The American Dream: Are We Really Free?
Copyright © 2004, Geela
The promises of THE AMERICAN DREAM (to have it all and enjoy
it all, based on materialistic values system) has been holding
us captive and threatening to take our power and freedom away-
without our awareness, like a thief in the night.
Consciously or unconsciously we make daily decisions to either
be a master of our own ship or destiny, if you will, or be a
slave to our own circumstances and to other people's
expectations and belief systems that don't serve our highest
good and purpose. After all it's your life script - claim it
and discover how your own personal power can truly transform
your life to make it an adventure to be lived rather than a
problem to be solved. Life becomes more of a struggle only
when we are not true to our own calling and we give our power
Superficial/external values are indeed the ultimate slave
master that demand nothing less than our complete attention,
and sacrifice of our power and freedom. In order to be truly
happy and fulfilled, one must feel free.
However, in a culture that worships external values and is
driven by the promises of THE AMERICAN DREAM (to the point
where we become slaves to our addictions), one can't help but
wonder if we are truly free in America, Land of the Free.
Just when we thought that slavery ended with the Civil war,
the rat race we are all caught up in, in order to "get there",
painfully reminds us that there are still many slaves among us
who are disguised as successful people.
But looks can be deceiving.
Behind all the outward appearances of having it all and
enjoying it all, they are held prisoners and victims of the
promises of THE AMERICAN DREAM. And sadly enough, those who
do achieve THE AMERICAN DREAM (after considerable sacrifice)
eventually realize that when you get "there," there is no
"there" there. They eventually discover that there is
definitely more to life than achieving material success.
Isn't it time to reclaim your own power and freedom and
declare your own independence? It's easy to do when you gain
awareness and develop your own spirituality. Remember that
awareness and the road to discovery and recovery run parallel.
When you become aware of your true nature, that is beyond the
man-made, narrow definition, you'll be amazed to discover real
freedom, real success and real joy that have been overlooked
because of limited awareness, misconceptions and false belief
systems perpetuated by THE AMERICAN DREAM, and reinforced by
Hollywood and the media.
If you wish to live with purpose and meaning and want to
experience the difference between living consciously and
unconsciously, live by the motto: "He with the most joys
lives," rather than "He with the most toys, lives." Don't
underestimate your power to change yourself and even the world
- become somebody's hero.
All you have to do to break free is to resist the temptation
to live your life according to the interpretation of what
someone else expects you to be, do or have. Listen to your
heart and live by your rules.
Why shouldn't you? After all, it's YOUR life and YOUR dream.
Geela is an award winning singer/songwriter/composer and
author of the best-selling book "THE AMERICAN DREAM," her
true- life story of how she came to America as a young
immigrant with nothing and overcame incredible obstacles to
achieve mega-success. She founded ONE SPIRIT, ONE WORLD to
help children and promote a culture of peace and harmony.
Get a free sample of her music and her book at
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