Monday, July 30, 2012

Mission, Self-Esteem & a Tic

Monday, July 30, 2012
Yesterday was an interesting day for me energetically.  I woke up really ticked off.  By mid-day, I was experiencing major depression.  I haven’t felt this type of “downer” for quite some time.  This was one of those times when I just wanted to get an early start on my “long winter’s nap” and hoped I might oversleep into spring!  Last night, it climaxed into a deep void-like stillness with the unsettling recognition that nothing I have done/created is moving.  In other words, little response from the “external” - which part of me of course interprets as rejection and failure.  What if I’ve been wrong all this time?  What if I’ve just been living in my own little nutsy world?  What if I’m really like the character from A Beautiful Mind and have no clue what’s real? 
The interesting thing about this was I could feel a strong, sturdy foundation underlying this “episode.” (A couple of years ago, I might have completely fallen apart.)  This gave me the assurance I needed to go ahead and “wallow in it” so I could determine what the real issue was.  For just a brief second before I drifted off to sleep, I caught the word “self-esteem.”
This morning, I realized that “self-esteem” does not come from the external.  Applause from the world around me does not mean I am in alignment with my higher guidance.  It just means I happened to momentarily align with the likes of others which has nothing (necessarily) to do with my own soul’s path or what I might have to share.  Self-esteem is an internal job.  To be the “independent operator,” I have to have faith in my own guidance and what I’m doing no matter what.  W-o-w…..  This was huge for me!  Today, I’m back on my horse and enjoying a chocolate malt!  Woohoo!
Another little drop-in had to do with mission or purpose.  I have felt some confusion between that gifted to me by an enlightened master and some astrological and channeled messages I have been given.  The one shared that we have no mission or purpose other than to experience and evolve.  There is only One.  The others gave me information on a particular mission I have for this lifetime.  Because of the latter, I felt a little pressure to get some things done.  There is a lot of frustration when you think you have something to do but you have no idea what it looks like!  (Made me a little snarky!)  This morning I realized it isn’t an “either/or” - both can be correct.  However, my head has no idea what this mission is and has no business doing the planning.  If I have a mission, it is programmed into my being and I don’t need to worry about it.  It will unfold exactly as it is supposed to as I follow my own inner/higher guidance.  Confusion gone.  Brow minus its furrow.  Tic under eye momentarily dormant.  All is well.
Until tomorrow….
Much love,

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Taking a moment....

Thursday, July 26, 2012
There is a place to rest....a place without resistance…without the push or pull to “do”…a place of peace…it is the “center”…the eye of chaos…the eye of the hurricane…it is the doorway to “God”…Truth…sheltered from the winds and rains…stillness…yet very much alive…found in alignment with the Self….devoted…bonded to higher guidance…aligned with the will of the Cosmos…the golden thread…passing through the eye of the needle…bonded….  yet in this “bondage” lies freedom…one with the Cosmic Will…..
Today I am taking a moment to return to “center”….tethering myself to Truth…clearing any debris, flushing the channels and watering the spirit of who I am…connecting with the golden thread that is all that – and only that – which is me….
Much love,
(Karrie the Revolutionary) 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Getting Down to Basics - Questions for Candidates!

