Well, here we are looking at the beginning of July. With the current new
outbreaks & with renovations ongoing at our church home, we have decided
to postpone reopening at least until August. We will revisit the idea as the
construction moves along and keep you informed.
Looking at today’s lesson and the recent protests and the statues being torn
down, as your Minister, I’d like to weigh in spiritually on the topic. One of
the most popular, sacred songs is Amazing Grace by former slave & former
slave trader, John Newton. Imperfect people often do amazing things in
their lives. I look at myself as a late comer to this wonderful country.
After spending 6 months in a root cellar with her sister, my grandmother was
married to a man she didn’t know and sent off alone to the United
States. Her mother felt it was better to face the unknown in a new country
than the known of what could happen to her if she stayed in Slovakia. She
walked to Bremerhaven and then went by boat to Ellis Island. After weeks at
Ellis Island, she hitch-hiked alone, to Pennsylvania to meet her soon to be
husband who had taken a job working in the coal mines. I could go on with her
story but I won’t. The point is, this is a wonderful country and our family
has what it has because we have worked very hard to show our thanks for the
privilege of being allowed to live here.
Looking at an overview of the Bible, one of the main messages is that God
often uses imperfect people to accomplish great good. If God waited for a
‘perfect’ person to come along, nothing would ever get done. So, God uses the
good, the not so good, and yes, even the bad & very bad to accomplish
We are individualized expressions of God. Step by step our spiritual
evolution is leading us to greater degrees of freedom and that includes
acceptance of our individual differences. Acceptance is more than tolerance.
Tolerance can lead to increased separation and judgment. Acceptance is giving
others unconditional permission to be as different as God created them to be.
One of the blessings about writing out my lessons for you is that I can go on
as long as I want and actually complete the thoughts I present rather than
watching the clock and cutting off when I run out of time. I am interested in
what you think about today’s lesson and the fact that George Washington
refused to be deified. He refused to be buried in the grave prepared for him
in the Capitol Building. It remains empty.
Our co-founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore felt the same. We don’t know
their burial site because they didn’t want people ‘worshipping’ at their
graves. The important thing to Washington and the Fillmore’s is that we ’the
people’ pick up and carry the ideal of freedom go forward. But we can’t do
that if we destroy the past and refuse to learn it and learn from it.
“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.”
Unity people don’t like to use the word ‘wretch’ and often substitute in the
word ’soul.’ But, the truth is according to Newton himself, he was a ’sinful
wretch’ who, with God, turned his life around for the betterment of all.
Every time I hear our national anthem, sing America the Beautiful, say the
Pledge of Allegiance, see our flag flying in the breeze and especially when I
hear the mournful tune of Taps played for the fallen, I say “God Bless
America”! I have traveled to many other countries and there is no place like
this anywhere. People everywhere envy our freedom, our passion for
freedom and the opportunities that come along with that kind of freedom. You
can do nothing and refuse to learn and grow or you can open yourself up to
doing anything and know with God in this land everything is possible.
There is always a choice for each person and generation to make. We could
complain about the injustices of Ellis Island and the terrors grandma faced
as she made her way on foot, etc. but after all, we asked America to let us
in. We asked to be a part of the Great Experiment and thank God we were
invited in to become a part of the melting pot that is ‘One Nation Under
God.’ So, today I want to say “Thank you America for taking the Krajnak and
Refosco’s into this land of opportunity. We will do our best to confirm that
choosing us was a good decision. I like the idea that we must consciously
keep choosing each other in order to make the most of the opportunities this
great land offers.
I invite you to think about your family, your history and your power of
choice as we move through this week of celebrating America’s birth into a
greater ideal of freedom. Have you fully claimed your divine birthright as a
child of God. Are you exercising your freedom to be all that God has created
you to be? Regardless of what you have been or what you have done in the
past, God is always inviting you to come up higher. God is always looking for
people to be way showers. People who live courageously and freely and who through
their example are light bearers other can emulate. If you have done things in
the past that you regret, know that this land is a land of redemption just as
it is a land of potential freedom and justice for all.
