Happy Birthday America! With all the many faults and foibles of these United States, we are still here and are striving to live up to our POTENTIAL , to the intentions the Founding Fathers had for us back in 1776.

This year's celebration might be one of the most difficult and divided we have yet to experience in recent history. We are going through some deep detoxing, and paying the price of anything that doesn't resonate with those original ideals set forth. This isn't always pretty or fun , but is indeed necessary and long overdue in order to create the healthiest nation we can be in mind, body and spirit.

Part of the erosion, and thus rebuilding and strengthening required, is due to the fact that over the past decade or two, many folks have gradually lost their ability to think for themselves. We want some authority figure, media outlet, political party or peer group to tell us what to pay attention to, take action on and/or be angry about; we want a magic pill to solve everything or be fixed by someone else so we can zone out on Netflix, social medias, or video games. This has caused our critical faculties to atrophy, making it easier for the powers that be to both manipulate and censor information and behaviors to achieve their desired agendas.

So this year, I am feeling very much like Patrick Henry shouting, "Give me liberty or give me death!" - in the sense of asserting the freedom of my heart and mind. To be a FREE THINKER . This innate American characteristic is something I believe we've lost and my birthday wish as a citizen and patriot of this great land is to bring that spirit back . We must monitor and maintain our intellectual and emotional sovereignty and formulate our own opinions, assessments and decisions based on a variety of sources - and respect and/or debate civilly with one another about them if we disagree. We must learn how to think, not what to think. To be a truly independent country we need to be a country of truly independent thinkers.

We each have to play our part in having our country live up to it's potential, so for the PGG Video of the week I talk about how to be the change you wish to see in the world, and check out this Instagram post for a powerful indigenous prophecy. And in case you missed it and are wondering what you can do to help usher in a better future , you can watch my answer to that question here . (Full recording of the talk here ).

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And in case you missed these, you can read my PGG's that specifically address the current crisis: Quality Control: How to make the best of these times of quarantine and questioning, How to cope with (and benefit from) what you can't see during the time of corona , United We Stand . and Anatomy of Awareness . You can also check out The Pain of Being which talks about the George Floyd/BLM protests. Feel free to share those links (or any others) with anyone who could benefit <3
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Originally published July 6, 2010

Our founding fathers, mothers, cousins and friends infused our nation with extraordinary concepts of human evolution and the ideals of true freedom , and we have much to thank them for.

Their “greatest social experiment in history” has had its ups and downs, and our culture is in constant motion – good, bad or otherwise – because of it. Although we no longer exist beneath the thumb of our former rulers across the pond, we all live to some extent under the control of something or someone.

July then is a great time to step back, reflect upon and extricate yourself from whatever that might be – whether technology, bright shiny things, outdated relationships or ways of thinking, food or other substances and the illusion of connectedness and fulfillment that they all give. Find your voice among all the white noise and distractions and replace them with the enlightened, revolutionary spirit this country was founded on: your definition and assertion of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

These times they are a changin’, so in the Spirit of ’76 take this month to also perform your own experiment and declare independence from blind obedience to conventional wisdom that may no longer be conventional or wise.

If you can’t quite see through the rockets’ red glare, give me a buzz and I will show how you do indeed live in the land of the free, and can make your life a home of the brave!

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