WELCOME TO SISTER GIANT 2017

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On February 2-4, 2017, Marianne partnered with Derrick Harkins, Vice President of Union Theological Seminary, to host the 4th SISTER GIANT conference — live in Washington DC and via Livestream — which explored the intersection of spirituality and politics. Marianne was joined by Senator Bernie Sanders, and a host of experts speaking on the most critical spiritual and political issues of our day.

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.

IN WASHINGTON

At this year’s SISTER GIANT, Marianne Williamson partnered with Derrick Harkins, Senior Vice-President at Union Theological Seminary. The conference was held in Washington DC, at the Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA, on Feb. 2-4, 2017.

The Conference brought together an illuminating mix of thinkers, gathering to consider the state of our country on both spiritual and political levels. We incubated ideas and contributed 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 presented ideas and facilitated actions to 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 discussed our options.

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

Watch the 2 1/2 day Conference on Video. 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.

Read Marianne Williamson’s article Race and Repentance in America

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

Listen to a Recent Talk by 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

  • Satya Kalra

    Dear Marianne Williamson, Thank you very much for putting this wonderful conference together.
    I am looking forward to learning more from this conference. Love.

  • Meteor

    Yes, straycat, I am absolutely serious. The philosopher Alan Watts points out that TIME is a convention we use as an organizing principle, but really, there is
    no time, though we live in the belief that we are stuck in it. We generally use time
    to organize our linear beliefs in the fictional story of our lives that we constantly
    are writing (by believing) we must live. But we are free to change our life stories
    by dropping the belief that we are held stuck in time. Others may think you are
    crazy, but if you give it a try you will discover that you are free!

    Every moment is a direct expression and manifestation of the Eternal Now. We
    draw from it what we believe so we have to learn to choose good healthful freeing beliefs. LOVE! Let the veil of erroneous beliefs fall away. Walk in the
    FULL TRUTH OF LOVE EVERY MOMENT.

    Others (most by far do) may believe they are stuck in their limiting fictional time-line of their beliefs . There is no time! We don’t have to live under that limiting veil of ignorance. This, of course, profoundly changes our most common beliefs in
    reality, but the world is coming to an awareness that we can write our own story
    and LIVE FREE.
    ….
    My real name is not Meteor, it is Michael Olson. There is a story behind that,
    but let’s let Meteor stand for now!

  • NorCal Buc

    Democracy is THE key.

    Conservatism is Privatization.

    Simple

  • Ann

    Can this site be made mobile friendly?

  • Joyce Schleef

    Marianne, I have always loved your books and articles. But, I will no longer buy any of them. So sad to see women dividing women. You promote this as “Creating a Politics of Love.” I fail to see that. This is another attempt as subversion of our rightly elected officials. Go ahead and have your event. Soon there will be a wave of disapproval for your false narrative. Your event would have been much more meaningful if it had been held sometime during the past 8 years, especially since the rise of terrorism, at home and abroad, grew during the past 8 years. Once again, have your event…I’m sure some will attend with the actual thought and feeling of love; others will be looking to subvert and divide our country, and in that regard, I disapprove of this event.

  • Betty C. Dudney

    God is our Mother as well as Father. To worship a male or female only god is idolatry. We need a non-sexist language as the original word of ABBA, Jesus used in the language of his time, means Heavenly parent, in the language of AB=dad, BA=mom, not just the male only translated “Father” and includes both male and female qualities. For what is a Father without a Mother? Can also be found in unabridged Webster Dictionaries.

  • Dr. Jan B. Hamilton

    Yes, my cases 16-7537-38-39, docketed January 12, 2017, currently before the 8 Justices of the US Supreme Court are designed to release women and all underserved citizens from the bondage of the past with Equal Justice Under Law. Pray that the court will chose these 3 habeas corpus cases for oral argument with a ruling for Religious Freedom, Equal Protection with Due Process on June 26, 2017.

  • Denise Kozlo

    We need young people to lead and carry on a vision led by mindfulness and compassion. Why not let students attend the conference free of charge? Your key note speaker, Senator Bernie Sanders sure wouldn’t mind.

  • Eva C.

    ‘I want to repeal our senators and congress people’s healthcare. This would take effect at the same time they repeal Affordable Care Act. Their insurance is paid by our taxes. They have universal healthcare. Where is ours?’

  • Eva C.

    I read that Alec Baldwin will get an entire episode to mock Trump. We should organize ‘watch’ parties! Not sure of the date though. 😉

  • Barbara Summey Marshall

    Sister Giant….this gathering is greatly needed at this time in the life cycle of our American Revolution….We stand at the crossroads as a nation and as a people of diverse religions, cultures, nationalities, languages and socio-economic moorings, sexual orientation and military service…..#ABCRenovatedJubileeHouse #3MillionPlusHaveServed.#HonortheServiceofWomenVeterans

  • Viviana Rose

    Thank God for this. Please tell me how I may serve. To be passive at this time is immoral and unconscionable. No time before have we been called to action as we are now. This is the moment. Rise up.

  • Jenny James

    looking forward to joining you on Livestream from the UK.

  • sandypough

    Awareness does not require belief, imagination, or anything within your ability as a human being. To just “be” is to just accept your authentic self to hear what’s being said without the usage of your humaness. Trust that communication, is happening in silence and that you are hearing without using the kind of hearing which would be of one of your human senses-hearing without hearing. Awareness is simply knowing the unknown . This occurrence happens with resignation. When somehow you’ve acquired some information through hearing it seeing it or whatever human capacity that is used to acquire the information. The key is to find what works for you . And with that statement in which cannot be explained as to how you select or are able to see what works for you is just a matter of seeking . Seeking means surrendering the humaness that we have come to know as our only Reliance of being; in other words, we are most learned at being a human being because of all of the learning of how to be a human being that has taken place. The different materials that you read in order to support you on your journey are to be understood as they are in which would be tools. Keep in mind that as you read, you are reading words and expressions and suggestions and you are understanding what you are reading. The latter is an indication that as a human you are understanding at a human being’s capacity to do so. Awareness comes by way of knowing the unknown. Don’t try to imagine the experiences that are written, spoken, or any materials that you come into contact with that of which you’ve used your five senses, brain, mind. These things are tools by which only extends where the unknown begins. In the unknown, don’t expect anything by which your five senses, cognitive ability, or imagination can take it. Your understanding, you’re wanting to feel something, your wanting to analyze, or anything that we would say is a sign. This journey is not about magic. You have no way of even knowing how Awareness comes about until you have the moment(s) of enlightenment. As you or when you become aware, you would have no way to express it. Your expressing of what you know can only extend to being a tool(s). Your technique (s), are as unique as your fingerprint patterns although everyone has a set. Some things that will work for you maybe similar to that of others, may change from time to time. Things changing, may be a return to former things and vice versa, something new or not. Being is accepting that what you desire will find you although it may appear that you just stumbled upon it. Awareness is like when you become informed about something that you didn’t know before but somehow you know that it is true. The concept of resonation happens when you realize something or hear something or however you have taken in or acquire information with your five senses and you are in agreement with it. The reason you are in agreement is because it’s a remembering of who you were as yourself before you entered the dispensation of the a life-span time-line experience as a human being among the Earth. You recognize things because thats whats written on your soul from where you were before you became a human being. Stop looking for something and just accept that to universe has to rise to your call. Accept that that’s just what it does. Hope this helped. If you see fit, just write back. Thanks

