Obviously, I think that the Declaration of Independence, even given the limitations of the men who wrote and signed it, was a great document. I do use phrases from it in my blog's tag line, albeit with my own variation ("Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness... through Self-Actualization") and in my FPL radio podcasts, also embellished with a 4th Dimensional twist ("We hold these truths to be self-evident... that we create our own reality, we are all one and love is the essence of All That Is").
Below is a repost of something that I wrote last 4th of July, and you can CLICK HERE for a page of related blog pieces I've written on the subject of independence.
Here we go again! Another holiday about flags and beer and bad food. Ain't that America?
But what about celebrating independence on Independence Day, and, you know, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?" We aren't a colony of Great Britain anymore, or of any other country for that matter, so what do we actually need to become independent of in present time?
How about illusion? Yes, illusion. And while we're at it, how about declaring our freedom from beliefs? From dogma? And from the repetitive, rote behaviors our illusions lead to? How about setting off the real fireworks of reality?
Everything we suffer from, folks, is the result of an illusion. Money problems, relationship issues, a less than vibrant sex-life, the stifled expression of creativity... all are a function of holding onto to that which isn't rooted in reality. Quite frankly, it's crazy!
The laws of reality are so simple, so straightforward, so all-encompassing, you'd think everyone would be living accordingly. But it's not so. You see, here on planet earth - the 3D version - we've been experimenting with letting our egos rule our experience of reality. Yes, our egos, that little part of our mind was only supposed to be a temporary stand-in, just for a brief while in early childhood, when fantasy was a way of adapting to untenable situations, until our Higher Self mind could be integrated and grounded into our personalities and lead the way out of the wilderness of childhood. But then, out of fear, confusion, laziness, we allowed our egos to stay in charge and become the ongoing dictators of our paths. Well, then, the lives that so many are leading are perfect examples of what the ego at its best can create. Limitation, drama and fear.
On the other hand, if we aligned with our Higher Selves, and the simple laws of the Universe - we create our reality; we are all one; love is the essence of All That Is; and everything is in a continuous state of change - life would be much more like surfing. (Yes, I'm at the beach writing this!) Instead of trying to constantly control and predict events, we would simply seek to stay balanced while the wave of our Higher Selves carried us to our first, best destiny.
On this Independence Day, then, why not celebrate our independence from illusion and wake up to the freedom of living in reality. It's not about flags or fireworks or hot dogs. It's about freedom. Read the Declaration of Independence today. It's a remarkable document. It's about "Self-Evident Truths."