the color of our skin)…. Yet, somehow I must be a racist. I find this highly unloving from the spiritual group I have experienced much kindredness with over the last few years. Please, can we stick with the issues, find common ground and stop with the hateful name calling………..I found this video about the history of the Republican party being the group that stood up for fairness and freedom from slavery to be enlightening. For those who are open to seeing conservatives in a different light, then I invite you to go to the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU28SUTuIoc

  • Mary True

    Not as long as Trump trolls us with his terrible cabinet picks. Why would I even want to support such idiocy?

  • Maritess Simmons

    Quote from Brook-O-Matic “I happen to like White, male, slave traders on my money. It lends a certain perspective.” Engage at your own with this darkness, waste of time if you ask me.

  • granny

    Bravo. Enough of this division, Us vs. Us with these imaginary “sides”.
    ONE.

  • granny

    I didn’t get that he thinks otherwise.

  • granny

    “Any female that supports Trump”.
    Yowza, somebody got hypnotized by Mainstream media.
    Onward and upward. 🙂

  • granny

    I would bet most of us loved the Bern ,and still do.
    He STILL can be of service in our name

  • Damien D’enfer

    Great. A rape fantasy writing, ‘identity politics’ deriding, Planned Parenthood smearing, finger wagging misogynist as keynote. At a gendered event. Just. Wow.

  • Mary True

    I specialize in history, not mainstream media, and what I see coming down the track is scary. A man with obvious mental issues in control of a militarized police and the nuclear button… and no fire wall with the Republicans in control of Congress.

  • Jane Manning

    Please don’t swallow and propagate spurious propaganda, Damien.

    Bernie Sanders is the most honest and compassionate political leader of our lifetimes. As a feminist, Goddess-loving, progressive, I cannot think of a better keynote speaker. What an honour to have him.

  • Victoria Rose DeAngelis

    Anyone going to this event that has a room booked, willing to share their room? 🙂 thanks!

  • Soraya

    “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain

  • comments122

    Obama never ran so much as a lemonade stand. Why no fear about his mismanagement of the country? It’s truly mind-boggling. Obama is a trained ‘community organizer’ which means he knows how to whip up agitation and mobilize victims. For eight years Obama used his community organizing skillset to whip up division in this country like we have not seen in decades. The division in this country – racial, class, political and otherwise – is directly attributable to Barack Obama’s divisive so-called “leadership.” Make no mistake about it – community organizing is not ‘leadership.’ It is divisive by it’s very nature. This is what Obama’s legacy will be.

  • comments122

    I hope Sister Giant has a segment on “How to recognize Propaganda” Obama is a master of the various techniques. Weak-minded Americans should be educated on propaganda techniques, language, methods so as to not fall for it and allow themselves to be brainwashed by the language of the Left.

  • William Miller III

    I am conservative. I am the one that goes to work and pays the taxes for 50% of this country to live on. I have used what is left to travel in AMERICA to participate at many Wanderlust events. For them to send send me political propaganda such as this is wrong! I will never participate at any Wanderlust event again!

  • Frosty Wooldridge

    Mary, yes, our civilization stands eye-ball deep in overpopulation trouble. If we remain on this same path, we won’t make it through the 21st century. Heck, we’ll be lucky to survive to 2050. As oil runs out, and it will exhaust in this century, we won’t have energy to power this civilization. It will collapse. It’s time for a national discussion-debate on stabilizing world population by encouraging 1 child per woman worldwide.

  • Frosty Wooldridge

    “We must alert and organize the world’s people to pressure world leaders to take specific steps to solve the two root cause of our environmental crisis—exploding population growth and wasteful consumption of irreplaceable resources. Over-consumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today.” Oceanographer Jacques Yves Cousteau

    “Can you think of any problem in any area of human endeavor on any scale, from microscopic to global, whose long-term solution is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted, or advanced by further increases of population, locally, nationally, or globally.” Dr. Albert Bartlett, physics professor, University of Colorado

    “This planet was never intended to support the number of human beings we currently have residing on it. As a result, natural lands and animal populations are disappearing—and rapidly. If we do not start to really understand this harsh reality and reverse it, humanity will not survive,” said Jason Alexander (Seinfeld bald guy).

