You Can Create Your Own Declaration of Independence
The Power to Attract Love

You Can Create Your Own Declaration of Independence

The Ides of March – March 15, 2006 

Today my oldest child turns 29.  She lives out of town – has for the past 11 years. I mourn the distance between us, and celebrate her birthday.

It is the Ides of March, less than a week before the first day of Spring.

This day past was a windy day full of change, power outages that fortunately lasted only seconds, brief glints of sunshine, hail, snow, and many moving clouds through alternating hues of gray and blue  . . .  and  it was a day of work.

Clients come and go on the hour throughout the day and evening, seeking answers that bring insight and relief; and sharing their pain, hopes, dreams, fears, and heart’s desires.  I also manage to fit in a “working walk” with a longtime friend and colleague about how to inform physicians about the services I offer for self-healing, development, empowerment and achievement.

What I Say to Support and Stimulate Recovery, Release and Creation?

Those are all long words, I later think, that are probably significantly overused.  Clients have shining faces, I’ve decided, and look up at me from a place of sudden clearing, open and drawn within to deeper places of consideration and listening from which they discover transformational insights that seem to magically fuel new processes of self-creating.

What are we really capable of, I think, and, as I continue to intuitively ask, where is the energy available to be able to freely move forward?  What can I say to support and stimulate recovery, release, and creation?

Your Inalienable Rights

I fantasize about how we could all could create our own Declaration of Independence to remind us that we are endowed with inalienable rights to:

  • Acknowledge ourselves   and each other as equals, and
      know it is not only the truth, but enough
  • Grow up
  • Be cared for and   about
  • Move past ourselves   to consider another completely
      without expectation, condition, or agenda
  • Ditto thinking
  • Refuse to assume   . . . anything
  • Be able to respond   (response-able) in a fully recognized present
  • Know that love is   quite nonspecific, after all

Our Magical Window to the Future

I think in many ways my four children taught me these truths again, and again . . . and again . . .

As Kahlil Gibran says in The Prophet , children offer a magical window to us of their future, a place we can’t occupy, to profoundly touch and spiritually transform us – the vision I most love to work with in my Centering practice.

And so I celebrate beyond what I know and can access, which is oddly comforting to me, honor my daughter’s last twenty-something-year-to-begin, and catch some corresponding rays of innocence, wisdom, and freedom.

When we think, breathe, listen and imagine without condition, all possibilities emerge.