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Meditation Focus #216

Reaching Out to All Beings and
Holding Them All in a Fusional Embrace of Love


What follows is the 216th Meditation Focus suggested for the next 4 weeks beginning Sunday, October 3, 2010.


1. Summary
2. Meditation times
3. More information related to this Meditation Focus

Reminder: As it was suggested in the Meditation Focus #214: Stepping Up Towards Oneness Consciousness, in which you were invited to develop and explore group consciousness with other like-minded souls, you are welcomed to participate to a global group soul communion, once a week, starting 30 minutes before the beginning of the weekly Meditation Focus, thus building up your level of group soul communion prior to joining with the larger assembly of souls at the usual time (16:00 Universal Time) every Sunday and applying your revved-up group consciousness towards the current global meditation theme.


Also recommended to your attention...

Turning Tide of History #33: Time to Move to the Next Level (September 10, 2010)

The Perfect Storm Series # 21: Meaty Issues to Munch Upon (September 25, 2010)


Once upon a time, there was a Light that sprung forth from the center of this Universe. This Light was so intensely powerful and so pregnant with infinite possibilities of divine manifestation that it gave birth to a mighty Creation that, to this day, continues to expand and become ever more perfect. At the very heart of this dazzling Light stands a Force that is at the very Origin of All That Is. This ultimate Power is the Power of Love, and every single soul entity that has emanated over time from this initial Source is endowed with the same willful Spark of Love that can create whatever it wills into existence. Because most souls on this planet have lost touch with their inner Power of Love as they delved deep into the material realm, they have experienced a gradual descent into the chasm of aloneness consciousness. Having forgotten Who they truly Are, which is beings of infinite Light and Love experiencing some of the multitudinous possibilities offered by this vast experiencing field thought-formed into existence by Creator Source, those memory-impaired souls now need a little power boost from all those who have started remembering their Origin and allowing the Light of Light within themselves to ever more shine forth.

This vital service we are thus being prompted to provide can and will have a profound effect on the consciousness of all soul beings on Earth as they will gradually experience ever clearer glimpses of their true nature and thus eventually recover full Oneness Consciousness. But for such an awakening to occur, we each need first to entirely let go of any residual sense of aloneness we may still harbor subconsciously as a remnant of the pervasive cultural programming we have undergone since we first entered our current body with its first breathe at birth. This is what the first 10 minute segment of these next four Sunday meditations will be devoted to. To achieve a proper level of Oneness Consciousness, all we have to do is to first use the four Remembrance Keys provided so far through expressing forth, from the holiest sanctuary of your soul consciousness, with enough pause between each to fully impress your entire Self with its resonance and evocative power: I AM LIGHT... I AM LOVE... I AM PEACE... I AM HARMONY... and in so doing, remain aware that at the same moment countless other souls are going through the same process all over the world, thus attuning in synchronous willfulness with the immanent Consciousness of their eternal Oneness.

Then, in the second 10 minute segment, resonating as One with All That Is, we will each think and willfully express "I now reach out to all other soul beings on Earth" while being fully aware that the "I" that thus speaks Its Will is the collective "I" we will then be forming, thus truly breaching the ephemeral, illusory barrier of our self-contained aloneness consciousness and collectively experiencing a new breakthrough level of Oneness Consciousness. As the collective "I" extends Its all-encompassing embrace to reach the very heart of every embodied and disembodied soul on Earth, It will then further express "I hold you all in my heart and suffuse you all with Love", thus Light-healing the sense of separation and igniting the power keg of Love that had remained dormant for countless millennia throughout the Journey of karmic interplay into the vast bosom of this wondrous universe. In the last 10 minute segment, as the collective "I" is then being guided, moment by moment, It will successively direct Its global embrace of Love to touch with Its healing Grace the soul beings on every continent, thus ensuring that not a single one of them is left outside the Field of Love that will each time rekindle the memory of our Oneness with Source, and It will complete Its collective Light service through including all other sentient, living beings in Its fusional embrace, from the tiniest of life forms to this entire global sphere of Life itself, for the Highest Good of All as One.