Today, I dedicate this talk to our ancestors whose choices united with our
own have made our ministry possible. It has taken many choices and many steps
to bring us together for what I believe is a higher purpose. Let us
thank all who have gone before us, by continuing to say ‘Yes’ to doing God’s
good. Everyday, do something great for God, something that contributes to
‘Peace on Earth, Goodwill Among Men.’
As I think of grandma and her sister hiding for 6 months from soldiers in
that root cellar in Slovakia and all that came after, I can’t help but sing
in their memory, “Amazing Grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch
like me. I once was lost but now am found was blind, but now I see.”
Next Sunday’s lesson, I’m going to talk more about Freedom, specially of
speech and how we can create a better world with words.
To all of you, I miss seeing you in person but it will happen. Until then,
pray with me for our world, our country, our leaders, our church, our
friends, our family, our pets,
God bless America and know, God blesses you and so do I!
In Love and Light forever, Bernadette
your eyes, take a couple of deep breaths & feel a sense of relaxation
come over you as you swing in mind away from the without & all its
seeming problems to the within where your mind is once again bathed in the
purified light of God. Turn to God seeking inner illumination & the inner
light that will change your mind, body & life. You are endowed with the
freedom to live a joyous, healthy & fulfilling life. God’s presence
is at work within you & within all for whom you pray. God is
individualized in you as the Christ. The indwelling Christ is your freedom
& ability to fill your life with light, love, power & joy. In Christ
you experience such a deep inner peace that outer concerns no longer disturb
you. The love of Christ flows through your mind & heart, strengthening,
soothing & calming you. Your thoughts are of God & the abiding
love within you. Enfolded in Christ love, your heart is serene. Affirm: The Christ love within
blesses me with serenity & peace.” Accept this now in the
silence of prayer.
Attuned to the Christ presence & awakened to the indwelling light of
God, an unfailing beacon shines forth from within you to brighten your life
& illumine your path. You have a clarity of mind beyond anything you have
experienced before. Purified God thought is coming through you. You speak
lovingly & act wisely. You walk in the way of wisdom & are inspired
to live more fully. Direct and reflect the indwelling light of Christ through
you and out into all areas of your life now. Affirm: The Christ light flowing
from within me directs me to my good. I am loving & wise. Accept this in a moment
of silent prayer.
The life of God is the healing power that fills & energizes every cell
of your body temple. Feel renewed power surging to any area that needs more
power. God is the healer & God is within you. As you speak words of
truth, God’s healing power flows through you. Strength, vitality, health
& energy are yours to claim by using the power of the spoken word. Do
this now. Affirm: The Christ life within strengthens me. I am vitally alive. Rest in the healing
power of prayer.
Nothing can limit you as you open your heart & mind to God. The
creative power of the Christ fills your thoughts with enriching ideas &
wonderful ways to use them. God’s indwelling power leads you to greater and
greater demonstrations of abundant good. Affirm: The Christ power within
enriches my life. I am prosperous & successful. This is the truth. Feel
it. See it. Become it.
The Christ is now doing its perfect work in & through you & all
with whom you pray. Close your prayer time by speaking Unity’s Prayer for
Protection and know you have opened the doorway for God to be God in your
life. “The light of God surrounds me; the love of God enfolds me; the
power of God protects me; the presence of God watches over me. Wherever I am,
God is, and all is well. Amen
One nation Under God –June 28, 2020
Faith in God and prayer is the foundation of our nation. In 1620, prayer
safely guided the Pilgrims on the Mayflower to their New World. In 1623,
prayer saved them from starvation. In 1777, George Washington said that
prayers said at Valley Forge saved the Continental Army and our Independence.
Our founding fathers reported that it was prayer that saved the
Constitutional Convention being held in Philadelphia and gave birth to our
way of life.
