Marianne Williamson Speaks of Martin Luther King — Rare Footage
January and February are precious months for me. Why? Because I love as a people we come together over much that is good.
First, the New Year. Most of us invest thoughtful reflective time upon who we’ve been and who we plan on becoming. We stop, celebrate with people we love and step into a new beginning.
Then in February we celebrate Valentine’s Day, stopping to remind people they have admirers and are loved.
Nestled between the two is Martin Luther King’s birthday. My Facebook page greets me with quote after quote of speeches King gave. I ponder the power of one life, leadership, and standing on the right side of an issue. I am awed at how he galvanized a moment in history that shifted how we behave together as a culture.
This year I spent Martin Luther King’s birthday in my new Los Angeles community attending a music event fundraiser #RAJ14 Rising. Monday evening I drove to Santa Monica with holiday traffic patterns; meaning, I could actually drive the speed limit on the I405 and I10. This is a big deal, it’s like winning traffic lotto. I watched the Santa Monica sunset and made my way to a musical studio with the capacity of about 125 or so; and we easily met in numbers. Half of the group sat in the front toward the stage on the floor (that’s me) and the other half stood up toward the back. Inspirational musician after inspirational musician came forward to bring forth Rhythm and Joy (RAJ) music led by Dr. Rickie Byars Beckwith, the musical genius at Agape.
I purchased my Vote for Marianne pin and made my first campaign contribution. Then, she got up to speak. I captured a portion of her short talk for you to listen to along with me.
I returned home grateful, again or still, to be a live right now at this time when women have harnessed their power and are using inside and outside of homes for the benefit of humanity.
The year is off to a mighty start.