Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson

A Return to Love

A Return to Love

Marianne Williamson turned the lights on for us with “A Return To Love” and “A Woman’s Worth.” In this two part interview, Marianne presents a vital journey for all women, and the men who dare.

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Marianne Williamson Text Excerpt

Tom
Healing of America: how ready do you think the culture is? You’re talking about a culture here. We’re talking MTV, we’re talking the whole spinning, running, wild and crazy thing. Where do think America is?
Marianne Williamson
I feel very positive actually. Some people think I am crazy but I do. Clearly, there is an intensification of the forces of disintegration. There is no doubt about that. Nobody needs to be convinced of that. All you have to do is—you don’t even have to turn on the television, you can just talk to your friends. It’s clear that something terrible in the air in many ways in American culture.
At the same time, I personally feel, and I think many people do, that there is a concomitant intensification of the forces of light. That influx of grace. Whether it’s books like A Course in Miracles. All these others. You were talking about the Indian saint that you are bringing here. There is clearly something going on in terms of a greater holding of a space of light.
Even if you look at the mass culture, at something like the New York Times best seller list. Five years ago books like the Celestine Prophecy. Celestin Prophecy is now number two on the New York Times best sellers list. Five years ago this would have been the most new age of new age books, that no one outside of very new age circles was going to read it.
Tom
Very true.
Marianne Williamson
These books now are the best sellers in America. I think there is a great spiritual hunger. I think what we need to get past now is the temptation to think that any spiritual path is more valid or more important than any other. For us to fully recognize that the essential core of all of the great religious and philosophical and spiritual teachings is the same.
To outgrow these sophomoric preoccupations with organized verses unorganized, spiritual verses religious, Christian verses non-Christian. To me those boundaries are ultimately as potentially pernicious as boundaries between black and white, straight and gay, America and any other country.
I think that there is an essential oneness that we would like to experience in our lives. And I think there is a return, there is a resurgence, you know. Life magazine had on its cover this last week the power of prayer. US New and World Report that I picked up today has a cover story on the return to personal faith.
Americans are clearly seeking. Something is happening. We are reaching the end of the 20th century and we are becoming not only unconsciously, but consciously now, aware that the world view which has dominated this century not only did not save us the way that we might have thought it would. It, in fact, has created problems we didn’t even have at the beginning of this century. We have over emphasized a technological, technical, rationalistic scientific world view. At the expense of our passion, our poetry, our intuition, our emotion, our visionary stance, our healing properties, our prophetic wisdom.
And this is why, as in my second book, I talk about this in terms of the return of feminine nature. As women I feel are more, own more, those qualities within ourselves. This will also give permission to men to own those qualities with themselves. And it will be a great healing of human consciousness and then a healing of society as a whole.
So I think that the spiritualization process in a way is a feminization process. I think people are seeking for this. People feel the imbalance. People know …..

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