July 25, 2012
I have been pondering the passion I have displayed over the last few weeks regarding the political arena as well as the founding principles of this nation.  They are of course related. I recognize with growing curiosity the polarization that has taken the political system hostage - at least in regard to legislative business and doing what’s best for the country as a whole.  In general, I just don’t get it.  I really don’t want to elect anyone who isn’t willing to legislate on behalf of everyone.  Nor do I desire to vote for someone who puts their party or campaign contributors ahead of “the right thing to do.” 
Though I believe everyone has the capability of connecting with an honorable, integrity-based, soul-led part of themselves, I question the presence of two other essential components – awareness and courage.  Without awareness of that which is calling, a person is easily sucked into the divisive, mob-like mentality and power of polarization – unable to look from a higher level and unwilling to stay open to Truth.    Even with awareness, someone without courage dies the slow, agonizing death of one who knows what needs to be done – hears the call of the soul - but doesn’t have what it takes to do it.  It takes awareness and a great deal of courage to step beyond the power of party, culture or religion (to name a few) and speak Truth as dictated by our own higher guidance.  And this is what is being demanded of each of each and every one of us in order to move beyond polarization and co-create something new.
Sometimes I wonder if any of us really knows what the parties stand for anymore.  What is it we really want?  Do we really think one of the parties represents us on every single issue?  What if I’m a pro-choice advocate but I don’t believe the government has a role in healthcare?  What if I believe in same-sex marriage and that the government has a role in healthcare but I want the right to own a gun and walk the streets with it strapped to my thigh?  Unfortunately, which ever party “wins”, believes they have the will of the people behind them– yet really hasn’t a clue which issues persuaded a voter to vote for them in the first place.    
Here’s what I want to know from candidates (to start)….
1)    Are you willing to vote in alignment with what you know to be right in your heart and soul – regardless of party, religion or culture?
2)    Do you believe in independence….equality….life….liberty….and the pursuit of happiness?  What does each of these mean to you?  Be specific.
3)    Given your answers in #1 and #2, what is the government’s purpose and role?  What will you do to assist with the alignment of the government with this purpose?
4)    If elected how will you work to maintain, support and facilitate the understanding and living from these unalienable rights?
5)  Are you open to other perspectives, co-creative solutions and debating in order to create something better?
Hmmm….in this moment, I am considering sending my list to those who I will be considering on the ballot….this may be quite interesting… I am really curious as to what the responses (if any) will be?  It could be eye opening….it may even shift my own polarized views!  I will let you know!  I like it…..
In love with the Unalienables,

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Stand for Liberty

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Well….here I go again!  It seems the voice of Karrie the Revolutionary will not be denied!  It’s even in my dreams.  The picture I keep getting is similar to Patrick Henry passionately proclaiming, “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!”  I feel it in every cell of my body - and it isn't very comfortable!  As I read an article from the Washington Post about the 2012 GOP platform in Texas regarding education, I became almost rabid at the attack on individual freedom including Life….Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  Just in case you didn’t happen to catch it, here’s one of the key “planks” of this platform….
Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.
 Are you kidding me?  The “Far Reich” has gone too far.  And they want to label Obama as a socialist or communist?  (Of course, these are the same people collecting their SOCIAL SECURITY check every month!  And what about Medicare?  I guess socialist-type programs are ok when you’re the one benefiting.)  Back to this not-so-subtle attack on individual freedom – which the Republican Party used to champion in the old days.
First, I find it interesting that the reason many people first came to this “land” – before it became a nation founded in liberty ….. was to escape religious persecution.  However, we seem to forget that the religious persecution they were escaping was also done by the religious!   And here we go again…a group of extremist religious-oriented groups demanding their beliefs regarding morality and truth (notice the little “t”) be the law of the land.  Freedom of religion – or freedom from religion – means the right to lead your life according to your own belief system.  We have the right to personal beliefs which we lose when one group’s personal beliefs become the law of the land.  This is part of the very reason people escaped their “homelands” to come to “America” in the first place.  And most certainly, it is related to the need to declare independence in 1776.   (I thought one of the important things about knowing “history” was so we didn’t make the same mistakes twice?)
Second, Truth is not found by blindly believing someone else’s fixed beliefs.  It is found through searching and experiencing - which many times begins with questioning.  (Do you really sense that Truth is afraid of questioning?  Of course not!  But “non-Truth” certainly is!)  Can you imagine where we would be if we hadn’t questioned the fixed beliefs regarding women and minorities? 
The fortunate thing is that each and every one of us has access to Truth (big “T”).  We know what is “truthful” and what isn’t.  We don’t find Truth in our thinking…we find it in our heart.  We don’t come into this world with hatred and bigotry - we are taught such things.  And though I believe in freedom of religion, I will not remain silent when the true spiritual values and unalienable rights of Source-God-Consciousness are challenged.  We have long been held hostage by those who live in - and spread - the poison of fear and judgment.  I acknowledge their right to live this way but I will no longer sit in silence when their poison threatens the very foundation this nation was built upon.
In Liberty,

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Civil War - How's that working for ya?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I just got back from walking the dogs - and erased everything I had written previously.  Pre-dog adventure, I was caught up in my passionate distaste for many-a-political-issue.  I have recognized as of late that my writing serves to play an enormous part in my own evolution in consciousness.  As I observe and experience my own polarizing belief system, I recognize the ease at which we as a nation can fall into such a dangerous pattern.  I can feel the incredible chasm between Republicans and Democrats and the horrendously caustic nature of the relationship.  I also believe that this powerfully potent polarization is the foundation for transformation - via "civil war" or "revolution."

