I was emailed this New Declaration of Independence written by Shunyamurti – an adept healer who functions also as a researcher, author, leader, guide, retreat facilitator, and teacher. He is the founder and spiritual director of the Sat Yoga Institute and Ashram in Costa Rica.
The New Declaration of Independence is profound, and I feel I need to read it over and over to fully embody the truth contained within it. I hope you feel as blessed to receive this wisdom as I do. Namaste!
Introduction to The New Declaration of Independence
Given that it is clear to all with eyes to see that the world situation is darkening rapidly, and that people everywhere are becoming daily more desperate, enraged, terrified, and bewildered, and that civil unrest and violence are accelerating in scope and intensity, those who are awake to the spiritual dimension of our Being now urgently need a new strategy to cope with the unfolding disaster engulfing the planet.
Nothing less than a radical rise in the level of vibrational frequency of the consciousness of a critical mass of individuals can alter the trajectory of history. Those who volunteer to join this pact of acting as transmission towers sending out the signal of silence, the highest level of presence, stillness, peace, compassion, and egoless emanation of unconditional love, can awaken the lost human souls of the world from their egoic trance, that is bringing about inaccurate responses to the worsening situation that are only making matters degenerate even faster.
We propose, therefore, to disseminate among people an alternative approach: Transcend the Ego. The human ego is the lowest level of our potential consciousness, being identified with the bodily vehicle, and functioning through a fixed program of animalistic psychology. But we have available to us many higher states of Being and consciousness, beginning with that of the soul. In this more elevated stratum of our nature, we are capable of wisdom, nobility of spirit, endurance, inner peace, and divine love.
At an even higher level, the sense of separation from the ultimate Source of our Being dissolves into unity with the infinite expanse of pure intelligence, power, and ecstasy. This supreme realization of our GodSelf releases us from the fear of death and even from the illusion that we were ever born, or that a world existed separate from the One Consciousness. All this is a grand dream, a holographic panorama of infinite natural beauty, dramatic intensity, and the full spectrum of human potentiality: that we can be higher than angels or lower than beasts—and it is our responsibility to choose who we are.
This is the moment of choice for us all. Our souls are being weighed in the balance by the Master of this school of karma that is the world. And it is the moment of the revelation of the true nature of the Real, the infamous Apocalypse. Yet it is also the moment of redemption, when this vale of tears, this veil of tear stains, can be removed and replaced by a new world of peace, harmony, restoration of Nature’s ecosystemic health, and a higher culture and civilization can be born. Our collective suffering can be brought to an end. This is the aim of the Merciful Intelligence that rules the cosmos.
Therefore, this is a time of celebration. But we can only afford to celebrate if we have taken secure and certain refuge with the Lord who is beyond life and death, beyond fear and desire, beyond ego and its illusions: our Real Self. It is essential to realize fully and unbrokenly our identity with the Primordial State of Consciousness, free of all concepts, mental chatter, projection, and emotional turmoil.
In this state of utter liberation from all anxiety, fear, confusion, and attachments, we have the luxury of speaking truth to the collapsing false powers of the world and declaring our independence from the frame of reference of ego consciousness, in order to gain the grace of co-dreaming a new world into Being.
Thus, a new Declaration of Independence has been wrought. It is based directly on the original model written in 1776 in a parallel situation of regional scope. We have kept the same format, which carries the archetypal energy of the eternal striving toward Freedom of the pure human Spirit. But this time the movement of independence is delivered to all the peoples of the world, because all are sharing in the same fate of global destruction, and deserve a share in the resurrection of the Spirit as well.
A New Declaration of Independence
When in the course of divine events it becomes the Will of God for awakened souls to dissolve the political and emotional bonds of attachment to illusion—including the illusory world, the ego, and all limited conceptions of reality and God—and to assume the powers of Spirit, the separate and equal station, to which the Laws of God’s Nature and Nature’s God entitle us, a decent respect for the opinions of those still asleep to the Truth, requires that we should declare the Almighty Cause that impels us to this separation from all that is false, limited, and degrading, as part of our return to ultimate Goodness and Faithfulness to our Beloved Supreme Source of Being.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all souls are created in the image of the Supreme Self, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, and that among these are Eternal Life, Liberation, and unalloyed Happiness.
To secure these rights, Self-government is instituted among sages, deriving their just powers from the consent of God. Whenever any form of human government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the God Realized Beings to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new order, founded on the divine principles of Infinite Intelligence, Unconditional Love, and the Unity of Being, organizing its powers in such form, as to God shall be most able to effect their serenity and happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for superficial and transient causes; and accordingly, as experience hath shown, that humankind is more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms internal and external to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce our souls to subjection under absolute egoic despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such egoic government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Such has been the anguished suffering of these Colonies, otherwise known as souls stained and rendered fragmented and incoherent by ego identification; and such is now the necessity that constrains them to alter their former internal systems of superego government.