  • sandypough

    Evolution is beckoned by inquiry and vice versa. So expect the Curiosity. It is necessary because you are yet evolving and will always be evolving. I am still in that stage of inquiry. I have found that as time passed you do become more confident in what you know. What you know is what has been presented before you in any form of information and you are in agreement with it. It’s like somehow you know it is true. This is because it is already written on your soul. What is written on your soul came with you from where you were before you were formed in the womb. You come with that writing and you come with knowing how to breathe. Without physical deficiency a baby Just Breathe before learning hardly anything of this world. Be encouraged.

  • Magpie

    Here is a beautiful passage from the Course in Miracles that I thought I’d share with sandypough and Wei Wu Wei and everyone. Page 323, Lesson 169:
    “Grace is an aspect of the Love of God which is most like the state prevailing in the unity of truth. It is the world’s most lofty aspiration, for it leads beyond the world entirely. It is past learning, yet the goal of learning, for grace cannot come until the mind prepares itself for true acceptance. Grace becomes inevitable instantly in those who have prepared a table where it can be gently laid and willingly received; an altar clean and holy for the gift.
    Grace is acceptance of the Love of God within a world of seeming hate and fear. By grace alone the hate and fear are gone, for grace presents a state so opposite to everything the world contains, that those whose minds are lighted by the gift of grace can not believe the world of fear is real.
    Grace is not learned. The final step must go beyond all learning. Grace is not the goal this course aspires to attain. Yet we prepare for grace in that an open mind can hear theCall to waken. It is not shut tight against God’s Voice. It has become aware that there are things it does not know, and thus is ready to accept a state completely different from experience with which it is familiarly at hime.
    We have perhaps appeared to contradict our statement that the revelation of the Father and the Son as one has been already set. But we have also said the mind determines when that time wiil be, and has determined it. And yet we urge you to bear witness to the Word of God to hasten the experience of truth, and speed its advent into every mind that recognizes truth’s effects on you.
    Oneness is simply the idea God is. And in His Being, He encompasses all things. No mind holds anything but Him. We say “God is,” and then we cease to speak, for in that knowledge words are meaningless. There are no lips to speak them, and no part of mind sufficiently distinct to feel that it is now aware of something not itself. It has united with its Source. And like its Source Itself, it merely is.
    We cannot speak nor write nor even think of this at all. It comes to every mind when total recognition that its will is God’s has been completely given and received completely. It returns the mind into the endless present, where the past and future cannot be conceived. It lies beyond salvation; past all thought of time, forgiveness and the holy face of Christ. The Son of God (all of us) has merely disappeared into his Father, as his Father has in him. The world has never been at all. Eternity remains a constant state.
    This is beyond experience we try to hasten. Yet forgiveness taught and learned, brings with it the experiences which bear witness that the time the mind itself determined to abandon all but this is now at hand. We do not hasten it, in that what you will offer was concealed from Him Who teaches what forgiveness means.
    All learning was already in His Mind, accomplished and complete. He recognized at that time holds, and gave it to all minds that each one might determine, from a point where time was ended, when it is released to revelation and eternity. We have repeated several times before that you but make a journey that is done.
    For oneness must be here. Whatever time the mind has set for revelation is entirely irrelevant to what must be a constant state, forever as it always was; forever to remain as it is now. We merely take the part assigned long since, and fully recognized as perfectly fulfilled by Him Who wrote salvation’s script in His Creator’s Name, and in the Name of His Creator’s Son.
    There is no need to further clarify what no one in the world can understand. When revelation of your oneness comes, it will be known and fully understood. Now we have work to do, for those in time can speak of things beyond, and listen to words which explain what is to come is past already. Yet what meaning can the words convey to those who count the hours still, and rise and work and go to sleep by them?
    Suffice it, then, that you have work to do to play your part. The ending must remain obscure to you until your part is done. It does not matter. For our part is still what all the rest depends on. As you take the role assigned to you, salvation comes a little nearer each uncertain heart that does not beat as yet in tune with God.
    Forgiveness is the central theme that runs throughout salvation, holding all its parts in meaningful relationships, the course it runs directed and its outcome sure. And now we ask for grace, the final gift salvation can bestow. Experience that grace provides will end in time, for grace foreshadows Heaven, yet does not replace the thought of time but for a little while.
    The interval suffices. It is here that miracles are laid; to be returned by you from holy instants you receive, through grace in your experience, to all who see the light that lingers in your face. What is the face of Christ but his who went a moment into timelessness, and brought a clear reflection of the unity he felt an instant back to bless the world? How could you finally attain to it forever, while a part of you remains outside, unknowing, unawakened, and in need of you as witness to the truth?
    Be grateful to return, as you were glad to go an instant, and accept the gifts that grace provided you. You carry them back to yourself. And revelation stands not far behind. Its coming is ensured. We ask for grace, and for experience that comes from grace. We welcome the release it offers everyone. We do not ask for the unaskable. We do not look beyond what grace can give. For this we can give in the grace that has been given us.
    Our learning goal today does not exceed this prayer. Yet in the world, what could be more than what we ask this day of Him Who gives the grace we ask, as it was given Him?”

    “By grace I live. By grace I am released.
    By grace I give. By grace I will release. ”

    Love and Blessings!
    (Typing this was good practice! :D)

  • Paul Smith

    Join in to learn of a different approach to tackling the extreme challenges we face in this very toxic environment as the world is on fire and needs your energy as part of the team that will set the stage for change utilizing tools of peace , compassion and understanding as a force for good as never witnessed before. Peace and love from Canada. P.Smith

  • sara

    nd for those that can not travel, consider knowing on your neighbor’s door today just to say hello. Consider going to a different floor at work and meeting someone. Consider speaking to the person in line at the grocery store. Consider a visit to your parent or sibling or cousin or college friend or elementary school friend. Yes, consider living in the moment for at least one moment a day….it is harder than I thought when someone challenged me….Thrilled Marianne is doing her part in the way she knows best and may we all do the same in the way we know best, from the heart.

