HEALING THE SOUL OF AMERICA: Reclaiming Our Voices As Spiritual Citizens

“America has always been a land of contradictions. We have been both slaveowner and abolitionist, conscienceless industrialist and labor reformer, corporate polluter and world class environmentalist. Sometimes we’ve embodied the most brutish attitudes and at other times, in Lincoln’s words, “the angels of our better nature.” But no matter what any of us have chosen to manifest at any particular time, the American ideal as established by our founding documents remains the same: the expression of humanity at its most free and creative and just. That is the point and purpose of the country as represented by the Great Seal of the United States. This mystical seal — designed by Franklin, Adams and Washington — pictures the capstone returned to the Great Pyramid at Giza, a Masonic symbol for wisdom. The Eye of Horus, representing humanity’s higher mind, dazzlingly proclaims that here we will achieve Novus Ordo Seclorum, a “new order of the ages” or the age of universal brotherhood. That thought, regardless of how corrupted and bastardized it has been at various points in our history, remains our spiritual and political mission. The power of the ideal continues to shine like a beacon for all Americans, exhorting us to become what we originally committed to becoming.”

– Marianne Williamson, Healing the Soul of America


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