Marianne Williamson – Love America

Chapters:
00:00 Trailer.
03:25 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
05:34 Brian’s introduction.
06:05 Marianne knows the importance of time spent in solitary contemplation within a busy life.
07:26 America is in crisis.
09:19 The new American story.
14:23 Donald Trump’s presidential style.
17:59 Media election coverage was irresponsible and social media is sucking the life force out of us.
22:52 Her passionate belief in America and the wisdom of its people who need to engage in a conversation.
30:39 The American people have to think deeply and take responsibility for what is happening in America.
33:23 Worship of money was not what the American Dream was founded upon.
38:28 Conversation on reparation needed for the never fully resolved racial issues in America’s deep south.
48:56 Immigrants, originally the heart of America, now part of scapegoating by an authoritarian leader.
50:49 Many parents have not grown up themselves and are not present with their children.
54:35 There is revolution in consciousness happening today, it’s a dramatic time and a dramatic contest.
58:52 Our survival on this planet is not guaranteed, but religious and spiritual traditions tell us love prevails.
1:02:11 Our dark side, we know in our hearts that there is deep lovelessness that all of us are capable of.
1:03:43 Why A Course in Miracles has remained central to her being and teaching.
1:09:10 Marianne does not have a problem using the God word.
1:16:46 Going up against big pharmaceutical companies or wealth asperity is a contest, not a battle.
1:18:07 Marianne considers why people love her: why people go to her speaking engagements.
1:23:31 Her daily practises that keep her focussed and engaged.
1:27:47 Best and worst days of her life.
1:28:06 What scares her.
1:28:47 What we would be surprised to learn about Marianne.
1:29:29 Phone call to the 20-year old Marianne.
1:30:06 What previous experiences does she think prepared her for what she is now?
1:31:46 Success secrets.
1:32:19 Ten thousand years from now, will we be this completely evolved society?
1:33:21 Advice she gives to the 20-year old as to what they need to do.
1:35:50 Brian’s summing up.

Notes:
Marianne Williamson website

Welcome


Marianne Williamson on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/MarianneWilliamson
Marianne Williamson on Facebook
https://en-gb.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne/
Marianne Williamson on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Williamson

Books:
From Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment

Healing the Soul of America

A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles

A Year of Miracles

A Woman’s Worth
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Womans-Worth-Marianne-Williamson/dp/0345386574
Other books by Marianne Williamson
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marianne-Williamson/e/B00455T7KU

Topics discussed:
TED Talk The New American Story

TED Talk Stand Up, Speak Out!

Bobby Kennedy video

This is America video

Racism in the United States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism_in_the_United_States
Ku Klux Klan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan
Civil Rights Movement
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_rights_movement
World War II reparations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_reparations
A Course in Miracles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Course_in_Miracles

People mentioned in this episode:
Blaise Pascal
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaise_Pascal
Winston Churchill
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill
Donald Trump
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump
Werner Erhard
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Erhard
Martin Luther King Jr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr.
Louis Brandeis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Brandeis
Robert F Kennedy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_F._Kennedy
Richard Nixon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon
Patrick Moynihan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Patrick_Moynihan
Abraham Lincoln
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Johnson
Oprah Winfrey
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey
Magic Johnson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Johnson
Tyler Perry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Perry
Henry Louis Gates Jr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Louis_Gates_Jr.
Bessie Smith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_Smith
Adolf Hitler
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler
Ernest Hemingway
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_von_Ebner-Eschenbach

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Frank Gojcaj
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I find myself in disagreement with some of her talking points, but overall she’s messaging love and compassion in the world. Nothing wrong that. Bruce Lee said it best: “Keep what is useful, discard what is not and add what is uniquely your own.”

Garrett
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Garrett

OMG! She is a self hating Capitalist American! AND couches the left wing talking points in arrogant sophistry. Um, things in America are going well and liberal swamp is draining. I use to respect her, no more.

osled86
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osled86

Tough love, America. But please, wake the fuck-up. The rest of the world needs you. An error can be forgiven, but only if it’s admitted to being an error in judgement in the first place. …A wrestler gets pinned to the mat. Game over. Admit you lost to a greater force that day and move on…

In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev’ry glove that laid him down
Or cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame
“I am leaving, I am leaving”
But the fighter still remains…

Keep rockin’, Marianne!

gyoungs99281
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gyoungs99281

Wow. I wish I had not watched this. I have changed my formerly high opinion of her. She has done some fantastic writing. But she really needs to stay away from lecturing people about politics.

Nomfundo
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Let me guess, you had issues with the “race stuff”

gyoungs99281
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gyoungs99281

Uh… no. I had a problem with how judgemental she was. She assumes to know what is in the hearts and minds of others. Remember that “prejudice” is to pre-judge others when you don’t know them. Perhaps something for you to consider as well.

wild53pete982
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wild53pete982

Same here, I wish she never tried to ‘explane/excuse’ why USA is that fucked up (all she tells about USA correcting mistakes….the racist stuff, gay, human rights, the poor, crazy crime rates – the list goes on and on -…….sorry, I dont see any positive effect, racism is still daily reality in USA, same with the gay stuff, the poor still live on the streets and in cars, the streetgangs still growing…let alone the Native Americans, most of them still live miserably…) …and now…TRUMP….an absolute disgusting human being, a timebomb on 2 legs, he will make everything worldwide wayyy worse…Okay,… Read more »