Marianne Williamson published a guided meditation to help fight coronavirus. [READ: Yoga / Meditation For COVID-19]
In response she received hate.
The activist, politician and author of 13 books (including four New York Times bestsellers) has ended her presidential campaign, but is still fighting to help people. In particular, she is helping people fight coronavirus.
Williamson has uploaded a guided meditation for coronavirus. It strives to help people overcome coronavirus-anxiety and boost the immune system, which is one of the self-healing powers of meditation.
Marianne Williamson’s Guided Meditation For Coronavirus
I do find it odd that Williamson decided to start out this video so defensively. She immediately says, “It’s hard to believe that in the year 2020 anybody has to defend the notion of the body-mind connection.”
Then again, as a politician, perhaps Williamson is more aware than most of the sheer amount of negativity that both yoga and meditation are receiving in certain circles, such as the fact that the church apparently hates yoga, and many believe meditation shouldn’t be taught in schools.
Williamson then leads us into a typical meditation, instructing us to close our eyes and relax. She then goes into a visualization in which we visualize a golden light within which is a beautiful temple and a garden. It’s a basic meditation on a relaxing scene, although mentioning a temple was a bad choice because of the religious connotations of temples and the fact that many in the U.S. are currently trying to sever meditation and yoga from their spiritual roots (something I am firmly against).
She then says that within this scene is the healing power of a god, which could be Jesus or an angel or whatever you choose to see.
Next, Williamson instructs us to imagine this healing physician sending light and love to us to help us heal. This is somewhat similar to some of the Medicine Buddha meditations, which are healing meditations used in Buddhism.
Then two angels pour an elixir of light into your head, which makes me thing of some sort of RPG game.
After giving her coronavirus meditation, Williamson was bombarded with hate
The moment Marianne Williamson uploaded her coronavirus-meditation she started getting both love and hate messages (many of which have subsequently been deleted).
— Paul Rosenberger (@DrRosenRosen19) March 10, 2020