Friday, April 19, 2013

We the People

Friday, April 19, 2013

Yesterday, I “pointed and clicked” on a video on Facebook.  It was a replay of the singing of the national anthem prior to the Boston Bruins game.  It began with a soloist and within seconds became a phenomenal expression of the essence of America as the many spectators became the one voice – the voice of America.  It would be hard to believe that anyone who watches this video would not be moved to tears.

This morning as I replay this experience in my mind, I am attempting to put words to what this essence brings forth.  What moves us beyond all our differences into this incredible experience of unity?  As I listened to the one voice that had emerged in that arena, I heard the resilience, perseverance, courage and strength that is representative of the essence of America.  And in this moment of awe-inspiring unity, I could feel the power of “We the People”…a force more powerful than any governmental structure…incongruent belief system…or polarization.  We the People exemplifies E Pluribus Unum – out of many, One – and We the People are joined in heart by the love we carry for this nation and what it stands for. 

Give us your huddled masses…your sick…your tired…your poor…. Because here you have a shot…here you can be who you are….and here you can aspire to live your dreams....

As Americans, we are bonded in our hearts by the essence of this great country which exemplifies love…unity…freedom…equality...and independence – all which rise above differences while allowing those differences to exist.  The essence of America speaks to the essence of life itself…persistent, resilient, courageous, empowered and in love.

I’m in love with the essence of America….that which lies deep within us…that which the vast majority of us is in love with…that which unites us…

Much love,



Friday, April 5, 2013

The Essence of America in One Sentence

If I had to express the Essence of America in one sentence, it would be that sentence from the Declaration of Independence that stands out among the rest and glows multi-dimensionally with Truth…

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [Beings] 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 Essence of America goes beyond race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender, culture and any other distinguishing characteristic of the One in the Many.  It vibrates beyond wounds and differences.  It’s something inherent within each of us – no matter our background or experiences – and something we must aspire to remember, clearing all that which blocks its purity.

The Essence of America is not equivalent to “Americans”.  Those known around the world as “Americans” are those who live as citizens in the United States of America.  The Essence of America is not just about “Americans”… We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [Beings] are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…. The Essence of America is universal and springs from the highest of spiritual attributes.  It speaks to Humanity.  The Essence of America is of the One and celebrates diversity as the vehicle for an infinity of unique experiences.

In many ways, the Essence of America is like the etheric soup which everything exists within.  All is included….nothing is excluded…each is sovereign to itself….yet connected to all others…by the One….and as the One.

As we converse around this Essence….connecting evermore fully with it….all that which blocks us from unification arises.  Beliefs, wounds, experiences, etc., all come to the surface for release.  I believe this is an important part of the transformational process as we aspire to unity as this essence.
I'm in love with the essence of America!
Much love,