There is no "positive" in civil war.  The focus is on wrong or right and there is a definite winner and loser - at least superficially.  Civil war - as with war in general - never really ends since the "loser" is always looking for some sort of revenge or opportunity to regain what it lost, and is never really is able to forgive, forget or move to a level of co-creation.  The winners prove to be "wary" as they look to maintain power by squashing any ideas of its opposition - no matter how worthy - refusing to allow co-creative attempts and solutions.  I feel like we experience "civil war" every election and in-between.  How's that working for ya?

Revolution on the other hand can be accompanied by an evolution in consciousness.  The focus is on creating something new or rising to a new level.  The Declaration of Independence is a good example of stating the case for -and duty to engage in - revolution.  For me, the idea of revolution means finding something of a more truthful nature that the vast majority can support.  As a citizen of the United States of America, I don't think we have to look that far.  After all, we have the greatest document ever written in the Declaration of independence....... 

The first sentence of the second paragraph gives us a common focus as well as something to reach for....

"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."

The second sentence shares our obligation to transform that which needs updating, recalibrating or changing...

"--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." 

In my opinion, it isn't necessarily the form of the Government (see the Constitution) that's the problem.  (If we look at the evolution of consciousness, the education through legislation and the rulings to uphold the Constitution over the past 236 years, we might be pleasantly surprised.)  For me, the problem lies in the fact that we've lost sight of being on the same team with the same basic ideals - as outlined in the first sentence of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence.  We seem to do much better when we are at war with an outside enemy - like Hitler or Japan in WWII or terrorists like Osama bin Laden.  Why do we have to have a "war" or an enormous tragedy of some sort to bring us together?  Why can't we have a common focus that does the same thing?

It seems like the revolution that needs to happen in order to save a nation paralyzed in polarization is to simply shift our focus back to that which we hold dear - as well as thinking with the heart rather than the head.  This nation was founded upon independence - therefore, we teach independence.  The founding principles are those of unalienable rights - which are the rights of each and every individual.  Each of these has to be felt in the heart to be understood.  Both parties can evolve their "stances" accordingly or take responsibility for tearing this nation apart.

Since the "majority" normally lies in the 66.7% around the middle - 33.3% on each side of center (consider a bell-shaped curve) -polarization isn't "normal."  However, it is "normal" as a precursor to enormous transformation.   

Still pondering...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Equality & the "Not So Grand Old Party"