This whole Meditation Focus has been archived for your convenience at

The following translations are now also available:

Meditatie Focus #216: Reik uit naar alle wezens en houd hen allemaal vast in een samensmeltende omhelzing van liefde
(Dutch version - Webposted on October 5, 2010 for the 4 weeks beginning Sunday, October 3, 2010)

Foco de Meditación #216: Alcanzando a Todos los seres y Manteniéndolos en un fundido abrazo de amor
(Spanish version - Hasta el 7 de octubre 2010)

Meditação Focada #216: Alcançando Todos os Seres e Envolvendo-os Todos Num Abraço Unificador de Amor
(Portuguese version - Webposted on October 9, 2010 for the 4 weeks beginning Sunday, October 3, 2010)

(Automatic approximate translation is provided in numerous other languages by a Google Gadget at the URL above)

Note: If you find difficult to fully grasp what you have just read, the following reminder may be helpful to you:

As you certainly know if you have attempted entering a state of deep meditation after reading theme-setting material such as this one above, the only way to actually reach a deeply vibrant sense of Oneness at soul level is certainly not to try to remember while you meditate any of the details you've read about the suggested meditation theme. Simply having a general idea of it in the back of one's mind is all that is necessary. The goal here is simply to impart through the written material a sense of the sacredness of this collective experience that is being proposed and hope that this will motivate people to create a special moment in their life to experience, beyond concepts and words, what it is to be an immortal expression/manifestation of All That Is.

"We speak of 'light beings' and 'light workers' and 'light service'. But we could just as correctly say 'love' instead of light. Love and light are not separate powers. The total essence of Creator is love, and it is expressed in the obvious, tangible, directional ways that light can be used and observed, just as love easily is seen in its manifestations. The capacity to love is your birthright. It is the composition of your soul. Because Creator is the supreme being of the cosmos, and God - by that name and others - is the supreme being in our universe, each of us is a part of Creator via God. Thus all of us are inseparably connected through their love essence and each of you has the innate ability to shower love upon your planet and every other soul living there. The all-powerful eternal unity of love and light is the healing force of your world. Indeed, it is the ONLY force that can heal the pain felt by Earth and her people and all of her other life forms. The universal law is as simple as each soul feeling, receiving and sending the energy that more commonly is called love or light.You have been asked not to judge others for their actions because you don't know their souls' chosen missions in this time of accelerated energy flow. Karmic experiencing to achieve the balance that every soul needs still requires both the activities seen as unconscionable and the willingness to respect differences and resolve them peacefully. The struggle between the darkness and the light will continue only until these opposite perspectives are reconciled and Earth's balance is regained. This is happening! Your invaluable help in bringing this about is by sending love to all of Earth's people, especially to those who are causing the suffering. This is the ONLY way all suffering can end there! My mother said that she can't sincerely send love to people who are doing things she abhors, and I'll tell you exactly what I told her, because it may serve you well, too: 'Mother, you would turn on a flashlight to guide someone out of the darkness of uncertainty and anxiety onto a path where they are confident and secure, wouldn't you? Those souls have lost their way and are fearful and foundering. Do not think of them as their deeds, but rather what you want for the world. Think of kindness, helpfulness and justness and sharing, think about the world's people living in harmony, peacefulness and love, and send those thoughts to those souls in darkness.'"