  • Zevin Cruz

    Hi Marianne,

    My name is Zevin X. Cruz and I plan to attend “Sister Giant 2017.” I am a Neo-Transcendental philosopher (Integral Metamodernist). As an author, artist and activist I have written two books in 2015 and 2016 for radical evolutionary transformation called, THE SUM: A Cohesive Vision, Coherent Strategy & Comprehensive Philosophy of Integral Activism For The Cultural Creatives’ Convergence Of Movements and THE SUM II: A Critical Analysis Of The Current State Of Activism To Create A Cohesive Vision, Strategy & Philosophy Of Neo-Transcendentalism. My third book will be coming out in the spring of 2017 called, THE DYNAMIC DECALOGUE: A Metamodern Manifesto From The Grand Synthesis Of Integral Theory Applications As The Ten Philosophical Pillars Of Neo-Trancendentalism For Evolutionary Transformation.

    I wanted to thank you in advance for hosting such an event and look forward to meeting you in person. I agree with the aims you stated in your recent telephone call for the gathering especially some of the questions you raised in your Huffington Post December 24 article “The Great Resistance 2017” like: 1) “How did we let this happen?” 2) “What are we going to do about it now?” 3) “What can I do?” 4) What should the Great Resistance 2017 be? Ultimately, I came to realize while reading your article that all of those questions come down to one fundamental question that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked 50 years ago regarding the Civil Rights Movement in his last literary work, “Where Do We Go Here? Chaos or Community.” He answered his own personal call for a critical re-evaluation of the movement he led. As such, it is my belief that to answer such a question requires us to deconstruct it into at least seven broad categories that addresses both the macro and micro view of our world:

    1) What is the current state of global affairs? (This is necessary, in order to determine the nature, depth and pace of change required to resolve the biggest and most imminent problems facing our world today, thus, defining the line-in-the-sand against Trump and the Republican Party).

    2) What are the categorical causes of such problems? (This is required in order to avoid making the same mistake of past movement by only offering symptoms-oriented-solutions).

    3) What is the current state of cultural affairs in the West due to its economic, political, social dominance in the world?

    4) What is the current state of politics in the U.S. and around the world? (This is necessary in order to determine what political trends are sweeping the globe and how can capitalized on them)

    a) How & why did Hillary Clinton lose?

    b) How & why did Trump win?

    c) Why didn’t a third party like the Greens Or Libertarians fill in the political vacuum created by the two most disliked political candidates in American history?

    d) What could have Bernie Sander’s insurgent campaign done differently?

    e) Should he have been content on just raising political awareness of neglected issues and putting them on the Democratic Party platform or should he had been a more bold and radical by continuing the “political revolution” by breaking off from the corporate Democratic party and campaigned as an independent or run as a Green Presidential candidate which Jill Stein offered?

    f) Should his supporter have held Sander accountable in some way to make sure that the Left populist movement would have not diffused in the political cul-de-sac of the Democratic Party where history has shown movements go to die?

    4) What is the current state of our system of governance?
    a) Is the two-party system redeemable?
    b) Or do we need to reinvent the government all together for the 21st century like our forefathers did when they overthrew monarchy?
    c) If so, what are the principles we should use to create another form of governance?
    d) Where would modern technology fit in?
    e) Can we quantify our the overlapping values of the right and left to design a computer algorithm or governing operating system that eliminates the corrupting influence of human beings, creating the first cyber government?

    5) What is the current state of the Democratic Party?
    a) What are the causes of the demise of the democrats?
    b) Who in the current Democratic Party is sincerely sympathetic to our cause?
    c) Is the Democratic Party redeemable?
    d) Can it be reformed? Should it be?
    e) Should another political party be created from scratch?
    f) How do we hold the democrats accountable?

    6) What is the current state of activism?
    a) What did Occupy accomplish? What were there shortcomings?
    b) Where does Black Lives Matter Movement stand today?
    c) Where does the Woman’s March go from here? Does it become a movement? If so, how? What are its values, principles, vision, goals, objectives and strategy? How do we go about organizing and sustaining the momentum beyond the fear and intense anger?

    Over the next few days, prior to the 2017 Sister Giant gathering, I am going to dedicate my time to answering these fundamental questions for myself. However, it then occur to me that it might assist our collective efforts to answer “the call for a critical re-evaluation 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.”

    In that spirit, I would like to suggest that these questions be officially submitted to all those registered prior to the gathering and open for discussion during the event. The answers to such inquiries could assist us in creating a comprehensive plan of action based on articulated values and principles that I hope will emerge to guide us to begin creating in a new future strategic course, otherwise we risk wasting this moment of opportunity.

    Thank You
    Zevin X. Cruz

    2277 Kohen Rd.
    Dryden, NY, 13053
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    PS: The links I provided below offers a shortcut in looking me up.

    • TIKKUN Published Online Magazine Article http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/the-sum-stratagem-a-strategic-plan-for-the-remnants-of-the-occupy-movement-by-zevin-x-cruz

    • Cited By Other Online Works http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2015/11/chris-hedges-on-occupy-movement-success.html

    • Internet Radio Show
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/progressintheworld/2015/09/10/occupy-30-one-million-masked-march-on-washington-with-general-strike

    • Book #1 THE SUM
    http://www.48hrbooks.com/Book/2L4b2zjw

    https://www.amazon.com/SUM-COMPREHENSIVE-PHILOSOPHY-CREATIVES-CONVERGENCE/dp/1478766204

    • Book #2 THE SUM II http://www.48hrbooks.com/Book/7LG6vp3w

    http://blackberryforums.com/store/The-Sum-Ii-critical-Analysis-current-State-Of-Activism-zevin-X-Cruz-ex-Signed_311746053091.html

    • Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/ZevinXCruz

    • Cross Country Challenger Quest (C3Q)
    https://www.facebook.com/zxcs3kc3q/

  • Fraulynn

    Anyone attending from the Triangle, NC area?

  • Glenda Peterson Erwin

    Such a wonderful opportunity to unite for The Cause!

  • Henry John

    As one of the Men who is committed to a just and peaceful world for all people, I am privileged to stand shoulder to shoulder with all of you as we seek to MAKE love find a way.