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I am feeling incredibly passionate and “take no prisoner-ish” this morning.  It’s interesting to observe myself when I get like this.  The “judge” wants to tell me to “calm down”, this isn’t how a “true child of God” behaves!  I realize this is one of those fallacies associated with my “religious” upbringing.  After all, Jesus wasn’t too “calm” when he threw over the tables of the moneychangers, was he?
As you probably are aware, I am extremely passionate about the founding principles of this nation….equality….life…liberty….and the pursuit of happiness – and the fact that these characteristics are unalienable because of who we really are – God incarnate.  I take issue with those who believe they have the right to decide who is privy to that which is everyone’s to begin with.  Though I believe in free speech and the right to an opinion, I am really tired of those who don’t really support that which this nation was founded upon, holding the microphone.  I grow weary of giving them little pats on the back as they appear to move one-one-hundredth of a step toward individual freedom and equality.  Though I am “understanding” on one level, I find it totally unacceptable on another.
This morning, I read an article from yesterday’s opinion page in the Los Angeles Times entitled, “The GOP’s anti-gay? Not so fast”.  At first I was hopeful – and I still am.  I am glad there is movement within this “not-so-grand-old-party.”  I believe the author of the article has made good use of spinning the data in order to point out to Romney and the party directors that perhaps they need to take a look at the growing “support” for recognition of gay and lesbian equality.  However, I don’t believe that 14%, 12% and 18% in support of same-sex marriage -  according to polling of various groups within the Republican Party (Christian conservatives, Republicans in General, Tea Partiers) – means the GOP isn’t anti-gay.  Now… the percentages supporting some sort of recognition for gay and lesbian couples are about double the percentages of those in support of gay marriage (27%, 39%, 35%).  Though the vast majority of the party doesn’t believe in the equality of marriage, about a third of them do believe in tossing some sort of “bone” – like civil unions or domestic partnerships - to us “lesser-thans.”   
To date, I cannot figure out why I should have to ask “voters” for permission to marry the person I love – and I didn’t.  I didn’t even ask my father – or my partner’s father – for permission.  Why would I ask millions of people I don’t even know?  The spiritual values this nation was founded upon – equality, freedom, the pursuit of happiness, the sacred opportunity of life – do not have exceptions.  As I have said before, man-devised Religion is a step below Truth – and most certainly a step beneath the founding principles of this nation.  There is a reason “separation of church and state” is important – and it has to do with equality…life…liberty…and the pursuit of happiness as unalienable rights. 
I sense that once religious doctrine goes beyond “Love the Lord God with all your might” and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” it has stepped into the man-devised realm of an excuse for judgment and ultimately control.  There are plenty of religions that have “updated” their files.  To them, I say "thank you" for having the courage to seek out and align with Truth.     
In closing, I want to reiterate that the current state of affairs is NOT OK.  I am glad things are beginning to shift but that doesn’t mean we stop pushing! 
My name is Karrie Wallen ......and I am.... DARING TO LIVE OUT LOUD!

*Statistics embedded in the article - “The GOP’s anti-gay?  Not so fast!” – Los Angeles Times (opinion page) Monday, July 16, 2012.  (By David Lampo)

Monday, July 16, 2012

The New Normal

Monday, July 16, 2012
Today, I am contemplating the concept of “normal.”  On one hand, “normal” may be used to mean “it’s not a big deal” or “it’s not out of the ordinary.”  Many times, however, “normal” is used to represent some pre-defined majority and authoritative commentary, and used as a means to exclude, discourage, demean, disregard or dis-empower.  When you’re a part of “normal,” it doesn’t seem to be such a big deal.  When you’re not, “normal” can become a powerful, overwhelming, damning, mob-like force that can suck the life right out of a person. 
Perhaps, when we look at things like medical issues, it’s good to have a guideline of what’s “normal” so we know when to be concerned or to follow-up on something.  But when we’re talking about personal decisions regarding our own lives, happiness, dreams or lifestyles, “normal” can become a “herder” or bully carrying a very big, dream-squashing, life-minimizing stick. 
The idea of “Normal” seems to be something humans came up with (probably as a way to describe observable “trends”) – and doesn’t appear to be something that’s “unwavering.”  Things that are “normal” now may not be “normal” later - and probably weren’t “normal” 100 years ago.  (Who would have thought that purposely showing your underwear or rear end would have been considered “normal?”  The fact that it is “normal” inspires hope – doesn’t it?)
A person has to be “alert” in order to not be unduly manipulated by the “normal” espoused by various organizations, doctrines and belief systems.  When it comes to expressions of Consciousness, “normal” - in the “collective herd sense” - doesn’t apply.  In the “herd sense” of “normalcy,” each expression of Consciousness isn’t “normal” because every single expression is different with its own defined norms.  Yet in the “normalcy” of Consciousness, each expression living its life experience authentically and uniquely – according to its own norms – is “normal.”   
As we look down the road – or perhaps even in this moment - maybe “the new normal” can include each of us choosing to be ourselves; following our own guidance system; showing off our unique gifts, talents and genius; and sharing our one-of-a-kind, authentic Selves with the world.  Perhaps, the new normal” implies unconditional support from the world around us in following our dreams and pursing our happiness.  And just maybe, “the new normal” can embrace respect and honor for the sacredness of life in ourselves and each other…. Now that’s a “normal” I can live with - how about you?
Much love,

Thursday, July 12, 2012

What Path?!