- Matthew - Taken from Matthew and Suzanne Ward at the Wesak Festival (May 10, 2003)

"Now it is time for you to really assume the role of co-creator in this wonderful play. You are all vast, multidimensional beings, and the doorway is now open for you to begin manifesting some of those abilities here on the earth plane. Realize, dear ones, that YOU are ultimately the ones that can draw these abilities forth from yourselves, by intent. While we in the other dimensions are always available to you for assistance, should you require it, we are not in possession of a "magic wand" that will transform you instantly. It is YOU that must decide that you have the intent to disconnect from the fear-matrix. A new matrix, one formed of Love, is already forming around your planet, and it is those who align with this new matrix who will see the Ascension of Earth. It is very easy to play the same old games that have been played on your planet for many thousands of years. What we are asking of you today, is to meet a bigger challenge, to play a new game - the Game of Love. In these times when you are wondering 'what is next?' realities are forming. YOU are forming your own reality, you are creating what is next. The major grid work has been done, the foundation laid... and it is those who have the courage to align with the vibration of Love who will see this blueprint manifest."

- Ashtar - Through Reniyah Wolf (May 5, 2002). Excerpted from The Light Series #23: Alleluia! Love Heals

"The solution can never be to allow ourselves to experience hate, rage, resentment, anger, fear of any of the disabling emotions that do indeed disempower us from our innate abilities to assist Light in prevailing in any situation. Analogically, when faced with any darkness-induced situation, one has only to light up the inner candle of Love to dissipate all surrounding darkness which, by its very nature (darkness is merely the absence of Light, not the presence of any Dark Thing), is non existent and, in so doing, participate in the universal re-emergence of what has always been lying dormant in All That Is. From my experience with personally encountering what first felt like powerful dark energies attempting to overcome me, I realized when shifting into the high Love radiation mode (a supernovae kind of radiance emanating from the divine spark of Light in each of us) that there is nothing to fight against or, most importantly, to try to protect oneself from, because this implies there would be some menacing, fearsome thing that could somehow succeed to crush us into submission and from which we would need protection. The very notion of "protection" is thus a fear-loaded trap. Only Love, real forthgoing, all-embracing love that recognizes no separation between what is temporarily experienced as a negative energy or presence and seeks instead to bring this beloved lost soul into the Light That We Are in essence – loving the Devil into blissful oblivion literally – is the Golden Path towards re-establishing the Kingdom of the Radiant One here, now and everywhere (in due time)."

- Jean Hudon (January 9, 2002). Excerpted from The Light Series #13: The Ascending Power of Love and Appreciation

"There are moments when we reach beyond our daily affairs, hopes and concerns and unite with the very fabric of life. We may be enjoying a spectacular sunset and our awareness expands and merges into the colors of the sky itself. Or perhaps while quietly humming a sweet melody, we begin vibrating in complete harmony with our own being. Gazing into the eyes of another we witness eternity. These are the instances where we connect and remember the grandness of life and realize our deepest truth. We go past the physical form and touch the precious love that orchestrates universes, ignites our imagination and breathes life into our hearts. We become one with all that is. The rest of our lives are often defined by routines, ingrained habits, known pathways and traditions. Even though we intuitively understand that there is more, our focus tends to remain on our external reality since it is the most familiar to us. Occasionally we consciously reconnect with our inner awareness and often only because circumstances align to capture our attention either through a dramatic experience or a sublime encounter. We need not wait for such sporadic challenges or opportunities to stimulate and expand our consciousness. We can cultivate and sustain our connection to the totality of life by simply embracing our innate magnificence and maintaining a rhythmic heart-centered awareness. Allowing our love to flow naturally and unimpeded, we begin to experience the world from a unified perspective where love is always present. The more we do this, the easier it becomes. This is unconditional love in action and it is what brings true meaning to our existence. The steps we take and the choices we make are up to us. We can continue to live in response to outer situations and conditions based on the narrow definitions and limitations we assembled from the past, or we can release our unlimited potential and express from our greatest vantage point by letting love be our guiding intention. Either way, the oneness of love is forever and in all aspects of life."