    I hope to meet many of you next weekend in Arlington. I’ll be there as arm candy with a beautiful woman and her beautiful mind. (…and I’ll have my twice Jesuit-Educated brain and decades of Fortune-100 experience with me, ready to take some marching orders from people smarter than me.)

    Our Movement is only just beginning to begin! The president, to a large extent, has made this about winning and losing.

    So let’s win. We are we are bigger, stronger, and faster.

    Let’s win.

  • Leida Schuringa

    I am glad to hear about this initiative. It gives me hope and I feel connected to you all. I am living in the Netherlands. Is there any possibility to follow this event (partly) online? Love to this world and beyond.

  • Sandee

    I am wondering why charge at all??? The women’s march proved there are millions who want to be active in this movement….charging even for live streaming is very limiting and seems to be contrary to the notion that we are all one and should not be divisive. This seems to be somewhat discriminatory and a bit hypocritical.

  • Denise Kozlo

    Sandee, I couldn’t agree more. These are trying times and we ALL want to learn how to be more effective with our energy.

  • Lawrence Taylor

    Is this a for profit event? If not, where are proceeds going after event?

  • Sandee

    As I see it …providing at least the live stream free would open this to ALL….imagine how all that positive, loving energy would raise the vibration of the Universe!! Isn’t that the purpose of this…to create politics of LOVE??

  • carolynne Harris

    After the last Sister Giant in L.A. I decided to work with Bernie and Cenk – I wrote letters and made phone calls to all my state and Congressional leaders from Washington State, but a funny thing happened, a family I knew became homeless and after 1 1/2 years I am still supporting them, mainly the 3 boys as in WA state almost all the HUD money in my county is going to builders to build affordable housing, if your have a car to sleep in and your children aren’t babies your are considered housed. There are no vouchers for low income or what they call affordable housing, CPS has nowhere to place the 3 big boys if they were taken from their mother. Now my family has no car, the youngest child 11, has been in the psychiatric unit twice for trying the commit suicide. The system is broken. I helped start a housing task force in my city, which has the mentality of “not in my backyard.” These are things that happen when you attend Sister Giant. Love happens, love in action. Carolynne Harris

  • Cindy Browne

    Do you know if there is a schedule yet?!?! I am new to the conference and signed on LIVESTREAM. Very excited. Thanks!

  • Scottsdale007

    Sister? Really? Sister Giant. I can’t stop laughing!!!!~!!!! They always seem to segregate the massess no matter what somehow with forming groups-gangs what ever you call it- by using the key words to hopefully attract the weak and dumb. Sister Giant….wtf????? I hate the name. just saying…don’t send me hate mail either if you feel like hating…

  • Betty C. Dudney

    God is our Mother as well as Father! We are coming out of 5000 years of an unbalanced male only rule, that has kept us in one war after another.
    Since 1965 when the largest group of Christians Bishops in the world met in Rome at Vatican II, to listen to God’s Holy Spirit, heard and wrote in their Pastoral Constitution, such as in Article 29 + others similar, “It is not God’s Will that there be anymore discrimination in regards to race or sex…” ! Yet when the first elected Pope John Paul I suddently died very untimely, only three days after promising over 100 Religous Women who had come to ask him to end their discrimination, he said he would do what he could for their equality within the Church! It would be ten years before God would give me the one word of “Equality” and in the forty years since I have witnessed 3 times to three Popes since for three months at a time, to the unbalanced nature of our world because of our continuing in inequality, and discrimination especially for the female half of God’s Image. The word of “Equality”, i had heard after experiencing the Presence of God only for the second time in a supernatural way 25 years after the first time, when I had first seen the Hand of God at only five years old. Not only Moses and in Daniel’s time, but over 200 times is The Hand of God mentioned in the Bible when God has decided to act in our world.
    Those of you who can hear or listen to God’s Holy Spirit need to confirm for yourself, know you have something only you can do for God and our world, and use God’s power within you.
    I am now 82 years old and I am weak. I have been doing Peace Vigils and Marches, since Viet Nam days with only 8-10 people sometimes, but was so thrilled to see the 10-12,000 come across the Bridge and march with them up 2nd ave. in Nashville, Tennessee Jan 20, 1917.
    May God Give you the Strength and Courage you need to be a witness for Equal Rights that will bring the law of Peace to our world, rather than more destruction!
    I pray you will allow God to be with you.

  • Betty C. Dudney

    God
    is our Mother as well as Father! We are coming out of 5000 years of an
    unbalanced male only rule, that has kept us in one war after another.
    Since
    1965 when the largest group of Christians Bishops in the world met in
    Rome at Vatican II, to listen to God’s Holy Spirit, heard and wrote in
    their Pastoral Constitution, as in Article 29 + others similar, “It is
    not God’s Will that there be any more discrimination in regards to race
    or sex…” ! Yet when the first elected Pope John Paul I suddenly died
    very untimely, only three days after promising over 100 Religous Women
    who had come to ask him to end their discrimination, and he told them he
    would do what he could for their equal rights within the Church!
    Yet It would be ten years before God would give me the one word of
    “Equality” to share, and in the forty years since, I have witnessed 3
    times to three Popes about the unbalanced nature of our world because of
    our continuing in inequality and discrimination, especially for the
    female half of God’s Image.
    The word of “Equality”, I heard after experiencing the Presence of God,
    only for the second time in a supernatural way, 25 years after the first
    time, I had seen the Hand of God, first at only five years old.
    Not only did Moses see God’s Hand but also in Daniel’s time, and over 200
    times have I counted The Hand of God mentioned in the Bible, when God
    has acted in our world, to help us stop evils such as Inequality and
    idolatry of worshiping a false image of God yet leaving us with the
    freedom of free will to do good or evil.
    Those of you who can hear or listen to God’s Holy Spirit need to confirm for yourself, to know you
    have a special purpose only you can do for our world, in using God’s
    Goodness within you for not just selfishness but for the good of all.
    I am now 82 years old and no longer strong. I have been doing Peace
    Vigils and Marches, since Viet Nam days with only 8-10 people sometimes,
    but was so thrilled to see the 10-12,000 who came across the Bridge of
    our Cumberland River and to march with them in Peace and Joy, up 2nd ave. Nashville, Tennessee on Jan 20, 1917, when women and the men who love them, showed their strength.
    May God Give you the courage you will need to be witness
    for Equal Rights that can bring Laws of “Peace and Goodwill” to our
    world, rather than more destruction we are surely headed for without!
    I pray you allow God’s Holy Spirit to daily be with you.

  • Anastasia Hayes Piper

    Beautifully stated…my thoughts exactly…thank you!