There are many stories about George Washington and how he found guidance
and strength in prayer. A farmer told his wife he had come upon George
Washington at Valley Forge, on his knees, his cheeks wet with tears as he
prayed for his troops. The farmer stood there in the woods, listening to
Washington pray and went home and told his wife, “George Washington will
succeed!” When his wife said, “What makes you think so, Isaac?”
The farmer replied, “Because I heard him pray and talk to God. I know he
holds that connection with God so highly inside of his heart that we will
Hopefully, every day, our leaders and all of us will go to God in prayer
and ask for the strength and guidance to turn our egos and little wills over
to a Higher Will so that we can all work together and be that “one
nation under God, indivisible, with liberty & justice for all.”
Our country continuously tries to help guide others to freedom, but this
isn’t easy. Our founder’s had extreme faith in God and trust in God in each
other. They gave us a unique form of government and lifestyle to cherish and
Did you know that prior to the Revolutionary War, the founders of the
U.S. like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and scientists like Benjamin
Franklin would meet once a month during the full moon to discuss new
scientific ideas, life on other planets and how they could create a country,
a ‘United States’ that was different from all other countries in the world?
They called themselves the ‘Lunar Society.’ On July 4, 1776, in the midst
of the American Revolution, when the American Colonies formally severed their
ties to England, the men behind this movement risked, according the
Declaration of Independence, “Their lives, their fortunes & their
Sacred Honor” to further that ideal society.
They wanted to create more than a new nation. They wanted to create a new
world, unlike the monarchies of Europe and Asia. They envisioned a new form
of government based on the ancient philosophies of Greece and Rome. They
gathered together to read the ancient Greek classics and to identify ancient
principles upon which they founded the United States. Having a group of
people coming together like this at one point in time, all geniuses in their
own right and at all levels and backgrounds, to come up with a totally new
‘Experiment for humanity’ was extraordinary. The Romans called this kind of
gathering and planning, ‘Fortuna’, which means, “When the Gods conspire on
your behalf.” After the war on July 16, 1790, plans were announced
for a National Capital to be built on the banks of the Potomac River. named
after George Washington, designed to resemble Greco-Roman architecture.
What was the reason for the Founding Father’s obsession with the
ancient world? Well, in the 4th and 5th centuries before Jesus
Christ, there was a very active debate going on about the existence of
extraterrestrial life. A group called the ‘Atomists’ (Democritus, Lucretius,
Epicurus) all believed in the plurality of worlds and extraterrestrial life.
For the Founding Fathers, the idea of the ‘plurality of worlds’ was well
known as one of the cornerstones of ancient philosophy.
One that found great popularity in what was known in the 18th century as
the ‘Age of Enlightenment,’ was a social movement that said, “We
should look at the universe in a rational way.” At that time, about half
of all literary people, political theorists, scientists, philosophers and
artists talked about the plurality of worlds in their writings. It was a very
widespread idea in 18th century thought. One of the greatest proponents of
this thinking was Ben Franklin. Franklin has been called, ‘the first
American.’ He was a scientist, printer, inventor, politician, statesmen,
profound thinker and intellectual. For Franklin, belief in the plurality of
worlds was just part of a scientific view of the world. In a 1739 edition of
his publication, “Poor Richard’s Almanac,” he wrote, “It is the
opinion of scientists that other planets are habitable and that there are
other beings out there.” In 1728, he wrote, “I believe man is not the
most perfect being and that there are many beings superior to him.”