    The late oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau said, “We must alert and organize the world’s people to pressure world leaders to take specific steps to solve the two root causes of our environmental crises—exploding population growth and wasteful consumption of irreplaceable resources. Over consumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today.” Frosty Wooldridge, 6 continent world bicycle traveler

  • Frosty Wooldridge

    Meteor, yes sir, I have enjoyed the world’s beauty and wonders like few others in my 45 years on a bicycle across six continents. I’d like to see it preserved for future generations not only of humans, but all the other creatures on this planet. As it stands today, we cause the extinction of over 100 species 24/7. And, as we add another 1 billion of ourselves, net gain, every 12 years, the “Sixth Extinction Session” will continue to accelerate. Yes, this planet is full of love, but we better get down to the brass tacks of survival on this fragile biosphere. Blessings, Frosty

  • Mary True

    Have you ever heard of solar?

  • Frosty Wooldridge

    Unfortunately, if solar or wind could replace gasoline, which they cannot, we would continue overrunning the planet with our numbers. We would exhaust the last arable land and the last of the water. We would continue dumping our plastics at a rate of 3.5 million pieces 24/7 into the oceans. We would continue dumping our 70,000 chemicals into the air, water and land 24/7. We would encroach on animal and marine habitat until they have no place to run. We allow Monsanto to usurp the DNA of the plants and animals of the planet. Oh, that’s what we’re doing right now. Mother Nature will not be kind to the human race in the 21st century. I’ve written quite a few books about it; thus, I am not optimistic.

  • Mary True

    With the current administration, we are doomed regardless. Any positive progress we have made is about to be reversed including Planned Parenthood, the integrity of public lands, the development of renewable energy, etc.

  • Ashalome Lynne

    Hello Victoria,
    I have a room for the first 2 nights (third night did not offer discount rate) and am very open to sharing. I heard on the hour call that some people are asking for room share and to contact Sister Giant. That is how I ended up replying to you.
    Sincerely,
    Ashalome Lynne

  • AlexisB

    You’re a troll get lost checked out your profile. You go from forum to forum dissing Obama dissing Bernie etc., You’re a prime example of propaganda misinformation innuendo fake news etc. You could also be a russian for all we know.

  • AlexisB

    And we care why exactly?

  • Nicole Van Nada Williams

    Thank you for including me in the Sister Giant 2017 online conversation. Does this have a focused topic or wide open to anyone’s thoughts? Does anyone monitor this online conversation and set group guidelines? I am not clear. Where do I find this information?

  • comments122

    You sound like the troll and a libtard jerk. Your comments are idiotic drivel. You get lost.

  • comments122

    I do not go from forum to forum and I have a right to share my opinion as much as you feel you do. We do not all agree with your worldview or political view – get it? It’s called free speech troll.

  • comments122

    You could be working for CTR for all we know, “Alexis” – isn’t that Russian?

  • comments122

    I am deleting my comments after this one b/c jerks like you who actually believe you are so clever and “right” are too much to put up with. And if people like you will be filling the seats at Sister Giant, then it is the LAST place I would choose to be.

  • AlexisB

    Nope not russian. I was named after Alexis Smith the actress. My ancestors came over on the Mayflower part of the Founding Fathers. My ancestors have fought every war since the American Revolution. But you apparently are accusing me becuz you are a troll. Go ahead delete your posts proves my point. Why ever would you even come here if you knew it would be full of libtards. To argue and fight.

  • AlexisB

    I don’t even know what CTR is

  • AlexisB

    Weren’t you going to delete your comments.

  • comments122

    Nah, changed my mind. I am Russian, btw.

  • comments122

    My ancestors blah blah blah…..So?

  • Marian Head

    Looking forward to joining you (a bit late every day given our 5 hour time difference). We offer the Revolutionary Agreements as a practical guide for your team and movement. https://agreementsinstitute.com/about/

  • Linda

    then you won’t be coming?

  • ebolonono

    What does it mean to “man up?”

