July 4 comes each year for those of us in the US. A day that reminds us what we stand for and how many of us identify ourselves.
The first Americans are those native peoples who have lived here and honored the land for centuries. The ideal of working with the earth is an underlying part of this country. Even if we have seemingly forgot this.
The colonists came from Europe. The US’s first immigrants. They came looking for a better life, commerce and religious freedom. They took up residence and grew in numbers.
The American Revolution and our Declaration of Independence was hard won in 1776. The desire to be free from tyranny. The desire to work as a nation that was “One Nation under God with liberty and justice for all”.
We find ourselves today divided, angry, frightened of each other and far from free. Maybe we need to recognize the humanity in each that transcends race, place of origin and religious background. For aren’t those things secondary to honoring and finding compassion for our fellow humans?
My guides commented on compassion yesterday:
Compassion takes stepping outside of person interest and recognizing the need of the Whole. This does not negate the individual or your needs. Compassion is inclusive. Compassion is the response of an open heart.
Thanks for celebrating your July 4 with an open heart! Lots of love, Linda
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