The history of the present empire of egos is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over our states of consciousness. To prove this, let the following facts be submitted to a candid world.
The ego has refused to assent to the Laws of God, leading to the loss of personal and public wellbeing.
The ego has utterly neglected to attend to the Great Work of self-transformation, and therefore now lacks nobility and moral strength.
The ego has destroyed the ideal of caring community, through its envy, jealousy, greed, arrogance, anger, and will to domination.
The ego has censored the Truth and has been living a lie. Now the lie has caught up with it.
The ego has rejected wisdom when offered by sages, preferring its own jouissance instead of true Goodness.
The ego, once disconnected from the Source of Being, has fragmented itself both in order to maximize sensory enjoyment and to avoid psychic suffering, ending up with an unmanageable internal chaos and eruptions of somatized and politicized karmic symptoms.
The ego has rejected the internal inflow of divine intelligence and energy, in the form of God’s love and wisdom, and thus has become ever weaker in both body and mind.
The ego has obscured its own understanding of the Law of Karma, and thus has laid a self-sabotaging trap for the soul it has usurped.
The ego has wantonly projected on others its own evil tendencies and defiled others through making them its objects of desire.
The ego has filled the mind with paranoid thoughts and narratives of victimhood and fear, destroying all peace of mind, and thus ability to meditate and re-find God.
The ego has inflicted attitudes of depression, nihilism, hopelessness, and dismay, in order to inhibit any spiritual strivings.
The ego has installed a false judge and punisher, a superego figure, to intimidate and hold subordinate all creative tendencies that could result in soul awakening.
The ego has accustomed the soul to become dependent on the pleasure principle and artificial stimulation in order to have any positive temporary alteration of consciousness, and has contained all its efforts to transcend by repetitive inculcations of belief in its need for external help to attain its own Being.
The ego has brought a complete lack of integrity, since acquiescing to fear, lust, violence, and depravity.
The ego has been in denial of its responsibility for the downfall of the world into a hell realm and its final apocalyptic demise.
The ego has cut off its soul’s paranormal powers, including its sense of telepathic interconnectivity with the network of holons of the One Consciousness, the Net of Indra.
The ego has taxed the soul with an un-payable burden of karmic debt, bringing the consciousness and its world to bankruptcy and brokenness.
The ego has lost access to Real Presence, becoming lost in either traumatic memories or nostalgia for the past, fantasies of transgressive enjoyment, and fractured narratives of the imagined future.
The ego has lost touch with the essence of God’s Commandments, and with the will to surrender to the Supreme Self.
The ego has lost the strength required to live in accord with the highest Dharma, the most Holy Way of Life, and has chosen a profane existence.
The ego has allowed its own impulses toward stagnation, laziness, and passivity to overcome its will to grow and morph into a higher level of Being.
The ego has waged war against its own Heart, closing off the flow of unconditional love and joy.
The ego has plundered our planet’s seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people and all the creatures of Nature.
The ego has cherished its lower energies, its lower death drive, and in critical moments has encouraged suicide of both body and soul.
The ego has connived to lower the general level of consciousness and in particular to encouraging others to fall to the lowest states, in order not to be lonely or different.
The ego has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, being unable to sustain love relationships or even friendships in a consistent and reliable manner.
The ego is a usurper whose character is marked by every act which may define a tyrant, and is unfit to be the ruler of a divine soul, a manifestation of the Supreme Being.
As all egos have been in collusion in the bringing about of a corrupt society and ruined world, we hold those egos that remain rogue to be enemies of God, but if and when they rise in surrender to the Supreme Oneness, they shall be offered amnesty and grace.
We, therefore, as emissaries and servers of our Highest Beingness, responding to the Supreme Judge of the world, commanding the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of God, solemnly publish and declare, that we are and of right ought to be, the unified Dreamers of a new world; that we are absolved from all allegiance to egoic life, biologically based family systems, and obsolete political organizations unworthy of further existence, and that all identification with those illegitimate authorities is totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent Manifestations of the One Self, we have full Power to conclude Peace, create egoless alliances, establish divine commerce, and to do all other acts which Independent Avatars of the One Being may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to all who serve only God our loyalty, our resources, and our sacred Honor.
We, the undersigned, are henceforth on our Honor bound to live in and from the Immovable Center of Pure Consciousness, abiding always as the Supreme Self, in the Perfect Stillness of Holy Presence, the Silence of the Heart, free of concepts and projections, until we bring the gift of Peace to emanate through the entire Noosphere of Planet Earth. Through this spiritual and nonviolent means, we shall de-collapse all the quantum wave functions and cause the Singularity of God’s complete Revelation as the Absolute Sun of Total Consciousness. Thence shall be completed the fusion of the Omega Point with the next Alpha Genesis, the birth of a New World, which shall appear in the Perfection of God’s Full Intelligence and Love, as the New Kingdom of Heaven. May God be revealed through our Presence.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti