A Prayer for One America
We have been taught that we are separate and independent. While this belief seems an obvious truth, it is really a GREAT MISUNDERSTANDING.
We humans share the air. We share the water. We share the food provided by the plants and animals. We did not create any of these. …
ALL of these are gifts from GOD — gifts from Nature.
We share the Earth. We did not create the land. We did not create the minerals. We did not create the fossil fuels. We do not create the Sunlight, which powers our universe. ALL of these are gifts from GOD — gifts from Nature.
The TRUTH is that we are connected and interdependent. Sometimes, I depend on you. Sometimes, you depend on me. And we always depend on GOD and Nature.
We are ONE. All gifts are self-gifts. All gifts to you are also gifts to me.
ALL is ONE — ONE is ALL. Reality is whole — both physical and metaphysical. Reality is UNITY — both recognized and unrecognized — ONE Consciousness — ONE Spirit — ONE GOD.
ONE People — ONE Nation — ONE Species — ONE Humanity, and of course ONE America.
Each of us is an Individualization of that ONEness — Right Here and Now.
Consciousness in each of us, as each of us, is each of us.
Spirit in each of us, as each of us, is each of us.
GOD in each of us, as each of us, is each of us.
If I am awake now, then I know who I am. If I am awake now, then I know who you are.
We are brothers and sisters — sons and daughters — fathers and mothers.
We are the SAME. I am you, and you are me. I am self, and I am other. I am one, and I am all. I am me, and I am you.
So, when I help you, I help myself. All help is self-help.
When I protect you, I protect myself. All protection is self-protection.
When I forgive you, I forgive myself. All forgiveness is self-forgiveness.
When I love you, I love myself. All love is self-love.
And so, I will help you always, protect you always, forgive you always, and love you always.
Only by working together can we change SUFFERING into WELLNESS — change SCARCITY into ABUNDANCE — change CONFLICT into Co-OPERATION — change DANGER into SAFETY — change CHAOS into ORDER — change FEAR into LOVE.
Therefore, I accept LOVE – as the PULL to UNION. I will seek to always focus on feeling that LOVE.
I release FEAR –def-> as the PUSH to SEPARATION. I will focus on ignoring the illusion of FEAR that does not exist within the presence of LOVE — cannot exist within the Unity of ONEness.
For these truths, I am deeply grateful.
I accept our ONEness as true and valid. I accept our UNITY as here and now. I accept our WHOLEness as natural and necessary.
And now, I let go of the GREAT MISUNDERSTANDING — that we are separate and independent and give it up, and trust GOD and Nature to instill the TRUTH — that we are connected and interdependent — into each of us in a way that’s right for you, and in a way that’s right for me.
Let us pray for ONE AMERICA
Let us pray that GOD’s mind becomes each of our minds.
Let us pray that GOD’s nature becomes each of our natures.
Let us pray that GOD’s will becomes each of our wills.
Let us pray that GOD’s love for life becomes our love for life.
And further, let us pray that GOD shows cause, by signaling each of us,
in our own unique way, to let us know that GOD and Nature are real.
Then may GOD Bless America and may there be Peace on the Earth between all humans — between all brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.
Other than believing the TRUTH — that we are connected and interdependent, I will do nothing to make this happen, for I TRUST the ONE GOD and Nature. … And so it is.
By Dr. Tim Wilkens