But the ancient Greeks and Romans weren’t the only ones to influence our
Founding Fathers. The Native Americans they encountered shared the belief
that life exists throughout the universe. Many native American tribes
believed that they were the decedents of extra-terrestrials. Ben Franklin was
deeply interested in the Star Legends of Native Americans and deeply
connected with the Legends of the Iroquois Confederacy. He wrote a series of
pamphlets called “The Indian Treaties”, published 1730 – 1760, in
which he recorded explanations of Native cultures. His most popular and
bestselling pamphlet printed in September 1736, chronicled the “Iroquois
Creation Story of the Sky Woman.” This creation story says that in the
beginning before earth really became what it is today, there were ‘beings’
similar to us living in the sky. One day the young woman, who became ‘Sky
Woman’ became pregnant and came to the world below and so the human race
Our Founding Father’s not only believed in life beyond earth, they
reported several personal experiences including a firsthand account, written
by one of George Washington’s closest Aids. He reported an encounter
Washington had on a freezing winter night in 1777 at Valley Forge,
Pennsylvania. This is what he reported happened.
The British had taken Philadelphia and Washington decided to headquarter
his 12,000 troops outside Philadelphia. This was the darkest time in the
Revolution. People thought that the United States was not going to win.
Washington was trying to figure out what to do and trying to keep the army
together. There are stories about bloody footprints in the snow because his
soldiers had no shoes and conditions so severe that Washington actually wrote
these words in his Journal, “Unless some great and capital change suddenly
takes place, this army must inevitably starve, dissolve, or disperse.”
Ultimately, Washington’s resolve to stay camped at Valley Forge forced the
British to retreat and proved to be a turning point in the war. What
sustained Washington in those dark hours?
Many believe it was a vision he said that he had received in a moment of
intense prayer. In absolute and desperate misery, George Washington went off
alone into the woods to pray. While on his knees praying, he said that he had
a vision of a creature garbed in white who laid out for him the victory the
Continental Army would have over the British. This otherworldly creature told
him about the eventual history of the new United States of America. In the
vision, he was also shown a map of the future and as raindrops fell onto this
map, cities popped up throughout the entire country, revealing a model of how
the United States would look 100-200 years in the future.
We know about this event because an Aid to George Washington lived to be
over 100 years old and he told the story of our First President having an
angelic encounter, ‘The National Tribune Newspaper’ in December 1880. Did
this really happen or is it just a story George Washington made up and wrote
in his Journal to bolster his army’s morale? Remember this is the man who
reportedly, ‘never told a lie.” Washington’s experience at Valley Forge
and other such stories are recorded in his diaries by his own hand. In
his diaries are many examples of miraculous visions and his seeing various
apparitions. Such visions and encounters with otherworldly apparitions have
been experienced and reported by many people during dramatic, defining times
of war and bloodshed in earth’s experience. One famous example is Joan
On April 5th, 1800, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Astronomer, William Dunbar
reported to Thomas Jefferson that he had witnessed a bright glowing light the
size of a large house hovering 200 yards above ground. It radiated a
tremendous amount of heat and crashed to the ground destroying the entire
area. This was also reported in a newspaper article dated, June 30,
Thomas Jefferson took this report and others like it very seriously. As
Vice President of the United States, he presented this report as a scientific
discovery to the American Philosophical Society. The Philosophical Society
was a group founded by Ben Franklin in Philadelphia composed of the brightest
and best thinkers in the United States, pulled together into one group that
could write research, philosophical papers and conduct examinations of all
kinds of phenomena from a scientific point of view.
Jefferson and Franklin were scientists and astronomers who believed in the
plurality of worlds and who studied weather patterns. Jefferson personally
investigated the possible UFO crash and remains to this day the highest
government official ever to make such a report to the United States
Government in American History!
There is more to the founding of our great nation than meets the eye. In
Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1752, we find that 20 yr. old George Washington
was initiated into a secret society called the Free Masons. Among fellow
members are Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and Paul Revere. There are a lot
of theories about the origin of the Free Masons and the role if any they
played in the founding of the United States. Something we do know is that
with the Age of the Renaissance, they began studying ancient civilizations to
see if there was any lost or purposely destroyed knowledge in those civilizations.
