This year we honor our national independence
amidst a backdrop of grief for lost opportunities to treat all Americans as equal,
as well as grief, for the loss of our pre-covid-19 way of life.
As I pray for the United States, I release my grief
over systemic racism and the mindset of “us vs. them.”
I release my sadness over the politicization of wearing masks to protect others.
Releasing grief, I am comforted by knowing we are a nation built on freedom.
We are free to change and grow.
I trust as individuals the Creator within each
of us will guide us as we grow in Oneness.
I trust as a nation we will meet these challenges.
We are Light Beings, each and every one of us.
So, today, I celebrate American freedom and ingenuity.
Thank you for this journey towards Oneness.