  • EJ

    What, no Section 8 housing in your area? That wonderful government handout that allows people to rent properties, destroy them, and then move on. The vouchers are portable so people can go anywhere to live. Check out some of the communities in PA that have been destroyed by the proliferation of these vouchers and the people who won’t get jobs or assume responsibility for themselves. The only thing they want is a government handout.

  • Carolann Driver

    FUCK YOU Marianne Williamson – You did not back HILLARY when you should have, NO – you backed another old white MAN who didn’t lift a finger his whole life for women, instead of the WOMAN who worked her ENTIRE LIFE for women, and NOW look what we are stuck with! I blame those Women who DON’T HELP WOMEN – we are now in that “special place in HELL!”

  • Lisa Danylchuk

    Why are two men featured as the lead attraction to Sister Giant? I support inclusivity but isn’t this assigning more power to their presence than that of the women coming together for this event?

  • Betsy Lambert

    I am wearing a headscarf in public gatherings as a symbol of my desire to provide moral leadership to my community, which I feel has lost its way as a result of the overwhelming amount of hatred and fear that emerged during the presidential campaign.

    Our country has turned away from love, the most powerful force in the Universe, and is now adrift in a sea of fear and negativity. What we lack is moral leadership and that has to come from within. It cannot be forced or legislated because love doesn’t work like that. Love is a tiny little spark that inhabits us all and is awaiting the moment when consciousness of its presence and nurturing of its intention will allow it to help us overcome fear,prejudice and hatred.

    Moral leadership is within each and every one of us, not just a few public figures. We all have the capability to nurture it and, in the coming days and years, we will all need to develop it if we are to counteract the coming political tidal wave that is inundating us.

    My headscarf is my personal symbol of my love for all people, not a religious statement or a means of “sticking it” to Republicans. Because it is intended to offer loving support for our Muslim sisters and brothers, it stands for my belief that love will ultimately prevail in the moral struggle that is now gripping our country. If that means that I am a moral leader, then so be it. The role of moral leadership is available to every person who accepts the responsibility and is willing to use the courage of their convictions to advance the cause of love.

    We need to look at the current political climate as one of opportunity, not calamity. It provides each of us with the opportunity to develop our own moral leadership spark of love into a full-fledged movement to counteract the fear, prejudice and hatred that is threatening us.

    We cannot count on pulpits, pundits or religious texts to show us the way. Each of us, in our own way, has to find our spark of love, our basic humanity, and allow it to become an overwhelming force for change. Nobody can do it for us. If we sit on our hands and wait for others to act for us, we are relinquishing the awesome power that love can provide to us and allowing fear to rule our lives.

    With loving intentions we can move mountains and that is the task before us. So, ladies, I invite you to wear your scarves in public gatherings to assert your own moral leadership since “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” I challenge men to come up with their own symbol of moral leadership and I hope they will, but women have headscarves at our disposal and I hope many will adopt them along with loving intentions.

  • Lourdes Cordero

    I have registered for the lifestream of these conference, however, I still don’t know the timing or schedule when it will start tomorrow, Thursday. Also, I live in Vienna, Austria and since there is a considerable time difference, I wanted to know if there will be an available video of the conference? Please kindly advise.

  • Paula

    Hi Sandy I hear your message loud and clear and agree, however, your language needs to be gender neutral. Language matters.If all the pronouns are male then we create the belief that we prefer men to lead, hence one of the reasons Hillary wasn’t elected. Again, please change the pronouns to be inclusive. Thanks.

  • Debbie Dalton

    I registered for Sister Giant Webcast starting tomorrow. Is there a schedule and times of speakers? thank you

  • Maureen Eastwood Lewis

    Thank you, finally a voice for Reason.

  • Maureen Eastwood Lewis

    Yes.

  • Julie Koewler

    I don’t believe this is true. It’s a perception and I respect that. One man is not responsible for the actions of others. The ideology was there long before the words were spoken. The point is, this march, this gathering of minds, is to spread love and empathy, for without it what are we? If you can not love your neighbor as you love yourself, then your not loving yourself. It’s not a liberal view, it’s the law of the universe.

  • Lois Flournoy Moncrief

    Amen, I have been reading David Hawkins books. They have helped me to understand what is going on and to realize that it is I who have to change. I need to work on raising my spiritual energy. That will help impact the total in a positive way. The more I can learn to love and be kind and raise my own spiritual energy the more I can nullify hate, anger, and fear in the world just by raising my own spiritual energy. I am learning to not allow negative thoughts to occupy my mind so I do not develop the negative feelings that follow. I have much work to do on myself. I am trying to learn what more I can do externally and am using Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr. as examples. I remind myself of something Mother Teresa said when asked to participate in a march for war. She said no but call me when you want me to participate in a march for peace ( I am paraphrasing from memory). I am practicing gratitude daily. Namaste.

  • Leagh Whalen

    So well said and soooo TRUE!!!
    Thank you

  • http://www.crystalilluminationart.com grm4love

    did any one get the link and password to the livestream?

  • http://annieorganie.com/ Anne Temple

    I was sent the link to this event, and it looks fabulous. But you have to pay $50 to watch it live streamed? I don’t know about you, but I know a lot of people who can not pay for this. Why not live stream it for free?

  • Dharmapaalini Nithyananda

    I have been searching for a schedule of speakers. Anyone located a source? Would love to know who is scheduled and when.

  • Barbara Daniels

    this is great if everyone took responsibility for themselves things would change dramatically!

  • palsimon

    It appears to me that Sister Giant is an organization very compatible with an old Ancient Order of Druids.

    In 1857 my great, great grandmother, Anna Catherine May
    Knieper, arrived in New Orleans from Germany. She died 1917.

    I was working on my Ancestry file when I discovered the notice of
    death of my great, great grandmother, Anna Catherine May, in the Times
    Picayune showing the Ancient Order of Druids was invited to the funeral. I knew
    very little about the origins of some of our organizations in the United
    States, especially the role of The Ancient Order of the Druids, so I decided to do
    some research.

    After reading information I found at the University of New
    Orleans, I began to think: Maybe we need to
    re-establish this Order all over the United States to assist us in
    bringing about a great revolution against Capitalism! They did, after all,
    inspire one great Revolution in their history. (Read below – “They were believed to have
    incited the patriotic revolt of the Britons against Roman rule.”)
    Even though later history showed most Orders required members to refrain from
    political or religious activity, there were others who wanted to change this.

