I had an email all written ready to send today but I saw something in my Facebook feed this morning which moved me to tears.
I learned that Marianne Williamson is seeking to become the 2020 Democratic candidate to run for President of the United States.
And all I could think was WOW! Simply Wow!
In a blog post I wrote back in October 2016 I shared one of her most famous quotes:
“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.”
And today I watched her speak about her vision for the future of the United States. It was so inspiring. You can watch it yourself here:
I would never normally talk about politics in an email to you – let alone the politics of a country I do not even belong to.
But for me this is so much more than politics – this is a return to love and wholeness. What Marianne wants to do is turn wisdom and love into a political force – something I can definitely support wholeheartedly.
But in addition to the excitement of having an extraordinary presidential candidate, I was also struck by the magical story that is unfolding – and the demonstration that there is always a much bigger picture at play.
Often when we are going through dark and troubled times it is difficult to visualise this bigger picture – we simply want the darkness to stop. Yet in truth it is the darkness that propels the light; our deep pain that inspires us to reach for bigger and brighter experiences. We wouldn’t be who we are today without our difficult and painful experiences.
It is the same with great movies and great novels – the hero/heroine MUST overcome some very difficult challenges. Without these challenges the movie or novel would be boring.
And it’s wise to return to this knowing in times of strife- that our challenges are part of a bigger unfolding story – they are crucial to where we are going.
Who knows, maybe Marianne Williamson would never have campaigned to become a Presidential Candidate if circumstances were currently different in the United States?
But one thing’s for sure – there are exciting times ahead. In the past I have tended to avoid getting involved in Politics because so much is based on back-stabbing and fear mongering. But I think it could be time for all that to change.
And if you want to be inspired I highly recommend you watch Marianne’s video:
I’m excited for the future!
Have a wonderful weekend.