This morning I find myself contemplating a variety of "drop-ins."  I sense each seems to apply to the "path forward" with a common focus on supporting the authentic in ourselves and each other as well as recognizing that the path ahead is new. (What path?!)  Though history in many ways has been important, what lies ahead has yet to be "painted" and calls on each of us to go where we have never gone before.  There isn't a manual or any real "touchstones."  Each of us must gather the courage, connect with the excitement, feel the "call" within us and watch the path unfold as we take each step.

In knowing this, it seems important for us to support each other in following our "unlike-any-other, song of the soul" path.  Each path is incredibly beautiful and rudely magnificent in its uniqueness.    I'm not sure we are familiar with supporting "uniqueness."  Many of the systems we've grown up in support "alike-ness."  We are used to aligning with the "road most followed" - the 100 lane highway of the status quo.  It seems to me that as we come into recognition that each of us is a one-of-a-kind expression, we are in many ways liberated from the "judgment" ingrained in our subconscious.  When you aren't like anyone else, you really can't be "judged" by that which is outside yourself.  (After all, no one else has my manual - I can't even find it sometimes!)  And attempting to fit into a structure made for someone else can only lead to a great deal of discomfort and unhappiness.

As I ponder this a little deeper, I recognize that I definitely have my own judgments.  I have to really be paying attention to the voices of my inner characters to catch them sometimes but my ingrained rules for "good or bad" and "wrong or right" are readily available at anytime - whether I want to admit it or not!  Recognizing the "era of authenticity and uniqueness" we are coming into, it seems important for me to somehow transform these judgments... 

It occurs to me that there is a difference between feeling something is "wrong" or "right" - more as an "inner compass" for myself - and attaching to another rule for my "hall monitor" to enforce.  If I look at how something feels then it becomes an in the moment "direction indicator."  If it feels "good" or "right" I may want to head in that direction.  If it feels "bad" or "wrong" then maybe I want to find another direction.  However, I also need to recognize that what feels "bad" or "good" may be unique to me and in this way, these feelings of "right or wrong" become an individuated "compass" of sorts.  If I can go to this level of "judgment as path finder", then I can release the heaviness associated with traditional judgment - supporting myself and others in blazing our "unlike-any-other" trails.  Hmmmm....I like it!

Another "drop-in" I had this morning had to do with past "messaging" and how "messages" many times have been tailored to align with that which people want to hear.  I sense that as we move into a period calling for more authenticity and "one-of-a-kind-ness,"  messages may be more about what we have to share rather than what people want to hear.  Each of us has something valuable to express and the world needs whatever it is.  I sense the time has finally arrived when it's "cool" to align with our personal version of the "star spangled banner" and "belt out our tune" as it has never been belted before!

Much love,

Good God!  Does anyone else feel like they are going crazy today?!  It's like trying to pull a thread of sanity out of mass chaos!  (scary giggle)  Wooohooo! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Allowing the Unconscious to Lead?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
This morning, I am contemplating a question that has come to me several times before – Why is it that those of us who are even somewhat conscious allow those who are primarily unconscious to lead us?  This has gone on for hundreds of years - probably due to a severe numbers disadvantage, resulting in persecution, imprisonment and outright murder.  (I’m sure each of us has played a part on each “side”.)  However, we have come into a new time and the energy supporting something different is vibrant and strong.  It’s time for the Conscious to step forward, release our fear, let go of our history, stand tall in what we know to be true and do what needs to be done. 

Though the practice of religion many times appears to be a Sunday event – spirituality is not.  It is a part of who we are – it is the foundation of who we are.  It permeates our lives at every level.  We can not be separated from it.  It’s a part of home…work…crying…laughing…sports…art…music… sweeping the floor…doing the dishes…taking out the trash… leading a country…heading an organization…or “growing” a family.  “Separation of church and state” does not apply to spiritualityspirituality is beyond the “man-made”.  Spirituality is the essence of the unalienable rights including Life…Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  These are spiritual values of the highest vibration and beyond the beliefs created by Mankind.  Those who recognize their roots as spiritual beings with certain unalienable rights can no longer be controlled or “herded.”   

It seems, therefore, that “laws” are never above the dictates or call of one’s soul – our connection to the Divine.  The fact that we have many times ignored or abandoned this call is why there is so much unhappiness…so much war…so much disease…etc., etc., etc.  Each of us contributes when we ignore the call of Truth…the call of the soul…the longing deep within us to be who we really are.

