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.