    From Earl K. Long Library University of New Orleans

    “According to the Grand Grove of California, “this fraternal and benevolent
    society takes its name and nomenclature from the history of the Druids of
    ancient Gaul and Britain. They were the religious guides of the people, and the
    chief guardians and expounders of the law. They taught the immortality and
    transmigration of the soul. Their chosen retreats were groves of oaks, and the
    remains of their temples are circular cromlechs and dolmens of immense stones.
    They attained their greatest influence in Britain shortly before the Roman
    invasion, during the last century before Christ. They were believed to have
    incited the patriotic revolt of the Britons against Roman rule, and
    Agricola, when Governor of Britain, cut down their sacred groves and destroyed their
    temples; when the Druids who escaped fled to the Island of Iona. Upon conversion
    of the Britons to Christianity, Druidism became only a venerable memory and
    tradition. Its nomenclature and traditions form the picturesque background of
    the ceremonies of the modern order of the fraternity and benevolence.

    “The modern order was formed in England in 1781, and its centennial
    was celebrated in America by enthusiastic meetings and addresses in a number of
    cities.

    “It was introduced into the United States about 1830, but the
    earliest society died out. A permanent beginning, however, was made in George
    Washington Lodge, No.1, instituted in New York in 1839.

    “In the nomenclature of the Order the name Grove is used commonly as
    the name lodge in other orders, signifying a local body working under a regular
    dispensation. The higher body, which issues the dispensation, is called a
    Grand Grove, and different (State) Grand Groves are under the Supreme Grove,
    which is the head of the Order, though in full union with the Order in England,
    Australia, and Germany, with full power to make laws for its own government and
    for the government of its State, Grand, and Subordinate Groves.

    “The Order is a moral, social, and beneficial society. Its principles
    do not conflict with any of the established systems of religion, and
    are perfectly compatible with the peace and welfare of the State. No oaths are
    administered by the Order binding its members to any creed or faction. Its
    object is to unite men together, irrespective of nation, tongue, or creed,
    for mutual protection and improvement; to assist socially and materially by
    timely counsel and instructive lessons; and to foster among its members the
    spirit of fraternity and good fellowship. Its well-regulated system of
    dues and benefits provides for the relief of the sick and destitute, the burial of
    the dead, and protection of the widows and orphans of deceased members.”

    The United Ancient Order of Druids was one of the first fraternal
    orders founded in Louisiana. Like most benevolent groups formed at the time, it
    was probably established to provide for the welfare of its members
    and their families in cases of sickness and death. Funds for such
    purposes were generated by membership dues and various socials. In 1897 the
    Order held its first Mardi Gras ball, and from 1921 to 1934 it staged
    annual parades. The Grand Grove of Louisiana was headquartered in New
    Orleans. From 1911 until about 1957 it occupied the building at 834 Camp
    Street.”

    Sources:
    Gambit Weekly (April 30, 2002).
    http://www.bestofneworleans.com/dispatch/2002-04-30/blake.html
    Accessed April 19, 2006. Ancient Order of Druids in Marin
    County,
    California. http://druids-marin.freeservers.com/
    Accessed April 19, 2006.

    See history in
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Order_of_Druids.

  • Shannon Overview

    That is privileged nonsense. Sometimes people do not have the RESOURCES to change anything. Grow up.

  • Shannon Overview

    You’re insane. As the climate changes, as overpopulation continues to strip resources from the planet, as millions of refugees run for their lives, then you will see who’s side you’re on.

    You can just wish ecology to change. You’re as bad as the people in the White House.

  • Shannon Overview

    Yeah, lets start by telling heterosexuals to stop having children.
    Then we need to teach science in the classrooms, especially the rules of ecology and the limits to growth.

  • Shannon Overview

    So just think nice things and the millions of climate refugees, the massive disruption of habitats, and wars for resources, will just go away.

  • Shannon Overview

    Which implies that women are irresponsible.

    This group is FILLED with really insane people who also believe in “alternative facts.”

  • Shannon Overview

    Reality is realizing we live on a planet with limits to growth and rules of ecology.

  • Shannon Overview

    Support Planned Parenthood, wear a condom.

  • Shannon Overview

    Let’s see. Western countries have destroyed the habitat of the planet, bombing people into submission for their resources. And then when those war migrants move, they are destroying Western culture.

  • Shannon Overview

    Exactly. We have reached habitat overshoot. You can sit with your yoga moms all day and say Namaste all you want, but ecology has rules. Western countries have exploited the last of the easy resources, and caused massive migrations of people.

    Support Planned Parenthood.

  • http://www.crystalilluminationart.com grm4love

    Hello Marianne,
    I have been listening to you on livestream… I have followed you for eons… I am just amazed at how aware you are of the political environment.. what a gifted channel you are to be able to speak continuously as you do. My question for you is: WHY ARE YOU NOT RUNNING FOR CONGRESS or in some position within the government that you can serve millions as you do daily?

  • Shannon Overview

    And the message is insane. This is the Yoga Mom revolution. Just believe you can change your reality and it will change reality.

    Tell that to the melting ice caps.

  • Shannon Overview

    So did you just pull that statistic out of your ass? And what about the rest of the world that provides your resources? What about the damage your life causes the habitat. Did you deduct that from costs? Or is that just privilege?

  • Shannon Overview

    Welcome to the new Democratic Party. Once again, you have to be rich to join, and Hillary will be back to tell you what to do next.

  • Shannon Overview

  • Frosty Wooldridge

    Let’s push for 1 child per woman internationally. If we hope to survive the 21st century, the human race better reduce its numbers. We’re at 7.3 billion and headed to 10.1 billion within 33 years. Not good. Some folks on this site remark about my work, but they don’t possess a clue. The human race is eyeball deep in overpopulation consequences, along with all creatures on the planet with us as to the “Six extinction session” accelerating–yet they want to pussy foot around with simple solutions that only kick the can down the road. We either get real, or mother nature will really become brutal, merciless, benign and harsh. Frosty Wooldridge, 6 continent world bicycle traveler who has seen what’s coming; it ain’t pretty folks.

  • Frosty Wooldridge

    Let’s push for 1 child per woman internationally. If we hope to survive the 21st century, the human race better reduce its numbers. We’re at 7.3 billion and headed to 10.1 billion within 33 years. Not good. Some folks on this site remark about my work, but they don’t possess a clue. The human race is eyeball deep in overpopulation consequences, along with all creatures on the planet with us as to the “Six extinction session” accelerating–yet they want to pussy foot around with simple solutions that only kick the can down the road. We either get real, or mother nature will really become brutal, merciless, benign and harsh. Frosty Wooldridge, 6 continent world bicycle traveler who has seen what’s coming; it ain’t pretty folks. Big changes coming if we don’t change course.

