Unity Untied: A very personal perspective

The tip of the Alps rising above the clouds

The tip of the Alps rising above the clouds

Bravo Arianna Huffington.


There comes a time when it is important to voice a personal perspective; it is that sharp point when keeping quiet is collusion, impure and simple. To ignore the opportunity to speak is to set the stage to walk the bleeding edge.

As most know, a good deal of my time is spent abroad. For those who consider themselves 'proud' to be American, and have never travelled outside the land of their birth, you have no idea what it feels like to get an email advising, 'hide your passport', and to stay away from the US Consulate. But what is the real source of this fear mongering cloaked as advice? From my chair this morning it comes from the school-yard bullying, spaces in time and place that are no longer playgrounds. The political and media arenaa are fields where some voices are louder than others. It doesn't mean they don't have a right to their opinion; they do, but as the UK is asserting, when the words become 'hate crimes' it's a different story. Why do we keep running away from the bully? Why keep silent? Are we too weak to stand up to them?

I speak from painful experience, and know the exorbitant price that is extracted for standing upright in what is true and calling a liar out. I know thatfar too many find it easier to roll over and play dead, or buy or believe the lie it is to face the facts, their own and others.

Do you remember the words to the song, "America the beautiful"? Have you ever heard the entire thing? Read every stanza and every verse, and I hope and pray that you will find yourself wondering what I am--- What on Earth happened to the land of my birth? Is it a failed experiment? Does the United States of America exist any longer or has its unity come utterly untied?

America the Beautiful

Words by Katharine Lee Bates, melody by Samuel Ward

O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain,

For purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain!

America! America! God shed his grace on thee

And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea!

It doesn't stop there...

O beautiful for pilgrim feet, whose stern impassioned stress,

a thoroughfare of freedom beat Across the wilderness!

America! America! God mend thine every flaw,

confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!

Still not done...

O beautiful for heroes proved,

in liberating strife. Who more than self their country loved,

and mercy more than life!

America! America! May God thy gold refine,stress,

till all success be nobleness, and every gain divine!

Stilll not done...

O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years,

thine alabaster cities gleam undimmed by human tears!

America! America! God shed his grace on thee stress,

and crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!

Keep going...

O beautiful for halcyon skies, for amber waves of grain,

for purple mountain majesties above the enameled plain!

America! America! God shed his grace on thee,

Till souls wax fair as earth and air And music-hearted sea!

Keep on keeping on if you dare to care....

O beautiful for pilgrims feet, Whose stem impassioned stress,

a thoroughfare for freedom beat across the wilderness!

America! America! God shed his grace on thee, till paths be wrought

through wilds of thought by pilgrim foot and knee!

There's more...

O beautiful for glory-tale of liberating strife,

when once and twice, for man's avail men lavished precious life!

America! America! God shed his grace on thee,

till selfish gain no longer stain the banner of the free!

Still more...

O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years,

thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears!

America! America! God shed his grace on thee,

till nobler men keep once again, thy whiter jubilee! >

Are the words we sang as children lies wrapped in slogans?

Remember the mandate, the vision of American,Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." Why have the masses, the inhabitants of the land of the free and the home of the brave gone deathly silent? Is it the same reason programs like "Big Brother" are entertainment, ways to entrain the body, heart and brain in fear? Why are the masses ignoring the few who are maniuplating the message to spawn fear? Are they really prepared to surrender liberty to those who want false 'order' so they can control?

Fear is a virus of ignorance, and when intelligent and wise people decide to let fools reign, it becomes an airborne contagion.

Liberty and justice is the amagam of Freedom. It flows from a single Source. Humanity is ONE family. Our diversity is the Soul of our Unity, and Unity has one product: DIVERSITY.

Unity has come untied.

Let your breath blow away the doubt and fear. doing what you can do to restore your connection with human and divine today.

Changing Perspectives...

Changing Perspectives...

Lynnclaire Dennis

The Mereon Legacy CIC, The Pavement, 3 The Pavement, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR3 5BU , United Kingdom