"You are in this human experience to wake up— to acknowledge your divinity, your creative birthright. We are on this Earth because each of us desired to participate in this creative expression of Spirit. Love acts on this dominant desire to bring us into the human experience from the non-physical. The dominant condition of this human experience is a belief in the duality – a belief in separation. Separation from God, from others. This is the dream we are trying to wake up from." *
As members of this nation, we must accept our spiritual purpose. We must be willing to wake up and learn from the challenges that confront us. We must also accept that lessons will return to us if we fail to learn from them. Engaging in the work of spiritual change as a nation requires that we step back and review the progress we've made as a nation, no matter how slow it may have been.
What were the lessons offered throughout those timelines that brought us to where we are today? In reviewing these past experiences, ask: Did the solutions focus on a belief in the world's answers or God's? Were the Principles at the core of the answers chosen? If not, can we see how it could have been handled in a more creative manner, trusting Spirit to guide our hands to separate the wheat from the chaff with our highest interests in mind?
If you can see a recurring, unhealthy pattern across time or a movement to return to negative times from the past, then that is the wake-up call. It is shouting that there are lessons to be addressed, different ways of being to be embraced. Will it be easy? No. Change rarely is. However, it is the reason for our participation as citizens of our nation. It requires personal sacrifice because it means putting the well-being of the country above our individual aspirations. Ironically, doing so will align each of us with our highest good.
* Living Organism Called Church, Rev. John Dean Williamsen