I am, as my readers know, a proud citizen of the United States of America. I have created these 'America' pages out of my Love for this Land, out of my Respect for the brave and industrious People who braved hardships to come here and who have made of this Land a Country like no other in all of recorded history all in the space of less than three hundred years.... and though I see the 'human imperfections' yet to be resolved in America, still I speak continuously for the God-Principles of Freedom upon which this Country is founded.
It is my hope that Citizens of this Country and those of all other Countries and Cultures will identity not only with my Love of Country but will feel their Hearts swelling with Love and with Pride as they strive for and identify with the goals of Freedom and Equality in the Country in which they live....always remembering that we are all Spiritual Brothers and Sisters of a Greater Cosmic Country....God's Universe.....
Always remembering that we all have the responsibility to love and protect whatever God Hath Wrought in whatever Place we now find ourselves.
All Land is God's Land.
All Life is God Life.
May all People in every Land identify with that Truth!
We live in 'trying times'.
"These are the times that try men's souls.
The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country;
but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."--Thomas Paine
Patriotism is a mysterious thing.
It effects the heart in a way similar to the love of God and the love of Truth.
How many remember these words of Sir Walter Scott?
"Breathes there a man with soul so dead
Who never to himself has said,
This is my own, my native land?
Whose soul has ne'er within him burned
When home his footsteps he has turned
From wandering on a foreign strand?"
President George W. Bush spoke of
PATRIOTISM IS OUR OBLIGATION TO THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US,
TO THOSE WHO WILL FOLLOW US, AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE DIED FOR US.
And in one of his weekly radio address President Bush said regarding the Fourth of July,
"On the Fourth of July we celebrate the courage and convictions of America's founders. We remember the spirit of liberty that led men from 13 different colonies to gather in Philadelphia and pen the Declaration of Independence. In that revolutionary document, they proclaimed our independence based on the belief that freedom was God's gift to all mankind. To defend that freedom, the 56 signers of the Declaration pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Their sacrifices built a new Nation and created a future of freedom for millions yet to be born."
He is speaking to the American people, expressing the need
the United States of America has for our Love and Understanding of the
issues the American Republic is facing today.
HIS WORDS SPEAK OF AN AMERICA that needs us dedicated to her defense
against all that would seek to destroy her....and there is much that is trying
to destroy the United States both from the outside and sadly, from within.
Mr. Bush spoke to an America that needs her citizens
to rise up UNITED in her rebuilding, not only after
September 11, 2001....
but to unite in preserving the Constitutional Form of Government devised by
earlier patriots who embraced a Form of government founded on the
Spiritual Concept of Freedom of the individual. It is this original and initial
Constitutional 'Idea of Freedom' that is under attack today. Freedom
threatened by those who prefer a more totalitarian form of governing....
We citizens of the United States of America need to understand that our
Constitutional Freedom puts 'controllers of our lives' out of business, be
they individuals or nations.
It is Freedom of the individual that is under attack today,
not only from the many enemies of Freedom outside our borders....
but from citizens within the land who are freely and foolishly choosing
a socialistic form of government over Personal Freedom...
It is incredible that there are those, here in America and abroad, who do not understand and value the Idea of Personal Freedom and who, deliberately, work to undermine this Miracle that is the United States of America....to undermine the Miracle that is the Constitution of the United States of America, a document created by 'the people, for the people'....one that is meant to guarantee Personal Freedom for every man, woman and child....one that guarantees the God-given Right of each individual to live as he or she chooses to live.
Personally it is a mystery to me why everyone wouldn't choose Freedom if given the choice? It is a mystery to me why our schools do not teach the history of the subjugation mechanisms of peoples over centuries of time in order to illustrate why the Constitutional Freedom we were given in America is so precious and so unique.
There are now and have always been in recorded history those on this Planet
who think they have inherent Rights to rule.
There have always been those who think they are better and smarter than
your average individual. There are those who just love to control, big or little
control, over their fellow men and women...., I call them 'tin gods'.
These people come in every shape and size, in every country, in all walks of
life. Just elect them to some kind of office, big or small and you will find
them. Yes, some people just love to control others in addition to those who
justify that control by claiming some inherited 'right'.
Then there are men who claim a right to abuse and control women
and children because they (these men) claim their religion gives them permission to do it.
