Happy 4th of July!  Every year we celebrate this day and what it means to us as a nation, a culture, a faith community, a family and ourselves. I am grateful to our Forefathers who had the God Inspired Idea to create the Declaration of Independence and move forward in designing a nation that STATES, and DECLARES FREEDOM for All.
FREEDOM in this country, the United States of America,  means we have the inherent right to choose our destiny.  I am so happy to know we have the Divine Right to be who we want to be and live in a country, despite its flaws, where we can do that.   Yes, we have flaws, just like every other country and person in the world. We are all on this earth journey doing the best we can, with the consciousness we have.
Today, let us state and declare our own FREEDOM to choose. In order to do that we have to know clearly what we want! Instead of bemoaning a challenge, or difficulty, let us re-think the situation and turn it around to benefit us.  Victor Frankel, who endured the death camps of Nazi Germany said,
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space.
In that SPACE is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
(July Science of Mind Magazine, Kenn Gordon article)
What is your challenge today?      What would be your normal response?
What is the SPACE In Between?
Declare Your Freedom!!
Health                                SPACE In-Between
I am God. I am a Divine Emanation of Spirit. The Mighty I AM within me has never been harmed, marred, scarred or injured.
I AM the embodiment of HEALTH and WHOLENESS. I am FREE.
Relationship                  SPACE In-Between
God is LOVE in me.  God is LOVE in this person.  The God in me Loves the God in this person.  I recognize the goodness in me and the goodness in this person.  I release this person to be who he or she is meant to be and I release ME to be who I am meant to be! I am FREE.
Work                                 SPACE In-Between
I work honestly, intelligently and creatively to the best of my abilities.
I stand up for what is right and true. What others say about me, does not affect me. I am God being God at work.  I do what I love and I love what I do.  I state and allow the Universal Mind to create what is in my heart and move me to where I belong.  I am FREE.
Prosperity/Success             SPACE In-Between
I choose to stay in integrity and remain transparent.  I lift others up. I help to provide opportunities for others to succeed. I know  the Law of Circulation provides and blesses me.  I serve in a spirit of love.
I am FREE.
Story: A woman comes out of her house and sees three elderly men sitting on her porch. She invites them in, thinking they are hungry. They say  they cannot go into the house together. She asks them why and they say, “One of us is Wealth, another is Success and the third is Love.”  The woman goes back into the house and discusses with her husband and daughter which one to invite in.  The husband wants to invite Wealth in, the wife wants to invite Success in.  The daughter says, invite LOVE in.  So the wife went out and invited LOVE in.
She was surprised to see all three men come into the house. She asked the men why all three came in.  They said together, “Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success. We go with him.”
(July Science of Mind Magazine, Rev. Ron Fox article)
What FREEDOM are you stating and declaring today?
Happy 4th of July!

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