- Harold W. Becker (February 28, 2010) - Taken from Oneness of Love


i) Global Meditation Day: Sunday at 16:00 Universal Time (GMT) or at noon local time. Suggested duration: 30 minutes. Please dedicate the last few minutes of your Sunday meditation to the healing of the Earth as a whole. See the Earth as healthy and vibrant with life, and experience the healing of all relations as we awaken globally to the sacredness of all Life and to our underlying unity with All That Is.

ii) Golden Moment of At-Onement: Daily, at the top of any hour, or whenever it better suits you.

These times below correspond (for most countries) to 16:00 Universal Time/GMT:

Honolulu 6:00 AM -- Anchorage 8:00 AM -- Los Angeles 9:00 AM -- Denver 9:00 AM -- San Salvador, Mexico City 10:00 AM -- Houston & Chicago 11:00 AM -- Caracas 11:30 PM -- New York, Toronto, Montreal, Santo Domingo & La Paz 12:00 PM -- Halifax, Montevideo, Asuncion, Rio de Janeiro & Santiago 1:00 PM -- Reykjavik & Casablanca 4:00 PM -- London, Dublin, Lisbon, Lagos & Algiers 5:00 PM -- Geneva, Rome, Berlin, Paris & Madrid 6:00 PM -- Ankara, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Athens, Helsinki & Istanbul 6:00 PM -- Baghdad, Moscow & Nairobi 7:00 PM -- Tehran 7:30 PM -- Islamabad 9:00 PM -- Mumbai, Calcutta & New Delhi 9:30 PM -- Dhaka 10:00 PM -- Rangoon 10:30 PM -- Hanoi, Bangkok & Jakarta 11:00 PM -- Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing & Kuala Lumpur +12:00 AM -- Seoul & Tokyo +1:00 AM -- Brisbane +2:00 AM -- Canberra & Melbourne +3:00 AM -- Wellington +5:00 AM

You may also check at;p1=0 to find your corresponding local time if a nearby city is not listed above.


The following is provided as a complement to further the process of inspirational understanding of what, in truth, cannot be grasped from a purely intellectual perspective, for the True Key to unlock the vault of your spiritual knowledge lies within you... and nowhere else.


1. Creating a New World
2. Co-creating a New World
3. Lightworkers on the Path
4. Declaration of Freedom and Unity


Creating a New World

The call has gone forth. An activation has occurred within the hearts of all beings who are workers in the Light of God. Those who have agreed to serve in these "end" times are gathering, through a linking of their minds and hearts, in order to create a new world. Linking up with each other and with the mind of God, the Light workers are uniting all over the Earth to bring balance and healing to the planet. As this link strengthens, the healing will accelerate, and with the process of intention and visualization, Peace and Harmony will prevail.

It is time to create powerful, prayerful gatherings for Peace, for all beings and for the world. It is time to hold the vision of a world where human beings live in Harmony, with each other and with the Earth. It is time to create a vision where all will be fed, clothed and sheltered, so their focus can move from survival to the enrichment of the spirit.

The time is now. Together you can do this. There need be no supreme leader in these prayer circles as all separation is being released. You need not travel great distances, for as many gather together, the place where you are standing will become "hallowed ground." Begin to organize gatherings wherever you are to strengthen your vision. Hold to the qualities you want to see manifest for all beings on Earth and remember that with God, all things are possible. Pray for divine intervention in all situations that are out of balance. Visualize the grid lines of the Earth carrying this balanced energy and radiating Light, Love and Peace throughout the planet.

As a focal point for Light workers, to connect with each other and as a means of transmitting energy, we suggest visualizing a star. See this star radiant with light and holding the presence of God's Love. White-gold at its center. This star represents the blending of the energies of soul and form through the union of matter with spiritual consciousness.

While visualizing this star, hold the vision of Peace on Earth. See the air filled with life force energy, see the protective layer around the Earth's atmosphere being restored, and the oceans cleansed. See the soil being replenished with nutrients, and the great forests of the world being sustained for eternity.

Know with every fiber of your being that there is abundance of food, water and all that is needed for good life. Know that technology exists for all that is required to assist this planetary renewal. Feel all hearts being quickened by the increase in light and Love. Visualize planetary leaders finding their hearts and minds turned toward the greater good and living in cooperation and Harmony.

