Trump’s First Few Days: We Must Be Nothing If Not Watchful

November 12, 2016
President-elect Trump was great at his meeting with President Obama at the White House this week, but then went paranoid 12-year-old again when he tweeted that night about protesters being “very unfair.” On any given day we simply don’t know what we’ll be getting; we must be nothing if not watchful.

We have reasons to be hopeful, and we have reasons to be disturbed. Information is now coming in about members of the transition team, and the kind of people being gathered to form the new administration. This is not a time to look away. Already the lobbyists, the corporate chieftains, the very types Trump said he would drain from the swamp are gathering like a swarm of locusts to constitute the new team. From new environmental chieftains who are mouthpieces for the oil industry, to communications chieftains who are known for their opposition to net neutrality, to economic chieftains who are champions of the banks, we have handed our government to the economic royalists.

Trump’s children, meanwhile, are the executive team who will oversee the transfer. and they will do so while still running their family empire. The conflicts of interest are preposterous.

In a way, I feel sorry for Donald Trump. His aides say he was shocked he won and I’ll bet that he was. He knows deep down that he is in way over his head, and I think he was being sincere when he said he would be calling on President Obama for counsel. I bet he wishes he could call him and simply ask him what to do! Call him Donald, call him! I’d rather he ask Obama what to do than the gang of Alt Righters who are now whispering in his ear.

I have no doubt that the lies Trump told on the campaign trail will come crashing back at him in karmic retribution.

Each of us will be guided as to the part we can play to save our country from this awful mess. We will grieve, we will freak out, and we will look at the painful facts very squarely in the eye. But if we put our upset in the hands of God — most particularly, if we remember that we are all going through this together — then a miracle will happen even here. Pray first of all for Trump himself, that he be healed of his mental dysfunctions. If God can heal a physical ailment, and I believe He can, then he can heal a mental ailment as well. The paranoia, the narcissism, the grandiosity, the bigoted and angry personality — dear God, please heal them all.

I have no doubt that the lies Trump told on the campaign trail will come crashing back at him in karmic retribution. The problem we have now is that we don’t want them crashing back on us. We have to hold the painful juxtaposition of what seem at the moment to be conflicting truths: that a deeply problematical and unprepared politician has won the presidency, yet we must pray for him and his administration in order to protect our government, our country, and ourselves from ruin. And we can do that. Martin Luther King Jr. once said how grateful he was that God didn’t say he had to like his enemies; he only had to love them.

Donald Trump is an innocent child of God, and the democratically chosen president-elect of the United States. We must deeply bow before the first and deeply respect the second. But we are also citizens of the United States, and in many cases our prior disengagement is what got us into this mess to begin with. We must not be disengaged now, nor in denial about the far Right takeover of the United States government now rapidly taking place in front of our eyes. Pray for Trump’s sanity and clarity, because his power to cause real damage to our country is enormous. The very idea that at this point in history the next President of the United States does not believe in climate change and has vowed to dismantle as much as he can of the Environmental Protection Agency, alone should cause all of us deep concern. But we will get through this. We are awakening from our sleep, and hopefully so will he.

  • strangefyr

    Thank you, Marianne. This is as of yet difficult to swallow, yet I know it is absolutely where we need to be:

    “Donald Trump is an innocent child of God, and the democratically chosen president-elect of the United States. We must deeply bow before the first and deeply respect the second.”

  • Ladley

    Marrianne, I say this love; I’ve followed you for 20 yrs. but I do not want to hear any more shaming or blaming from you towards others – who voted differently than you or think differently from you! People voted for change, not the person. Set the example; unify the Country, spread LOVE. If one deserves love and acceptance, then WE ALL do and not just dems although I am a dem.

  • Cheryl Stevens

    I was searching for a voice from a like-minded leader and am not surprised that I found it in you, Marianne. Please keep sharing, and helping those of us who know that only LOVE has the power the bring about the kind of change and healing that people think will come from Trump. We need your voice of reason and balance, and your lighted guidance.