  • Elena

    For some ancient wisdom:

    Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

    The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

    If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

    And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

    1 Corinthians 12:15-26, 13:3-13 [NIV]

    Love is the challenge that can be met only by choice. It’s also the ONLY answer to the mess we find ourselves in. Hate is not the opposite of love; indifference is. Hate is affection that has been twisted by rage and/or disappointment. You can only hate someone you have some feelings for already. Good News: Hate can be transformed back into love when real love is applied. Real love costs something of the giver. Question: what are you willing to give to put an end to hate?

  • Debra.poneman

    undoubtedly, the best conference I’ve attended in my life….so much richness…so much power….so much inspiration….so much brilliance….so much love. “Inspiration without action is just entertainment.” Mary Morrissey “If we express our fierceness we will be called strident, bitches, have anger issues. We hold back because of the cellular memory of being burned at the stake. But it’s the momma bear, the momma lioness who is the most fierce when you’re messing with their babies. All the world’s children are our babies and it’s time to be fierce.” Vera de Chalambert “The movement of prayer loses it’s meaning if it doesn’t become a revolutionary movement” Theodore Herzel “Do not be concerned with your own readiness. Just be consistently aware of mine.” Course in Miracles

  • Debra.poneman

    more…

    Mindfulness that is divorced from social justice is enabling.

    I want to show up so that I am not against you but for love.

    What part of you is being banned? What part of your are you banning so you can belong? What part of you are you leaving at the door to be liked? What part of you are you leaving behind so that you are accepted?
    -angel Kyodo Williams

    It’s not to escape the world to find peace, it’s about doing your meditation so that you can go out and be a voice in the world, based on peace. If you leave the scene at the first sign of conflict, this is not love. -Marianne

    There is no revolution without love and nonviolence because violence is what we’re revolting against.
    -Josh Fox

    If you are a Christian American and you discriminate against anyone, you suck at being a Christian American.

    I love Jesus just like I love Elvis. i love the guy but a lot of the fan clubs terrify me.

    If you hate the hater, you’re falling into their trap.

    Religion isn’t creating hate. Hate found voice in religion.

    Our lord and savior grew up as an undocumented immigrant.

    What part of the bible do you use to justify hating your gay brothers and sister?

    The vatican is ahead of the white house on science.

    Don’t whine if you get hate on you. Just wash it off before it sticks.

    Woman was fashioned from the rib of man. So you believe the very first woman transitioned form a man.

    -John Fugelsang

    The founding fathers are both geniuses and REVOLUTIONARIES. -Ceng Uygur

    Meditation is not to escape the world to find peace, It’s about doing your meditation so that you can go out and be a voice in the world, based on peace.

    If you leave the scene at the first sign of conflict, this is not love.

    Over the last 30 years our “spiritual” community has become separated from the suffering of mankind.
    -Marianne

    Do not be concerned with your own readiness. Just be consistently aware of mine.
    -Course in Miracles

  • William Miller III

    Shannon,

    Nice to meet you. Not sure wether or not that you are worthy to speak about my ass, however I will still entertain your obviously uneducated response. I have worked, participated in local politics and lived in Harrisburg, PA for over 20 years. I possibly unlike yourself have never put anything in my ass let alone have had to pull it out. The city of Hbg much like the rest of the liberal cities in this once great country can not survive without hard working business owners like myself. Yes do I spend, pay taxes on and use what is available to me….absofuckinglutely! I hope that every Prius that I pass in my 45ft Prevost has it’s sunroof open and chokes on my diesel fumes as I pass them at 75mph. If you and your brethren got off your ass (instead of putting things in it) you could enjoy the finer things as well!

    God bless what America used to be and what it might be again through the next 4 years. Go ahead keep living off me and you might feed the next President even worse.

    Cheers:)

  • William Miller III

    Hey Shannon I just read your other posts. You truly are interesting to say the least. Give us all a little about your background just so we have a little better understanding of what went wrong.

    Just trying to understand and truly want to help you:)

  • Jessica Mezyk

    In their own unique voices, every single speaker at the 2017 Sister Giant Conference was whispering, shouting, singing, cajoling, persuading, imploring and ultimately asking: ARE YOU READY FOR THE REVOLUTION?
    And we replied emphatically, YES WE ARE!!!
    Bravo organizers, speakers, attendees, and of course our fierce leader, Marianne.
    I will meet you at the front lines in full warrior gear.

  • Søren Lyngsgaard

    Thanks Wei Wu, I think it is a profound question to ask as to how do I become an activist or political interested when I know that the World is a projection of an inward condition ?

  • Michael Epstein

    The Revolution begins within.

    If we want a Wonderful World, then we must Create Wonderful individuals.

    Totally Free. Totally Lucid.

    Without beliefs, religions, philosophies, or ideologies.

    Without national or racial identities.

    Not democratic, republican or libertarian.

    Not leftist, rightist or centrist.

    Not socialist or anarchist.

    Not jewish, christian, muslim, buddhist or atheist.

    Not american, russian or chinese.

    Individuals who are the very embodiment of Love and Wisdom, without any bias or prejudice.

    One for All and All for One…and Oneness does not mean sameness.

    Belief, tradition, religion, philosophy, opinion, perspective, prevent Lucidity.

    All -isms, all ideologies, be it capitalism, socialism, libertarianism, anarchism, liberalism or nationalism, prevent Lucidity.

    They act like a filter, which limits, distorts, shapes and colors all perceptions.

    Therefore, the brain never Perceives anyone or anything as it actually is.

    Moreover, there is the illusion of division, separation and disconnection, which leads inevitably to conflict, violence and suffering.

    See the danger.

    The brain must be Totally Free in order to Perceive what is…the isness, the fact, the act, the actual…what is actually taking place from moment to moment, free of any interpreter or censor.

    Then and only then can there be Love, Peace, Joy, Kindness, Goodness, Compassion (Passion for All), Beauty, Creativity, Feeling, ExperiencING, Lucidity, Truth, Wisdom…in Communication, Communion, Relationship with everyone and everything, for the very first time, in each and every moment of daily life.

    So first Inner Total Freedom. Then and only then can there be Outer Total Freedom.

    Only such a brain can usher in a Whole New Way of Living rooted in Love and Wisdom.

    Without Inner Total Freedom, we will only be moving from one form of tyranny to another form of tyranny, calling it growth, progress, or evolution.

    Total Enlightenment NOW! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1551365565178063/

  • Michael Epstein

    Enlightenment does not take time.

    Enlightenment is not of time.

    It is not a process.

    It is not the product of time or the things of time, eg. method, technique, ritual, etc.

