Thursday, December 19, 2013
(The following comes from Terry Patton, host of "Beyond Awakening." It is a followup on my previous post of Marianne Williamson's candidacy for the U. S. House of Representatives, an action that I consider of utmost importance for anyone interested in the future of this country and this planet.)
On Sunday, Marianne Williamson joined me for "The Spiritual IS Political-Why I'm Running for Congress". Wow! She certainly made it clear why she's a force to be reckoned with.
Marianne stands strong as a luminous committed citizen of the USA and the world. She does so in a way that doesn't just convey her deep care and intelligence, but also her fierce and formidable stand for change. Our politics are not just corrupt, but pathological. And the responsibility to change that lies with each one of us.
She may be our most eloquent, inspiring and incandescent voice for spiritually-informed political engagement. She says, "politics shouldn't be the least heartful thing we do, it should be the most heart-filled thing we do, collective expression of our most enlightened selves" and she's making her candidacy an invitation to us all to express our inner work by engaging the outer work of the mainstream political process.
To honor the seriousness of her candidacy, I raised some of the objections and tough questions that arise among spiritual progressives, and gave her a chance to persuade us all that she is the candidate right now who can catalyze a transformational shift in U.S. political praxis.
Well, she rocked. Most of us were, shall I say, convinced. It became obvious that Marianne is more than "ready for prime time". She inspired all of us who were there live. Several listeners pledged generous donations, and a fellow from New York, inspired by the joy that has come into his life after volunteering to serve after Hurricane Sandy, decided, right there during the call, to move to Los Angeles to help with her campaign! Even I was moved to offer an official endorsement.
I asked a lot of hard questions. And she answered them well. Really, you've got to hear the interview. Now, I'm writing to let you know about it and to share several invitations:
1. Download and listen to the recording of our conversation at http://beyondawakeningseries.com/blog/archive/
2. Donate - If every one of us wanting to see spiritual values enter our politics had the ability to donate just $5, Marianne's candidacy for House Representative would be funded.
3. Tell your friends about her candidacy (by forwarding this email, for example) and sending them to www.marianneforcongress.com. (This site will tell you where to send your money, including a mail address.)
And if you're inspired, especially if you live in the L.A. area, you can even volunteer.
An exciting story is just beginning to unfold; it's well worth tuning in!
To our evolution,