According to experts, the Free Masons believed in the idea of acquiring
knowledge through scientific as well as through spiritual means through
prayer and meditation. This included investigating the possibility of the
idea of the plurality of worlds & extraterrestrial life.
Free Masonry is the vehicle that brought these ideas and principles to the
New World. The Declaration of Independence had 56 signers, of these, 9 were
definitely Free Masons. Of the 39 signers of the Constitution, 13 or 1/3 of
them were known Free Masons. Their values are woven into America’s most
important documents and their symbols can be found on our nations’ monuments,
architecture, and scattered on money, shrines and buildings all over this
country. Their most basic and universal symbol is the ‘Square & Compass
& letter G.’
Here is a simplistic view of what these symbols represent.
1. The Compass is the main tool of the individual. You are the point of
the compass and a primary idea in Free Masonry is that the
individual is sovereign. You draw a circle using the compass around you. If
you go beyond the perimeter of the circle, that is when you start going
toward ‘knowledge and light.’
2. The Square is considered the symbol of wisdom.
3. The letter ‘G’ represents the ‘Grand architect of the universe.
Free Masons were interested in the history of Ancient Egypt and inspired
by the idea of ancient wisdom. Many of the symbols found in Washington D.C.
are found in Ancient Egypt such as: The Sphinx, the Obelisk, the Pyramid,
& the all-Seeing Eye. Pull out a dollar bill and examine it
and you will find that on one side is a picture of the Great Pyramid of Egypt
with the All-Seeing Eye at its apex. The Great Seal of the United States is
the powerful symbol of the Eye of God watching over us. The perception of the
Free Masons is that certain ancient civilizations were divine in nature. The
founding Fathers were attempting to recreate all that was good in past great
civilizations, here as the United States of America.
Free Masons believe:
1. A ‘source of light’ is needed to help humans to become enlightened. We
can’t do this from the human mind alone.
2. This ‘American experiment’ just didn’t ‘spontaneously happen’. It was
directed by divinity to help humanity make a major evolutionary leap.
3. An alignment of the stars, which they called ‘Providence’ is up there
watching and interacting with humanity. Something ‘out there’ is always
keeping an ‘eye’ on us.
Why did this group who set out to establish a nation based on the
principles of reason and logic, attach such importance to ‘Pre-Christian
symbols & ancient mysticism?’ Who or what did they believe was watching?
The answer to these questions may be hidden in an 1866 Lithograph of
George Washington hanging in the Library of Congress as a Free Mason.
In the picture, over George’s right shoulder is an unusual scene of Jacob’s
Ladder ascending into Heaven and into what seems to be a spaceship hovering
in the sky. In the Biblical story of Jacob, recorded in Genesis 28, Jacob
witnesses angels descending and ascending a ladder from Heaven. Likewise, in
the painting of Washington, the angels are also seen coming and going on a
ladder, but they are ascending and descending a ladder which appears to be
inserted into a dark oval shaped object (a flying saucer or space ship?)
which is also emitting multicolored lights. In fact, Jacob’s Ladder is a very
common symbol in Free Masonry. The question is: “Is this picture and its
symbology trying to tell us about something about the origin of humanity?”
In Alexandria, Virginia in 1791, in a full Masonic Ceremony on the edge of
the Potomac River, and in full Masonic garb, George Washington laid the first
cornerstone of our new country’s new capital. The cornerstone marked the
southern, most boundary of what became the District of Columbia. In that
ceremony Washington poured wine on the cornerstone to symbolize happiness,
oil to symbolize peace & placed kernels of corn to symbolize prosperity
for all. George Washington was surrounded by other Masons who chanted a
response to each of his actions. Historians, scholars, theologians, and
mystics all agree that our nation’s capital is steeped in secret &
ancient symbology. The tallest building in Washington D.C. is the iconic and
beautiful Washington Monument. Work on it began in 1848, nearly 50 years
after Washington’s death. Free Masons built the Egyptian style monument so
that the constellation Pleiades is visible directly over the giant Obelisk.
