|How to Win Back the American Dream|
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|Written by Ginny Grimsley|
|Friday, 30 August 2013 13:57|
Scholar Shares 4 Ways to Get Back on Track
Individually and as a Society
The central branding message of the United States encapsulating freedom, democracy and capitalism is the American Dream, says historian and researcher Merrilyn Richardson.
“Clearly, our country and the world in which it resides have seen better days, but we have a roadmap for getting back on track, and it starts with the individual,” says Richardson, author of “You ARE God: The Challenge to Achieve Christ Consciousness in the Modern Era."
“Violence is more than perpetrating physical harm – it can also be mental, emotional and spiritual coercion. The root of the word ‘terrorism,’ for example, is terror, a mental state. I believe we have been violently coerced, as individuals and as a society, into straying from what is essential to our well-being.”
On the individual level, if we are more truthful to ourselves as spiritual beings, we will bring more generosity and kindness into the world every day, she says. On a larger scale, societal obstructions include misguided government policies and agencies at home, dictators abroad, terrorism and deceitful preachers, she says.
Winning back the American Dream starts on the individual level, says Richardson, who provides four ways in which we may be truer to our spiritual nature, and better off as a society:
About Merrilyn Richardson
Merrilyn Richardson received a degree in journalism from Texas Tech University and was editor of Air Force Bases newspapers. At 89, she has spent decades searching for truth and found that studying spiritual subjects provides a basis for understanding our human condition. Her latest book, “You ARE God: The Challenge to Achieve Christ Consciousness in the Modern Era,” is a concise glimpse of American history and other events that have affected individuals worldwide. She is a founding member of the Center for Spiritual Living in Midland, Texas. Her two previous books were “Initiation of the Master” and “The Master’s Quest, an End to Terrorism.”
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