These ideas are not separate from government.  They are deeply rooted in the foundation of this great nation – a nation teetering on the edge of collapse.  The time has come to  re-connect to the values and ideals associated with the founding of this country - independenceequality…life…liberty…the pursuit of happiness.  It’s time to recognize the unalienable right to consciousness and to summon our inner courage to speak…lead…facilitate change and role model the new and unfolding. 

It seems like these are things we can all rally around.  Perhaps, it’s the foundation for something new - birthed from the inside-out?  Perhaps, we can focus on finding, uplifting and supporting conscious candidates, choosing to expand the possibilities beyond the two to which we have limited ourselves.  Perhaps, we can all pull together to demand something different from those currently holding office, things like  - collaboration;  co-creative solutions; debating to reach Truth rather than “wins”;  trusting inner/higher guidance, stepping beyond the party mentality; summoning courage, integrity and honor.
I believe we have a choice beyond Republicans, Democrats or any of the off-shoots.  I believe we can choose to support Consciousness as we choose to re-connect to our roots.    It’s time for the Conscious to step-up and lead, no longer shrinking to fit the “much-too-small” world of the “not-yet-awakened”.  It may take time but it can happen….I know it can…
Much love,

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Party of the Unalienable!

July 8, 2012

This morning, I was contemplating a topic that many times can send me "over the edge" - politics!  Given my passion for the unalienable rights, I felt a little frustrated when it occured to me that neither of the major parties seem to have these rights fully "dialed in."  (Doesn't it seem like we could all agree on things pursuit of Happiness?  And if so, why aren't we focused on these unalienable attributes and how to live them rather than "party wins?"  Wouldn't focusing on something we have in common bring us into "union"?)

In general, Republicans seem to be exclusionary - as a party they don't seem to agree that the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness apply to everyone.  These rights - which are inseparable from our beings - are only afforded to those who meet certain standards or to those who belong to certain organizations or believe particular doctrines.  Over the past 20 years, they have declared themselves the party of "family values" and "patriotic pride" implying all others are "not."  They have chosen to exclude from equal rights - and many times demonize - gays, lesbians and others.  In short, they have become exclusionary and divisive.  In my opinion, the Republican Party doesn't seem to understand the "values and rights" upon which this nation was founded.  They do, however, understand that the government was never meant to be "daddy" and that "the less government the better."  They just seem to have a case of "amnesia" when it comes to the equality of unalienable rights.

The Democratic Party seems to understand the equality of unalienable rights but they don't seem to understand independence  nor the responsibility and accountability that lead to independence.  They appear to have taken on the responsibility of "fishing" for everyone without taking the necessary steps to teach people how to "fish."  This has led to entitlement, dependence upon and demanding of the government as "caretaker."  I would invite everyone to take a moment and read the Declaration of Independence.  Is "government as caretaker" really what the Founders had in mind?  I don't think so.

In general, both of these parties represent "a piece of the whole."  The Democrats appear to understand equality and the fact that unalienable rights apply to everyone.  Republicans seem to understand that the government isn't supposed to be "daddy" and that "less government is better government."  The shadows each party carries are equally damaging to the nation's foundation and to "top it off," neither has the "maturity" to overcome these shadows and work together.  Unfortunately, they are more interested in "party wins" than they are upholding the values this nation was founded upon.  The bad - and the good - is that "they" are "we," and "we" as citizens are responsible for what has transpired - as well as creating and manifesting something different.  We can point our fingers at representatives as the culprits, but "We the People" put them in office and haven't demanded anything different.  If we had, we would see something different. 

I sense the answer is outside the box and beyond the concept of parties.... I sense we have grown beyond the 2-party system.  Perhaps in the beginning, the debate was about how much the federal government had a right to get involved.  One party stood for "less federal government" and one supported the idea of "more federal government."  Today, each party represents polarized positions on a plethora of issues and we have become equally polarized in our support for one party or the other.  (A recent poll showed that 78% of voters already new how they would vote in the 2012 election.)  Basically, legislators are in a stalemate as one party refuses to work with another with the intended purpose of making them look incompetent.  Is this what the founders had in mind? 

