Sunday, July 10, 2011

The 10 Commitments (that lead to freedom)

The 10 Commitments (that lead to freedom)

I recognize and honor the indwelling spirit of the divine presence within myself and all creation.
You shall have no other gods before me.

I will remain vigilant over anything that subverts my free will, be it mental or physical, and continually seek wholeness.
You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
I will take excellent care of myself as befitting the divine presence that lives within me.
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
I will keep my promises. I will honor the 7th day as an agreement that I made with the Universe as a whole to go into the stillpoint of God and reaffirm the spirit of creation.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
I will balance and harmonize the divine masculine and feminine principles in all aspects of my life.
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
I will cherish, guard and protect my life and all life.
You shall not murder.
I will be faithful and trustworthy in all my relations.
You shall not commit adultery.

I will embrace prosperity consciousness so that I may give generously.
You shall not steal.
I will tell the truth to myself and others and enable others to do the same.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
I will be joyful and grateful for the success of others, for when I intend good things for others, two or more are gathered and I bring  the vibration of abundance to us all.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.

Source: Rev. Renee Bledsoe 

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 2011: Free To Be

           " You have freedom when you're easy in your harness." ~Robert Frost

In our country the Fourth of July marks a very special milestone in human history: a collective acknowledgment in a new world for liberation from tyranny, injustice, slavery and anything that bars our pathway to life, lliberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Does anyone ever notice that our founding fathers put the pursuit of happiness right up there with life and limb? But how many of us truly honor and guard our pursuit to happiness as much as we do our very lives? Don't we tend to suffer as long as we can tolerate the suffering? Which for many of us is very long. Don't we say someday I'll be happy when... Don't we underestimate our need for deep soul satisfaction as being something that would be nice, but not necessary for our survival?

I daresay our ancestors had gave us alot more than a free country when they signed those documents. They gave us the true formula to properly prioritize the care and feeding of the human spirit. Isn't it fascinating that this powerful message comes forth in what is considered a political, secular document? In one of the greatest revelations of the power of the people the Declaration of Independence is possibly one of the most sacred documents in existence for our time, if you consider that God can speak through humankind.

We must be committed to our freedom. Freedom isn't free and we must be willing to pay the price, to fight if need be not only for our right to do as we please, but to be who we really are. We must fight our own inner demons and that of our ancestral karma to be free of old patterns and programming, while enjoying the gifts we've been given to create ourselves by the power of the divine will that resides within each of us. This is our path to freedom, right through the center of our heart. Most of all we simply want to be free to love, to be love, to flow love and to receive love. This is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and to each other.

"Most people want security in this world, not liberty." ~H.L. Mencken

"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it." ~William Faulkner

"Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves." ~Nietzsche

Free to Be 
I am committed to the freedom of my spirit.
I allow my soul to soar.
I practice freedom in my life.
I allow others the freedom to be who they are.
I am free to love.
I am free to just be myself. I am free to discover who I am.
I am free to make new choices.
I give myself permission to express myself in different ways.
I am a growing, evolving spiritual being.
I have the higher vision of eagle within my being.
I am free to explore the possibilities of life.
My will to live is ignited and my love is the flame.
There is so much to live for and I am grateful for my life.
I am the intention of my ancestors, but I am ultimately made in the image of the creator.
I remember who I am. I remember all that I have been.
I activate stellar consciousness and witness the birth of this universe and all that is.
I am a Shining Star.
I am gifted and talented at____________________________________________.
I love to____________________________________________________________________.
Others think I am good at ___________________________________________________________.
My journey has been long, but I have never been alone.
I feel the supportive power of my people.
I experience God through my people and my family and community.
I call upon Archangel Michael, the mighty Eagle, to clear me of the imprints of the past.
I clear and purify myself and reset the future.
With great excitement and gratitude I step into my destiny.
I am free to choose life.