2020 Democrat White House hopeful Marianne Williamson on Wednesday deleted a social media post claiming that the “power of the mind” led to Hurricane Dorian sparing millions of Americans originally in the storm’s deadly path.
“The Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas…may all be in our prayers now. Millions of us seeing Dorian turn away from land is not a wacky idea; it is a creative use of the power of the mind,” Williamson wrote.
“Two minutes of prayer, visualization, meditation for those in the way of the storm,” she added.
Two hours later, the spiritual guru replaced that post with another offering prayers to the Bahamas as well as Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. “May the peace of God be upon them and their hearts be comforted as they endure the storm,” Williamson wrote.
Prayers for the people of the Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. May the peace of God be upon them and their hearts be comforted as they endure the storm.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) September 4, 2019
Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas over the weekend, resulting in the death of at least seven people, according to island officials. The storm, which has been downloaded to a Category 2 hurricane, may strike parts of Flordia and Georgia this week.
Speaking to the Associated Press, local hurricane relief aide worker Lia Head-Rigby said scenes from around the Bahamas resemble a war zone.
“It’s total devastation. It’s decimated. Apocalyptic. It looks like a bomb went off,” she said. “It’s not rebuilding something that was there; we have to start again.”
Meanwhile, rescue crews and emergency workers in the Bahamas have begun to search for possible survivors of the deadly storm.
“The devastation is unlike anything that we’ve ever seen before,” said Bahamas National Security Minister Marvin Dames. “We’re beginning to get on the ground, get our people in the right places. We have a lot of work in the days and weeks and months ahead.”