Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Reflections on a True Democracy

from United We Stand: Reflections on a True Democracy, copyright 2000,
by Sue Kidd Shipe, Ph.D.

In a true democracy all people listen.
all people care.
all people's needs are important.
all people feel cared for.
all people experience respect.
all people serve.
all people are equal.
all people are free.

In a true democracy there are no demagogues.
there is no violence.
all people are entitled to equal representation.
all systems serve people.
all people are responsible for their actions.
all systems are adequate to meet people's needs.
there are no judgments based upon characteristics.
all people are free.

In a true democracy all people are open to learning.
religion is spiritual, not political.
minds are not controlled by fear and guilt.
all minds are open to explore.
paradigms can be challenged.
children learn by example.
adults model the behavior they want from their children.
all children and adults are free.

In a true democracy all elected officials serve from a position of caring.
all elected officials lead by following.
all people may trust their leadership.
all people are in control of their lives.
all people are free of self-limiting beliefs.
all people contribute that which they are uniquely designed to contribute.
all people give their lives in service to the principles of democracy.
all people are truly free.

In a true democracy all wisdom is preserved.
all people are known by their true motives.
motives are that which allow relationship.
motives are for the highest good.
there is trust.
there is no fear.
all people can trust their leaders.
all people are truly free.

In a true democracy all people know their purpose and calling.
all people contribute their calling.
all needs are met through people.
all who take also give.
giving and taking are an unbroken circle.
all people believe.
all people are empowered.
all people are truly free.

In a true democracy all people are free to heal.
healing is a birthright.
people know how to access healing power.
power is free.
power is in the people.
power is used only for the highest good.
power flows from the top.
all people are truly free.

In a true democracy all people return to their Source.
the Source is free.
the Source is available to all.
one is not assessed for access to the Source.
all races, genders, ethnicities, and spiritual expressions are equal.
all people value their heritage and that of all others.
differences are regarded as enriching.
all people are truly free.

In a true democracy our acceptance creates unity.
our unity is our strength.
our unity is our power.
all people are empowered.
all people are empowered to serve.
all people also receive.
all people care and are cared for.
all people are truly free.

Sue Kidd Shipe, Ph.D.
Executive Director

The entire book, United We Stand: Reflections on a True Democracy, by Sue Kidd Shipe, Ph.D., can be purchased on www.amazon.com, or through the website: www.humanempowerment.org.

The International Institute For Human Empowerment, Inc., a 501C3 charity registered in New York State, is not a member of any religion in order that it may serve all.

2 comments:

Aidan said...

Thank you for these wonderful words. They moved me to tears.

I pray that the world's leaders embrace your statement.

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