  • Shelley Crescenzi

    Marianne, I happened to be looking for Peaceful Loving quotes to help people Unite with Love when I came across one of Yours…Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.” Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.” Marianne Williamson~
    I almost used your quote…still believe what your saying in that particular quote…But before I post any quotes I will research who the quote came from, as sometimes there are leaders who say good things, then do opposite…so wanted to know what type of person you are, I looked and found this article of what you said about President Elect Trump.
    I’m Disappointed in You, this is Not Helping People Unite Together in a Peaceful Loving Transition, You are part of the “Pact” to Discriminate against Trump, not knowing and seeing Him for who he really is instead of what all media and Dem’s have said is NOT True!
    God is Part of this Historic Movement of Pres Elect Trump, he wants what is Fair for All Americans, not just few chosen Elites and Criminal Illegal’s. To End corruption, that media and dem’s don’t want to accept this is the REAL reason America said Enough & voted for Trump. He is a Christian who won 80% of Evangelicals who’s voices have been silenced, most america has been silenced. He is Not a politician thank God, but he will put The Best People around him, Mr Bannon is NOT alt right Supremacist, he was A Marine! Have Some Respect!
    False accusations from the Left who have Always called Republicans Racist & More Untruthful names needs to STOP.
    It’s Time to “Unite People” starting with You, Stop continuing this Divide! Your feeding People lies to Innocent Minds, only what You Feel, People look up to leaders, but they see through liars who pretend to be good. Your way of thinking on Pres Elect Trump should be Kept to Yourself not send these Bad signals, your thinking is Not how “America People” Feels, He Won Fair and the People have Spoken..
    I have cousins who are half black, Latino friends, gay friends, etc. I Applaud Pres Elect Trump who took All the Blows from All the Dem’s, Elites, Corrupt Media, Corrupt Clinton’s and even our President? All the Big Wigs Bells & Whistles, Didn’t Fool The People! God Won over corruption! Pres Elect Trump isn’t doing this for $, he’s only taking a Dollar, he wants America to Be the Strong Nation it Once Was. Obama overreached Congress to put his own laws into place, He disrupted Our Coun try with inciting racial upset, he did this On Purpose, now Pres Elect Trump has a Big Job of Uniting the People again, to bring Jobs back with a flowing Economy, to stop ILLEGAL criminals into our country. You and Others who are against Him, didn’t really hear his words his policy, his Love for america.
    So please, You are pretending to be so unifying and spiritual, but Your True Face is Unmasked shown with This article. You should be Ashamed of what You said about Our New President. He Already Has God on His side and in His Heart. You need to pray for your thoughts of misunderstanding the people who voted for Him, and ask forgiveness for this horrible article.
    I am a Christian, I voted for Obama 1st time to give him a chance, then saw what he’s done to Our country, he Divided Us, with Racial Upset all Over. I didn’t vote Obama second time. I Voted for Donald J Trump because I Trust Him Over The Corruption in this Country, Nothing to do with race at all! God Chose Him and I Trust God’s Decision.
    You need to give a More Positive Peaceful Uplifting Voice to your followers and to the People of America for Our New President Trump instead of following the Devil’s wishes as Obama is doing in EU instead of giving America a Peaceful Transition, he wants the Riots to continue, he’s smiling over it, as I[m wondering by this article that your a part of that upset.
    The Democrats the Left has Part in the riots and unease across America.
    So Stop it, just Stop it!
    I will not post your beautiful quote because You are not living by your words: “Find Your Peace and Everything will Fall into Place:!
    May God Open Your Heart and Eyes and Really Pay Attention to God’s Purpose. Have a good day and Sleep Well.

  • Shelley Crescenzi

    In that said, I Do think this is the ONLY Part of Your article that you got right.
    “Donald Trump is an Innocent child of God, and the democratically chosen president-elect of the United States. We must deeply bow before the first and deeply respect the second.”
    Then You should have written So much More Positive through out the article instead of downplaying him.
    We’ll see how You write about Him from now on. If You actually will go by your words or are they “just words” for you to look good, as you put him down out of the other side of your mouth. One and All for Unity…nothing else that should divide us. Period.
    Always Remember The Eyes of Truth is Always Watching You…God Knows a Man’s Heart. God Bless You as He Enlightens You to the Truth.

  • Mike Pearse

    Reading the comments, I feel moved to say something: I don’t see how Marianne Williamson being a spiritual leader means she ought not to express her own personal opinions. Indeed, if I understand the principles of her material correctly, the challenge towards spiritual growth in this instance is for both pro-Trump and anti-Trump people to be able to express how they honestly feel while still maintaining respect for one another—or, at the very least, for it not to end up in a fight.

  • OSUjack

    Politics is a lightning rod for ego, emotion, and vastly differing opinions. This makes it the perfect practice ground for ACIM and all of us. Based on Marianne’s comments, we can see she is still practicing as well.

    Nothing unreal exists. Trump is the perfect president for this country at this time, given that he IS the president of the country at this time. This has nothing to do with policy or what he will do in office. That is the illusion, and the individual’s opportunity. God is much bigger than politics.

  • https://triciabarkernde.com/ Tricia Barker

    Thank you Marianne….many spiritual leaders are not being open about who they voted for and I appreciate a human, authentic response like yours. As a woman, as a professor at a majority minority college, as an NDEr who intimately knows that we are all one…I’m horrified by Trump as a person much less as our president-elect. I’m horrified by who he is choosing to run this country, but I agree that we must pray for him. Enlightenment can come to anyone, and I hope that all of our prayers might open a greater connection to the divine for Trump.

  • Chelsea Girl

    @Angelsrus:disqus Oh please give it a rest now, would you?! I stopped reading your babble after 1st paragraph. You have your opinion, she has hers. If you disagree, go write your own blog post somewhere else!!!


    How can we participate to make this situation better? Rather than be against Trump, how can we be for the highest and greatest good for all Americans? Please guide me in what I can do. I am a Religious Science Practitioner and I believe in ‘treat and move your feet.” I have been treating for Love to prevail since long before the election. Now I need to know what else I can do to be awake, to be a part of the solution. Thank You.

  • Deanna Clayton

    Shelley Crescenzi……you were not looking for Peaceful Loving Quotes…..you are looking to express YOUR opinion in a most deceptive way. I will pray for your sleep and health to be healed and enlightened.

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  • http://www.drhuston.com Charisse Huston

    Everything is already in Divine order. We would do better to look for the good and speak to the highest good of what we desire as opposed to tearing eachother apart.

  • http://fabriziofusco.com Fabrizio Fusco

    Often you have to hit rock bottom before you can start raising up again. The same is true for the collective human consciousness.

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