I believe the time has come for a new party....a party of Truth....a party of Union....a party of the Unalienable.  This is a party that isn't really a party.  It's like an "umbrella" in that it's entirely inclusive yet more of a guiding focus than a team or group.  It's a common focus on "declaring independence internally" and making decisions based on our own inner guidance rather than a party-line, fear or greed; voting according to what we sense is right rather than what our party demands; debating to reach Truth rather than "wins;" and endeavoring to support, promote and live evermore fully in alignment with the authentic nature of who we are - which is what the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness are about.

It's time to live with greater awareness, taking more responsbility and moving the world forward toward systems of higher consciousness.  If we desire something different, we have to be what it is we desire.  Looking at the enormity of the system, we can be overwhelmed and discouraged.  However...if we each take responsibility for changing ourselves, making conscious decisions and choosing something more in alignment with that which we desire in our hearts - the system has no choice but to mirror our own changes.  We have to find the courage to speak up, share our experiences and knowledge and lead the way as role models, facilitators and teachers.  In short, it's time for us to dig down and harness the courage, integrity and honor of our nation's Founders and take this nation to a new level of consciousness - beyond the limited, polarity of political parties.

Much love,


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Through the Eyes of Consciousness....

Thursday, July 5, 2012

My partner, the 2 dogs and I watched the fireworks last night - Woooohoooo!  From the place we parked, we could see the fireworks of 2 communities!  (The dogs really enjoyed the displays and especially the "ka-booms" - not!)  Earlier in the day, I walked them around the block and sang The Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America and It's a Grand Old Flag!  (I noticed some interesting "blending of songs” where I obviously had forgotten some of the words...."star spangled-she'll be coming 'round the mountain" gibberish!)  All in all, it was a great day - except for the turkey breast hot dogs.  Yuk!  I definitely prefer the tastier, old fashioned, full fat, sodium and what-the-heck’s-in-them dogs!

As I contemplated Independence Day yesterday morning, I "heard" Freedom lies in the deep understanding.... knowledge...of the unalienable rights - Life....Liberty....and the pursuit of Happiness.  As I felt more deeply into this statement, I realized this was referring to the freedom that comes from living as Consciousness and seeing experiences through the eyes of Consciousness.    

Through the eyes of Consciousness, there is excitement...hedonistic reveling..."What's next?!"...woohoo!...WOW!.... w...o....w...  There is a relishing of each and every emotion - similar to tasting individual ingredients by a master chef or the tasting of various wines by a connoisseur.  The hedonistic joy of touching...feeling...hearing... smelling...laughing... none of which can be experienced by Consciousness without a form - like me!  To experience life through the eyes Consciousness is intoxicating...  In short, life in the awareness of Consciousness is freedom – freedom from judgment of any kind.  It is about the experience…the excitement of being alive and the natural “w-o-w” that accompanies each - tiny to humongous - opportunity.

Today, my intent is to see life through the eyes of Consciousness – to delight in the opportunity I have been given to experience, create, connect, laugh and feel without judgment.  This is freedom…I already feel myself e…x…p…a…n…d…i…n…g…. :-)

Much love,

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

God & the Founding of the United States of America

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A couple of days ago, I had a discussion with myself regarding the link between God and unalienable rights.  Today, I am looking into the connection between God and the foundation of the United States of America.

The first thing that comes to mind is "separation of church and state."  This seems like a no-brainer when one considers the religious persecution many times experienced when a nation is controlled by a particular "church."  In the United States of America, one of the freedoms afforded by the Constitution is a choice in how we choose to believe - or not - in regard to religion.  It becomes even clearer why such a separation needs to exist when we look at the judgments of many religious organizations regarding various groups of people.  Most religions do not have "Life, Liberty & the pursuit of Happiness" as an underlying doctrine.  (Why not?)  Many religions tend to "judge" based on a right and a wrong.  Different religions have different rights and wrongs - as well as punishments and rewards.  This fact in itself makes it difficult to mix government and religion.

However, when I feel into the unalienable rights - which are of God-Source-Consciousness - I recognize something beyond religion.  The unalienable rights are spiritual values...they are of the Spirit...innate characteristics of Consciousness.  They are individual yet Universal.  The unalienable rights of Life....Liberty....and the pursuit of Happiness are spiritual values of the highest order.