Yes, there have been and still are kings, religious leaders, political and union leaders,
rich people and academics...and on and on....all who have in the past and continue
today to claim the natural right to lead....many of whom have and do mis-use these
'rights' for personal gain and in the process nearly always mistreat the people they
should be serving. Yes, and they get away with it....because GENERALLY there
is no group of citizens strong enough....or caring enough to stop them.
Freedom such as was written into the Constitution of the United States of
America works to put an end to control of the individual.
This Constitution of the United States of America came into existence only a few
hundred years ago, when people in the 'old countries' got tired of being 'controlled'.
They tired of manufactured bloodshed...they tired of being the doormats on
which the 'controllers' wiped their feet while maintaining 'power'. And they gave
up everything to come to a new land where there was no one who assumed an inherent
right to tell them what to do. And when someone tried to do that to them again
(George the third) they created for themselves a Constitution which was devised
to protect them from 'kingly' tyranny of that or any sort.
And these people have prospered beyond anyone's wildest dreams. And have tried with
the best motives to share this dream with those they left in the 'old country'.
Personal Freedom is the issue!
If the United States of America ever falls to enemies of Freedom, within the country
or from outside, who is there in the world today who is strong enough to Champion
the Rights of the Individual and from whence then will Freedom Ring?
So then as we go about our duties as Americans, let us never forget that the greatest
Patriotism we can show our country is to be 'aware' citizens....aware of the personal
Freedoms and Peace guaranteed to every man, woman and child in this country ....
aware of Constitutionally guaranteed God-given Rights.
And be ready to use every Constitutional tool at hand to insure that the Work of our
Founding Fathers endures for succeeding generations.
THIS IS THE VERY ESSENCE OF AMERICAN PATRIOTISM.
Then for a moment let us talk about the invisible
SPIRITUAL ASPECT REGARDING AMERICA.
MODERN TEACHING TELLS US that 'America', in this period of time, is being developed to be A MODEL FOR REPRESENTATIVE, SPIRITUALLY ORIENTED, CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT...
Thus THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS DESIGNED TO BE A CUP, A CHALICE, A PATTERN into which the 'Greater Powers of Light' can pour Their Essence for the purpose of demonstrating that FREEDOM AND PEACE are possible on this Planet.
"George Washington twice voluntarily surrendered power to return to a peaceful life on his Mount Vernon estate. The ruler he helped vanquish, King George III, called him 'the greatest character of the age.' The capital city he gave his name to is renowned as the defender of freedom and opportunity. As John Adams put it, Washington's example 'will teach wisdom and virtue to magistrates, citizens, and men, not only in the present age, but in future generations, as long as our history shall be read.'
More than a century after Washington died, Woodrow Wilson attempted to refound the United States on progressive principles. His experiment is still going on today.
That explains why George Washington remains so crucial: His guiding principles came from the written Constitution and Declaration of Independence, not some unwritten, 'living' constitution. Let us learn the first President's lessons and move toward a more Washingtonian governance." --Heritage Foundation'sRich Tucker
WHAT THEN IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND THIS....
I SAY IT IS ONLY IN CALLING TO 'GOD ALMIGHTY'...
ONLY IN CALLING FORTH THE POWERFUL, COSMIC CHRIST LIGHT....
ONLY IN INCREASING THE VIBRATION OF PLANETARY ENERGY SO THAT GOD-GOOD CAN BE
REALIZED ON THIS PLANET...
THAT AN END TO MANKIND'S UNHOLY HATREDS WILL BE REALIZED.
FOR. WITHOUT THE ADDITION OF MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF 'COSMIC CHRIST POWER'
TO THE CURRENT HUMAN ENERGY OF
WILL THE WARRING BETWEEN AND AMONG PEOPLE CEASE.
FOR MANKIND, BY ITSELF, IS NOT POWERFUL ENOUGH TO OVERCOME THE
NEGATIVE INFLUENCES THAT ENCOURAGE HATING AND KILLING....
Spiritually Awakened Individuals have always been the Custodians of
the Cosmic Christ Energy necessary for Constructive Activity on Earth.
