Marianne Williamson: Moral Outrage Born of Love

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Marianne Williamson: Moral Outrage Born of Love

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I just read… okay I actually LISTENED to one of Marianne’s books, The Divine Law Of Compensation. She sheds some brilliant light the energy of money. What book would you like to listen to? Get a free audiobook and a free 30 day trial of Audible using my promo link below. Enjoy! 

Excerpts from my interview with Marianne Williamson:

Author Marianne Williamson and comedian / podcaster Paul Duane

Author Marianne Williamson being interviewed on The Paul Duane Show in Salt Lake City.

“I don’t even know if William Weld voted for Gary Johnson… ”

“This election was a kind of perfect storm… it did not come out of nowhere…
many of the worst aspects of this campaign and this election were the inevitable result of accumulated transgressions that we perpetrated or acquiesced to on so many levels, making us into a country that sort of lost its mind. ”

“Democracy, and a healthy society, is something you cannot take for granted, but we have taken it for granted for decades. We have in so many ways put economic gain, turned it into our God, put it before considerations of brotherhood, and justice and peace and love and ethics.”

“If people are brought up not knowing what the Bill of Rights says, if they are not brought up knowing how government is supposed to work, how can you expect them to get upset when government does things that are different from how it’s supposed to operate?”

“When the people have… lost the sense that we are in charge – it’s something that’s happened psychologically and emotionally. We have lost , I hope temporarily, – the habits of democracy”

“Like the course in miracles says, you can mismanage your mind but you cannot diminish it’s power.”

Author Marianne Wiliamson being interviewed by Paul Duane, The CrossDressing Mormon Anarchist

Author Marianne Wiliamson being interviewed by Paul Duane, The CrossDressing Mormon Anarchist

“The greatest kind of leadership is modeling. The way to be a good leader is to live the best life that you know you can in any given moment. Everybody’s watching.”

“I think there’s a humility to real leadership, which is knowing that you are no better or no less than any anyone else. You have the same responsibilities as everyone, and that’s to rise to the occasion and be the people that we’re capable of being.”
“Real leadership is holding a space for the brilliance of others.”

Author Marianne Wiliamson being interviewed by Paul Duane, The CrossDressing Mormon Anarchist

Author Marianne Wiliamson being interviewed by Paul Duane, The CrossDressing Mormon Anarchist

“Disengagement on the part of too many people is what got us into this mess.
Remaining disengaged is not the solution. It’s been way too true of too many people in the higher consciousness community who sometimes use this artificial notion of spirituality almost as a cover for a kind of anti-intellectual strain, for a convenient disengagement from the political process.”

“And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon;

It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.” – Abraham Lincoln
http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/fast.htm

“The civil war was over in 1864. It is now 2016 and this is a karmic toxicity we are still dealing with. Generation after generation because we have still not fully atoned. We have not, fully, as a nation, taken responsibility. because people don’t understand the difference between taking responsibility and taking blame.”

Author Marianne Wiliamson being interviewed by Paul Duane, The CrossDressing Mormon Anarchist

Author Marianne Wiliamson being interviewed by Paul Duane, The CrossDressing Mormon Anarchist

” [according to Pope John Paul] Atonement, and apologies and amends would purify your memory – and if you did not make those amends, you would be unconscious of the ways that you repeated the sin afterward. And that’s where the United States is. Too many people – This goes back to lack of education – too many Americans aren’t even aware of the racial history of the United States and how many of the transgressions against African Americans today are a legacy of that original sin of slavery. ”

“If you really recognize the historical through line, the idea of reparations… you begin to recognize that reparations is not just an economic issue. There is something about acknowledging to people that they have been wronged that is very very powerful.”

Author Marianne Wiliamson being interviewed by Paul Duane, The CrossDressing Mormon Anarchist

Author Marianne Wiliamson being interviewed by Paul Duane, The CrossDressing Mormon Anarchist

“So many Americans today seem to think because the people who fought WWII, because the founders were exceptional, that we get to call ourselves exceptional . This is not only blind, but it’s got to drive citizens from other countries out of their minds!”

