Declaring Your Independence ... MetaSpiritually Speaking!
- On July 4, 1776 America declared its independence from British rule.
- On July 9, 1816 Argentina declared its independence from Spain.
- Peru declared its independence from Spain on July 28, 1821.
- After the signing of the Treaty of Velasco Texas declared its independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836.
- In India Independence Day is celebrated on August 15th to commemorate its independence from British rule in 1947.
- Israel declared its independence from the British Mandate of Palestine on May 14, 1948.
- On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Louise McCauley Parks declared her independence from having to sit in the back of the bus.
- On July 20, 1969 the human race declared its independence from the confines of the earth when Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon.
- In September of 1997 Aimee Mullins freed herself from the limitations of being a double amputee below her knees by wearing Cheetah carbon-fiber sprinting legs when she competed in the Atlanta Paralympics.
- Each year millions of Americans declare their independence from consuming alcohol, from smoking, from unwanted pounds, from abusive relationships, and from organized religion.
The independence we’re inviting you to champion is to declare your independence from anything that limits your spiritual growth. That means freeing yourself from:
- The world of negatively-charged outer appearances
- Over-consumptive material appetites
- The belief in an anthropomorphic ‘God in the sky’ who rewards the faithful and punishes ‘sinners’
- Self-negating thoughts, assumptions of unworthiness, and error-bleaching beliefs that spring from embedded theology
The questions which beg to be asked for all of us are:
- Will we choose freedom or enslavement?
- Will we cling white-knuckled to stale religious theologies or loosen our dependence on religious perspectives which limit our spiritual growth?
Aesop gave us his answer 1, 500 years ago when he said:
“Better to starve free than be a well-fed slave.”
Because we have lived with several Zen masters —one of them was a beagle basset named Cleo and the other was a toy poodle named Cinnamon—we thought we’d amplify that statement with some of the wisdom we’ve learned from them:
- Better to bark less and wag more.
- Better to greet you with outrageous joy than hold on to grudges.
- Better to live in the moment than fret about the past or future.
Here are some more “Betters” we believe in, to help us declare our independence:
- Better to seek spiritual truths than be dumbed-down by religious fiction.
When you think about it the epitome of irrationality is thinking irrational dogma is rational.
- Better to question unquestioned answers than be mindlessly complacent.
We’ve found that our – your – spiritual growth, happiness, health and prosperity aren’t so much limited by unanswered questions, as they are unquestioned answers!
- Better to step out on faith than remain fearful and paralyzed.
Spiritual practices are ‘surge protectors.’ They help protect us from fear, illness and complacency.
- Better to be in a spiritual minority than a religious majority.
Christendom has been dumbed down with too much dogma because it rejects the acoustics of spirituality.
- Better to stay prayed-up than cowered down by outer appearances.
Affirmative prayer is the world’s number one antiperspirant. We call it vocal acupuncture because it relieves any tension you may be feeling.
- Better to seek conscious alignment with our Divine Nature than give-in to our unenlightened egocentric nature.
We sell our divine inheritance for a mess of pottage when we settle for ‘worship’ instead of ‘worthship.’
- Better to ‘up our consciousness’ than downplay our innate divinity.
You can break out of any limitation, or setback, or derailment if you’ve upped your consciousness to a spiritual level of discernment and positivity.
- Better to be Zenful than consider ourselves ‘sinful.’
We feel Zen is a very Buddha-ful consciousness-raising spiritual practice.
- Better to have heart-to-head resuscitation than head-to-heart malnutrition.
As it turns out, heart-to-head resuscitation is one of the highest forms of spiritual nutrition.
One of the best ways of achieving your independence from anything that limits your spiritual growth and human happiness is adopting life-changing spiritual practices that help you align your human nature with your Divine Nature. We’d like to share a few of them with you in our "White Light" Paper, and invite you to test them out for yourself. We believe you will discover they empower you to declare YOUR independence from anything that is limiting you from experiencing the Extraordinary You … the Divine, Worthy, and Amazing Being that is the Truth of who you really are! The six Spiritual Practices included are: Vocal Acupuncture; Ananda Moments; Declare Your Independence from Cell Phone Saluting; Labyrinth Bowl or Dish; Connect With Your Body's 'Carrier Waves'; and Practice Metta-cation.
Simply click here to download our unique "White Light" Paper, for only $7 -- It includes this blog article, plus our recommended six Spiritual Practices, with details about how to implement each practice. The information in the practices also shares some very powerful current research, which supports the value of positivity and an optimistic spirit. We also share a Finger Labyrinth you can copy and keep at your desk!
Affirming a powerful celebration as you declare your independence!