Today there are many 'Spiritually Awakened Individuals' and all can participate in the
Great Service of our Age by taking a few minutes each day to invoke the Power
of Almighty God...by 'asking for...('ask and ye shall receive') by asking for the God
Directed Freedom and Peace and yes, Grace, that has a foothold in the United States
of America, ask for this Godness to be expanded to include every country of the
world. Citizens of every nation MUST decree and pray for God Peace for every
country with this Understanding and with Love and Compassion for all people.
This is one way to do it....
In the Name of Almighty God,
in the Name of my own 'Great God' Presence and Holy Christ Self...
and the Christ Self of each of mankind,
I 'ask'...in full Consciousness of what that means....
I ask that all mankind may be taught to pray together for Peace....
to be inspired to invoke 'Greater God-goodness' everywhere throughout the
world....to be determined to demand Greater God-Freedom, Peace and Grace
Let us hope that all mankind will begin to invoke the descent of The Cosmic Christ
Essence of Invincible Purity and the Ascended Master Consciousness of Freedom and
Peace and Grace asking Those Greater Levels of Godness to take control
everywhere throughout the world.
In God's Holy Name, may every individual humbly and gratefully
Command Invincible, Divine Freedom, Peace and Grace to expand
everywhere throughout the world,
COMPELLING the DISSOLVING
of any 'line of impure energy' that sets one group of people against
another.' In the Name of Almighty God, Let us all call forth Peace
for the entire Planet.
Throughout history the burden of keeping the flame of liberty bright has fallen on the shoulders of a few men and women. As Founding Patriot Samuel Adams noted, "It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather a tireless minority"
“This (America) is a government of the people, by the people, for the people. If the people sit on their hands, if they are indifferent, if they don’t participate, if they don’t vote, if they don’t register, if they don’t move forward, if they don’t march, if they don’t rally, if they don’t get involved,” then positive change is “not going to happen.” Alan Keyes.
Happy Fourth of July.” —Ronald Reagan
“Somewhere in our growing up we began to be aware of the meaning of days and with that awareness came the birth of patriotism. July Fourth is the birthday of our nation. I believed as a boy, and believe even more today, that it is the birthday of the greatest nation on earth... In recent years, however, I’ve come to think of that day as more than just the birthday of a nation. It also commemorates the only true philosophical revolution in all history. Oh, there have been revolutions before and since ours. But those revolutions simply exchanged one set of rules for another. Ours was a revolution that changed the very concept of government. Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people.
We sometimes forget that great Truth, and we never should.
Theodore Roosevelt speaking in1907 on Immigrants and on Being an AMERICAN
"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in
good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be
treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to
discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin
But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American,
and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any
man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American
at all We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes
the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization,
just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are
hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English
language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty
to the American people."
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Oh, say, can you see, by the
dawn's early light,
And where is that band who so
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us as a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
“As Americans, we need to remember that, in order to maintain our nation’s intellectual and physical health, we need an active and involved citizenry. Just like any organism, without movement and growth we will stagnate and wither. Understanding what Americanism is provides a framework within which we can stretch, grow and move. Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, once stated, ‘We want to make our children feel that the mere fact of being Americans makes them better off... This is not to blind us at all to our own shortcomings; we ought steadily to try to correct them; but we have absolutely no grounds to work on if we don’t have a firm and ardent Americanism at the bottom of everything.’... I totally agree.
It is important for the children of our nation to understand why America is different. Possibly the Declaration of Independence says it best: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...’
Wow—what am amazing concept. Take some time in the next week to re-read it, think about it not only from today’s perspective, but also from how it might have been viewed when written.”
Lois J Crawford
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"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" -
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud" -
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I have never been connected with nor in competition with the Saint Germain Foundation....rather I have always worked to strengthen the Ballard Instruction as they dispense it. Sadly, I have removed from this Website
links to beautiful Instruction which may fall into that copyright category.
My focus is always and only on Freedom....
freedom of the individual...
freedom for each one of us to humanly and Spiritually, freely and personally, evolve.
That is still my only Purpose and from now on in order to do that, this website will look for and
find other and equally powerful Spiritual Teaching that tells 'who we really are'...
Additionally I will share with you my Beliefs in regard to our Divine Purpose here on Earth
while speaking of our
Mighty 'I AM' and Cosmic Christ Self.
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