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 Journey To a New America
picture 8 Jul 2005 @ 21:02, by astrid

While the World was ran over once again these last few days, by some extreamly un-intelligent individuals, stirring up as much confusion > fear > animosity > hatred > warring as possible, this message was 'channeled' to Celia.
This message has always been 'The Same', but never more urgent than today!
For long periods of time this message has been "worked" by people with a bulldog's tenacity and eagles eyes and a lambs purity of Heart from year to year, from decade to decade. Such a person is -for instance- Grace Lee Boggs. Today we all, the Global Family of Light need to join her as well as Celia in keeping the Flame of Peace and Happiness, Freedom, Justice / Equality for ALL alive in our Minds and Prayers 24/7 as Celia here will tell us when channelling this Age-old Message once again today, so that we might not lose the grip of our Goal.
( the pict. here is of Grace Lee Boggs. /THANKS Scotty. You're a Doll! )

Dear Family

While we hold love and compassion in our hearts for those who are suffering this day in London, let us also remember that as Lightworkers we must hold the light for the planet.

In the days that come there will be more attempts to create fear and anger and panic. There will be attempts to hi-jack the new energy coming in and subvert it to negative ends. It is not a co-incidence that whoever is responsible for these attacks chose the day of the 7:7:7 to perpetrate their negative intentions. Do not allow them to create fear and negativity in your hearts.

Hold the balance for love and peace and a better way of life. Keep that focus. Know that as Archangel Michael has said, suffering and pain are not necessary in the New Earth. It is up to us as Lightworkers to hold that light in this difficult time.

If we can reach critical mass in the Human Collective Consciousness at this time, we ca! n change the way the world thinks. It is now more important than ever to hold our focus for a world based on love, peace and balance where all can live in peace and safety.

love to you all

Just a few days ago, here on ncn the Thought was posted "What Makes America Great?"
Part of my comment then was: " ... Of course America IS great BUT FOR EXACTLY WHAT REASONS?... The NATURAL Beauty of the Land, for one thing. For the wonderful NATIVES (the children of the few, that survived the biggest Man-slaughter in all of Mankind's entire History) and for many countless other reasons!
I agree with you on Americas (POTENTIAL) Greatness!"

Feels good to know that I'm not alone in seeing 'Things' the way I do!... : )
Here, you can find several 'Things' that can be done to make America great! [link]

The people at Yes Magazine and their Friends around the world are all into making -not just - America great, but the whole Planet great again!... And.... Something wrong with that, huh? I personally don't think so!... Then again... maybe I'm a little whacky... thinking that I and Kindred Spirits to me would have a Place here -other than to be walked on -or at least walked over!... just because I /we don't kiss any Hot PoliticalButts... not Bush's nor Blair's nor their Bosses'!!! .....
But I do want to celebrate people like Grace Lee Boggs!... Why? Among other things for her Dream and Work in accordance to her Dream. See for yourself:

"Journey To a New America"

by Grace Lee Boggs
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Who are We the people at a time when democracy is under assault? How can all Americans, of all races, help build a country that “has never been and yet must be?”

"I love this country not only because my ancestors’ blood is in the soil but because of its potential, what I believe it can become.” This is how my late husband, Jimmy Boggs, used to respond to those who said they hated this country because it had enslaved blacks, forced Native Americans onto reservations, and continued to discriminate against people of color. As an auto worker, organizer, writer, and speaker, Jimmy was always calling on other African Americans to assume leadership not only in their own communities but in the struggle to make this country

one that all Americans, regardless of race, class, religion or national origin, would be proud to call their own.

The video in which Jimmy explains why he loves this country was one of many sources of inspiration at the spring 2002 “State of the Possible” retreat in the towering redwood forests of northern California. The retreat was convened by the Positive Futures Network (publisher of YES!) to address the question, “Who are ‘We the people’ in the 21st century?”

We came together because we recognized that we are in the midst of a great turning, a time that challenges us to reaffirm our human connection and our commitment to social change. Since September 11, it has become increasingly apparent that the Bush administration’s “war on terrorism” is making us more, not less, vulnerable because it is further alienating us from people all over the world. For our own health and safety, we need to love America enough to change it.

More than half of the retreat participants were people of color—African Americans, Chicanos, Asian Americans, Native Americans. We/they are the ones who, because of our marginalization and exclusion, have found it hardest over the years to love and own America. For that reason, we are also the ones who have struggled unceasingly to make it worthy of being loved. That is why we came together—to deepen and broaden the struggle to make it, in Langston Hughes’ words, “the land that has never been/and yet must be.”

Vincent and Rosemary Harding, who worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s, gave quiet leadership. Since King’s assassination in 1968, the Hardings have been reminding the world that, in the last two years of his life, King was calling for a radical revolution in values and a radical reconstruction of our society. King’s reasons for opposing the Vietnam War against communism can be applied almost verbatim to the current war against terrorism. “Poverty, insecurity, and injustice,” he said, “are the fertile soil in which communism grows. War is not the answer. We must not engage in a negative anti-communism, but rather in a positive thrust for democracy.”

“Creating a more perfect union,” Vincent Harding explained, “is sacred work, requiring faith and courage. The only way to protect democracy is to advance it.”

African-American educator and writer Belvie Rooks pointed out that viewing ourselves in relationship to nature and to 4 billion years of the Earth’s evolution requires that we leave behind the labels ‘black’ and ‘white’ and create new language to describe our diversity. “The reality is that we are all one species,” she said.

Pamela Chiang, an Asian-American environmental justice organizer, emphasized that “the democracy we’re creating is not about winning a seat at the table but about changing the rules of the game. We’re addressing the question of power internally, in order to build our sense of self, of family, of community.”

Another retreat participant was Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), whose “Prayer for America” at the Americans for Democratic Action meeting last February has been circulating on the Internet and eliciting tens of thousands of enthusiastic responses. A Croatian-American from middle America whose forefathers were coal miners and steel workers, the slightly-built leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said that the messages he is getting from all over the country indicate that a new America is emerging, an America of people who want a more peaceful and more just world. (See YES! Summer 2002 for an interview with Rep. Kucinich.) Three generations of Americans, he said, are now awaiting a call to create this new America: Seniors, many of whom fought for the principles of democracy during World War II and who now worry about their grandchildren, their pensions, their Social Security, and unaffordable prescription drugs; the generation of the 1960s, who want another chance to make this a better world; and the young generation, who yearn for something to believe in and an opportunity to serve.

My sense is that since September 11, there are people all over this country engaged in conversations like those at our retreat. Their discussions are not reported by the media because they are mostly informal and spontaneous, neighbors exchanging views on porches or in backyards, or workers on their lunch breaks. But I suspect that a video of snapshots from these conversations would reveal that a new We the people is in the process of being created at the grassroots level.

The State of the Possible retreat series is convened by the Positive Futures Network (publisher of YES!) with support from the Fetzer Institute and several individual donors. Grace Lee Boggs is an activist, scholar, writer, community organizer and speaker with sixty years of political involvement.

©2004-05 YES! is published by the Positive Futures Network, PO Box 10818, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-0818, USA Phone: 206/842-0216

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