The Pleiades is a group of seven bright stars that the Egyptians used as a
way to figure out all sorts of judgments that needed to be made in daily
life. In the ancient world, in places of great power and influence they
built monuments in alignment with the Pleiades. Is the fact that the
Washington Monument is built in alignment with the Pleiades just a
The Washington Monument is currently the largest Obelisk in the world! It
is 555 feet high. It draws the eye to itself and it draws the eyes up into
the sky. What did the Founding Father’s want us to see?
Historically, the idea behind the building of an ‘obelisk’ is that it is
frozen sunlight. The ancient Egyptians believed that the energy of the Sun
God Ra literally came down through it. An obelisk was believed to act like an
The Washington Monument is very near the center of Washington D.C. It was
built there with the specific idea that it would draw in the energy from the
stars and entire universe and radiate that energy from itself outward into
all of the sacred precincts of the city. Once the Obelisk was completed, they
built a ‘reflecting pool’ to reflect the image of the Obelisk. The
symbology in part is: The Washington Monument points to the Heavens and with
the addition of the reflecting pool it also points below to Earth. It is a physical
manifestation of the spiritual law: ‘As above so below.’ In other
words, there is a direct correlation between what happens up there in Heaven
& what happens down here on Earth. The Law of Mind Action or Creation is:
“Thoughts held in mind (Heaven) produce after their kind (in the Earth of our
bodies and daily experiences.)
The entire city of Washington D.C. is laid out in perfectly straight
lines, radiating from different little hubs around the city that converge on
places like the Capital Building and the White House. It is a ‘revelation’ of
clarity that highlights the cornerstone of our American Republic. Washington
D.C. was conceived from the beginning as a sacred space into which the
Founding Fathers thought they could pour all of their enlightenment
Pierre Charles LanFont, another Free Mason was personally chosen by
President Washington to create a city within a ten by ten square mile diamond
matrix. He began by aligning the corners of the square with the Four Cardinal
Directions, North, South, East and West. Washington D.C. was designed using
specific geometric shapes, circles, diamonds, triangles, and rectangles to
emphasize that this new form of government was not going to rely just on
religion. It was also relying on reason and scientific discovery. There is no
other capital city or place in the world that was designed like this and it
is unlikely that there ever will be any city or area constructed with such
care and spiritual planning. The United States and Washington D.C. are utterly
unique in their origin and construction and intended to bring about unique
Here is a little more of the divine intention behind the design. It is so
important to know these facts, so we know what we are celebrating and
protecting. It is amazing to me that these facts are not taught in our
schools and colleges!
The main triangle at the heart of the city is the key. It connects the
Capital Building to the White House and simultaneously to the Washington
Monument. Historians believe that the triangle found in the middle of the
city represents the Masonic Symbol of the Square and Compass, symbolizing the
Masonic (and mankind’s) search for enlightenment from above. Jefferson’s’
influence on building Washington, D.C. lies in the use of the shape of the
pentagram, which mirrors the heavens. Jefferson believed that the universe
was inhabited. He wanted Washington D.C. to not just be the Capital of our
Nation. He wanted it to be the eventual Capital of the Universe.
Washington and Jefferson were highly skilled surveyors and expert
mapmakers. They were both very ‘hands on’ in the layout and design of the new
Capital. Jefferson was an architect who designed and built his own home
called, Monticello. He laid out Washington D.C. with the expectation that if
there were observers in space looking down at us, they would see the star and
know that we respected life beyond our own planet.
