My Declaration Of Independence
July 4, 2009 by Akemi Gaines
Happy Independence Day! I wasn’t planning to post today, but my friend earthmother left an inspiring comment to my Gratitude Journal suggesting to write my own Declaration of Independence. “Let’s write our own Declaration of Independence. What do you wish to declare or break free from today?”
Also, I found this personal Declaration of Independence at a blog I started following recently. Joy Mazzola writes beautifully, and it could well be my own Declaration.
So here we go. It’s a kind of meme, and you are free to join. It doesn’t matter if you are American or not. (I’m not. I’m a “resident alien” — this is the legal term for those immigrants with greencards. If we define America as the country of immigrants, however, I represent the true American spirit.) Even if you are British, consider this as a day to reclaim your Power. It’s a day of self-awareness. ^_^
My personal Declaration of Independence
I declare my independence from all teachers as I realize the highest authority within myself. I still respect all the teachers I have learned from, and as an avid learner, I will keep learning from various teachers, but I understand I am my own best teacher and pioneer researcher.
I fully understand the responsibility that comes with this declaration. All my life, I have tried to be the best student. Now I see my effort is misdirected. I am on my own path to find my horizon. My Ascension. And the divinity is within me.
I declare my liberation on all physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Physically, I will keep my body free from various toxins in foods, cosmetics, and so on to the best I can. I’ve already quit drinking coffee — the caffein withdrawal symptoms were horrible, which made me worry how much it may have affected my body. I will keep this journey of freeing myself from toxins, and with my spiritual self-authenticity, I expect freedom on the emotional and mental levels as well.
I joyfully accept my part in creating the New World based on Love, Light, Truth, Abundance and Power. I am just one person (a petite one, for that) but I know me doing my part in my personal and professional life (the two are merged and integrated within me) connects me to other lightworkers, and together we will manifest the wonderful New World. Independence is not about isolation.
I fully embrace my creative power. I will not shy away from attention, fame, monetary gains just because they are associated with greed. I trust that what comes my way has a meaning whether I immediately understand it or not.
On this beautiful summer morning, I declare my true Independence. With gratitude to the Light Source (or God), my angels and spirt guides, my incarnated friends both online and local, to my heritage, my future self. Thank you, thank you, thank you. (Photo Credit)