These thoughts will manifest, as many gather and hold with clarity the good they want to see created. Eventually, the rainbow light of this activated star will reach all over the world. As many hold the vision of Harmony and Peace, so it will be. Release doubt and fear.

Choose Love and bring a new level of faith into being. It is time to remember why you are here. Allow the energy of God to flow through all you do. Be a force for Peace and Harmony on Earth right now.

It is time. When many gather together for good, the world will change. Do not focus on what you do not want. That which you focus on, through the law of attraction, you will draw into life. Acknowledge the existing conditions, but keep your vision strong for what you collectively desire. It shall be as you envision, when the minds of all who work for Peace and Love gather together in the Light.

You are the force for change toward a greater good. Hold the vision together for a world of Peace, Love and Harmony and it shall be.

By Shanta Kelly Hartzell

- Taken from

Originally from


Co-creating a New World

Being attuned to the Reality that we are One with the whole Universe, conscious that, through us, the power of Love can change the world, little by little, one by one, we can therefore start acting from this level of awareness and gradually train ourselves to trust what comes to us as a path of action through the connecting medium of our consciousness, our "still small voice within". This progressive self-training is the key to our successful re-alignment with the Life Purpose being manifested through us, now in a conscious manner. Instead of "swimming" against the lifestreams or of simply being bounced from one obstacle to another, we fully and deeply accept to surrender to the gentle push-pull of Life and open our hearts to the magnificent flow of Love, vitality and inspiration guiding us towards Light. We become co-creators of a New World, a world where no child will suffer and die from hunger and lack of Love, a world where we will pay attention to the real issues, living in harmony with Nature, being at Peace within and with the whole Universe, a world where the real meaning of life will be understood and where we will care for Life.

We all want to live in a better world. We all want to care for Life. We all want to let go of our past and forgive ourselves as well as others to become free, unbound, fully attuned with the Will of Life, serving where we are, as best as we can. We are all the children of Life and as such deserve the best: good food, fresh air and clean water equally shared with all the generations to come. It is within the reach of our arms, of our hearts, to materialize this for all, now. We have the power to manifest all the necessary tools and events to achieve this goal, for the entire Universe is behind our action, supporting each one of us, fully and steadfastly... provided we accept to Serve. The moment we surrender, it is done! The moment we let go of our fears, it is done!

The moment we align our will with the Will of Life... It is done.

Entering this new level of awareness is like opening all the doors of our mind cells, raising our eyes to the sky and welcoming the warm and gentle rays of the sun. We are the only makers of our destiny. No one else than we can do what we have to do. And at the same time, what the others can do, we cannot. For each of us has a part of the whole Plan to manifest and care for.

Not a single human can achieve alone what 2 human beings can do when attuned to the same vibration. Two candles are brighter than one. Imagine what a thousand candles can do... a million candles... 6 billion candles! We are all the living prophecy, awakening to our Unity, One with Life, One with the Universe.

Let it BE!

- Jean Hudon - Taken from Pathways to Unity


Lightworkers on the Path

There are different ways of working, besides the political level, there are also the humanitarians, the peacemakers and the lightworkers. In a sense the lightworkers have the most difficult task and rarely receive recognition or acknowledgement for their work. They may put a lot of time and energy into this work but oftentimes the results are not obvious and may not be visibly seen by the uninitiated and are also difficult to explain or define.

Yet we must never allow this to create doubts in our minds. For lightworkers with the purest of intention working from the highest level of integrity, can have great influence and accomplish amazing feats, for lightwork is the realm of the miraculous. Oftentimes, we do not know the outcome of our work, so we have to just keep following our intuition or the guidance that is given. Spiritual endeavours are accomplished with the blessings and guidance of those on the higher realms. In performing lightwork, we rise above the apparent and the obvious and move towards the realms of the celestial. This is the realm of all possibilities, wherein we can expect the unexpected, and know that divine intervention is always possible.

