Marianne Williamson for Congress!
Do you know who Marianne Williamson is? She is running for Congress in District 33. If you live in the below cities or communities, then this means you! And if you don’t, please read anyway because Marianne is a GAME CHANGER and is shaking things up!
I first became aware of Marianne about 6 years ago when a friend read me her famous quote:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
That quote created a subtle shift in me.
This year, I’ve had the opportunity to hear about Marianne’s vision for running for congress and personally have gotten to know her. If you don’t know about her check her out here MarianneForCongress.com
She has totally inspired and touched my life in a way that is sort of indescribable! Because I KNOW she can do it and because I BELIEVE she is the change we need in our country, I’m raising awareness around her and asking everyone who lives in District 33 to get out and vote on June 3rd, and to vote for Marianne!
She is not accepting big $ from any corporations because that is just the source problem she wants to change in our democracy gone wrong in this country! And so she is raising her own funds for her own campaign through her network and basically just working her ass off, running around and personally talking to and touching EVERYONE she meets!
I have never been excited about politics. More or less, I have been a disengaged member of our democracy. But when NPR reached out to their audience and asked the question “What or who first got you interested in politics?” because of the shift that has been taking place in me (thanks to Marianne), I felt very passionate to respond. I wanted to share it with you in hopes that it might spark a transformation within you as well.
I first became passionate around politics, laws and legislation through an organization I work with called Protect Our Winters. POW is an organization that is bringing together the entire winter sports community in order to lead in solution based thinking around climate change through education, advocacy and community based projects. When I first got involved with POW, I started to see for the first time how critical legislation is in truly making a difference in our world, specifically for us in this case, around global warming.
When I first went to Capitol Hill with POW to lobby for climate legislation and share our first hand experiences with climate change, interestingly our group which was made up of major winter sports community influencers, quickly understood that the most effective way to get the attention of these law makers was to bring in facts around money, job loss, and the financial impact climate change has on their specific mountain towns that depend on snow to survive. As we talked to more and more politicians who “didn’t believe in global warming” or “couldn’t support it” we started to realize that there were a lot of hidden agendas and ulterior motives depending on how that person’s political campaign was being funded. This had the effect of making me feel very small and less important and ultimately disconnected to and within this political system-maybe a bit, shall I say hopeless.
BUT recently I’ve been able to listen to Marianne Williamson’s message and she has been the one to spark my higher understanding and really bring all of these concepts together for me in a very simple and neat little package. When those people who are deciding the laws that get passed, are the ones that have their campaigns funded by the big corporations with agendas (like oil, coal, pharmaceuticals, food) it’s no wonder that the interest of these donors are put in front of the citizens needs and desires and our environment! It’s her goal to reconnect the people (US!) with the power that we were always intended to have within this political system. And Marianne will start by putting a halt to our source problem, the “corporate take over of our government.”
But it all starts with the people we elect to represent our voice. Marianne Williamson has opened my eyes to the possibilities of this nation. She has helped me feel bigger within this complicated and confusing system. Although if you watch any Marianne Williamson video, she will quickly help you see for yourself that that therein lies the problem. The wrong people have taken our government over to make it appear confusing and complicated to further disengage us as a country, so that they can continue to run it however corruptly they so please! It’s time to take our power as a people back and Marianne Williamson is going to be our spokesperson!
So take it from me, but then also go and decide for yourself! Go onto her website MarianneForCongress.com and watch her videos. This woman is the real deal. Let’s help her win. Use your power and vote, June 3rd. Our Time Is Now.
Thank you for your time and for caring!