Making your home a sacred place

Marianne Williamson, Author & Lecturer, shares advice for parents how how to make your home a place that is special and sacred for your family
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Making your home a sacred place

If we don't protect in our home - with our spouse, with our mate, with our lovers, with our children - that place, then not only the electronics makes its way in, the stress makes its way in. And you never get a break from it. And it takes over the house. You know all of us are living today with what I call the assault of modernity. The television, the texts, the emails, the phone calls. And the inner life is just that. It's inside. And it needs to be protected. Just like when you have your baby's room, and it's a little enchanted place. There's no age at which that space of protecting your innocent self is no longer necessary. And in an adult's life that has to do with prayer. It has to do with meditation. It has to do with spiritual practice. And that is true as well in our love life, in our friendships. That's what holds families together, and our relationship with our children. We are not vigilant enough in protecting the sacred place. And protecting the sacred place means, among other things, no, television will not be on during dinner. Protecting the sacred place means, no, you cannot text during dinner. Hello! And once again, get it in in their early. Don't wait for the rolling-eyed years. Do it when the kids know from the beginning. Have even the little things. But it affects the nervous system. We have to be vigilant about this. These things will not be healed in our culture one broad stroke at a time. They're healed one small issue at a time. One person becoming more conscious. That is the greatest gift our children. It's the greatest gift we can give ourselves. And I think it's the greatest gift we can give to the world.

Marianne Williamson, Author & Lecturer, shares advice for parents how how to make your home a place that is special and sacred for your family


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Marianne Williamson

Author & Lecturer

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure..." is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers. Marianne's other books include The Age of MiraclesEveryday Grace, A Woman's WorthIlluminataHealing the Soul of AmericaA Course in Weight Loss, and The Gift of Change. Her newest book, The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money and Miracles, was published in November 2012 by Harper Collins. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily. Marianne also founded the Department of Peace Campaign, a grass roots campaign to establish a United States Department of Peace. In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. According to Time magazine, "Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity."

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