We can never fully understand the karmic implications of any given situation or why things happen in a certain way. We may see what led up to it and what happened before that, but we cannot see how far back in history those karmic threads go to create the karmic repercussions that are occurring today. We therefore cannot put blame and it is not our position to do so, for ultimately we cannot see the whole picture and unconsciously we may be biased by our cultural and social programming.

We cannot see the great Master Plan, though sometimes we are given glimpses, insights and revelations that help us gain a clearer understanding and propel us forward. The Divine Presence and the Ascended Masters desire to work with those who are willing and ready, but first we need to prepare ourselves and purify in order to become pure channels, so as to be able to receive what is given. By maintaining a constant state of peace and harmony within and releasing and transforming all negative discord, we can recreate the balance that is needed, first on a personal level and then globally.

As lightworkers, we must continue to question ourselves as to what more we can do. So often we feel impotent, like our hands are tied and that the systems that govern do not allow us the freedom to create or to do what we want to do. To aid this process, we must become more peaceful and harmonious in ourselves and maintain a clear, vibrant energy field. As that energy field becomes more radiant, it subtly influences everything around us. This is known as our circle of influence, which spreads out much further that we realize.

Remaining focused and steadfast in our work requires determined energy and a lot of patience and perseverance. Sometimes it takes great courage to hold our vision in the face of adversity. As we come more into alignment with the divine, with a power that is far greater than ourselves, we are asked to be more gracious and more humble and to go beyond the ego. From there we can step into the arena of the unlimited and the boundless and gain a more expansive, richer and deeper sense of self. The Divine Presence will guide us, support and nourish us and give us the clarity we need on a daily basis, so as to help further our personal growth and the work we are here to do. Healing the separation from the divine is the most important work we can do. When we call upon the divine for help or assistance, it is always given but not necessarily in the way we expect it.

When we move into stillness, into the deepest stillness within our being, where every fluctuation and vibration can be felt, we are nourished by the energy of the divine as it fills us up. In this state, we can leave behind our daily woes and cares, and go beyond our personal desires, frustrations and expectations as we are wrapped and protected by the wings of the divine. Through moving into a state of beingness and grace, we can create a beautiful and harmonious field of love and light.

It does not matter what our background, faith or religion is, because in a higher state of consciousness, we transcend them all. When we transcend, we move beyond all dogma and differences. In unity consciousness, we know and appreciate the oneness of all living things. As our alignment with the divine increases and we are able to maintain it both during meditation and throughout the day, we start to experience samadhi, pure realized consciousness, which brings total awareness and full compassion for humanity. Alignment may come through prayer or meditation or through a deep reverence of the divine. Meditation is a tool that allows us access into the depths of our beingness, into the vast reservoirs of the heart and mind. This gives us clarity and a deeper understanding of how we can truly be of service to humanity. As lightworkers, we have a great task before us, we are called to embrace this role with joy and courage and to diminish all fear, knowing that support is always given.

We have moved into a new era, and a new energy is pouring into the planet. It is the energy of the Divine Feminine. This energy is available to anyone who is open to it, both men and women. The Divine Feminine brings with it the qualities of unconditional love, compassion, forgiveness, peace, harmony, warmth and nurturing. It is a softer and sweeter energy; it is more nourishing and protective. The Divine Feminine ignites the threefold flame within the heart, the flames of love, wisdom and power, which are so desperately needed in the world. The Divine Feminine fills us with love and helps us to transform all discordant tendencies right down to the cellular level so as to bring about a spiritual metamorphosis.

The Divine Feminine challenges us to be all that we can be, to grow into our full potential and to move into a more expansive and blissful way of being. Once we have tasted the nectar of the Divine Feminine, it will open and soften our hearts and heal the wounds of the past so that we can actualise and work consciously from our true spiritual self. Then each of us can become a teacher in our own right, sharing the knowledge and the wisdom we have gained. Sometimes we are required to be more public or to teach verbally, and other times we teach silently through our presence, through the vibrations we give out.