“I love that about America – you don’t have to be a proactively good person here. As long as you do not hurt anyone else – that’s what freedom of religion is about. That’s what free speech is about.”

“I think Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden are American Heroes”.

“Where is our Don’t Tread On Me spirit?”

“Moral outrage isn’t born of anger, it’s born of love.”

Check out Marianne’s article “Race, Repentance and Reparations” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marianne-williamson/race-repentance-and-repar_b_5689876.html

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Connect with Marianne:

facebook.com/williamsonmarianne

Twitter: @marwilliamson

Instagram: @MarianneWilliamson

www.Marianne.com

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Many thanks to my dear friend Nicole for her assistance in putting this interview together and for taking photos while we recorded!

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Aikido – the martial art of peace

We all have to deal with conflict in our lives, either physical or emotional. When the conflict involves someone you won’t see again, the consequences of the conflict are minimal. When you are dealing with someone who you will see again, and need to have a continued good relationship with – it’s invaluable to know how to handle the conflict in a way that protects yourself, AND the other person.

Some time ago, I became familiar with the idea that the martial art Aikido is rooted in this philosophy – of using your attacker’s energy against them, in a way that conserves your own energy, protects you, AND protects the attacker.

On today’s show, I visit with two guys from a local Aikido dojo: Gerry Carpenter- 2nd degree black belt, and Sensei Philippe Wyffels, a 4th degree black belt.  I’m fascinated with Aikido now and will be visiting the dojo soon to explore in more depth. I hope you get as much out of this as I did!

Learn more about Aikido and visit the local dojo and visit Salt Lake Aikiki at: http://www.saltlakeaikikai.com

 

 

Hey, you! Get down from that cross!

Every time I create or attract something wonderful into my life, I go looking for a cross to climb up on, to prevent myself from just ENJOYING the beauty of what’s been given to me.  I can’t seem to deal with 100% bliss.  99%, I can handle pretty well. 96%, even better. I do really well at the 95% level. That’s comfort. Lots of joy, and just enough pain to keep it real. I need a little garnish of suffering or guilt or something… ANYTHING…  What’s my problem?  Why can’t I just fucking ENJOY the pleasures of life?  How did this stupid chorus of voices get implanted into my head?

“You really gonna do that?”

“People your age don’t do that.”

“You do realize that next week you might think differently about this”

“That’s irresponsible. I don’t care if 90% of people your age would give their left eyeball to do what you’re about to do… it’s not okay for YOU to do it.”

“You really ought to be _________ right now instead.”

“There’s work to be done still.  You could be  (insert some menial matter of minutia here) right now, and you probably OUGHT to be, before you let yourself relax.”

“You shouldn’t be enjoying yourself until you are PERFECT.”

Can you relate?  Hopefully not.  🙂

I’m making some big changes. I’m not entirely sure where they will lead me, other than, it’s going to be brilliant*. The show is going to get even better, comedy will be more fun, hell, I might even figure out how to take a decent photograph. Stay tuned.

* 98.75% guaranteed

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wrestlers, winos, and wisdom

Is there a spiritual realm that we can tap into, and gain wisdom & direction that is beyond our own capacity?

Joe Rogan recently interviewed Maynard James Keenan on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.  Maynard recounts being awakened in the middle of the night by a strange dream and a strange sensation. Later on, the moment of his awakening turned out to collaborate with the exact moment of Bill Hick’s death.  Though they were friends, MJK did not know Bill was sick.  His dream revealed to him the cause of Hicks’s death (pancreatic cancer)  before it was ever actually told to him.   The discussion turned to psychic phenomena and the ability to obtain information from a spiritual realm. It should come as no surprise that in discussing this great man, the following wisdom came pouring from their mouths:

JR: Is there a dimension, a next door neighbor, that you can tap into? 

MJK: “I do firmly believe that

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