Marianne’s TEDx Talk about The American Story
Integrative Politics Series at ABC Home in New York City
Join Marianne Williamson with special guest former U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson for a talk at ABC Home in New York City on Wednesday, March 21. For those interested, a fundrasier for the Committee to Elect Alan Grayson will follow the talk. Click here for details
A Note from Marianne Williamson
With so much political activation now occurring in the United States, many of us wish to place our personal energy in the service of what is best for our country.
Throughout our history, Americans have done so in very powerful ways. Whether it was Abolitionists leading to the abolition of slavery, or Suffragettes gaining women the right to vote, or the Civil Rights movement leading to the end of segregation and institutionalized white supremacy in the South, other generations before us have risen up to put America back on track at times when as a country we had gone astray.
And now it is our turn.
Where some have sown hatred, let us now sow love.
This is an important year — the midterm elections of 2018 could not be more critical — but we must do more than just address external political issues. We must address the deeper, internal causes that have led to our political dysfunction. We cannot just water the leaves of our democracy; we must water it at the roots.
And those roots are inside us. We need a new, whole-person politics that stems not just from the head but from the heart, not just from intellectual understanding but from a genuine love for our country, and with reverence for the possibilities for self-actualization that democracy at its best affords to all. Like any relationship, our relationship to democracy cannot be taken for granted; it must be tended to. We have as much responsibility to it as it has to us.
We will transform our country through our willingness to transform our relationship to it. Our own disconnection from the political process, lack of knowledge of how our system operates, lack of understanding of our history, and confusion about many of the issues that confront us now, have led in too many cases to a dangerous emotional disconnection between our country and ourselves.
Thank you for joining me in what I know can be an extraordinary gathering of energy. We will make a meaningful contribution to the joyful, fierce and disruptive energies that are rising up at this amazing point in time. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, “we must think anew, and act anew… and then we shall save our country.”
I look forward to the journey ahead.
THE LOVE AMERICA TOUR
I am touring the country this year, discussing how a revolution in consciousness paves the way to both personal and national renewal. Click here for a list of the cities so far scheduled for THE LOVE AMERICA TOUR. Please sign our e-list, and keep coming back for an update! I hope to see you along the way.
HOUSTON CHRONICLE ARTICLE, January 19, 2018
Marianne Williamson walked to the middle of the stage, paused for a second, then she asked all the black people to stand.
The New York Times best-selling author, internationally known spiritual teacher and native Houstonian was in town recently for her “Love America Tour” at Unity of Houston. She urged the 200 of us from our seats. She then instructed a white person to hold the hand of a black person standing.
A white woman and a teenage girl who looked to be mother and daughter in the row behind me took my hand and arm.
Williamson then told the white people to repeat after her. She began with, “I apologize … .”
Marianne’s interview with Ed Bernstein.
Las Vegas, Nevada; January 2018