Marianne Williamson returns to What Matters Most to talk about her possible run for president. We also spoke about the current state of our country, both spiritually and politically, as well as her global travels. Who are we and where are we headed as a nation? Is this a turning point in our evolution or the end of the line? Marianne shares here with great vision and clarity.
Marianne has been a light of inspiration in my life for decades and it’s an incredible honor to host her once again on my show. This is a deep dive you don’t want to miss.
In her own words….
For the last year I have held within my heart the idea of running for President of the United States. Today, I formed a committee to explore the possibility of seeking the Democratic nomination in 2020.
At a time when fear has been harnessed for political purposes, our task is to turn wisdom and love into a political force. The lower inclinations of human nature cannot be defeated by politics alone, but they can be overridden.
Our political circumstances are not simply a product of external policies, but even more so of internal dynamics like fear, desperation, hope and yearning. The mindset of the current political establishment neither acknowledges nor understands the deeper emotional and psychological rivers that underlie political forces on the move today.
In order for us to transform the crises we are facing now, we need a candidate whose understanding of our internal landscape is as expert as their understanding of traditional politics. As someone who has had a 35-year career addressing the personal crises of millions of individuals, I feel I have a unique qualification to help create the spiritual awakening that will transform the crisis we are facing now. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “We need a quantitative shift in our circumstances as well as a qualitative shift in our souls.” And I have experience with both.
I am sending you this letter and attached video to see whether the combination of politics and awakening that compels me is something that compels you too. If it does, I hope you will help me communicate to people far and wide that my exploratory campaign exists, and do everything you can to help create the material means to support it.
Together we can do great things. We can show up for our country in a way we have never shown up before. And with God’s help, we can create miracles.
With thanks and all best wishes,
MARIANNE WILLIAMSON is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books include A Return to Love, A Year of Miracles, The Law of Divine Compensation, The Age of Miracles, A Course in Weight Loss, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, and The Gift of Change. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose.
In the twentieth anniversary edition of Healing the Soul of America, Marianne Williamson reclaims her powerful voice for social conscience in American society. This is a time, according to Williamson, for Americans to return once again to our first principles, both politically and spiritually. Here, Williamson draws plans to transform the American political consciousness and encourage powerful citizen involvement to heal our society.
With updated material throughout and a new Introduction, Williamson explores the current state of American politics, reminding us of her theory of holistic politics—the convergence of political activists looking toward spiritual wisdom and spiritual contemplatives extending their service into the political landscape. She believes that a morally concerned American must now take an active stand in turning this country away from its current identity as a nation obsessively in love with its money to a nation more seriously invested in all of its children and the potential brilliance of every citizen.
“Marianne Williamson…is attempting to…help not only her followers but an entire nation” (People). In the wake of the current political dysphoria, with countless tragedies consistently on the nightly news, America is facing a time of immense division. Political parties that completely polarize friends and family, mass shootings, threats of nuclear war, and a lack of confidence in our governmental leaders show that the country is in desperate need of restoration. We need a new paradigm of political understanding, a moral commitment to express it, and a new kind of activism to bring it forth. Healing the Soul of America is a blueprint for all three and there has never been a more urgent need.
I have followed Marianne for many years and I love where this going. Thank you, Marianne, for standing up for us and I pray 🙏 we show others the way of the right-minded God bless and I stand behind you.
She is the real deal! Thanks for listening and this comment which I will forward to her.
Marianne, you are such a positive and encouraging force! Your compassion and caring for America and for the World over is an inspiration! Honey, you are on the Right track, I feel it deep within! You can do this and you have my full support!
Could not agree more – As a nation, we are at a critical point and need to speak up, leaving passivity & complacency behind, which is what got us here in the first place. Marianne is the one who can lead the way & help us find our voices once again!
Well said Linda!!!
Have you sat down and spoken to President Jimmy Carter. He was ridiculed and laughed at for his humanity and humility. I dont believe people of God like yourself would do well among the pahranas in our government, esp after trump. Your voice will be silenced and we need your voice to freely a d unimpeded to speak to the masses. Maybe begin with a congressional seat to get the feel of the terrain and then plan accordingly. God bless you in whatever you decide. I will always be in your corner, Marrianne.
President Carter is one of my heroes and we would love to have him on, in fact it would be an honor. Some people were trying to make this happen who love the show a couple of months ago, but so far no word. Appreciate you listening!
Transcript for the benefit of deaf and hard of hearing? We would appreciate it very much. Thanks.
Hilda, we have been thinking about this… In the meantime, you can send the audio file to a bunch of different websites who will transcribe it for you instantly. Thanks for listening.
The world is ready to be transformed. Whether it’s a
williamson/kennedy ticket or a kennedy/williamson ticket,
it’s one that will touch the hearts and minds of souls that
want a peaceful and all embracing world of man/womankind.
One big mistake was made by America when they were prompted
to vote filled with fear…now it’s time to choose out of love and
pride for a country beautiful.
Very well said… thanks for listening.
Marianne is spot on, she is exactly what we need in America, indeed in the whole wide world! Her compassion / passion for our country is overwhelming. I totally support her running as a President who can run this country like a family NOT a business! It is NOT about corporations is it about the people “for the people, by the people”. People, let’s get over materialism and back to taking care of each other just like a family does.
Perfectly said!!! Thank you Kelly!
The interview of a lifetime Paul! I am so encouraged by this conversation with Marianne. It’s refreshing to hear these truths spoken so eloquently with sincerity and a commitment to resolving the disassociation from ourselves and our society and our world.
Thank you Laura! Bless you and keep spreading the Light…
Much joy to you…
Pauly, I am so glad to have met you today and for being introduced to this powerful blog! As for Marianne Williamson, I have admired her since “A Return to Love” in the 90’s and attended her Sister Giant conference in DC in February of 2017. I am delighted to hear her latest wisdom through your insightful interview. Her ability to inject the spiritual voice into the political realm, which many think is an impossibility, is revolutionary. And especially right now, it is a necessity!!
Your interviewing style is perfect and I thoroughly enjoyed listening! Thank you.
Thank you Barbara… Marianne is truly amazing and an inspiration to me and millions of other souls here… I so hope she wins!!!