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Let Freedom Ring!

July 4, 2013 2 Comments


While in meditation on Monday of this week, I kept hearing “Let Freedom Ring.”  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said this at the end of his “I Have a Dream” speech.  I believe this was my grandmother’s way of connecting with me as the 4th of July was approaching.  She passed away three and a half years ago, but I still feel her presence surrounding me and receive signs from her regularly.

It was not a reminder for me to think about the country’s freedom, but to reflect on the freedom that comes from living from the Truth of who you are – the Christ in you – and recognizing that same essence in all that there is.

Imagine how freedom would ring if we all saw the highest potential in one another, if we all loved one another unconditionally, if we stopped judging one another, if we remembered our oneness in God.  There would be no more conflict because everyone would be living in alignment with the Love of God that we were created to be.

As far-fetched as it may seem given what is taking place in the world today, I know this day is coming.  All things are possible in God, and God is Love, so I rest in the certainty of knowing perfect harmony is not only a possibility – it is assured!

Actually, when we pause to think about it, we can see that freedom is already ringing.  We were created in the image and likeness of God, perfectly free to extend Love in each moment.  The Love of God is always “ringing” – all we have to do is tune in.  When we accept this freedom for ourselves, we also liberate others from any bondage we have placed on them in our own minds.  When we release the judgment, resentment, doubt, fear, worry, and blame we have been holding onto, we see and experience the freedom that was always present.

“God would have His host abide in perfect freedom…it is your mind that is the host to Him…You are host to God and hostage to no one and to nothing.”  ~A Course in Miracles

Below is an excerpt from the closing of the “I Have a Dream” speech.  Powerful words from one of the greatest examples of being the Love of God that has ever walked the Earth.

“And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I pray the moment we all recognize, and live from, this Truth comes sooner than we can imagine!  Keep shining!  Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Kandace Jones
TWITTER: @coachkandace

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I used to live life shackled by fear, doubt, and worry. I put on a happy face while navigating my day-to-day duties, but I was emotionally drained, stressed, and unhappy. When I hit rock bottom, and was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, I was determined to live life differently. I knew there had to be another way. Out of that determination, and guidance from Spirit, the "Living in the Light" blog was born. It documents my spiritual journey out of the darkness and into the Light. After nine months of publicly sharing my journey, and consciously releasing my attachment to the ego, I experienced a powerful spiritual awakening. I went from living in fear, doubt, worry, and stress to complete inner peace. My greatest passion has become assisting others on their own journey to inner peace. My spiritual memoir, From Stress to Peace: An Intimate Journal on the Journey from Living in Darkness to Living in the Light, is available now on Amazon and Click the tabs at the top of the page to learn more about the From Stress to Peace 21-Day Challenge, Living in the Light Retreats, 1:1 sessions, and the Living in the Light Community - all of which are designed to support your journey to inner peace. I appreciate you taking the time to visit the blog and look forward to supporting you in any way I can!