What does a wise USA mean to us? What is the heart and the soul of America? What is the USA’s deepest wisdom and highest compassion? What is our deepest wisdom and highest compassion – and how can our personal wisdom contribute to our collective healing and evolution as a nation and a planet? What wisdom do we want our great-great-grandchildren to thank us for in our dreams?
We offer these visions of a wise USA from some of America’s historical and contemporary thought leaders. Please add your own wisdom in our WiseUSA 08 forum.
Inspirations from American History
Preamble to the Constitution
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Declaration of Independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Lincoln’s ringing words on his monument
“…that government of, by, and for the people will not perish from the face of the earth.”
The Statue of Liberty
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore… Send these, the homeless, the tempest tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the Golden Door.”
William Tyler Page’s American Creed
“I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes…”
The Heart of America Today
According to Google’s collective wisdom, the name “heart of America” represents everything from a hotel & restaurant chain, a violent movie, a humane society in Kansas City, Tim Palmer’s book on the American landscape, to a region of the US Volleyball association and beyond. America’s heart itself is a melting pot!
The vision of the heart of America that rings the most true for us lives in “The Heart of America,” a nonprofit organization focused on the education of children. Their founder Bill Halamandaris lists the ten uniquely American attributes that lead to a better life in his book The Heart of America: Ten Core Values That Make Our Country Great. These inspiring values are:
The Soul of America Today
Google’s infinite social wisdom tells us that the soul of America is also a melting pot ideal, inspiring a leading black travel agency, Jack Canfield’s heartwarming Chicken Soup saga of American heroes, a grassroots movement for a “National Atonement Day,” Ashley Morris’ blog, a James Brown tour, and thoughtful writings by Marianne Williamson in her book Healing the Soul of America and Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson in their book Spiritual Politics: Changing the World from the Inside out. Corinne and Gordon’s outstanding article excerpt HERE lists America’s soul qualities as
- unity in diversity
- human equality
- pursuit of happiness
Let these words sink in. Let them ring. Hold these truths to be self-evident in YOUR hearts and souls as you go about your life in a WiseUSA.
Please also see David Spangler’s excellent article A Mystic Looks at Inner Citizenship.
Below is a recent urgent message from The Grandmothers to “Cast a Net of Light for America.” The Grandmothers are a council of spirit beings who have appeared to Sharon McErlane to bring a message of empowerment to women and comfort to men to help bring the imbalance on Earth back into balance.
URGENT MESSAGE: CAST THE NET OF LIGHT FOR AMERICA
Request: Please forward to as many people as possible.
Warning: What you see here is worth reading but long as it contains two messages from the Grandmothers.
I went to the Grandmothers twice in the last few days, asking to be of service to my country and the world, especially at this election time when there is so much untruth, fear, and bad feeling in the air. The first time I asked them to show me the truth about the battle for the American presidency. “Please let me see the truth here,” I said. “There are so many lies and so much subterfuge.”
Immediately they showed me two different groups of people. Some were hunched quite low to the ground. They were hunkered down, grabbing onto one another or onto something. They had loud voices, were somewhat square in appearance and they looked bulky. Their faces were closed, not open and friendly. I also saw a black, slick substance, that was spread all over the ground. It looked somewhat like oil, but I’m not sure it was. It was so slippery, however, that it was difficult to maintain balance on it. The people who were low to the ground were afraid of this thing, afraid of sliding off the face of the earth.
As I watched, the Lords of Karma began to shake this slick substance, treating it like a dirty rug, and as they shook it, many of the people who had been hunkering close to it did fall off and tumble down. They had been grabbing and clinging onto different things, and with the shaking they lost their grip.
There was another group of people too. These had gone through the process of shaking the slick black stuff off of them and were now moving forward and rising upward. They were not clutching onto anything and their faces were open. They looked as if they had faced and weathered the storms of life. As I watched them move forward, I heard the Grandmothers say, “The movement of energy is here. The movement of energy for America is here. It is in this forward motion.” “Thank you for showing me this, Grandmothers,” I said. “Is there more you want to show me about this truth?” “This is the truth,” they said. “Let go of clutching and trying to hold onto things. Call on everyone to rise up,” they said. “Call them to turn away from fear, to turn away from clutching and grabbing. Rise up,” they said. “Rise up.”
The next day I returned. “Teach us, Grandmothers,” I asked, how we can help this country move toward light, goodness and right action. How can we call people away from fear?”
As soon as I asked my question there was a great rolling, boiling movement and as I saw and felt the earth shift, the Grandmothers spoke. “Hold the great Net of Light,” they said, “and magnify its presence over your country, magnify its presence under your country as well, and throughout the land itself. Magnify the presence of the Net of Light in every city, state, body of water, and within the land itself. Magnify the presence of the Net of Light,” they repeated. “Call on us, call on the Divine and magnify the Net of Light. Drum and hold, hold, hold the Net of Light,” they said. “And as you do, ask for all that is not of the light to be revealed. Then ask that the people of this country stand forth and recognize one another. Ask that at this time they recognize their union with one another, their love, and purpose as members of this particular nation on earth.
“Call them together in union, call them together in oneness. Lifting, lifting,” the Grandmothers said, “The Net of Light is lifting now so that the subterranean dregs that have separated you in the past and pulled you down can fall through the Net and drop away. As this happens, the land and people of this country, the plant life, animals, and minerals will be lifted in unity. One,” they said. “All for one and one for all,” and raised their hands in benediction.
“Cast the Net of Light to the east coast of America, all the way down the eastern seaboard. Through the Appalachian Mountains, the entire ridge of mountains from New England to Georgia,” they said. “Then cast to Florida, Puerto Rico and the waters of the Caribbean. Cast the Net of Light to the Gulf States, upholding them in light and lifting, lifting, lifting. Cast the Net of Light throughout the south, through every city and town throughout the land of the south. The river valleys, the rivers themselves. Lifting, lifting all the waterways,” they said. “Lifting everywhere. As one,” the Grandmothers said. “We work as one.
“Cast the Net of Light throughout the original states of America and also to the Midwest states,” they said. “Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennesee. That entire area now lifting. The farms, the small towns, the countryside lifting. Lifting the lakes, rivers, and ponds and holding the Great Lakes and all the lands about them.
“Cast across the plains, from the Dakotas through to Oklahoma and Texas, holding and lifting everything in between as well. Cast throughout the Rocky Mountains states and the entire mountain area. New Mexico, Montana, Colorado, Utah. All of the mountain states lifted and the desert states as well—Nevada and Arizona.
“Now to the west coast,” they said. “Experience as the Net of Light lifts the entire western seaboard. Lifted, lifted,” they said, “from the Mexican to the Canadian border. Lifting also the state of Alaska including all its islands. Now the state of Hawaii, lifting and holding the Hawaiian Islands. The Net of Light is now holding the entire country of the United States of America.
“After you have done this, and as you hold the Net of Light, call forth and salute the founding fathers of America, those who set the template for the United States. Call forth their wisdom now and with it call forth the foundation for the United States of America, its express purpose as a nation. Ask that its express purpose be fulfilled now and that as we hold the United States of America in the Net of Light our union as one people be confirmed. One nation, filled with the presence of the Divine and guided by Divine wisdom. And as one, we salute one another.And so may this be,” the Grandmothers said, “this great union of loving purpose coming forth now as the United States of America fulfills its destiny.”