In Washington, D.C., in 1791, at a place called Jenkins Hill, Pierre
LanFont declared the location ‘a pedestal waiting for a monument.’ For
the next 2 years, he worked closely with Jefferson and Washington to design
the building that would sit on top of this hill and house the United States
Congress. On Sept. 18th, 1793, the day of the Autumn Equinox, Washington
ceremoniously laid the cornerstone for the Capital Building. Using the same
Masonic ceremony that he used when he laid the first cornerstone of our new
capital in Alexandria, Virginia in 1791, and in full Masonic garb, Washington
christened Jenkins Hill, Capitol Hill and it became the heart of our New
Republic. The concept of the ancient and sacred hill was deeply in the minds
of the Founding Fathers who clearly understood the sacred Temple Mount
concept used in Jerusalem and other sacred sites in antiquity.
In 1866, when the Capital Dome was completed, a figure called the ‘Freedom
Statue’ was place at its top. It is a 19½-foot statue of a Goddess who is
actually morphing into an eagle. In ancient times, the gods were often
pictured as Eagle Headed and here it looks like ‘Freedom’ is being depicted
as a ‘star being.’
Do you know that Inside the dome, directly in line with the “Freedom
Statue’ is an empty tomb designed to hold the remains of George Washington?
One floor above it is the crypt, then one floor above that is the Capital Rotunda
and soaring 180 feet above that on the ceiling is a painting of George
Washington, looking very much like an ancient God. If you go to the Capitol
Rotunda and lookup you see what is called the “Apotheosis of George
Washington.” It is an enormous painting completed by Constintino Brumidi in
1865. Brumidi was born and trained in Rome. He had painted in the Vatican and
in Roman palaces before emigrating to the U.S. in 1852. The word ‘Apotheosis’
is a Greek word that means to ‘deify’ – to raise from a ‘man to
a God-man ’ In the picture Washington is depicted in a setting much
like you would see a God depicted. He sits in a setting of clouds, surrounded
by angels & with a big rainbow that runs right underneath his feet.
This is in the Rotunda right now. This is painted on the dome of the U.S.
Well, because historically ‘domes’ are literally considered to be a vortex
of energy and places where Heaven and Earth meet. They are considered to be
portals or gateways to the stars.
There is one final image of George Washington that specifically pictures
him as a divine figure that I want to tell you about. Congress authorized an
incredible statue by Horatio Greenough in 1840, in which Washington is
depicted as Zeus or Jupiter.
The statue has two key features that identify him as a man of peace and a
conductor of both Heaven and Earth.
1. His sword is held out and offered to the viewer of the statue
indicating that he is here in peace.
2. On the sides of the statue there is a representation of the God Apollo
riding his sun or star chariot. The idea is that Washington is a cosmic being
riding through the heavens on his own chariot.
In less than 250 years, we have gone from Benjamin Franklins’ experiments
with electricity to actual space travel. There have been vast changes in
American Society but what hasn’t changed is our desire to know if there is
life beyond our planet.
Today we are exploring outer space scientifically and inner space
spiritually in ways that our Founders could only imagine. Or did George
Washington actually receive some special message or knowledge at Valley Forge
that he used in the founding and formation of the United States? And
if so, did he pass this knowledge on to Thomas Jefferson and the others who
would become ‘President’ after him?
After researching for this lesson, I find that I have even more questions
than when I started. I also have awakened more love for this wonderful
country and the people who have come before us. We have been endowed with a
great legacy of seeking and expressing freedom as ‘one nation under God.’ It
is a great gift and it is also a fragile gift that can easily be broken and
What I found and connected with as I researched for this lesson is the
realization that the United States of America is indeed a very special place.
It is much more than Washington, Jefferson or any of the people involved with
its founding or history. It is the embodiment of the God given idea of
freedom and self-governance; an idea of freedom of equality that has been held
by humanity worldwide since the dawn of time. The United States of America is
a rare jewel in the universe that can’t be replicated.
At the end of this lesson, I have a much better understanding of why so
many dedicated people in our nations short history not only pledged their
Sacred Honor to protect this ‘ideal’ made manifest but who also very often
ended up giving their lives, or the lives of their family members as well as
their fortunes trying to protect and nourish its continuing existence. I can
also see why so many people and countries would like to see it destroyed.