    There is no path to it.

    It occurs faster than the speed of light.

    It is effortless and choiceless.

    There is no reason why you need to waste another day trapped in the Matrix of self-deceptions.

    It can all be finished by the time the Sun rises tomorrow.

    You were ready ever since at least the age of 13.

  • Michael Epstein

    After your Enlightenment, come join the rest of us on the front lines. i would love to hear your proposal to move us all on planet Earth from the way things are today to a Whole New Way of Living rooted in Love and Wisdom.

  • Susan Ross

    I am at a loss…if there are such amazing, wise people in the USA – such as those at this conference – ( I am from Canada) how did Trump ever become president?

  • R G

    Agree with everything but the man-up word.

  • Reenie Carmack

    THANK YOU FOR THIS, Now I know for SURE how to proceed!! I will share this for others who are struggling with this dilemma!! Namaste’ <3

  • Patricia

    I am looking for information about Citizen Giant that was announced at the conference. Can anyone direct me to any information?

  • Karin Stevens

    I can’t get the video to work.

  • http://Satyugasanam.org/ Leonore Alaniz

    Thank you for this succinct writing. It describes the pull I, too, felt for years. I reconciled being a spiritual activist and sangha member, but feel the sting of polarity keenly. However, the stirrings of people who were hitherto regarded as being not “spiritual”, confirms that the gap is closing: The unification of the “material world” with cosmic consciousness (Self Realization via kharma (action) yoga and mind-body practices) – this stirring toward unification is palpable. By practicing the adage of “being in the world but not of it”, we acknowldege both, including the doing. We are in the stage of “YES, AND”, leaving behind the polarizing EITHER OR mind-set.
    I am now outright grateful, that the conflict is over. I step up with awareness, knowing that my teachers and guides support me/us, when invited to participate. That includes wellcoming Star-Beings the Zuni Nation speaks of. I feel at home with the image of this Trinity: The Buddha (teachings and truths), dharma (right action), and sangha (the supportive community in which be do). YOGA means union. It gives Context to “WE-ness”.

  • http://Satyugasanam.org/ Leonore Alaniz

    We do need both. they complement each other fully. As in Heaven so on Earth. check out Zuni teachings in addition to Eastern religions.

  • http://Satyugasanam.org/ Leonore Alaniz

    We evolve, Friend. Barren (beautiful) lands will be made fertile. Humans – after GREAT transitions that include more deaths – as a new race emerges. Take heart and look upward, back to the stars. The Cosmos (the Milky Way is just a amll area) is our home. We MUST evalove to merging the here and there. Space is the illusion of being caught in the 3rd Deimension. Realizing this can happen suddenly. Many experience it. Its not ebing in Lala-land. Its as real as gravity was, before it was ‘discovered”. Joy to you!

  • sandypough

    Oblige yourself to go back, and read with Comprehension….. you will see the Common Thread that everyone is responsible… Be the change that you want to see with the refugees that you referenced in your reply. Please consider any deficiencies that you may have in learning such as reading and comprehension. The latter, should be considered one of the most important aspects as to why it is not obvious to you the message in this context. Now as far as acquiring the Spiritual principal of the message, requires your developing spiritually. With that being said, only you can do that for yourself. You are responsible for yourself in the case of seeking the way to abilities of which are beyond Humaness. Again, no one else can do this for you, you are responsible for your self. Your Spiritual Development affects you, Others, and everything around you in every direction,section, and is inclusive of all aspects of living. Seek to find your part in helping the doctor situation that you quoted and refer to in your reply. It starts with you… Point the finger at you to your inner authentic self where buy you are able to access what you need to bring about the change and Two Become One with it change in regard to the world including the refugees’ condition(s) that you so passionately or angrily referred to. Whatever resources are required will be created according to your spiritual ability to create the world that you want to see. You have to do the work in order to understand the principle. Words, in and of themselves can be used as tools to accomplish however the power to bring about the change is a spiritual Power by which the Consciousness can be influenced and thereby develop the capacity to be at the task of creating whatever is needed in the world.

  • sandypough

    That is just my point. Being about your responsibilities of spirituality in which in powers the creation of whatever is needed to bring about a better world… Attention has to be geared toward spirituality… Right now you are concerned with agender and and no other way or different way of viewing things. Intolerance of differences is at the core thing that we are talking about here. Spiritual growth will make that just as clear for you as anyone else. Spirituality is about bringing awareness to your consciousness so that you may see not through your human point of view but was true understanding of all inclusiveness of the world yes including ecology and everything else that I was accused of earlier I’m not regarding. Let me make it clear though it starts with you…. the more you apply your energy to the things of spirituality , the less time one would be drawn to seeking something two again Point app and thereby the factor of nitpicking and pointing at everything else may become less desirable and may be seen for what it is … Superficialness in which is simply nothing of which is insufficient to bring about the change that the world wants to see. Think about it…. Seek the answer that no man can think of Within his own capacity of understanding.

  • granny

    I am not insane. Nor am I “as bad” .shame on you, Very rude and comically so,, and on a site like this?

  • http://www.gfyg.ca Laura Moore

    I hear you, Shannon: population IS an issue, and there is no shortage of humans! Though I do wonder how much of the information we see is true…to spare myself the adrenaline rushes, I have stepped back from ‘reacting’ to the ugly pics and news stories to ask myself ‘what is it within my power to do?’ So many people, so many views/beliefs…will we ever evolve into some Sci-Fi/Star Trekkian future where all people are educated, clothed/fed and valued?

  • Christine

    Can anyone tell me where I can find the information/details for Citizen Giant that Marianne and Kerri talked about during the last panel? Thanks!!

  • ebolonono

    what does that have to do with being a gender?

  • Kat L

    it has to do with being an ADULT.

  • Mary Matthews

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

  • Michael Epstein

    The dynastic plutocratic families, the corporate oligarchs, and the international banksters, many of whom are zionists (like the neocons and members of AIPAC) and/or members of secret societies, dominate the politicians, the mainstream media, the legal system, the financial system, the intelligence agencies, the police and the military which has advanced secret weapons.

    They are wreaking havoc upon the People, both here in the USA and around the world, and upon our beloved Gaia Mother Earth.

    How do we get from where we are today to a Whole New Way of Living rooted in Love and Wisdom?

    i don’t mean solutions. We already have gazillions of creative practical solutions that have not been implemented yet.

    In other words, how exactly do we get into a position where we have the capability to actually implement these solutions on a grand scale?

    Please present your proposal. Talk strategies and tactics. Spell it out and be as specific as you can.

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