Through daily alignment, attunement and meditation, we continually sharpen our skills of observation. The spiritual path is an embarkation on a never ending journey of self actualisation and development, so as to transform ourselves into beings of light that work consciously together to create a better life for all. As lightworkers on the path, we have a deep responsibility to live and work from the heart. Yes to enlighten our minds as well, for this gives us the ability to actualise our vision but always to remember to retain our purity of intention and to be steadfast in living from the highest level of integrity.

Brothers and sisters of the light let us remember that as we walk the spiritual path, we are never alone. Together we are creating a web of light and love, which is circling and spreading all over the planet. And on higher realms, great beings of light are waiting in the ethers, always ready to assist us. Let us strengthen our determination to rise above the mere mortal and mundane, to be aware of our immortality, our beingness, our spiritual nature and yet at the same time not to forget our humanness and the difficulties that we sometimes encounter because of it.

Maggie Erotokritou, November 2003

- Taken from


Declaration of Freedom and Unity

In Philadelphia, on July 4th 1776, the Declaration of Independence rang the clarion call for liberty to all humanity; the sounds of that call resonate throughout the world to this day. We declare boldly that a reawakening of such universal values as compassion, love, tolerance, generosity, justice, peace and beauty are essential to attain independence from ignorance and suffering, and to affirm joy and the interdependence of all life. In a renewed spirit of unity, we seek to put to rest all past injuries, intended and unintended; we seek to forgive and to be forgiven, laying to rest the pains of the past, so that we might move forward, with God's blessings, into the 21st century, with peace and clarity in our minds and hearts.

With unshakeable strength of purpose and profound gratitude for those who have sacrificed to help protect human rights, freedom, and peace, we call upon all to step forward in a renewed commitment of public and private service, to our families, our communities, our nation, and the living biosphere we call Earth.

We further declare that to live the following truths within this commitment is our choice:

That we are all profoundly related, inseparable, and endowed by our Creator with a divine, powerful and loving Spirit that provides us with all that we need to love, honor, and serve all children, women, and men in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.

That not only are all children, women, and men created equal, but we are all equally responsible and accountable for ensuring the expression of equality, freedom and love, for ourselves, and for everyone;

That in surrendering freely to the Creator and celebrating the gifts of universal values in all that we do and say, authentic and lasting freedom from all forms of tyranny, self-imposed and otherwise, is certain;

That self-responsibility, honest communication, selfless generosity and service, the expression of gratitude, living by one's word with integrity and passion, and celebrating the sacred within us and all around, enhance life, freedom, and joy for all;

That we are all, each and every one of us, at all times, capable and worthy of sharing and receiving the universal gifts of kindness, respect, tolerance, forgiveness compassion, and abundance;

That we all have the natural capacity for inspiration, faith, trust, and patience; we can, all of us, individually and together, heal our communities by courageously exercising these capacities; by so doing, we will receive blessings beyond our imagination;

That in all acts, the moment we commit ourselves to a higher purpose, with intention and love, Providence always moves in countless ways to serve the greatest good for all; we are thus provided with what we need to carry out such purpose;

That we live in an intricate web of life and this living Earth is a miracle; we are not separate from this miracle; we are granted an innate God-given power to serve to create a world of infinite and everlasting beauty for all to cherish; we are all of us responsible and accountable for constantly endeavoring to the best of our ability, to nurture this living Earth, which is our home; to be grateful for its many gifts, and to freely and responsibly share its blessings; in so doing, we will likewise always be cherished and protected now and forevermore.

To serve these higher ends and in celebration of the miracle of life, we hereby freely declare that this is our choice.

- Bonnie Lock (1997) - Excerpted from Turning Tide of History #4: Facing Adversity and Reaching for the Light Within (March 15, 2002)

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