There was a time in the United States when, unbelievably, Native Americans (and other minorities) did not legally have the “right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Those words are from the United States Declaration of Independence—words white Americans apparently believed did not apply to those Americans whose skin was not white.
That all changed when Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Tribe eloquently and powerfully asserted the humanity of Native Americans in an 1879 lawsuit. Extending his hand, he said to the court:
That hand is not the color of yours, but if I pierce it, I shall feel pain. If you pierce your hand, you also feel pain. The blood that will flow from mine will be the same color as yours. I am a man. The same God made us both.
Chief Standing Bear’s words are powerful, and should be permanently etched in every human mind.
His simple statement is the key to every problem humans have faced throughout history. There is no problem, no war, no sadness, no tragedy that could have ever existed if Chief Standing Bear’s powerful words were taken to heart.
As he said, The same God made us both.
It would behoove all humans to remember those simple, powerful words whenever they are tempted to hate and to kill.
As we have said many times over many years, you are all one, children of God, Goddess. As your Bible says, what you do to others, you also do to God (and to yourselves). It cannot be otherwise. You are all brothers and sisters. You are one.
There is no clearer statement of humanity’s oneness, with each other and with God.
When all humans embed those words in their hearts, all disasters, war, hatred, will end. You will know only peace on earth. The peace, as your Bible says, that surpasses all understanding.
That is why every one of you reading this have come to earth at this historical time. You’ve come to bring eternal peace and love. You have come to create heaven on earth.
Copyright © 2023 by John Cali and Berna Copray
Edited by Berna Copray
In this video,spiritual teacher Sadhguru tells us how to experience oneness.
Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
We are One, not only within the human concept but within the Universe in total.
We exist within the Being of All be it stars, suns, planets, people, animal, insects and nature itself. Meaning trees, plants and so on. We are the wind in the trees, and the waves running to shore.
I we open our minds, open all those doors we hid away, would not life be exquisite ?
If we reach within, there is no hatred just this enormous love and joy we can bring into the world, into all worlds.
I exist not just as a human walking the earth but a universe expanding with Light , Love and joy
Chief Standing Bear was/is a wise man
Wonderful post, thank you
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Thanks very much, Jeannie!
Love and hugs to you too!