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An Independence Day Declaration of My Own

4 July, 2015

The text of the Declaration of Independence stirs my very soul. As a student of the history of our country - specifically around the study of the constitutional law of the United States and the development of the various protections of our civil liberties - the words chosen by the framers of the constitution as well as the words chosen by Thomas Jefferson in his draft of the Declaration invigorate me to my firmament.
The power behind a declaration has never been so aptly expressed as in this most powerful document. Our Declaration of Independence stands as a reminder of the principals which inspired the birth of our nation. King George was a lunatic despot - allegedly suffering from syphilis - ordering our early civic leaders’ assassinations left and right. In the face of this tyranny, the founding fathers and mothers were required to stand firm and enforce a righteous boundary of personal freedoms that awe me to this day.
The Preamble is more a character development than anything else. Setting the stage for justifying a rebellion of unprecedented scale.
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
No governing document had ever proclaimed...
“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.”
French philosophers and the men who cavorted with them were the only ones discussing these ideas as foundations for government since ancient Greece (with the possible exception of Switzerland which had organized a loose confederation of states as early as 1291).
In commemoration of these bold strides made very much on the behalf of generations to come - including us! - I hereby make the following declaration..
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one spiritual leader to dissolve the imaginary bands which have connected them with negative energy, and to aspire to and assume among the powers of the earth, the highest expression of the divine in the human experience, to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
On this day, on behalf of the entire awakening men and amazing women community, in order to form a more perfect awareness and elevated consciousness, I hereby declare independence from and disband all allegiance to all of, but not limited to the following list of influences.
- Fear of loss of health, vigor and well-being.
- Fear of loss of abundant resources.
- Fear of loss of love, respect or admiration.
- Fear of loss of security.
- Fear of conflict in the establishment of personal emotional and physical boundaries and request for the meeting of personal needs.
- Limitations.
- Inhibitions upon the expression of personal freedoms that otherwise would not harm another individual, animal or mother earth.
- Emotional restrictions upon the expression of personal spiritual truths.
- Fear of dreaming big.
- The idea that what I’m intended to receive is anything less than wild abundance exceeding the limitations of my imagination!
In honor of the Founders.
The magic of it all. Where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. Is all in the last sentence of the Declaration. The juice. The power. The inspiration all boils down to this sentence. When reading this aloud - and say what you will about the limitations of our Founding Fathers - you’ve got to admit that it’s a shame that oratory or prose rarely rises to this level. Which is why we celebrate such powerful language with fireworks, parades and Declarations!
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
Oh and also... Happy Anniversary, Tracey!  
To all of you: May you enjoy a blessed, abundant, safe and healthy Independence Day celebration!
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