A New American Creed
I am aware.
I am aware that I am aware, meaning I have self-awareness.
I am able to use my self-awareness to step outside of my current sense of identity, my current state of mind, look at myself, and evaluate: is this my highest potential, or is there more?
I am willing to step outside of my current sense of identity, my current state of mind, and recognize that I do have a higher potential. There is more. There is more awareness that I could attain.
I am dedicated to raising my awareness.
I am dedicated to walking a gradual path where I raise my awareness from my current level to succeedingly higher levels of awareness.
I am aware that as I grew up, a certain world view, a certain perspective on life was put upon me.
I am aware that I have the ability to raise my awareness and gain a broader world view, a broader perspective.
I am dedicating myself to walking the path of raising my awareness of the world, my awareness of life.
I am aware that as I grew up, a certain view of myself, a certain sense of identity, a certain sense of who I am and what I can and cannot do was put upon me.
I am aware that I have the ability to raise myself ease of identity, to raise my awareness that I can do much more than I was brought up to believe.
I am dedicated to walking a gradual path of raising my awareness of who I really am, and what is indeed possible for me in this world.
I am aware that as I raise my awareness of who I am, my perspective on everything will change.
I am aware that the way I look at life right now, the way I look at myself right now, is a product of my current level of awareness, my current level of consciousness.
I am aware that at my current level, there are things that I cannot see, there are things that I cannot grasp, there are things that I cannot understand, there are things that I cannot experience.
I am aware that, as I raise my awareness, I will begin to see much more than I see now. I will begin to see things that I cannot grasp or understand at my present level.
I am aware that my present view and understanding of life is inherently limited and that there is a higher understanding available that I will attain as I raise my level of consciousness.
I am determined to shift my approach to life so that I accept the fact that my present understanding and view of life is not the ultimate, is not some absolute truth, is not the only truth.
I am willing to realize that whatever I know, understand, or believe about life is not the final view or understanding. It is indeed possible to raise myself to a higher level of consciousness where I see what I do not see now.
I am willing to make the shift where I recognize that since I do not have a final understanding of life right now, I cannot be fully – and I will not be fully – identified with my beliefs, with my understanding, with my view of life. Therefore, I will not believe that there is nothing beyond it.
I am willing to make the shift of realizing that if I do not have the final understanding of life, then it is not of epic importance that I force my current limited understanding upon other people or the nation.
I am willing to acknowledge that I do not have the right to force a limited understanding upon others, and that it will not serve my own interests, or the interests of my nation, to do so.
I am aware that the current way I look at life is affected by many external influences that are seeking to manipulate me into a limited state of life, a limited state of consciousness, and a state of conflict with other people.
I am aware that there are certain influences in this world that are seeking to create a division in my own psyche in order to control me.
I am aware that there are certain influences in this world that are seeking to create a division between myself and other people, and that are seeking to create divisions between various groups of people in my nation, in order to control all of us.
I am aware that they can only control me when I have a limited view of life, yet believe that it is the final, absolute, or only truth.
I am willing to leave this state of limited awareness behind me, and rise to a higher level of awareness where I am constantly reaching for a higher understanding of any issue than what I have right now.
I am willing to look at the public discourse in America and recognize that it has been taken over by the divisive forces who are seeking to divide Americans into opposing factions in order to control our nation and in order to control ourselves.
I am aware that these forces are using the divide and conquer tactic.
I am aware that this tactic can work only as long as we have a limited awareness, but believe it is the final awareness, and therefore are not willing to look for a higher understanding.
I am aware that if we look for a higher understanding, we will find it.
I am aware that when we seek a higher understanding, we will see something that we cannot see when we are so sure that the polarized viewpoints represent some ultimate truth.
I am aware that the divisive forces will do anything they can to prevent us – to prevent a critical mass of Americans – from becoming aware of this process, this possibility of raising our awareness.
I am willing to make the shift where I recognize that one of the greatest opportunities I have for raising my own awareness is to interact with other people and hear their perspective on life.
I am willing to make the shift where I recognize that when I feel threatened by the viewpoints of other people and feel compelled to oppose them, it is because of a certain mechanism in my own psychology that makes me feel insecure.
I am willing to make the shift where I recognize that this mechanism in my own psychology is deliberately put there by the divisive forces who are seeking to make me a house divide against myself so that they can control me from within, and not even having to control me through physical means.
I am dedicating myself to walking a path of freeing myself from all such control mechanisms in my own psychology.
I am aware that as I free myself from these control mechanisms, I will feel less and less threatened by the fact that other people are different from myself.
I am aware that as more and more people do this, we will no longer be trapped in these polarized divisions where it seems like every issue has only two possible outcomes, only two possible options we can choose.
I am aware that in any debate where there is a polarization between two viewpoints that each claim to be absolutely right, then this is a debate that is artificially created by the divisive forces.
I am willing to make the shift of dedicating myself to overcoming this divisions in myself and to overcoming the division between myself and other people.
I am willing to make the shift of realizing that the differences of other people are not a threat to me. They are my opportunity to raise my awareness and broaden my perspective on life.
I am willing to make the shift where I stop identifying myself with these outer divisions that have been artificially created.
I am willing to make the shift of raising my awareness so that the outer sense of identity based on my nationality, skin color, race, sex, ethnicity, and so forth and so on, fall away, and I discover a deeper sense of identity in myself.
I am aware that when I raise my consciousness to see beyond these outer identity factors, I will discover my own essential humanity. I will realize that I am more than a human being. I am a universal being living in a human body.
I am aware that as I raise my personal awareness to that level of identity, I will see that all other people are my brothers and sisters, for they, too, have that essential humanity. They, too, are universal beings living in human bodies.
I am aware that the divisive forces of this world will do anything to prevent us, a critical mass of us, from rising to that level of awareness.
I am aware that nothing scares the divisive forces more than when many people rise to that level of awareness, for when we no longer identify ourselves based on the outer divisions, then the prince of this world has nothing in us whereby he can divide us in ourselves and against each other.
I am dedicating myself to walking this path, of raising my own awareness to the point where I do not feel threatened by other people being different from me.
I am dedicating myself to attaining the level of awareness where I see the essential humanity in myself, and I see the essential humanity in all people I meet.
I am dedicating myself to seeing beyond the outer divisions, the outer characteristics, of the people I meet, until I not only see, but connect in my heart to their essential humanity.
I am dedicating myself to seeking first to connect to the essential humanity of other people, and only after I have made that connection, do I look at their viewpoints.
I am dedicating myself to seeking to understand other people based on having connected to their basic, essential humanity.
I am dedicating myself to freeing myself from all influence of the divisive forces and therefore funding a new way to interact with my brothers and sisters – a way that is not based on division and conflict, but on seeing, connecting to the essential humanity in us all.
I am dedicating myself to shifting the public discourse, and the public awareness of America, away from all outer divisions, and towards the recognition of that essential humanity.
I am dedicating myself to spreading the awareness that the entire purpose for the creation of America is to create the United Peoples of America.
I am dedicating myself to spreading the awareness that we can be the United Peoples of America only when we recognize and connect to the essential humanity in ourselves and each other.
I am aware that this is the highest vision of what it means to be an American.
I am dedicating myself to raising my awareness to the level where I can truly say,
“I am an American.”