  • Sandy Lee

    You can kick me off here too. FINE AND DANDY. Just let me say, when SISTER Giant has more men than women speakers……you are not on the right path. Just MY opinion of course. Sandy Lee

  • Louise Werner

    Maybe more men for now, but they are the men who are encouraging women to come forward and take the lead.

  • sandypough

    Amen and Amen, Granny! It is so reassuring to know that others are
    awakening at every instant…….the momentum is traveling at
    exponential speed…..God’s Speed!

  • Kat L

    If not now, when? if not us, then who?
    we are the ones we’ve been waiting for and the time is now to act!

  • sandypough

    A Course in Miracles, was a very early source during the period of my awakening. I felt the urgency of taking action in doing something…..I thought to myself, “there has to be a better way”. This incredible book was suggest months before I actually ordered it on-line. After having it in my possession, it took months to open it up. When I read the-in the Preface section-the words.”Nothing real can be threatened; Nothing unreal exists;…..Herein lies the Peace of God” … and went on reading the short Introduction which said that this course-in miracles- is required but the time that you take it is up to you (voluntarily) …..further reading revealed that on Earth, does opposites exist {e.g. love and fear (“Nothing unreal exists”)}…..; the All-encompassing can have no opposite…… without the affiliation of any religion, ritual, or tradition (i.e. everyone of us has to make this journey by any way necessary), As I became reoriented /alert to my surrounding, all I could do was breathe breaths of relief. I had no words to describe the event of leaving this world of a non-existing entity called “fear” and than going to a place where words were not sufficient and only LOVE consumed me. As the Introduction suggests that Love can not be taught, but rather the aim was to lead you to removing the blocks of awareness to the Presence of Love. I just closed the book for the day. I knew that I would never be the same. The book still holds its place on my night stand and I still today quote Lesson 193: “All Things are lessons- that -God would have me (us) learn”. I am so happy to here that you got a gift that keeps on giving. Continue to be transformed by the renewing of your mind…..it only gets better.

  • sandypough

    Stand and receive your inheritance-Accept the obligation of Power that your Creator bestowed…..to refuse to be anything less than Love. The same that changes everyone that you come into contact with. Take some time to be at one with God. Just bring your attention to your breathing.and Listen to the Silence where Love flows from. As you Love yourself, you will love others. Give Love and you will receive Love.

  • Magpie

    I wake up so excited every day to do the day’s exercise. I just love seeing and feeling the miracles that are happening in my life on a daily basis. I now meet challenges with curiosity, not fear, and I don’t feel lonely anymore, as I know now that lonliness only comes when I’m not connecting to God. My first awakening was with the Power of Now, and Eckhart led me to the Course. I’m so grateful that the new consciousness is awakening and teachers are helping us shift faster and faster. It’s an exciting time to be alive right now!

  • Wei Wu Wei

    I used to believe as you do, that all I needed to do was change myself and just “be” and the power of the positive energy flowing through me would uplift the vibration of the world, and that’s how real change would happen. What I didn’t realise is that when your heart is broken open and love flows through you, you can’t ignore the suffering in the world, instead you are inspired to do something. It is an energetic compulsion, not a mental consideration. I realised I was off balance, separating being from doing, the world and love requires both. Andrew Harvey, in “The Hope” says it better than I could:

    ” The door into this empowered servitude, the voice of the fire told me, was through facing the cruelty, the injustice, and the agony of the world head on and letting them shatter the heart open. The detachment and serenity so prized by the old patriarchal mystical systems could not be enough for a crisis so enormous. The authentic rebel of love would have to let himself be penetrated and broken open by love. This would be a devastating experience—devastating to the tidy brutalities of the false self, but devastating also to the more subtle narcissism of the prevailing one-sided visions of enlightenment, which were themselves the result of an addiction to transcendence.

    I knew this addiction very well in myself and saw its dissociation in all those around me. I saw it in Buddhists who, when I spoke of the need for action in the burning world, told me to calm down because “everything is emptiness”; in Hindus who wrote to me and said: “You are becoming much too excited about nothing, the world is nothing but an illusion”; in New Age fundamentalists who smiled serenely at me and spoke in soft voices about how “only the light is real and all is always in divine order so there is nothing to worry about.”