The United States of America was therefore founded upon spiritual values....values of the Spirit....the Spirit of who we are.....not religious beliefs which seem to vary from organization to organization.  And though we have a right to believe how we want to, I believe each of us has an obligation to continue our search for Truth (continuing the evolution of our religious organizations).

When I go a little further, I stumble upon the American Dream.  I don't believe the American Dream was really about a spouse, 2 kids, a dog and a house with a white picket fence.  For me, the American Dream was about the right to choose....the right to consciously live that which we can not be separated from - including...Life....Liberty....and the pursuit of Happiness.  At its highest level, the American Dream is about the continuous journey to true happiness...reveling in the sacredness of Life....the opportunity to be alive....experience.... and create....and the freedom to be who we are

Digging a little deeper, I sense that it is in the living of these "unalienable values" that we find union - union within ourselves and union with each otherAs each individual finds their way "home" to this union - and alignment with their own unique expression through which God experiences - old ways and structures dissolve and new connections and creations emerge.  At this level, we exist without judgment and "hall monitors."  Each individual follows their own Song which synchronistically synergizes with the infinite Songs of Humanity.

I get a sense that if each of us could focus our attention in the direction of the true values upon which this nation was founded - declaring independence from the judgments we've been indoctrinated with, finding Truth within ourselves - we could once again come into union.  We could get beyond Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal, right and wrong....and revel in the bliss of who we are and celebrate our unalienable right to live from freedom and happiness.  Perhaps, this Independence Day, we can take a moment to remember who we are as expressions of Consciousness, the significance of what this entails and recalibrate our perspectives.

Today, I give thanks for those who who 236 years ago courageously signed their names and offered their lives in the name of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of their words....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.....

Much love,


Sunday, July 1, 2012

God & Unalienable Rights

Sunday, July 1, 2012

One of my most favorite days is fast approaching....July 4th!  Independence Day!  I can't even get close to sharing the depth of emotion I carry in regard to this day and the Declaration of Independence.  I sense this passion of mine is definitely a part of Allowing Karrie.  I feel that in following it - like a trail of sorts - I am certain to find even more of who I am.  This morning, I am contemplating the link between "God" and the unalienable rights....

First, it seems important to consider the meaning of the word unalienable.  Unalienable means "cannot be alienated from" or "cannot be separated from."  Therefore, these rights are innate and intrinsic.  They are naturally a part of who we are.  They exist because we exist.  To go even deeper, the rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness are characteristic of Consciousness - otherwise known as God...Source...the All That Is.  These are inherent attributes within the life force that animates our being.  It only makes sense that they would therefore be unalienable.

As I contemplate these unalienable rights even further, it seems apparent that innate characteristics such as these cannot really be taught.  They have to be experienced and felt to be understood.  They can't really be defined....trying to define them seems to limit them in some way.  The best I/we can do is describe what I/we feel in regard to these unalienable characteristics....

Here's my go....

Life is the sacred opportunity to create and well as the life force that connects each and every one of us.  It is the incredible opportunity to live...witness...and be witnessed.  When we truly recognize and honor the sacredness of Life in ourselves and each other, our experience of (and as) Life becomes ecstatic.  This is true knowledge of the One in the Many and the Many in the One.

Liberty is the truthful experience of being - without restriction.  It is the innate knowledge of the master creator as well as the uninhibited freedom to choose.

The Pursuit of Happiness is the right to pursue that which excites us, fulfills us and enlivens us.  It is the right to pursue - and live from - who we really are.  It is the ever-present desire to pursue our Happiness that keeps us expanding and experiencing - which takes us back to the purpose for Life.

The crucial point for the sake of knowing seems to be that Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness are characteristics of Consciousness itself.  We were made in the image of God.  We ARE God-Source-Consciousness in human form.  Through the eyes of Consciousness, we become liberated from the "false facade" (rules, beliefs, limits) of this world; we experience the excitement of being alive; and we pursue that which "calls" us into Happiness in each and every moment.  In short, we begin to experience Life as we were destined to experience it.

Today, I take this understanding deep into my being and celebrate my roots in destiny of Independence (from the false facade)....and my new life expression through the eyes of God.  

Happy 3 days before Independence Day!

Much Love,