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We must live the dream

Dear Editor:

I have a dream. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. America’s founders had a dream. John Lennon had a dream. Our ancestors had a dream. We all have dreams. Why aren’t we everything we dream we can be? Is it “The Impossible Dream?”

Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.”

We are dreaming it, and we can do it. We can become the American dream – a dream of liberty, justice and abundance for all. It is not an impossible dream. Don Quixote of La Mancha fought the unbeatable foe, he reached for the unreachable star, ran where the brave dare not go – all to right the unrightable wrong.

Does it seem, as humanity apparently moves into more and more fear, more and more inequity, more and more senseless, irrational behavior, that we are fighting an unbeatable foe, reaching for the unreachable star when we stand up for life, liberty and justice – for the hearts and spirits of our children?

King, whose birthday we are celebrating today, had a dream of freedom beyond simply the freedom of the blacks from oppression. He included all people in his vision: “When we allow freedom to ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'”

Albert Einstein once admonished humanity: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

King, Lennon, America’s founders, Einstein, all the visionaries and prophets throughout the ages transcended the prevailing level of consciousness of their times and saw what was possible when humanity opens its heart and moves to a higher vibratory level. The dream is impossible in the frequency of fear, scarcity and separation. The dream is inevitable when we each act from our higher conscience.

There is a new science that has proven the interconnectedness of all that is. Separation is an illusion. We are one. The prevailing behaviors of greed and war are simply the result of an outmoded operating system – an erroneous set of assumptions about the nature of the universe and humanity’s place in it.

We will be free, free at last, when we release ourselves from the prison of our own minds. We will be free to become everything we dream we can be.

Connie Baxter Marlow

Woody Creek

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