    The activists I knew were separated in crucial ways from the ecstasy and power that sacred vision could offer them. Many of them had rejected the notion of the Divine altogether. This meant that they were tragically cut off from the inspiring energies of divine awareness and love, mired instead in a denunciatory, divisive consciousness that created as many problems as it intended to solve and alienated many of those it longed to enthuse.

    Mystics, I saw, were mostly addicted to being, activists to doing. Both had profound narcissistic shadows that I recognized in myself. The mystic’s shadow was a surreal dissociation from the body, the world, and the grueling tasks of implementing justice. The activist’s shadow lay in the messiah and martyr complexes that accompany the addiction to doing, with its vulnerability to burnout, rage, and despair.

    One night I dreamed I saw two rivers of flame meet in a sea of boiling fire and heard these words: “When the two fires meet, a third fire is created, more powerful than either.” When I awoke and meditated on my dream, I understood that these two fires were the fire of the mystic’s passion for God and the fire of the activist’s passion for justice, and that in the fire I had experienced in Coimbatore, these two fires were fused. In the greatest of human beings—beings—Jesus, Rumi, Buddha—and in beings of our own time such as Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, and Martin Luther King, Jr., these two fires were fused in a “third fire”—the fire of wisdom and love in action.

    This third fire was, I realized, the key to preparing and transforming the human race. If the fire of the mystic’s passion for God could be married to the activist’s passion to enact change, then a new kind of human being would be born. This human being would be grounded in universal, all-embracing, mystical truth and would be acting for justice in a local context with a global consciousness, beyond national or tribal or religious boundaries. The mystic’s shadow of addiction to being would be healed by the activist’s focus on doing. The activist’s shadow of addiction to doing would be balanced and transformed by the mystic’s surrender to divine wisdom and joy. The fusion of the mystic’s passion for God with the activist’s passion for justice in one Divine fire would heal the tragic split in our modern consciousness between masculine and feminine, body and soul, light and matter, passion and peace, inner contemplation and outer action.

    Such a vision, I knew from my immersion in the world’s mystical traditions, was not a wholly new one. It was known in part, in the Rigveda and the core vision of ancient Vedic Hinduism; it was reflected in the evolution of the Bodhisattva ideal in Mahayana Buddhism, and in the vision of the Jewish prophets. Both Eastern and Western systems of alchemy had at their core an image of a being transformed by both internal vision and external action into the ideal they called “the philosopher’s stone,” a human being humbly radiating divine power and grace.”

  • Sandy Lee

    Oh my goodness. Women don’t need men to come forward. We certainly didn’t get to where we are with “men encouraging us”.

  • Analiese Danner

    Dear Frosty:

    The people organizing and attending this conference are no stranger to the problems you mention. We’ve heard everything you’ve had to say, and more. It’s because of all that we feel the need to have this conference–it is for those of us who are choosing not to simply stand by and watch as bad things happen—to join forces.

    Though I can sense your urge to hold forth about the challenges we face as a society, you’re not helping. And this is a place for people who want to help. So if you’re willing to be part of A solution, join us. That’s the point.

  • Frosty Wooldridge

    Analiese, I speak all over the world. I bring my program to conferences and colleges. I educate, inspire and activate people to action. I am at your service to not only talk, but to take action. Frosty Wooldridge, “The Coming Population Crisis For Humanity: and what we can do about it” frostyw@juno.com

  • Nick_Lento

    Well said Jane. Thank you.

  • Nick_Lento

    Both and is better than either or. There is no conflict…both offer sane alternatives to Trumpism.

  • straycat

    What a crock of shit. I’ve spent the last eight years having to go against the liberals in America. Who kept telling me I didn’t fit into to their line of thinking. That I had to act a certain way or believe a certain way. Before idiot Obama came along people were able to talk to each other and be honest without worrying if they were offending someone. People stuck up for each other until Obama told everyone he’s a supporter of the people! He lied, he’s Evil! This isn’t my March! Remember this!

  • straycat

    Are you serious?

  • Kat L

    take responsibility